Tuesday, February 24, 2009

World Economic Forum

Fawzia Koofi Selected as Young Global Leader

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Support Committee For Fawzia Koofi is proud to announce that Ms. Fawzia Koofi has been selected as the "Young Global Leader" of 2009. A letter sent by Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum this morning to Ms. Koofi, informed of her being bestowed with such as an honor.

Ms. Fawzia Koofi is an outstanding human right activist and the First Woman Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Ms. Koofi worked with UNICEF as Women and Childrenʼs Protection Officer and also worked with different Civil Society institutions as a womenʼs and childrenʼs activist. She also lectured at Badakhshan medical university.

The letter says Koofiʼs nomination is in recognition of her record of professional accomplishments, her commitment to society and her potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through her inspiring leadership.

Fawzia Koofi, 32 is an influential and popular leader among Afghanistan people especially the youth generation. She is best known as a selfless leader, a modern thinker, poet, an articulated teacher and a linguist.

The World Economic Forum recognizes each year the two hundred most distinguished young leaders below the age of 40 from around the world. Ms. Koofiʼs assortment announced after Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan screened the profiles of young leaders from every region of the world and from a myriad of disciplines and sectors. David Aikman, the Senior Director Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, singed Ms. Fawzia Koofiʼs confirmation of letter.

Support Committee For Fawzia Koofi is congratulating all Ms. Koofiʼs followers, family and friends. Itʼs a victory for all of us and we are hopeful to bring brave people closer to take a part in building our war-torn country.

Best wishes,



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