Mowmita Basak Mow is the founder and president of Center for Leadership Assistance & Promotion (CLAP) Foundation. The non-profit organization develops training and mentorship programs for young leaders to serve minority communities for a more inclusive Bangladesh. She is also a social activist, journalist, and leader in women’s rights. Mowmita completed her bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the Asian University for Women, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international development management at University of Bradford. She began her career as a human rights journalist at Dispatches International, and subsequently became a social entrepreneur and established the CLAP Foundation. Mowmita is associated with various national and international youth development organizations, and was recently awarded the global laureate fellowship by International Youth Foundation.
2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow