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FXB Climate Ambassadors

The FXB Climate Ambassadors are a select group of program alumni who demonstrate outstanding commitment to FXB International’s values and are implementing transformative community climate action projects. FXB Climate Ambassadors provide input into program design, spread awareness about the FXB Climate Advocates Program, and mobilize their communities towards climate action.

Santiago Mendes Esteves
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Santiago is 15 years old and from Lisbon, Portugal. He speaks five languages and has lived in three different countries. 

Currently, he is successfully developing a project in collaboration with FXB International that combines hydroponic vertical farming solutions with FXB's microcredit poverty alleviation program in the impoverished slums of Windhoek, Namibia. 

Santiago's project is posed to lift over 500 people from extreme poverty.

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Dhruv Bhatt is an environmental and child rights defender working with several international organizations to highlight youth and child perspectives in policymaking.

 

They began climate activism at age 11, growing up in India and Nigeria, where children are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change but often lack the resources to organize campaigns for their rights.
 

Through various advocacy projects and affiliations, Dhruv works to engage, connect, and empower children in rights-based climate activism by consolidating child-friendly resources on the climate crisis and amplifying their voices globally.

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Jessica Julius Mshama
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Jessica is an education specialist from Tanzania who has founded a branch of digital primary schools, Assumpter Digital Schools (ADS), and a non-profit organization, Nakua Na Taifa Langu. 

Through these initiatives, she promotes interactive climate programs for youth, giving them a broad base of understanding to develop their own climate action projects. 

Jessica has been named a member of Forbes Africa under 30.

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David is a scholarship student from New York. He is a dual citizen, speaking both Spanish and English. David is keen on public speaking and debating, which allow him to fight for diversity on numerous platforms.

David is an expert in video editing and photography, which he has applied in roles for FXB International and Corazón Verde Foundation. David has also published several peer reviewed studies over the effect that invasive microalgae have on NY’s marine ecosystem. 
 

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Omor Faruque
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Omor is a passionate advocate for climate action, child rights, and sustainable development. He founded OMNA, an initiative which is addressed at the intersection between child's rights and climate change.

Omor actively participates in numerous international organizations such as the SAARC Youth Platform, the UN MGCY, and the Global Digital Compact by UN Tech Envoy

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Saudat is a passionate climate activist and graduate from the University of Ghana. She took a course with the Oxford Climate Society.

Alongside numerous international organizations, Saudat founded Globally Green, an initiative which educates youth and aids them in developing climate action projects.

 

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Kate Wexell is an environmentalist working in outreach and education. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and currently based in San Francisco, she is the founder and executive director of The Compass Online 501(c)(3). ​

 

She was on the United States Local Conference of Youth 2023 delegate in anticipation of COP-28 in Dubai, served as a Theme Partner in the G20 India Changemaker20 Summit, and received a United States Department of State Green Leaders fellowship with the embassy in Namibia. 

 

In addition, she has worked in communications and outreach positions through FXB International, the American Conservation Coalition, Renew Missouri, 10 Billion Strong, and the Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk. Her writing, artwork, and photography have been featured in numerous publications and museum installations, including Penguin Random House, the Mississippi River, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, and Missouri State University. Her poetry is featured in three anthologies.

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Pranto is a graduate from Bangladesh's Shahjalal University of Science & Technology with a degree in Anthropology. He is the co-founder of 'The Lens of Anthropology' and leads a youth-led organization called 'Light to Life' in Bangladesh, through which he trained 500 young climate action leaders and planted 1000 trees in Bangladesh.

 

Pranto organised an in-person event in Coxsbazar, Bangladesh, which brought stakeholders and climate change experts together to debate climate change through an art and panel discussion. 

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Christa is a high school student at Kigutu International academy. She leads an initiative that gathers volunteer students to clean roads, recycle plastics and to educate youth in the Kigutu community surrounding her school.


Recently, Christa created a project that involves children and women in climate resilience through mitigation education. 

 

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Victoria is a member of the National Youth Leadership Council for the Jane Goodall Institute, with pre-college courses in law and neuroscience at Columbia University.

 

She has previously interned for Earth Day and was a Youth Ambassador for the US department of state for Costa Rica, which she traveled to to learn about sustainability. 

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Ogunsola Ayooluwa Folakunmi is the founder of the African Climate Change Movement, Vice President of EcoDiversified International, and has worked to teach about climate change and take climate action in over 20 countries.

 

Ayooluwa was named as the Most Enterprising Student in Nigeria in 2021, and won the Eco Award Championship for International Climate Action. He is a graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education, where he studied geography and environmental management. 

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Simeon is a permaculturist and graduate in public health from Livingstonia. He serves as a Solidarity Exchange for the Environment and Development participant, host of FXB Climate Talks, and youth delegate for COP-28.

In Malawi, he founded Fridays for Future Malawi, Rise Up Movement Malawi, and Climate Live Malawi. Currently, he is working to implement permaculture gardening projects in schools. He was awarded the People's Person Award and Integration and Grit Award from CorpsAfrica.

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The UN Climate Action Ambassador, Ewi Stephanie Lamma has over nine years of experience in research and development. She is a Climate Reality Leader and an environmental and climate justice advocate. She focuses on developing entrepreneurship support and programs facilitating the representation and channeling of rural voices (women and youth) at national and international levels.

 

To bridge the intergenerational gap in natural resource management and build the capacities of young women for climate justice, Lamma added a youth component to her radio program Eco-voice, and developed manuals on climate and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) education.

 

Ewi was a speaker on several platforms at COP 27 where she screened her documentary, African Voices for Africa’s Forest. She has shared the stage with US former Vice President Al Gore, and Irish 7th President Mary Robinson and has spoken on many platforms, including the UN Global Climate Summit at Colorado University, Boulder. 

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FXB Climate Ambassadors

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