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About the Program

The Leaders: Asia-Pacific program focuses on building a tightly-knit cohort, while simultaneously supporting individuals and their initiatives. Throughout the year, Leaders participate in virtual skill-building workshops, networking opportunities, and a variety of moderated conversations with issue-area experts and prominent figures. Leveraging the full power of the Obama network, Leaders grow their impact on critical issues in their communities and around the world.

The Obama Foundation Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program is more than just a leadership program—it’s a community of support, enduring friendship, and lifelong connections.

Get to know the Leaders below! For more information about the in-person convening we hosted last December, you can check out the program guide here.


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Designing Leaders: Asia-Pacific

At the beginning of the year, we invited a group of 21 emerging leaders from 16 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific for a hands-on workshop in Hawaiʻi. Together, we explored how to design the future Leaders program in the region. Incorporating their input, passion, and drive, the context-specific and engaging leadership program has come to life!


What is Leaders: Asia-Pacific?The backstory.

Get a closer look at the Hawaiʻi design workshop and the 21 leaders who helped craft the current program.

More questions about the program? We've got answers.

Read our FAQ sheet for more detailed information about Leaders: Asia-Pacific.