The Aspen Institute has announced the 2016 Class of New Voices Fellows, Including Experts in Food Security, Vaccines & Infectious Diseases, and Development Policy & Finance.
Carl Manlan, 2014 Ibrahim Fellow to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will join this year’s group. The Fellowship offers development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers. Fellows can be drawn from a variety of development disciplines, ranging from public health and education to poverty alleviation, agriculture, sanitation and community activism. Ideal candidates are experts in their fields who have a deep understanding of broad development challenges and a passion for communicating their views.
Carl Manlan is an economist from Côte d’Ivoire currently serving as the Executive Secretary at Africa against Ebola Solidarity Trust (AEST), which was set up to harness African financial resources to drive the post-Ebola response particularly on health system strengthening.