Category Archives: Fellows

Our India-Pakistan Asia 21 Leaders ‘Defeating the Stereotypes’

One way to convey the power of the India-Pakistan branch of our Asia 21 Young Leaders network is to offer biographical snapshots of the group that makes up its Class of 2014.

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Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu Joins the Suu Foundation

L-R Karen Knudsen, Miemie Winn Byrd, Michelle Yeoh, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Wenchi Yu

L-R Karen Knudsen, Miemie Winn Byrd, Michelle Yeoh, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Wenchi Yu

Asia 21 Young Leader WENCHI YU has joined the Suu Foundation as a managing committee member.  Co-chaired by former First Ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton and established by the Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the Foundation is dedicated to advance the health and education of the people of Myanmar.  The Suu Foundation was formally launched in Yangon on March 9.  For more information about the launch from the Public Affairs Asia, click here; to watch video from the Washington Post, click here.

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Asia 21 Young Leader Presents on Resilient and Livable Cities

Filipino urban planner, social entrepreneur, and Asia 21 Young Leader, ARNEL CASANOVA who is the current President and CEO of state-run Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) of the Philippines gave a talk on the subject of resilient and livable cities last February 20 at Bonifacio Global City, in Manila. The talk was hosted by the Asia Society Philippine Foundation, and Young Public Servants, entitled #iPlan: Resilient and Livable Cities.

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Afghan Young Leaders in Action: Youth Summit in Jalalabad and Protest in Kabul

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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Asia 21 Young Leader Ewa Wojkowska Chosen as Ashoka Fellow

Ewa WojkowskaAsia Society is very pleased to announce that Asia 21 Young Leader Ewa Wojkowska, Co-Founder & COO of Kopernik, has been chosen as an Ashoka Fellow, the world’s most prestigious social entrepreneurship fellowship.

She joins a leading group of social entrepreneurs who are recognized for their innovative solutions to social problems and potential to transform society.

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