top of page

The Organizing Team Leads

All organizers are part of YOUNGO's Action for Climate Empowerment Working Group.

Ayadi Mishra.jpg

Ayadi Mishra

Communication Lead

Ayadi is an Architect and a master's student in Technology Alternatives for Development at IIT Bombay. They currently serve as an Advisor to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and as the Chair for WAT-GP. They work for biodiversity and ecosystems restoration as a designer and an educator in this space, with organizations and governments in the APAC region. Their domains have varied from projects for informal settlements, human-wildlife conflicts, circular economy and waste as it relates to ecosystems, and cities.

Yusuke Sakai

Logistics Lead

Yusuke is a Japanese/Brazilian, law student at the Porto University, and climate and SDG articulator for 3 years (YOUNGO, UN SDSN-Youth, LCOY Brazil 2022/23, JDS 2022/23) and 2 years of research on sustainable city governance


Timothy Damon

Program Lead

Timothy is Founder and President of GYDI, a non-profit organization with observer status to the UNFCCC and focused on ACE implementation for youth. Highlights from his 10 years of climate change policy, advocacy, and ACE work include: being a lead organizer for the first ACE YF held in 2018; serving as an elected Focal Point of YOUNGO for 2016; and supporting several Party delegations with regard to the ACE negotiations.

Hussein Kassim

Program Lead

Hussein Kassim .jpg

Hussein is an Environmental and Sustainable Development practitioner with over 10 years’ of experience in communicating climate change, running advocacy campaigns and engaging in developmental issues in Ghana. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Climate and Sustainability Empowerment, a climate change and sustainable development capacity-building hub in Ghana. A member of the Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) and part of the working group of the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) of YOUNGO. 

Sepiso Ikasaya .JPG

Sepiso Ikasaya

Sepiso is a member of the ACE WG.

Communication Lead

The Team 

Ashik Iqbal

Kaiwan Taqdees.JPG

Kaiwan Taqdees

Mashkur Isa.JPG

Mashkur Isa

Bhumi Sharma.JPG

Bhumi Sharma

Parth Bhatt.HEIC

Parth Bhatt

Firas Mribai .jpeg

Firas Mribai

Cristian Flores.jpg

Christian Flores

Yoko Lu headshot.jpg

Yoko Lu

Rida R Syarifah.jpg

Rida R Syarifah

Ahmed Owda

Ngozi Edum.jpg

Ngozi Edum

bottom of page