|The success of any programme
depends on individuals who have the quality to lead. He
or she may need not be highly educated or rich. There
have been numerous examples when very poor and not much
educated persons have made significant difference with
It is believed that leadership
is “influence” i.e. the ability to influence others.
Leadership is the process of influencing the behaviour,
sensing the people’s feelings. Margaret Mead once said
“never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned
citizens can change the world”. Leadership is also a
combination of strategy and character. Willing to take
hard decisions is one of the most useful qualities in a
leader who can manage and lead people for change.
The Foundation for Leadership Initiatives (FLI) is
an effort to promote this change by identifying leaders
and inculcating in them a spirit to lead for change.
These leaders may not make multitudes of followers but
instead bring out the leadership qualities in others.
Bill Gates once said “we look forward for leaders who
empower others, a leader leaves behind in others
conviction to carry on”. FLI will work for the growth
and development of people who can lead.
the most important tasks of FLI is to identify potential
future leaders, may be coming from academe, civil
society, political and semi-political groups and within
Foundation for Leadership
Initiatives (FLI) envisions to be a catalyst in
developmental leadership in Asia and the Pacific
championing the agenda on Population, Reproductive
Health, Family Planning, Women Empowerment, Harm
Reduction, HIV/AIDS and other related issues through
capacity-building, research, advocacy and communication;
a place for convergence of current and future leaders
sharing insights and learnings through fora, dialogues
and other forms of media and forging strategies and
commitments for the common good.