U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders

In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. On Thursday, May 4, the ten recipients of the second annual Emerging Young Leaders Award will be acknowledged in a public ceremony at the State Department for their efforts as partners for peace and drivers of economic growth and opportunity.

The 2017 awardees are:

Naomi Bugre, Malta

Chamathya Fernando, Sri Lanka

Gharsanay IbnulAmeen, Afghanistan

Raj Kumar, Pakistan

Amel Mohandi, Algeria

Jahongir Olimov, Tajikistan

Noe Petitjean, Belgium

Luu Thi QuyA�n, Vietnam

Moises Salazar Vila, Peru

Hanna Tams, Jerusalem

These ten remarkable young people will visit the United States for an intensive program, April 30-May 13, specially designed to explore their leadership capacities, strengthen their knowledge of management strategies in the non-profit, government and private sectors, learn and share best practices, and broaden their networks of resources and support. The exchange program provides skills training to set awardees on paths for increased collaboration on global issues affecting youth, particularly those involved in combating extremism, empowering youth, and building peace.

Source: U.S Department of State