Four winners from Kenya are among a group of 50 young people meeting in the United Kingdom for the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect programme.
The Kenyans are Dr Stellah Bosire, immediate former chairperson of the Kenya Medical Association and Desma Natome who works with the Kenya Revenue Authority. Others are Sahil Shah, the project lead of the Kenya Business Guide, a private sector development think-tank aimed at improving the business environment in Kenya and Shamsa Omar, a member of the Wajir County Assembly is the only politician in the group. Each individual on the programme was selected based on their vision for improving their country through policy and their potential to be a senior leaders.
Kenya’s delegates will be joined by peers from Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, the US and the four nations of the UK (England, Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland).
Now in its second year, the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect initiative provides advanced policy and leadership development training, networking opportunities with world leaders and visits to famous UK institutions to help build tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.
The 2018 members are also participating in an evening of debate and conversation in London with Ricardo Lagos, former president of Chile (2000-2006); Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, and the Elders- an independent group of world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, working together for peace, justice and human rights.