Katina Grigoraskos

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

Youth for SDGs

Thailand Bangkok
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
Youths for SDGs is a 2-day conference for international high school students to come together to discuss global issues, raise awareness on SDGs, and come up with innovative solutions to ongoing problems. The event serves as a platform for brainstorming and sharing ideas and networking through activities that will require creativity and problem-solving skills to explore potential and practical ways for young individuals to overcome obstacles to the SDGs, with small to medium-scale action as the main focus. https://youthsforsdgs.wixsite.com/home?fbclid=IwAR2_JUNNGygIJ5I9L2ESAqSO-12-Vs5i1RtZ20uxQIh8kKEFvxj1FgIogoY
SDGs
3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions 17 Partnerships for the Goals
Organising Partners
Compass Education, Systainability Asia

About Katina Grigoraskos

A native New Yorker, Katina is the CAS/Events Coordinator and IB TOK teacher at Wells International School in Bangkok, Thailand. As a leader, educator and lifelong learner, Katina is an advocate for SDG 4: Quality Education. She sees her role in working towards achieving this goal as two-fold. Firstly, she is passionate about empowering youth through education and youth leadership. She has been a Model United Nations (MUN) advisor for over 5 years, and has been involved in other student-centered initiatives in the Bangkok region, such as the Compass Youth Empowerment Programme and the ServICE network. More recently, she helped organize and support a completely youth-led initiative, Youths for SDGs, an event focused on spreading awareness of the SDGs among international school students and supporting youth to create initiatives to take action towards the goals in their respective schools. It is through these channels that Katina supports students in finding their voices, discovering their passions, and empowering them to become leaders and forces of positive change.

Secondly, holding a PsyD in Human & Organizational Psychology, she wishes to also empower teachers by sharing knowledge and tools gained through her dissertation work on the influence of teacher emotional intelligence on student learning. Since completing her doctorate degree, she has been an active presenter and teacher trainer at several international educational and leadership conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, including UNESCO-APEID International Leadership Conference, centered around the theme of ‘Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century - Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals'. She believes that there is a significant need for leaders, teachers and students to be equipped with the necessary emotionally intelligent skills and capacities in order to thrive and contribute positively to society and thus, ensuring quality in education.

Countries We Work in
Thailand
Languages We Work in
English Greek Thai
SDGs We Tackle
3 Good Health & Well-Being 4 Quality Education 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities 17 Partnerships for the Goals
TYPE
youth