The Global Directions Conclave (GDC) is an annual intensive ten-day policy workshop organized by the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS). Each year, the conclave will bring together 50 outstanding young leaders, between 25 and 35 years of age, from diverse backgrounds, geographies, and sectors. The young leaders will be nominated by heads of governments, leaders of private sector and global experts.
The aim of the Conclave is to foster leadership qualities among the selected fellows, to engage them in discussions on issues that are trending worldwide, and to serve as a networking platform. Through cross-border dialogue, deliberations and debates with prominent figures from the world of politics, business and academia, fellows of the Conclave will get opportunities to assess as well as challenge conventional interpretations of the global challenges. The first edition of the Global Directions Conclave is scheduled to be held from 1-10 March 2024 in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.