The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu, Hawai‘i will take place January 16-18, 2018, through a partnership between the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) and the U.S. Department of State.
This comprehensive conference will provide emerging Pacific leaders, ages 25-35, with new skills and knowledge to advance the region’s economic vibrancy and civic engagement, thereby contributing to regional security and development. A diverse and highly selective group of 26 young men and women from across the independent Pacific states, Australia, New Zealand and the United States will be chosen to participate in the conference. In addition, six outstanding alumni of previous conferences will be invited to participate for a total of 32 Young Pacific Leaders. At the conclusion of the conference all participants will be eligible to compete for small grants to support projects in their countries and the region.