- Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders
Future Leaders Connect is the British Council’s long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. We identify exceptional young leaders through a rigorous application process, where they demonstrate their potential to make substantial changes in their countries and beyond. All Future Leaders Connect members come together in the UK where we provide them with an advanced policy and leadership development programme at, the University of Cambridge, combined with access to the UK Houses of Parliament, private meetings with inspirational leaders and visits to world-renowned institutions.
Members of Future Leaders Connect develop a deep understanding in to the policy challenges faced by those from different countries and environments. Their international learning equips them with a variety of leadership styles, methods as well as contemporary policy insights. Following their time in the UK, they are equipped with worldwide connections and policy action plans to help them fulfil their ambitions in their countries and beyond.
Countries currently involved in the programme include Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA.
For the thousands of aspirant young leaders who apply to the programme but do not gain a place, they are invited to join the Future Leaders Connect Community where they can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.
To ensure equal access, the costs of taking part are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. For those who do not gain one of the exclusive places on the programme, they will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where they can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources.
2018 Applications are closed