Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders

Future Leaders Connect offers its members the opportunity to be part of a long-term global network of emerging policy leaders.

As a member you will;

  •     Travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development at the Moller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
  •     Discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament
  •     Meet inspirational leaders
  •     Visit world renowned institutions

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.

To take part you must be aged 18-35, be based in one of our participating countries and be able to demonstrate your policy knowledge and senior leadership potential. Participating countries include Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA.  Everyone who applies has the opportunity to join our Future Leaders Connect Community, giving you have access to a range of free online policy and leadership professional development resources designed to build your expertise, including our free online course


Applications Deadline is Monday 6 May 2019, 23.59 (UK time)

To ensure equal access the costs of taking part are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the ideas, energy and commitment to work collaboratively with all members of Future Leaders Connect and with senior global leaders. You must also be able to travel to the UK between 21 October and 1 November 2019.

“An international outlook is vital for future leaders of all countries to understand and overcome the challenges our changing world presents. Through Future Leaders Connect we will help a new generation to understand practical policy development by putting them in contact with the leaders of today and helping them to develop the skills and international contacts they need to make positive change.” Sir Ciarán Devane CEO British Council

“We are excited at the opportunity these young Kenyans now have to horn their policy ideas and to bring change to their country in the areas where they have expressed their passion. We believe the networking opportunities that will open up for them during their trip to the UK later in the year will enable them to showcase their skills, shine and network with their peers around the world and in the UK.” Jill Coates British Council Kenya Country Director

(From left to right) Sahil Shah, TerryAnne Chebet, Jill Coates, Shamsa Omar, Dr. Stella Bosire, Desma Natome, George Kogolla, Irungu Houghton and David Muriuthi
(From left to right) Sahil Shah, TerryAnne Chebet, Jill Coates, Shamsa Omar, Dr. Stella Bosire, Desma Natome, George Kogolla, Irungu Houghton and David Muriuthi  ©

Brian Obi 

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