Call for applications for the Mindanao Young Leaders Programme (Mindanao YLP)

UnionAID, International Alert Philippines, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Victoria University of Wellington invite emerging community leaders from all regions of Mindanao to apply for the 2019 Mindanao Young Leaders Programme, commencing in August 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Mindanao Young Leaders Programme (Mindanao YLP) is a four-month bespoke leadership programme that aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of young community leaders from Mindanao to actively participate in the sustainable and peaceful development of their communities and of Mindanao, more broadly.

Participants will follow a group programme and, individually, explore a particular area of interest, develop and refine a research question on this topic, and prepare a change proposal for a practical project to be undertaken on their return home.

For more information on the programme content and the application procedures, please read or download the prospectus below.

To apply, go to

For more information about the selection process, go to or email