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International Partnerships

Youth Sounding Board 2021-2023

  • Alda Soraya Asikin - Member 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 - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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 - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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 - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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
    Clement Ngosong

    Age: 22

    Country: Cameroon

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

  • Deepanshu Gupta
    Deepanshu Gupta

    Age: 24

    Country: India

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

  • Gilberto Morishaw
    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'. 

  • Imrana Alhaji Buba - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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
    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 - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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
    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
    Leonardo Parraga

    Age: 29

    Country: Colombia

    '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
    Maria Aleksandrova

    Age: 21

    Country: Bulgaria

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

  • Azul Schvartzman - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    Maria Azul Schvartzman

    Age: 27

    Country: Argentina

    'Climate justice is social justice'.

  • Marian Abukayo Murunga
    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 - Member of the Youth Sounding Board
    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
    Nayla Pariamachi

    Age: 20

    Country: Peru

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

  • Omnia El Omrani
    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
    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
    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
    Stacy Dina Adhiambo Owino

    Age: 22

    Country: Kenya

    'Women's rights are human rights'. 

  • Youth Sounding Board member Virginia Maria Barchiesi
    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'.