One Million Leaders Asia Fellowship Program 2024
Fellows of the week
Zehra Shallwani
Zehra Shallwani
Pakistan

Zehra Shallwani is a multifaceted researcher, faculty member, organizer, and entrepreneur, weaving connections between entrepreneurship, tourism, handicrafts, wildlife, agriculture, and cultural diversity in Pakistan. As a founder of Dastaan Tours Pvt Ltd, she spearheads ecological and cultural tourism initiatives, earning recognition as a UK Alumni Awards finalist.

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Aron Shrestha
Aron Shrestha
Nepal

As a third-year medical student at Maharajgunj Medical College, Aron's journey has been shaped by a profound dedication to global health and a desire to create a significant difference. Currently, he is actively engaged with an international organization, honing essential skills crucial for effective communication and leadership in the medical field.

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Dr. Shagufta Naseer Qazi
Pakistan

Dr. Shagufta Naseer is a distinguished public health expert and educator. Currently serving as Cluster Head and Senior Lecturer at Bahria University, she leads the BS-Public Health program, excelling in curriculum development, faculty guidance, and research.

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Noelle Anne Santos Cubacub
Noelle Anne Santos Cubacub
Philippines

Noelle Anne Santos Cubacub is a climate justice and health equity practitioner. She works as a researcher-consultant on projects related to climate risks and vulnerabilities, environmental health, and sustainability. With a background in Sociology, she employs a life-centered approach to foster environmental and social action at the grassroots level.

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Pawan Kumar
Pawan Kumar
India

Pawan Kumar, holds a Postgraduate degree in Rural Management and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. Currently, he serve as an Associate Manager for Market Linkage with Transform Trade, a UK-based charity, stationed in Jharkhand, India. His professional experience encompasses various domains such as Organic farming....

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Rohina Ghafori
Rohina Ghafori
Afghanistan

Rohina Ghafori is a resident of Mazar, Afghanistan, holding a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. With work experience in agriculture and construction projects with both local and international organizations, she brings a diverse skill set to her endeavors. Notably, she is an alumna of Unisfere (University Research Fellowship of Afghanistan)...

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Sushil Sarjerao Shelke
Sushil Sarjerao Shelke
India

Sushil Shelke is from Bharat - India. " Cultivating Prosperity, Nourishing Nations from Viksit Bharat for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam " Sushil Shelke, has a strong background in technology and a remarkable impact in the Agriculture and Food Processing sectors. With an extensive career, he has demonstrated expertise in projects, playing a pivotal role in...

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Ariful Islam Showrab
Ariful Islam Showrab
Bangladesh

Ariful Islam Showrab, a recent graduate in Soil and Environmental Sciences, is a multifaceted individual with a passion for art, environmental activism, and technology. As President of the Madonna BU Art Society, he organized impactful events, showcasing his leadership skills. Additionally, as a Divisional Coordinator at the Bangladesh Youth Environmental...

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Tshering Lhamo
Tshering Lhamo
Bhutan

Tshering Lhamo holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Sherubtse College, the first accredited college in Bhutan. She is currently working as a travel consultant specializing in eco-tourism at a travel agency based in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. She is also a volunteer at ACQUAINT, an online platform that fosters global connections through intercultural...

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OMLAS Alumni & Projects

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Sarad Pokhrel

Sarad Pokhrel, from Lumbini, Nepal, possesses an educational background in Plant Pathology, Apiculture and Agroecology. Throughout his academic journey, he has developed a profound interest in conducting research and engaging in extension activities focused on the protection of plants.

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Bibi Taifa

Bibi Taifa is from Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.She is the first college-going girl in her family and is driven to make a meaningful impact through leadership, entrepreneurship, and education.

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Harrison Palaran

Harison Palaran is an IT professional from the Philippines. He is also dedicated to familiarize youths with ingenuous tribes, culture and tradition in the Philippines. He has dedicated his life to community service. He aspires to expand his services to larger network of youths.

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Zaw Myo hTet

Zaw is an ambitious and environmentally conscious young leader with a passion for sustainable development. Zaw aims to create sustainable value chains and optimize resource utilization, combining his academic achievements with an entrepreneurial mindset.

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Dr. Jian Ming

Dr Jian Ming is from Malaysia. An ardent believer in sustainability, Dr Jian Ming, more affectionately known as Ming, is a passionate traveler, vegan and activist in activities that create local environmental impact.

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Nathaniel Dkar

Nathaniel Dkar is from Meghalaya India. He is a multidisciplinary researcher with the goal of promoting sustainable development, protecting the environment, and empowering marginalized people.

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Dr. Altantuya Ochirkhuyag

Dr. Altantuya Ochirkhuyag is an environmental chemist. She is a full-time researcher at the Mongolian Academy of Science's Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and a lecturer at the National University of Mongolia.

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Sher Shah Khan Bangesh

Sher Shah Khan Bangash is from Pakistan. He is dedicated advocate for sustainable development goals and youth empowerment in Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific region. With a background in development studies and a passion for creating positive change, Sher Shah has established himself as a leader in the field.

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byamba
Byambagerel Yondon

Byambagerel is from Mongolia. She specializes in the fields of corporate business analysis, communication, content marketing, and marketing research. She graduated from the University of Economics and Finance in Business administration

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Prajwal
Prajwal Dahal

Prajwal Dahal is a dedicated OMLAS Leader, currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science at Agriculture and Forestry University in Chitwan, Nepal.

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Usha Acharya

Usha Acharya is an environmental enthusiast and social worker, holding a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. She is dedicated to striking a balance between environmental sustainability and economic viability, striving for innovative solutions to create a better future.

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Sunita Acharya

Sunita Acharya, is from Nepal. She is persuing bachelors degree in agriculture from Agriculture University, Rampur Nepal. She is passionate about sustainable nature based solutions.

OMLAS’s vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Asia by 2030

These Leaders will cultivate a network of sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Asia for future generations.

Asia Vision Map 2030

Created with 120 young Asian leaders in the OMLAS Next Leaders’ Summit 2022 and 18 OMLAS fellows from 2022/23

Vision

We envision an Asia where all citizens enjoy a high quality of life and where development is in harmony with the natural environment.

“A continent where women and youth are also active in decision-making and visible in leadership positions, where citizens can exercise freedom of choice, and where inter-generational equity is a cornerstone in society”.

Mission

OMLAS aims to transform the lives of people in Asia by connecting, inspiring, and empowering youth. To help realize the Asia Vision 2030, we will provide youth with leadership and social entrepreneurship training tailored to local contexts. We will also create networking opportunities and platforms for young leaders across Asia to implement their social innovation ideas through transparent and participatory mechanisms.

As the OMLAS community, we will not be passive spectators to the Asia Vision 2030. Instead, we will act based on our passion, knowledge, and skills. We will prioritize the voices of youth in Asia and co-create and network with allies across and beyond the continent to achieve our collective goals.

The OMLAS Fellowship Program

OMLAS annually recruits young Asian talents and awards them with an OMLAS Fellowship. They receive a two-month training in aspects such as Transformative Leadership, Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship and are supported in the implementation of Community Projects.

After graduating from the Fellowship Program, Fellows can join the OMLAS Alumni community and continue to work with other young leaders in Asia, Africa, Latin America and MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

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