Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) 2024 (Fully Funed)

Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) 2024 | In 2024, the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) at the East-West Center (EWC) and the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA) will host a seven-week program that includes three-weeks in Honolulu, Hawai’i and four-weeks in Taiwan. Read through


About Pacific Islands Leadership Program

This program will provide individuals the opportunity to enhance their leadership capacities and build a network with other leaders from across the Pacific and Taiwan. Participants will engage in experiential learning in a cohort of 24 early to mid-career professionals from all sectors.

PILP attracts participants possessing high leadership potential and a commitment to serve their national and regional development goals. The curriculum for these rising leaders will be centered around the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent and thematically organized in the following areas of critical importance to humanity identified in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. The program strengthens participants’ knowledge and understanding of key regional economic, social, political, health, educational and environmental issues, and cultivates culturally sustaining leadership capacities.

Eligibility for Pacific Islands Leadership Program

  • Citizen of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Exceptions may be considered on the basis of other relevant experience and qualifications.
  • The program is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals.
  • A minimum of 3 years demonstrated impact in your professional career and/or local community.
  • All qualified persons especially indigenous Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply


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How to Apply Pacific Islands Leadership Program

Interested person are to visit the application portal on or before 11:59 pm, March 1, 2024 (Hawaii Standard Time)

Program Dates:  September 16 to October 31, 2024 (Dates are tentative and subject to change)

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