The British Council United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, the Organization creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
The Organization works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society and each year they reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.
The Organization was established in Nigeria since 1943 and every year, they reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs.
As part of its objectives, every year the organization organises what it calls “The Future Leaders Connect”. According to the Organization, this programme is where exceptional young people from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. Through this programme, Participants will develop their policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Also, Participants will have opportunities to discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations thereby, gaining the skills, experience and connections that will help them seize their leadership potential.
Who Can Apply for this opportunity?
- Anyone who can passionately articulate their vision for global change and explain the role of policy making in helping them to achieve this.
- Anyone who is willing to engage in this long-term opportunity with the British Council to become a member of Future Leaders Connect and be committed to the network.
- Anyone likely to be in his/her early to mid-career, aged between 18 and 35 (on Sunday 14 May 2017) and already have examples of when he/she has demonstrated leadership.
- Anyone based in one of the participating countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK) and who is eligible to access a visa to come to the UK.
- Emerging leaders who are committed to support the development of their country through policy change, and so encourage those to apply who have good contextual knowledge and strong networks in the country they are based in.
- Anyone who has good command of the English Language.
- Anyone who can travel to the UK for the programme of leadership and policy skill development (including a one day conference in Houses of Parliament) between the dates 18 and 27 October 2017 and have a valid passport to do so.
Why should you apply?
- Become a member of a long-term network, connecting with other future leaders from across the world
- Access to a nine day programme of leadership and policy skill development
- Enhance your professional development
- Opportunity to have your voice and ideas heard in the UK Houses of Parliament
- Attend private meetings with some of the UK’s most senior leaders
- Visit world famous leadership institutions
- Learn from senior policy experts and campaigners
- Access to future opportunities from the British Council
This year, the organization hopes to engage for the programme 50 individuals from Nigeria, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and the UK.
According to the Organization, they will in the interests of equal access, cater for the costs of participating in Future Leaders Connect.
To apply for this programme, visit the application page from here >>>Future Leaders Connect
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