Our Mentors

Apply as a mentor in Hack for Earth Youth hackathon at COP27!

We are looking for tech or industry experts in tech, data application, AI, blockchain, business, climate change, SDGs, communication and other competences that are relevant for the hackathon teams.

All mentors participate virtually, and need to be available online most of the time during the hackathon November 2-4. Your task will be to share your knowledge with the competing teams and answer questions they have. More information will be provided for all mentors who are accepted.

As a mentor you can expect to work with real solutions to climate change, meet ambitious young people from all over the world, and have fun doing so!

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AYENAN Salem Mihindeou

Climate Activist, Web writer
African Climate and Environment Foundation (ACEF)
  • Climate change
  • Designing prototype
  • Biodiversity
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Abanga Abdul-Karim Ibrahim

Student/ Finance
University of Cape Coast
  • Financial Planning
  • Climate change
  • Artificial intelligence
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Abhi Saxena

Management Consultant
Accenture-Strategy
  • Technology: Solution Design and Architecting
  • How to pitch - I have won 8 international hackathons
  • Industry expertise
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Adaeze Zita Edokwe

Senior Program Manager
Seedstars
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Design thinking
  • Pitching to investors
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Adam Sturesson

System Manager
Sida
  • Sida's data
  • The IATI standard
  • International aid data
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ali Ayoub

Vice president
لأuardians of nature
  • Management, communication, strategic planning, design thinking
  • Environmental conservation, human rights activist
  • Project manager, industry expert (participated in five hackathons previously)
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Allen Selima Hossain

Senior Consultant I Ambassador Seedstar
Freelancer
  • Pitch deck Problem solution Market Creativity for all types of startups
  • Competency
  • Market Research
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ameen Raad Hadeed

Strategy and Innovation Consultant
Independent consultant - Former Takween Accelerator
  • Business Strategy
  • Startup fundraising
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Amen

Consultant within Hydroponics
Private
  • Agriculture
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Amélie Ebongué

Global Head of Brand & Social Marketing, Bestselling Author & Multicultural Strategist
NA
  • Social media ecosystem
  • Disrupting the ownership economy in digital area
  • Sustainable digital solutions
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ana Clara Gobbes Faria

Content Analyst
Informa Markets
  • Content Marketing
  • 2030 Agenda
  • Journalistic Writing
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ashutosh deosthali

Tech Manager
HSBC
  • digital solutions for medical purpose
  • Digital solutions for clean environment
  • digital solutions for self development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ashwini Kumar

Technology Lead in Amazon Alexa
Amazon
  • Cloud, AWS, Alexa, Data security
  • Software Engineering, APIs, Java, Architecture Diagrams, Credit Cards and financial services
  • DynamoDb, Serverless technologies, Streaming services
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Avinash Deshpande

Licensed Certified ICF Coach / AssoDirector
BakerTilly JFC Qatat
  • Communication , Connections , Creativity , Collaboration
  • Startup Pitching
  • Personal Growth as a CXO
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Babu Ram Shankar

Associate Director
AstraZeneca
  • Sustainability
  • Lifesciences/Pharmaceutical
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Bamidele Isaac Itunu

Academic/SDG Advocate
SDSN IRP 2022 Ex-Mentor
  • Quality Education
  • Systems Thinking, Designs and Modeling
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Bayoh

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
ORANGE SIERRA LEONE
  • UI/UX DESIGN- FIGMA,ADOBEXD AND SKETCH
  • FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT-REACT,BOOTSTRAP,TAILWIND,
  • DATABASE AND BACKEND- MYSQL,MONGODB, POSTGRES, PHP,DATASCIENCE
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Bendjedid Rachad Sanoussi

Projects and partnerships assistant
Ecolotrip
  • Tech4Agric
  • Youth4Climate
  • Tech4Climate
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Benoit de Chateauvieux

Startup Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing - AWS
  • Software Architecture
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Camilla Fransson

Carbon Cost Advisor
AFRY Infrastructure
  • Climate mitigation within large infrastructure projects.
  • Climate mitigation within procurement
  • Climate mitigation within procurement
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Catalina Valenzuela

CEO
Innovus
  • Digital Transformation
  • Mainstream Gender/DEI
  • Theory of change
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Christopher Odu

IT Consultant
Ecweb Technology
  • Digital Transformation
  • Internet Governance Policies
  • Blockchain
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Claudia Berenice Muciño García

Architect / Professor
ITESM
  • Cities
  • Sustainability
  • Mobility
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Claudia Berenice Muciño García

Architect / professor
ITESM
  • Cities
  • Transport
  • Sustainability
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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DAKOU Dossiya

Green entrepreneur
Green Energies For Eternal Wonderland GEFE2
  • African agriculture
  • Low-cost irrigation systems
  • Cloud solutions for a digital and ecological agriculture
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dan Phala

Software Developer
  • Blockchain development
  • Software engineering
  • Software Marketing and Selling
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dania Mahmudi

Högskolan Kristianstad
  • Hackathon runner-up
  • Presentation technique
  • Design
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Deepak Ghule

Agriculturist Natural farming
Self employed
  • natural farming
  • water management
  • soil management
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dhyey Bhatpuria

Researcher
International Water Management Institute
  • Geospatial Data
  • Water solutions
  • Environmental Data
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Diala J. Daoud

Accelerator Program Specialist
TASMU Accelerator
  • Sales and business development
  • GCC market expansion
  • PR, communications, and social media for startups
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Donkor Paul Jnr.

donkorp2009@gmail.com
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Meaning and importance of ICT legislations
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dr. Bijendra Kumar

Assistant Professor
Bakhtiyarpur College of Engineering, Patna
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dr. Maha Aly

Digital Capabilities Manager
UK Global Bank
  • Digital User/Customer Experience
  • Digital Products Lean Design/Development
  • Emotional Challenges in Entrepreneurship
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dr. Ripal Ranpara

Director and Academician
Excellence ICT Solutions pvt ltd and Atmiya University
  • Artificial intelligence and Smart automation
  • Machine learning Deep learning
  • Cyber security
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Dr. Vidya Nitin Patil

Professor
AISSMS College of Engineering, PUNE MAHARASHTRA INDIA
  • Innovations,
  • Design thinking
  • Problem solution, out of the box thinking
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Durlabh Ashok

Founding Director
Youth Embassy
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Technolony and Innvoation
  • Writing, Author of 3 books, Columnist, Journalism
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Edgaras Kriukonis

Consultant
Sunrise Valley science and technology park
  • Creating value proposition
  • Business model canvas
  • Digital transformation
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ege Palaz

Comms Manager
Chromia Innovation Lab
  • Project Management
  • Design Solutions
  • Communication
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Elisha Caleb

Founder & CEO
Agrotech Plus Ltd
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Green Energy
  • Climate Change
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Elizabeth Mwende Mwendwa

Agricultural Engineer
Africa Climate and Environment Foundation
  • Design for water harvesting structures, and Irrigation
  • Climate Smart Agriculture for enhanced agri-food systems.
  • Sustainable Land Management
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Emile destin Ibara doniama

DBA|Blockchain Expert!IT Manager|Datascientist
Mucodec|Rainforest Defense Foundation|Blockchain council
  • Blockchain technology
  • AI
  • Climate change
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ewelina Jaskulska

Architect and Researcher
Molekuly , Architektoniczki, Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation
  • Gender Equality in urban development
  • The role of local communities in urban development
  • degrowth
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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FLOR ESQUIVEL BALCAZAR

Engineer in Environmental Technology
Ecologistas en Acción
  • Industry, Waste management, Water, Hazardous Substances, Emissions
  • Circular Economy
  • emissions
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Fadli

Waste management innovation specialist
Proterra
  • Waste management
  • WASH
  • Agriculture
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Hari Krishna Nibanupudi

Resilience and Climate Change Adviser
WFP
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Development-SDGs
  • Business Sustainability
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Heba Al Masri

Head of Innovation Programs
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  • sportstech
  • marketing
  • goal setting
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Honorata Grzesikowska

Masterplanner, Urban Designer, Architect
Urbanitarian
  • smart cities, urbanization, self sufficiency
  • climate change
  • biodiversity
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Inês Boski

Product Manager/Policy Design & Innovation Consultant
Schibsted/ i to I
  • Software Product and Project Management
  • Rapid prototyping
  • User Research
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Isago Mangwane

Co-founder
SoftEnergy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Agritech
  • Quantum Computing
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Jan Ainali

Codebase Steward
Foundation for Public Code
  • Open Source
  • Open Data
  • SDGs
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Jose Diaz Mendoza

Innovation & solutions advisor
OECD/OPSI - Observatory of Public Sector Innovation
  • Public sector innovation
  • AI and service design for government
  • Solutions and pitch design
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Julia Sanguinetti

R&D Advisor
Mycobites
  • Food Sustainability (food technology, food waste, plant-based foods, etc)
  • Data Analytics
  • Research and development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Kirilka Angelova

Executive Director
Alumni Association TUES
  • Presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project management
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Kristofer Vernmark

Head of Build for Earth, Lic. psychologist and PhD
Hack for Earth Foundation
  • How to build an effective Hack for Earth-team using research on successful and innovative teams
  • How to use and integrate knowledge about human behavior when innovating and creating solutions that aim for behavioral change
  • How to design digital solutions using scientifically proven psychological knowledge
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Ludovico Dejak

Project Manager on Innovation & Sustainability
CEIPES: International Center for Promotion of Education and Development
  • Circular Economy Strategies: regeneration in cities innovation ecosystem
  • 360° Impact Strategies: Organisational Design, Benefit Corporation and B Corp
  • Design Thinking: from an idea to a disruptive business plan
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Manpreet Singh

LANGUAGE RESEARCHER
RC
  • Action
  • LANGUAGE
  • Belief
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Maria Bueno

Professor
Ibmec/Yduqs
  • Human rights
  • Development
  • Social businesses
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Maria Julia Torres

Digital Transformation Analyst
Greenpeace International
  • Digital Transformation
  • SDGs, Small Island Development States, International Development, Policies
  • Youth Entrepreneurship in the African continent (focus on the PALOPs), Design Thinking.
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mariam Umarji

Finance Expert
MB Consulting
  • Finance
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Aid and Development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mbuyu Bilga Omari

Technical Coordinator
Consumer Power Initiative Accenture-Strategy Spectrum Analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Transformation
  • Information Technology
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Md. Safaet Hossain

Associate Professor & Head, Departmnet of Computer Science and Engineering
City University
  • Smart Cities
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Sustainable Digital Solutions
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Memevegni Mahouty Arthur

Business creation advisor
Cepi-Developpement
  • Starting a business
  • Innovation
  • Innovation
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Milena Kraeva

Innovation Consultant
  • Target Market Validation
  • Prototype / Product Development
  • Pitch Deck
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Minda Sakadi

Expert comptable
Association WOULLA
  • Culture maraîchère
  • Transformation des Produits locaux
  • Commercialisation
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Misha Nicholas

SDG Communicator
USCRI
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Climate tech
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mohamed Rabie Mohamed Sayed

Managing Business Consultancy Services
HyperThink Systems
  • Business Model Canvas, Business Plans Formulation & Value Propositions.
  • Rehearse the presentation and provide feedback to improve it.
  • Investment and Rising Fund
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mohamed Samy

Head of Digital Services
Ericsson
  • Business architecture
  • Telecom
  • Product strategy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Morenike Ayodele

Marketing, PR, Corporate Communications and Customer Experience Manager
Broadspectrum Limited
  • Leveraging Storytelling in marketing & PR to drive visibility
  • Content Creation and Digital Marketing
  • Fintech + Agritech + Circular Economy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Moses Baffour Kyei

Moses.Kyei.Baffour@acesworld.org
Association for Community Empowerment Solutions( ACESWorld)
  • SDGs
  • business
  • climate change
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mourir Kabbara

Senior Manager, Cities and Local Government
PwC
  • Business model
  • Ideation and conceptualisation
  • Go to market strategy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Mwijukye rodgers

Director
Ecomak Recyclers Limited
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Smart Cities
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Natasa Kurucki

Policy Officer
European Commission
  • Are of knowledge or expertise - innovation, business development, networking
  • Skills - Pitching, negotiation
  • Industry - Digital, Smart Cities, Start-ups, Scale-ups, Deep Tech
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Naval Vaswani

Founder & CEO
Cure Foundation Pakistan
  • Vocational Learning and development
  • Business Development
  • Microfinance
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Pauliina Meskanen

Founder
Survivaltech.club
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Priscilla Okechukwu

Coding Head, Orange Digital Centre
Orange Digital Centre Sierra Leone
  • Design Thinking
  • Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Priyanka Chakraborty

Student, Author, Writer
Save & Plant Trees!, Learn Together!
  • Public Speaking, Podcasting, Storytelling
  • Educating and Mentoring
  • Writing, Author of 3 books, Columnist, Journalism
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Rasmus Haggkvist

Marketing Consultant
Schoolmentors AB
  • Social media marketing
  • Blockchain solutions (no-code)
  • Idea validation and assessment
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Richard Okoe

President
Community Development Challenge
  • Biodiversity
  • Engaging smallholder farmers
  • Business development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Saif Haque

IT Infrastructure Program Manager
Allianz Technology
  • Business Strategy for AI
  • App Development
  • Cloud Technologies
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sandeep Ghule

DGM Product Planning, Strategy
Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Mass transport Solutions like buses
  • Product Strategy
  • Automobile Industry
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sandra Greisman

Group Manager Urban development and Mobility
AFRY
  • Retail/F&B business
  • Liveable cities/consumer behaviour
  • Real Estate development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sara Karim

Teaching Assistant
International Islamic University Chittagong
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astronomy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sarah Lund

Director of international collaborations and strategic sustainability initiatives
Klimatorium
  • Communications and design
  • Water climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Power to x
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Shahzad Asghar

Head of Data Analysis Group
UNHCR
  • Big Data
  • AI
  • GIS
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sherif Abdelhadi

Business Development Expert
Dvcircles
  • Business modeling and business development
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Go to market strategy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sofia Herrström

Statistician
SIDA
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • Development finance data
  • OECD/DAC development finance standard
  • Climate finance reporting
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Susanne-Kikki Israelsson

Founder/Business and Innovation Transformer
NEWaste AB
  • Business development
  • Design Development
  • Innovation processes
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Swetha Jegannathan

Medical Devices Regulatory Solutioning
Freyr Solutions
  • Digital health and Lifesciences
  • Sustainability and eco friendly ideation
  • Food and Agriculture
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Sylvain Djérambété

National Director
International Environmental Student Coalition - Chad
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Climate Change
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Tahani AlHajri

Coach/Incubation Specialist
Qatar Development Bank
  • Problem mapping
  • Customer Validation & Segmentation
  • Pitch Deck Creation
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Tebogo Mogaleemang

Organisation Lead
Spectrum Analytics
  • Data Innovation - including AI.
  • Data Management & Data Fabrics
  • Sustainable Community Impact
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Tejashree Dewoolkar

Consultant- Sustainability and CSR
Developmatrix
  • Sustainable cities- System thinking facilitation and Innovation, Program design and sustainable product development, zero waste design
  • Climate change- Risk assessment, Business strategy, ESG rating of Business
  • Diversity and Inclusion, water and conscious energy consumption : product development
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Thomas Bisballe

Cofounder
Pozzle Planet
  • Consumer app development, game design
  • Blockchain/web3
  • Digital and social impact driven business models
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Tinos Noe ANAGO

CEO
NerdX Digital
  • Expérience
  • knowledge
  • Skills
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Vedant Kulkarni

Author - The Agenda
World Economic Forum
  • Burning problems in the agriculture industry in Global South
  • Innovations required to curb global food insecurity
  • Renewable (solar) Energy grids and storage needs and current international energy policy
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Vijay Kumar Thurram

United Nations Local Pathways Fellow
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Smart Cities
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Transport
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Yahya Mohamed Mao

Head of Business Development & Marketing
Swiss GRC
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Business Development
  • PR & Communications
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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Yasmine Al Moghrabi

Regional Youth Leader in Road safety / Ph.D in Transportation Engineering
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems, Road Safety Management, Traffic Engineering
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Pitching the Investors
Q&A Session
GMT+4
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