Abdul Ghaffar Nazari from Afghanistan, an Ismaili named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari from Afghanistan, an Ismaili named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’NEW YORK: Abdul Ghaffar Nazari is among 32 `young leaders’ named on Wednesday as Asia 21 Young Leader Class of 2015 by the Asia Society in New York.

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari Civil Society Activist and Manager Training & Development Human Resources of Roshan Telecom Development Company.

Now in its 10th year, the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative has become a robust network of more than 800 young leaders from 30 nations.

They are all in their own ways focused on shaping a brighter future for the Asia-Pacific region, and confronting the most vexing challenges facing the region today.

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari from Afghanistan, an Ismaili named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’Asia 21 young leaders are selected through a highly competitive process based on outstanding achievements, commitment to public service and a proven ability to make the world a better place, a press statement issued here said.

The 32 young leaders represent 22 countries and are divided almost evenly between men and women.

“The new class of Asia 21 Young Leaders is a remarkable group. We are excited to introduce these leaders of the Asia-Pacific region to the Asia 21 Network, where they will find mentors, potential collaborators, and, we hope, new friends,” said Asia Society president and CEO Josette Sheeran.

The 2015 Class and Asia 21 alumni will gather at a special 10th anniversary Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong, December 1-4. The summit will celebrate the achievements of the first decade, explore innovative ways to leverage the Asia 21 network for greater impact, and form special Asia 21 Task Forces to address critical issues facing the region.

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