SDSN Youth Coordinator Sam Loni: “Students have the opportunity to make a great impact”

On Thursday, 25 January, the Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth Siamak Sam Loni paid a visit to the host institution of SDSN Northern Europe, the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. During lunch, Sam shared the story of SDSN Youth and the networks purpose and place in today’s society, along with many exciting global initiatives. Of all the things he presented, they all had one thing in common – the unquestionable vital role that students and youth play for sustainable development.

Youth possess the crucial characteristics for the transformation called for in the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are idealistic, creative and make up for half of the world’s population. Without these three things, we will not be able to meet the 17 ambitious global goals. This is why it is so important to involve and engage youth.

With his enthusiasm and inspiration, he made the audience feel like they are part of the global mobilization for sustainable development. Localization and ownership of the SDGs, he emphasizes, are key for their achievement which is why he, together with his 150 team members all over the world, are so committed to providing knowledge, skills and support to empower youth to create sustainable solutions locally and globally.

From left: Tove Andersson Intern SDSN Northern Europe, Fábio Paulos Campus Coordinator SDSN Youth in Northern Europe, Linnéa Lundmark Network Coordinator SDSN Youth in Northern Europe, Siamak Sam Loni Global Coordinator SDSN Youth.

See a short interview with Sam Loni

To see the full lecture, visit SDSN Youth in Northern Europe’s Facebook page.

To read more about SDSN Youth’s initiatives, please visit their website

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