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Samir Akhundov

Humphrey Fellow - Azerbaijan

Samir Akhundov

Admission Date: Fall 2017
Completion Date: Spring 2018


Samir Akhundov was most recently the director of the "Intellect" Non-Governmental Youth Organization in Azerbaijan. Here he worked with young leaders, provided necessary facilities for their development and used their potential in a social, moral and educational improvement of the society. He collaborates with government bodies, local and international organizations and served as one of only two organizations for over 248,000 youth in the south of Azerbaijan. Thousands of young people were the beneficiary of his projects. Samir’s program focused on gaining knowledge about youth NGOs in the US which will help him improve and support democratic processes in Azerbaijan. He earned a BA in Education from Lankaran State University in Azerbaijan.