Global Leadership and Education Advancing Development (Global LEAD)
Improving Programs through Evidence Building and Knowledge Sharing
Global Leadership and Education Advancing Development (Global LEAD) is USAID’s Agency-wide initiative to support the capacity and commitment of emerging young leaders to become partners in building self-reliant communities, as well as align with key foreign assistance priorities and other U.S. Government (USG) partners. Global LEAD serves as an umbrella that responds to the priorities of emerging young leaders and Missions to build a continuum of education, civic engagement, and leadership development across sectors.
Watch the video below to learn more about how USAID is engaging youth as partners in development
The Global LEAD Overview and Global Lead FAQ documents outline global mechanisms and program activities that will activate and support one million young leaders over the next five years to advance self-reliance, stabilization, peace and security, citizen-responsive governance, and human capital outcomes.
Looking to develop innovative youth programs that build the capacity and commitment of young leaders to become partners in building self-reliant communities? Check out the Youth Civic Education, Engagement, and Leadership Development Global Landscape Analysis.
To support Global LEAD, USAID launched YouthLead to connect thousands of young change-makers around the world to resources and networks, and YouthPower to share programmatic tools and learning with partners.
Read USAID Administrator Power's remarks for International Youth Day 2021 to learn more about Global LEAD.