Preparing Global Leaders Academy (PGLA) is a premiere international educational program for the best students and young professionals in the world. Their specific strategy is to help participants maximize their potential and develop leadership and communication skills. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world.
I was chosen among a pool of over 700 outstanding applicants to join fellow young leaders from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South East Asia and the United States. I will be trained by world-class professors, politicians, diplomats, in the following areas:
How to be a leader, Introduction to diplomatic protocol, International Relations, Diplomatic Reporting, Conflict Resolution and the Art of Persuasion
The cost of tuition for this programme is $1000, but I was awarded a scholarship of $300 which excludes my ticket fare. I will need about $1400 to be able to attend this event in Jordan between 21-27 November 2016.
Please help me help my community
Nazeer Riaz Jamal
Nazeer Riaz Jamal is very much a 21st Century Polymath. He has a Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics, Geography and Environmental Management with over 7 years’ experience in the environmental field specialising in environmental auditing, licensing and enforcement and is currently employed as an Environmental Scientist at the South African Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
In addition he has been active in the community sector for the past 12 years as a volunteer, trustee and activist. His community activism began as the President of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of KwaZulu Natal and later co-founded with his Jewish and Christian friends People Acting Caring Thinking (PACT), a social and environmental NGO that became the watchdog over governmental institutions.
He was also appointed as a director of the Al Ansaar Foundation and earned the position of Station Manager of a community radio station, Radio Al Ansaar. He was the youngest Station Manager of a radio station in South Africa at the time. Lately, he has been working on a youth development initiative called The Haraka Institute aiming to connect young minds to develop social entrepreneurship initiatives in South Africa.
Nazeer has also been honoured as Muslim Leader of Tomorrow by the American Society of Muslim Advancement, as One of 200 Top Young South Africans by Mail & Guardian, a Young Fellow by the World Islamic Economic Forum and as Climate Reality Leader by Climate Reality. As with his Polymath nature he is also a singer, songwriter, spoken word artist, and a freelance photographer.