The Asia Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges. The year-long career advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation's extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region.
The 2014 ADF Programme comprises of 5 components:
1. Leadership Training Programme (Singapore, 4-8 April 2014)
2. Workshop on Asian Development (The Philippines, 9-13 April 2014)
3. Leadership Dialogue and Exchange (USA, 7-19 September 2014)
4. Professional Development Award
5. Mentoring Programme
Asia Development Fellows must:
Have a demonstrable record of high achievement, and must show evidence of outstanding potential for professional advancement and significant impact in their chosen field;
Have a demonstrable record of experience and accomplishment related to The Asia Foundation's fields of expertise – governance and law, economic development, women's empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation;
Have outstanding personal character and integrity;
Be thoughtful, committed, respected and inspirational leaders within their professional fields and within their larger community;
Be under 40 years of age by the time of selection: January 1, 2014;
Be conversant in English (TOEFL exam results are not required);
Be available and able to participate in all program components on April 4-13 and September 7-19, 2014; and
Be resident nationals or citizens of the following countries where The Asia Foundation has programs: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Japan, Korea; Laos; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and Vietnam.
Please CLICK HERE to download the 2014 ADF programme brochure or CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Asia Development Fellows webpage.
Online application available. Deadline, including letters of recommendation is December 15, 2013. APPLY HERE.
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