CFAs: Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program 2024

 Deadline Date: June 16, 2024

 Donor Name: Policy Center for the New South

 Grant Size: Not Available

If you are young leaders from around the Atlantic basin and Africa, who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their fields; who want to contribute to shaping the regional and global agenda in politics, finance, business, civil society, and many other areas; who are eager to network with their peers and older; and who seek to foster and strengthen ties across the Atlantic then apply for the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program.

The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is organizing the 13th edition of the Atlantic Dialogues Conference, a high-level conference convening influential public and private sectors leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues.

As they believe that it is of crucial importance to engage young leaders in policy-making and in shaping narratives, PCNS encourages intergenerational dialogue during the conference and beyond, between leading experts, senior officials, and high-potential change-makers, through its Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program (ADEL).

The ADEL program is PCNS’s flagship young professionals program, held three days prior to the Atlantic Dialogues conference. Every year, this program brings together 30 to 50 young leaders from around the Atlantic basin. These rising leaders have displayed leadership capabilities, and have a strong sense of commitment to social and economic issues facing their communities in particular and the world in general. In 2024, 40 young professionals will be selected to participate in the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program.

Cost Covered

  • For the 40 selected participants, the PCNS will cover economy class airfare to and from Morocco. In addition, local transportation, catering, and hotel accommodation during the dates of the program and conference will be covered by the conference organizers.

What is expected of Program Participants?

  • Emerging Leaders are required to attend the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program and Atlantic Dialogues conference. Therefore, participants should be able and willing to travel to Rabat, Morocco to attend the convening from December 8th to 14th 2024; departure is planned for December 15th.
  • Emerging Leaders are required to take part in all of the conference and program activities and willing to actively engage with the other participants;
  • Emerging Leaders are committed to act as ambassadors of the program and actively participate in the ADEL community following the end of the program;
  • As active stewards of the program, Emerging Leaders are encouraged to collaborate with the Policy Center for the New South post-event to evaluate and refine the program for future cohorts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be considered for this program, candidates must meet all the following criteria:
    • Applicants must be between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five (included) on May 3rd, 2024, the day the applications for the program open.
    • Applicants must be citizens of countries located in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, Europe or the Caribbean – citizens of countries bordering the Atlantic Basin will be given priority. Also eligible are applicants who are citizens from other countries who have residency in countries of the regions listed above.
    • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in their personal statement and short video.
    • Applicants must guarantee their availability for the full duration of this program, which will take place from December 8th to 16th, in Rabat, Morocco. Please only apply if you can make yourself available.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be scored according to the following selection criteria:
    • Professional achievement and professional growth
    • Leadership potential and demonstrated leadership in community and/or profession
    • Interest in issues affecting Wider Atlantic Relations
    • Commitment to global, Atlantic and/or local engagement
    • Ability to contribute to the Atlantic Dialogues and Emerging Leaders networks
    • Communication skills (assessed through personal statement and a short video)

For more information, visit Policy Center for the New South.

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