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Monday, September 28 • 8:00am - 9:00am
The Future is NOW: Next Generation Conservation

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Young conservation leaders and innovators are no longer waiting in the wings--we simply don’t have the luxury of time when it comes to climate change. Disrupting old systems and demanding results--they are powerful voices for transformation.

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Louise Mabulo

Chef, Farmer, and Entrepreneur
Louise is a chef, farmer, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of The Cacao Project, a social venture aimed at equipping farmers for sustainable success, ensuring food security, and establishing resilient livelihoods. Louise is a featured honouree for Forbes Asia Under 30, is a Young... Read More →
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Elliott Connor

Founder & CEO of Human Nature Projects
Elliot is the founder & CEO of Human Nature Projects, supporting conservation volunteers across 105 countries. He is also a TEDx speaker, podcast host, author, animal rescuer, wildlife photographer and filmmaker. His mission is to reframe our human relationship with nature: a goal... Read More →
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Neeshad Shafi

Founder & Executive Director Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar
Neeshad holds a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering and based in Doha, Qatar. He has over five years of experience in analyzing Global Environmental Politics and Climate Policies with a special focus on the Middle East. An active member of several global environmental... Read More →
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Mariasole Bianco

Marine Conservationist and Ocean Advocate
Mariasole Bianco is a marine conservationist and ocean advocate.She coordinates the Young Professionals network of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, host a TV show in Italy about ocean wonders and issues, works with the private sector on ocean responsibility, teaches at... Read More →
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Christel Scheske

Project Coordinator
German, Project Coordinator of CxN. Project design, planning and management for 7 years in marine and Amazon ecosystems in Peru, in partnership with local communities. Part of the Latin American network of Conservation Coaches of the Conservation Measures Partnership, Global Forest... Read More →

Session Producers
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Crista Valentino

Founder, CoalitionWILD
Crista Valentino founded CoalitionWILD in 2013 to address the lack of support and visibility that was available to younger generations in the environmental sector.  She continues to lobby for a stronger and genuine integration and support of youth in leadership and decision making... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT