Session 4

Reasons to be Hopeful

1 December 2022 - 07:00 - 09:00 UTC

Session Overview

This two hour session will feature short presentations and small group discussions about multiple projects from across the world that are already concluded and/or achieving great things.

Come along to share, exchange, be inspired and celebrate one another.

Session Hosts

Aslihan Tumer

Aslihan worked as Head of Global Campaigns for WWF International before joining UMI Fund. She led several successful campaigns for WWF International including overseeing the post COVID-19 response focusing on One-Health. She empowered several national and regional offices to lead their own campaign and together to create a campaigning culture in the organisation. She has 15 years of experience in campaigning and public engagement on national, regional and international levels on a range of environmental issues including climate & energy, conservation and disarmament.

Kristie Lockhart

Kristie is a fundraising consultant and organizational strategists with a 15 year career in the international development sector. Having worked across a variety of philanthropic giving channels in more than 15 countries, she is committed to driving greater investments and resources to elevate the visibility and investments made to local organizations across the globe.

Session Speakers

Hanna Martin – Co-Executive Director, Green New Deal UK and Co Founder of Green New Deal Rising
Green New Deal Rising – How to organise a youth movement towards a political strategy

Hannah is an organiser and campaigner who has organised with Greenpeace UK leading their energy and climate team, the UK anti fracking movement, and supported the Youth Strikes for Climate to mobilise, including towards the September Climate Strikes. Before working as a campaigner she had a career in the children’s services sector, helped set up a successful social enterprise and worked with young people in her home city of Wakefield.

Emmanuel Ameyaw – Communications and Outreach Officer, Youth Climate Council Ghana
Amplifying youth voices on climate change; The future is collaboration!

Emmanuel is a Ghanaian journalist and Communications Specialist with a strong interest in Climate Adaptation. Currently, he works as Communications Officer for Youth Climate Council Ghana. In his role, He develops communications solutions to improve climate awareness in Ghana. He also influences youth climate policy at the national level by engaging key stakeholders and the government of Ghana. Emmanuel works closely with key climate-focused agencies to advance the work of hundreds of young climate activists and youth-led climate organizations in Ghana.

John Nsyenge – Chair of the Wakusanya Taka Bonyokwa waste cooperative in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Zero Waste Best Practices in Tanzania

John Yusuph Nsyenge worked as a waste picker for more than three years picking plastic bottles, metals, sacks, and boxes, and selling them in the street to survive. He is incredibly proactive and self-dedicated toward zero-waste practices. He has worked with Nipe Fagio as a waste collector through the zero waste programs for two years and is now the chairman of Wakusanya Taka Bonyokwa Cooperative Society that is sustaining the Zero waste Model implemented by Nipe Fagio in Bonyokwa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.