Young Connectors of the Future (YCF)

Young Connectors of the Future (YCF) is an intercultural leadership programme for young leaders in South Asia.

YCF offers personal and professional development to leaders who work for positive social change in the field of democracy, human rights, sustainability and equality. The programme provides the tools necessary to accomplish greater social impact.

YCF builds and strengthens individual leadership through group-centric methods such as collaboration, feedback and reflection. Participants will learn in group from merited facilitators and from each other, through workshops, practical exercises and hands-on performance.

Who can apply?

The four-week programme is divided into two modules at separate times and places. Application is open to individuals between 22 and 32 years of age from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, who are actively working for social change through the promotion of transparency, democracy or human rights.

Applicants must have a proficient command of both written and spoken English.

The call for applications for YCF 2017 is now closed. Selected participants will be informed no later than 18 May 2017.

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Watch the YCF video that was recorded during the 2016 round of the programme.

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