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Shomy Chowdhurry


Shomy Hasan Chowdhury is an award-winning Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh, and the Co-Founder of the global non-profit Awareness 360. She is a development professional with 10+ years of experience in community development. Her notable recognitions include Forbes 30 Under 30, President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold) by President Barack Obama, Putra Icon Award, and The Diana Legacy Award. She is also the first Bangladeshi to sit on the 2021 Diana Legacy Award Judging Panel, a Global Citizen Advocate, Asia Pacific's first Samsung Global-UNDP Generation17 Ambassador, Specialist for the CEE initiative of the US State Department, International Election Observer and sits on leadership & advisory positions of multiple international organizations. Shomy holds a Master's in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, as a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the most competitive graduate scholarships in the world. A global youth icon, Shomy, has spoken at and been seen on the United Nations, The White House, Kensington Palace, BBC, MSNBC, TEDx, Nasdaq, Forbes, Hello!, Humans of Kuala Lumpur, and many more.