Asia Society recently announced the opening of a new Class of promising young achievers for the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative. A flagship program of the Philippines Center, the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative aims to develop a network of change-makers across various sectors to meet, educate and inspire each
other; collaborate and share ideas on public service and other meaningful initiatives, and build relationships of trust and understanding.
Nominees must be between 25-40 years old, of Filipino citizenship, and have substantial leadership experience in their chosen field, including but not limited to the following: academe, business, civil society, media, arts and culture, military, and government. Prospective Philippines 21 Fellows must also demonstrate a commitment to devote time and effort to achieve the goals and projects set by their Class.
Upon selection as Philippines 21 Fellows, the Class of 2009 will convene at a 2-day forum where they will engage in roundtable discussions on issues concerning the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region, in preparation for their participation in the international program, with the ultimate goal of developing projects to address these issues. The annual Forum is held in the last week of August and is co-presented by Philippine Daily Inquirer, the official media partner of the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative.
Philippines 21 Fellows serve as the country’s official delegation to the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, organized annually by Asia Society’s New York headquarters. This year’s Summit, scheduled for November in Kuala Lumpur, will bring together some 200 of the most dynamic next generation leaders from Asia and the United States.
Nomination forms may be requested from the Philippines 21 Secretariat via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com on or before June 22, 2009. For sponsorship opportunities and other inquiries, please call Patricia Vega at (632)7524374. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the third week of July.
About Asia Society
Asia Society in the Philippines was established in 1999 with a mission to promote understanding of Asia through education. Asia Society presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asian cultures through lectures, exhibitions, films, seminars, conferences, and travel study tours. Asia Society Philippines is a non-profit foundation accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is supported by membership contributions from foundations, institutions, corporations, and individuals. All donations made to Asia Society Philippines are tax deductible.