Pakistan’s Youth: Advocates for Change

A discussion with the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellows:
Yasir Abbas
Young Development Fellow

Planning Commission of Pakistan

Ifrah Faiz
Protection Associate
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mukesh Meghwar
Deputy Secretary General
Progressive Youth Forum

Moderated by:
Huma Haque
Associate Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center invites you to attend“Pakistan’s Youth: Advocates for Change,” a panel discussion and networking reception with its Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

In a country where youth account for nearly two thirds of the population, Pakistan’s youth today stand to play a pivotal role in the nation’s future in a way that is ripe with new possibilities. The number of young change-makers in Pakistan who want to change the environment around them is inspiring. Their energy is palpable – it holds a lot of potential behind it, and if channeled correctly can have a tangible impact. The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center launched the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) fellowship program to identify and support young people in Pakistan who have the potential of becoming future leaders by providing resources and opportunities to strengthen their engagement within civil society.

Fifteen Pakistan-based fellows from diverse backgrounds are serving as the third ELP fellowship class. Recently returned from the United States, where they met with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders, the ELP fellows will share their experiences with the Islamabad community. Please join us for this interactive discussion where they will highlight their ongoing work and vision for Pakistan. The 2012 and 2013 ELP Fellows will also be in attendance.

DATE:             Saturday, February 21, 2015

TIME:              2:00pm - 4:00pm (panel discussion followed by reception) 

LOCATION:      Islamabad Marriott Hotel - Crystal Ball Room A

This project is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the US Embassy Islamabad’s Community Engagement Program, through its partnership with the Meridian International Center. Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan is our partner in Pakistan and meeting space during the selection process and follow-up activities is generously provided by the Hashoo Group.  

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