A discussion with the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellows Including Key Perspectives from:
Photo-Journalist, Writer, and Blogger
Muhammad Dawood Sheikh
Founder and Managing Trustee
Young Development Trust
Young Parliamentary Associate
National Assembly of Pakistan
Environmental Activist and Producer
Associate Director, South Asia Center
Youth are considered the asset of a country. With about half of the population under the age of 24, the country possesses an immense resource that will determine the success of Pakistan’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 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 St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005