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LIAISONS

Are you well networked at a local, regional or national level? We are always looking for more enthusiastic Liaisons to be a face and voice of ONE Better World Collective in their region.

Work closely with our global tribe of changemakers to achieve our objectives by promoting important social media launches, exploring new project ideas together, onboarding new tribe members, and sharing your story!

Vuong Phan

Australia – Melbourne

Vuong is a medical and public health student at the University of Melbourne. He has mobilised young people across the world to advance the UN SDGs and represented their voices at the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Vuong is a firm believer in the growth mindset, empowering others, and leveraging the potential of youth to realise the 2030 Agenda.

Iza Dela Vega

Australia – Melbourne

Iza is an aspiring physician and public health professional who is passionate about global health, human rights advocacy and sustainable development. Having been involved with organisations such as the United Nations Association of Somalia, WISE (WASH in Southeast Asia), and the Australian Cancer and Health Sciences Competition, she is a resourceful collaborator and innovator in the community development sector. Iza is a firm believer that mindfulness and holistic wellness play a crucial role in empowering ourselves and our communities to create the change we want to see in the world.

Isabelle Nehme

Australia – Melbourne

A Melbourne girl at heart, Isabelle Nehme is a medical student at James Cook University, Cairns, and a University of Sydney Master of Health Policy student. Isabelle is the current Vice President External (2020) of the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) and is a passionate advocate in areas such as mental health, medical education, and public health. She looks forward to using her experiences, including representing the voices of young adults regarding Universal Health Coverage at the United Nations, in conjunction with working alongside other innovative changemakers to progress the SDGs. 

Victor Lin

Australia – Melbourne

Victor is an aspiring physician-scientist with an interest in malignant haematology and drive to create meaningful impact in the realms of clinical medicine, biomedical research and public health. He holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. He currently works as a junior doctor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, investigating novel therapies for patients with blood cancer. Committed to improving health and educational outcomes in the community, Victor is co-founder of the Australian Cancer and Health Sciences Competition (ACHSC), the Australian Students’ Society of Haematology (ASSH) and Teaching for Impact (TFI) and currently serves as Board Member of Eternal Possibilities (EP) and Student Science Squad. Previously, he has served as Vice President (Internal) of the Melbourne University Health Initiative. 

 

Elizabeth Hu

Australia – Melbourne

Elizabeth is a Doctor of Medicine student at the University of Melbourne, Australia while pursuing a diploma of Sustainable Living. She is the founder of Folding Our Futures, a non-for-profit  dedicated to teaching the UN SDGs to high school students and implementing the goals through youth-led social impact projects. Liz is also the founder of Chariteach, an education charity that addresses social connection and academic inequalities. She is passionate about  community engagement and youth empowerment, and  in the potential of young people to change the world. Elizabeth is determined to combine paediatrics, public health, and education as part of her mission in life as an effective humanitarian.

Goitseone Tanki Thebe

Botswana

“We are the change we want to see in our communities, our countries and the world at large”

Goitseone is a passionate and ambitious young woman who is currently pursuing her medical degree in Cuba.  She is the Founder and CEO of a non profit organization in Botswana called The Leader Unleashed. Her role is to manage the organization and ensure that the work aligns with their vision: to unearth the leadership potential of young Batswana through skills development and exposing them to life changing opportunities in the world. Goitseone is also a Youth Mentor for Global Changemakers, and a coordinator for the Oriental Zone for The African Students Union  in Cuba,

Diego Romeiro

Brazil – Extrema

Diego  is a Biologist and specializes in ecology, botany, and biotechnology. He and his wife founded Machaerium  focused on innovation and sustainability.

Camila Moura

Brazil – Extrema

Camila is a biologist having earned her PhD in Biotechnology, and is a mother, and lover of Nature who with her husband Diego in 2018 founded Machaerium. She believes it is possible to build a better world where humankind lives in harmony with Nature. Camila is passionate about working and being creative and innovative especially within the confines of the science lab but when the books and work are done for the day she dedicates her time for personal growth and transformation and purposeful and meaningful connection to both Nature and her precious family.

Paula Ferraz

Brazil – Greater Belo Horizonte

Paula is passionate about knowledge and to make a difference wherever she goes!
She has a Masters in Business Administration and a B.Sc in Law and a B.Sc in Economic Sciences, and is skilled in administration, auditing and teaching.

She has served on a committee for Civil Rights and Social Action with the United Nations Global Compact and currently is a member of The YLAI (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative) for Economic Empowerment

 

Julia Abrahao

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Júlia has an M.A. in International Relations and is skilled in the administrative and commercial world of banking and finance. She is a problem-solver with great communications, analytical and research skills. Júlia has a passion for a world full of equitable working environments and works for the provision of refugees in Brazil, so they have an opportunity to be socially and economically reinserted into society. She is determined to establish collaborative efforts to help develop environmental and multicultural platforms to better equip society with more sustainable and profitable solutions. Júlia is positioned to be a local and national changemaker with the UN SDGs. 

Mayra Collino

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Mayra is a Compliance professional who is passionate about human rights and integrity initiatives. She is a candidate for an International MA degree in Anti-Corruption and Collective Action at the IACA. She is also a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I) by SCCE. Mayra is also a proud mother of a wonderful family.

Sofia Ferrigolo

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Sofia is a high school student at Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro, where she is currently attending a technical COMEX curriculum at the same time as the regular High School courses. Through COMEX, some of her courses include National and International Law, Marketing, Graphic Design, Exterior Commerce, Import & Export Practice, Logistics, Administration, and Economics. She is interested in protecting the Environment and is an advocate for Climate change and is the National Community Coordinator at Climate Science.

Antonia Schnitzler

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Antonia is a student from Brazil but based in NYC. She is a Climate Activist and is the Brazilian National Coordinator at Climate Science. Antonia is passionate about the environment, children, animal rights, and social justice. She is determined to have a positive impact on the world.

Lais Nara

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Lais is the International Fundraising Coordinator for Pontes da Terra, connecting small farmers to urban families facing food insecurity in Brazil. She has a passion to see the world free of hunger and poverty and job insecurity. Lais has a BSc in Biology and is working towards a Masters degree in Forest and Nature Management. She speaks English, German, Portuguese  and Spanish.

Henrique Zanin

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Henrique is a Human rights and diversity lawyer, researcher and advocate. He is also currently a Master of Human Rights candidate at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law. Henrique is certified in Human Rights by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He also holds a specialist diploma in labour and employment law from the Brazilian Academy of Law and a LL.B. from Una University Faculty of Law with highest honours. Henrique  is a human rights adviser for a Ugandan non-profit, a specialist in LGBTI affairs for a Brazilian diversity consulting organisation, the founding partner of an academic mentoring initiative focused on helping vulnerable groups as well as the head of LGBTI migration of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Diversity Commission in São Paulo. He is interested in social inclusion, human rights, LGBTI rights, migration, diversity, alternative dispute resolution, work and transitional justice.

Brazil – Rio de Janeiro

João Victor is a Brazilian Lawyer who has a professional background in litigation in favour of social and economic rights, migrants’ rights, and against torture and other inhumane treatment committed by police agents against civilians. He intends to become a human rights lawyer and vindicate individual claims of victims of human rights violations before international courts, and advocate for more protective human rights legislations and policies in Latin America.

Emmanuel Niyoyabikoze

Burundi

Emmanuel is a young ecowarrior activist from Burundi and has a passion for Environmental Preservation, Peacebuilding and Community Development. He is an Earth Charter Young Leader and Peace Promoter for World Peace 2035.He is also the recipient of the Global Peace Excellence Award and Global Peace Medal from the Regional Alliance for Fostering Youth(RAFY)
Emmanuel is the founder and CEO of Greening Burundi that is responsible for planting trees across Burundi.

Massey Whiteknife

Canada – Alberta

Massey Whiteknife is a Canadian producer, businessman, and entertainer. He is known both under his own name as CEO of the ICEIS Group of Companies, an occupational safety and health and sustainable development consulting firm in the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta, and as ICEIS Rain, a drag queen and pop singer anti-bully advocate.
A Cree member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation originally from Conklin, Alberta, he moved to Fort McMurray as a teenager to complete high school. Massey faced both childhood sexual abuse and bullying as a teenager because he was gay. He created the drag persona of ICEIS Rain after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and Iceis Rain helped him to become more secure and confident in himself and in his business career, and to also heal from  childhood emotional traumas.
Massey later launched the ICEIS Group, now a multimillion-dollar company with interests in health and safety training and environmentally friendly industrial cleaning products. He built his business by telling people that “You can turn me away if I don’t do a good job, you can throw me out of the building, but if you don’t give me a chance because of my sexuality, well, that just doesn’t make sense. That way, if I don’t do the job, then you can say at least you gave me a shot.”
He is also involved in philanthropic ventures, is an anti-bullying activist and is involved in a non-profit career placement and mentoring program for First Nations people.
With few conventional gay social venues in Fort McMurray, Alberta  Massey  began going out to karaoke bars to perform as ICEIS Rain. He appeared in the 2013 documentary film Oil Sands Karaoke, and is depicted on the film’s promotional poster. He also produced the film God’s Acre in 2016.
He released the EP The Queen in 2014 which garnered five nominations at the 2014 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, in the categories of Songwriter of the Year, Best Music Video, Single of the Year, Best Rock CD and Best New Artist, and he was the first gay and two-spirit person ever to perform live at the ceremony.
In 2018 Massey was featured in the APTN documentary series Queen of the Oil Patch.

Mary Nirlungayuk

Canada – Manitoba 

Mary grew up in the remote community of Kugaaruk, Nunavut in the Central Arctic of Canada. She is the  Corporate Secretary with  Arctic Co-operatives Limited, a service federation of 32 co-ops in the Arctic. As the Vice President of the Corporate Services Division, she administers the democratic structure of Arctic Co-ops and works closely with it’s Board of Directors.

Mary has contributed to Co-ops on local, regional, national and international levels and advocates for and educates others about the power of the Co-operative model. She has a passion to share Inuit life with the world and  plays a significant role in bringing insight on Inuit culture, values and perspective to Arctic Co-ops. Mary is also concerned about poverty related issues among Indigenous communities in Canada and is always seeking ways of helping to provide more food and nourishment to needy communities.

Sujana Timilsina

Canada – Ontario

Sujana is a Social Development Professional specializing in Project Management for Non-profits, especially those serving marginalized and vulnerable populations. She is highly qualified in project planning, project management, monitoring, mentoring, collaborating, and coordinating among multiple stakeholders. Sujana holds multiple track records in leadership roles for effective implementation of numerous projects supported by International donor agencies for Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs) with a focus on Female Sex Workers (FSW), People Living with HIV (PLHIV), Sexual and Gender Minorities, and People Living with Drugs (PLWID).

 

Shahd Elsaman

Canada – Ontario 

Shahd is a high school student that has a passion to help people who have suffered bullying and racism. She is looking forward to sharing her thoughts and ideas with the world. Helping people has been a  dream of hers since childhood and now with One Better World Collective this opportunity has begun .

 

Nathalie Waldschmidt

Canada – Ontario 

Nathalie is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa. She completed a Master of Arts in Communication with a specialization in organizational communication. She is originally from Germany, moved to the United States for her undergraduate degree, and is now living in Ottawa, Canada. Nathalie has always been active when it comes to volunteering for various organizations that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. 

Samiksha Rane

Canada – Ontario 

Samiksha is a UNESCO ESD Youth Leader and experienced practitioner in Sustainable Development Education and Corporate Social Responsibility. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education for Peace. She is passionate about driving transformative change through advocacy and empowering youth. Samiksha writes stories on Medium (https://medium.com/@samiksharaorane).

Kasha Sequoia Slavner

Canada – Ontario 

Kasha Sequoia Slavner is a Gen-Z documentary filmmaker, photographer, and passionate social justice advocate. At 14 she founded The Global Sunrise Project, a youth-led social enterprise that creates positive impact media.

She conducts educational outreach with screenings of her film, exhibitions and workshops on civic engagement to empower youth to take action on the SDGs. Her first feature documentary, The Sunrise Storyteller, had its World Premiere at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2017 and has screened at 60 international festivals and won 29 awards, including the Ron Kovic Peace Prize & Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award.

Kasha is a Diana Award recipient, a Yunus & Youth fellow, an alumni of Global Changemakers, We Are Family Global Teen Leaders, WE and the Voices of SDG16+. She is the first recipient of the Kim Phuc Youth Peace Award and presented at the UN International Day of Peace & Climate Action student observance at headquarters in 2019.  Most recently she became a 2021 Climate Ambassador for the Global Youth Climate Network. She is a frequent UN Youth Delegate & presenter and an accredited expert for the Women’s Media Center. She’s an experienced public speaker, author, contributor to National Geographic Learning, and several publications.

Kasha’s next documentary 1.5 Degrees of Peace, currently in development, will explore how climate action and peace are more interconnected than we may think. Across the world, youth are activating the power of generations to demonstrate that a bold peace movement can make climate justice achievable and climate justice now will help us create peace for future generations.

Lori Nikkel

Canada – Ontario 

Lori Nikkel is a visionary leader and champion of social and environmental justice issues related to food.

As CEO of Second Harvest, Lori has developed a national food recovery network that redistributes healthy surplus food to communities in need. She is an international thought leader on Perishable Food Recovery with a strategic focus on increasing awareness of the negative impacts food loss has on climate.

Lori’s guidance has changed the way Canada manages food loss and waste. She is a co-author of the The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste, a world first evidence-based research project. The report identifies where, why, and how much food is lost and wasted across the supply chain, and offers actionable solutions.

A favored media contributor, Lori is sought after for her commentary and recommendations.  She has addressed FAO North America, was globally recognized by the United Nations as Canada’s Food Hero, is a Clean 50 recipient, and was recently named as one of Canada’s 2021 Women of Influence.

Rachel Kasongo

Canada – Saskatchewan

Rachel is passionate about participating in the latest sustainable development project and providing insight into how to improve them.
Her mission is to  promote the protection of wildlife and the environment with a focus on a healthy society. Rachel is committed to developing solutions in order to build a better green industrialized world. 

 

Keroles B. Riad

Canada – Quebec 

Keroles is a PhD candidate and Public Scholar at Concordia University. A recipient of the Quebec Lieutenant Governor Youth Medal. He leads the “Waste Not, Want Not” compost initiative at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Since the beginning of “Waste Not, Want Not” in 2016, the Concordia community doubled its annual composting, and each Concordian reduced their overall waste by the equivalent of two months every year relative to what they used to generate in 2015.”

 

Juliana Tinoco

Canada – Quebec 

Juliana is a student of International Development Studies. Her greatest passion is helping people to live a healthier and happier life. For this reason, she has created a Facebook group called Happy World, which aims to do good for the planet and people. She often organizes clean ups around the city and hopes in the near future she will be able to continue doing this on a bigger scale.

That is, she considers herself a social and climate activist.

Sofia Gutierrez

Columbia – Bogota

Sofia is a High school student and Climate activist from Colombia. She coordinates an environmental educational program in a youth NGO from Colombia, called Pacto X el Clima, and is part of the FFF Digital. Sofia is also a climate leader with The Climate Reality Project by Al Gore. She has lobbied both National and local governments regarding climate change issues. Sofia has a project she launched called @florabygea that connects ecofeminism with art and sustainable fashion. She is also now the director of partnerships at the Youthify Network.

 

Salomé Beyer

Columbia – Medellin

Salome is a youth delegate for the General Assembly of YOUNGA in Columbia and desires to continue learning how to become a more efficient agent of change, guided by transparency, honesty, and intersectionality.

She is a Teen Advisory co-chair of the UN Foundations Girl Up in Medellin that tackles gender discrimination through leadership, activism and education. Salome is also a Young Leader for Women Deliver and  is passionate about social justice and workplace equity and empowering young women to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Mia Negru

Denmark – Copenhagen

Mia is a co-funder of 2030 Builders, the first digital innovation tool for sustainable strategies. Her vision is to empower all companies and individuals to grow sustainably. 

Her expertise in Sustainable Development Goals, innovation, green growth and sustainability combined with her education from Singularity University in Exponential Organisations, enables her to help companies small and large to convert the sustainability challenge into a competitive advantage.
Mia is a speaker, moderator, mentor, workshop facilitator, development facilitator and motivator for moonshots dreamers, as well one of the Top 50 Women in tech in Denmark in 2019

 

Mariam El Shayeb

Egypt – Cairo

Mariam seeks to help make the world a better place in all she does. She is a mom of a beautiful special needs girl who is a constant source of joy in her life. Mariam is passionate about gender equality and workplace equity and to empower  young girls and women to utilize their voices to be honoured and respected. She is a data analyst and content editor and speaks French, English and Arabic. Mariam has a Bachelors Degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Alexandria in Egypt, a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from The Harvard Business School and a certificate in Human Resources Management and Services from the University of Minnesota.

 

Engy Abdelnasser

Egypt – Cairo

Engy has a big heart to help humanity and the planet. A fresh graduate from the American University in Cairo  with honors and a double major in Political Science (International Relations Concentration) and Communication and Media Arts. She speaks Arabic, English ,French and German. Engy is passionate about seeing social justice and the empowerment of young women expressed more visibly on a local and International scale.

Egypt – Cairo

A fresh graduate from the American University in Cairo, with a political science major (specialization in International Relations) and a History minor. Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, with a little bit of Spanish. Since childhood, the dream of taking part in providing love and peace to the world is still growing day by day. Fighting for equal rights, healthy climate, and zero violence are on the top of her list.

Solomon Bizuneh

Ethiopia – Addis Ababa

Solomon is skilled in Child Protection Programming and was awarded the meritorious Save the Children International staff of the year title in 2016. He is focused on gender-based violence, MHPSS, and humanitarian civil rights for children in both Refugee IDP and SGBV settings. Solomon has years of experience working in the non-profit space with UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, and Bethany Christian Services.

Guillaume Capelle

France

Guillaume Capelle is the founder of SINGA: the world’s largest community of innovators on migration. He also created J’accueille: the award-winning platform for the accommodation of refugees in private homes: 148 000 roommate nights already. And he recently launched Allomondo: one-on-one conversations to remake the world together. Rewarded by the United Nations, Ashoka, Forbes and Microsoft among others, he is considered as one of Europe’s leading experts in tech for good, intercultural innovation and pluralism. Passionate about art, currencies and games, he watches over the next innovations in this sector. 

SINGA is the largest international network of incubators producing innovation via migration. It is also a community gathering tens of thousands of citizens and entrepreneurs around the world each year. SINGA means “wire” in lingala, a thread that connects immigrants, refugees and locals around common interests and projects.

Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta

Germany

Thy-Diep (Yip) Ta is a management consultant (ex McKinsey), INSEAD MBA graduate, executive coach, and Zen-inspired mindfulness & meditation trainer (Search Inside Yourself certified). She is the author of the book “Beautiful Brains change tomorrow… today – honest conversations with heartful change-makers in business and society”. Yip has founded the Mindful Coaching Academy, and is currently creating business models for token-based stakeholder economy with unit.ventures. She is a social entrepreneur and committed to contributing to advancing SDG3, SDG4, and more peace in the minds, hearts and hands of fellow brothers and sisters. 

Andrea Kostrowski

Germany – Berlin

Andrea graduated with a Master’s degree in International Sustainability Management and is the Campaign Manager for The Climate Bet. After receiving  her Bachelor’s degree in Economics, she dedicated herself to  Business Development and SEO. Andrea has a background in  Sustainability Consulting with a focus on climate protection. She has a passion for sustainable living and promoting and supporting Green Business.

The Die KLIMAWETTE (the CLIMATE BET) is focused on gathering one million people who have saved at least one tonne of CO2 by the next UN Climate Conference in Glasgow in November 2021. Each participant donates at least 25€ to a climate protection project on the campaign’s website (www.dieklimawette.de) to save at least one additional ton of CO2. The selected climate protection projects cover all aspects of sustainability. All participants are invited to convince at least two other people to participate in the bet.The campaign originates from Germany, but the English website will soon be online for interested participants.

Henrique Zanin [he/er/ele]

Germany – Berlin, Deutschland

Henrique is a Human rights and diversity lawyer, researcher and advocate. He is also currently a Master of Human Rights candidate at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law. Henrique is certified in Human Rights by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He also holds a specialist diploma in labour and employment law from the Brazilian Academy of Law and a LL.B. from Una University Faculty of Law with highest honours. Henrique  is a human rights adviser for a Ugandan non-profit, a specialist in LGBTI affairs for a Brazilian diversity consulting organisation, the founding partner of an academic mentoring initiative focused on helping vulnerable groups as well as the head of LGBTI migration of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Diversity Commission in São Paulo. He is interested in social inclusion, human rights, LGBTI rights, migration, diversity, alternative dispute resolution, work and transitional justice.

Dr.Erlijn van Genuchten

Germany – Stuttgart

Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten is passionately carving a pathway of mindful consciousness by establishing positive changes in her own life and in the world around her. Her impact is visible as an Inspirator
and Trailblazer by living more sustainably and inspiring others to do the same. Erlijn has led by example through advancing research with a PhD in Psychology and by teaching, publishing linguistic books
and improving security in IT. She is born in The Netherlands and moved to Germany to do her PhD where she currently feels right at home.

Rosemary Anku

Ghana – Accra

Rosemary is a Global & Community Development Enthusiast and Advocate for Quality Education & the SDGs. She is an African Internship Academy Fellow , An Associate Fellow , a Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition Gold Winner , a Citi-FM Write Away Contest First Prize winner and a Presidential Award Recipient. Rosemary is the founder of  StoryVan that tells stories around social impact  within education, health, youth empowerment and food security.
Through this project, Libreria Ghana has established a library for the students at Gemstar School at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

Ruchi Varma

India

Ruchi Varma is the founder and chief executive officer of HumanQind. Ruchi is an
architect and urban designer by training and is extremely passionate about people and
public spaces. She closely observes how the latter influences the way people function
and live. Ruchi has worked extensively in the urban mobility and sustainable urban
development sector with government and nongovernmental agencies. She has been
associated with Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme at Indian
Institute of Technology, Delhi for over a decade. She is a SDG practitioner and is
supporting localising the Global Goals through technical assistance and action research.
For her vision of equity, compassion and happiness, she has been selected globally as a
Dalai Lama Fellow, University of Virginia, USA. She is a 2020 Echoing Green Fellow, a
fellow with School of Social Entrepreneurs India and Leadership for Environment and
Development (LEAD) India.
A flaneuse at heart, she loves traveling, exploring cities, public spaces, and their
everyday life

Swarandeep Singh Kambo

India

Swarandeep Singh is a Fund Associate & Community Manager at UNLEASH, a global non-profit initiative addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing young global talents together to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Akhaya Mohanty

India – Kolkata

Akhaya is a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Narayana Health. He worked as an external health monitor for The World Health Organization for over 3 years in Kolkata. Akhaya is passionate about seeing a world full of love and justice void of racism.

Umang Pathak

India – New Delhi

Umang is a lawyer, social worker, teacher, and mentor, with over two decades of experience. Umang founded India’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) firm – ESG Advisory Services – to provide Indian companies with advice through their journey towards sustainability.  She advises corporations in relation to corporate law, white collar crimes, dispute, regulatory, corporate governance, sustainability and ESG advisory including corporate social responsibility strategy and execution and diversity and inclusion.

Umang is National President, Legal Awareness Council (NLAC) and member of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI), focused on achieving SDG 5 – Gender Equality. In this role, she is instrumental in creating the country-wide network of State Councils and District Councils to create wider impact regarding issues and themes pertaining to gender, business and law. She also focuses on startups by women entrepreneurs, assisting them in their entrepreneurial journey to gain access to capital and benefit from the evolving ecosystem of incubators, accelerators and government schemes and missions.

She mentors budding professionals in law, business and social work, and occasionally takes on teaching assignments at colleges and other student communities such as the Corporate Law Journal. She is also a member of many industry bodies and global organizations, such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ladies Organization (FICCI FLO) and EuroGender, which is the EIGE’s main consultation platform as well as a collaboration platform that allows all of its 10,000 users to exchange resources, knowledge and good practices on gender equality.

Radhika Sachdeva

India -West Delhi

Radhika is a student who is passionate about human rights. She founded Childrenwise in 2019 at the age of 18 where she and her team work for the upliftment and empowerment of those who are underprivileged and differently-abled. She and her team accomplish this by establishing centers in slums where they undertake projects that focus on the 17 UN SDGs. 

Vikrant Srivastava

India -Delhi

Vikrant is a committed environmentalist passionate about advancing the SDGs. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Science and advocates for climate change adaptation and resiliency. He is a writer, researcher, Climate Reality Leader, member of YOUNGO and Indian delegate at MockCOP.

Azuma Muhammad

India – Tamil Nadu – Coimbatore

Azuma is a Naturopathy and Yoga medical student who is inspired by the collective knowledge and culture and passion from humanity to collaborate and unite to make the world a better place to live in. She strongly believes that the UN’s SDGs provide a broader framework for healthcare professionals to cater to the global community.
Her mission in life is to bring purpose and mindfulness to the hearts and minds of humanity in order to provide others with a life of true health and happiness.

Susana Gago

India – South Goa

Susana is a dedicated & passionate entrepreneur, founder at Le Zennoir: a soulful, profit for good, ethical luxury organic Nanocosmedics startup.
She has created a unique and novel approach that integrates body-mind and soul as a whole, offering a curated range of highly effective cosmetics, infused with ancient Ayurveda medical science, 100% plant-based and toxic-free, and powered with cutting-edge nanotechnology, prebiotics and stem cells, to create ground-breaking unique and high quality and purity products. Susana is an innovator, explorer and alchemist, working on a “regenerative development” that would reconcile economic progress, social responsibility and maintain the natural balance of the planet. She is a contemporary traditionalist and  believes in old fading values and principles, such as kindness, compassion, empathy, and generosity. Susana believes that the future is female, sustainable ,regenerative and green

Anuraj Rk

India – Kerala

Anuraj is a Wildlife Biologist. He primarily works in the Western Ghats Landscape and is interested in the ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians. He has been working with NGOs and the Local Forest Department after finishing his masters and is currently employed with Silent Valley National Park. Throughout his career he has focused on conservation education among students and other local stakeholders through Nature camps and workshops.  He is especially passionate about building awareness around snake bite and snake conservation.

India – New Delhi

Dhwani graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Studies from The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Delhi, India. She has experience working on gender and human rights with the United Nations in Geneva, and several other international and regional organisations. Growing up as a young woman in India, her experiences and those of women and minorities around her have made her a fervent feminist, determined to advocate for and work towards the betterment of people’s lives around the world.

India

Agnel is a clean energy and mobility enthusiast. He values biodiversity and ecosystems and their protection and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Renewable energy management. His ambition is to be an entrepreneur in sustainable development.

India – West Bengal

Arjun Dutta is one of the up and coming leaders in India, in the area of research in Environmental Science. Currently working in the space of Technological Business, he is the Executive in Residence (EiR), at Brickview Studios, Nasscom10k incubated startup, and the Founder and CEO at IQApex Labs, a unique venture that provides researchers with the tools and resources needed to bring their passion for research to life. He started IQApex as a way to work and develop his passion for hardware space, which has now led to the building and launching of multiple products in collaboration with global companies. Over his time in the field, he has successfully guided more than 10 startups in the field of research.

One of Arjun’s keen interests is to spread awareness about emerging technologies in Sustainability and Environmental Science. During his work in the same, he collaborated with Brickview Studios to start Brickview Learning, a platform to help students and professionals learn about emerging technologies in the domain AR/VR & A.I, with over 1000 students participating in the learning process.

In the recent past, Arjun has worked with multiple different research institutes, including CDAC and has published multiple research papers during that time. He currently holds multiple patents under his name and looks forward to doing more in the future. As a Founder, CEO, Leader and Co-Worker, Arjun boasts of skills such as strategic planning, business development and a multitude of talents that enable him to become a capable and amicable leader. He believes in the power of ideas and the ability of research and infrastructure to bring the ideas to life. In his work life and beyond, looks forward to dedicating his time towards improving the quality of education and enabling the scientific community to go beyond imaginable limits through his research and experience.

Fatma Sinurat

Indonesia  – Jakarta

Fatma is a Civil Engineering Student at Pertamina University who is passionate about subsea pipeline engineering, geotechnical & foundation engineering, structural engineering, highway design, airport design, and project management. She is an Ambassador at Our Future of Change and believes in the empowerment of women in the workplace. Fatma is a strong advocate of a world free of racism and prejudice with universal love and peace and harmony.

Teguh Rahayu

Indonesia – Surabayu

Teguh has a BSc specializing in Entomology. She is an expert in insecticide efficacy in the Laboratory, in experimental design,  in bioassay, in artificial infestation of Asian corn borer (ACB), and in mass rearing of ACB using artificial diets. She manages organic waste utilizing the Black Soldier Fly (BSF)  and with her colleague have their own consultancy business related with BSF technology.

Linda Tembo

Italy – Rome

Linda is a Zimbabwean-born, Finance and Operations Manager with 20+ years of extensive experience working in the UN.  She is the holder of an EMBA, from the Swiss School of Management, Rome, Italy, and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration, Swiss School of Management. She has a tenured record in financial management, systems development, business process management, budgeting, human resources management and facilities management. She has always considered herself a team player and noted for ability to adapt in changing environments. She has achieved several accomplishments within the following subsectors: Finances, HR Recruitment, Management, Procurement, Special Events, Emergencies and Logistics. Linda is passionate about learning and an enthusiastic problem solver. She is a firm believer in professional development for staff through coaching, mentoring and managing performance. If Linda is not busy with her duties, you can find her at the golf course, shooting a hole in one or taking a walk.

Greta Colombi

Italy – Milan

Greta grew up with love and respect for the nature, wondering how and why things happen and trying to understand what animals think and feel. She always wanted to study animal behaviour, but after a while in the field, decided that she would like to contribute to Wildlife conservation and environmental restoration, in order to give back to Earth. Studying sustainability and raising awarness on the major challenges nature is facing nowadays and our impact on them is the mission she wants to pursue.
She believes that there is a way for us to share our Planet with all other living beings, and really wants to find it.  

Theresa Rose Sebastian

Ireland – Cork

Theresa Rose Sebastian is a youth activist from India. She currently lives in Cork, Ireland. She is a full-time student hoping to pursue Law & Politics as a future degree. She co-founded the international climate organization Re Earth Initiative that currently works in making the climate movement more accessible amongst other goals. Her main work focuses on spreading education, reforming the norm, and empowering others. 

Aaria Harania

Kenya – Nairobi

Aaria is currently working as a Branch Manager for IDEAS for US in Kenya and is pursuing a BSc in Environmental Studies at the University of Central Florida. She has a passion for climate change action and activism, conservation, sustainability, animal rights and environmental politics. IDEAS for US creates environmental solutions through local action, fundraising for environmental action projects, implementing solutions through working with the government on Kenya’s pressing environmental and wildlife conservation challenges. Aaria has planted trees in Nairobi National Park and was a student volunteer for the Kajiado Service Project which helped build and renovate two rural schools in Kenya for rescued children.

Wendo Sahar Aszed

Kenya – Mogotio

Wendo founded Dandelion Africa  because she believes that women and girls have a powerful voice that they can use to fulfill their potential and destiny. Dandelion Africa is a registered NGO based in Mogotio, Baringo County in Kenya and works in the Nakuru, Baringo and Kajiado South Counties. The organization is locally led and rooted in rural cultures and the knowledge and wisdom that is available to understand and comprehend the existing social and health problems that are facing marginalized communities. Dandelion Africa believes in equality and equal opportunity in all aspects of life and that true development in society is possible when women, girls and men work together to understand and support gender equality in communities. This  collaborative support will enable to develop solutions and progress for Sexual Reproductive Health and for young girls and women’s Rights and will also provide more equitable jobs.

Mbaarak Abdalla

Kenya – Mombasa

Mbaarak has a certificate in Community Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (CBERM) attained by Wetlands International in collaboration with the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) in Rufiji Delta, Tanzania. He holds a certificate in Small and medium Entrepreneurship from Strathmore Business School Nairobi Kenya, and a Certificate of Merit on Education for Sustainable Development awarded by African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW/GIRAFFE CENTRE).

He has worked on various successful projects on Mangrove Restoration (planting over 600,000 mangroves along Tudor Creek), Mari-Culture Development, Apiculture, community sensitization and beach clean ups within Mombasa County, Kenya. The projects were supported by UNDP/GEF-SGP, IDEA WILD, Population Service International (PSI), The Pollination Project, Slovak Aid, KCDP-World Bank funded project, Trillion Tree Campaign, Ecosystem restoration Camps, Gone West global, Climate Partner and local and international individuals. Currently, Mbaarak is working on Tudor Creek Mangrove Forest Restoration, under Brain Youth Group, to restore the 1,426ha of degraded mangroves out of 1,641ha along Tudor Creek in Mombasa County, Kenya.

Biodiversity conservation is his passion, which is why he decided to plant 3.5 Billion trees by 2030 under FRA in collaboration with a variety of local and global stakeholders. Mbaarak’s organization, Forest Restoration Agency (FRA), is working on it’s first phase project of planting 1Billion trees in Kenya (Nation Wide) of which there will be 450 Million mangroves to be planted along the Kenyan coast. He has also purposed to plant another 550 Million terrestrial trees and fruit trees among 3.5 Billion trees around the world by 2030.

Jack Mazingira

Kenya – Nairobi

Mazingira is a Swahili word for Environment. Jack is an experienced Environmentalist and earned his name through his passion and activism regarding Environmental Conservation. He has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and is focused on Environmental protection.

Jack also founded a community based organization in the slums of Kibera  in Nairobi which needs our support.

Hazel Akinyi

Kenya – Nairobi

Hazel Akinyi is an Environmental Scientist with a focus on Environmental Protection and Conservation, Climate Change Action, Sustainability and Renewable Energy technologies. She volunteers for various corporations and organizations in order to help youth to create innovative sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Hazel is also a part of an IT start up that helps locate and expose diploma and certification fraud as well as offering solutions to existing HR problems. She is fully committed to the heart and mission of One Better World Collective to connect and grow the tribe of global changemakers.

 

Kevin Mtai

Kenya – Eldoret

Kevin is a medical laboratory technologist (microbiologist) by profession and a climate justice activists and environmental defender by passion. He is volunteering to protect nature and has been a champion for the SDGs for more than 4 years with different environmental organization.

He is the co-founder of Kenya Environmental Action Network [KEAN], member of Global Children’s Campaign. He currently serves as Africa Coordinator for Earth Uprising, Africa Outreach Coordinator Climate Live. He was at Mock COP26 and has been advocating for climate friendly planted-based food at UNFCCC meetings (COP) with a movement called Food at COP.

Benson Lemara Kirruti

Kenya – Narok

Benson is from the Maasai tribe in Kenya where by pastoralism is their way of life. He started in conservation as a preschooler, having planted all the trees currently on his family farm. This lead to him completing a bachelor of science in forestry and becoming a professional forester and ecosystem conservator with the Kenya Forest Service. He founded Friends of Maasai Forests in 2015 as a way to tackle the matters that face community forests amongst the Indigenous People. They established a tree nursery and have planted more than half a million seedlings with plans to plant half a million more by 2025.

Friends of Maasai Forests also advocates for the rights of every Maasai indigenous child to acquire quality, affordable education. They are also discouraging female genital mutilation and early marriages amongst their girls. Some young girls have been chased away from their homes because they have refused to get circumcised or be married off. In 2019, Friends of Maasai Forests rented a house in Narok town to act as a rescue center for these vulnerable girls. By j2022, their dream is to acquire land and build a permanent rescue center for these girls with the help of well-wishers.

John Roy

Kenya – Nairobi

John has a zeal and determination for sustainable development and advocating for environmental considerations in infrastructural development. He has graduated from Kenyatta University with a degree in Environmental Resource and Conservation and further advanced his environmental studies through the World Bank Group and Denmark Technical University. Currently, he is pursuing Urban Management in Lund University. Having worked in the government development agencies, he has quite substantive experience in assessing environmental implications. He is very passionate in the following areas: Sustainable urban development, Nature based solutions, Sustainable mobility, Sustainable Consumption and Production, as well as the energy sector. He will be partnering with Eko Nation to select some of the sustainable sectors which are critical in his region and conduct a project report on solving or providing measures in addressing the sustainability issues.

Marxine Waite

Kenya

Marxine has a great passion for environmental education and training. She believes that
everyone, at whatever capacity level, has a direct responsibility in caring for people and the environment. Through her expertise and background in environmental management, she founded Green Catalyst Consultancy, a company dedicated to supporting organizations to
achieve a triple bottom line through cost reduction using proper environmental management,
sensitivity to employee welfare, support for local communities and sound business ethics.

Marxine has a background in Environmental Science with an interest in global environmental change, particularly climate change and environmental education. She loves working with
youth leadership and mentorship programs. Marxine has experience developing ecocertification standards for the tourism industry, coaching and training on integration of
sustainability practices in company operations including supply chains in various sectors. She is also a qualified and licensed Environmental Expert with National Environment Management
Authority (Kenya) and a Travelife Sustainability Coach and Auditor.

Natalia Vieira

Luxembourg – Dudelange

Natália has an MSc in Political Communication and is currently working for the Master Student Affairs department at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics. Her focus in Political Communications is on  Nation Branding. She is committed to social changing, crisis management, human rights, climate change, woman empowerment and youth political engagement.

Emma Kelly

Mexico – Mexico City

Emma is a UX Designer (User Experience). She is passionate about problem solving and co-creating meaningful experiences for people by identifying areas of opportunity through conversations with stakeholders and their clients, to help companies understand their clients’ needs and co-create strategies, re-define designs or create new products with a tech for good and inclusive approach. Emma is currently helping ONG’s improving their online and offline products and processes with strategic and design solutions, so their good impact could be exponentially improved. She believes we never stop learning and that we need to stay humble, but fight for what adds value.

Daphne Laan

Netherlands – Amsterdam

Daphne is a global changemaker. She is a business leader in the worlds of Telco, Technology, Internet, Media & Social Impact since 2000. When Daphne was the Lead for Women@Google in the Netherlands, she undertook the experiment: What happens if you follow your heart in a business context and only do the things you enjoy? Then doors will open unexpectedly…

After Google Daphne founded House of Wonder combining board management & speaking. Her mission is to bring freedom in thinking and doing.  She co-founded The Board Whisperers in 2020 to offer an creative solution to the urgent need for balanced representation at the top level of organisations. She is a creative ideator – with a plan of action. She works with boards and their teams to translate their vision into strategy to make positive change happen.

Daphne is the Managing Director of the Down to Earth Collective a Social Impact Enterprise and a catalyst for positive change through everyday action. It started with a documentary that premiered at the UN Climate Conference in Paris before negotiators came together and has become a true movement. www.downtoearthfilm.com

She is a co-initiator of The World Peace Summit regarding Human Rights aiming to create a group of future proof leaders, who will set a powerful example of how leadership leads to sustainable peace.

Alka Kenchi

Netherlands – The Hague

I believe in a world that is one family, full of love and compassion, where equity is the norm. I am responsible to uplift others and to connect, inspire and spread love so that we all together can create a chain reaction of kindness and bring an impact in the world around us.” Alka Khenchi                   

Alka is an enthusiastic SDGs advocate with a strong background in sustainable development and gender equality.  Over the years, she did several volunteer projects dedicated to peace and community development.
Alka won many awards/nominations like the Dutch IoT(Internet of Things) award, the Student for Sustainability award, a nomination in the Nudge Global Impact challenge of 2019 and in the Global Peace Awards 2020 as an under 40 for the Young peace champion awards.
She is passionate to learn from different cultures, backgrounds, and places. Alka worked as a communications volunteer on a Diversity & Inclusion project of the UN in The Hague. She also graduated as an equity guardian from the Leadership for Racial Equity program of Leadership in Snohomish County.
Alka is dedicated to advancing the SDGs especially SDG 4, SDG 5 and SDG 16. She has volunteered for War Child, the Women Information Network, the UN SDGs Global Festival of Action, and the Aiesec Oikos SDGs initiative in Paderborn, Germany.

Currently, Alka is working as a Community Advocate at ConnectAID and wants to create an impact in the society with her creativeness and humanitarian skills.

Fernanda Gil

Netherlands – Amsterdam

Fernanda is very passionate about people, nature, art, ideas, and brands that she became a lucky lifetime globetrotter. Fernanda started her career in China with a key project: introducing the sandwich concept to the Chinese market for the biggest bread company in the world. She later returned to Asia to be part of a brand expansion project, Tiger Beer with Heineken. Later, she moved to Detroit to join forces on the mighty project “The road to number one” with Dominos Pizza. She has engaged in global projects like opening the Austrian market or converting a well-known pizza chain in Germany.

After being a nomad for so long and owning just a 50kg footprint, she understood there is a gap between actual systems and the global community, which is linked to climate change and all HUMANKIND diseases that we are now experiencing. So, now she is devoted 100% to philanthropy and she is the Chair, CEO and Co-founder of House of Human, advocating for HUMAN passport, basic income, circular currencies and circular assets to achieve these goals. She founded Circular Ecosystems as the operating company to produce products, experiences and services that play within the framework of our world. She has been invited, together with her team, to join Davos 2022 World Economic Forum to pitch the business model of Circular Ecosystems – “A diverse and trustful place where things own themselves.”

Robin Walker

New Zealand – New Plymouth,Taranaki

Robin is a Maori native from New Zealand, a TIPUNA KAITIAKI CHIEF and title holder of a crown Maori Treaty Waitangi 1840 Principles Article 2 PARIHAKA. He is also a Mauri Ora Natural Resources Environments Manager of the PARIHAKA MAURI ORA TRUST Inc Company Estate. Robin has been working in the farming industry and is skilled in Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Strategic Planning. Robin is also working in the thoroughbred Horse Racing Industry as well as being a jockey in NZ and Australia.

Dr.Oluwatosin Komolafe

Nigeria – Abuja

Dr.Oluwatosin holds 2 doctorates 1 in Philosophy and the 2nd in Ecology and Environmental Science. He is a  highly motivated professional with a keen knowledge of practical and theoretical solutions to climate change and environmental issues as well as a strong skill set in Natural Resource Management. Oluwatosin is an expert in utilizing a variety of scientific, compliance, and map creation software programs. He has an eye for detail and an investigative mind with inductive and deductive reasoning skills regarding environmental monitoring procedures and is highly effective at data analytics.

Collins Nnabugwu

Nigeria

Collins is a Member of the SDG7 Youth Constituency. He currently serves as Special Envoy to the 6th Region African Diaspora and is a Convener for Kick Out Covid Africa #KOCA and works for Click Media Technologies (Designer: African Heritage Virtual Reality Museum).Collins is also a Co-Founder for the Organisation for Leadership and Strategy Development(OLSD) and is a Community Ambassador for Global Startup Ecosystem.

Isika Emmanuel

Nigeria – Ondo

Isika is a serial entrepreneur who believes in the power of youth to transform the world. He has directly helped over 500 youth and influenced over 1500 others. Isika founded Youth Initiative for Economic Empowerment (YIEE) with a target  goal of providing decent work for 1 million youth by 2030.
He says “if I don’t do it who will? If not now, then when?”

Anjorin Oluwatobi

Nigeria – Lagos

Anjorin Oluwatobi Emmanuel is an Environmental and Social Sustainability Professional. The Co-creator of African Digital Climate Project (AfDC) aimed at making climate change information and trends in Africa readily available through digital and media platforms. He is also the project lead at EY Initiative Africa, an NGO involved in youth capacity building and climate advocacy in Nigeria.

Godiya Zambwa

Nigeria – Lagos

Godiya is a passionate impactor who seeks to provide solutions to pressing problems faced by her community and nation at large. She is a graduate of Biochemistry from Caleb University, Lagos-Nigeria and has worked tirelessly to join other change-makers in advancing the UN’s SDGs, particularly goal 13 (Climate Action) in her various engagements and volunteering work.

Godiya is an administrator, and affiliate member of various organisations including Revamp Rave Network and the Eco Alliance Initiative. She loves to write, research and engage in innovative activities that enable her to develop solutions.

Godiya is an emerging software programmer who  advocates in the power of believing in yourself to motivate and encourage others to be changemakers at the societal, National and Global platforms.

Oluwatobi Omotayo

Nigeria

Oluwatobi is a student at University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is an SDGs advocate and a student volunteer at Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability for Africa (REES Africa). She is also a Climate Reality Leader at the global NGO, Climate Reality. She is passionate about Ecology and how humans can live full lives, whilst preserving the environment and the future of generations to come. She hopes to build a future where sustainability is a lifestyle, starting first, from the grassroots of our communities

Azeez Tobi Abubakar

Nigeria

Azeez is a young and vibrant professional. He is passionate about sustainable development, innovation and technology. He leads and co-leads teams in a number of Non-Governmental Organizations focused on the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by the year 2030. He helps champion action for positive change via projects and initiatives he co-created with youth from over 35 countries across the world. He believes in a world where everyone, everywhere is free and equal.

 

Shoaib Habib Memon

Pakistan – Hatta

Mr. Shoaib Habib Memon is a Humanitarian, Freelance Social Worker, Global Goodwill Ambassador in Pakistan, Global Peace Ambassador and an HIS Ambassador. He has an M.A in Economics and an LL.B From the University of Sindh. Shoaib has worked with many charities and humanitarian organizations including The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Merlin International in the UK and the ITA in Pakistan. He is also a volunteer with the United Nations through UNICEF and the WFP regarding Health and Nutrition. Mr. Memon also owns and operates a successful business in his hometown. Shoaib received a “Book For Peace” award from the FUNVIC Foundation  in Italy on 21 September 2019.Mr.Memon was also recently recognized for a World Humanitarian Excellence Award 2020 by the International Think Tank Institute of Peace and Development INSPAD. Shoaib’s volunteer work also includes helping poor and neglected families and orphaned children with the provision of food , installation of hand pump wells for clean drinking water, supporting students, and providing clothing and shelter. He is also supports Women’s empowerment initiatives, and disabled patients.

Raheen Fatima

Pakistan – Islamabad

Raheen is a young standup comedian, theater actress, interviewer, and SDGs Ambassador. Her goal is to empower people all around her. She was awarded 25 Under 25 Extraordinary Women of Pakistan by The Little Art. In theater, she has created plays for children’s rights, underage marriages, child abuse, gender equality, and has been showcased at Children’s Literature Festival. She is an ambassador for a community building game called MeWe, which binds communities together in a playful manner. Also, a member of Mindplore, a dialogue group of learned scholars from around the world, where all professors are above 50 years of age except her.

She has conducted over 300 online interviews of national and international personalities. She is a supporter of IdeaGist, a US-based digital incubator, working in the Pakistan Startup program under Prime Minister Kamyab Naujwan’s Scheme. Recently, she hosted the graduation ceremony of this program where she interviewed Ministers, Vice Chancellors of many Universities, and CEOs. She is the youngest social entrepreneur ever selected by the National Incubation Centre, working with two NGOs for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Program. I have my own social enterprise start-up to address the SDGs

As a humanitarian, she is a Sustainable Development Goals for Kids Youth Ambassador at the SDG Academy helping youth learn about and participate in achieving the SDGs. She is also an ambassador and panelist for International Children’s Month, regularly conducting children’s sessions on peace, love, and respect and care for all children and children’s rights.

Jaweria Baig

Pakistan – Karāchi, Sindh

Jaweria is a young climate activist trying to work for a better future. She has volunteered for several organizations, events, camps and conferences, such as  Mock COP26, COY16, LDYC and is also part of Earth Uprising International (partnership department). 

She is a guide who works for the betterment of society and believes that volunteering is the only thing which does not involve give and take relationships, and the only thing which makes us loyal and sincere towards volunteering is our passion towards serving humanity and accepting differences. She believes that youth have the potential to work together and make the earth a better place.

Ali Raza

Pakistan 

Ali is a digital native and a champion of digital marketing tools along with expertise in retaining vendors. He worked with around 500+ tech-based startup companies globally. His last job was with SHARAF DG  UAE and currently, he is working with STUBS HQ as a Post Production Manager – Applications (Publisher).

He has a vast array of experience working with IoT based tech startups (funded by Amazon, Kickstarter, KOTRA Investment and more). He has a great passion for changing the world and he is looking into the social needs of Onebetterworld Collective as a strategy consultant.

Abeer Allan

Palestine

Abeer is a Published Author, Content Producer (success stories, videos and games scripts, digital media content), Writing Consultant, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and the Founder and Creative Director at Allanzcom.com.
She earned a BSc. in Telecommunications Engineering but decided to shape a career in creative writing and digital communications. She is a versatile writer with more than 10 years of experience in creative writing, copywriting, advertorials, campaigns, business writing, script writing, storytelling, game narratives, social media management, content development, marketing and branding, and PR and communications. Abeer has worked with different organization across the globe, including in the MENA region, Canada, China, the UK, and the USA.

Gisella Benavente Miranda

Peru – Lima

Gisella is a Business Strategist, a Corporate Communications & Sustainability and ESG Advisor with a passion to see respect for Diversity and Inclusion. She is a CEO and Business Advisor with over 18 years experience  working for multinational companies while holding several management positions. Gisella has a solid understanding of corporate strategy, business positioning, risk management and stakeholder engagement either public or private. She has developed strategic vision and creativity for problem solving and critical thinking  in regulated and complex environments. Gisella is a seasoned communications and PR/Media expert  having been a designated spokesperson for media interviews in crisis situations.  

Shawntel Nieto

Philippines – Calabarzon

Shawntel Nieto is a founder, researcher, and advocate for sustainable development. She has co-founded BMB Solutions, SustainaRumble, and the Society of Sustainability Practitioners, finished her Masters degree in Sustainability Management, and worked as a researcher specializing in social entrepreneurship and pro-environmental communications. She is a Dalai Lama Fellow, Global Changemaker, and ambassador for several youth organizations focused on sustainable development and sustainability.

Minyoung Park

South Korea – Seoul

Minyoung has travelled the last seven years abroad in three different countries located on three different continents. Her eyes have been opened to the various different cultures and political views, and economic backgrounds that she encountered.
Her ultimate goal is to merge the values of other cultures and build bridges to help establish a global mechanism to promote sustainable development and ensure the inclusion of diverse stakeholders especially in the global business markets! Minyoung has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies and has a passion to integrate her knowledge by advancing the SDG’s relating to civil justice and gender equality and workplace equity and diversity and inclusion by creating innovative  projects and solutions for  International Development, Human Rights, and International Law.
She is proficient in French having  studied in a Department of French Language and Literature developing professional French language skills while also integrating  Humanities Studies on the structure of global society.

Marie-Anne Jaillot

Spain – Barcelona

Marie-Anne is a social entrepreneur living in Barcelona. She is the founder and managing director of Heart n Design Lab, a no-code agency that aims to skyrocket sustainable projects working under the SDGs framework. 

She is using her experience in various fields to help as many initiatives as possible convinced by the fact that the sustainable development is the only answer to solve our global challenges.

Sweden — Stockholm

“Be the change you want to see in the World, leading by example” is her key message.

Evangelia is Greek, living in Stockholm. She is an activist for climate change and the environmental crisis, a voice and promoter for human and animal rights, and vegan. Working for many years in the Tourism and hospitality industry, she had the chance to meet with people from different cultures, religions and background, open her horizons and grow as a global citizen.

As a UN Agenda2030 agent, she is researching ways to implement the SDGs in our everyday life. She is also exploring methods of climate communication and strategies that can help to breakthrough the barriers that keep people inactive in front of the challenges that keep us and the planet’s ecosystems on a path to extinction. She is connecting with people worldwide because she strongly believes that all together, with love and compassion, we can heal humanity and the planet’s ecosystems.

She is part of the force to mitigate climate change impact and communicate the solutions that can help the most vulnerable adapt and be resilient. She does her best to be useful to the young generations of green leaders, for them to have a sustainable, bright future.

An optimist that focus on the positive things that are happening worldwide and a LOVE activist creating from the heart space.

Philipp Ullmann

Switzerland

Philipp is an Eco Warrior for the Environment as well as a Project Manager  and an educator and a Padi Diving Instructor. While diving he has seen and experienced the destruction of the reefs and the pollution with plastic waste. In his opinion education is the key to success. Only if people really know nature, they will love and ultimately protect it. This requires worldwide cooperation, because we only have this wonderful blue planet and no substitute earth. He is a founding member of Ark 2030 which aims to reverse global warming by restoring the 500 million hectares of ecosystems that have been destroyed by mankind since the beginning of the industrial revolution. As part of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, the Ark will focus on five critical global landscapes across all continents.

Erik Turner

Switzerland

Erik grew up in Ticino and studied at the EPFL and ETH, where he earned a Master’s degree in Process Engineering. As an engineer active in youth engagement, he is particularly interested into how the production-consumption connection can be shifted towards sustainable practices (SDG 12). Erik is part of the “One Health” working group, which deals with the topic of global warming in a holistic way and brings together different disciplines and topics. As Vice-President of YES-Europe he connects young adults who are enthusiastic about energy and sustainability to jointly develop concrete proposals for a sustainable energy strategy. Professionally, within his work at a Swiss engineering consulting firm, Erik would like to integrate the aspect of circular economy more strongly into his projects.

Karime Abib

Switzerland – Zürich

Karime Abib founded AdvantiKA to research and create new innovative ways for businesses to become more sustainable and corporately responsible to the environment, and to help create a just society and a diverse and inclusive and equitable economy.She dedicates up to 40% of her business to pro-bono that foster sustainable business models for organisations in developing countries and by supporting projects for  women in the purposefulness and mindfulness space.Karime has an MBA,is an industrial engineer, holds a diploma in Sustainabilty and has Senior management skills with corporate giants like Unilever.Karime recently launched a new initiative called Empowr International, offering workshops, mentoring and creating a trustworthy community to support women who seek to embrace their feminine and masculine side in harmony as a tool to achieve their goals and to make the world a better place.

Anabel Worner

Switzerland – Zurich

Anabel is an ambitious social entrepreneur, fundraiser and social events manager. At the age of 15 she was already volunteering at an asylum centre. Anabel developed a passion to concentrate on social justice and human rights and advancing  the SDGs. She finished her Masters in Fundraising Management at the Zurich University for Applied Sciences and is currently working towards a second Masters in International Relations. She was chosen as  a Global Changemaker in 2019 and continues to promote change and social justice in founding her own social consulting enterprise SDG Act Forward.

Sonam Dolkar

Switzerland – Zurich

Sonam left her home and family at a very young age and fled to India as a Tibetan refugee. For the last two decades, she has been exceptionally blessed to have been under the tutelage and moral and spiritual guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She studied from the Tibetan Children’s Village School and later earned Master’s Degrees in English Literature from two top universities in India. Sonam has worked in various Tibetan educational institutions and NGOs as a teacher, researcher, translator and editor. She is a regular blogger, writing effortlessly on her experiences. In 2019, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives published her debut research book on modern Tibetan writings. Sonam believes in a world where Peace and Harmony for all humanity is possible.

Jana Skokan

Switzerland

Jana is a business professional with versatile experience in marketing, communication and strategy intertwined with deep interest in strong sustainability, human centric design and innovation, looking to drive meaningful impact in the realms of public and business reaction to future challenges and opportunities. She holds a Master from the University of Economics in Bratislava, in Economic Diplomacy and International Relations. Jana spent 7 years within a multinational logistics company. She currently works as a freelance digital marketer and sustainable growth advisor specifically supporting small businesses internationally. She is a founding member of the Ark2030 platform with a mission to restore 500m hectares of global ecosystems, investing $1trn into climate crisis solutions and educate a billion children to become the guardians of a healthy planet.

Jovinus Lwamugira

Tanzania – Karagwe

Jovinus is a conservationist, philanthropist, youth mentor, and social entrepreneur. He strives to improve the quality of life standards through assisting those in need or difficulty. He is the Founder and Director of “Environmental Conservation for Wildlife and Relief Services (ECOWRES) and is a Coalition Wild Ambassador. Jovinus is a Co-founder of the Karagwe Green Fingers Society and has helped plant more than 10,000 trees in Tanzanian watersheds and in rural communities, while helping train and engage over 2000 people in conservation and organic farming.

Micky Millian

Tanzania – Mwanza

“Ubuntu”: I am what I am because of who we all are”

Micky is an experienced Development Practitioner, social worker and Peer educator. He is the
coordinator of New Chapter Development for Youth (NCDY) and the founder of a non profit
organization in Mwanza –Tanzania (East Africa) called SOMA KWA FURAHA INITIATIVE (SKFI)
that is responsible to ensure that Orphans and Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) are given priority in
fulfilling their right to quality education and healthcare. .His role is to coordinate activities, resources,
equipment’s and information, supporting the planning and coordination of programs and also to allocate
funds accordingly.

Dixoni Emmanuel

Tanzania – Mwanza

Dixoni is an energetic young expert in Community Development Interventions. He is the CEO and Founder of Advancing Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI) that aims to create opportunities where deprived youth start, grow and sustain their enterprises, while enabling those seeking employment to become professional and productive.

He has been working with Local Government Authority, CSOs, INGO, Youth, People with Disability, Women and Rural Community on several projects. He has coordinated and implemented several workshops and trainings on empowerment and financial literacy, and advocates for the 17 SDGs to unlock opportunities for all.

Khadija Stewart

Trinidad & Tobago

Khadija is an enthusiastic environmentalist from Trinidad and Tobago with a passion for inspiring behaviour change through knowledge sharing and global action. She holds a BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies; and an MSc in Sustainable Development with Management Studies from Kingston University in London and is currently pursuing a 2nd MSc at The University of London in Climate Change and Development where her thesis research focuses on “Climate Change Challenges- Strategies for Building Water Resilient Communities in Trinidad and Tobago”.She is currently the co-host of the podcast called People Taking Action and has been successfully running an environmental blog called Ecovybz for the past 3 years. Khadija has represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 8th World Water Forum with the World Youth Parliament for Water, during the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Program and at the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit in Oslo with Sustainable Ocean Alliance. She is the founder of Ecovybz Environmental Creatives a company focused on educating the public about climate change, the oceans and the importance of water through environmental content creation and powerful storytelling initiatives to mobilize youth. Khadija is passionate about creating eco-conscious citizens in order that they can be the change in the world.

Kaossara Sani

Togo

Kaossara is the Executive Director of the Act On Sahel movement in Africa. She is a writer and Sociologist and Global Youth advocate for Climate and Environmental Justice. She also volunteers with Amnesty International on Civil Rights and Social Action.

Efe Tügen

Turkey – Istanbul

Efe is a high school student at the German High School in Istanbul and is a passionate changemaker who cares about protecting our world. He is a young climate activist for Fridays for Future International.

Efe is a committee chair for the German School Interact Club for District 2420 . He is also a Team Influencer, Social Media Manager and Coder. His main goal is making our world a better place to live in.

 

Humphrey Nabimyana

Uganda

Humphrey is a seasoned youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocate, leader, change agent and a presenter of a youth empowerment show on NBS Television, one of the leading local television stations in Uganda.

By founding Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU) a youth led non-profit organization focused on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on livelihood and skills development, Behavior Change Communication (BCC), Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, Humphrey has created a movement of young advocates through a youth led and youth serving platform of 16 core team members and 160 volunteers (growing under the Peer Educators Academy.

Hermant Julka

United Arab Emirates – Dubai

Hemant is a social entrepreneur with a vision to make a positive impact in transforming communities at the grass root level. Currently he is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of an Agro Tech start up company, VeggiTech, that is disrupting the Agriculture industry with protected Hydroponics and grow light based Hydroponics. VeggiTech is pioneering new ideas and innovating ways to deliver sustainable farming, addressing the 3 key challenges of temperature, water and soil. Their farm in Zubair, Sharjah welcomes all who would like to get close to understanding how our food grows.

Hemant has also had an illustrious career in Information Technology spanning over 3 decades with Tata Consultancy Services and Emirates Group where he evolved from a Software Engineer to Chief Information Officer. He is now bringing technology like internet, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create Digital Farms of the future.

Hatim Morbiwala

United Arab Emirates – Dubai

Hatim is interested in Agtech, Food Ecosystems, Strategy, and Sustainability, and is eager to connect and collaborate in these rapidly transforming, data-driven, tech-enabled areas. Currently he is the Head of Learning and Development at VeggiTech, an Agtech organization with the sole aim of disrupting the agriculture sector. Hatim earned his B.Eng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also holds an M.Sc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, focusing on Sustainability, Energy and Water Management.

Divya Garg

UK

Divya is the Chief Innovation Officer of Lets Localise an organization in the UK committed to serving humanity by building a simple but ground-breaking way of enabling schools to tap into support within the community that they have previously found difficult to access. 

Sian Gatenby

UK – Bristol

Sian is a purpose-led connector and recent graduate who supports  the marketing and social media platforms for The Good Board, and is leading the launch of their new podcast as well as working closely with the team to engage purpose-led and inclusive leaders.

Sian is a qualified yoga teacher with a deep interest in health and wellbeing and passion for businesses, events and initiatives which create meaningful connections for positive purpose. www.thegoodboard.com

Edd Moore

UK – Dorchester

Edd is a teacher and Eco Coordinator at Damers First School in Dorchester where he has built up the eco work over the last 8 years.He has helped the school to achieve the Eco Schools Green Flag three times in 2016, 2018, and in 2020 while in 2019 they were Eco Schools Primary Eco School of the Year, Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools Champion and Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Best Group titles that they will retain until 2021.  With the help of volunteers Edd started a school garden from scratch. The school gained RHS 5* status in 2017. For three years running the school won the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge with their environmentally friendly approach raising a total of £7500 in the process which was used to fund a nature area with a pond and a giant solar powered stopwatch for the playground. Edd started the Plastic Free Dorchester campaign with the Damers children who have made the school single use plastic free and helped the town to achieve Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Community Status in July 2019. The children and Edd took their “All in” Deposit Return Campaign to Westminster with CPRE and met Michael Gove and the children appeared on Newsround.

Lord Zia Choudhury

UK – Leicester

Lord Zia Choudhury, Baron of Breifne, CEO of AutoDrive Logistics Limited is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador and World Peace Ambassador of the United Kingdom, a Visionary Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist.

After spending thirteen years in senior management positions in the car and van rental industry. It was time for a change and Zia decided to join the world’s largest office stationery suppliers. Working up the ladder of success once again he was very instrumental to the sales growth and the management of many projects in this multi-million-pound business.

During all of his endeavours he has helped, no matter how small or large to spread the positive Karma in a continued effort to save Humanity. Lord Zia has helped raise money as a philanthropist along with his mum and siblings to help educate the under privileged children of a small town in Bangladesh, where they are from. The school was initiated by Zia’s late father back in 2000. He built it from ground level and funded it all by himself. Currently, there are over 600 students attending the school which they continue to finance 100%.. Lord Zia believes for humanity to survive, for the world to be a better place to live in, there needs to be change on a mass scale and he proposes creating a school curriculum which teaches humanity how to be more respectful, compassionate and loving to each other to help create a  future generation with new leaders focused on  saving humanity and the planet.

Denise Jones

UK – Newcastle

Denise is a People centered leader, a team builder ,a strategic thinker and a quality and outcome focused professional. She is a confident speaker, presenter, communicator and collaborative stakeholder manager.
Denise is experienced in Business Operations, Transformation and Change Management and is highly skilled at Programme and Project, PMO, and Continuous Improvement Management.
She specializes in matrix management skills, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders across; Commercial (Pharma, Technology, FCGM, Banking, Software Solutions) Public Sector (NHS Primary and Secondary Care, Mental Health Providers, Commissioners, Government Departments and Arms-length bodies).

Denise has an MBA from Newcastle University and an MSc in Project Management and IT from the University of Sunderland.

Tom Jackson

UK – London

Tom is passionate about creating solutions to problems through a background of manufacturing & logistics, with a mission to provide sustainable & reusable materials at scale for businesses. He is the co-founder of Honest Ocean an ocean waste plastic recycling social enterprise that creates a 360 supply chain for a sustainable future by supplying manufacturers with alternatives to virgin plastics

Katalin Kadar

UK – Manchester

Katalin is a co-founder and CEO of The KK Collective. She works on sustainable development focused on educational projects in East Africa. For 2021 Kata is tailoring a project in Uganda, ongoing work on an  ITC centre  in Kenya, and a sustainability training course for community leaders that is  remotely conducted.

Valerie Dwyer

UK – Nottingham

“When you have a powerful, exciting and crystal clear-Vision for how you can create your life and your world, everything changes! And that’s when the Magic Happens!”

Valerie is an entrepreneur, transformational life and business coach and mentor, keynote speaker and Best-Selling Author with four books. Her passion is a better life and world for millions. Founder of My Wonderful Life Coach, learnings from her own significant life challenges and breakthroughs brought her the gifts that enable her to help others connect with their BIG Inner Vision.

Leader of businesses, NGO’s and charitable organisations, Valerie brings creation of shared vision to the table, developed from her Vital Vision Blueprint Process that enables entrepreneurs and small business owners to reconnect their heart, mind, body and spirit to intuit and birth their inner vision to design the life and world they really want. Over time, this process developed into Destination Me Intensive, incorporating 6 key steps in the right order to bring about effective transformation and change, as detailed in her latest book, You’ve Got This! No Matter What! 6 Steps to Reinvent Your Life!

She is a lifetime Global Partner for B1G1 Business For Good, and a member of the Global Advisory Board for Sit At The Table. Roles include UK Regional Development Agency Board Member Champion for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment. Innovative solutions include Wellness Modelling into regional economic strategy and lobbying UK Government to embed in strategic planning.

She is Board Lead and Champion for Women’s Enterprise, Diversity, Equality, and Government appointee to UK Women’s Enterprise Task Force, charged with creating an environment to increase UK growth of women’s enterprises with a legacy of £25million+ matched fund supporting high growth potential women owned businesses.

Her awards include the Global Entrepreneurship Week High Impact Host Award, Prince’s Trust ‘Outstanding Commitment in Volunteering to help Young People Succeed through Self-Employment’ Award, and the Entrepreneur’s Institute Women Making A Global Impact Award.

Beto Borges

USA – California 

Beto’s motto is to  “Connect people with resources to benefit themselves and the environment!”

He has spent over 30 years in the philanthropic, private, public and non-profit sectors, with institutions such as Forest Trends, Goldman Foundation, Shaman Pharmaceuticals, and Aguirre International among others, in leadership and executive positions in international rural community sustainable development and conservation.

Beto specializes in International Rural Development and Biodiversity Conservation , Philanthropy ,Corporate & Non-profit Management , Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development ,Community & Institutional Development ,Teaching  and Impact Assessment & Mitigation , Evaluation  and Public Relations .

He is currently the Director of a Communities and Territorial Governance Initiative with Forest Trends where he provides technical support to Indigenous and other forest communities in Latin America on innovations in advocacy, economic self-determination and cultural integrity, aimed at securing rights and resources, and driving climate finance to benefit local communities and forest conservation.

Charles Loftland

USA – California 

Charles has been a community change agent leader for over 25 years. He is involved in educational consulting, workforce development and neighborhood planning. and is retired from the United States Air Force, Charles worked as a construction manager specializing in water systems. As a founder of the Uplift Institute, he has focused on ecoliteracy with emphasis on regenerative infrastructure, and social equity. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale ,as well as an M.A. in Urban Sustainability from Antioch University in Los Angeles and is completing a Doctor of Education in Educational Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin in Stevens.

 

Amanda Murray

USA – Florida 

Amanda Murray is an experienced Urban Planner with a passion for urban agriculture and a demonstrated history in the Sustainability field.  She received her undergraduate degree in Urban Design with a minor in Disaster Management and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Florida Atlantic University. 

Amanda’s goal is to create sustainable and resilient cities – socially, economically and environmentally. She currently leads the Sustainability Division for the City of North Miami , Florida  where she works to activate innovative solutions to address the unique threats of the region.
Another one of her goals is to amplify the importance of the food system within the realm of sustainability, as it is often overlooked. She believes we need to create sustainable communities that reduce water consumption, lower carbon emissions and put residents health.

Amanda also believes that cities need to rethink their current food systems  in order to integrate urban farms into their urban core.

Claudya Piazera

USA – Florida 

Claudya Piazera is an Award Winning Innovation and Business Design Strategist with a passion for sustainable design, innovation and resilient business. She has over 20 years of experience in general management of mid to large size organizations, corporate development, product development, business operations, and business  strategy .
Claudya is also a  global speaker with a heart of compassion to see a world full of love and universal peace.

Rajiv Kapur

USA – Florida 

Rajiv Kapur, a veteran and pioneer in the trade show industry, was the president of Configurations, a company he founded in Hollywood, Florida in 1989 and owned and operated for 27 years before merging the company with DesignShop in 2016. Mr. Kapur had successfully positioned Configurations as a leading experiential branding, marketing, and communications firm. His extensive understanding of how various facets of the communications process are integrated has allowed Mr. Kapur to develop experiential branding and communications strategies for companies like Northrop Grumman, Applied Research Associates (ARA), Ryder Systems, Harris Corporation, and Nestlé. He received a three-star Medal of Honor from the Pentagon – the highest award given to a civilian organization – for his work with the U.S. Armed Forces in designing a traveling exhibit. Configurations also designed the traveling exhibit for the Soccer Hall of Fame which was displayed in Paris for the World Cup.  The company has developed customer acquisition and retention programs designed to capture and maintain market share.  Programs of this nature have been implemented for a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies. 

Mr. Kapur co-authored the best seller R.O.I. Marketing Secrets Revealed, and has also published articles on the hidden potential of trade shows as part of larger, integrated marketing programs.  He has also lectured on the power of experiential branding. He has earned a reputation for result-oriented marketing that create high returns on investment and opportunity.  Mr. Kapur has served on the boards of the World Trade Association of Orlando and Metro Orlando International Business Council, whose efforts were devoted to increasing international trade in Central Florida, as well as having been the President of the Florida Chapter of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association.

Rajiv Kapur pioneered the concepts and training of Boothmanship, Brand Theater, and Experiential Branding, processes that engage and endear brands and customers in face to face interactions at trade shows and events.

Rajiv Kapur is a graduate and member of Lifework Leadership. He was a founding member of the team that introduced Joy Prom (An event for individuals with Special Needs) to Orlando He was a founding member of Shape International, a ministry that worked with children in Costa Rica and Burundi, Africa before it was merged into local ministries. He is a member of Blue Tip Medical an organization dedicated to research and promoting innovation in Healthcare. He is a founding member of Minds Untapped, an organization dedicated to the special needs community. He is a member of PathNorth, a tribe of leaders broadening the meaning of success.

Oscar Boccelli

USA – Illinois 

Oscar is a young student and changemaker and the  Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Junior Economic Club of Chicago.

He is currently on an internship as Financial Team Lead for On The Money magazine and is enrolled at the Office of Special Programs at the University of Chicago where he utilized Python to create Artificial Intelligence that found correlations between Chicago crime and poverty data to predict future rates and later presented his findings. Oscar also enrolled in a Summer Academy and took courses in “Molecular Engineering” and “Critical Thinking”.

Angela Garabet

USA – Massachusetts

Angela has worked in the research area for a decade to understand and improve human experiences with technology and systems. In a world that is constantly changing, she appreciates the dynamic nature as an opportunity to constantly learn and grow.  She believes in the interconnectedness of all things and is excited to meet and listen to people from around the world.  She has been involved with the local Transition movement, the  Earth Day festival, and community farming. Angela is curious about humanity and the world and has a passion for mobilizing communities to acts of kindness.   Angela holds a MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Stephanie Benedetto

USA – New York 

Corporate attorney turned fashion tech and sustainability entrepreneur, Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping them out of landfills and turning pollution into profit.  An advocate for women in business and sustainability, her companies have been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Vogue, WWD, ELLE, Cheddar, Parade, WCBS, United Nations, Fortune, Entrepreneur, WIRED, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Fast Company.  Stephanie is a NASA/NIKE/IKEA/DELL LAUNCH.org Innovator, a Grand Prize WeWork Creator Awards Winner presented by Ashton Kutcher, a Cartier Women’s Initiative Laureate, an MIT – Solve Global Challenge Winner, a Climate Change Finalist in Mohammed bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity, a thredUP Circular Fashion Fund Recipient, and an LVMH Innovation Award Finalist. She is a Member of Pledge 1% and New York Circular City Initiative and Founding Member of Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network, along with Aveda, Kering, and Stella McCartney. 

Janani Shivakumar

USA – New York

Janani is a high school student and global shaker who is the Founder and President of Girls Play Global as well as a UN SDGs Youth Advocate.

She is also the Health Sciences Director for Girl STEMpowerment in NJ and Youth Ambassador for World Vegan Vision and Director of Partnerships for STEAM On She is very passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to help solve global problems in the healthcare industry. Janani is also focused on climate and animal welfare and related issues to aid the growth of a more sustainable and ethical society. Girls Play Global is a non-profit initiative working towards building self-confidence, improving physical fitness, and promoting mental wellness among underprivileged girls globally through sports. Girls Play Global uses soccer as a tool to educate girls about the UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and encourages individual action to solve global problems. Their aim is to address global issues such as gender equality and climate change by creating awareness among youth at a grassroots level and ensuring that girls in rural areas have access to a free, safe, and equal playing field to battle gender discrimination.

STEAM On is a student-run non profit working to level the playing field in science, technology, engineering, arts and math by tackling this inequity with a team comprised of mainly low-income, first generation, female, and LGBTQ+ students who from these disadvantaged backgrounds can more effectively connect with the communities they are addressing to make a lasting impact.

Carey R. Kelley

USA – Maryland 

Carey has over 25 years of experience in business with a diverse business portfolio, with a clear entrepreneurial track.He is  motivated to leave the next generations a better place to live and thrive.
Carey is the founder and CEO of GreenH2O a water recapturing and recycling company aimed at solving water shortages through circularity whose  mission is to guarantee the sustainability of our natural resources through a portfolio of potable water recapture and recycling.

He is also the President of CRK Properties Inc. specializing in Property Management for nearly 30 years.

Karanai Ravenscroft

USA – Texas 

Karanai  is a proud First Nation’s Woman from both the Osage Nation  & Cherokee Nation

In a world of algorithms and boxes to be ticked, Karanai’s expertise lands in the categories of innovation and creativity. She is often asked how her experiences link together. Her response, “Intuition”. The ever-echoing voice of something inside beaconing her to take another look, see something more, and execute with calm precision. She has never been one to look for solutions in pre-determined prompts, rather she is inspired by the uniqueness of each nuance.

One thing Karanai is certain of, is that the culture of work in this modern era evolves faster than traditional professionals of any time before. We must be agile, innovative, and critical thinkers, who are both visionaries and navigators; team players and leaders.

Mariam El Shayeb

USA – Texas 

Mariam seeks to help make the world a better place in all she does. She is a mom of a beautiful special needs girl who is a constant source of joy in her life. Mariam is passionate about gender equality and workplace equity and to empower  young girls and women to utilize their voices to be honoured and respected. She is a data analyst and content editor and speaks French, English and Arabic. Mariam has a Bachelors Degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Alexandria in Egypt, a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from The Harvard Business School and a certificate in Human Resources Management and Services from the University of Minnesota.

Mihika Chechi

USA – California 

Mihika is a high school student who is dedicated to bettering the world through launching and contributing to collective efforts of people around the world. She is the founder and CEO of youth-led organization GenZ Education, which takes a unique look at old and new concepts to reinvent education. GenZ Education focuses on providing a comprehensive education to students around the world, through academic and creative articles, videos, a podcast, fundraisers, and mentorship and tutoring programs helping students in low-income communities worldwide.

Mihika hopes to advance the United Nations’ SDGs through projects that provide equal educational access and opportunity for young people around the globe. She is also passionate about animal activism and climate change initiatives, and has launched animal and climate-focused campaigns in the past that worked to increase awareness and action among youth. She believes strongly in advancing animal welfare initiatives directed towards both exotic and domestic species, and hopes to be able to improve how people regard and treat animals globally.

Levy Nyirenda

Zambia

Levy Nyirenda is a Regional Focal Point for East and Southern Africa at the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youths (UN MGCY). He is the former Technical officer intern of the National Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR) and is a community youth leader and an advocate for active youth engagement programs. 

 

Tadalisika Zulu

Zambia – Lusaka

Tada has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and is a YOUNGA Youth Delegate as well as a Mock Cop 26 Volunteer and a country mobilizer in Zambia with Youth for our Planet. She is a passionate advocate for the SDGs with a focus on Smart Cities and Climate Change. Tada seeks to eradicate the inequalities in infrastructure and workplace employment and is determined to balance gender equality by empowering women and girls to pursue careers in STEM related fields.