The network of Future Leaders Connect members 

The Future Leaders Connect global network of emerging policy leaders is made up of exceptional individuals from around the world who are already achieving significant change. They have taken part in our ten-day advanced policy and leadership programme in the UK and are members of our long-term global network of emerging policy leaders. As members, they can access exclusive high profile and professional development opportunities in their home countries and internationally. Each member has an ambitious policy vision that they want to achieve and they each have a personalised policy action plan which they devised during their time on the programme at Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge to achieve their vision. The network regularly communicates digitally and is closely connected across years, policy themes and locations, building strong long-term connections. 

Many Future Leaders Connect members are in senior leadership roles, receiving recognition and accolade for their work and nurturing the next generation of leaders to follow them. 72% of members already believe their work is directly impacting their Governments.

“Future Leaders Connect is without a doubt the highest calibre leadership programme that I have taken part in, the opportunities were astronomical, and the activities were inspirational and confidence-raising. The most incredible aspects of the programme were the people it brought together, organisers, facilitators, presenters, Elders, and members alike. The warmth, generosity, authenticity, and openness of the British Council is great, I feel nurtured, respected, and encouraged to be myself. This long-term network is invaluable and rare." 

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Introducing the Future Leaders Connect members. 

2019 Future Leaders Connect members (A-K)

  • Aftab Zafar (Pakistan) - Renewable energy 
  • Alphaxrd Ndungu (Kenya) - Food security
  • Amal Golli (Tunisia) - Environment
  • Amina Attar (Morocco) - Gender equality
  • Amina Tarraf (Egypt) - Childhood development
  • Anastacia Ryan (UK, Scotland) - Human rights 
  • Angel Candia Casarín (Mexico) -  Healthcare
  • Antonina Lewandowska (Poland) - Human rights 
  • Caroline Maher (Egypt) - Gender equality 
  • Christina L. Madden (USA) - Gender equality 
  • Carolyn Fox McKay (UK, Scotland) - Gender equality 
  • Christopher Maughan (UK, England) - Technology
  • Daniela Ancira Ruiz (Mexico) - Justice system 
  • David Dietz (USA) - Sustainability 
  • Elizabeth Chinenyenwa Nwarueze (Nigeria) - Gender equality 
  • Ellen Jones (UK, Wales) - Sustainability 
  • Eoghan O'Regan (UK, Wales) - Renewable energy 
  • Fatima Zahra Outaiss (Morocco) - Gender equality
  • Firdausi Sadiq (Nigeria) - Healthcare 
  • Hasiba Amin (India) - Mental health 
  • Issac Bencomo Bermudez (Mexico) - Migration
  • Jacob Ohrvik-Stott (UK, England) - Technology 
  • Jan J. Zygmuntowski (Poland) - Technology 
  • Javeria Khalid (Pakistan) - Education 
  • Kain Craigs (UK, Northern Ireland) - Economic development 
  • Kajri Babbar (India) - Gender and LGBTQ+
  • Karim Nassar (Egypt) - Tackling poverty
  • Karina Negara (Indonesia) - Mental health

2019 Future Leaders Connect members (L-Z)

  • Lalola Easter Kaban (Indonesia) - Anti-corruption
  • Lusine Manukyan (UK, England) - Youth engagement
  • Matthew O'Neil (UK, Northern Ireland) - Technology
  • Mary Carmen Medina-Mora (Mexico) - Migration
  • Nafula Wafula (Kenya) - Eqaulity
  • Naima Ahmed (Pakistan) - Gender equality
  • Ola Samy (Egypt) - Healthcare
  • Phyllis Muthoni Maina (Kenya) - Healthcare
  • Putri Herliana (Indonesia) - Healthcare 
  • Qazi Muhammad Zulqurnain UI Haq (Pakistan) - Social entrepreneurship
  • Rahman Adi Pradana (Indonesia) - Climate change
  • Rahmat Hidayat (Indonesia) - Education
  • Rory O'Donoghue (UK, England) - Inclusion
  • Sanchit Mahajan Gupta (Canada) - Food security
  • Sarra Battikh (Tunisia) - Sustainability
  • Shambhavi Singh (India) - Healthcare
  • Sharon Adhiambo (Kenya) - Education
  • Shola Dele-Olowu (Nigeria) - Healthcare
  • Shreya Juneja (India) - Gender equality
  • Stanley Azuakola (Nigeria) - Tackling poverty
  • Sydney Piggott (Canada) - Gender equality
  • Toluwalola Kasali (Nigeria) - Forced displacement

2018 Future Leaders Connect members

  • Abdur Rahman (Pakistan) - Energy efficiency and climate change
  • Ahmed Alaa (Egypt) - Poverty reduction through international development
  • Angga Dwi Martha (Indonesia) - Civic engagement to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
  • Carla Márquez Muñoz (Mexico) - Mental health awareness and improvement
  • Conor O'Meara (UK, England) - Behavioural science and technology innovation
  • Danish Ali Bhutto (Pakistan) - Legislative research, advocacy and civic engagement
  • David Oluwadiya Ashaolu (Nigeria) - Cybercrime
  • Debbie Thomas (UK, Wales) - Disability awareness in schools
  • Desma Natome (Kenya) - Sustainable environment
  • Dharini Suresh (India) - Menstral hygiene management
  • Dhikra Elhidri (Tunisia) - Gender equality
  • Dolapo Oladayo Olaniyan (Nigeria) - Female genital mutilation
  • Edwin Oyoma Akpotor (Nigeria) - Family planning provision
  • Eloise Nutbrown (UK, Scotland) - Migration
  • Francisco Javier Varela Sandoval (Mexico) - Tackling economic inequality
  • Gaurav Somwanshi (India) - Identity management through emerging technologies
  • Greta Lucero Rios Tellez Sill (Mexico) - Civic engagement
  • Hanif Falah (Indonesia) - Sustainability in the private sector
  • Haythem Dellai (Tunisia) - Youth engagement
  • Heather Kitt (UK, England) - Preventing deaths and complications from preterm birth
  • Issam Eddine Abail (Morocco) - Education
  • Isti Toq'ah (Indonesia) - Peace building
  • Joe Devlin (UK, Northern Ireland) - Sustainable energy
  • Kumar Kunal Jha (India) - LGBT+ rights and representation
  • Laura McNamee (UK, Northern Ireland) - Housing
  • Lucy Jane Carmichael (UK, Scotland) - Rural affairs
  • Luisa del Rosal (USA) - Integration through education
  • Martha Mackenzie (UK, England) - Tackling inequality 
  • Mary Dinah (Nigeria) - Gender equality
  • Menat Hussein (Egypt) Child rights and welfare
  • Michael Gilmont (UK, England) - Water security
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Hafez (Egypt) - Sustainable development and youth empowerment
  • Nicholas Schiavo (Canada) - LGBT+ rights and freedoms
  • Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (Nigeria) - Gender based violence
  • Omar El Hyani (Morocco) - Public transport
  • Omair Ahmed (Pakistan) - Disability awareness and inclusion
  • Owen Evans (UK, Wales) - Addressing educational inequity
  • Rafia Saleem (Pakistan) - Climate change
  • Rana Lymouna (Egypt) - Gender equality
  • Rishika Das Roy (India) - Climate change
  • Sahil S. R. Shah (Kenya) - Private sector development
  • Samuel Edward Greene (USA) - Migration
  • Shamsa Omar (Kenya) - Gender based violence
  • Shreya Nayak (Canada) - Gender inclusion in digital economy
  • Sofía Flores Fuentes (Mexico) - Genomic medicine and health equality
  • Stellah Bosire (Kenya) - Healthcare
  • Steven Lawrence Pacheco (USA) - Social justice
  • Tara Puspitarini Sani (Indonesia) - Dementia inclusivity
  • Vanessa Renee Vardon (USA) - Education
  • Yemisi Christiana Fawibe (Nigeria) - Forests and wildlife conservation

2017 Future Leaders Connect members

  • Aardra Chandra Mouli (India) - Environment and industrial sustainability
  • Abdullah Bin Shabbir (Pakistan) - Accessibility in education 
  • Abilasha Ramanan (UK, England) - Reducing food waste
  • Alaeddine Oueslati (Tunisia) - Gender equality 
  • Angel Santamaria (Mexico) - Quality education 
  • Ayodele Adiat (UK, England) - Healthcare spending reform 
  • Ayu Kartika Dewi (Indonesia) - Education for peace
  • Blessing Omakwu (Nigeria) - Gender equality
  • Christine Mwangi (Kenya) – Early childhood education 
  • Diego Mendiburu (Mexico) - Community journalism
  • Dina Novita Sari (Indonesia) - Quality education
  • Emma Jones (UK, Scotland) - Financing for the development sector
  • Felippa Ann Amanta (Indonesia) - Gender equality
  • Gandrie Apriandito (Indonesia) - Sustainable urban transport 
  • Grace Blakeley (UK, England) - Community cohesion and engagement
  • Hauwa Liman (Nigeria) - Youth unemployment
  • Hussain Paisawala (India) - Disability rights 
  • Imani Jacqueline Brown (USA) - Inequality and Climate change
  • Imru Al Qays Talha Jebril (Morocco) - Education reform
  • Jack Gillum (UK, Wales) - Civic participation 
  • Jihene Ferchichi (Tunisia) - Children’s rights
  • Jimmy Paul (UK, Scotland) - Children in care
  • Jonathan Buckley (UK, Northern Ireland) - Quality education
  • Juliana Ospina Cano (USA) - Quality education for immigrants
  • Kamil Majeed (Pakistan) - Quality education
  • Karina Izquierdo (Mexico) - Sustainable urban development 
  • Katherine McCloskey (UK, Northern Ireland) - Mental health within the criminal justice system
  • Lucy Radoli (Kenya) - Tackling global insecurity
  • Mahmoud Abdelrazek (Egypt) – Sustainable energy 
  • Miguel Mendivil Roiz (Mexico) - Migration
  • Mithun Srivatsa (India) – Transportation for emerging markets
  • Nikki Giant - UK (Wales) - Gender equality 
  • Noha Aly (Egypt) – Financial sector reform to promote economic growth 
  • Nwamaka Ogbonna (Nigeria) – Industrialisation and job creation
  • Olatunji Oladotun (Nigeria) - Tackling poverty and hunger
  • Olaoluwa Abagun (Nigeria) - Gender equality
  • Omar Khorshed (Egypt) – Public sector entrepreneurship 
  • Rebecca Bunce (UK, England) – Unheard voices involved in policy making 
  • Sairah Zaidi (Pakistan) - International development 
  • Seun Tuyo (Nigeria) - Malaria prevention and eradication
  • Simon Ndirangu (Kenya) - Youth unemployment
  • Simon Wanda (Kenya) – Quality higher education
  • Sonia Guiñansaca (USA) - Migration 
  • Soumaya Graine (Morocco) – Sustainable energy solutions
  • Suniya Taimour (Pakistan) - Climate change
  • Tada Vargas (USA) - Food security
  • Tim Kipchumba (Kenya) - Affordable housing
  • Victoria Mwirichia (Kenya) - Education for marginalised communities
  • Vineet Kumar (India) - Cyber security
  • Yomna Khattab (Egypt) – Climate change