Future Leaders Connect – the global network of emerging policy leaders © British Council
At the British Council, we are committed to developing future leaders. To prepare for the world ahead of us, the next generation of leaders must be skilled, innovative and globally connected people, able to make and respond to change with effective policymaking.
As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days (21 October – 1 November 2019) of advanced policy and leadership development programme at Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and visit world-renowned organizations. Following your time in the UK, you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.
Connect to Cambridge for advanced policy and leadership training
During your stay in the UK, you will further develop your leadership skills and learn policymaking expertise.
You will develop a deep understanding into the policy challenges faced by those from different countries and environments. By learning from each other and by working together, you will form your policy action plans, a collaborative leadership model and refine how you convincingly pitch your policy vision for global change.
Connect to the UK Houses of Parliament
During the programme, you will be connected to influential leaders at the UK Houses of Parliament and UK Government institutions. You will discuss with these leaders your innovative policy ideas to tackle some of today’s biggest global challenges.
Connect to global leaders and world-renowned institutions
You will have exclusive opportunities to attend private meetings with inspirational global leaders and visit some of the UK’s leading organizations.
In 2017 and 2018 Future Leaders Connect members debated peace and education with former UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon, as well as other world leaders from The Elders organization. Following discussions with UK politicians, they presented their innovative policy ideas at 10 Downing Street, the UK Prime Minister’s residence. Members have also met with Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times journalist Thomas L. Friedman and visited the BBC World Service headquarters.
The place where Future Leaders Connect
We identify exceptional young leaders from around the world who we anticipate will play a significant role in policy making and politics in the years to come. If you are aged 18-35, have policy knowledge and the potential to be a senior leader, then this could be the opportunity for you.
“An international outlook is vital for the future leaders of all countries, if they wish to overcome the challenges they will face.”
Sir Ciarán Devane – Chief Executive British Council
The costs of travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.
African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance
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