Asia-Pacific region’s top leadership program identifies and brings together region’s top leaders under 40
New York (November 6, 2013) — Asia Society is pleased to announce the Class of 2013-2014 Asia 21 Young Leaders, a prestigious group of the region’s emerging leaders under 40 in fields including government, business, policy, education, and arts. This is Asia Society’s 8th class of Asia 21 leaders chosen for their outstanding achievements, their promise for the future, their commitment to public service, and their desire to make the world a better place by collaborating with counterparts across the Asia-Pacific region.
The two and half-day Afghan Young Leaders Forum, which took place in Kabul and ended on Oct. 26th, served as a critical platform for thirteen young leaders to convene, connect, and put their collective brain trust to work developing strategies to catalyze change and impact the Afghan narrative in the coming days, months, and years. Continue reading
Asia 21 Young Leader and a fellow of the India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative (IPRYLI) YASSER HAMDANI writes about the recent forum in Islamabad and says that the two countries must realize similarities and to “stop focusing on what separates us.”
Despite threats to her life, the courageous teenager still wants to return and do something good for Pakistan. Her countrymen, writes Asia 21 Young Leader and India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative Fellow MEHMAL SARFRAZ, can take heart from her example.
New York (October 17, 2013) – Asia Society is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative (AYLI), which brings together Afghanistan’s up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40 to discuss the country’s most pressing issues.