Weekly Roundup: Ambassador-led project fights malnutrition in Africa & more

In the midst of numerous global challenges, OYW Ambassadors have demonstrated their continued leadership in their countries and communities. This week, Ambassadors have launched new projects, been presented with prestigious awards, and shared their expertise on a range of platforms.

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Power of Tomatoes

Matej Uhlir, Merten Witte, Emrah Mazi, Frederick Puttemanns, Laura Prestel

Launched Malnutrition Project

Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, France

After attending the One Young World Summit in the Hague, a group of DSM colleagues - together with Sight and Life, ETH Zurich and Nurevas - decided to fight malnutrition in Africa. The team has designed an affordable "Fortified Tomato Sauce" which will begin supply to the West African market from early 2021.

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Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

Leadership Appointment

United Kingdom

Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah was appointed to PRCA's Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB). 

A campaigner for equality progress and pay for black men and women in public relations, Emmanuel is currently a Board Committee Member of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Black Business Association and Board Governor of South Quay College in East London.

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Jahan Taganova

International Disability Alliance Campaign


At the International Disability Alliance (IDA), Jahan supported the launch of a Covid-19 survey to gauge the experience of persons with disabilities in adapting to the Covid-19 global pandemic. The result of the survey is intended to document human rights violations against persons with disabilities and hold governments accountable,

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Robin Lewis

Robin Lewis

MIT Innovators Under 35


Robin Lewis was selected as one of MIT Technology Review's 'Innovators Under 35' in the inaugural Japan edition of the awards. Robin was selected from more than 300 nominees.

Since 1999, MIT has recognised some of the top innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world who are using technology to solve pressing societal problems.

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Ibrahim Jalal

Published Peacebuilding Article


Co-authored by Ibrahim Jalal and Mustafa Naji, 'Building peace by restricting arms in Yemen' explores the proliferation of conventional and non-conventional arms and Yemen, including by means of capture, diversion and smuggling, vis-à-vis the arms embargo doctrine imposed by UNSC Resolution 2216 in 2015.

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Adulai Bary

AfriLabs Feature

Guinea Bissaeu

Adulai Bary was featured by AfriLabs as their "Man in Tech". With more than 7 years of experience in Computer Engineering and Business Intelligence for Telecom, Adulai is an experienced entrepreneur, Innovation ecosystem builder and Founder of 2 startups who works towards moving Africa forward through innovation.

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Alejandro Daly

Innovation Award Winner


Alejandro Daly was announced as the winner of UNMGCY's Youth Leadership and Innovation Award.

The National Director of El Derecho a No Obedecer, Alejandro creates social campaigns to create awareness of the situation of Venezuelan migrants / refugees and Colombia and South America.

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Ben Conard

Cultural Vistas Feature

United States

Cultural Vistas featured Ben Conard, an alumnus of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program to Germany. In addition to running his own certified fair trade LGBT business Five North Chocolate®, Ben makes time to give back to the Cultural Vistas community.

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Dara Latinwo

AIESEC Podcast Feature

United Kingdom

Dara Latinwo was invited to join the third episode of #FutureProof. Passionate about rethinking and redesigning the paradigm within which businesses operate, Dara is a manager within Digital Transformation at Deloitte Middle East.

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Angelique Pouponneau


Angelique joined Goals House's January dialogues. Panellist during the 'Life Below Water' fireside conversation, Angelique emphasised the importance of ocean conversation and the effectiveness of grassroots campaigning in changing public perception. 

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Kehkashan Basu


Kehkashan was invited to speak at the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service alongside Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia, and Nona Jones, Head of Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook.

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Megan Doepker, Raghu Appasani

Canada, United States

Megan Doepker and Raghu Appasani MD joined a conversation titled '2021 Hurdles & Opportunities for Social Impact' to share their expertise about ESG, social responsibility, and impact investing.

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Edgar Edmund


Edgar feature

John Taka

Papua New Guinea

John Taka Feature

Izzy Obeng

United Kingdom

Izzy Obeng

Silas Adekunle, Izzy Obeng

United Kingdom

Izzy & Silas

Heloïse Greeff

South Africa

Heloïse Greeff