One Young World Ambassadors are leading projects in every country of the world, creating substantial social impact across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Every month our Coordinating Ambassadors select someone from their region who has created significant social impact locally, regionally or even worldwide.
This Month's Featured Projects in Numbers
people impacted across the spotlight projects
kgs of CO2 reduced monthly
Meet the Ambassadors
Emerson Salguero - Guatemala
Emerson is the Executive Director of Involúcrate, focusing on the creation of citizen engagement networks and encouraging young people to become politically active. They do so by providing workshops, political forums, leadership programmes, digital campaigns and hosting dialogues between politicians and civil society stakeholders. The Involúcrate team has reached more than 300,000 people.
Between 2022 and 2023, Involúcrate coordinated the Young Government Leadership Programme. They had 50 participants, from underrepresented groups in Guatemala, that received training on inclusive democracy, community action, transparency and accountability. At the end, they created a guide to political participation for young people which was presented to the Youth and Economic and Foreign Trade Commission of the Congress.
Involúcrate also organised five dialogues on experiences in public service and youth participation, where 15 public decision-makers participated and in total more than 100 young people were impacted. For the 2023 general elections in the country, they ran a campaign for voter registration and hosted eight political forums involving 5,000 young people, in partnerships with other NGOs.
Afruza Tanzi - Bangladesh
Afruza Tanzi is the founder and CEO of H3O Bangladesh, a youth-led grassroots organization focused on improving health literacy and skills development among vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, particularly those with limited reach to healthcare services and information. H3O Bangladesh aims to make health-related knowledge and healthcare accessible for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status.
Through the Health Literacy program, H3O Bangladesh seeks to promote community-led initiatives that encourage healthy behaviors, disease prevention, and access to quality health services. The project is implemented through a combination of community-based education and outreach activities, including health education sessions, community health events, health camps, disease mapping of Neglected Tropical Diseases, and training of local community health workers. In its efforts to make healthcare accessible, the organization provides basic health services and screenings for school children, the elderly affected by disasters, and neglected transgender and sex-workers communities.
H3O Bangladesh has impacted more than 700 workshop attendees, conducting workshops in ten schools on various medical issues. Additionally, they have hosted four free health camps, offering health check-ups and quality doctor consultations to 60 to 120 patients per camp. The organization is run by life sciences and medical graduates and students who deeply believe that unless everyone in a community is aware of a health condition, it is impossible to tackle and cure it.
Nadea Nabilla - Indonesia
Nadea is the co-founder of Azura Indonesia, a social enterprise that provides electric propulsion engines for small boats. The engine is called MantaOne, and it replaces four stroke engines and is powered by an in-house designed Li-ion battery pack. It offers low-income fishermen a sustainable option and it allows them to retrieve data from fishing trips, including location, distance, speed and energy consumption.
As of 2023, they have twelve units in service in eight places and one solar charging station. Out of those 12, ten are managed by Azura and supplied to fishermen in Bali. They will soon be expanding to the island of Sumatra and hope to see the number of fishermen using MantaOne engines increase.
MantaOne reduces the carbon footprint by 345 kg on a monthly basis and and is 70% more cost effective by trip as compared to a similar sized combustion engine.
Monica Moisin - Romania
Monica is the founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative® and co-founder and Lead of WhyWeCraft®, both of which host the Cultural Sustainability Academy (CSA) - The Knowledge Hub for Cultural Sustainability®, the first and only global cultural sustainability hub. Through her work at CSA, Monica and her team build and develop strategies, methodologies and thought leadership for cultural-sustainability-based decision-making across the globe.
In 2023, they offered the Executive Program of the CSA in person, in Transylvania, to connect a diverse set of stakeholders ranging from the fashion industry to local community representatives and inspire them to take action and become agents of change that advocate for equity, social justice and culturally sustainable decision-making.
Their programmes, initiatives and community engagements have impacted over 30,000 people annually with behavioural changes in practices, values and beliefs in order to make change for a new generation of rights of Indigenous people, ethnic groups and local communities.
Joaquin Alvarez Vitale - Argentina
Joaquin is the co-founder of Wooy, a platform that aims to address the challenges of the traditional charitable fundraising model by leveraging blockchain technology for solutions. Their approach focuses on Proof of Donation (PODs) NFTs, creating a secure and traceable system that enhances transparency and accountability making fundraising more transparent and efficient. PODs also create a sense of community between donors.
The Wooy system allows non-profit organisations to offer clear visibility into how the funds they receive are used and the impact that they generate, allowing them to leverage the information to acquire and retain donors, access new donors and collaborate with the private sector.
For the private sector, using PODs allows companies to showcase the social impact initiatives they support as well as their commitment to social and environmental sustainability. In addition, Wooy is creating the first Digital Impact Identity for civil society and the private sector to showcase the causes they are supporting.
Beena Nouri - UK
Beena is the Lead Artist of Creating Place, a collaborative project that invites refugees and asylum seekers communities in the Greater Manchester area to explore what home and place means to them through spatial design methods. The purpose of the work was to encourage communities to foster inclusion and integration of these communities in their new surroundings.
Beena, an architectural designer and visual artist, uses that expertise to advocate for refugee rights coupled with the power of design to create meaningful social impact and cultivate autonomy and a sense of belonging.
Their six-month project involved 11 design-led workshops, involved people from over 20 different nationalities and features work in more than eight languages, and a residency to design and build an exhibition that hosted the works created by the participants. The exhibition can be seen at The Turnpike Gallery, it reflects the rich and diverse communities in the local area and invites visitors to explore and add to the exhibition.