80 young international representatives from 18 countries have arrived in Jordan to take part in Mosaic’s International Leadership Programme (ILP) 2015.
Beginning with the International Summit from 18 – 29 May 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan is the Royal Patron of the ILP 2015, which this year will be delivered in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development.
Every year, the ILP’s reputation grows with 1900 applications received for just 80 coveted places for this year’s programme.
Focusing on three issues – global poverty, sustainability and bringing communities together – the ILP aims to develop leadership skills, inspire thinking about global issues and equip the delegates to take action and make a long-lasting and positive impact in their local communities.
While attending the ‘Learning From Experience’ event in Amman earlier this year, Mosaic Founder HRH The Prince of Wales personally thanked HM King Abdullah II for agreeing to become the Royal Patron for the 2015 ILP.
Speakers at this year’s Summit include:
- His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
- Deema Bibi – CEO, INJAZ
- Tony Juniper – sustainability expert and campaigner
- Carole Spiers – international public speaker
- John May – Secretary General, Duke of Edinburgh International Awards
- Samar Kildani – Director of El Hassan Youth Awards
- Dr Majeda Omar – Director of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies
- Aaqil Ahmed – Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC
- Robert Swan – polar explorer and environmentalist
- Mostafa Salameh – Jordanian mountaineer
- Ahmad Hanandeh – CEO, Zain Jordan
- Dr. Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal
- Shabir Randeree CBE – Chairman of Mosaic
- Lionel Zetter – veteran lobbyist and public affairs expert
- The Lord Verjee CBE – Entrepreneur and the proprietor and Chairman of Thomas Goode & Co
The leadership training will be delivered by Professor Binna Kandola OBE and Stuart Duff of Pearn Kandola.
Mosaic’s Managing Director, Jonathan Freeman commented:
“The ILP delivers remarkable outcomes, motivating and inspiring the delegates to have a real influence at a community level when they return to their home countries. Mosaic works strategically with global partners to ensure that we can recruit delegates from more diverse backgrounds, thereby having a greater impact on key global challenges facing the international community.
“With such a diverse range of talented individuals from around the world gathered together in a unique setting, we really are providing a powerful platform for them to share ideas and experiences with one another. This open platform is crucial to the programme’s impact and overall significance.”
The ILP was originally devised and developed in 2009 to mark HRH The Prince of Wales’ 60th Birthday. The Prince has been engaged with each of the programmes delivered since its start, taking a personal interest in the delegates.
The Summit will close with a formal celebration dinner at The Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center.
The Mosaic ILP is delivered with the support of numerous partners. 2015 Programme partners are:
- The King Abdullah II Fund for Development
- The European Azerbaijan Society
- Arab Bank
- Jordan Phosphates Mines Company
- Prudence Foundation
- Inclusive Ventures Group
- Crescent Petroleum
- Kamal Exchange Company LLC
- Pearn Kandola
- Etihad Airways
- The Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center