Young Connectors of the Future Programme

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Young Connectors of the Future Programme

The Swedish Institute’s Young Connectors of the Future Programme (YCF) is an intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from South Asia.

The YCF programme is leadership training within the context of working for an equal and sustainable society. Participants – who are all experts in their fields – will learn in group from both experts within the field and each other.

YCF is designed to provide the participants with new skills, broadened networks and innovative tools to strengthen their work to drive social change in their respective contexts.

The programme is a unique opportunity for young leaders in the region to gather and share ideas and perspectives on common challenges.

During and after YCF participants will be part of an active network that aims to boost creativity and to support their personal and professional development, while also laying the platform for a more connected future.


To apply to the programme you have to:

  • be an NGO leader, legal worker, journalist, social worker, cultural worker, social entrepreneur, civil servant, youth politician or in another type of leadership role
  • work actively for democracy, sustainability, diversity and/or human rights
  • be between 22 and 32 years old
  • have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • be a citizen of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka.

Duration: 4 week


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