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UNLEASH Ambassadors

In 2021, UNLEASH launched the Ambassador Program, designed to provide UNLEASH alumni with the structure, support and ownership needed to drive the organization of community activities. By organizing a higher number of interesting, inclusive activities, UNLEASH strengthens engagement within the community ensuring that community members seeking to continue their work with the SDGs are supported by an active network of peers. In this role, ambassadors will lead community activities, working in regional teams to identify opportunities, gather community members and establish partnerships to support local innovation.
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Whoare the ambassadors?

The UNLEASH 2021 Ambassadors represent 31 countries and encompasses vast experience across UNLEASH:

 

  • 36 Ambassadors have been to an UNLEASH global innovation lab as talents
  • 6 Ambassadors have attended our pre-acceleration program, UNLEASH+
  • 26 Ambassadors have facilitated an UNLEASH program
  • 16 Ambassadors were part of organizing the first ever UNLEASH Hacks

Meet our ambassadors


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Sub-Saharan Africa

The members of this ambassador group are:

Mary Munyoki, Kenya
Andrews Kofi Akoto-Addo, Ghana
Emmanuel Marfo, Ghana
Goto Magnus Cooper, Liberia

Contact: [email protected]

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East and Southeast Asia and Oceania

The members of this ambassador group are:

Abad Enriquez, Philippines
Lathika Chandra Mouli, Singapore
Muhammad Fathun, Indonesia
Nikolaj Moesgaard, China
Vivek Monaharan, Singapore
Yinhu LI, China
Parag Bhatnagar, New Zealand

Contact: [email protected]

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Middle East and North Africa Ambassador Group

The members of this ambassador group are:

Monda Itani, Lebanon
Sadeer Issa, Jordan
Gulan Gawdan, Iraq

Contact: [email protected]

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South Asia Ambassador Group

The members of this ambassador group are:

Nidhi Yadav, India
Nishant Agarwal, India
Raj Shah, India
Pranaya Udash, Nepal
Farhana Shahnaz, Bangladesh
MM Zimpran Khan, Bangladesh

Contact: [email protected]

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North and West Europe Ambassador Group

The members of this ambassador group are:

Katharina Maria Wuropulos, Norway
Mikkel Beyer Mogensen, Denmark
Robin Liendeborg, Sweden
Sisira S. Withanachchi, Germany
Dr. Corina Shika Kwami, United Kingdom
Jack Davies, United Kingdom

Contact: [email protected]

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South and East Europe Ambassador Group

The members of this ambassador group are:

Hady El Hajj, Italy
Olha Ruda, Ukraine
Sonja Malicevic, Portugal

Contact: [email protected]

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North America

The members of this ambassador group are:

Angie Goenaga, United States of America
Clara Chow, United States of America
Kevin Sofen, United States of America
Raad Seraj, Canada
Megan Yoo Schneider, United States of America

Contact: [email protected]

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Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and the Caribbean Ambassador Group is:

Adelin Pierre, Haiti
Ana Del Hierro Calvachi, Ecuador
Karina Perez Jvostova, Mexico
Veronica del Rosario Diaz Sosa, Mexico
Seimar Solano, Costa Rica

Contact: [email protected]

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Howto become an ambassador?

UNLEASH selects new ambassadors every year.

The selection process consists of an online application and an interview. The final 40 Ambassadors for 2021 were selected based on their vision for the community, as well as their demonstrated motivation and experience. To ensure diversity, both gender and nationality were taken into account in accordance with proportionality relative to UNLEASH membership.

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Howto support our ambassadors

If you are already a member of our community, you can support the ambassadors in achieving their mission in two ways! If you have an idea for a community activity, reach out to the ambassadors in your region and clearly specify what your idea is and if you can help bring it to life. If you do not have an idea but would like to support existing community activities, likewise contact the ambassadors in your region to let them know that you are interested in helping. Make sure to indicate how you think you can best support.

If you are not a member of our community, reach out to the ambassadors in your region to present yourself and what you do. The ambassadors are always looking for opportunities to collaborate locally.