Congratulations to our mother ship’s co-founders James Bao and Uyen Nguyen for winning the Migration Policy Institute’s Young Innovators Awards! At MPI’s 10th anniversary, James and Uyen were honored alongside Alan K. Simpson, a former US senator, and Ron Mazzoli, a former member of the US house of representatives for their work in public policy; Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Foundation, who was recognized as a global visionary; and the former Prime Minister of Italy, Giuliano Amato, recipient of the Leadership in International Migrations Award.
James and Uyen were honored for their work on OneVietnam and “their vision and dynamism in engaging the Vietnamese diaspora in action for good through the use of new media, arts, culture, and social entrepreneurship. Their initiative is being examined as a model for other diaspora groups.”
James and Uyen accept their award about 55 minutes into the video below. Check it out here! And we can’t forget to thank Paul Pham either, the engineering mastermind who’s made all this possible.
Let’s look forward to catalyzing further social change by combining the best of philanthropy and technology.