Fully Funded Conference about Atlantic Dialogue for Young African Leaders 2019

Policy Center for the New South
مؤسسة غير حكومية محلية Policy Center for the New South
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The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is organizing the eighth edition of the Atlantic Dialogues Conference, in Marrakesh in Morocco held between 9-14 December 2019. It is a high-level conference convening influential public and private sectors leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussion on cross-regional issues. The center believes it’s crucial to engage young leaders in policymaking 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). Every year, this program brings together 40 to 50 young leaders from around the Atlantic basin and Africa. 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.


  1. Applicants must be between the ages of twenty-three and thirty-five (inclusive) on July 15th, the day the applications for the program open. 
  2. Applicants must be citizens of countries located in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, Western Europe or the Caribbean – that is, citizens of countries bordering the Atlantic Basin and on the African continent.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English.
  4. Applicants must guarantee their availability for the full duration of this six-day program, which will take place from December 9th to 15th, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Professional achievement and professional growth.
  2. Leadership potential and demonstrated leadership in the community and/or profession.
  3. Interest in issues affecting Wider Atlantic Relations.
  4. Commitment to global, Atlantic and/or local engagement.
  5. Ability to contribute to the Atlantic Dialogues and Emerging Leaders network.
  6. Ability to clearly express ideas (assessed through the personal statement and 1 minute YouTube video).

What is Expected of Program Participants:

  1. Emerging Leaders are required to take part in ALL of the conference and program activities and willing to actively engage with the other participants.
  2. Emerging Leaders are committed to act as ambassadors of the program and actively participate in the ADEL community after the end of the program.
  3. As active stewards of the program, Emerging Leaders are expected to collaborate with the Policy Center for the New South post-event to evaluate and refine the program for future cohorts.


For the 40 to 50 selected participants, 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.

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Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
23 -25
Both gender
حقوق الإنسان, السياسة, الإعلام والصحافة, التبادل الثقافي واللغات, العلوم الاجتماعية, العلاقات الدولية

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تمويل كامل
Opportunity Coverage
تكاليف السفر, الإقامة, الطعام
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Required Documents
السيرة الذاتية, رسالة الحافز, أخرى

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Required Specialties
جميع التخصصات
Educational Level
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Policy Center for the New South

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