Zafar Iqbal, founder of The NGO World and chairman of TNW Foundation was awarded an international honorary medal on the World NGO Day 2020, in recognition of his outstanding work in the civil society and NGO sector.
The World NGO Day is an international calendar day annually observed on February 27, officially recognized and declared in 2010 and first time marked by the UN, European Union leaders and international organizations in 2014.
Zafar Iqbal (as goodwill ambassador of World NGO Day in Pakistan) has developed the World NGO Day-Pakistan movement, bringing together up to thousands Pakistani NGO leaders to conferences, awards, workshops, exhibitions on February 27 every year in Islamabad. It is one of the largest World NGO Day movements in the Commonwealth of Nations.
This year’s World NGO Day medal was awarded to Dean Trantalis (Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US) and Zafar Iqbal (NGO leader from Pakistan).
Federal Minister and Adviser to the Prime Minister for Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam presented him the award during the “Social Good” conference held on 27th February at NCRD Islamabad.