Become a Fellow

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About the Fellowship

How can the leaders of government, business and civil society come together to combat human trafficking in South Asia?

This is a one-year programme, starting November 2022, with a five-day breakthrough event in
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 12th – 16th December 2022. 

The Programme Teams

There are six dedicated streams centred around key solutions. These solutions have been proven
to move the needle on combatting human trafficking. Now is better then new.

1. The Power of Technology and Data

To progress the usage and impact of this first truly multi-sector information sharing platform
Strategic partners: IBM & Traffik Analysis Hub

2. Purpose-led Corporates

To bring the leaders of corporates together to unleash the power
of business in combatting human trafficking. 

Strategic partners: Halotrade

3. Zero Tolerance to Child Marriage

To enrol millions of young people in creating a zero tolerance to child marriage.
Strategic partners: Mission Better Tomorrow & the Government of Odisha

4. Next Generation Policing

To implement the very best global practices of policing across the whole police force.
Strategic partners: Kerala and Odisha Police, Mission Better Tomorrow and the Student Police Cadets.

5. The First Responder

To roll out an awareness to last-mile families and communities across India of the true nature of human trafficking.
Strategic partner: FXB India Suraksha.

7. Reintegrating Survivors

To enhance the lives of survivors within their communities.              Strategic partner: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

6. Transforming Education

To educate boys and girls on all they can do in building a World with Gender Equality
Strategic partner: the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences and the Government of Odisha.

The 12-Month Programme

Each stream will embark on a 12-month programme, implementing breakthrough
solutions throughout South Asia. The programme starts 1st November 2022.

The focus of each team will be on action and impact.

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

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

The IBM and Traffik Analysis Hub have already started a significant landscape study of trafficking in India. This will be complete at the end of September 2020 and support all the streams.

Who we’re looking for

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.

Our Scope

Join our next Kalinga Fellowship

This is a one-year programme, starting 1st November 2022, with a five-day breakthrough event in
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 12th – 16th December 2022.

Be part of our journey