Young Global Leader & Global Shaper from Colombo to the World Economic Forum Regional Meeting held in India
Posted on October 31st, 2012

Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute

For the first time, Anoka Abeyrathne, a Global Shaper from Sri Lanka will be representing the Colombo Hub at a World Economic Forum regional meeting held in Gurgaon, India from 6-8 November 2012. The forum in

India will address issues and challenges faced by youth to the highest level of discussion.





Anoka is the 2010 SAARC Youth Award recipient for outstanding environmental protection and climate change mitigation and is on the 2012 list of the 25 WorldƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Most Influential and Powerful Young People. A Global Changemaker and Climate Champion, Anoka holds a LLB from the University of London and is studying Environmental Science and Biology at the Open University.

Anoka, part of the inaugural Shapers Hub in Colombo, founded by Asanga Abeygoonasekera, a Young Global Leader and the Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies, will be joining 49 other Shapers. The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society.

Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. They are united by a common desire to channel the membersƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.

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