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 is a long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. 

The annual programme involves nine days of advanced policy and leadership development, delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge. 

Successful applicants apply their vision to discussions on how to overcome today’s biggest global challenges, meet inspirational leaders and visit world-renowned institutions, including the UK Houses of Parliament.

Future Leaders Connect members gain a new set of 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, UK and USA.  

Find out all the details and apply.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th May 2018, 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 be able to travel to the UK between 22 October until 1 November 2018.

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.


Future Leaders Connect 2017 members at 10 Downing Street.
Emma Jones and Jimmy Paul, the Scottish members of Future Leaders Connect 2017

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