Hansae Yes24 Foundation to Fund Asia Foundation Development Fellows Leadership Training in Seoul

Seoul, December 28, 2016 — Recently, the Hansae Yes24 Foundation in Korea announced a two-year pledge to support The Asia Foundation Development Fellows Leadership Training Program, to be held in Seoul. The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified young professionals from Asia with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. As a program component of the Fellows program, the Leadership Training Program features an intensive one-week course held in Korea in partnership with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management. The training provides young professionals with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges.

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Hansae Yes24 Foundation was established in 2014 with contributions made by Mr. Kim Dong Nyung, Chairman of the Board of Hansae Yes24 Holdings Corporation, one of the world’s largest garment manufacturing companies, to help broaden the economically cooperative relationship that Korea has established with foreign countries to one that encompasses cultural and human ties. The major programs of the Foundation are to provide scholarships, volunteer abroad programs, academic research and art exhibitions.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region. The program is designed to be a multifaceted experience, involving intensive learning modules—short courses, conferences, and study tours in Asia and the U.S.—to enhance leadership skills, Asian development knowledge, professional networks, and international exposure.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

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