1,000 Leaders Programme

The purpose of this programme is to bring together the key stakeholders of the region to co-create a more peaceful, progressive and prosperous future for the region.

About this programme

The Bridge Institute has initiated a pioneering series of leadership programmes in collaboration with the J&K Skill Development Mission, where the most influential stakeholders of the region can come together to build a more peaceful and inclusive society. The programme, a major capacity building initiative, brings together leaders from diverse backgrounds and equips them with the leadership skills to find meaningful and significant solutions for a more prosperous, safer and joyous Jammu and Kashmir.


The participants in these leadership programs, J&K Fellows, are a group of people who are committed to building a better Jammu and Kashmir. These groups include:

  • Youth Groups
  • Religious Leaders
  • Media Persons
  • Students 
  • Academicians
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Social Activists
  • Civil Society Leaders 

The objectives

Through the course of these leadership training programmes, we aim to achieve personal transformation for each of the participants. The programme focuses on developing specific leadership capacities, including insight-led leadership, visionary leadership and being at one’s best. Importantly, as part of this transformative experience, the group solve a live, pressing societal challenge for their region throughout the programme.

Registration for Bandipora District

In this regard, people from diverse backgrounds like young entrepreneurs, students, academicians, police officials, media professionals, religious leaders and civil society actors and belonging from Bandipora district can register now.

Partner organisations

The Bridge Institute brings business, government and civil leaders together to solve the seemingly impossible problems of our time. The Institute prepares the leaders who want to change the world with the leadership skills to do so.

The Bridge Institute acts as a catalyst for change, brokering key stakeholders (political leaders, civil leaders, youth leaders, etc.) to build their capacity to lead in partnership and collaborate on their shared societal challenge. We bring these leaders together with the world’s leading experts and change makers so they can collaborate and contribute to critical thinking and problem solving. By preparing these extraordinary people with leadership skills to be a force for good, by transforming mind sets and connecting communities we are able to contribute to the vision of a more peaceful, fair and prosperous society.


The Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission Society (JKSDM) has been constituted by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir. The Mission aims to integrate various skill development efforts in the state and train unskilled and semi- skilled youth of the state and connect them with the job market.

The purpose of the Mission is to create an all-encompassing integrated structure for streamlining various skill development programmes and play a pivotal role in monitoring, coordination, facilitating and providing overall policy direction for skill development activities in J&K.


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