Sharowar Khan2023-2024 UChicago Obama Scholars
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Empowering the most vulnerable people to climate change around the world through a united front by forging a shared vision of a future where no one is left behind.
Sharowar Khan is a career diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh specializing in United Nations (UN)-led multilateral platforms, where he has focused his work on critical climate change initiatives under the Multilateral Economic Affairs (MEA) Wing. In this position, Sharowar drafted the government of Bangladesh’s position paper on climate change for COP26, the Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration adopted by 48 members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, and was a member of the Bangladesh delegation to the 76th UN General Assembly, COP 26, and 7th UN Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Sharowar sees the climate crisis as an existential threat and plans to harness the network and leadership skills gained through the Scholars program to drive collective action, empowering climate-vulnerable communities across the world.