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Founder of Sea Monkey Project
Tioman Island, Malaysia
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion, Interview
She stands for Ocean, People, Wildlife
Topics Plastic Pollution, Nature, Her project
Founder of Climate Now
San Francisco, U.S
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion, Pre-recorded speech, Interview
She stands for Empowerment, Justice, Education
Topics Climate change & climate action, Youth climate movement, empowerment and activism, The intersections between climate change and other social justice movements, How to be the best YOU, How to use your unique passions to make a difference in the world, Sexual and emotional wellness, Mental health awareness, The role of women and GenZ in business, Entrepreneurship and business, Sustainability and environmental justice
Nathania Bernice Zhong
Co-Founder of The Spring
Format Panel Discussion, Pre-recorded speech, Interview
Language English and Indonesian
She stands for Finding life’s meaning
Topics Lack of water in way too many communities here in Indonesia, the lacking quality of education in Indonesia, acknowledging history (the good and the bad), and psychology
Founder and President of American Conservation Coalition
He stands for Actionable climate results
Topics Nonpartisanship on climate, impactful environmental action, youth activism, innovative climate solutions, uniting around climate change
Co-Founder of Lalita Project
Format Panel Discussion, Interview
Language Indonesian and English
She stands for Critical Thinking & Self-Awareness
Topics Critical Thinking, Education, Women Empowerment, Quarter Life Crisis, Passion & Finding your purpose
Maryam & Nivaal Rehman
Co-Founders of The World with MnR
Language English, Urdu, and French
They stand for Climate, Equality, Inclusivity
Topics Storytelling, Activism, Advocacy, Filmmaking, our non-profit, starting our journey at eight years old, inspiring other youth to take action too
Artist, Author & Activist
San Francisco, California
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion, Pre-recorded speech, Interview, I am flexible
Language English, Urdu
They stand for Intersectionality, human rights and mental health awareness
Topics Women empowerment (girls education, ending domestic violence, ending period poverty, ending child marriages) , mental health and anti-racism
Founder of For The Menstruator
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
He stands for Purpose, Social Impact, Menstrual Health
Topics Menstrual Health, Finding your purpose, Climate Crisis, Mental Health, Starting as a changemaker at a young age, Social Media for Social Impact
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Michelle is a student at the University of British Columbia, youth speaker and mental health activist. She founded Self Love Warrior Indonesia (@selflovewarrior.id on IG) at the age of 16, a youth-led organization that spreads self-love and mental health awareness in Indonesia through creative programs, educational content and meaningful discussion. As an organization, SLW has grown to more than 30k+ followers and 18 volunteers. In the future, she wants to continue empowering more youths to create change in their own way.
Abigail mostly known as the co-founder of Lalita Project and co-writer and publisher of the book “Lalita: 51 Cerita Perempuan Hebat Indonesia,” along with Grace Kadiman. “Lalita” tells the stories of 51 real amazing Indonesian women from various profession and walks of life. “Lalita” also collaborated with 51 Indonesian illustrators, which illustrated each story with a different interpretation and style. Abigail and Gracepublicize “Lalita” independently, and has sold over 4000 copies all across Indonesia. The Lalita Project community and book has received tremendous support and appreciation from various public figures including Sri Mulyani, Susi Pudjiastuti, Retno Marsudi, Grace Natalie, Butet Manurung, Najwa Shihab, and many more. Abigail is also the co-founder of Moretalk.Id, where she initiates various webinars, talkshows, and workshops during this pandemic. Before publicizing her book, Abigail worked at Jakarta Smart City as part of their documentation team. Abigail holds a Bachelor of Art in Cinema & Media Arts: Media Management from Biola University, Los Angeles, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Aside from Lalita & Moretalk.Id, Abigail spends her time writing, doing watercolor painting, and reading philosophy books.
Call me RJ. I am a changemaker and I believe in the voice of youth. My interest is keen on communicating with people and exchanging ideas with them, collaborating to do projects, actions, giving positive impact by thinking creatively, critically, creating new ways to change this world that leads to advancement and sustainability.
Gary Bencheghib is an environmental activist and filmmaker. He founded Make a Change World, a media outlet that uncovers uplifting and inspirational stories on a mission to do good. He is passionate about creating social change through videos and giving a voice to the underrepresented. With his younger brother Sam, he has launched a series of expeditions from kayaking the world’s dirtiest river on plastic bottles kayaks to standing up paddling down New York’s most toxic waterways. In the past 3 years, Gary’s work has been seen by +600 million people.
Melati Wijsen is an 20 year old Indonesian activist and change maker. She has founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has since been honored by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30. Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer to peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be change makers.
Isabel Wijsen is a 18 year old Dutch-Indonesian activist, she is currently a senior at Green School, Bali.Isabel is the founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags, which she co-founded in 2013, then age 10, with her older sister Melati, then 12. As of June 23 2019, the official ban of plastic bags, straws and styrofoam has been enforced by the Balinese government which is not only but also thanks to Bye Bye Plastic Bags; campaigning for the past six years. This campaign of saying no to plastic bags ultimately led to the first Indonesian province to make the ban. Bye Bye Plastic Bags is by now a youth driven NGO with 50+ global team in more than 40 countries.
Our Pop-Ups are interactive and hands-on workshops and trainings that can be held over a period of 1-3-5 days. We partner on the ground and co-host the tailor made programs with local activists and businesses.
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Founder of Project Fmile
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion
Language English, Kiswahili
She stands for Passion, Love, Excellence
Topics Mental health, Healthcare, Gender equality , Gender based Violence, Chronic illnesses
Executive Director at the Climate Justice Initiative
Format Discussions, Panels, Keynotes, Workshops, Seminars, Presentation.
He stands for Youth, Climate, Justice.
Topics Climate Justice, Climate Change, Education Reform, Youth Empowerment, Power of Young People, Climate Finance, Nature Based Solutions, Classrooms for Change, Broad Range.
Founder & CEO of Tell Someone Who Cares
Byron Bay, Australia
She stands for Compassion, Action, Change
Founder of Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion,
Pre-Recorded speech, Interview (any formats)
She stands for Equity and Justice
Topics Gender Equality, Youth Development, Peace, Education, Life and Hope.
Co-Founder of Zero Hour
Format Discussion, Panel, Talk
Languages English, Spanish
She stands for Justice, Community, Love
Topics Climate Justice, Mental Health and Activism, Youth Activism, LGBTQ+ topics, The Intersection of LGBTQ+ Rights and Climate Action, Being a Student Activist
Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & YOUTHTOPIA
Format Panel Discussion, Keynote Speech(max. 20 mins), Presentation with Q&A.
She stands for Get rid of Single-Use Plastic Bags, Education, Youth Empowerment
Topics Plastic pollutions, Education, Youth Empowerment, Women Empowerment
Founder of Make A Change World & Sungai Watch
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion, Pre-Recorded Speech, Interview
He stands for Protecting Indonesia’s Rivers
Topics Plastic Pollution, Role of Media for Change, Rivers and Ocean
Wildlife Photographer, Storyteller & Presenter
Language English & Hindi
She stands for Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation
Topics Climate Change, Sustainability, Wildlife Conservation, Impact of Films
Founder of The World Within Us
New York City
She stands for Equality, Equity, and Partnerships
Topics Responsible Tourism, The UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, International Travel, Gender Equality, and Social Entrepreneurship with Impact
Conscious Consumption & Sustainable Education Advocate
Format Keynote, Panel Discussion, Pre-recorded Speech, Interview.
She stands for Youth voice & Empowerment
Topics Education for Sustainability, Harnessing Youth Empowerment, Low Waste and Minimalist living
Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Founder of LearnBlue
He stands for Sustainability, Technology, Advocacy
Topics Changemaking, Environmental Pollution and Its Health Effects, Starting Social Enterprises, Inequality and Technology.
Founder of Earth Kids Organization (EKO)
Cape Town, South Africa
Language English, French Spanish
He stands for Children, Environment, Education
Topics Children’s rights, Sustainable development, Culture and Art, Injustice (including racism, xenophobia, white supremacy and inequality)
This is your chance for an exclusive 1on1 with the changemaker of your choice! 30 minutes for a private Q&A session. Feel like you have some burning questions? Sign up and choose your YOUTHTOPIA Circle of Youth mentor.