Applications call for LEAD Alliance Exchange Program 2021 for Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan.
USAID’s Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program is a five-year initiative helping to build the next generation of democracy champions across Mongolia. The program has the following goals
- An intensive Emerging Leaders Program, which brings together 230 emerging Mongolian change-makers to build skills, network, and implements group projects to address issues of poverty and unemployment, transparency and anti-corruption, and environment and urbanization.
- The LEAD Alliance connecting Mongolian Emerging Leaders with counterparts in the region to position them as champions for regional democracy and mentors for 65 LEAD Alliance Fellows from Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar.
- Civic education curriculum development and citizen engagement initiatives with high school students, which includes competitions for thousands of students across Mongolia to take action to solve real community problems.
As an international LEAD Alliance Fellow, participants will be united with the region’s most inspiring and motivating democracy champions and engage with them in a variety of ways: through webinars, mentorship programs, and other networking events including the international LEAD Alliance 2021 summit. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate closely with peer mentor Mongolian emerging leaders and jointly apply for a small grant to put their vision for change into practice.
The LEAD Alliance Exchange Program will cover the following cost
- International and domestic travel necessary for participation in the Summit Visa fee (for
- Fellows from Myanmar and Bhutan)
- Shared accommodation (two Fellows per room)
- Meals and an incidental stipend during the Summit
- A current citizen of Myanmar, Bhutan, or Kyrgyzstan residing and working in your home country.
- A valid passport and ability to travel to Mongolia in February 2021.
- Between 25 and 40 years of age.
- Demonstrated three years of professional experience in areas related to LEAD Alliance program goals.
- Sufficient command of the English language in order to communicate with other LEAD Fellows.
- Demonstrated commitment to community leadership, democratic values, and the inherent dignity of all people.
More information available here