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Call for Application: Young Connectors of the Future-YCF


Kathmandu, January 29, 2018: In order to support young leaders in South  Asia by providing them with the tools and methods they need in their work for creating an equal and sustainable society, Swedish Institute is organizing a leadership program, Young Connectors of Future (YCF). The deadline to submit the application for YCF is on 6 February, 2018.

YCF has opened up its applications for enthusiastic candidates who want to contribute a positive social change in their society. It aims to support young leaders of South Asia through personal as well as professional development. Helping these leaders to fortify their confidence and insights is the core of the leadership program.

An intense training based on real experiences and collaborative learning, this program is based on real experiences and collaborative learning. Value-based leadership and group development; democracy and human rights for a more equal and sustainable society; networks and the digital world are the main themes of YCF. Through YCF, participants can bag the opportunity of getting involved on conversing their real-life experiences, interacting with facilitators, doing practical exercises and finding common solutions to global or common challenges.


  • Have a leading position in your work for social change (for example in your work as a civil servant, a youth politician, a legal worker, a journalist, a social worker, a social entrepreneur or a cultural worker).
  • Work in a collaborative setting, where you have a leadership role (formal or informal).
  • Are working actively for democracy, sustainability, diversity and/or human rights.
  • Are between 22 and 32 years old (born 1985 – 1996).
  • Have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English.
  •  Citizen of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka.
  • Can take part in all parts of the program.
  • Prepared to forward competences and knowledge you gain from the program.

This leadership program comprises of a total of four weeks. These four weeks will include Module 1 and Module 2 scheduled at different time periods. Participants are obliged to engage themselves in a full day schedule and numerous evening activities of both the modules. For instance, these modules will give an insight on topics related to diversity, human rights, transparency and tolerance, expanding one’s network, and developing one’s work.

Application Deadline: 6 February, 2018

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