A core part of LEAD's mission to inspire sustainable development involves building a network of international cross-sector professionals who can motivate action on sustainability. To join the LEAD Fellows network, applicants must complete our acclaimed Fellows Training Programme. More than 2000 LEAD Fellows have graduated from our highly successful LEAD training programme since 1991. Fellows gain first hand experience of achievements, as well as challenges facing their own and other countries, and learn how to work effectively in teams to find and foster olutions. We equip these 'rising stars' with the skills and knowledge to make them increasingly cross-sectoral leaders in their own communities and on the world stage.