Youth Leadership Summit 2019


Any student studying at an accredited university around the world is eligible to apply. We are also inviting applications from young professionals who are below the age of 30.
Program duration: July 11–13, 2019

Venue: Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Registration fee: BDT 6000 for Bangladeshi students
BDT 8000 for Bangladeshi young professionals
USD 200 for all international participants (without accommodation)
USD 400 for all international participants (with accommodation)
* Need-based financial aid opportunities will be provided to eligible candidates

Application deadline: May 4, 2019

About YLS

The 3-day Youth Leadership Summit focuses on the core challenges encountered by youth leaders. Through a competitive screening process, YLS brings a diverse group of young delegates from around the world together with distinguished experts, innovators, and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for a journey of collective exploration, reflection, and networking. The summit features a mix of plenaries and panels on entrepreneurship, global citizenship, education and career, gender and leadership, politics, and innovation. Team-building activities and reflection sessions give delegates opportunities to deepen their understanding of effective, meaningful, and inclusive leadership. Eligible applicants are in college, university, or at the start of their career.


Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Participants learn strategies to exercise leadership to address pressing local, national, and global challenges effectively.

Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing

Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing

The summit provides participants with the invaluable opportunity to interact with inspiring and distinguished experts and innovators from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.



Participants gain access to a powerful global network of bright, accomplished, and visionary youth leaders.


  • Create a common space for an inter-generational dialogue and knowledge sharing on pressing local, national, and global challenges
  • Facilitate leadership training for youth and enable them to make informed decisions about their career
  • Foster connections among youth determined to engage in courageous, compassionate, and competent leadership around the world

5 Summits


1575 Delegates

Youth Leadership Summit 2018