The Kofi Annan Foundation has chosen twelve inspirational young leaders from around the world as Kofi Annan Changemakers 2021.
Zeinorin Angkang, representing India will be one of the twelve candidates alongside recognised international leaders to participate in a six month intergenerational dialogue to strengthen and improve their work. Other countries chosen for Kofi Annan Changemakers in 2021 dialogue are from Ghana, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Philippines, Zimbabwe, Kosova, Colombia, Malaysia, Malawi, Ghana and Uganda.
Zeinorin took to Facebook and said, “I’m elated to announce that I’m one of Kofi Annan Changemakers 2021. I have been keeping this news for two months until the official announcement. This makes me truly believe in the work we do ever more. Our commitment and impact with the indigenous farmers is now recognised by Kofi Annan foundation, a leader we truly look up to. I look forward to connect with people who can enhance and shape my leadership skills. What a moment! Hello Geneva, Here I come.”
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Zeinorin has been working with indigenous farmers of the Tangkhul Naga tribe in Manipur, India. The Tangkhul tribe faces unemployment with minimal to no food security. She aims to spread the delicious food custom to the tribe worldwide, preserve the indigenous products, and give back power to the indigenous farmers in the process.
The six month intergenerational dialogue starts from June 28, 2021, in Geneva.
Kofi Annan Changemakers 2021 initiative has been created to provide an environment where the next generation of leaders can seek counsel from experienced individuals on how to strengthen the impact of their work as they also become torchbearers of Kofi Annan’s values and principles.