Towards a Multipolar World – 4th Global Baku Forum

Deadline: 10 January 2016
Open to: young people aged 18-27 from all over the world
Venue: 10-11 March 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan


Nizami Ganjavi International Center is looking for 20 young leaders who would like to participate in the 4th Global Baku Forum titled “Towards a Multipolar World” which is to be held on 10-11 March 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Throught NGIC’s first three years in existence, all the meetings have brought together more than 100 current and former heads of State and Government, and hundreds of leaders from the public, private sectors and civil society.

Global Baku Forum has already become premier event in the region, providing an opportunity for distinguished leaders and thinkers to discuss the ways and means to overcome some of the world’s most pressing challenges.


The forum is open to young people aged 18-27 from all over the world. Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world. The process includes essay competition:

  • Leadership Essay (up to 500 words): Describe one specific example where you exercised leadership. The essay should examine your personal characteristics that constitute your potential for leadership including: the ability to anticipate upcoming trends; the ability to inspire others to join in an effort to create change; and the character, values, and determination to persevere despite difficult and changing circumstances; or any other personal characteristics that you think are key to your success as a leader;
  • Current Affairs Essay (up to 500 words): Choose an issue in contemporary social, international, business, environmental, diplomatic, arts, or other policy that is of interest to you. This essay should lay out the current factors and trends influencing the topic and make a realistic recommendation of how local, national, or international leaders should intervene to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous future.


All the expenses of the confirmed participants will be covered by organizers (visa, air ticket, accommodation and meals).

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 10 January 2016. To apply please send your essays and CVs to: [email protected] Finalists will be notified not later than 5 February 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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