Call for Applications – Emerging Leaders of Pakistan
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The emerging Leaders of Pakistan is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for 2016 Fellowship Program! We are seeking 15 young, dynamic women and men from across Pakistan to join a cohort of fellows from 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellowship Program seeks to empower the next generation of Pakistan’s leaders. The program identifies, cultivates, and supports young people in Pakistan who have the potential of becoming future leaders by providing resources to strengthen their engagement within civil society.

The Fellowship begins with a three week visit to the United States and continues with post-visit activities in Pakistan. It seeks to encourage peer-to-peer collaboration, strengthen relations between Americans and Pakistanis, and empower the Fellows with skills and ideas through leadership training sessions and meetings.

Learn more about the Fellowship Program here, and read bios of past fellows here.

The deadline for submission is March 18, 2016. The application and instructions can be found here:

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Between 18 and 30 years of age
  • A citizen of Pakistan, currently residing in Pakistan
  • Willing and able to travel to the United States
  • Able to communicate in English (written and oral)
  • No previous travel to North America or Europe
  • Working to promote inclusion and counter violent extremist narratives

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This project is funded by the US Embassy Islamabad’s Community Engagement Program and executed by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan is our on-the-ground partner in Pakistan and meeting space during the selection process and follow-up activities is generously provided by the Hashoo Group.

If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities, please contact Nazia Khan,