The Afghan youth constitutes 2/3 of the population. They are the agents of change, bearers of the conflict as well as participants of the conflict. The Youth Leadership Award aims to acknowledge Afghan young leaders in the fields of Education, Politics, National Security, Entrepreneurship and Art/culture. An advisory panel comprising of representatives from the Afghan government, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, civil society organization(s), Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce, university lecturers and national media will establish the procedure and criteria for each category, including the degree of public participation in selecting the winners.  The Awards will be announced during Afghanistan’s Independence Anniversary in a ceremony in the city of Jalal Abad and in the vicinity of Afghanistan’s enlightened Monarch, King Amannulah’ smausoleum