The Afghan Young Leaders are at work again! The 2nd installment of the “Promising Voices” Youth Summit recently concluded in Jalalabad of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. With upwards of 400 youths in attendance, members of our Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative shared their vision and sought recommendations about how they can contribute towards their country’s future. Continue reading →
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Members of the Asia Society’s Afghanistan Young Leaders Initiative (AYLI) played a critical role at the recently concluded youth summit, Promising Voices, in the Herat Province from Dec. 22-23.
By Tom Nagorski
The new class of Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders had just arrived for their “summit” in the Chinese city of Zhenjiang when word came that Nelson Mandela had died. The news broke in the early morning, and over breakfast conversations turned to Mandela’s achievements, and his great gifts as a leader: integrity and humility, quiet perseverance and boundless courage.
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 →
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.