The British Council is committed to developing future leaders. To prepare for the world ahead of us the next generation of leaders must be skilled, innovative and globally connected people, able to make and respond to change with effective policy making.
The British Council launched Future Leaders Connect: a global network for emerging policy leaders. Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional young people from around the world joined a network of emerging policy leaders. They developed their policy making expertise and gained the skills to have real impact. Together they discussed major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engaged with inspiring leaders, visited some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborated to produce innovative policy recommendations. The skills, experience and connections they made through Future Leaders Connect will support them to seize their leadership potential.
Selected Future Leaders participated in policy and leadership development training at the Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge before traveling to London for an immersive conference in the UK Houses of Parliament in October 2017. Participants were from Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, the UK and the USA.
Meet our USA Future Leaders!
After an extensive application process, the British Council selected four young leaders in the United States. Their areas of expertise included gentrification and immigration, using arts and education to inspire policy recommendations in the UK and the US.