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The call for applications for our 2019-20 Young Leaders Programme will be open from Thursday 25th April until Sunday 16th June 2019.

The 12-month programme aims to identify and support aspiring young professionals in cancer control, providing unique opportunities for professional development and fostering a group of individuals who can become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.

Seven individuals will be selected this year and the programme cycle will commence at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Kazakhstan and conclude at the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman. Successful applicants benefit from peer-to-peer learning, connecting and networking with experienced leaders, as well as the chance to engage and participate in recognised international and regional events. At the end of the programme, they will become part of the UICC Young Leaders Alumni community – a proactive and prestigious network who support and actively engage with UICC.

Individuals who fit the following criteria are welcome to submit applications:

  • Up to 40 years of age
  • Emerging cancer control professional with demonstrated impact in their network/organisation
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written) for successful interaction at an international level
  • Self-starter with proven experience in community engagement and mobilisation in their local setting

Past Young Leaders have benefited from the programme by accessing improved cancer data, advancing cancer advocacy efforts, as well as joining UICC’s Board of Directors. For further information regarding the programme and the application process, please visit the official website or contact the team at

Visit UICC’s Young Leaders Programme website to learn more

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