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Neeshad Shafi

Global Shaper, Doha Hub, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Neeshad is an Environmentalist, Educator, and Social change advocate. He is a sales and business development engineer in the water and wastewater industry and holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering. Over 5 years of experience in analyzing global environmental and climate politics, with a special focus on the Middle East. Member of several global environmental youth groups and has contributed to international summits related to climate policy, sustainable development goals and youth’s role in development. Neeshad has been named among the 100 most influential people in climate policy for 2019 by Apolitical.

Since 2012, part of the UNFCCC climate negotiation process; advocates the importance of youth as partners for climate action at a variety of international forums and conferences. Member of Policy Working Groups, World We Want 2030; Civil Society Consultation, United Nations Development System Review Process and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) West Asia Stakeholders Consultation.

Currently volunteering as Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Member of Global Shaper Community, World Economic Forum and Middle East Officer at CliMates. Named: Peace Ambassador to the One Young World Summit 2017 by European Commission; Global Youth Climate Network Ambassador, Institute for Economics and Peace Ambassador 2018. Founding Member, Climate Action Network (CAN) Arab World; Project Adviser at Youth Climate Lab; Liaison Officer, Citizens Climate Lobby. MIT Climate Co-Lab Fellow 2017; Green Faith Fellow 2019. Global Communication Coordinator with Womenpreneur. Member of the Board, CoalitionWILD and Country Organizer, Earth Hour by WWF.

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