UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN

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CODE GREEN

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CONSULATE GENERAL OF DENMARK IN NEW YORK

UNITE TO ACT

Digital Art Exhibition

A digital art exhibition calling for unity and action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDG Action Campaign, Code Green, Consulate General of Denmark in New York are thrilled to unveil the UNITE TO ACT Digital Art Exhibition from 18 to 20 September at the Sustainability Summit NYC, during the 2023 Global Week to #Act4SDGs and on the margins of the UN SDG Summit.

The exhibition is a unique creative experience that celebrates the mid-point of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and brings together emerging artists with dynamic, action-driven pieces interpreting the key themes for the UNITE TO ACT Campaign: Sustainable Food Systems, Climate Action, Peace, Gender Equality.

Featured artists include New York-based food artist Foodmasku, musician and Code Green founder Inna Modja, digital artist and architect Marco Conti Sikic, and Venezuelan illustrator Alejandra Herrera.

UNITE TO ACT SELECTION

The exhibition is a unique creative experience that celebrates the mid-point of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and brings together emerging artists with dynamic, action-driven pieces interpreting the key themes for the UNITE TO ACT Campaign: Sustainable Food Systems, Climate Action, Peace, Gender Equality.

"Farm-to-face" mask

The series of six photographs tell a story that prompts viewers to consider their own actions and intervention points. It encourages individuals to reflect on how they can make a difference in their daily lives, whether through mindful shopping, reducing personal food waste, or supporting local farmers. 

Foodmasku

Multimedia artist

Infinite

Infinite encapsulates the continuum of peace, flowing from the innocence of childhood to the nurturing force of motherhood, to the triumph of harmonious architectural expressions that blend past and future, nature and human constructs. Wrapped in a sphere of unity and set against the grandeur of the cosmos, the artwork highlights the golden thread of peace – precious, enduring, and a foundational aspect of our shared prosperity.

Marco Conti Sikic

Marco Conti Sikic – aka MCSK, is a Croatian-Italian artist, architect, and photographer

Urban Mermaid

A surreal landscape unfolds as a girl in a pink dress stands at the heart of a flooded city, her burning torch held high against the encroaching tide. The image, charged with poetic symbolism, highlights the urgency to tackle the climate crisis and the potential of individuals to resist and overcome the impending catastrophes. The striking visual narrative, crafted through traditional photos and advanced technology, underscores the essential role women play in confronting these global challenges.

Inna Modja

Malian-French Visual Artist & Musician

Reality TBD

Ordinary elements – a chair, a man and a woman – are transformed into a dynamic composition that evokes a questioning of the status quo.
 
The lighting guides our gaze, unveiling a hidden reality. The chair, a stable and utilitarian object, morphs into a scale, the quintessential symbol of justice and impartiality. The characters come to life as colorful beings, free from constraints and stereotypes.
 

Alejandra Her

Venezuelan artist dedicated to illustration, painting and digital art

LDC5 selection

This exhibition in partnership with Code Green showcases both established and emerging artists from around the world. Each artist has created digital artworks, drawing inspiration from the global #FlipTheScript campaign which asks people everywhere to rewrite a story that shapes a new reality where we thrive in harmony with the planet.

The Dream Catcher

Art has the power to transform dreams into reality, and reality into dreams. In my photography work, I like to create compositions in the streets or in nature and transform everyday Heroes into Magical Beings.

Belgium

Inna Modja

Artist, Activist, UNCCD Land Ambassador

{Compend-AI-M} 2023 #4

This piece evokes nature, in particular our water sources – exploring an ocean of incredibly complex and detailed patterns that might open new #BioGenArt perspectives. 

France

Agoria

Electronic Music Producer, Artist

Reverie Of The Future

All that is eternal in me, Welcomes the wonder of this day. May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography, that invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays mistakes, to risk being disturbed and changed. May I live this day, compassionate of heart, Clear in work, gracious in awareness. Courageous in thought, generous in love and hopeful in a reality of growth. Earth is our only home, and with every waking day of our existence. We possess the power to flip the script on climate change.

Nigeria

Crixtover

Seeds Of Change

Centennial Square, Dakar in the year 2043. Word has it that years prior, two very important seeds in health and education were planted amongst the community, slowly flourishing into full bloom of prosperity and achievement; Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, something perceived as so small was actually the key to a brighter future.

US

Crystal Petit

Multidisciplinary Artist, Art Director

Underwater sun rays

Just before sunset, we decided to jump in the water and enjoy the last rays of light. We found clear blue water, the start of a beautiful moment.

Belgium

Fakeye

I look at the Eiffel Tower and i am home

In this project, the beautiful reflections in the sea also serve as a reminder of the paradox of water as both enchanting and dangerous. With the threat of rising sea levels from global warming, Paris and other cities face a future where water can be both a source of beauty and a danger to its citizens. Through the reflections captured in my work, I aim to raise awareness about these critical issues and the need for action to create a more sustainable future for all.

Turkey

Gokhan

Some Childhoods, man...

This piece centers around childhood trauma and healing from it. This collection is inspired by the Japanese art and philosophy of Kintsugi (golden joinery) in which broken objects are repaired with lacquer and gold, highlighting the breakage and making the weak parts stronger. As a philosophy, it treats brokenness as something to be highlighted instead of hidden.

South Africa

Isabella Maake

Graphic Journalist, Artist

bowing to the moon

Morocco

Ismail Zaidy

Visual Artist, Photographer

I Am We Are Paris

Art is a medium for personal and collective transformation…the artist taps into a deeper spiritual realm to create works that evoke reflection and growth in both the creator and the viewer. Transforming the inner and outer atmosphere.

USA

Jua Amir Tutein

Mola African Elephant

African elephants are the largest land animals and one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. Known for their protectiveness, socialization, and matriarchal societies, they live in large family groups for their entire lives, being the oldest female of the herd their leader, generally. I can relate to that, as a single mother of teen twins, leading my household.

Jamaica / USA

KGKH Art

Multimedia Artist

She’s Trying Not To Think About It

I’ve tried, I’ve trained myself so many times. Today it worked, I saw nothing, I felt nothing, I breathed nothing and felt empty but wholesome at the same time. I stopped thinking about the bad or the good, I closed my eyes and I finally smiled.

Benin

Lana Denina

Digital Artist, Painter

Unplanned

The population of my hometown Mbour has nearly quadrupled in my lifetime. The central market now engulfs a majority of the neighbourhood where I grew up; the city is full of construction sites; access to the beach has become restricted. This is an expected outcome of economic development, but I fear for my hometown and its vulnerability to a retaliating planet.

Senegal

Linda Dounia

Focus

Through simple poetic compositions, my art encourages the viewer to pause, observe, and reflect on the relationship between the environment and ourselves. The concept of ‘visual silence’ is a recurring theme in my work, conveying the fragility of our reality that can easily be disrupted. I strive to emphasize the need to protect and preserve our planet’s delicate ecosystems.

Italy/ Croatia

Marco Conti Sikic

Artist, Architect, Photographer

Standard Blues

Their work explores surreality, expressivity and attention to emotion, and uses maximalism and a naive approach to describe the world around them. Color, the expressiveness of line, and the brut treatment of form mark their work, looking for a reality in the unreal, in dreams and unplaces. Their work uses mixed media and seeks resources from past traumas both individually and socially to explore the unseen world that everyone experiences.

Zimbabwe

Moonsundiamond

MetaEpica #460

MetaEpica NFT collection, created by artist Marina Núñez, narrates the evolution of relationship between human and nature. A future in which heroes are neither those involved in battles nor with super powers, but those who intimately identify with their environment, who become landscapes themselves. Art imitates life, and vice versa!

Spain

Marina Nuñez

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Parsa Mostaghim is a multidisciplinary artist based in Turkey. He was born in Tehran, Iran in 1998. His practice includes analog painting, 3D animation, and electronic music. Since his childhood he was making images both physically and digitally and experimenting with different animation techniques. He creates “Living Paintings” that are rooted in painting history and also embrace the new possibilities of the digital world.

Iran / Turkey

Parsa Mostaghim

Hold My Hand

This piece shows night and day in human form, holding hands, regardless of the time of the day that is regardless of race, color, gender, religion and ethnicity. We are one.

Nigeria

Shillz

Multidisciplinary Artist

A New Dawn (Sunrise Art Collabs)

This art piece is a reflection on the choices we have in life and the choice I have made and continue to make to live a beautiful and intentional life. Though it may look different depending on the circumstances, intention is the key to unlocking what I desire.

US

Taī

Visual Artist

Sadéos

Family of artists from Ethiopia creating in the style of Tizita (nostalgia) and longing for the past.

Ethiopia

Yatedra

Art Collective

2022 selection

This collection showcases the incredible talent and creativity of today’s digital artists. Through a range of mediums and styles, these artworks explore the intersection of technology and art, inviting you to discover new perspectives and appreciate the beauty of the digital world. Join us on this journey of innovation and imagination, and immerse yourself in the captivating world of digital art.

FALLING/FLYING

In a lucid dream, the difference between the sensation of falling or flying is all a matter of perspective and choice.

Kira Bursky

Magic & Mental Health Inspired Filmmaker & Multidisciplinary Artist

BEYOND THE DOOR

Animated surreal digital artwork.
A room without walls, facing nature that is taking over.

Crystall Reborn

INSIDE A DREAM (underwater)

In this dream, we get to fully experience the joys of the underwater world.

Lucclop

Where My Vans Go #43

To the Moon and never back. The only constant is change.
It’s all about perspective. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

Drifter

Déjà Vu

Nostalgia of a place I’ve never been to – that somehow feels like home.

Cath Simard

Photographer, Artist, Explorer.

Stuck

Stuck between future, present & past.

Nathalie

Colors Of Love - To protect

This collection tells a tale of two queer Nigerian women struggling to accept themselves in a world that abhors them for simply being queer. They find themselves innately drawn to each other and together they share similar tales of violence, sexual abuse ,abandonment issues and horrors untold. However they also find solace in each other’s presence.. They find love, happiness, freedom and the will to live.
They find the COLORS OF LOVE.

Alexandra

Photographer.

Sensory - Desert

Video Loop

DVART

Digital Artist

Diversity

We can always come together to support each other, putting aside our differences and diverse cultures.

Femi

Butterfly in Flames

Created with flowers arranged in a butterfly shape set on fire, “Butterfly in Flames” represents a stage in my life that felt like maturation. Beautiful moments in our lives are temporary and fleeting. This piece was meant to document these periods and serves as a reminder to be present when life is hopeful.

Brian Vu

Now it's Time to Say Goodbye

Beyond the door lies a parallel universe with a different destiny for you.

Odder

Pillow

No matter what the world throws at you, I will always be here for you to lean on.

Nick Davis

Ice Wanderer

The wonders of the world are unlimited.

Don Marqvez

Jeremie Nassif

Learning to see things from a new perspective.

Nick Davis

The Dream Catcher

Art has the power to transform dreams into reality, and reality into dreams. In my photography work, I like to create compositions in the streets or in nature and transform everyday Heroes into Magical Beings.

Inna Modja

Focus

We are all walking on a tightrope.

MCSK

Solitude

You are not alone.

MCSK

Still Life With Berries

Still Life with Berries is a vibrant arrangement that depicts some of preferred fruits of our time.

Still Life tells the signs of times. In 100 years this piece will give insight to what was relevant in our times.

Toni Payne

Underwater sun rays

Just before sunset, we decided to jump in the water and enjoy the last rays of light. We found clear blue water, the start of a beautiful moment.

Fakeye

Seeds Of Change

Two very important seeds in the form of health and education were planted amongst the community, slowly flourishing into full bloom of prosperity and achievement. A veritable pathway to real change. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, something perceived as so small was actually the key to a brighter future…and those first seeds were planted in Centennial Square.

Crystal Petit

Standard Blues

Just before sunset, we decided to jump in the water and enjoy the last rays of light. We found clear blue water, the start of a beautiful moment.

Moon Sun Diamond

Reverie Of The Future

All that is eternal in me
Welcomes the wonder of this day.
May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography, that invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterday’s mistakes, to risk being disturbed and changed.
May I live this day, compassionate of heart,
Clear in work, gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought, generous in love and hopeful in a reality of growth.
Earth is our only home, and with every waking day of our existence.
We possess the power to flip the script on climate change.

Crixtover Edwin

Yam Karkai

Yam Karkai

Mola African Elephant

African elephants are the largest land animals & also one of the most intelligent animals on this planet.

As matriarchal societies, the leader of the elephant herd is the oldest female, her experience & knowledge ensures the survival of the herd.

As a single working mother, I can totally relate; I am a female African Elephant!

KGKH Art

Fuir la Fête

These two different images mixed in this painting, which seem to have nothing in common, both reveal the exceptional and aesthetic side of any kind of “liberation.”

Agathe Dos Santos

The Light of Kindness

Sometimes during the difficult periods in our lives, we encounter people who, with their kindness, ignite the light within us that was in danger of going out.

This artwork is a symbol of gratitude to those people.

Isabella Maake

She’s Trying Not To Think About It

Lana Denina

Rosario

Garavito

Founder and CEO, The Millennials Movement

Rosario is a SDGs activist from Peru. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Director of The Millennials Movement and serves as Elected Focal Point for the Children, Adolescent and Youth Group of the Latin American and the Caribbean Civil Society Mechanism (MesCLAC) at the ECLAC. and at The Global Goals “Youth Power Panel” supporting the global efforts to engage youth in the achievement of the SDGs. Rosario has served as well as former UNV for the Poverty and Environment Initiative UNDP; her work is focus on supporting youth, women and grassroots organizations to join the global efforts to achieve a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world, and support the achievement of the SDGs articulating actions from the territories to the global, regional and national decision making processes. Rosario´s commitment is being recognized by different relevant institutions, she is currently a Fellow for the 2021 – Women Empower LAC Program of the Ban Ki Moon Center and in 2019, a former Obama Scholar graduating from the Master’s Degree in International Development and Policy at the Harris School of Public Policy – The University of Chicago, former Women Champion 2015 – 2016 for UN Women – Empower Women Global Movement for Women Empowerment, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellow 2016 and as UNLEASH Talent 2017.

Musonda

Mumba

Director, The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development, UNDP

Musonda Mumba is the Director for The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in close collaboration with the Italian Government’s Ministry for Ecological Transition (IMET). The Centre focuses on three priority areas: climate change, sustainable development, and nature protection. In her role, Mumba provides strategic leadership on these matters through convening, collaboration, connecting, and co-creation as the world navigates complexity and uncertainty, with the aim of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals collectively. She is also the Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) and also Vice-Chair for the Collaborative Partnership for Forests (CPF). She has over 25 years’ experience in environmental and conservation issues globally, and has published widely in various journals, newspapers, articles, and contributed to book chapters. Before joining UNDP, Mumba was the head of United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Programme, and served in various roles over a period of 12 years. A Zambian national, she received her BSc. Ed. at University of Zambia and her Ph.D. at University College London in wetland conservation and hydrology.

Sustainable Urban Planting Initiatives in Brasilia, Brazil

Comunitarius is a volunteer group of researchers, students and local leaders in Brasilia, Brazil who aim to positively transform cities and improve food security by introducing sustainable urban planting initiatives. The volunteers first identify locations where community members are affected by hunger and poverty. They then host campaigns to obtain donations of seedlings, organic manure, land and basic equipment. In the project’s final stage, volunteers mobilise community members to plant, grow and cultivate their own food. Along with this project empowering community members, it also increasing green spaces in urban areas.

Explore their action here: https://sdgactionawards.org/initiative/1166

Let’s Do it! World

#LetsDoItWorld began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. 🇪🇪  World Clean Up Day celebrated the Global Week to #Act4SDGs through its World Cleanup Day campaign – the largest single peacetime civic action in human history. In 2020, they encouraged people to Clean up with a small group of friends or family or participate digitally by deleting digital waste from their electronic devices.📱  For more information, visit digital.worldcleanupday.org.

Website: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2020/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldcleanupday.ldiw/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldcleanupday

Eradicating Preventing and Avoidable Blindness

Eye Care for All’s mission is to ensure that all individuals have access essential eye care. To remove cataracts and thereby eradicate preventable and avoidable blindness, this organisation offers free eyesight restoration surgery to the elderly, orphans, individuals with disabilities, prisoners and refugees in the Gambia.

Sam

Powers

Co-Founder, Lens on Life Project

Sam Powers is the co-founder of Lens on Life Project and oversees the organisation’s strategy and operations. Powers began his career working with youth as a tutor in East Los Angeles while enrolled in university studying international affairs. An avid photographer and filmmaker, he started teaching classes to youth in-need in Brooklyn, New York while working with a local grassroots organisation, planting the seeds for Lens on Life. In addition to his work with Lens on Life, Powers also serves as an advisor to a New York Artificial Intelligence company that provides real-time information alerts to first responders and the United Nations amongst others.

Jeanine

El Moughrabi

Sustainability Engagement Lead, Canon EMEA

Jeanine is an experienced sustainability professional who has spent the last 5 years working in different areas across the field, including educational awareness, scientific research and corporate sustainability strategies. In 2016, Jeanine completed her bachelors degree in Environmental Biology and Ecosystems, during which she gained the valuable experience and knowledge needed to complete and publish her research. Jeanine is currently working with Canon EMEA as their Sustainability Engagement Lead. She covers a vast range of countries in the developing regions where she has worked on developing and implementing various sustainability strategies and initiatives across her region, including expanding and delivering the Canon Young People Programme.

Emilia

Saiz

Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Emilia Saiz is a jurist by profession and has devoted its professional life to promoting the role of local governments in development as well as fostering relations between cities and their associations worldwide. She started her journey as local government international advocate in the founding organization of UCLG, IULA in 1997. She has led programmes dedicated to institutional capacity building and decentralized cooperation. She has actively promoted women empowerment, social inclusion and international partnerships. She played a critical role in setting up the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and has followed and represented local and regional governments in iconic international processes such as the Rio and Beijing + 20 as well the Climate Agreement the SDGs and Hábitat III. She has further been deeply involved in the institutional development of United Cities and Local Governments into a network of networks. During her work in the World Organization she has been appointed to numerous panels both in her personal and professional capacity. Her involvement in Cities Alliance, the General Alliance of Partners and the Cities Programme of the Global Compact are worth highlighting. Her mission as Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) started in 2018. When asked about her priorities for coming years she mentions: ensuring that the global agendas are built from local priorities and that international action of local governments is understood as an indispensable role to fulfill local needs with solidarity, justice and accountability at the centre.

Roheyatou

Malick Lowe

Mayor of Banjul, The Gambia

Madam Rohey Malick Lowe, is the first elected female Mayor of Banjul, Gambia. She was born and raised in Banjul. Madam Lowe is currently UCLG Policy Councillor, President of African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, President Refela-The Gambia National Chapter, Executive Member Global Parliament of Mayors, and the 2nd Vice President of United Democratic Party National Executive. Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe is a proactive and hardworking individual with significant years of experience as an entrepreneur who has successfully been established within the tourism industry. She studied International Relations at the University of Falun in Sweden and her academic experience has provided her with a strong theoretical knowledge of public administration. She was also very active in the political arena and subsequently a member of a party called ‘Social Democrats’ which gave her the opportunity to serve as a key member of the Child Welfare Committee of Nyköping Municipality with the mandate to oversee the schools within her jurisdiction. She has demonstrated professionalism through her leadership style by being very diligent and formulated a total inclusion of all the inhabitants of the City of Banjul in policy processes and giving them a voice to engage in all decisions regarding their city. Furthermore, part of her governance also includes engaging all relevant stakeholders more especially Civil Society Organisations in Banjul for the betterment and development of the City. She has also been a key participant in several international forums advocating the localization of SDGs.

Pilar

Diaz Romero

Mayor of Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain

Pilar Díaz Romero has been the mayor of Esplugues de Llobregat since 2006 and attached to the presidency of the Barcelona Provincial Council, where she also holds the position of Delegate for International Affairs. Currently, she is also Vice President of Localret. She is a telecommunications engineer and a PhD in telecommunications engineering (1994) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where she has worked as a tenured professor. She was the winner of the Ericsson Prize for the best doctoral thesis in mobile communications in Spain, awarded by the Official College and the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers. 

Marina

Sereni

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy

In 2001 she was elected for the first time to Parliament in the constituency of Umbria. From December 2001 to 2005, member of the National Executive Committee of the Democrats of the Left, with responsibility for Foreign Affairs. In 2005, she took responsibility for the national organisation of the Democrats of the Left and contributed to the establishment of the Democratic Party. She served on the Foreign Affairs Committee until 2006. In 2006, re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies and served as Vice President of the “Olive Tree” Parliamentary Group until 28 April 2008. She served as Vice President of the Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Party until November 2009. She was elected Vice President of the National Assembly of the Democratic Party during the 2009 Convention of the Democratic Party. On 2013 general elections, first candidate on the list of the Democratic Party in the constituency of Umbria and first Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies from 2013 to 2018. From July 2018 to September 2019 member of the National Secretariat of the Democratic Party. She is currently member of the National Directorate of the Party. On September 2019 she was appointed Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. On March 1st, 2021 she has been appointed Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Mitzi

Jonelle Tan

Convenor, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines

Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines. She is also active in FFF International, advocating for climate justice and making sure that voices of Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA)’s strikers are heard, amplified, and given space. She first became an activist in 2017 after integrating with indigenous leaders of her country which pushed her to realize that collective action and system change is what we need for a just and greener society.

Ndidi

Nnoli Edozien

Chair of the Board, Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) Africa

Dr Ndidi Nnoli Edozien chairs the boards of the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) Africa, Growing Businesses Foundation and Afrikairos GmbH, Germany. She serves as ACCA Africa Advocacy Program’s Corporate Governance & Sustainability Committee Chair. She is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council, and Nigeria Integrated Reporting Committee. She co-chairs the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) on SDGs, inaugurated by the Nigerian Presidency in 2017, and Welt-ethos Institute Finance & Economics Research Group under whose founder’s intellectual guidance she commenced her work on the SevenPillars Sustainability Methodology in 2004. Her civic and social responsibility initiatives include serving her home, mega-city Lagos, by sitting on the Governing Council of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and the Circular Lagos Initiative. As the initiating Group Chief, Sustainability and Governance Officer, Dangote, she operationalized sustainability for Africa’s largest manufacturing conglomerate between 2017 and 2020, for which she was recognized as the 2020 Sustainability Executive of the Year by Cemex Africa. Immediately prior, she served as faculty, teaching sustainability, ethics and social entrepreneurship at the Lagos Business School and subsequently at the China European International Business School. She has also taught at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and served as a Fellow with the University of Edinburgh, Scaling Business in Africa. She has served the Bottom of the Pyramid, promoting financial inclusion for women and youth entrepreneurship through the Growing Businesses Foundation, which she founded, since 1999. She co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors for Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services, Boost Technology (Nigeria), Rising Tide Africa and Vroom Africa – with a common focus of supporting Start-Ups to become Scale-Ups. She is an alumnus of the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Wharton Business School and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability & Governance from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt. She was voted into the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome in 2020.

Achim

Steiner

Administrator, UNDP

Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017. The United Nations General Assembly confirmed his appointment following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres. In April 2021, the General Assembly confirmed his appointment to a second four-year term beginning in June 2021.

Mr. Steiner is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites 40 entities of the UN system that work to support sustainable development.

Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. Mr Steiner has served across the United Nations system, looking at global challenges from both a humanitarian and a development perspective. He led the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016), helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy. He was also Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Achim Steiner previously held other notable positions including Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.

Achim Steiner has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the United States. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (MA) from Worcester College, Oxford University and holds an MA from the University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Shomy

Chowdhury

Young Leader, Generation 17

Shomy Hasan Chowdhury is an advocate and young leader for the Generation17 initiative, supported by Samsung and UNDP. She is a multi-award-winning Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh. Shomy is the Co-Founder of a global youth-led organization, Awareness 360, which now trains 1,500 young activists in 23 countries and has already reached over 150,000 people. She sits on the Advisory Board of multiple global platforms such as Youth Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Social Enterprise World Forum, and Democracy Moves. She has received many recognitions for over a decade of social work, notably the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold) from President Barack Obama, the Putra Icon Award, and the 2019 Diana Legacy Award. She has recently been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 and highlighted as the Featured Honoree for Social Impact. Shomy has served as a Judge for numerous initiatives, including the Commonwealth Youth Awards, the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, Global Changemakers, Hult Prize Foundation, The Diana Award, and many more. She is also the first Bangladeshi citizen to sit on the 2021 Diana Legacy Award Judging Panel.

Raini

Charuka

Singer, songwriter, Road to Rights Ambassador in Sri Lanka

RAINI CHARUKA – Singer, Songwriter, and a Voice trainer for young and upcoming singers She was educated at ‘Susan E Wagner High School, New York, USA in which she graduated with the Highest Regents Gold Diploma and continued her education at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA for Liberal Arts & Sciences (AA/AS) and Delaware State University, Delaware, USA for Aviation & Aviation Management (B.S). She has captured the hearts of the entire younger generation as well as the masses in Sri Lanka regardless of age and gender. North to South, East to West! She is also a strong advocate on water and sanitation – SDG Goal 6 – as an SDG Ambassador with the organization Road to Rights. During the first lockdown she conducted many virtual workshops and initiatives to raise awareness on clean water in Sri Lanka and wrote a song to spread awareness on water conservation: https://youtu.be/mf3NBwwFWho

Fahad

Al-Dehaimi

International Aid Officer, Qatar Fund for Development

Fahad Al-Dehaimi is an International Aid Officer at the Qatar Fund for Development working across the fields of both development and humanitarian aid. His role in the International Organisation Unit calls for frequent engagement in field missions, the development of country strategies and the management of country portfolios across Africa and the Middle East. At the centre of these exercises his passion is direct communication with affected persons, local governments, and NGOs to ensure inclusive and locally-driven collaboration.

Social media posting: The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan

Founded in only 2020, The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan has already made significant contributions to achieving the #SDGs. 🙌 As part of the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, @nasdpakistan has launched a Tree Planting Drive across the cities of Islamabad, Mardan, and Rahimyar Khan. 🌳 Over 500 trees will be planted in areas facing deforestation. Thank you for your incredible impact! #TurnItAround #GlobalGoals #ClimateChange #LifeOnLand

Website: https://nasdpakistan.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasdpakistan/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NASDPakistan