On the penultimate day of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme 2015, being held in Amman, Jordan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Jordan Edward Oaken announced that the UK’s Department for International Development had agreed new funding for Mosaic’s international work.
Thanks to this support, and additional new funding generously pledged by leading telecommunications company Zain Jordan, Mosaic was delighted to announce that they will deliver a new Mosaic Jordan Youth Leadership Programme in the coming year. This programme will take the approach of the Mosaic International Leadership Programme to provide support for young Jordanians to provide a powerful legacy from this year’s programme.
Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director of Mosaic, said “Mosaic has a long and much valued relationship with Jordan. We are delighted that this significant new support from the Department of International Development, will not only ensure the continued growth of our International Leadership Programme but enable us to deliver a legacy programme in Jordan to grow the local leaders of the future to support Jordan’s strategic role in the Middle East and beyond.”
The International Leadership Programme was established in 2009 by way of a 60th birthday present to Mosaic’s Founder, HRH The Prince of Wales. The Programme brings together 80 young leaders from across the Muslim world and beyond to provide them with the leadership skills they will need to change the world for the better. Focusing on three issues – global poverty, sustainability and bringing communities together – the Programme 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. Delegates come from countries as diverse as Afghanistan to Algeria and from backgrounds ranging from teachers to economists. The reputation of the Programme grows rapidly each year with 1900 applications received this year for just 80 coveted places.
The Department of International Development’s support will provide support for the current Programme and the next two Mosaic International Leadership Programmes, growing the range and number of countries represented. International Development Secretary Rt Hon Justine Greening was able to see Mosaic’s work in Jordan at first-hand when she visited the country alongside HRH The Prince of Wales during the Royal Tour in February.
The Mosaic International Leadership Programme lasts for 12 months, starting with the Leadership Summit for two weeks which this year was hosted in Jordan, in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development. His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan is the Royal Patron of Mosaic’s 2015 International Leadership Programme. This year’s Programme included delegates from Azerbaijan, thanks to the generous support of co-Global Partner The European Azerbaijan Society.