Weekly roundup- Ambassadors to produce impact film, Australian of the Year Award, COP26 & more


OYW Ambassadors continue to persevere and thrive in the mist of adversity for social justice. 

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Abhinav Khanal


Abhinav and his team at Bean Voyage have raised over $6,000 through crowdfunding to produce the film "Más que un café". The stories highlights five smallholder women coffee producers - Ericka, Tatiana, Arleen, María & Margoth - and how they are building thriving coffee businesses.

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Kate Crowhurst


Kate Crowhurst, Coordinating Ambassador for Australia & New Zealand has been announced as one of the nominees for the 2022 ACT Australian of the Year. Kate has been nominated for the ACT Local Hero Award for her work in Financial Literacy. In 2019, Kate launched Money Bites, a financial literacy platform that makes learning about money more accessible to young people. 

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Kate Crowhurst

Patu Ndango


Patu's organisation, CLSV Foundation, has launched their flagship project “Game Changers”. The goal is to mobilise 1 million commitments from non-state actors to take concrete steps to minimise their carbon footprint. 

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Patu Ndango

Ariel de Fauconberg

United States

Ariel's organization, the Good Data Initiative, is launching their latest report this upcoming week on the challenges and importance of creating open access collaborations to oceanic data given its importance for both biodiversity and climate change mitigation efforts. The report features original research, analysis and recommendations, that identify the importance of mobilising inter-sectoral collaboration and providing open access. 

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Ariel De Fauconberg

Dungrila Pascal Mbimenyuy


Dungrila has launched a campaign to fight malnutrition and hunger in the West Region of Cameroon. His mission is to planting 500 Kitchen Gardens for 500 malnourished households and providing Education in Adequate Nutrition and Balance diet. The ampaign is aiming to raise $45,000 in less than 20 days through the GlobalGiving Accelerator Program. 

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Kurba-Marie Questelles

Trinidad & Tobago 

Kurba, Coordinating Ambassador for the Caribbean spoke at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Youth Forum. She was a moderator for the "Member States Dialogue" session. The UNCTAD was established to promote trade, investment and development in developing countries.

Laís Higashi


Laís contributed a How To video on how to harness partnerships to drive system-level change as part of Business Fights Poverty's annual Global Goals Summit. Litre of Light Brazil is a social organisation that provides solar solutions to low income communities without adequate access to electricity. Learn more. 

Jonathan Puerta


Jonathan, Co-founder of Design Your Nation and TASKME moderated a conversation on Youth Leadership for Climate Action at the #EXTREMEHangout venue at #COP26. He was joined by fellow OYW Ambassadors Jenifer and Xiomara and the Minister of Environment of the Bahamas. Watch the panel. 

Jonathan COP

Mete Coban

United Kingdom

Mete  founder of My Life My Say, spoke at the Global Progress Summit alongside a panel of young leaders in Rome. The Global Progress Summit is an annual gathering of progressive organizations and thought-leaders from around the world to meet and discuss best practices in progressive governance. Learn more. 

Mete Coban

Jonny Jacobs

United Kingdom

Jonny was invited by the Speakers Collective UK to speak with BBC Journalist and producer, Laura Hearn and Simon Berger on the Value of Human Connection. They discussed how the pandemic has changed the way we connect and communicate both in-person and remotely, and strategies to break the stigma of mental health in the workplace. Learn more. 

Sinead Fox-Hamilton


Sinead hosted the #FinBiz2030 Ireland Task Force meeting with my co-chair Michael J. Walls. The outcome of the meeting were the 4 themes that the Irish task force will be working on, including: SDG awareness, Climate change, D&I / Reducing inequality and Quality education / Financial literacy. Learn more. 

FinBiz2030 is a joint initiative led by Chartered Accountants Worldwide and One Young World, and it is our mission to unite and mobilise the finance and business community to achieve the SDGs by 2030. 

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