Applications Open For AIYD 2019

Organisation: Australia India Youth Dialogue

Apply By:  30/09/2018

The Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) is the pre-eminent track-two young leaders’ dialogue between Australia and India.

Held in India and Australia in alternate years, the AIYD hosts 15 of the best and brightest young minds from each country at an annual conference.


The AIYD enables a rich exchange of ideas between emerging leaders to think creatively about how the Australia-India relationship may be strengthened through their own work and efforts.


Our selected 30 delegates from Australia and India will converge for the eighth AIYD dialogue in Sydney and Melbourne from the 20th to 23rd February 2019.


The theme this year will be ACTIVATING THE YOUTH MULTIPLIER, where we explore, discuss and collaborate on the following sub themes :

  • Building cultural intelligence through education:This sub-theme seeks to understand how the education ecosystem that sits at the centre of bilateral relations between the two countries can and should be used to foster greater intercultural understanding.
  • Scaling our economic impact: This sub-theme will focus on trade & investments, business and economic opportunities within key sectors of growth for both countries – where young people should play and how they can contribute to building stronger economic ties between the two countries.
  • Leading policy development: This sub-theme will cover topics and sectors from bilateral policies, to understand how we can integrate youth leadership into diplomacy and policy. What existing programs and policies at state and federal level between the two countries exist and how can we can allow young leaders to become strong contributors within these programs.


The program has an impressive line up of eminent speakers, interactive sessions and exercises for delegate to explore opportunities together and shape the dialogue as contributors of Australia – India relationship.


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