BRITISH COUNCIL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY TO THE UK (2018 FUTURE LEADERS CONNECT)
Apply for the British Council Sponsorship Opportunity to the UK- The place where Future Leaders Connect.
FINANCIAL COST: FULLY FUNDED
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DEADLINE: Sunday 13 May 23.59 NIGERIAN TIME
You must also be able to travel to the UK between 22 October until 01 November 2018
As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for nine days (22 October – 31 October 2018) of advanced policy and leadership development, in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and 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.
AGE LIMIT: 18-35
COUNTRY: Applicable to residents of one of these country: Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA. Applications from Egypt and USA are by invitation only.
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.
The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.
FUTURE LEADERS CONNECT – THE GLOBAL NETWORK FOR EMERGING POLICY LEADERS
Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around the globe, who want to change the world through policy making.
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 a week and 2 days of advanced policy and leadership development, in partnership with the University of Cambridge. You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and 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.
ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION.
You must be aged 18-35 to take part,
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.
Connect to a global network of emerging policy leaders
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 policy making.
“I cannot describe a better experience, professionally or personally. It is a once in a lifetime experience.” (2017 member of Future Leaders Connect)
ACTIVITIES IN THE UK BY PARTICIPANTS
- Connect to the University of Cambridge
You will stay at the Moller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge where you will further develop your leadership skills and learn policy making expertise.
You will develop a deep understanding in to 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 organisations.
In 2017 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.
Following discussions with UK politicians, they presented their innovative policy ideas at 10 Downing Street, the UK Prime Minister’s residence.
Members also talked exclusively with Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times journalist Thomas L. Friedman and visited the BBC World Service.
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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.
For those who do not gain one of the 50 exclusive places on the programme, you will be invited to be part of the Future Leaders Connect Community where you can access a range of free online professional development policy and leadership resources and free mentorship in developing your policy idea.
Find out all the information you need to know to apply to become a member of Future Leaders Connect – the global network of emerging policy leaders.
DEADLINE: Sunday 13 May 23.59 NIGERIAN TIME