One Young World Shine a Light Ambassador series highlights the work of Ambassadors in different countries on a particular SDG to bring together young people working towards a common goal, show the work Ambassadors are undertaking and connect young people across different regions.
The panel series takes place once a month and features up to 5 Ambassadors presenting for up to 10 minutes each on their work on one Sustainable Development (SDG). Each panel event shines a light on a specific SDG and what young people globally are doing to take action on those SDGs in their community or regionally.
Upcoming event information:
Date: 16 October 2021
Time: Dhaka - 1pm; Singapore/Malaysia - 3pm; Tokyo - 4pm; Sydney - 6pm; Auckland - 8pm
Theme: One Young World Ambassadors who kickstarted new projects after attending the One Young World Summit in Munich
Aaron is a medical doctor from Singapore and has been a One Young World Ambassador - Pfizer Scholar since 2021. He is the co-Founder of Project Orasight, a Youth-Driven initiative to tackle reversible vision loss through awareness, advocacy, and fundraising. He works closely with Orbis International (Singapore) to support the efforts of their Flying Eye Hospital. Through his team’s efforts, they have mobilized 100 youths to action and reached an estimated 12,000 individuals.
HY William Chan
HY William Chan is an architect, futurist and civic leader. For over a decade, William has empowered people to shape the cities of the future, championing social inclusion and climate resilience. He is Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s independent candidate for the 2021 City of Sydney local government elections.
William is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree, headline TEDx speaker and a One Young World Ambassador. Elected to lead the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers community in Sydney, William and his team drive solution building, policymaking and systems change.
William is named in the top 20 on the Qantas Centenary '100 Inspiring Australians' list, top 25 most influential people in the social sector by Pro Bono Australia, and GreenBiz top 30 young global sustainability leaders by the World Business Council for Sustainable Business. An avid surf lifesaver and past UNICEF Ambassador, William was inducted into the Australian of the Year Awards Honour Roll in 2020.
Aashraya is a transnational practitioner of sustainable development goals and is engaged in accelerating education, cultural and climate diplomacy. He is an award-winning social innovator and founder of projects like STEMinism in India, Alvida Patriarchy and Menstrual Hygiene Friendly Spaces among others, most of which acts as a case study for MENA and ASEM countries. He has led several development projects of the British, Indian and Australian governments and continues to represent India on various multilateral platforms including the UN, WEF and the World Bank group.
Based on the experience of dealing with medical issues in local communities, Taro became aware of the gap between the availability of information and reality on the ground regarding health issues.
Thus, he became the head of the Inochi Gakusei Innovators Program in 2021, hoping to define health issues from a young person's point of view and propose a new future in the healthcare industry.
Since Japan is one of the first countries in the world to encounter an aging society, Taro would like to propose a new way of being able to build a healthy society that can accommodate an aging population from his unique perspective as a young person.