Monday 02 April 2018

The British Council is launching a call for applications for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to take part in intensive training in policy development and leadership in the United Kingdom with the aim of improving their skills in leadership, interact with international policy experts and meet charismatic leaders. Future Leaders Connect offers 50 ambitious young people from different countries, nine days of leadership learning experience and a series of exclusive workshops and meetings in the UK Parliament. The British Council program is open to applicants from Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, United Kingdom , United States and Vietnam. Last year participants presented their ideas in London at 10 Downing Street, had meetings at the BBC and Parliament and discussed global challenges with former UN chiefs Ban Ki-Moon and Kofi Annan. During the program, they took part in seminars on policy development and leadership skills while learning the techniques that affect real change. This year, candidates will be asked to present their new and unique ideas and why they have what it takes to be world leaders. Applications must be submitted online by Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm UK time via The program will take future leaders to Cambridge and London in October 2018, with costs being borne by the British Council. Future Leaders Connect is a long-term project to create a community of emerging leaders from around the world who have spent time in the UK developing their capacity to be effective political leaders, and have a connection to British culture and institutions . Sir Ciarán Devane, Managing Director of the British Council, said: "We are looking for motivated candidates to join our growing network of future leaders. "

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