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.

Daniel Akinjise

Daniel is a #UPGSustainability Leader and an award-winning youth activist. He is passionate about using technology and data to enhance HR practices and outcomes, as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on advanced AI and the future of automation at Nexford University. Daniel is also a young active citizen who has been recognized and awarded by various organizations for his contributions to youth development, good governance, capacity building, and environmental sustainability. He is the founder of two youth-led initiatives, TAD and Empowered Youth, and a member of several networks and movements that advocate for social change and innovation.


Djim Laporte is a #UPGSustainability Leader, a young Haitian and a Development Leader based in Haiti.’ He is interested in promoting change and sustainability through SDGs 4, 6, 7 and 13. He believes and advocate for good Environmental Behavior and Digital Education for a better Ecological Transition.

Misha Nicholas

Misha Nicholas is a #UPGSustainability Leader and a dedicated advocate representing the USA in the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 13. Her passion lies in fostering positive change by collaborating with both the U.S. Government and non-governmental organizations, particularly in the realm of disability justice, gender equality, and climate change by speaking in podcasts, webinar sessions, and conferences to reach different members of civil society.

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    Voter Regsitration has closed and the winners will be announced at a #UPGSustainability event on 9 Feb 2024.
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