Nancy Kisangau is a fourth year student at Kenyatta University pursuing a Bachelor degree in Law. Prior to this, she worked in the Kenya National Human Rights Commission as an attaché in the Reforms and accountability department. She has also worked in the government sector as an intern in the National Housing Corporation, a state parastatal committed to effectuating housing rights for Kenyan citizens.
After graduating with a BA in Economics and English, Amanda worked for the Chilean Ministry of Education as an English teacher in Chile. While there, she volunteered for an urban development NGO that was carrying out 24 community projects and helped draft Frutillar, Chile’s successful application to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. During her career, she has worked with international youth on educational programs sponsored by the British Council and the U.S. Department of State. She is a former White House intern and an incoming Fulbright Scholar.
Felix is currently a National Youth Service Corp member serving his country, Nigeria at Ministry of Works, Uyo, Akwa Ibom. He graduated from Swansea University, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2017. Felix developed a strong devotion to Youth Empowerment and giving back to his Community during his time at Swansea University from various leadership roles e.g. Sports Officer and Trustee of Swansea University Students’ Union, Treasurer of 2 societies etc. These experiences gave him an appreciation of how initiatives can significantly impact people’s lives.
Harun Momanyi is a youth empowerment expert, a socioeconomic development journalist and an entrepreneur. He is passionate about the SDGs. Originally from Kenya, Harun currently works as the Head of Kenya with Reform Africa Group, a Pan-African organization focusing on creating solutions to help youth realize meaningful employment and tackle life challenges better. In 2014, he was finalist in the Haller Prize for Development Journalism, became and ambassador for the NUHA Foundation Global Blogging Prize in 2015, a Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 nominee in 2018 and was shortlisted for the BBC World News Service Komla Dumor Award in 2018.
Victor is an Engineer and a problem solver. He is passionate about education and poverty eradication. Victor currently works as Cofounder and facilitator of Tech the girl Child Africa (TGC) an outreach program that seeks to engage over 10,000 girl child, especially in Africa with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Victor is also serving as Director of sales and marketing at Mingcart, a company he cofounded in 2016 to unify Africa through culture and traditions.
Victor has received a number of prestigious National Merit Scholarship awards for his dedication to education. He hopes see everyone educated someday.
Ezinne is a youth passionate about issues pertaining to inclusive growth, sustainable development, climate change and the enormous transformations taking place in especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. She seeks to earn a doctorate degree in Development Economics and her career goal is to be a development economist in an international development organization.
The Global Schools Program aims to incorporate sustainable development into schools globally by training young volunteers to advocate for the incorporation of the SDGs and global citizenship education into schools in their local communities.
- Former United Nations Secretary-General,
The impact of the COVID pandemic reveals the urgency and duty to devote attention to sustinable development, and educate the leaders of tomorrow to more effectively deal with future shocks and disasters. The world needs many more of its citizens, especially the next generation, to have the necessary knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills to build resilient and prosperous communities. Research shows that Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a crucial tool for achieving this transformation, which not only empowers students to shape a better world, but also perform better in school. ESD fosters leadership and 21st century skills in students, empowering them to engage in the global movement for a more sustainable future, while inspiring schools to play a critical role in achieving the SDGs by 2030. Global Schools supports educators and schools in creating more equipped students and societies to deal with the new and pressing challenges of the 21st century.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global research and policy network launched by the UN Secretary-General to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. Founded in 2012 and guided by an 80-member Leadership Council, the SDSN operates under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. It coordinates a 1,100-member network of institutions in over 100 countries to support SDG localization and implementation.
Global Schools is an initiative of the SDSN in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Global Schools' mission is to create a world where every primary and secondary school student is equipped with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effectively responding to the greatest challenges of this century and shaping a sustainable and prosperous world. Global Schools adopts two key approaches in its global strategy to implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in schools and classroom: grassroots advocacy and outreach to schools, as well as research partnerships with universities to design localized curriculum.
The Global Schools Program, in partnership with the SDG Academy, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, and UNESCO, will be launching a high-level global task force to accelerate policy and research efforts on Education for Sustainable development across K-12, tertiary and professional education sectors.