In 2008 ICA introduced its Future Leaders Programme (FLP). The Programme allows young e-Government leaders from all over the world to benefit from the ICA community experience and network.
At the 2013 ICA Council meeting, the following amendments to the Future Leader Guidelines were adopted in order to provide an opportunity for all countries to participate:
- ICA members may make a nomination every three years;
- Priority will be given to ICA members that have not been awarded as Future Leader previously;
- Member countries are also encouraged to nominate potential leaders from emerging countries, who are not ICA members, but would benefit from links to the ICA or from countries who are former ICA members.
The FLP pre-requisites include:
- Candidates must be sponsored by at least one national representative by way of an email letter sent to the ICA Secretariat. The national representative should present the potential candidate in sufficient detail and specify his/her support to this person.
- The ICA Secretariat will present the candidates to the ICA Board at its spring meeting. After discussion and comparison with other candidates, the Board will decide on this year’s candidates by simple majority vote.
Requested profile of the candidates:
- Candidates must have a middle-management position in an e-Government (related) environment, be it at local, regional or national level.
- Candidates must be fluent in English (speaking and writing).
- Candidates must be completely free of professional obligations during the period of the conference.
Obligations of selected candidates:
- FLP fellows will participate as observers (but preferably actively) at the ICA annual conference.
- All FLP fellows present during the conference will take the floor at the end of the conference to give their personal comments on what was discussed and presented.
- FLP fellows will report back into their own country to the national head for e-Government matters and be the advocate of ICA.
- Candidates must have the nationality of the country they represent and have an official address in that country.
- Candidates must hold a valid passport, and a visa as necessary, to conform to the required conditions for access to the host country of the ICA conference.
Obligations of ICA and FLP Sponsors:
- ICA will pay all travel (economy airline ticket or if appropriate 2nd class train ticket) hotel and living costs for the FLP fellow to participate to the ICA conference.
- Sponsors must make sure that the FLP fellow gets all the support needed to make his/her stay professionally as instructive and fruitful as possible.
- Sponsors will be the preferred interface between the FLP fellow and ICA will ensure that the FLP fellows get the maximum out of their participation.
- Sponsors must keep contact with their FLP fellow after the conference and report back on him/her to ICA.
ICA maintains the right to change at any time the terms and conditions of this Programme if they feel it is appropriate to do so. In addition, ICA is free to exclude an FLP fellow on the spot in case he/she does not comply with the goals of this Programme.
Future Leaders 2015
2015 awarded Future Leaders were Mr. Lourino Chemane from Mozambique and Ms. Daiva Chetcuti-Kirkilaitè from Lithuania.
ICA Future Leaders:
|Year||ICA Future Leaders|
|2015||KIRKILAITĖ-CHETCUTI, Ms. Daiva|
|2015||CHEMANE, Mr Lourino|
|2014||Laura Wesley, Canada|
|2014||Karin Rits, Estonia|
|2014||Yu Takaseki, Japan|
|2013||Hugrún Ösp Reynisdóttir, Iceland|
|2013||Artur Reaboi, Moldova|
|2013||Mr. António Bob Santos, Portugal|
|2013||Gary Simpson, United Kingdom|
|2012||Laura Simpson, Canada|
|2012||Eran Carmon, Israel|
|2012||Erik Jonker, The Netherlands|
|2011||Phumeza Stuurman, South Africa|
|2011||Dr. Tzy-Yuan (Dawn) Chou, Taiwan|
|2011||Emma Gawen, United Kingdom|
|2010||Simon Thompson, Australia|
|2010||Benjamin Bienfait, Belgium|
|2009||Jane Iglesias, Australia|
|2009||Sarah Roper, United States of America|
|2008||Matt Lane, New Zealand|
|2008||Warren Hero, South Africa|
|2008||Stephen A Ressler, United States of America|