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
Asia 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.
Asia 21 Young Leader RICK PAL (US) who is founder of Ek Disha, through partnerships made possible by his fellow Asia 21 Young Leaders–has partnered with several organizations to provide relief assistance in key issue areas. Continue reading
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.
Kesang Chuki Dorjee is a filmmaker with a focus. After establishing Children & Women’s unit at Bhutan’s BBS Television station, she set off on her own to address the importance of women’s participation in fostering democracy in Bhutan. Her projects have included films such as “Housewives to Leaders” and “Yes, Madam Prime Minister,” which have won her her international awards including the UNDP Human Development Media Fellowship Award (2010) and the Hoso Bunka Award – Japan Prize (2007). Chuki Dorjee shared her experiences and insights with other young leaders in Asia last month at the 2013 Asia 21 Summit in Zhenjiang, China. Below, she tells us about some of the challenges she has faced and about her next project documenting women in Bhutan’s political scene.