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International Partnerships

Members of the Youth Sounding Board

Alda Soray Asikin

Age: 23

Country: Indonesia

'We all have the right to demand an equal world and the responsibility to contribute to one'.

Aneet Kumar

Age: 25

Country: Fiji

'Working with communities across the region for our shared and common vision of a resilient and sustainable Blue Pacific where no one is left behind'.

Benjie Allen Aquino

Age: 28

Country: Philippines

'Let us fight for a world that is just and humane, where anyone can love who they want to love without fear'.

Christina Williams

Age: 24

Country: Jamaica

'My platform of purpose is focused on people and positive change - with the aim that every young person in all their diversity can self- actualize equitably and sustainably'. 

Clement Ngosong

Age: 22

Country: Cameroon

'I am passionate about inspiring and empowering Africa's next generation of leaders'.

David Karorero

Age: 29

Country: Burundi/Denmark

'Social norms transformation efforts must be formalised within humanitarian action to ensure a sustainable and international solidarity within humanitarian action response'. 

Deepanshu Gupta

Age: 24

Country: India

'Safe mobility gives people access to education, livelihood, healthcare and various other services contributing to socio-economic development'.

Ghislain Irakoze

Age: 22

Country: Rwanda

'I am passionate about advocating for climate resilience, valuing its role in spearheading global sustainable development'.

Gilberto Morishaw

Age: 27

Country: The Netherlands/Curaçao

'We need to create the conditions to not just maintain what we have but rather to regenerate, restore and shape the world into a place with justice, opportunity and equity for all'. 

Gusona Marvel Nyama

Age: 25

Country: Cameroon/Sudan

'Youth are the solution -  not the problem!'

Imrana Alhaji Buba

Age: 30

Country: Nigeria

'I am deeply committed to peacebuilding. My vision is to unite young people to combat violent extremism in their communities and build a more just and prosperous world'.

Itumeleng Indiphile Mothlabane

Age: 26

Country: South Africa

'Every generation has its struggle and ours is to make sure no human being is unheard'.


Juliana Celidonio Degani

Country: Brazil

'It is past time we recognize the autonomy of peoples and cultures. To achieve peace, we need to learn with each other how to foster inclusivity and not how to diminish diversity'.

Kouakou Jean-Desire Kouassi

Age: 25

Country: Côte d'Ivoire

'Everyone deserves an inclusive and accessible digital education of quality, no matter their background, race and location'.

Leonardo Parraga

Age: 29

Country: Columbia

'I believe in a world beyond words, where concepts are embodied, and systems are based not on the missing piece that youth currently represents, but on their active engagement to build now the regenerative pillars of tomorrow'.

Maria Aleksandrova

Age: 21

Country: Bulgaria

'The right to education and political participation is non-negotiable!'

Maria Azul Schvartzman

Age: 27

Country: Argentina

'Climate justice is social justice'.

Marian Abukayo Murunga

Age: 26

Country: Kenya

'The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them, and the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners'.

Nandini Tanya Lallmon

Age: 31

Country: Mauritius

'By adopting a decolonial perspective on SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics), I empower LGBTQI+ youth through access to learning, dialogue and development spaces that are diverse, inclusive and transformative'.

Nayla Pariamachi

Age: 20

Country: Peru

'Committed to creating change through education, art and culture in Latin America'.

Omnia El Omrani

Age: 27

Country: Egypt

'As a young doctor, I believe in the necessity of placing the health, well-being and prosperity of youth at the centre of the global agenda to drive urgent action for a just future'.

Ozaal Muhammad Zesha Allah

Age: 28

Country: Pakistan

'Technology's power to disrupt and solve global challenges has enabled me to empower 15 million young people to get access to online education through my startup. I believe the next generation will use it even more creatively to solve the challenges facing all of humanity'.

Samantha Khan

Age: 29

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

'If we want to create a better world, we need interdisciplinary, intersectional development strategies that work towards a future that is abundant for all'.

Stacy Dina Adhiambo Owino

Age: 22

Country: Kenya

'Women's rights are human rights'. 

Virginia Maria Barchiesi

Age: 19

Country: Italy

'I am a student passionate about inclusion of all young people, especially young girls, migrants and refugees, in policy-making and international affairs'.