Mirka Martel
Head of Research, Evaluation and Learning


Alumni reflect the ongoing legacy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) as a global community of leaders dedicated to social justice. They are grassroots organizers, environmental activists, nonprofit organization founders, higher education policy makers, youth advocates, public health campaigners, and multimedia artists. They live in urban centers and isolated villages and speak over a dozen languages combined. And while they may hold widely divergent views about the root causes of and solutions for injustices in their countries, they share at least two things in common: the IFP fellowship and a deep commitment to social change.