Our UK residency programmes, bring emerging leaders together with those leading their field for a lively exchange of ideas, world views and experiences.
The Trust was created to provide a permanent memorial to outstanding politician, the Rt Hon John Smith QC, MP, who died in May 1994.
Outstanding leaders and agents of change with proven abilities in politics, government, the media, civil society and private sector.
It is thanks to the support of our donors that the Trust has been able to attract the most talented individuals and build a world class alumni network.
Nazira Sheraly, is a businesswoman and advocate for gender equality from Kyrgyzstan and started the first ‘Lean in Circle’ in Central Asia.
The Trust’s first ever Central Asian Fellowship Programme finished in December 2017. The fellows have been busy sharing their JST experience since returning to their homes with their colleagues and wider communities.
2017 was one of the most successful years in the history of the John Smith Trust with fifty young leaders from 12 countries of the Former Soviet Union completing two major four-week Fellowship Programmes.
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