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Are you interested in empowering the next generation of Pakistan’s leaders? The Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) program will only succeed with the dedicated support of stakeholders in Pakistan and abroad. Here are ways that you can help:

Get Involved

In order to make a sustainable impact in their communities and in Pakistan, our Fellows need continued support for their work and ideas once they return to Pakistan.

There are a few ways to get involved:

  • Serve as a mentor.  The Fellows need committed supporters to help develop and achieve their personal and professional aspirations.  This could include informal mentoring a few times a year either in person or via Skype/phone, participating in ELP events we host in Pakistan, and connecting the Fellows to other people in your network(s).
  • Provide seed funding (interest free) for the Fellows social enterprises in Pakistan.
  • Share training and leadership development opportunities and/or organize workshops on entrepreneurship.
  • Sponsor public events and workshops in Pakistan to enable the wider community to learn about these young leaders’ work at the grassroots level.
  • Help our Fellows find internships that match their skill set and interests.
  • Share Fellowship opportunities that could complement the ELP fellowship.  A few of our Fellows are also now fellows with other organizations including Acumen Pakistan, Atlas Corps, Swedish Institute’s 2013 Young Connectors of the Future Program, DO School Fellowship in New York City, Asia Society’s India-Pakistan Young Leaders Forum, and Asia 21 Young Leaders.

Benefits of participation:

  • Contribute to the development of Pakistan’s youth and take ownership for the next generation of leaders
  • Be part of the Atlantic Council’s global network of business leaders and policymakers
  • Gain visibility through recognition on the ELP website and through the South Asia Center

Sponsor the Fellowship

Sponsors of the Emerging Leaders Program support the long term vision of building a movement of Pakistan’s future leaders, through monetary assistance. An investment in these leaders is an investment in waging peace and stability in Pakistan. Current supporters of the ELP program include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, US Embassy in Islamabad, and the Hashoo Group.

Become an ELP Partner

Our Fellows need continued support for their work and ideas in Pakistan to in order to make a sustainable impact in their communities and country. ELP Partner organizations support the program through various channels – assistance with on-the-ground recruitment, assessment and selection of Fellows and through long term support in the form of mentorship, internships, and grants. Current ELP Partners include Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan and PAIMAN Trust.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact Huma Haque at hhaque@AtlanticCouncil.org or 202-599-8608.