/ 7 March 2023

A PROFESSOR from the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology will join the Obama Foundation Leaders program.

Assistant Professor Abu Al-Rasheed Tangol was among the 105 emerging leaders chosen to participate in the leadership development and civic engagement program.

Tangol will be one of 35 leaders participating in the Asia-Pacific program. This year’s Asia-Pacific cohort represents 22 countries across the region.

As part of the six-month, non-residential program, participants will convene virtually each week for interactive sessions designed to help them drive change by honing their leadership skills, building deep relationships with their peers, and engaging with thought leaders and members of the Obama Foundation community.

They will also participate in various virtual experiences and special events, including one-on-one conversations with experienced mentors in the Foundation’s global network.

Launched in 2019, the Obama Foundation Leaders program creates a network of leaders who drive positive, innovative change in their communities throughout the continent and across the globe.

It aims to further inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe to change their respective communities and the world.