Syed Aown Shahzad
Youth Activist, Lahore, Pakistan
Challenge: How Can We Help People Prevent, Detect, and Manage Chronic Diseases, Especially in Resource-Limited Settings?
Solution: Health Helpmate – A Visually Initiated Online-to-Offline Support Program
Syed Aown Shahzad is an environmentalist from Lahore, Pakistan who has previously worked with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan as their youngest employee. He was one of the three adolescent speakers at the 20th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child held at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York and also participated in the 2009 Secretary Generals High Level Summit on Climate Change held in the United Nations. His hypothesis on the financialization of nature was selected as the open solution winner for the Global Economic Symposium in 2013.
He is currently combining his interest in social action with journalism and dabbles in art in the form of oil painting for leisure.