Lead is the world's largest non-profit organisation dedicated to building leadership capacity for sustainable development. We have a proven track record over the past 20 years, having trained more than 2,500 leaders across 90 countries. An international network of leaders united by a common purpose – to make change happen for a sustainable world.

Today Lead stands at the forefront of leadership thinking and practice. We believe that people are the key to change and that the complexities of sustainable development can only be tackled by investing in leaders, to preserve and protect the future of our planet.

fellows-dialogueLEAD has launched a new placement programme scheme for its Fellows and Associates, run in conjunction with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The pioneering CDKN-LEAD placement programme gives LEAD Fellows and Associates the opportunity to undertake a 6 or 12 month paid placement within one of the following CDKN teams:

• CDKN Africa team at South South North in Cape Town, South Africa

• CDKN Asia team at LEAD Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan

• CDKN Latin American and Caribbean team at Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano in Quito, Ecuador

• CDKN Research team at the Overseas Development Institute in London, UK

This unique initiative will give LEAD Fellows the opportunity to use their skills, experience and leadership expertise to help advance the climate compatible development agenda. Working in a highly respected global climate change and development programme, they will have the chance to expand their skill-set, take on new challenges and build their professional network.

LEAD Fellows and Associates can find out more about the scheme by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications must be submitted to CDKN by Friday 7th September.