Asia Society Names two Bhutanese women among 2013 Class of Asia 21 Young Leaders

Asia Society announced Kesang Chuki Dorjee, Director, KCD Productions and Lungten Zangmo Wangchuk as part of the Class of 2013-2014 Asia 21 Young Leaders, a prestigious group of the region’s emerging leaders under 40 in fields including government, business, policy, education, and arts. This will be Asia Society’s eighth class of Asia 21 leaders for a program that identifies and brings together young leaders based on their outstanding achievements, commitment to public service, and desire to make the world a better place by collaborating with counterparts across the Asia-Pacific region.

Kesang Chuki Dorjee is an independent filmmaker whose documentaries address social issues of women and children in Bhutan. She has won several international awards including the UNDP Human Development Media Fellowship Award (2010), Hoso Bunka Award – Japan Prize (2007), Special Recognition from the Prime Minister (2006) and Prix Jeunesse International UNICEF Award (2005).

LungtenZangmoWangchuk is a public health specialist and independent consultant in Bhutan. She has held several key public health positions in the Ministry of Health. She works as public health consultant in East-Timor with the World Health Organization. Lungten received her master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Public Health Epidemiology and earned her Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery from University of Delhi. She also holds a certificate in Leadership Development in Developing Countries from Johns Hopkins University. She has authored and co-authored scientific papers, reports and articles on diseases such as Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs, and cardiovascular diseases.

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