Here are some common questions about the Kalinga Fellowship.
About the
What is the Kalinga Fellowship?

The Kalinga Fellowship is a unique effort to create a breed of changemakers from business, government and civil society to facilitate breakthroughs in thinking and action in combatting human trafficking.

How is the programme structured?

Each team will embark on a five-month virtual programme, optimising the solutions, and implementing into the world through test-and-learn cycles. The focus of each team will be on action and impact.

The programme teaches and utilises progressive leadership and strategy tools. It is facilitated by experts from BRIDGE and the Bridge Institute.

Each delegate will be supported and trained to transform their personal agency, mindsets, behaviours and capabilities to develop their societal leadership.

What is the time commitment?

The Fellowship comprises 14 breakthrough events from December 2020 to April 2021. Exact dates and times will be confirmed on application.

It is an expectation that everyone who comes will take the work forward – how much time this will take will vary dependant on the commitments they make.


Week One: Two three-hour events
Week Three: Two three-hour events


Week One: Two three-hour events
Week Three: Two three-hour events


Week One: Two three-hour events


Week One: Two three-hour events


Week One: Two three-hour events

US EST: 6.00am to 9.00am
London: 11.00am to 2.00pm
India: 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Singapore / Hong Kong / Shanghai: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

What is the criteria for Kalinga Fellows?

To qualify as a Kalinga Fellow, the candidates:  

  • Will be thoughtful, committed and respected and be an inspirational leader/position within their professional fields and within their larger community;
  • Should display a growth(learning) mindset, should be open and curious, ready to learn from mistakes, rather than always believing that they are right;
  • Be positioned at a senior management level in the organisation and play a role in overall decision making within the organisation. They should have the legitimacy and agency to influence/change policy decisions within the organisation;
  • Should be innovative, creative and reflect entrepreneurial spirit in their approach to social problems. During the screening process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to set goals and arrive at solutions to problem through transformational innovation.
  • Should have no criminal cases, corruption case, vigilance or sexual harassment case against them.
Can groups apply together?
Several people from one organisation can of course apply – but each needs to apply individually.
How will Kalinga Fellows be selected?

An initial screening process will be held in which each candidate will be asked to write a 500 word essay on a topic that includes a problem and their proposed solution.

For example ‘What are your aspirations for joining the Kalinga Fellowship?‘, The candidates will be assessed against the above mentioned general criteria mentioned above.

Still need help? Send us a note!
For any other questions, please write us at secretariat@kalingafellowship.org.