The US Department of State will honour outstanding young leaders from around the world, including Tanzil Ferdous from Bangladesh, on 2 May.
The 10 recipients of the third 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 on the day.
The 2018 awardees are Sara Abdullah Abdulrahman from Iraq, Diovio Alfath from Indonesia, Ece Ciftci from Turkey, Tanzil Ferdous from Bangladesh, Zina Salim Hassan Hamu from Lithuania, Dania Hassan from Pakistan, Nancy Herz from Norway, Isasiphinkosi Mdingi from South Africa, Jose Rodriguez from Panama and Firuz Yogbekov from Tajikistan.
The award is given in recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, according to US Department of State.
These 10 remarkable young people will visit the United States for an intensive programme from 29 April to 12 May, especially designed to expand 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 programme provides skills training to set awardees on paths for increased collaboration on global issues affecting youth, particularly those involved in building peace, combating extremism, and empowering youth.