33Fifty is a leadership programme for young Commonwealth leaders aged between 18 and 25. The
name comes from the fact that 33% of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth, and 50% of those are under 25.
33Fifty aims to develop young leaders to bring people together, reconcile differences, lead change and use the Commonwealth’s networks effectively.
33Fifty builds on Nkabom, the youth leadership programme pioneered by the Royal Commonwealth Society. It will form part of the official cultural programme running parallel to the Commonwealth Games and will be delivered by Common Purpose and the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Each programme will bring together 100 young leaders of which:
- 1/3 will be nationals of the host country
- 1/3 will be from across the Commonwealth currently studying or living in the host country
- 1/3 will travel to Scotland from across the Commonwealth.
When and Where:
33Fifty will run immediately prior to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as part of the official cultural programme.
GLASGOW: JULY 17 AND 18
EDINBURGH: JULY 19 AND 20
The participants will explore Glasgow and Edinburgh, meeting local leaders from public, private and not-for-profit organisations as well as leaders from the wider Commonwealth gathered for Glasgow 2014.
Accomodation will be provided by the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh during the programme.
During the programme food and transport will also be provided.
Please note that participants must make their own arrangements for transport to Scotland.