Launched by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Dishaa is a programme for emerging leaders that expands, enriches and energises relations between India and the UK.
Each year, 40 leaders in the mid-stage of their career with a track record of leadership (20 from the UK and 20 from India) will gather for four days - either in India or the UK - to address a set challenge. By fostering discussion among diverse leaders, Dishaa builds shared approaches to 21st century political, economic and social challenges and expands the existing partnerships, friendships and dialogues that are already taking place.
Dishaa is best suited for leaders who wish to:
On each programme, the participants are immersed in a challenge and work together to come up with ideas and recommendations relevant to the challenge.
The Challenge is set by the Dishaa Advisory Group and is always:
Each year, another challenge will be selected for that year's participants to investigate.
The 2015 Dishaa Challenge: What makes a city SMART?
Past challenges include:
The next Dishaa takes place in Ahmedabad, India from the 17-20 March 2015. Applications are now closed.
Applications are invited from exceptional leaders in the mid stages of their careers who are keen to develop as they move towards more senior roles within their organisations or sectors. Applicants need to demonstrate:
All applications are reviewed by the Dishaa Advisory Group after which some applicants may be invited to an interview.
Course fees are as follows;
The fee includes all accommodation, food, materials and transportation for the duration of the four days. Please note that flights are NOT included.
Applicants who cannot pay the full fee should not be deterred from applying. There are a few part-scholarship places available for applicants who can demonstrate a clear need for financial assistance and who are unable to meet the full fee. Requests for scholarships can be made via the application form but if you would like to discuss this further then please contact the Dishaa team.