Today, András Nyirati announced that he is among the 36 emerging leaders selected to join the Obama Foundation Leaders Europe program. The program will train participants in leadership development and civic engagement to help build their skills and scale their work across public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This year’s cohort represents 24 countries across the region.
András Nyirati is the president of the Power of Humanity Foundation, an organization with the mission to build a society where human rights and equality are respected, and democracy prevails. EEA works to strengthen democracy in Hungary by fostering the growth of strong, local civil society organizations throughout the country. They provide grant financing and capacity-building opportunities to 60 non-governmental organizations each year. András oversees the general operations, capacity building program, and civic education projects. He is motivated to act for a fairer society.
As part of the six-month, non-residential program, these dedicatedchangemakers 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 have an opportunity to participate in various virtual experiences and special events, including one-on-one conversations with experienced mentors in the Foundation’s global network.
Launched in 2020, Leaders Europe builds upon the legacy of the Obamas and their deep commitment to the region, with a focus on shared values and ethical leadership. The program is creating a network of leaders who drive positive, innovative change in their communities throughout the continent and across the globe. The 2022 class of Europe Leaders are working across a broad range of issues and focus areas, including human rights, climate change, strengthening democracy, and more.
The Obama Foundation Leaders program is designed to further inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe to change their respective communities and the world. To learn more, visit obama.org/leaders.