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Chude Jideonwo Media entrepreneur becomes a 2017 World Fellow at Yale

Chude Jideonwo has now joined one of the World Fellows at Yale.

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Yale University has named Nigerian media entrepreneur Chude Jideonwo a 2017 World Fellow.

Chude Jideonwo is the co-founder and managing partner of media group RED. He is now one of 16 people who will be a part of leadership development program at one of the world's greatest universities. There is a total of 309 Fellows spanning 87 countries. This is the 16th cohort of World Fellows.

Speaking to Pulse about his latest achievement, Chude Jideonwo said "This is an incredible honour to be sure, and a validation of the work RED has been doing for years across Africa, building people, communities and nations. I am deeply grateful to be selected.

"I am looking forward with excitement to spending months at the iconic Yale University, sharing with the school and working together with other leaders from across the globe on developing our leadership capacity and possibly co-creating solutions to the myriad problems that our world faces today."

The 2017 World Fellows are extraordinary individuals who share a commitment to open society and a belief that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. They join our network of over 300 World Fellows, working to make our world a better place for all" says Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program.

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I am honored and delighted to welcome these leaders and innovators to campus,” says Peter Salovey, Yale President.

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World Fellows have improved people’s lives, and their contributions have far reaching influence on society. They enrich our learning environment by sharing their expertise and experiences with our students and faculty. They have the opportunity to grow academically and personally as they interact with our community. This program is an example of Yale’s commitment to developing globally engaged leaders.

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According to the World Fellows website "The mission of World Fellows is to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders committed to making the world a better place. The program is part of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which prepares Yale students for global leadership and service through its master’s program in global affairs, master of advanced study in global affairs and undergraduate major in global affairs."

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