USAID's LEAD Alliance Program 2020 in Mongolia
  • February 11 - 15, 2020
  • Fully Funded

Applications are open for the USAID’s LEAD Alliance Program 2020 in Mongolia.

LEAD is a program sponsored by USAID and implemented by World Learning in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI) and Center for Citizenship Education. LEAD Alliance is the program’s exciting component that IRI implements to bring together regional emerging leaders from diverse sectors — civil society, media, government, private industry and academia — to pursue positive change. Together with World Learning, IRI connects young emerging leaders from Myanmar, Bhutan and Kyrgyzstan with Mongolia’s next generation of young leaders through a variety of activities designed to engage, inspire and ignite participants’ heart and mind.

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As an international LEAD Alliance Fellow, participants will be united with the region’s most inspiring and motivated democracy champions and engage with them in a variety of ways: through webinars, mentorship programs and other networking events including the international LEAD Alliance 2020 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.

Focus Areas
The program will focus on three policy challenges:

  • environment and urbanization
  • poverty alleviation and unemployment
  • transparency and anti-corruption

Do you have ideas to make a positive change in one of these three policy areas? Do you hope to make an impact and improve the lives of all citizens? If yes, then apply for the Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia Program!



The following costs will be covered by LEAD Alliance program:

  • 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 incidental stipend during the Summit


Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • A current citizen of Myanmar, Bhutan or Kyrgyzstan residing and working in the home country
  • A valid passport and ability to travel to Mongolia in February 2020
  • 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 and democratic values
  • Be available to participate in the program fully: engaging in online webinars, traveling to Mongolia for the Summit to arrive in Ulaanbaatar on February 11, 2020, and depart back on February 15, 2020, and committed to co-implementing a community development project, preliminarily scheduled to take place from April to June 2020.
  • Only one application is allowed per applicant.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with relevant professional achievements who have not previously participated in US-funded exchange programs.
Eligible Regions: Myanmar, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan.

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.


Application Deadline: October 20, 2019

Application ClosedOfficial link

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