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The East-West Center is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP).

Group photo of 2019 PILP participants
2019 PILP Fellows (Generation 7)

Founded in 2013, the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) recently graduated its seventh cohort, “Generation 7” in December 2019. The objective of the PILP Fellowship is to empower emerging and established leaders from across the Pacific Islands region to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments. This program seeks to attract candidates possessing outstanding intellectual promise, high leadership potential, and commitment to serve the development needs of their countries. It is intended to strengthen participants’ knowledge and understanding of key economic, social, political, health, educational and environmental issues affecting the region, and enable them to cultivate the leadership skills, approaches and networks to make meaningful contributions to the region throughout their careers.

Eligibility: Citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible for these competitive, merit-based fellowship awards.  Early- to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38, from all professional backgrounds (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline:  Applications for the 2021 PILP Fellowship must be received before 1 February 2021.  Late applications or incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee.

For additional information on the program details, how to apply, and FAQs, please visit www.eastwestcenter.org/pilp

Inquiries should be sent to the PILP@eastwestcenter.org email account.