Pacific-Australian Emerging Leaders Network

Who We Are:

We are a network of emerging leaders – from Pacific Island nations, as well as First Nations Australians, members of diaspora communities, and other members of the extended Australian family. We believe that the stories, the creativity, and the civic participation of young people in the Pacific region will be crucial in helping to build a safer, and more just and sustainable future for our shared Blue Pacific.
We exists to foster relationships between emerging leaders across the lands now called Australia and the Pacific, and to build partnerships of mutual respect and trust between those leaders and key decision-makers in Australia and the region. 

“Our vision as a delegation is to see healthy environments, empowered young people, and flourishing communities across the Pacific region. This is a vision that will only be realised in full when communities enjoy self-determination, when no one is left behind and when we engage in genuine partnership across our Blue Pacific.” 

Our network connects regularly throughout the year, engaging in knowledge sharing, leadership development and relationship building.
This culminates in a yearly summit in which delegates are equipped to meet with key Australian decision makers; sharing with them our vision for the region, their lived experiences of these critical development areas and engaging in dialogue on how we can more genuinely partner together to see our region flourish.
Alongside this political engagement, the summit provides the opportunity for deep connection, cultural learning, capacity building, song, dance, laughter and more!
This initiative is coordinated by Micah Australia and the Pacific Conference of Churches and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Pacific Church Partnership Program. 

Interested in joining this network of young change-makers?

You can register your interest by emailing [email protected]

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