Future Leaders Connect

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

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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Click here to find out all the details about the opportunity and how to make your application to become a member of Future Leaders Connect. 

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.

 Application for 2019 Cohort will open in February 2019.

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

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