Future Leaders Connect

Future Leaders Connect - the global network of emerging policy leaders © British Council

During this uncertain time, our customers and partners’ health is our priority. In many countries, we have temporarily paused programme activity in response to government and health authority guidance.

As a result, we won’t be running the Future Leaders Connect programme this year.

Don’t worry, you can still get involved with Future Leaders Connect by signing up to our digital community to access free policy and leadership resources. We will also be running our highly-popular online course, Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change through Policymaking within the next few months. Check the Future Leaders Connect website or sign up for the latest updates.

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 policymaking.

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 nine 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.  

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, the UK and the USA.  

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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.

The costs of travel, accommodation and meals 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 (which takes place from 21 October to 1 November in the UK), 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.

2017 Winners

1. Hauwa Liman

2. Olaoluwa Abagun

3. Oladotun Olatunji

4. Blessing Omakwu

5. Seun Tuyo

6. Nwamaka Ogbonna

2018 Winners

1. Mary Dinah

2. Edwin Oyoma Akpotor

3. Dolapo Oladayo Olaniyan

4. David Oluwadiya Ashaolu

5. Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi   

6. Yemisi Christiana Fawibe

2019 Winners

1. Toluwalola Kasali

2. Stanley Azuakola

3. Shola Dele-Olowu

4. Firdausi Umar Sadiq 

5. Elizabeth Chinenyewa Nwarueze

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