Future Leaders Connect

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which organisations in (a) Egypt and (b) the USA are responsible for inviting and nominating applicants for the Future Leaders Connect programme managed by the British Council.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

Future Leaders Connect is the British Council’s long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. Now into it's third year, the 2 week programme offers exceptional young leaders opportunities to develop their skills in leadership and policy making, while at the same time building a life-long connection to the UK. Future Leaders Connect is open to applicants aged 18-35 in participating countries Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, UK and USA. Applications from Egypt and USA are by invitation only.

In Egypt, the British Council works with the Egyptian Government, which raises awareness of the opportunity across its ministries and encourages applicants to apply. In the USA, the British Council works with around 200 stakeholders including the UK’s network of Consulates in the USA, think tanks, academic institutions, alumni award winners, civil society organisations and cultural institutions who nominate applicants to apply for the programme.

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