Saji Prelis Leads Globally on Youth Peace and Security From a Podium Built on Policy Activation

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Saji Prelis is the Co-Chair at Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security, an organization working on shaping the policy and practice agenda on youth, peace, and security collaboratively with UN, INGO, Inter-Governmental bodies, and youth as partners. Additionally, Prelis is the Director for Children and Youth Programs at Search for Common Ground, headquartered in Washington, DC.

In this podcast, Prelis shares his background growing up in a conflict-ridden zone of Sri Lanka and how he carried that memory, allowing it to motivate him toward peacebuilding. Early success in working within political arenas on behalf of youth paved a solid path for Prelis as advocacy efforts pushed him into policy development.

He shares his story and the measurable impact that his work with both organizations is having today. Special thanks to Igweshi Augustine of the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development of Nigeria for co-hosting this opportunity-filled conversation.

Change is unthinkable, then it becomes impossible, until it becomes inevitable, as quoted from one of our podcast co-hosts. In this podcast, we are introducing you to the people who are doing the unthinkable and impossible.

They are the world’s problem solvers…the innovators, policy advocates, and diplomats facing huge challenges. They are the Frontrunners of impact and we bring them and the opportunities that come with them to you through this podcast.

We’re putting action to the People, Planet, Profit, and Partnership theory, so listen for why YOU should be connected. Your host is Global Business Developer and President of Frontrunners Development, Mary Kurek.

Meet Saji Prelis

Saji Prelis Bio

Saji Prelis Contact and Resources

Connect with Saji Prelis on LinkedIn.

Saji Prelis’ websites:

1. Search for Common Ground:
2. Global Coalition on Youth, Peace, and Security:

Special Thanks to Our Co-Host: Igweshi Augustine

Igweshi Augustine

Igweshi Augustine’s company website:

Connect with Igweshi Augustine on LinkedIn.

Click to see Frontrunners Innovate’s interview with Igweshi Augustine.




Mary Kurek

President, Frontrunners Development, Inc.
Global Business Developer for Frontrunner Partnerships (UN SDG #17)

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