Highlights from the OYW Shine A Light Ambassador Series

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The One Young World Shine a Light series was founded in April 2020, as a collaboration between the Pacific and Asia regions. At the time when countries were going into lockdown and travel across borders was halted, the regional teams wanted to highlight the work of Ambassadors in different countries. The aim of the series was to bring together young people working towards a common goal, highlight the work that Ambassadors are undertaking, and connect young people across different regions.

Episode 1

The first event in the series was focussed on SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing. Facilitated by Kate Crowhurst, Coordinating Ambassador for Australia & New Zealand, the participants heard from a lineup of impressive speakers including Fernando Montaño, One Young World Counsellor and Colombian ballet dancer.

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Fernando Montaño

Colombia

Doctor of Arts - Honoris Causa, Environmentalist and humanitarian

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Diana Nazemian-Pour

Australia

Pipeline Strategy Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Annette Garae

Vanuatu

Senior Paediatric Registrar, Vila Central Hospital

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Mayuri Suzuki

 

Mayuri Suzuki

Japan

Leader, Share Health

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Fadila Nur-aini

Indonesia

Co-Founder, Naluri Lahir Center

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Radhika Batra

 

Radhika Batra

India

Founder and CEO, Every Infant Matters

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Episode 2

This session was themed around SDG 4, Quality Education and led by Tsuyoshi Domoto, Coordinating Ambassador for Asia 2. The session began with opening remarks from Ella Robertson, One Young World's Managing Director, who talked about the importance of equipping the next generation with the tools to enact more responsible and more effective leadership.

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Ella Robertson

United Kingdom

Managing Director, One Young World

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Millicent Barty

Solomon Islands

Founder / Multi-disciplinary Designer, Millicent Designs

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Lisa Rapley

Australia

Co-Founder, Yuludarla Karulbo

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Loraine Grace Lapor

 

Loraine Grace Lapor

Philippines

Senior Data Quality Analyst, Coca-Cola

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Ayano Sasaki

 

Ayano Sasaki

Japan

Co-Founder, THE LEADS ASIA

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Girish Ananthanarayanan

India

Founder & COO, Peepul

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Episode 3

The third event, which touched on issues relating to SDG 5, Gender Equality, was facilitated by Sinchita Dutta Roy, the Coordinating Ambassador for Asia 1. The group was joined by Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, APAC at Johnson and Johnson, where she spoke about the importance of introducing diversity and inclusion practices within businesses.

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Sophie Guerin

Singapore

Head of Diversity & Inclusion: APAC, Johnson & Johnson

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Megan Iha

Papua New Guinea

Founder, Pes Na Ples

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Farhana Muna

Australia

Capability Specialist, BP GBS ANZ

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Kishore Reddy

India

Youth For Sustainable Impact (YSI)

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Yuki

 

Yuki Nakao

Japan

Founder, HerStory

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Event organisers:

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Kate Crowhurst

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Sinchita

 

Sinchita Dutta Roy

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Tsuyoshi Domoto

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Jonathan Chu

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Em-Em Parra

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The next session in the series will be themed around SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 1, No Poverty. If you would like to take part, please get in touch with your regional Coordinating Ambassador.