Journey to Hurricane Island

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.

Akram Hussein Abdulrahman Mahb Al-Dayn

I’m Akram Hussein and I am a UPG sustainability Leader based in Yemen. I’m a dentist and care for others. My project is based on health as health is wealth. Targeting good health and well-being of sustainable development goal 3. I need your vote, which will give me the opportunity to participate in the “Journey to Hurricane Island. Because my project needs to be improved for the future. Shukran! Thank you!

Mohammed Abdalghafoor

Mohammed Abdalghafoor has completed a BSc. degree in construction and building engineering, MSc. degree in renewable energy and environmental impact assessment fields, besides, he has a diploma in green technologies and enrolled in a diploma in carbon management. Then, Abdalghafoor decided to follow his passion for participating in shifting human practices to more sustainable behavior, especially in the context of climate change. He is an intern at the engagement and communication division of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the global climate action field, In addition, he is selected for the McKinsey Forward Program.

Naseem Azeez

I am Naseem from Erbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq. I am an SDG Advocate. I worked with international none governmental organizations as HR/Employee advocate. Currently, I am a youth delegate at UNITE2030 and a sustainability leader at United People Global aiming to promote sustainable goals in Iraq.My mission is to be a source of hope by offering optimism and support to everyone I meet.I view the world as dynamic and diverse with opportunities for challenges and growth. I see the people I encounter and work with as individuals I can learn from and people I can help to develop. And, I put myself out there to connect with opportunities to achieve global goals in my community.

Selma Bichbich

Selma is a social and climate youth activist who has taken part in many programs and organizations seeking change and serving the SDGs by speaking out for youth and justice.She is an SDSN fellow, the contact point of the Human Rights Working Group at YOUNGO, and the GST Communication Officer at SDG7 Youth Consistency. a board member and co-founder of the MENA Youth Network, the founder of the Together for Blue and Green organization, and a Max Thabiso Edkins Global Climate Ambassador.The representative of North Africa at the Global Youth Leadership Council in EarthUprising NGO which was the organization that funded me to make it to cop.I was the delegate of Algeria at the PreCop26 Youth4Climate Summit in both editions (Milan and New York), an active member of UNEPMGCY, she is also the organizer of the first edition of the MENA Youth Environmental Assembly.

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