On Friday, November 6, staff of the Hunger Center held an online info session for potential hosts of the next class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows, who will begin their two-year fellowship in September 2021. The session covered the structure of the fellowship, benefits of hosting a fellow, and an outline of the application process for host organizations. We encourage potential hosts to review the session below, and to read our application guide for host organizations for further information. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 30.
Meet our Fellows
Interested in learning more about what a Hunger Fellow can do for your organization? Read about some of our recent fellows experiences, in their own words, or check out profiles of the over 100 Leland Fellowship alums.
My experiences thus far with Leland and IFPRI in Myanmar can be described as a learning process of how development can be made impactful and inclusive through community ownership and leadership.Michael Wang, 10th Class Leland International Hunger Fellow ('19-'21)
My hope is that the results of these evaluations will help future projects tailor their interventions with the knowledge of which precise age groups have more frequent thoughts of migration, or that land ownership is directly related to intention to continue in agriculture, or that women are more likely to try new agricultural tasks if they have the support of other women.Tina Pruna, 9th Class Leland International Hunger Fellow ('17-'19)
During the six months I have lived in Uganda, we have visited nearly 150 families in the Arut Village to hear their stories. My time here has deepened my appreciation for the complexity of the challenges these families face ... There are no silver-bullet solutions to these issues, but I do believe a key step is going to be reducing inequalities in access to data for decision making at the community level.Anthony Slaton, 9th Class Leland International Hunger Fellow ('17-'19)