Ten young leaders from Northern Ireland have been selected for our global policy programme – Future Leaders Connect.
They will be among 63 delegates from thirteen countries taking part in a six-week online policy and leadership programme where they will gain exclusive access to policy experts and training, discuss their policy ideas with UK Parliamentarians and Government and be mentored by UK think tanks and other senior leaders.
For this Centenary year, the programme has been expanded in Northern Ireland to ten places instead of the usual two, thanks to the support of the Northern Ireland Office – with Northern Ireland delegates joining emerging leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Ukraine, Vietnam and the rest of the UK on the programme.
This year’s participants were selected from over 9,000 applicants worldwide in a competitive process where they pitched their innovative policy ideas for global change. Policy ideas from the Northern Ireland delegates include changes to integrated education, climate action and mental health provision.