Posts tagged Asia
Diplomacy isn't Dead After All

Board Member Vanessa Thevathasan offers a quarterly summary of Grassroot Diplomat's latest activities and innovations for January - April 2017.

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Michael Teoh: Model Citizen of the Month

Educational entrepreneur Michael Teoh is helping young people unleash their true potential has led him to inspire 1,000,000 millennials to become change makers

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Malaysian Ambassador HE Dato’ Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi Nominated for Brand Malaysia

An achievement in its own right, Mr Hazizi understands the relevance of bringing Malaysian to the forefront particularly in strengthening relations from a top-down approach. As part of his mission to Brand Malaysia, Mr Hazizi is working personally with hotel proprietors and business contacts to inject Malaysian culture and patriotism back into Malaysian projects that currently exist in the UK.

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Baroness Shreela Flather Nominated for Women's Rights

Marie Stopes International is one of the biggest international health charities that provide life-saving reproductive and sexual health services internationally. Baroness Flather has been on the Board of the organisation for over 20 years, focusing on raising awareness on family planning, maternal health and abortion particularly in developing countries. 

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Maldives Acting High Commissioner Ahmed Shiaan Nominated for Climate Change Issues

Acting High Commissioner of Maldives Mr Ahmed Shiaan has been shortlisted for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Policy Driver category for his persistent contribution on tackling small state island issues. Mr Shiaan has always held bold and ambitious aspirations for the small island nation. During his tenure as Head of Mission, Mr Shiaan has been a huge contributor to creating awareness of the great challenges small island developing states face within the Commonwealth of Nations. 

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Nepalese Ambassador Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise Nominated for Driving Gurkha-led Business

His Excellency Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category for creating business opportunities for the Gurkhas community in the UK.

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Recent Progress on Reconciliation and Development in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan High Commission provides a special one-day photo exhibition to highlight the renaissance of Sri Lanka after a long history of terrorism and war. 

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Nepalese Ambassador HE Suresh Chalise Award Nomination for Promoting Gurkha Rights

His Excellency Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awardunder the Social Driver category for actively defending the rights of the Gurkhas in and around the UK.

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Civil Society, Youth and Political Parties: Missing Link in Pakistan

Washington DC has a new Pakistani Ambassador. A veteran human-rights campaigner who maintains a good relationship with the military, Sherry Rehman could not be more different from Hussein Haqqani, the controversial figure who has presided over relations with the White House in the turbulent years since 9/11.

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