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Meet The #UPGSustainability Leaders

Meet the Nominees! You can vote for 1 person in each category (e.g. 1 person in Male and 1 person in Female) – and you can do this in every region. Please browse this site and get to know the #UPGSustainability Leaders. If you have questions for them, then please signup for updates so that you know when they will be available in a LIVE session so that you can ask them questions.

By the end of the campaign, two people from each region will win the most votes and will secure a place on the #UPGSustainability #JourneyToHurricane. And your VOICE matters: who would you be happy to vote for? Please scroll down and learn more.

Partial Polling Results

Last Updated: 00:00 on 1 August 2021

Total Voters: 2,537

Partial Results Podium

1st – 1119 votes
2nd – 1030 votes
3rd – 992 votes

Please note that each Voter casts 2 votes: 1 woman and 1 man. And so the total number of votes is twice the total number of Voters.

Khadija Tirha

Khadija, #UPGSustainability Leader and an Afro-European youth worker in Italy, passionately focuses on advancing SDGs 4 (Quality Education) and 13 (Climate Action). With a double Master Degree in International Relations, she actively promotes international cooperation, diversity, interfaith dialogue, global citizenship education, and empowers youth to create positive change.

Nasrin Raha

Nasrin Raha #UPGSustainability Leader based in Lisbon in Portugal. As a #UPGSustainability Leader, she is excited to bring her community project focused on SDG 4 (Quality Education) to Hurricane Island. This opportunity aligns perfectly with her motivation to enhance her project management skills. With a background in quality education and humanitarian efforts, she is eager to connect her past experiences to a future where she can make a more significant impact. Your support will help her leverage this unique platform for sustainable development and contribute to a brighter future in education.

Pablo Mingoti

Pablo Mingoti #UPGSustainability Leader and a journalist also a law graduate. He lives in Brazil and he is an Italian citizen. Pablo, who was born in Brasilia, created a project to encourage sustainable tourism, the Global Green Traveller, using SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. With his project, he obtained scholarships for short courses on sustainable tourism and he is currently working to create a travel agency to offer sustainable destinations. His long-term goal is to create a teaching platform about sustainable tourism in Brazil, awarding certificates to companies and professionals in the field. The journalist has worked as a volunteer at sporting events such as Ironman and Guga Kuerten Week and has written articles for local newspapers, a Travel Magazine and an international magazine based in London. “The union of countries is very important, we are all one planet that needs to preserve the environment and culture, creating jobs and opportunities for all. Visiting the island is an opportunity to develop his project, make new friends, and exchange experience”.

Shaikh Omar


Sheikh Omar Jallow #UPGSustainability Leader was born and raised in a small village in rural Gambia, West Africa, He has always cherished the value of tenacity and the power of education, He proudly hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Technology and currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Digital Forensics not leaving out that he is a Certified Cyber Security Analyst. His passion for empowering rural youths led him to establish the Vision Riders Foundation in 2018 as a manifestation of his commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 4.

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