World Economic Forum Foundations Board Member, Global Shapers Community. Co-founder of an ecosystem of social and planetary enterprises with impact in over 90 countries, including; 3BL Associates, a people + planet consultancy that has advised Nobel Peace Prize winners & nominees, governments, and corporates on systems transformation; Public-Planet Partnerships, a Nature Based Solutions framework facilitating inter-species collaborations; Diversity on Board, a platform that brings greater equity and responsible leadership to board positions in the MENA region; and Recipes for Wellbeing, a non-profit supporting the systemic wellbeing of changemaking organizations and impact conveners. Tariq is among the first 100 certified Biomimicry specialists in the world and has a background in degrowth and post-growth economics, risk management, and spiritual ecology. With over a decade of experience in inter-faith and international climate movements, Tariq has held board and co-chair roles with organizations such as UNESCO, the World Economic Forum, the Inayatiyya, and EAT - the science-based global platform for food systems transformation. A Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts, and has received multiple global awards and recognitions for leading innovations that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Based in Bahrain.
Africa Support Program Coordinator; -Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). Youth Advisor to the GCA. Co-Founder of Green Africa Youth Organization. Strategic Management, Youth leadership, climate and development,
Movement building, zero waste and Governance.
Noura is President of the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU), the umbrella organisation for Sweden's children and youth organisations. LSU gathers over 80 national organisations who collectively mobilize over 650 000 children and young people. Between 2017-2020 she served as a Member of the Governing Body of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), overseeing its strategic work on external partnerships, active citizenship, communication and welfare. 2020-2021 Noura spent two years with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, first in Brussels as in the foreign and security policy department at Sweden's Permanent Representation to the EU and later as Programme Officer at the Swedish Dialogue Institute for the Middle East and North Africa. She serves on the boards of CONCORD Sweden, Civil Rights Defenders, the Swedish-Norwegian fund, Höj Rösten School of Politics, the advisory committee of the Swedish Dialogue Institute for the Middle East and North Africa and on the foundation board for the Global Shapers Community. Noura has provided expertise and advice to a variety of organisations, such as Apolitical Academy, Global Utmaning, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the UN Population Fund, and many civil society organisations and think tanks. In 2018, she was appointed to the Swedish Government’s Advisory Council for Environmentally Sustainable Consumption. In 2016, she was the official Swedish Youth Delegate to the United Nations, joining the Swedish Government delegation to the UN General Assembly and other high-level meetings. Noura is a Global Shaper and former Vice-Curator of the Stockholm Hub. Noura served as Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in 2019, highlighting the importance of civic participation and education. She is a frequent lecturer, panellist and commentator, and has been ranked among the top ten future policy-makers in Sweden. Noura studied public international law at the Swedish Defence University.
Youth Coordinator, Global Landscapes Forum
Molly Burhans is the founder and executive director of GoodLands, an organization that works with the religious communities to digitally catalog, map, and strategically plan and manage real estate portfolios around the world for environmental, social, and financial impact. Burhans lead a research team at Esri Inc. to develop the first global data-based maps of the Catholic Church, which were premiered in late 2016 in the Vatican as part of the Vatican Arts and Technology Council. She is the United Nations' Young Champion of the Earth for N. America (2019), representing the most promising youth-driven environmental solution in the continent. She is a Mulago Foundation Henry Arnhold conservation fellow and Ashoka Fellow. She has an MS in Ecological Design and a BA in Philosophy. Her interests include: triple-bottom-line real asset management, social entrepreneurship, innovative funding structures, conservation, blockchain, grand strategy, global meta-governance, geospatial infrastructure, religion, the role of non-state actors in addressing climate change, landscape ecology and restoration, and the ethics of sustainability.
Ysabel Calderon Carlos
Designer by trade, she works at making value chains circular for businesses and cities, through a systemic design lens.
Co-founder of FUL, university lecturer, advisor for EU cities circular food policies, passionate about climate tech, EU Climate Pact Ambassador, member of Global Shaper Milan Hub (and before Shanghai Hub), Al Gore's Climate Reality Leader.
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia currently serves as Youth Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As part of this role, he manages the Young Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honor for young people working on innovative solutions to environmental issues. He is a founding member of the Youth Representatives Steering Committee of the UN Department of Global Communications. Juan Pablo served as Subcommittee Co-Chair of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference on Education for Global Citizenship, where he chaired the Gyeongju Youth Declaration on Decision-Making. In 2019, he co-led the drafting of the first ever Youth Climate Compact at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference. Previous experiences include, Communications Associate for the UN Association of New York and Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. He holds a B.A. in International Studies - Public Policy, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of international Affairs
Megan Chen is the founder and director of The Urban Garden Initiative (TUGI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which aims to inspire and empower youth to achieve urban sustainability through a gardening-based educational program. Through her work with TUGI, she has been able to provide resources and opportunities for lower-income youth to become environmental change makers within their communities.
Namgay has championed climate action and breaking barriers to youth participation in decision making through her work in the Bhutanese government that included being an Article 6 negotiator at the COP27. As a Global Shaper and Climate Reality Leader, Namgay has engaged over 400 Bhutanese youth in climate literacy. She is also a UN Women Asia-Pacific 30 for 2030 advocate. Namgay aspires to understand how global goals can be translated into transformative local action by widening the scope of conversations and action at the grassroots levels. She served as the Thimphu Hub's curator from 2021-22. She currently works at the Bhutan Ecological Society as its Climate Solutions Strategist.
She is the Youth Advisor to the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations on Climate, representing the LAC Region.
Forest Engineer and Specialist in Environmental Management (ESALQ - USP) and Biologist (UNESP), awarded in 2016 by the Brazilian Society of Forestry and Silviculture. Specialist and consultant in agroforestry systems and native and exotic species silviculture. More than 10 years of theoretical and practical experience in regenerative production systems. Advanced knowledge in dendrology, botanic and identification of native trees. Worked in the coordination of the field team and the development of research and innovation in the agroforestry production systems of Organic Farm ‘Fazenda da Toca’ (Brazil). Has mapped indicators for the evaluation and comparison of biophysical and socioeconomic parameters in agroforestry systems. Developed projects of forest restoration, environmental adaptation, forest seeds direct seeding, horticulture, and fruticulture agroforestry. As an extensionist, participated in sustainable projects, and technical assistance with farmers and communities in various regions of Brazil and Latin America. Extensive experience in facilitating training courses and practical workshops on regenerative production systems and forest restoration, with different types of stakeholders. She was the coordinator of the research and extension group on agroforestry systems at ESALQ - USP.
Amanda da Cruz Costa
Amanda Costa is a climate activist, young adviser to the UN Global Compact, founder of the Sustainable Perifa Institute, and presenter of #TemClimaParaisso?, a program about the climate crisis. Graduated in International Relations, Amanda was recognized as #Under30 in Forbes magazine, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voices and Creator and in 2021 she was deputy curator of Global Shapers, the youth community of the World Economic Forum.
Ariana Day Yuen☆
Climate entrepreneur passionate about forest/biodiversity conservation and iterating upon solutions to unlock more value for all from regenerative systems. Previously a management consultant advising clients from across the commercial, government, and NGO/non-profit sectors. Intrinsically motivated, unreasonably optimistic, and creative problem solver. Fascinated by market systems thinking. Relentlessly explores and pursues opportunities to align stakeholders' incentives to build ecosystems that work better for people and the planet.
Maickson dos Santos Serrão
I am Maickson Serrão, an Amazonian indigenous person, a public school teacher in Manaus, a journalist and podcaster.
Xiaojing is in charge of the overall management of Impact Hub Shanghai, leading Hubâ€™s strategic planning and incubation system building. Xiaojing has dedicated herself to sustainable development and innovation leadership fields for many years. As a former negotiation observer of UNFCCC, she was deeply involved in the collective civil climate movement in China. She was also part of the International Antarctic Expedition Program led by Robert Swan OBE and went to Antarctica to investigate climate impact on ecosystems there. Before founding Impact Hub Shanghai, she worked in several leading consulting firms and international organizations, providing sustainable solutions for many corporates and governments, and has experience in establishing several social enterprises and NGOs. Xiaojing studied in Sweden before and has two master degrees in ecology and strategic sustainability management. In 2019, she joined the Ecosystem Leadership program hosted by Dr. Otto Schemer from MIT and got involved in the global practice of ecosystem transformation. She is part of BMW Responsible Leaders Network and Gen T. Fellow in 2020
Described by former United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan as “…an embodiment of youth leadership”, Shadrack is a young man whose leadership style is inspired by his background of growing up in abject poverty. As the son of a peasant farmer and charcoal seller, he had two options; become a farmer or start a family. Education was secondary. However, he broke away from tradition and chose education. A “face-to-face” encounter with leg amputation and death after contracting a life-threatening infection on his legs from swimming in his village’s river inspired him on a medical career path. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Pre-Medicine/Biology degree in 2015 as Class Flagbearer and one of five students in his graduating class awarded the prestigious $150,000 President’s Prize.
In college, Shadrack founded Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance (TBCA), and prior to this endeavor, he founded and presided over Students for A Healthy Africa (SAHA) and the African Research Academies for Women (ARA-W). SAHA provides free health insurance for HIV/AIDS orphans in Ghana and has constructed a health clinic and potable water well in two communities in rural Nigeria. ARA-W bridges the gap between male and female scientists in Africa through annual summer research internships for college women.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, which has
past recipients such as U.S Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy and McArthur “Genius” Fellow,
Dr. Angela Duckworth. His efforts have been lauded by President Bill Clinton, and Ghana’s Vice
President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. He has also received multiple invitations to meet President
Clinton and other leaders at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) and has been appointed
an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Shadrack was named a Future of
Ghana’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2015 and is also a 2016 Cordes Fellow. His work has been featured in USA TODAY, Philadelphia Inquirer, NextCity, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Ghana
Co-Founder at Treeconomy and WEF Uplink Generation Restoration selected innovator.
Rob brings professional experience in cleantech project management, forestry and climate change research, and sustainability consulting. He holds an MSc in Environmental Technology (Business & the Environment option) with distinction from Imperial College London's Centre for Environmental Policy — where his thesis focused on nature-based carbon capture on UK farms — and a B.A. & Sc. in Arts & Science and Ecology from McMaster University, Canada. Rob was a Fulbright Killam Fellow in Environmental Resource Management at the University of Washington and is a Global Sustainability Fellow. An unabashed nature-lover, Rob has dedicated his career to combating climate change and restoring ecosystems. You can find him outside, staring at trees.
Chitra Gomanee is a People Analyst at Absa Bank (Mauritius) Ltd with focus on exceptional customer service seeking to be an asset to the bank and customers alike. She joined the bank at the age of 19, and this intellectually stimulating and dynamic environment has a great hand in shaping her to the young woman she is today.
Chitra believes in working hard and smart. Juggling between her full time work and studies, she brings a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (minor Finance) and a Masters in Finance along with excellent leadership skills. She is also known for her love for volunteering, martial arts and public speaking. She even represented her university in many occasions such as ICAC Debate Competition, Oracle Pitching Competition, CFA Research Challenge amongst others. She proudly brought the first runner up award back to the institution for the mentioned contests.
Starting very young, Chitra discovered her passion for social work and joined numerous organisations to serve the community, to name a few- Volunteer Mauritius, Rotaract Club, Lions Club, YALI RLC Mauritius Alumni, EU Mauritius Youth Forum, Global Shapers Community. She has, thus undertaken the path to empower the youth and doesn’t intend to stop here. Chitra is determined to keep going despite the challenges she might face, as this is the only way to growth and self development.
Carla Gomez Briones
Carla is an international development practitioner, feminist and climate advocate. For the last 7 years, she has been working in the field of development from which 5 have been for UNDP in Ecuador, Haiti, Barbados & Eastern Caribbean, and Albania as a senior consultant and program specialist.
Currently, she is working for the Rockefeller Foundation as a Climate and Power Associate focus on Energy Transitions and pursuing a Master's in International Development with a major in Energy and Environment from the University of Pittsburgh as a Fulbright scholar and Latin American and Public Policy Fellow.
Her main passion is empowering people from developing countries through sustainable livelihoods by exploring the intersectionality between climate and economic development.
She is the former Curator of the Global Shapers Quito Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and part of Georgetown's University Competitiveness Leadership Program Network.
National and international climate policy consultant and advocate, Co-Founder of Youth Negotiators Academy, former Focal Point of the Youth Constituency at United Nations Climate Change, and former Vice-Chair on Youth at United Nations Food Systems Summit. She is a known climate justice activist and public speaker for a just transition towards sustainable development and ambitious climate action. She was the youngest negotiator of Switzerland to any UN climate negotiations and is currently training young diplomats from all over the world for multilateral processes. She has been studying at ETH and the University of Zurich (Political and Environmental Sciences).
Maria Claudia Grau
Helena Gualinga is an Ecuadorian environmental and human rights activist from the Kichwa Sarayuku community in Pastaza, Ecuador. She has become a spokesperson for the Sarayuku indigenous community, and exposes the conflict between oil companies and her community in local schools as well as the international community to raise awareness. Gualinga is a co-founder of Polluters out, which was founded to demand refusal of funding coming from fossil fuel corporations by the UNFCCC. She also demonstrated in New York City outside of the UN in 2019. She participated in the COP25 in Madrid, Spain, to speak about her concern on the Ecuadorian government authorizing oil extraction in indigenous land, as well as to criticize the Ecuadorian government for claiming interest in protecting the Amazon during the conference while not having attended to indigenous Amazon women's demands brought to the government in 2019. She has been featured in Vogue magazine, Revista Hogar magazine, and had the documentary “Helena Sarayaku Manta” made about her life and activism.
The purpose of my life is to change the world. The most important struggle that humanity is facing is climate crisis and I have decided to dedicate my life completely to this. My goal is to be the voice of the most vulnerable, so that through their teachings we can make a better world.
Brooke Hadeed currently works in Impact Investing and outcomes based finance. She has previously worked as a Business Manager for a Caribbean retail group; preceded by intern positions at the United Nations Development Program and the Inter-American Development Bank.
She is committed to promoting social and economic progress for Small Island Developing States, and serving her local community.
She is passionate about continuous improvement, re-assessing the status quo, optimisation, and providing constructive solutions to simplify and accelerate current programs and processes.
She hold a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and BA in Latin American Studies from King's College London.
Skills include Project Management; Strategy & Operations Planning; and Business Development. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Having worked in different countries, I have a front-row seat to the problems faced inside companies and an iterative playbook for ways to solve them.
I probe young growth companies at how they negotiate around core sustainability and business strategy issues, in their world of turbulent markets, limited resources, social disparities and structural faults.
Jabri joins the Africa team of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions team having worked at the Stakeholder Engagement Team of the UNFCCC Secretariat & has prior multilateral experience working at UNEP, Red Cross Kenya & Crevit Mulier (a legal bureau based in Nairobi) as well as volunteering at Greenpeace Africa & the Kenya Environmental Action Network.
He has a climate and energy law background.
Jabri works to regionalize the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions’ global initiatives for Africa. He specifically works on the continued operationalization and success of the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) and on youth engagement in Africa, having successfully delivered the Youth Pavilion at COP27.
Expert on scaling ecosystem restoration
Pradeep Karuturi is a sustainability advocate working in Climate Action in domains of sustainable mobility, and indigenous communities at the grassroots with Governments, think tanks, and youth groups in India and abroad. He went on an international expedition to Antarctica as a youth ambassador by the 2041 foundation in the year 2016 to understand the impacts of climate change. He later started five community centers for indigenous tribes in South India in 2017, focusing on education, health care, and livelihood. Pradeep went on a cycling expedition of 2000 Kilometers promoting sustainable mobility, climate action, and organic farming in South India in 2019. During his tenure as a consultant and project lead at the state Government of Andhra Pradesh, India his efforts helped bring access to educational technology to over a million children. He is currently leading policy research and advocacy with OMI Foundation, a policy research think tank in promoting sustainable mobility through electric vehicles. He is a shaper from Global Shapers Bangalore hub and a trained climate reality leader.
I am a young entrepreneur with aspirations in promoting sustainability in the green technology sector. My approach focuses on job creation, improving people's lives and developing green technology-based projects.
Divin is responsible for the overall management and strategy of Mvutu, an Mvutu agricultural technology company that connects farmers and vendors to ensure a fair and reliable food supply network. He has received numerous awards for his work. in social entrepreneurship, including being recognized by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the world's top 100 thinkers for 2016. He was nominated as an African Entreprebeurship Award 2018. At Mvutu, Divin guides us in delivering in-depth work that combines collaborative design and well-integrated supply chain solutions to ensure better on-farm livelihoods and cleaner food for all.
Having started his entrepreneurial journey very early, Divin is deeply drawn to ideas that leverage technology and innovation to generate lasting social impact and quality solutions for market needs.
Demonstrated success in project management; corporate social responsibility and sustainability; strategy; environmental, social, and governance assurance; international business; team development; and business analysis.
Possess robust business acumen with an entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with all cultures and aspects of business.
A recognized problem solver who delivers results by taking ownership and by cultivating excellent relationships through stressing positive key individual attributes and communicating clear and actionable business needs.
Comfortable presenting to groups of any size and seniority level.
Karan is the Outgoing Curator of the Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community and a Programme Manager with Laudes Foundation. He is focused on driving circularity and sustainability in the global fashion industry, working to both inspire and challenge the industry as a means to achieving large-scale system transformation. He specialises in bringing key stakeholders - investors, industry, innovators, and policy-makers - together to align, take key risks, and collaborate with the intent to scale circular climate solutions, and through his work brings innovations to scale through collaboration, investment, knowledge- and market-building. His work has led to early successes in scaling critical low-carbon, circular technologies across different geographies and sectors. His experience spans work in multiple sectors including agri-food systems, policy for innovation, and sustainable fashion; and his expertise lies at the intersections of sustainability, technology, and innovation for social and environmental good. Previously, he led the development of 'innovation labs' that aimed to commercialise technology in low-resource settings across Asia and Africa for post-harvest loss reduction, food system transformation, and circular fashion. Karan wrote his graduate thesis on the reconfigurations of rural-urban dynamics as a result of the emergence of urban farms in four metropolitan cities of India, has convened one of India’s first conferences focused on undergraduate interdisciplinary research titled ‘Re-thinking Cultural Studies in India’ and a colloquium on digital studies in the country with particular emphasis on pedagogy and the archive. He is also a contributing author to the first Routledge anthology focused on exploring the Digital Humanities in the Indian context (2021). As a member of the Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community, Karan champions their work on sustainable fashion, youth participation in policy-making, and community engagement through dialogue.
Gayathri Kuppendra Reddy
Gayathri Kuppendra Reddy is an entrepreneur, investor, and socially conscious citizen.
She graduated with a master's in Advanced Management Practice from the University of Bath, UK.
She is currently the Associate Director at RGA Software Systems Pvt Ltd which is a Commercial Real Estate Developer for the past 20+ years.
Gayathri has invested in setting up RGA Software’s Investment Vertical also has led the investments for the group since January 2017, and she is the advisor for the Groups ideation and strategy for diversification from the existing real estate portfolio.
Gayathri’s most notable contribution is in setting up a Social Enterprise as a part of her contribution to Society.
She is the founder of KReate Foundation. KReate is an Organisation that focuses on identifying solutions to Bangalore City‘s rapid urbanization impact with regard to infrastructure and water conservation. KReate has been actively working on increasing community awareness of the need for better Urban Planning and Development. KReate’s focus areas are Water, Infrastructure, and Climate Change. She is also a trained Climate Reality Leader.
She is also a part of the Global Shapers community since 2019. A wing of the World Economic Forum. She is the present Vice-Curator of the Bengaluru hub.
Gayathri also sits on the board of Nisvartha Foundation - an NGO that works on providing access to higher education for underprivileged children.
Cathy Yitong Li
Mmachukwu L. Obimdike
Elizabeth Gulugulu Machache
Marcel Loyd Minka
Ajay Mittal in his current role is a Director, India and South Asia (Climate Change Programs) for Earth Day Network, Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy.
He was trained to be a Climate Reality Leader at Brisbane, Australia in June,2019 and was recently recognised as one of the EE 30 Under 30 leaders by North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The award recognises young leaders using environmental education to build sustainable communities.
Prior to joining Earth Day Network he was working as a consultant and voluntarily leading Kolkata Clean Air Movement which is citizen and community initiative with a vision to make Kolkata one of the most liveable and climate friendly cities in the world. In a very short span it has established into a network of 50+ Organisations, Experts, Academicians, scientists, lawyers, doctors and 1000s of citizens joining the movement.
Kolkata Clean Air started as a campaign has slowly taken shape into being a fast growing organisation by the name of Active Citizen For Sustainability (ACTS) that works towards building a model for citizen state partnership towards building a sustainable city. Ajay still volunteers his time as Co-founder and board member at ACTS.
He is also on board of several city based NGOs that includes Project Life Force, HIVE India, Y-East , SwitchON to name a few. He is passionate about scaling social solutions using technology, innovations and simplicity.
Fernando Morales de Rueda
Fernando Morales is a landscape restoration practitioner, advisor, and Co-chair of the #GenerationRestoration Youth Hub. He is also a Scientist at Granada University, where he specializes in governance on ecosystem restoration and ecopreneurship, leading nature-based restoration projects in southern Spain. With his expertise, Fernando actively engages in the international scenario and participates in high-level climate discussions such as the UN Conference of the Parties (COPs). Fernando has honed his business skills for environmental impact by participating in ecopreneurship programs in the USA, Italy, and Belgium. As a strong believer in the power of positive-thinking, Fernando envisions a world with intergenerational justice, and nature as part of the solution for climate recovery.
Mohamed El Moutaouakil
Data and Quality Analyst & A Moroccan Social Entrepreneur . CEO founder of International Food Development Corporate a startup that offers training and mentoring to disadvantaged communities in Food & Beverage production in Morocco. the Startup was Launched in 2017 achieving unprecedented success by launching first social agricultural ecosystem within the southern regions of morocco.
A Volunteer exchange participant with Unicef and Aiesec in 7 different countries doing Humanitarian and entrepreneurship missions. Global Shaper since 2018 & Founding Curator of Laayoune Hub the first Hub in the southern Moroccan regions. TEDx Fes Speaker & Hult prize Foundation Speaker & Jury Renewable energy advisor
Mohamed Holds in Bachelor Degree of Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency.
Mohamed was recognized as the best Social entrepreneur for 2016 By Enactus Morocco NGO specialized in Social Entrepreneurship with 16+ Active Social projects in.
Founder of People Planet Africa, a social enterprise involved in sustainability and inclusive development that incorporates rural communities, which constitute 70% of Africa’s population. Has gained extensive experience working with rural communities, particularly those living around forests, assisting government agencies and organizations incorporate sustainability into their businesses thus increasing their positive impact and profit. Ran one of the biggest campaigns in Kenya in 2018, dubbed #SaveOurForestsKE, which led to a total ban on forest harvesting and policy change. Named to “Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya”.
Vania Olmos Lau
Gloria Amor Paredes is an environmental education and community development specialist. She is the co-founder of Salumayag Youth Collective for Forests, an indigenous youth and women-led initiative that empowers local and indigenous communities in the stewardship of their ancestral lands through regenerative practices and narratives. This project is based in Sto. Domingo, Quezon, Bukidnon, a Manobo-Kulamanen community that has a long history of ecological, social, and economic disadvantages. The work of Salumayag Youth is anchored on the community’s desire to nurture culture and sustain indigenous way of living. For Salumayag Youth, forest regeneration and regenerative agriculture must be accompanied by community storytelling and nature-based education.
Kevin J. Patel has fought as an intersectional climate justice activist in Los Angeles, CA for the past ten years. In 2019, Kevin founded OneUpAction, an organization that supports and empowers marginalized youth by providing them with the resources they need to be change makers. Kevin has created the first-of-its-kind Youth Climate Commission in LA County to amplify youth voices on the climate crisis. Kevin is a UN Togetherband Ambassador for Goals 7, 13, & 14. He is also a National Geographic Young Explorer. He also serves on the Youthtopia World : Circle of Youth Council, the Intersectional Environmentalist Council, and the ClimatePower Creative Advisory Board. Kevin is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Loyola Marymount University.
Luiz Eduardo Piá de Andrade
Pok Wei Heng
Pok Wei Heng works as a climate change and sustainability consultant at Ernst & Young Ltd (EY), with a focus on ESG, sustainability strategies and modern slavery. He also serves as a council member on EY Oceania’s Assurance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council.
Pok is guided by notions of social equity, climate justice and indigenous solidarity. He is a contributing partner for the World Economic Forum's Uplink Climate Justice Challenge, a Strategic Council Member of Climate Catalyst and a Board Member of Multiethnic Young Leaders New Zealand. Additionally, he continues to champion causes related to youth mobilisation and foresight as a Climate Reality Leader and Global Changemakers Fellow.
Constantly learning and unlearning, Pok is currently engaged on a joint project with the Climate Reality Project and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers network, creating a regenerative framework for Auckland. The project is centred on learning from indigenous wisdom and developing the city within planetary boundaries.
Frances Camille Rivera☆
I co-founded Oceanus Conservation, a science-based non profit organization focusing in protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems through local engagement such as education, livelihood and incorporating innovative technology. I gained my International MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in Ghent University and a postgraduate in Observational Oceanography in Alfred-Wegner Institute, Germany.
I have more than a decade of experience ranging from locally-marine protected areas, mangrove conservation and management, capacity building, community-based conservation and marine education to youth and local schools.
I am also active in the international conventions such as the COP 26 (Glasgow) and UN Ocean Conference (Portugal) bringing voice for community-based conservation.
David Santiago Rocha
Mirko is the co-founder & CEO of shipzero with the mission to enable effective decarbonization of global freight transportation. The team builds a data-driven, actionable solution for more sustainable supply chains - which includes transparency on scope 3 emissions, safety & security measures, and collaborative emission reduction.
He initiated the Global Shapers Community Hub in Hamburg (2019) and is passionate about social entrepreneurship, generating positive impact at scale, and helping others to succeed.
Award winning sustainability consultant and facilitator. Combines enterprise risk management skill set, accounting background and sustainability expertise to create shared value for organizations and their stakeholders. Specializes in building strategies that consider environmental, social and economic prosperity. Passion for nature led to become a director of the Canadian Capitals Coalition Chapter and works with multi-disciplinary experts to devise innovations to manage Canada’s natural assets and aims to propel Canada to a position of global leadership in natural capital management. Passion for building compassionate and resilient communities led to co-founding Local Investing YYC, a local investment cooperative that raises community capital and invests in businesses that have a triple bottom line. Co-Chair, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Climate and Environment Steering Committee. Serves on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. CPA, CA, BComm. in Energy Management. Member of the Board, Trans Canada Trail, an iconic organization that built the world’s longest recreational trail and The Canadian Nature Museum Foundation. Speaks on topics including re-imagining capitalism, natural capital, sustainability and ESG reporting, climate action, and meaningful youth engagement.
Lauren is a climatetech professional, classically-trained musician, and life-long learner. At the US Department of Energy, she designed and managed funding programs for accelerating climatetech startups, deploying $15M over two years and building the groundwork for recurring public investments into the US climate innovation ecosystem. She also launched EnergyTech UP, a new recurring program to cultivate the next generation of energy professionals. Recently, her white paper on sustainable aviation influenced policy released by the Biden White House and new efficiency requirements under consideration by the FAA. Thanks to Lauren’s work, eliminating lead exposure (a huge public health problem) from aviation fuels is now a federal priority.
In the past, Lauren served as Vice President of Engineering at Sunforge, an early pioneer in MPPT charge controllers for off-grid solar applications. Her background also includes automation engineering for the biotech industry (she helped build one of the first manufacturing lines for engineered tissues) and research in organic photovoltaics. She received her B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Duke University.
Lauren loves meeting new friends, stumbling upon live music in the street, biking in the sunshine, eating at plant-based restaurants, exploring new places (including their cultures and languages), having deep introspective conversations, and generally experiencing as much of life as possible. She aspires to make everyone feel included, master the Cantonese language, and develop a practice of writing publicly.
Ayisha Siddiqa is a human rights and land defender from the tribal lands of Moochiwala and Mahsan in North Pakistan. She is the Co-founder of Polluters Out and Fossil Free University; climate justice oriented initiatives. Her work focuses on uplifting the human rights of marginalized communities due to the impacts on climate change. She is currently a research scholar at NYU school of law, working to bridge the environmental and human rights sector with the youth climate movement.
Samar is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. His professional experience spans banking, filmmaking and entrepreneurship.
He produced Nanak Shah Fakir (NSF), a first-of-its-kind feature film on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. NSF was awarded three National awards including the Best Feature Film on National Integration by the Hon’ble President of India. Samar has worked extensively with Academy award & Grammy award winners in producing NSF, which has been critically acclaimed worldwide including at the Cannes, Los Angeles and Toronto Film Festivals.
Post NSF, Samar co-founded Arteree (pronounced Artery), a startup at the intersection of entertainment, media & technology, focused on creating a global collaborative platform for the discovery & promotion of performing arts and artists.
Samar is the Founding Curator of the Navi Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is working on using performing-art therapy to address Mental Health challenges in addition to projects related to Climate Action and Gender Equity.
He is passionate about gender equality and has been involved in sparking critical conversations with Lean In India, the India chapter of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement, to promote women empowerment, gender equity and HeForShe in the workplace.
He is a keen technology & new media enthusiast with a vision to pioneer community-driven learning models spanning the arts, education and technology.
Roland Frédéric Tahina
Regenerative agriculture - Soil regeneration - Resilience design - Agroforestry - Agroecology - Permaculture design - Food forest - Dryland farming - Ecosystem restoration - Forestry - Agronomy - Rural development - Community led conservation - Community empowerment - Conservation - Regeneration - Reforestation
Neel is currently leading business and technology explorations at SPACE10 (IKEA-supported independent research & design lab). At SPACE10, Neel is responsible for identifying opportunities for how solar energy can become a key enabler for communities with limited means to improve their everyday life at home. Additionally, Neel is responsible for exploring how IKEA could lead democratization of clean energy globally, by researching and designing new solutions that enable many more people to harness the power of the sun.
Having worked and interacted with various renewable energy social enterprises that work in energy access space in South Asia this role has to lead him to work on establishing over 178 renewable energy-based mini-grids across India with a total installed capacity of 7 MW. This directly impacted over 80,000 individuals, 5500 shops and 1300 micro-enterprises. These mini-grids also converted 150 telecommunications towers from diesel to renewable energy-based operation.
Subsequently, Neel led the design, implementation, and assessment of the world's first peer-to-peer energy trading platform for decentralized renewable energy systems which is deemed to be the future of energy utilities globally. The platform in Bangladesh has already impacted over 15,000 lives and has enabled users to step up to tier 3 and 4 in the multi-tier framework for energy access (defined by the World Bank). More than 20,000 nanogrids are expected to be operational by the end of 2030, which are expected to supply more than 1,000,000 customers in Bangladesh, including interconnecting them to the national grid through a single point of common coupling
Marinel Ubaldo is a Registered Social Worker, and one of the Founders, and the Executive Ditector of Youth Leaders Environmental Action Federation. She is an advocate for climate and the environment, she has been actively involved in educating communities- especially, the youth and children- about climate change and the roles they can take to adapt and mitigate to its effects. She has spoken to world leaders on behalf of Filipinos during the opening of the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris and in UNFCCC COP 25 in Madrid. She has also been a Resource Person during the Climate Justice Liability Public Hearing during the Climate Week in New York USA last September 2018. She has recently been trained by former US Vice-President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, and she continues to tell her story in the global platform aiming to shed light on the reality of climate change, and the urgency for world leaders to keep their climate commitments and for the rest of the world to act on it.
¡Hola! My name is Steffany Vizcaino and I have a Bachelor of Arts in International Business.
Currently, I'm the Project Director of AMIGOS DE LAS AMÉRICAS in Barranquilla, that inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.
I am truly passionate about International Trade and Sustainable Development issues, mostly related to emerging and developing countries. I have been involved as a volunteer and youth activist for the Sustainable Development Goals regarding quality education rights, gender equality, youth civic engagement, environmental sustainability and empowerment of communities through collective action. I had the opportunity to be selected by The Ministry of External Relations as a Youth Delegate of Colombia for the UNESCO and to represent my University at the UNCTAD Institute to discuss about Trade Policy and social economic growth in Colombia and other Caribbean countries.
During my studies, I had the opportunity to start up a social iniciativa called The Scribble Project in hand with the Univoluntarios Program from Universidad Del Norte, a social initiative that aims to promote cultural exchange and multilingualism to children and young people from vulnerABLE communities without access to basic bilingual education through active learning and social inclusion.
I'm the Founder of YouthBAQ, an initiative that aims to empower youth around the city to create projects and raise awareness about the importance of the Suistainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030.
I am looking forward to help recognize the value of the indigenous languages and local communities of Colombia that are in risk of extinction within my Country and internationally as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya, Elizabeth Wathuti is the founder of Green Generation Initiative and the Head of Campaigns and Daima Coalition for the protection of green spaces Coordinator at the Wangari Maathai Foundation.
Harmony Jade Wayner
Harmony Jade Sugaq Wayner is a tribal member of Naknek Native Village, a commercial fisher in the Bristol Bay salmon fleet, and a marine scientist focused on sustainable rural food systems to promote Indigenous values and well-being in Alaskan villages. She is the Vice-Chair of the Arctic Youth Network, an Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leader, an Indigenous fellow for the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), and an Alaska Sea Grant Fellow. Harmony has worked at sea with the National Marine Fisheries Service on their Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Survey in 2017 and was an Indigenous co-author to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) report under publication on societal implications of climate change. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she works for Sea Grant and the NOAA Marine Debris Program on a strategic plan for marine litter on Alaska's remote and rugged coastline. She is most passionate about elevating the voices of Indigenous communities in Alaska by integrating western science and Indigenous knowledge to promote sustainable societies.
"Joe is a Welsh ecologist and nature campaigner with a background in systems ecology and a passion to achieve greater youth involvement and empowerment in conservation and environmental governance. Joe works as the Conventions and Policy Officer at Reserva: The Youth Land Trust, Head of Campaigning at UK Youth for Nature, and is a former member of the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council and Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force.
Joe holds a First Class BSc in Ecology and Environmental Biology from Imperial College London and a MSc in Environmental Change, Impact, and Adaptation from Aberystwyth University."
Mathias Charles Yabe
Vriko is the co-founder and CEO of Archireef, a startup that focuses on restoring marine ecosystems like coral reefs with the power of architecture, science and 3D-printing. In the face of rapid climate change, the likes of coral reefs are being threatened at an unprecedented rate, and Vriko made it her mission to help restore life underwater. During her PhD, she co-invented the world’s first 3D-printed clay reef tiles, a product that has proven to be the gold standard of coral reef restoration.