Shaher Bano Walajahi
Peace and social activist, Raj Kumar is the first Pakistani to won the prestigious Emerging Young Leader Award, conferred by the US State Department, Washington.
An advisor at UN Women, Formor Project Head at District Women Action Forum and Former Program & Communication Manager at Women Through Film, Raj was also awarded the Best Achievement of 2017 by the Government of Sindh. He has also represented Pakistan on multiple international forums, including the South Asian Youth Society, 10th Global Peace Festival in India and Harvard University Boston. After competition of his degree in Business Administration from SZABIST Islamabad, Raj Kumar has established a school for underprivileged children. His exemplary efforts have earned him the title of Ambassador of Peace aka ‘OderoLal Peace Award’. With several reputed accolades to his name, Raj has worked dexterously with the Thar Foundation and also looked after the SMEs portfolio, promoting entrepreneurship among locals especially the Thari Women. Dynamically talented, Raj, continues to demolish every obstacle in his way and enables the minorities of Pakistan to continue in his footsteps, to break stereotypes.
Dr. Santosh Kamrani
Dr Santosh Kumar Kamrani (Dr S K Kamrani) has been a development practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience of specific focus at policy to management level of education sector. He has been focal person on Peace, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Education from the platform of UNESCO. He also has been Director Programs of an international organization working on Sufism. He has been instrumental in sensitization and capacity building of hundreds of public school teachers in all four provinces in Pakistan on various themes including peace, human rights, interfaith and intra-faith harmony etc. Dr Kamrani has also been responsible for planning, and development of a university level degree program through distance learning education on Sufism and peace for a public university in Pakistan with flexibility of various entry points from Certificate Course to PhD.
Jamshed Iqbal is a communication expert, peace builder and trainer with more than 10 years of field experience. He is widely known for his creativity, excellent communication skills, unique insights and conveying complex ideas in simplest way.
Columnist with considerable reader-base with scores of articles covering wide range of subjects like health, Disaster Risk Reduction, peace building, conflict resolution, anger management, youth development, women empowerment, reducing gender-based violence, effects of domestic violence on children and more.