2019-2020 Global Cohort


The World Forum Foundation believes that children need effective grassroots advocates. Accordingly, the Global Leader project mission statement asserts:

“Global Leaders for Young Children is a World Forum Foundation project with the goal of improving life chances for young children by developing early childhood leaders who can become effective change agents and advocates for quality early childhood development in their home countries and regions.”


Launching the Next Generation of Early Childhood Leaders in the World

Since its inception in 2004, nearly 200 emerging leaders from 61 countries and 6 regions have participated in the Global Leaders training/mentoring program. Global Leaders are selected from a range of backgrounds, including early childhood associations, government, academia, and NGOs. Many graduates currently play major roles in shaping the early childhood policies and practices in their countries and regions. To read more about Global Leaders for Young Children 2019-20, click here.

Are you interested in becoming a Global Leader? Please download and email your application to Mark Elliott at [email protected] and Laurie Hand at [email protected] by January 15, 2019.