Weekly Roundup: OYW Ambassador launches personal memoir & 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 featured by global forums and have engaged thousands of voters.

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Michael Tubbs

Releases memoir 

United States

Michael Tubbs is launching his book 'The Deeper The Roots'. This is a personal memoir and a book of his policy beliefs. 

Tubbs is one of the youngest elected officials in the country. When as a senior at Stanford University, he ran and was elected for city council in Stockton.  Four years later, Tabus, still 26, was elected Mayor of Stockton. He also launched a program for guaranteed income and college scholarships and advocated other systematic changes.

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Sarah Elago and Gloria Amor Paredes 

Spoke at Panaghiusa Grand Peace Conference

Phillippenes

Funded by the European Union and supported by the Kofi Annan Foundation, the non-profit organization Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library, and the local government of Tagum City, the Grand Conference is the culminating activity of the Extremely Together Philippines-Panaghiusa (ET Philippines) program which aims to prevent violent extremism and promote peace through youth leadership in the Philippines.

Reaching over 150 youth representatives from diverse backgrounds in the physical conference, and nearly 1,000 more young leaders through Zoom and Facebook Live, the Panaghiusa Grand Conference featured stunning cultural performances from the Tagum-based Dilaab youth dance crew, presentations from members of ET Philippines from all over the Philippines, and expert discussions led by Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago, Leonard Faustino of Global Peace Foundation and One Young World Ambassador Amor Paredes.

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Gregory Rockson

Purchases Vine Pharmacy

Ghana 

Gregory co-founder and CEO of mPharma has entered into an agreement to buy a majority stake in Vine Pharmacy, the second-largest pharmacy chain in Uganda. They are going to use Vine as a platform to scale the deployment of Bloom, our pharmacy management software that transforms any community pharmacy into a primary care provider. 

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Ramiz Bakhtiar 

UN respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan letter

Afghanistan

Ramiz has received a response to his Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan letter, which was addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General. Since the letter was sent on 31 August 2021, the UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution to create a Special Rappoteur on Afghanistan on 7 October 2021. The letter was written by Ramiz, Lika Torikashvili, (Former UN Youth Delegate of Georgia) and Iván Martínez (Former UN Youth Delegate of Mexico) and featured more than 100+ signatories & 19 organisation endorsements. 

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Marek Kubik

Fluence Stock Market launch

United Kingdom

Marek Kubik's company Fluence has been officially listed on the Stock Exchange Market. 

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Ahmad Nabeel

Launched a video to appreciate healthcare workers

Kuwait  

Ahmad directed and wrote for a healthcare initiative by the National Bank of Kuwait. This was a video message of appreciation to healthcare workers for all the sacrifices they've made during the last two years. The video has garnered almost 3M views on YouTube alone. It was also featured on all Cinescape cinemas and national TV.

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Hadiatou Barry

Candidate in 2022 Hague Municipal Elections

Netherlands

Hadiatou is a candidate on behalf of D66 The Hague in the 2020 Municipal Elections. 

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Jamie Crummie

Delivers petition to 10 Downing Street

Ireland 

In light of COP, Jamie Crummie has delivered his petition to 10 Downing Street, which aims to get the UK government to create concrete legislation to tackle food waste - similar to the legislation that’s in place to address aviation emissions, plastic waste and deforestation. So far, the petition has gathered more than 20,000 signatures and has been delivered to Boris Johnson at No.10 Downing Street. 

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Michael J Walls 

Ireland 

Michael spoke to 60 Accounting Master’s students at Dublin University Business School as Co-chair of the FinBiz2030 Ireland Task Force.

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Tambo Silavwe

United Kingdom 

Tambo spoke to 60 Accounting Master’s students at DCU Business School this afternoon as Co-chair of the FinBiz2030 Ireland Task Force.

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Nondumiso (Noni) Hlophe

Eswatini  

Nondumiso spoke at The Commonwealth Foundation virtual event on "What does it mean to be a citizen of the Commonwealth'. The event explored what it means to be part of the Commonwealth.

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Kaveto Tjatjara

Namibia

Kaveto presented at the Falling Walls Lab on Waterless Toilets at the Science Summit in Berlin. This was the first time Namibia was represented at the Falling Walls Lab competition.

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Miguel Ángel Castro

Colombia

Miguel, a social innovator, spoke on the the importance of networking and connecting with other people at  #JoropoFes2021. 

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Gwendolyn Seyonnoh Myers

Liberia 

Gwendolyn was one of three keynote speakers at the "Beyond COP: The Role of African Youth in Tackling the Climate Crisis" Webinar event, organised by Africa Renewal and the UN Department of Global Communications on the 29th November 2021. 

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Rowan Alawi

Palestine

Rowan joined Sharif Fayed and Petra Narch in an interview on DUBAI TV in expo 2021 about AMAL and its Journey. They were selected among 4000 startups as we are digitization the construction industry.

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Karen Carvajalino

Colombia

Karen was recognized as 1 of the 10 Top Outstanding Young Person in Columbia by JCI Colombia

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Juan Carlos Viloria Doria

Colombia

Juan has been selected by Refugees International as the 2021 Exceptional Service Award on behalf of coalition for Venezuela. 

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Diwigdi 

Panama

Diwi has been nominated under the Climate Change category for #HéroesPanamá for his work with Burwigan. 

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Jerome Harvey-Agyei

United Kingdom

Jerome, has been awarded the Mentor of the Year 2021 by the London's Violence Reduction Unit in recognition for his work as  founder of Senior Children and Young People's Participation Officer. This award is supported by the Mayor of London. 

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Sara Samaniego

Colombia

Sara has been nominated by Titanes Caracol for her project on environmental sustainability and circular economy! You can support her project by voting for her. 

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Nicolau Miguel

Angola

Miguel has started a new role as Program Officer in Angola for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. He will be the key Program Officer for a U.S. Agency for the International Development (USAID)-funded program entitled "Strengthening Anti-Corruption Efforts and Procedures in Southern Africa".

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George Imafidon

United Kingdom

George spoke on Channel 4 for ‘This is Engineering Day’ about what it’s like working with TEAM X44 and Motivez.

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Luke Davies

United Kingdom 

Luke met with the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the 20:40 cohort to discuss Greening Finance at Mansion House. 

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Fernando Scodro

Brazil

Fernando was featured by Pioneers Post as the board member of the The ImPact, which helps families to be more effective in impact investing, and as a fellow at the Centre of Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich.

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