Are you a young emerging leader between age 25 and 40, able to demonstrate a genuine and well-
established commitment to the Australia–Japan relationship?
Then apply for the Australia-Japan youth dialogue 2021 at no cost at all, with all your expenses
Application Deadline: September 12, 2021
The Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue Limited will cover the cost of flights, accommodation, meals,
and transfers for any in-person sessions and all other reasonable dialogue expenses. There is no
charge for delegates.
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Applicants will participate in a competitive, merit-based selection process.
Please complete the online component of the application process by 11:59 pm AEST on Sunday, 12 September 2021. This involves two steps:
Applicants will be assessed, shortlisted and merit-listed by the AJYD team and updates will be provided to all applicants by late September.
The AJYD team will interview shortlisted candidates via video conference (Zoom) in late September to early October.
The AJYD team will assess applicants’ online submissions and interviews. Delegates’ profession, experience, gender, background and location will also be considered so as to ensure our cohort is diverse and representative.
Invitations to join our 2021 cohort will be sent by the end of October.
The Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue (AJYD) is an independent and non-partisan diplomatic initiative dedicated to strengthening the bilateral relationship with and through future leaders.
The AJYD seeks to be the premier initiative for the promotion of young leaders and ideas that will strengthen and support the future of the Australia-Japan relationship.
The AJYD aims to be representative by prioritizing diversity in all forms: gender, sector, location, and voice.
We have an Australian and a Japanese chapter – a balancing of AJYD that promotes visibility and engagement on both sides.
We work hard to promote our work and champion the relationship, building the AJYD voice and brand.
The inaugural AJYD dialogue took place in Melbourne in July 2017 and the second dialogue took place in Tokyo in November 2019.
The Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue 2021 will be a hybrid online and in-person event, taking place on:
If selected, delegates must:
AJYD 2021 will build on the successes of our 2017 and 2019 programs with a new cohort of emerging leaders from Australia and Japan who represent the diversity of the relationship between our two countries.
Due to the pandemic and the priority to run the 2021 Dialogue in a manner that is safe for all participants and the public, decisions regarding event logistics and the use of domestic ‘hub’ cities will remain flexible until closer to the event date. If selected, delegates should still be willing to commit to in-person participation at a hub city for the Core Weekend (20-21 November) if that is confirmed in the event format. Expenses for all travel required of delegates will be covered by the AJYD Limited.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.