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Young Asian leaders gather in Dhaka→ Staff Correspondent
To share ideas, thoughts and expertise among themselves, a number of 100 emerging leaders from 20 Asian countries have come together at a three-day summit ending today at Brac CDM Savar in Dhaka.
The Summit is an integral component of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative, a network for emerging leaders under the age of 40.
With the theme “Asia 21 in 2020: Catalyzing Change, Sustaining Impact”, it aims to build relationships, engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and cultural exchange, and develop cooperative responses for addressing shared challenges. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, state minister for women and children affairs, and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of Brac, delivered keynote speeches. Among others, Ejaj Ahmad, founder and president of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), also spoke on the occasion.
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