EVENT | Perspectives from Pakistan’s Changemakers

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Perspectives from Pakistan’s Changemakers

A discussion with the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellows including key perspectives from

Danial Shah
Photo-Journalist, Writer, and Blogger, iExplorePakistan

Muhammad Dawood Sheikh
Founder and Managing Trustee, Young Development Trust

Nazish Rahmani
Young Parliamentary Associate, National Assembly of Pakistan

Rafia Saleem
Environmental Activist and Producer, Sabz Khawab

Moderated by

Huma Haque
Associate Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council cordially invites you to attend the event, “Perspectives from Pakistan’s Changemakers,” featuring the South Asia Center’s 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellows.

Youth are considered the asset of a country. With about half of the population under the age of 24, Pakistan possesses an immense resource that can determine the success of the country’s young democracy and future. The Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) fellowship supports and empowers the next generation of Pakistan’s leaders by creating a sustainable forum of collaboration to strengthen their engagement and impact in their communities. This year’s contingent of fifteen dynamic civil society leaders, who were selected through a highly competitive process, embody Pakistan’s ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity. They are educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, social activists, social innovators, and community organizers who are working to solve some of Pakistan’s most pressing challenges. The fellowship provides the opportunity to collaborate with each other, address misperceptions, and glean best practices from the people and organizations they meet to foster creative ideas and lessons to apply in Pakistan.

We invite the DC community to meet the 2014 fellows, hear about their experiences addressing Pakistan’s challenges, and discuss outstanding issues facing their communities and country.

DATE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
TIME: 4:00pm – 5:15pm, Reception to Follow
LOCATION: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Read bios of all fifteen fellows here

This project is made possible by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the US Embassy in Islamabad through its partnership with the Meridian International Center. Conference needs during the selection process were sponsored by the Hashoo Group of Pakistan. Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan is an on-the-ground partner.


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