Washington Ireland Program

Supporting leaders committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Upcoming Events & News

WIP21 Students Belfast Castle

Leadership Announcemnt

WIP has appointed Nicola Skelly as our new Executive Director

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WIP Forums 2022

Applications are now live to join our Forum Fellow network. Join us as we work to developed innovative solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing our island. 

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Apply for the Class of 2023

Meet the extraordinary emerging leaders we are working with in 2022.

WIP inspires & develops promising leaders through programs of personal development, policy debate and community service & public discussion 

We Invest in Emerging Leaders Across Northern Ireland & Ireland

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Our Programs

Student Leaders

Find out more about the leading leadership development program for young people in Northern Ireland and Ireland

Community Leaders

Each year, supported by the IFI, we bring community leaders from Northern Ireland and border counties to the US to learn from innovative practices in youth & community work.

WIP Forums

 We convene new voices to develop ambitious ideas to tackle the challenges of our time.

Private Discussions

Hosting private conversations for emerging and established leaders on sensitive issues.

Public Events

Promoting discourse on long term issues for our island, through public conferences and discussions.

Celtic Chefs

 WIP’s annual Evening with Celtic Chefs features fantastic Chefs from the DC area offering delicious samples of their signature preparations with an Irish flair. 

Building a Community of Change Makers

at Home, in the U.S.A and Across the World

Our People

Alumni Network

Over the past twenty five years over 750 talented leaders from all communities in Northern Ireland and Ireland have participated in our Program. They share a deeply held commitment to look past differences and to resolve the pressing issues that will define the island of Ireland in the 21st century.  Today they are excelling in roles across the political, business, legal, entrepreneurial, advocacy and cultural sectors on the island.

Meet the Team

WIP Board

Providing leadership to realize WIP’s vision. Members, based UK, US and Ireland meet quarterly in support of WIP’s mission.

A Strong Network of Supporters Across Northern Ireland, Ireland & the U.S

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Washington Ireland Program

Investing in the future Leaders of Northern Ireland & Ireland

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Washington D.C Office

620 F Street NW, Ste 747, Washington DC 20004