Posts tagged Citizen Diplomat
Naheed Farid: The Heroic Politician

“Running for office in Afghanistan as a woman is seriously dangerous and difficult,” says Farid, who like many from her generation, were forced to drop out of school under the oppressive Taliban regime.

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Home Away from Home for Ex-Pat Romanians

he Embassy of Romania in the UK has shown great leadership in serving its ex-pat community in Britain. Here is why they were awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree.

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Emmanuel Stockbroekx: Olympic Star of Europe

A recently-made Olympic star, Belgian-born Emmanuel Stockbroekx recently brought home a silver medal from winning the hockey finals at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, proudly titled “Man of the Game”.

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Unleashing Talent of Generation-Y

Consultant Khadija Hamouchi dives into the wide talents of young people that society has left behind.

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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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Felix Finkbeiner: Eco Super Hero

Citizen of the month, Felix Finkbeiner from Germany, leading the way in climate change justice. As a child, Felix Finkbeiner was inspired by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai to plant one million trees in his native country. 

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7 Alternative Ways of Becoming a Diplomat

So, you want to become a diplomat? Are you sure you know what that means? If you are still sure, you will be glad to know that there are many different ways of joining the diplomatic elite without taking the traditional route. Here are a few cheating alternatives to climbing the ladder. 

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Zuriel Oduwale: 12-year-old Super Journalist

This month, we feature Nigeria-born Zuriel Oduwale as "Model Citizen of the Month". Zuriel is the youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine and is one of Africa’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013. Zuriel wants to understand why girls in developing countries have little access to education.  

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Bashaer Othman: The Worlds Youngest Minister

Want to know who the youngest government Minister in the world is? Meet Bashaer Othman, a 16-year-old from Palestine who became the first female teenager to take over as Mayor in a small town of 9,000 people. Read her story here.

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Paving the Way for Citizen Diplomacy

The old stereotype of diplomacy is that of an elderly and dignified gentleman who is engaged in negotiations with men of similar calibre. Diplomacy is not just negotiations and secret disclosures but a formal representation of a recognised nation. Back before globalisation, sending diplomatic envoys to foreign lands was the only way to ensure international engagement at a face-to-face level. 

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