In 2020, the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation assembled a diverse cohort of Next Generation Leaders comprised of 36 students located in 18 countries including: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Uganda, and the United States. The cohort of 36 Next Generation Leaders worked together for two years building a powerful community space to share strategies and ideas, form lasting collegial ties, and build momentum for the field of civic engagement. To learn more about the cohort, visit our Next Generation Leaders Directory.
Next Generation Leaders alumni, the paNhari team, and the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities will work together in 2023 to ambitiously expand the Next Generation Leaders Program through the “For Youth, By Youth” initiative with support from the Mastercard Foundation. Alumni meet regularly for virtual collaborations and workshops and held an in-person gathering in Boston to further define the proposal. They have also organized and held local community-campus events, providing an opportunity for NGL alumni to engage with their immediate communities using a "pre-mortem" approach to identify the real issues youth face. Alumni also presented plaques in recognition of their universities' institutional support of the NGL program.
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For Youth, By Youth Workshop and Conference of Next Generation Leaders (Boston, August 2023)
In partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, the Talloires Network held the For Youth, By Youth Workshop and Conference of Next Generation Leaders in the Boston region. Following more than two years of online collaboration, university students from around the world finally met in person. The workshop and conference was held at the Essex Woods Meeting & Retreat Center in Essex, Massachusetts (20 – 25 August 2023).
NGL alumni have organized and held local community-campus events around the world, providing an opportunity for NGL alumni to engage with their immediate communities and institutions. NGL alumni each organized at least one event to gather insight about the issues young people see as the most pressing problems in the world and brainstorm potential solutions. These events ranged from a meeting of peers to discuss these issues, to a presentation, or a community workshop.
Alumni have also presented plaques of recognition to their university vice-chancellors, presidents, and/or rectors, and many held informative sessions to overview the NGL and For Youth, By Youth initiative.