Projects & Initiatives by the Young Global Changers

The Young Global Changers apply for the program with their projects and initiatives that are pushing for change. They are involved in a wide variety of areas and in a wide range of different project types – from involvement in a local community and charitable initiatives, the development of apps and digital platforms, to scientific research projects and the development of sustainable business ideas.

Below you can find out more about their projects.

Konjen Huram, Denmark, YGC 2020
Dianox – Developing diagnostic biotechnology to scale hepatitis testing globally through an affordable, non-invasive, and anonymous saliva based self-test. Learn more about the project here.

Anaswara Kovithal, YGC 2020
Gramin Health Care – Providing health care to underserved communities in India with an inclusive business model creating care access through technology enabled service delivery chains, innovations in health financing through prepaid health coverage and healthcare linkages through partnerships .
Learn more about the initiative here.

Karl Overdick, Germany, YGC 2020
Research Project on Causal Effects in Happines Economics – Researching the causal effect of wellbeing on economic behaviour.

Sudesh Pokhrel, Bhutan, YGC 2020
Research project on Gross national Happiness and Public Diplomacy – Promoting an alternative governance/development model of “Gross National Happiness” for balancing material and immaterial growth.

Cinthya Nicole Jordan Prudencio, Bolivia, YGC 2020
Social and Ecological Transformation –
Providing ideas and policy recommendations to achieve ‘Recoupling’ in Bolivia. Learn more about the project here.

Xia Xinming, China, YGC 2020
Research Project on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises – Clustering, Spillovers, and the Evolution of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Germany: A Comparative Study with China. Learn more about the project here.

Haya Arnous, Saudi Arabia, YGC 2020
E-Commerce, Fintech Project for a Merge and Acquisition Purpose in the F&B Sector.

Iuliia Dragunova, Russian Federation, YGC 2020
Research Project on WTO disciplines for purposes of meeting SDGs – Assessing the means of international trade law for the achievement of the SDGs.

Andrés Soto, Costa Rica, YGC 2020
Research Project on sustainable banking – Developing knowledge in sustainable banking and climate change mitigation within the European Union.

Alex Clark, United Kingdom, YGC 2020
GeoAsset Project – Providing comprehensive, publicy available data for academics, regulators and industry analysts to assess the environmental and social effects of company activities. Learn more about the initiative here.

Lauren Xie, Canada, YGC 2020
Lively Words – Working to shift systems toward social and ecological regeneration and enabling leaders to act more skillfully and ethically in the face of complexity. Learn more about the initiative here.

Luka Zrnic, Serbia, YGC 2020
Open Climate – Creating the world’s first open-source carbon accounting platform in order to democratize data around climate change.  Learn more about the initiative here.

Gina Cortés Valderrama, Colombia, YGC 2020
Minka – Providing a digital platform for smallholder farmers in the global south to share knowledge on climate-smart agriculture practices.

Hang Dang, Vietnam, YGC 2020
Research Project on Firm Clusters and Environmental Outcomes – Analyzing the economic benefits and social and environmental costs of companies’ spatial concentration in only a few regions worldwide. 

Edward Moses Mbewe, Zambia, YGC 2020
Mphangwe Forest Initiative (MFI) – Training poachers and charcoal burners in Zambia to become eco-tourism providers and guardians of wildlife and forests.

Thai Nguyen van Quoc, Vietnam, YGC 2020
Research Project on “Rise and Roots” – Investigating potential contributions of civil society to environmental governance in Vietnam, specifically the balance between economic growth and society´s concerns for social and environmental impacts of such growth.

Petru Vaideanu, Romania, YGC 2020
Research Project on Climate Modes – Investigating natural and anthropogenic variability through climate modes, looking for tools to provide simplified representations of complex climate systems.

Mohamed Hegazy, Egypt, YGC 2020
Transport for Cairo – Improving urban mobility in emerging cities primarily in Africa by better mapping and understanding informal transport (paratransit), thus optimizing those services. Learn more about the project here.

Deepti Bharthur, India, YGC 2020
Spoorthi – Strengthening civic engagement of urban poor communities and building leadership skills of young people. Learn more about the project here.

Sophia Branco, Brazil, YGC 2020
Free Feminist University – Promoting feminist activism. Learn more about the project here.

Faggy Chibanga, Zambia, YGC 2020
Women Empowerment for Leadership – Promoting women to achieve leadership positions. Read more about the project here.

Peter N Dolo, Liberia, YGC 2020
Community Solutions Aid – Minimizing poverty and social inequality and promoting economic and social developments throughout communities in Liberia. Learn more about the project here.

Tumpak Hutabarat, Indonesia, YGC 2020
1000 Tenda Festival – Organizing events to inspire Indonesion youths to engage in social, political, and environmental issues. Read more about the project here.

Matthew Nguyen, Australia, YGC 2020
Citizenlabs – Facilitating community-driven urban projects around the world. Learn more about the project here.

Mira Osman, Lebanon, YGC 2020
Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative – Promoting transparency and accountability in the nascent Lebanese oil and gas sector, making sure the Lebanese citizens are the actual beneficiaries from their natural resources. Learn more about the project here.

Ana Rocio Sandres Mendoza, Honduras, YGC 2020
NuupLab – Citizen Innovation Lab Academy. Training and mobilizing citizens to become leaders in their communities and meet local challenges with innovative solutions. Learn more about the project here.

Amir Toumie, Israel, YGC 2020
Haifa Youth Movement – Giving Palestinian youths the opportunity to get involved in volunteering projects to make the city of Haifa a better place to live for its Arab residents. Learn more about the project here.

Dea Wehrli, Switzerland, YGC 2020
E[co]work – Reforming the e-waste sector in India with the aim of a more socially equitable circular economy, considering the concerns of the urban poor. Learn more about the project here.

Maysa Amer, Egypt, YGC 2020
Research Project on Internet governance and media regulations – Strengthening marginalized voices online through legal frameworks in the Middle East.

Andrea Giuliani, Italy, YGC 2020
Research Project on Mass-Level Data on EU Political Institutions – Investigating the impact of mass-level data on the political institutions of the EU.

Dr. Samah Jamous, Sudan, YGC 2020
Campaigning for Peace – Campaigning for peace and women’s rights in Sudan by promoting peace at the grassroots level.

Damjan Jugovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YGC 2020
Reseach Project on Peace for the XXI century – Finding the best tools to establish positive peace, a peace for the XXI century.

Daniely Kyne, Ireland, YGC 2020
Opinion X – Providing an online platform for large-scale public consultations through collective intelligence, thus enabling the engagement of a larger and more diverse share of the population.

Sajeena Thapa Magar, Nepal, YGC 2020
Political Empowerment of Women in Youth Politics – Empowering women to achieve leadership positions in a student union in Nepal.

Oumaima Bendjama, Algeria, YGC 2020
Steps – Designing and delivering educational curricula that aim to create a generation of technologically literate citizens in Algeria. Learn more about the initiative here.

Tina Krell, Germany, YGC 2020
Research Project on Europe´s Digital Platform Economy – Studying the implications of global digital platformization for European actors and institutions. Learn more about the project here.

Cindy Adem, Kenya, YGC 2020
Taking Tech to Remote Africa – Plugging in youth into the digital economy in marginalized and underdeveloped areas of Africa. Learn more about the initiative here.

Abdulwahid Alkhudhairy, Saudi Arabia, YGC 2020
Tawafuq Program – Advocating, promoting and supporting the recruitment and sustainable employment of people with disabilities in KSA labor market.

Anas Almassri, Palestine, YGC 2020
Research Project on Learning for Employability in Contexts of Economic Despair – Analyzing learners’ agency in situations of economic despair and promote learner self-agentization in Palestine.

Lucia Bachoer, Argentina, YGC 2020
Research Project on the new work trends in the Gig Economy – Labor Relations and New Work Trends in times of the Gig Economy and Uberization.

Rianne de Booij-Quant, Netherlands, YGC 2020
Digital Transformation – Digital transformation in our firm and persuade our workforce.

Giulia Carsaniga, Italy, YGC 2020
Research Project on Technological Sovereignty – Examining how Europe can achieve technological sovereignty by aligning global competitiveness with the need for data protection.

Hatice Zehra Doğru, Turkey, YGC 2020
Village School Projects – Increasing students’ knowledge and awareness of science, technology, and related job opportunities in rural schools in Turkey.

Viliana Dzhartova, Bulgaria, YGC 2020
Glovo Social Impact – Leading the social impact intrapreneurship work within a tech company in the delivery business.

Nils Feller, Germany, YGC 2020
Digital Government Initiative – Contributing to multi-stakeholder projects in the public sector and exploring the potential of artificial intelligence for and with the public sector.

Sijia Du, China, YGC 2020
Redefine – Empowering Chinese women in China and abroad with a focus on self-discovery, growth, and leadership. Learn more about the project here.

Bernadette Lim, United States, YGC 2020
Freedom Community Clinic – Providing free medical and holistic healing services to low-income women, children, and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about the initiative here.

Abiola Oyebanjo, Nigeria, YGC 2020
Research Project on measuring small firm behaviour – Examining ways to motivate small business owners in low-income countries to keep product-level records, thus improving decision-making. Learn more about an additional project here.

Astrid Coraima Torres Bermúdez, Ecuador, YGC 2020
Efecto Latam – Establishing an alternative communication platform, seeking to diversify the media landscape and creat new narratives by embracing gender, environmental, and decolonial approaches. Learn more about the project here.

Aisha Abdullahi Bubah, Nigeria, YGC 2020
Lay Counselling Training – Training community workers to become counselors to address and overcome the lack of access to mental health care in Nigeria.

Yi Luo, China, YGC 2020
Laotu – Connecting rural and urban China through cultural, economic, and educational exchanges.

Ivàn Matovich, Argentina, YGC 2020
Global Policy Partnerships to Leapfrog Education Policies – Producing evidence-based recommendations on the right education policies to reverse social inequality.

Feryal Moghraby, Lebanon, YGC 2020
STEAM Education – Promoting STEAM education at public high schools in Lebanon.

Joyce Treptow, Kenya, YGC 2020
Research Project on the role of business and technology in Sbb-Saharan Africa – Towards a new business model from aid to social entrepreneurship: Rethinking the role of business and technology in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rebecca Kummert, Ireland, YGC 2020
Research Project on Financial Institutions in Ireland – Facilitating collaboration with financial institutions such as banks to help Ireland achieve its commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Sandy Abdelrahman, Egypt, YGC 2020
Skaped – Empowering young people to engage in political and social issues and help them to find and use their voice. Learn more about the project here.

Juan José Berger, Chile, YGC 2020
Chilean Networks of Young Investigators – Providing a network for young Chilean researchers, advocating for their rights worldwide. Learn more about the project here.

Michael Boampong, Ghana, YGC 2020
Research Project on growing up in times of crisis – Investigating the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and austerity measures on young people´s everyday life. Read more about the project here.

Verónica Emilia Carrillo López, Ecuador, YGC 2020
Youth Political Project – Increasing the involvement of young people in the political process in Ecuador. Read more about the project here.

Sara El Outa, Lebanon, YGC 2020
My Fair Home – Advocating the rights of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon by trying to positively change the attitudes of young people towards them. Read more about the project here.

David Timis, Romania, YGC 2020
European Heroes – Providing young Europeans with relatable role models to increase civic engagement and offering hands-on advice on how to make their voices heard. Read more about the project here.

Muhannad Alsharekh, Saudi Arabia, YGC 2020
Youth 20 Summit – Bringing the voice of the Youth to the G20. Organizing Youth around the Y20 Engagement Group. 

Ruben Boni, Côte D’Ivoire, YGC 2020
Facing challenges – Training young people to face national and international challenges of today as a coordinator of Génération A‘Venir at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Asanda Gebhuza, South Africa, YGC 2020
Education on Finances – Educating young people in his community on the essentials of finances.

Zainab Hasan, Bahrain, YGC 2020
Youth with rights – Engaging young people in union work and helping them reach decision-making positions.

Claudine Mendy, Senegal, YGC 2020
Kratos Institute – Setting up a study center for the development of young people’s leadership skills as well as their knowledge on human rights, democracy, and social justice.

Yesukhei Tumurbaatar, Mongolia, YGC 2020
All for youth, youth for all – Empowering youth NGOs and advocating for youth development policies in Mongolia.

Johanna Bärnreuther, Germany, YGC 2020
Campus Gemüse – Creating a connection between students and the local community, promoting local, organic products, and reducing waste by selling vegetables grown by inmates of the local prison on university campus. Learn more about the project here.

Aniella Niyondiko, Burundi, YGC 2020
Aheza Iwacu – Providing substantive waste reduction services in Burundi by recycling organic waste into fertilizers and improving household food security through bio-intensive agricultural trainings at household levels. Learn more about the project here.

Femi Owoeye, Nigeria, YGC 2020
Trash Monger Limited Recycling Initiative – Collecting, sorting and processing recyclable waste in Nigeria and selling it to manufacturing companies. Learn more about the project here.

Mihai Toader-Pasti, Romania, YGC 2020
EFden & energiaTa & Future Energy Leaders – EFdeN – designing and building green homes, making cities more sustainable, increasing awareness on climate change, energiaTa – creating a more sustainable economy through energy prosumers and Future Energy Leaders Romania – solving the energy trilemma by empowering the new generation. Learn more about the projects here.

Lucky Andrianirina, Madagascar, YGC 2020
AvTE: Action Transition Energétique – Energy and especially energy transition are important topics concerning the attenuation of climate change. To be successful, energy transition depends on the using of renewable energy resources, the changing of consumption ways and adequate laws. In the NPE, consumption is one the main challenge.

Peter Chauvel, Canada, YGC 2020
Sustainable Supply Chain development in Agri-business – Developing sustainable value chains that improve the livelihoods of farmers and fishers while considering the environmental conditions of their producing areas.

Andrea Fagan, Ireland, YGC 2020
Research on Critical Raw Materials – Analyzing how to manage Critical Raw Materials (CRM) such as Rare Earth Elements (REE) in a sustainable manner.

Sinan Genç, Turkey, YGC 2020
Research Project on Optical Neural Networks – Working on a sensor to identify, classify, and quantify the microplastics in liquid samples.

Lisa Gerlach, Germany, YGC 2020
Research Project on energy management – Analyzing how to improve the technical control of distributed energy storage in microgrids, thus allowing for the integration of large amounts of renewable energy and the democratization of the energy system.

Rajat Rai Handa, India, YGC 2020
Improving Waste to Engery Governance – Promoting sustainable and cost-effective waste management in developing countries.

Maksym Makukha, Ukraine, YGC 2020
Forest Belt – Developing Methodology to Assess Forest Belt Ecosystem Services.

Michelle Uriarte, Mexico, YGC 2020
Research Project on Waste Regimes in Mexico City – Examining options for a sustainable waste management system in Mexico City.

Isabella Villanueva, Chile, YGC 2020
ONG CEUS Chile – Organizing the biggest sustainability congress in Chile, bringing people together to discuss sustainable social innovations.

Lyndsay Walsh, Ireland, YGC 2020
Research Project on the dairy sector of Ireland – Identifying barriers that prevent the Irish dairy sector to become more sustainable and finding ways to recouple economic prosperity with environmental sustainability. 

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