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Young Leaders for Women’s Education & Equality Empowerment Program (Hong Kong and Guangdong) The Hong Kong-America Center (HKAC) invites applications for this unique program, designed to empower young leaders working for women’s education and equality. Ten promising young leaders from Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta will undergo a four month leadership development program from May to September 2013 which will include training workshops, exposure to business and civic leaders, and financial support and guidance for projects to enhance women’s education and equality. The program also seeks to strengthen the network of young leaders who are championing gender equality in the Pearl River Delta region and Hong Kong. Trainings and support provided are designed to increase leadership skills and assist in the development and implementation of the participants’ projects. Applicants will be selected on the merits of their project proposal by a selection committee comprising HKAC representatives and other subject matter experts. Initiative includes:  3 days opening workshop: 23-25 May, 2013  3 days concluding workshop: 26-28 Sept, 2013 (The workshops will be conducted in Hong Kong)  Project implementation from May to Sept, 2013 The program offers:  Leadership skills building and networking opportunities  Continuous guidance for the participants’ projects in between the two workshops  Access to online communities of young leaders promoting women’s advancement in the Asia Pacific region  A mini-grant for project implementation (each around HK$10,000, based on proposals)  Housing and meals during two workshops will be covered  Two-way transportation for participants from Guangdong to Hong Kong Note: Participants from Guangdong are required to responsible for the visa to HK (including visa fee and application)

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  Submit application by 12 April, 2013

Eligibility:  Participants are likely to be in an early/ mid-career position with an NGO or have some work/volunteer experience relating to women’s causes  They should be 20-35 years old  They can be male OR female  They should speak Cantonese or Mandarin  They should demonstrate a commitment to staying and working in the Pearl Delta Region/ Hong Kong  They should be interested in cross-cultural exchange and strengthening HKGuangdong ties Intake target:  5 participants from Hong Kong & 5 participants from the Guangdong area Project criteria:  The project should be designed for implementation largely during the period between the two workshops  The project should focus on educating and/or empowering women  A final report and budget will be due by early October, 2013

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