Neeshad Shafi

Global Shaper, Doha Hub, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Neeshad is an Environmentalist, Speaker, and policy-oriented social change advocates, best known for his work on environmental and climate change policy in the Gulf and Middle East. His core area of expertise includes analyzing global environmental, sustainability and climate policies. An active civil society member and has been a prominent presence at international climate summits especially UN Climate Summit (COP’s) since 2015 on various capacities, including role of youth and NGOs for climate action. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and based in Doha, Qatar. In March 2019, he was named in the Apolitical’s List of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019.

Neeshad is a TEDx Speaker and Agenda Contributor for the World Economic Forum. His articles and interviews have appeared in Al Jazeera, BBC, Washington Post, Guardian, Anadolu Agency, Inside Arabia, The Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune, Qatar Today, Peninsula Qatar and others.

Neeshad is currently the Co-founder & Executive Director at the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, a first registered youth lead non-profit association in the State of Qatar. He is a Board Member at Climate Action Network (CAN) Arab World and CoalitionWILD. He is on the steering committee of Global Shapers Climate and Environment; UNESCO Youth Climate Action Network (YoU-CAN) and UNEP Youth Regional Facilitator for the Middle East.

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