Barack and Michelle Obama are the former president and first lady of the United States. While in office, the Obamas did a lot of meaningful work related to humanitarianism, finance, and the medical sector. Even after his two terms in office, Barack and Michelle Obama are continuing their work.
The Obamas also began the Obama foundation which is a nonprofit organisation. It has launched several civic engagement programmes engaging with young leaders globally. This includes Obama Foundation Scholars and Obama Foundation Fellows.
Furthermore, the foundation has hosted roundtables, town halls, and workshops around the world. In fact, past events include India, New Zealand, Germany, and also Indonesia.
Moving on, this December the Obamas will be coming to Kuala Lumpur. They will be speaking at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural Leaders: Asia-Pacific gathering. It will be held from the 10th to the 14th of December.
Meanwhile, the gathering will see 200 emerging leaders from countries around the Asia Pacific region. They come from both the public and private sector from more than 30 nations.
These emerging leaders show extraordinary potential for meaningful impact on their communities. Also, they have a clear commitment to integrity as well as a capacity to advance common good.
The programme under the Obama Foundation focuses on values-based and ethical leadership that brings positive change.
Moreover, the four day programme will see plenary sessions, workshops, and training sessions. These activities are meant to challenge leaders to debate on ethical dilemmas. It will also help them work on creative and value driven approaches to problem solving.
Furthermore, after the gathering, participants will continue on the year-long programme with the foundation. They will receive a virtual programme through a speaker series, technical trainings, and action plan guidance.