This year’s winners are a diverse group, including a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the female CEO of a research and training company, and the captain of the Afghanistan women’s soccer team. The awardees are the third group of fellows brought together by Asia Society to help nurture a community of next generation Afghan leaders who will educate each other and expand Afghan dialogue on leadership issues, organize leadership training workshops in Afghan universities, and participate in media outreach activities designed to highlight outstanding next generation leadership in Afghanistan.
“We are thrilled to have such a diverse and impressive group of leaders to become part of the Afghanistan 21 network at such a crucial time for the country,” said Asia Society, Global Leadership Initiatives Executive Director Dr. Michael G. Kulma. “This year’s meeting in Kabul will no doubt be the start of a long and important journey for these fellows in contributing positively to Afghanistan’
The Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative was established in 2011, and is part of the broader Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, which is considered the Asia-Pacific region’s premiere next generation leadership program. Asia 21 has over 800 members, active chapters across the region, scores of projects, and other collaborations that bring leaders together from across borders and boundaries.
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About the Winners
The fellows include: Abdul Moqim Abdulrahimzai, Nawa Radio Manager at Saba TV; Salma Alokozia, an assistant to the Minister of Education; Ramin Anwari is the co-founder of Sela Foundation, a youth led grassroots organization founded in 2007; Sadiq Amini, Political-Military Assistant at the U.S Embassy at Kabul; Zuhra Bahman, CEO of Kabul based research and training company Inteqal LLC; Saifora Barekzai, Gender Coordinator at the Ministry of Education; Jamil Danish, Strategic Communication Policy Advisor to the Minister for Rural Development of Afghanistan (MRRD); Ameen Habibi, Director General of Development Policies and Practices (DPP); Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam, Chairman of the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network; Ahmed Javed, Chief Technical Officer for Afghan Telecom (AFTEL) at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; Freshta Karim, communication officer at INGO ActionAid Afghanistan;
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