Chief Lindley looking to take young Post Secondary Adults to England to experience the Young Diplomats Forum

Westbank First Nation (“WFN”) Council is pleased to announce an opportunity for a limited number of interested WFN post-secondary students (aged 35 and under) to attend London, United Kingdom for the Young London Diplomats forum on July 2-6, 2018. 
Chief Roxanne Lindley is interested in taking the youth to experience the London Diplomatic Summit. The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week-long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts. Set up to recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats. This community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.
The purpose of this trip is to familiarize youth with global initiatives. Interested youth are asked to provide or meet the following requirements:

Be a WFN Member, Young Adult (aged 35 and under)
Up-to-date passport
Post Secondary student (past or present)
Interested in Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Business, and/or related fields of study
A current CV (resume) 
Letter of Interest including a personal statement of no more than 500 words to answer the following question: Describe your career aspirations: What kind of impact you would like to achieve through your career? 
A character reference letter  

Please forward your cv, character reference letter, and personal letter of interest, including career aspiration statement, no later than June 15, 2018 @ 8:30am, TO: and CC:

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The programme includes the following sessions:

               Diplomacy in the 21st Century with ambassadors and leading experts at the Global Diplomats Forum

               Digital Diplomacy in collaboration with the Facebook Europe

               Priorities of UK Foreign Policy and parliamentarian diplomacy with members of parliament

               The role of think tanks in Foreign Policy in partnership with Royal United Services Institute

               The challenges to the UK-EU foreign policy at the EU representation office in London

               Public and Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with the British Council

               Global Vote Workshop by the Founders of Global Vote

               Smart Diplomacy Workshop by the Chief Executive and a member of the board of the Global Diplomatic Forum

               Policy development workshop

               Negotiations workshop

               Smart Diplomacy workshop

               Closing Ceremony at the Churchill Room, House of Commons


The following speakers will contribute to the programme:

               Lord Hannay, Member of House of lords' International Affairs committee and Former UK Ambassador to the UN

               H.E Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Qatar

               Sean Evins, Head of Government & Politics, Facebook Europe 

               H.E Falah Mustafa Bakir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kurdistan Regional Government

               Matthew Pennycook, Shadow Minister for Exiting the European Union, Member of Parliament for Greenwich 

               Simon Anholt, Founder, The Good Country  

               Madeline Hung, Co-founder, the Good Country 

               Matthew Jackson, Director of the London Office, United Nations Population Fund  

               Dr. Cornelieu Bjola, Professor of Diplomatic Studies, Oxford University

               Younes El-Ghazi, Chief Executive and Founder, Global Diplomatic Forum

               Rainatou Sow, Founder and Executive Director, Make Every Woman Count

               H.E Yamina Karitanyi, High Commissioner of Rwanda in London

               Lord Collins of Highbury, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International         Development, House of Lords

               Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

               Mike Gapes MP, Member of Foreign Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons