Young leaders Programmes

UnionAID’s young leaders programmes bring young community leaders from Myanmar, Eastern Indonesia and Mindanao to Aotearoa/New Zealand every year. Participants learn about community development, democratic processes, Māori development, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, conflict resolution, sustainable development, gender justice and human rights.
Our programmes aim to build networks of highly skilled leaders who help contribute to the peaceful and just development of their communities and countries.

Stories from our young leaders

News from our young leader programmes

Mindanao and Indonesia After the Indonesian and Mindanao Young Leader Programmes wound up recently in Auckland and Wellington respectively and everyone said their final farewells, preparations were already underway for

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UnionAID, with  partners the Auckland University of Technology, BaKTI and the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, is delighted to welcome the fifth cohort of East Indonesia Young Leaders to the

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