Localization is key to meaningfully integrating sustainable development. Our Youth Networks cover 30 different countries, across 21 Regional/National Youth Networks, the Global Networks Team supports the Networks via mentorship and facilitation of regional strategies.
Amisa is a Kenyan national and the current Regional Focal Point for Africa. She holds a masters in MSc Sustainability and Management from the University of Bath and a Bachelors in International Development from the University of Reading, UK. She has experience in project management and grant application for international charities and disaster relief planning with procurement in line with WHO EMT standards. She has extensive volunteer experience in Kenya relating to poverty alleviation programs, leadership, and sustainable development. She is passionate about gender issues, sustainable businesses, climate smart agriculture and a key interest in global food systems and fast fashion. She has extensive volunteer experience in Kenya relating to poverty alleviation programs, leadership, and sustainable development.
Hi, I’m Caro (25) from Germany, currently working as a trainee for the EU Commission in Brussels. I am passionate about sustainability and looking at both sides of the coin. As an intern, I got to work for UNESCAP in the Environment & Development Division as well as for Philip Morris International (yes, Big Tobacco :)) in the Corporate Social Responsibility section. For me, diversifying my experiences has been very rewarding. Having worked in a homeless shelter in Ireland right after high school, has had a profound impact on my outlook on social justice. By having done my master’s in Japan I learned a lot about Eastern philosophy and collectivism. My hobbies range from creating art to kickboxing. At the moment, I am improving my French and learning more about Greek mythodology.
Clara is a public policy analyst and holds an MSc degree in International Public Policy from the London School of Economics. She has worked for the European Commission, OECD, LSE European Institute and other think tanks. Clara has been recognised as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, G20 Youth Delegate, ASEM Young Leader, Climate Reality Leader and is a member of the School of Public Policy, founded by former Prime Minister Enrico Letta. She is frequently invited as a public speaker and advocate on sustainability and gender equality issues (TEDx, University of Warwick, UNDP Uzbekistan and others)
Ezra Yego is the Project Lead of the Global Youth Networks at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth where he leads its efforts to build a global network of young people committed to developing long-term transformation pathways for sustainable development, promote education around Agenda 2030, and launch solution initiatives. He previously served as Project Officer at the SDSN Youth Africa Regional Office He is a member of the Generation Unlimited Steering Committee at the Executive Office of the President of Kenya. In 2020, Ezra was recognized by the Government of Kenya, UNFPA and Youth Agenda as one of Kenya’s Top 35 Under 35 Young leaders. In addition, in 2020, UNICEF appointed him as a Youth Champion for its Global Development Commons Initiative and is Global Admissions Committee Member at the UN Academic Impact – Millennium Campus Network. Ezra is a senior at Strathmore University pursuing a Bachelors of Commerce Degree specializing in Finance and Entrepreneurship and holds a Diploma in Business Management from the same Institution.
Based in New Delhi, India, Subhan serves as Regional Focal Point -Asia Pacific for the Networks Team. As a former SDG Coordinator, Subhan represented the South Asia Network of UN Sustainable Development Solution Network Youth at the UN Economic and Social Youth Forum held at UN Headquarters in New York in Apr 2019. He has also represented the network in several national conferences on the involvement of youth in achieving SDGs and has advocated strongly for Human Social Responsibility (HSR) over CSR for financing sustainable development goals. Subhan is an Electronics Engineer by training and holds M.Tech in Renewable Energy from TERI School of Advanced Studies; an MBA in Power Management from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. With more than 4 years of experience in techno- financial consulting of Green Energy Projects and Access to Clean Energy Solutions; his core area of work revolves around Social Development Sector on integrating Energy with other SDGs. Currently, He is working as a Research Associate with The Energy and Resources Institute.
Hi I am Krystal, a Malaysian studying Environment & Business, pursuing 2 minors at the University of Waterloo in Canada! I started volunteering in 2019 as the SDG Campus Coordinator and built the hub from scratch in the middle of the pandemic. My team and I ended up hosting various virtual events such as a global solutions challenge that addressed local issues - winning 1st at the NEM University Challenge, hosting educational social media campaigns & pursuing certifications. Now, as the Project Officer for Communications & Graphic Design I help create engaging graphics that improve the efficiency of communications within the network. Others; I am also part of the Alumni Steering Committee. I have been involved in social media since early 2020 learning how to optimize digital marketing strategies for various organizations even creating an educational program that supports SDG 4: Quality Education. I have been a Teachers Assistant, achieved the WWF Living Planet Leader award and in my spare time run an Instagram page that promotes education, empowerment & engagement. Random; I did ballet for 10 years, enjoy all sports, reading, watching shows, travelling, driving & arts.
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