The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control. Through the year-long programme, UICC will facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, for networking and connecting with experienced leaders, and the chance to engage and participate in recognised international events.
Applications for the Young Leaders programme are now closed. The 2021/2022 cohort of Young Leaders will be announced in August 2021.
UICC's Young Leaders programme begins every two years at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit for a duration of 12 months. The programme focuses on three key areas:
The Young Leaders will attend the invite-only World Cancer Leaders Summit and the World Cancer Congress as well as engage with other relevant UICC events, such as World Cancer Day or Virtual Dialogues, which enable Young Leaders to:
Learning and Collaboration
The learning component of the Young Leaders programme includes:
Each Young Leader will have a point of contact at the UICC secretariat in Geneva who will provide them with individual support throughout the year including:
Following completion of the programme, Young Leaders will join the growing group of Young Leader Alumni, a proactive community of cancer control professionals who engage with and support UICC’s work.
Recognition and visibility
within the global cancer control community by showcasing Young Leaders at UICC events and online.
Exclusive opportunities to attend the invite-only World Cancer Leaders’ Summit & speak at the World Cancer Congress.
Support from the UICC team to access learning and networking opportunities, and to engage with a relevant UICC project or programme of work.