The McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program: 2019 Applications and Nominations Open

Applications and nominations for the 2019 Next Generation Leaders Program are now open through February 15, 2019. 

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 19 November 2018,-/African Media Agency/-The McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders program is designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. The program offers emerging global leaders a fully paid year of targeted professional and personal leadership development.

Ideal candidates are mid-career professionals who are already leaders in their respective fields and stand to contribute even more significant roles in their society in the future.

To apply or nominate a leader, visit

Below are the target countries and sectors for the 2019 program. For this 2019 program year, we are especially interested in political leadership. The Institute also welcomes applicants from any geographic region or sector who exemplify extraordinary character and leadership promise.

Target Countries:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Burma, China, Cuba, Democratic republic of Congo, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, , Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, United States (Puerto Rico), Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

Target Sectors:
Political Leadership; Countering Terrorism; E-Governance; Climate Change; Education and Culture; Anti-Human and Labor Trafficking; Public Health; National Security; Post-Conflict Reconstruction; Freedom of the Press; Migration Issues; Economics and Development; Cyber Security; Anti-Corruption

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) On behalf of U.S. Mission South Africa .

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