Ahmed’s Shorob.com Wins Social Media for Empowerment Award

Shorob.com, a Bengalese youth platform founded by Nuruddin Ahmed (MPA ’16), won the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 in the “Communication, Advocacy & Development Activism” category.  The award is an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, a New Delhi-based organization that aims “to find sustainable Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions…to address [the] digital divide in underserved and unreached regions and communities.”

“This international recognition is really inspiring for the whole team and the community. It will help us to take more risks and will also help us to network with more people -- both nationally and internationally,” said Ahmed.

Shorob.com is one of 16 winning organizations selected from over 160 entries across South Asia. Winners were announced on November 20 at a ceremony held in New Delhi.