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Applications open for Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2019

News 31 Oct 2018

The sixth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Suva, Fiji will take place the first week of March 2019 through a partnership between Cultural Vistas and the U.S Department of State.

This comprehensive conference will provide emerging Pacific leaders, ages 25 - 35, with new skills and knowledge to advance the region's economic vibrancy and civic engagement, thereby contributing to regional security and development. A diverse and highly selective group of 42 young men and women from across the independent Pacific states, Australia and New Zealand and the United States will be chosen to participate in the conference.

Outstanding alumni of previous conferences will be invited to participate. At the conclusion of the conference all participants will be eligible to compete for small grants to support projects in their countries and region. All travel, lodging and meals will be provided to selected participants. Applicants must be available to participate in the virtual activities in February 2019, attend the full conference in March 2019, and participate in activities in May 2019.

Please visit the NZ U.S Embassy & Consulate website for more information and application form