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Dada Sargar

Industry

I have CSR and sustainability expertise and experience of 12 plus years in Asia and Africa

Lea Kohlhage

Academia, public administration; own firm (consultancy and training)

Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Master in Cities and Sustainability; professional mediator and moderator for meaningful, effective, focussed and productive transdisciplinary collaboration; seminar leader for communication and conflict resolution, resilience, wellbeing and team-building. Expert in citizen participation; Practical experience as climate action manager for communities; Network of international sustainability experts.

Dragana Vukasinovic

Academia, Industry, Entrepreneurship

I have 20 years of education and research experience within crop/food production, food safety and food security (see my LinkedIn for more info, below). I was always working to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied agricultural sciences to optimize Primary Food Production – which is how we feed the planet. I self-financed my 1st PhD research where I developed a molecular method for precise, fast and affordable way to identify insect-pests and tailor crop protection strategies by introducing biological control measures. In this way, with early warning diagnostics (proactive) it possible to exclude chemical pesticides in 100%. Furthermore, by introducing biological control strategies - we are growing food and we re-build biodiversity at the same time. This is exactly how the future farming should look like – farming should give and not take. Today, AgroDNA as a service, is part of my startup Fauna Smart Technologies (FST) (www.faunasmarttechnologies). My PhD research at the University of Copenhagen was on climate change effects on insect population dynamics and behavior in crops. I took innovative approach to this as well by introducing new links between sciences and technology thus creating applied agro-eco-physiology – to predict pest attacks already during winter! By improving predictions we make farm management easier, by saving time, money and creating conditions for introducing more biological control strategies (green solutions). With a huuge desire that all that beautiful science steps out into the real world and saves it from itself – I founded Fauna. I believe that the makers of the brave new world are Entrepreneurial Scientists. It is the capacity of a research mindset to Solve Complex Problems and the world needs this more than ever, NOW. At Fauna Smart Technologies we pose the crucial question: HOW do we want to evolve as a species? Healthy and Infinitely Sustainable? How to do it? At FST we provide science based pathway for creating not only livable, but a thriving Planet. We start with agro-ecosystems (human managed systems) and then continue with natural ecosystems. We have been selected for the SDG tech award (2020, DK) for the Infinite Sustainability science and tech system approach for Ecosystem Restoration. This is a result of many years of education and research converged into a beautiful science based pathway to restore the health of our Planet. The system provides the biggest total impact: with depth and scale - starting from the Biosphere and covering all 17 SDGs.

Giulia Marzetti

Government

A chemical engineering by training, Ms Giulia Marzetti has worked as a Systems Engineer Consultant for innovative transport and energy projects within smart cities architecture in the UK and Australia. Between 2016 and 2017, Giulia has worked as an engineer for a hydrogen energy storage project in Scotland, first of this kind, contributing to the SDG 7 -affordable and clean energy. Her expertise in Sustainable Infrastructures and Climate Change has brought her to be a delegate at the 12th Conference of Youth as part of COP22 in Marrakesh, a delegate to the 2019 UN Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region, a delegate at the Obama Foundation Town Hall Europe, a Talent of the UN Innovation Lab for Sustainable Development Goals and a Delegate at the Yunus Social Design Lab in Bangladesh. Giulia is one of the driving personalities behind “European Footprints”, a European project raising awareness of environmental issues and SDGs while engaging communities and connecting them with sustainability local initiatives. During the European Elections, Giulia was a lead volunteer for the “ThistimeImvoting” Campaign, raising citizens participation in the elections and helping reach one of the highest ever turnout to the polls. She was a youth speaker with the UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the 2018 and 2019 G.STIC Conference in Brussels and a panelist at the last COP24 for the EU side event “Tapping the potential of Mediterranean Youth in climate action”. Giulia has been a fellow at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Climate-KIC Pioneers into Practice Programme, where she developed innovative carbon capture membranes. She is now a Local Representative for the Climate-KIC Alumni Association in London and a representative for the Women@EIT initiative, where she raise awareness of women in scientific professions. Giulia is currently working for the EU on several innovative transport and energy storage projects advancing the 2030 Agenda and working on the EU Green Deal.

Saqib Hussain

Academia, Industry

As a Environmentalist my strength is the field work for the sustainability of Environment & even i can perform my duty in the most tough climatic condition for the collection of baseline data and monitoring.

Bob Leonard

Industry, Chief Content Officer at This Spaceship Earth, co-author "Moving to a Finite Earth Economy", board member of Pachamama Alliance PDX and Drawdown presenter

I communicate, educate and gently persuade concerning the societal, political and economic transitions we must go through to get at the route causes of our climate crisis.

Tove Holm

Academia, Industry

My core expertise areas are change management, adult education for sustainable development, networking and transdisciplinary and applied research. I am interested in applied transdisciplinary projects, which enhances education for sustainable development, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, Baltic Sea protection and Agenda 2030. I love organizing and facilitating workshops, preferably cross-disciplinary and presenting my work. I finished my PhD in 2014 on enabling change in universities: enhancing education for sustainable development with tools for quality assurance, an action research, based on change management; which nine higher education institutions from Denmark, Finland and Sweden participated in. I have worked with these topics my entire working career, over 20 years.

Fiona Lord

Government

I led the Global Green Growth Institute's green city development program in Cambodia in 2015-17, and supported the design of the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Development Plan, as well as a National Strategic Plan for Green Secondary Cities. I am currently undertaking a PhD focused on sustainable city development in Southeast Asia. I have worked in public policy and programs on natural resources management and climate change in the Australian Government and in the NSW Government.

Bauke ter Borg

Academia

My expertise at current is sustainable policy; but my sub-expertise is sustainable agriculture. Needless to say, agriculture relates to almost all aspects of sustainability, in the form of sustainable land use, achieving zero hunger (and protecting our capacity to produce food in the first place), reducing inequality (and poverty of farming communities), climate action, and in some ways also gender equality and clean water provision.

Elissa Glorie

Industry

My background in marketing and impact strategy for social enterprises has seen me work with many companies and non-profits in sustainable energy, circular food production, economic empowerment and equality. I'm now starting Moja (launching March), an underwear company that turns consumer power into projects that donate underwear, create job opportunities and contribute to hygiene workshops. We do this with a one-for-one model, however the donated pair are ALWAYS made in the local community in which they're donated by people with a distance to the labour market. As a One Young World Ambassador and frequent guest speaker at various events in The Netherlands, I believe I have build a strong expertise in understanding how to approach change and I look forward to furthering that with Impactr.

Marine Cornelis

Academia, Industry

I believe cross-sectoral collaboration is key to making a difference for the women and men living on this planet and to bring people and their daily lives in the forefront. This is why I founded Next Energy Consumer; a policy consultancy focused on the social aspects of the energy and climate transitions at European and international levels. On a daily basis, I provide support and policy analysis services and advise organisations to set up strategies to put the citizens back in the centre. I aim to empower the people by paying extra attention to the most vulnerable elements of our societies, in order to build a just transition.

Lison Daubigeon

Academia, Industry, non-profit sector

My passion shines when working collaboratively and effectively with partners in the public and private sector to advance human rights and sustainable practices on a global scale. My expertise within NGO events and causes sets me apart. I have over four years of experience in managing an array of local and international projects, events and grant programs, including project feasibility/outcome analysis, partnership development, and community engagement within the NGO sector. I promote social inclusion in everything I do. I have a deep understanding of disability rights and how universal design can improve the lives of everyone, not just people with disabilities. I hold a Master of Science in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen, which has equipped me with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge of applying an interdisciplinary lens to solve global sustainability issues. Most recently, I worked with the Danish Institute for Human Rights within the Business and Human Rights department where I co-authored a publication of an analysis on the development process, content, and implementation of current National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights adopted between 2013-2018.

Prachi Bobhate

Academia

I am an expert in the individual fields of biotechnology (life sciences), environmental sciences and planning for sustainability & climate change. As, all three are inter-related, the ultimate aim is to achieve sustainable development. My approach is more inclined toward environmental & social part of sustainability.

Diego Angelino

Academia, Development Cooperation Agencies

During 6 years I was in charge of coordinate a global initiative for sustainability. The initiative was focus on the non-traditional sectors of development cooperation (think tanks, Financial Sector, Private sector). This initiative developed practical instruments, standards, metodologies and innovative learning spaces for sustainable development.

Ditte Hedegaard

Industry

I’m a dedicated and ambitious journalist and communicator with an overall focus on sustainability and green transistion. My focus is how to get people activated in the green transistion through knowledge and inspiration

Caroline Gebara

Academia

I have a degree in MSc. Eng. in Sustainable Energy and has worked with SDG 7 in my mster thesis. I have experience with quantitative sustainability assessment including Life Cycle Assessment and Absolute Sustainability. I am currently working as a research assistant at the Technical University of Denmark, working with sustainability assessments.

Charlotte Ernst

Academia

As a Sustainable Design Engineer (cand.polyt. in Sustainable Design) I am able to contribute with the assessment of how and where sustainability can be strategically integrated and help support transitions of sustainability in society. I work with strategies that include the ability to change beliefs, behaviours and mindsets that can help establish allies and mobilise these in order to involve more people. During my master’s thesis I explored how practices of sustainable communities can influence and affect the practices of traditional housings in urban neighbourhoods through social interactions. And in a broader perspective contribute to Copenhagen’s Agenda 21-strategy targeting UN’s SDG 11.

Dean Tashobya

Industry

Dean is a Chemist and an Environmental scientist. He has vast experience in life cycle thinking approach applications - Sustainable chemistry, green fiscal reforms, sustainable resource management, circular economy-greening the economy, sustainable consumption and production, and sustainability standards development. He is also a trainer and practitioner of Circular Economy models, LCA, water, carbon, and environmental footprint. Dean is a receiver of Life Cycle Initiative 2017 LCA Awards. He is also an expert and national delegate, contributing to the development of International Standards representing Uganda on ISO/TC 323(Circular Economy), ISO/TC 207/SC 1/WG 7, ISO/TC 207/SC5, ISO/TC 207/SC 5/WG11 & ISO/TC 207/SC 1/WG 8 and a contributing expert to Ecosystem-based Adaptation for food security in Africa Assembly (EBAFOSA) standards. Dean is also a consultant for the Uganda government on sustainable coffee production. Dean is the Uganda Chapter Lead for African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), Membership Executive for Africa for Circular Economy Club (CEC) and one of the Board of Directors at Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation(FSLCI).

David Crookall

Academia, Courses, conferfences, readuing, practice, debriefing, training, etc.

Highlights include: Climate change, Sustainability education, Participatory simulation, Experiential learning, Debriefing, Editing, Publication. Too many things to list here, so please see my profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/simulation/.

Aaron Magenheim

Industry, agriculture & technology, ag-food supply chains

Aaron is an entrepreneur working globally across the Agriculture and technology nexis specializing in the development and implementation of innovation and growth strategies advising corporates, governments, NGO's, investors, and farmers through successful AgTech integration and best practices across the supply chain.

Immersed in the family agricultural irrigation company in California since childhood, Aaron pioneered one of the first stand-alone AgTechnology integration companies in 2011, Signature AgTech, bringing new solutions to farmers, with unprecedented support.

Following his vision and global economies, in 2014 he founded AgTech Insight as a full service consulting and advisory firm offering expertise to ensure success and projection in today’s global economy. Their team of subject matter experts consists of experienced, top-level agriculture and technology professionals from around the world. Today, Aaron travels often working globally with clients concentrating on the US, Latin America and Asia markets. He works with public and private sector leaders building and implementing innovative strategies across the Ag & food supply chain and Go to Market process speeding up adoption rates.

Aaron has been a co-founder of AgTech startups in both hardware and software development with global operation as well as has become a leader in the AgTech movement and speaks to groups around the world.