Women leading and influencing

Leadership Fund


Women’s Development Leadership Program participants and alumni are eligible to apply for funding to develop and implement real-world leadership projects through the WLI Leadership Fund.  

Addressing real challenges in the Pacific region (in health, education, agriculture and food security, and safety and protection), WLI Leadership Fund project teams apply skills and knowledge learned on Award and collaborate around shared interest and expertise to:

  • scope, design and cost a proposed activity, through to implementation and reporting,  
  • work with local leaders and other actors – including men – in their countries, to ensure their proposed activity adds value and addresses a clear need, and 
  • practice thinking and working politically, utilising networks and other WLI leadership tools and concepts.    

The WLI Leadership Fund first launched in 2020 as the WLI Leadership for COVID-19 Response and Recovery initiative, enabling WLI participants and alumni to work together to make a direct positive contribution to the COVID-19 response in their countries. 

Women's Developmental Leadership Program participants and alumni can apply for this funding through the WLI Leaders Hub.