Tuvalu Diplomat Dr Aiftikhar Ayaz Nominated for Active Refugee Advocacy
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Consul General of the Tuvalu Islands Dr Iftikhar Ayaz OBE has been nominated for the first ever Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards. The award looks to recognise outstanding diplomats and politicians in the UK for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts in representing civilian matters at the highest level.
Nominated under the Social Driver category, Dr Ayaz is a well known International Human Rights activist who has been a vocal advocate for refugees and asylum seekers. Dr Ayaz is actively engaged with the UN High Commission for Refugees to achieve better living conditions, well-being and welfare of refugees. He brings with him grassroots stories from camps in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal and Malta to improve living conditions and protective rights with other civil servants.
Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Director of Grassroot Diplomat said, “Grassroot diplomacy empowers the voiceless, defines a path for the hopeless, and restores faith to influencers. The Initiative Award seeks to build trust again between the ‘us and them’ and bring people of all statuses together.”
Dr Ayaz is committed to engaging the grassroots in its combined efforts to understanding their personal situation, and for this, his efforts are being recognised here.
Over 50 high-level government officials have been nominated in 3 categories but there can only be six winners. Join Dr Iftikhar Ayaz and other government nominees at the Vincent Rooms, Westminster with evening performance led by Euro-Vision Song Contest artist, Imaani.
For ticket information, please visit: www.grassrootdiplomat.org/awards.