Updated: Nov 13
With greater global engagement comes greater potential for being misled or spreading fear. To change the pattern, we must proactively seek opportunities for international collaboration. Teamwork is a game in which all players win.
In the past weeks, teens across the world have worked hard together to learn how a green economy can bring good jobs and a better world. Each international team was assigned an industry and tasked to create a video to convey this important message. Participants earn points by conducting thought-provoking inquiries as well as stepping up for their teams.
In just a week, the fruits of their hard work will be presented to all for voting in the People's Choice category. A panel of international educators will rank the Top Five teams' final deliverables based on their creativity, content and sustainability.
Please join us in thanking all the thinkers and doers who support the growth of our borderless teens in their pursuit of a more connected world. Next up: Access to Healthcare - Who Will Take Care of Us?
A special shoutout to: (click here for detailed Biography)
Panelists and Advisors:
Colombia/France: Laura Astudillo Mesías, Communications Consultant, UN Lifestyles
Canada: Zack H. Abdi, Managing Director, Provectus Middle East
Nigeria: Edith Chekwube Ezema, Plant Scientist, Bioresources Institue of Nigeria
USA/Liberia: Hon. Teta V. Banks, Ed.D. President, International Forum, Inc.
France/Australia: Andrew Hand, Consultant in International Education
Brazil: Valmir Gomes, International Educator and Leader
UAE: Ango Mwakisu, Senior Assistant Director of Int'l Admissions, NYU Abu Dhabi
Spain: Elisa Melendez Martin, Global Markets Director, IE University
USA: Marshall Bailly, Executive Director, Leadership Initiatives
Tanzania/USA: Lauren Schmidt, MSW, Entrepreneur & Founder, A Tree That Grows
USA: Nicole Bohannon, ESG Research Associate, International Shareholder Services
Vietnam: Nhu Anh Nguyen, English Literature and Language Teacher, Hanoi Academy
Ireland: Shane Hanna, IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, Villiers School
Workshop Leaders and Case Study Partners:
Spain/Colombia: Juan Carlos Silva, Academic Director of the Bachelor in Environmental Sciences for Sustainability, IE University
USA: Jakson Alvarez, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Evolectric
India: Deepack Rajmohan, Founder/CEO, GreenPod Lab
Pakistan: Kashaf Aktar, Founder, EcoBricks
USA: Jon Bruno, Executive Director, International Ecotourism Society
Belgium: Mina Kovacevic, Executive Director, MATT
Serbia: Ivana Damnjanovic, Director of Education, Transformational Travel Council
Germany: Daavid Christa, Aircall, Associate Business Development Representative
Poland: Kasia Buszka, Forum Director, studying at Forward College (Germany)
Zimbabwe: Chiedzamatipa Banga, Team Coach, studying at Sciences Po Paris (Reims)
India: Mahi Singh, Team Coach, studying at the University of Glasgow, UK
Japan: Miyu Sakurai, Team Coach, studying at NYU, USA
USA: Marlena Casavant, Scorer, studying at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)