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 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 



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.