Asia Foundation Development Fellows
The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges. The year-long career advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation's extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region. Read more news or view a slideshow from the Asia Foundation Development Forum.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program will shortly open its application for the 2015 Fellowship year in early October 2014. Deadline for the application, including two letters of recommendation, will be Wednesday November 12, 2014. Click here for 2015 program information.
The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia's critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program is designed to be a multifaceted experience, involving intensive learning modules – short courses, conferences, and study tours in Asia and the U.S. – to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure. The program provides the flexibility for Fellows to design their own professional development component and to stay in their current occupations while participating in the program's rigorous modules. Read more.
Meet the 2014 Cohort of Fellows
Eaimt Phoo Phoo Aung (Myanmar)
Ms. Eaimt Phoo Phoo Aung, 25, is Prosperity (Economic Governance) Programme Manager at the British Embassy in Yangon, working on issues of macro-economic analysis and economic governance reform in Myanmar.
Thiem Hai Bui (Vietnam)
Mr. Thiem H. Bui, 33, is Deputy Director of the Department for General Affairs at the Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS) of the National Assembly Standing Committee of Vietnam.
Badruun Gardi (Mongolia)
Mr. Badruun Gardi, 26, is Executive Director of the Zorig Foundation, addressing issues of good governance, youth and education, and community development in Mongolia.
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah (Indonesia)
Ms. Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah, 38, is Indonesia Country Director for the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), with a focus on the role of women in peace building and inter-faith cooperation.
Lican Liu (China)
Mr. Lican Liu, 37, is the Co-founder and Director of Programs and Communications at the Greenovation Hub, a grassroots NGO that focuses on environmental protection and innovation in China.
Jaya Luintel (Nepal)
Ms. Jaya Luintel, 32, is a nationally acclaimed journalist and women's rights advocate, and founder of The Story Kitchen, "a space to amplify herstory," in Nepal.
Marcia Czarina Corazon del Mundo Medina-Guce (Philippines)
Ms. Marcia Czarina Corazon del Mundo Medina-Guce, 27, is Executive Director of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, the umbrella organization of the local government leagues composed of all locally elected officials in the Philippines.
Goris Mustaqim (Indonesia)
A social entrepreneur with environmental concerns, Mr. Goris Mustaqim, 30, is Director and Co-owner of PT Resultan Nusantara and President of the ASGAR MUDA Foundation, a youth empowering social enterprise in his hometown of Garut in West Java.
Guteriano Neves (Timor Leste)
A researcher and analyst on political economy, Mr. Guteriano Neves, 31, is the adviser for the Presidency of the Republic of Timor-Leste on macroeconomic and regional integration affairs.
Salinee Tavaranan (Thailand)
An engineer and social entrepreneur, Ms. Salinee Tavaranan, 35, is Director of the Border Green Energy Team, and CEO and Founder of SunSawang, a social enterprise that offers solar-powered products and services for rural villages in Thailand.