New Members of Youth Advisory Council Announced
The Council now has 25 members from 20 different countries around the world!
We are excited to introduce thirteen new members to the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council!
- Adam Zhou, Philippines
- Ariana Wanvig–Dot, Switzerland
- Arya Yurdacan, Turkey
- Belinda Tian-Wing Ng, Hong Kong
- Ee Jenn Lee, Malaysia
- Estefanía Aphang, Perú
- Jose Marie Eslopor, Philippines
- Lela DeVine, USA
- Mhairi McCann, Scotland
- Muskan Lamba, India
- Paul Eweola Ayomide, Nigeria
- Ruth Edma Mwizeere, Uganda
- Siobhan O’Connor, New Zealand
Congratulations to these inspiring young leaders who represent diverse countries and backgrounds! Each will provide unique perspectives and ideas to help World Ocean Day grow in exciting ways.
They will join the existing 12 members of the Council in informing and motivating their local communities and countries to take action through a variety of projects and inspire youth and others around the world. By working together, the Council will achieve real impact, in June and throughout the year, to protect and restore our blue planet.
Thank you to all the hundreds of young people from over 40 countries who applied to join the Council! It was incredibly challenging to select the winners.
We also want to extend special thanks the following members of the Selection Committee who helped select the winners this year:
Angel Jasmin Akpak
Senior Director of Herbal Essences and Responsible Beauty
P&G Beauty, Switzerland
National Geographic Young Explorer
Co-founder of Earthsavers
Former World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council member, Philippines
EarthEcho International, United States
Olivia P. Livingstone
Founder and Executive Director-Green Stewards Incorporated
Former World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council member, Liberia
Manager, Informal Education
South African Association for Marine Biological Research, South Africa
iLab France Holding Sarl, China
Portuguese-language Representative, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Former World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council member, Portugal
You can see the new Council here