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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: 3,599

Partial Results Podium

1st – 1729 votes
2nd – 1712 votes
3rd – 1573 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.

Abdul Basit Abdurahimzai

Mr. Basit brings more than 8 years of executive-level experience and a deep understanding of projects, programs, portfolios, and operations management to his role as a Commercial Director with Voltaf Consultants. He is also one of the Co-founders of Voltaf Consultants. Mr. Basit is the business development practice leader in the energy sector. Within the energy market, he works with clients in energy from natural and renewable resources. He has been able to successfully manage medium to large size of power generation, transmission, and distribution projects from inception to closeout inside Afghanistan. Mr. Basit has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from accredited universities. He is scheduled to start/pursue his second masters degree in Engineering Management starting in Feb 2023 in England, United Kingdom.

Ankita Bera

Software Engineer at Optum UnitedHealth Group. A mind that seeks solutions, and answers to environmental problems using some of the frontiers of technological development, such as Machine Learning and AI.

Anum Kabir

I’m Anum Kabir from Pakistan 🇵🇰. I’m a UPG SUSTAINABILITY LEADER and Founder of Kashmir Physio Care working for Awareness of physiotherapy, focussing on SDG#03.

Bushra Mahmud

I am Bushra Mahmud from Banglabesh with Master’s Degree focused in Economics from National University and an experienced Software Quality Assurance Consultant with an established record of working in the information technology and benevolence industry. I have already completed my Freedom Fellowship Program and attended various kinds of programs at national and international levels like from United Nations, United People Global, etc. I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a frequent source of encouragement that drives me to do my best.

Dhananji Rathnayake

My name is Dhananji Rathnayake working as a Lawyer,journalist based in Sri Lanka.I’m a UPG sustainability leader and champion of 2022.More than 14 years I have worked with many government social service projects.Currently I’m working for quality education SDG 4 and peace and reconciliation programs in Sri Lanka.And also I work with youth community to improve their skills on leadership and sustainability.

Dipesh Acharya

I am Dipesh Acharya from Kathmandu, Nepal and I am here to support Sustainability Development Goal No. 4 Quality Education. I believe providing quality education for everyone solves a fundamental issue for many of the problems happening in the world right now which directly or indirectly relates to a lack of awareness. So, access to quality education in remote places will help make future generations, from an early age, aware of the global issues that truly matter.

Phanindra Nagapuri

Hi, this is Phanindra. A young passionate sustainability leader from Hyderabad, INDIA. I am the founder of the “Navagunjara Organisation”. Which strives to create awareness of mental health, especially in youth. In a country like INDIA, mental health is silently unspoken. when I wake up every single day and read about some other mental health issues faced by youth, it mostly included suicidal attempts and deaths. The pandemic hit so hard and made many psychological imbalances in the youth out there. I thought its high time to wake up and start to create awareness of mental health. Change doesn’t happen until change makes comes forward and starts to change, this is where a leader is born. I decided to be a leader and start to create awareness of mental health and break the stigma around it and I am continuing to do it.

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