Sara Neupane (Nepal)
Sara is currently working as a Project Coordinator in the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), a prominent national level NGO of Nepal that promotes human rights and social justice. She has 10 years of experience in the development sector and has worked in the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), UN Women and the Municipal Association of Nepal (MuAN). She was awarded in the Rhodes Youth Forum 2013 for her project ‘Girl Friendly School Sanitation Improvement Project in Far Western Nepal’. Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University, Nepal and is a recipient of Nepal Vidhyabhushan Award ‘B’ conferred by the President of Nepal. Her areas of expertise and interest include human rights, gender, public policy and project management.
Thomas Wanker (Austria, Italy)
Thomas is the Secretary General of an International Organization based in Vienna that promotes, facilitates and supports economic and political relations between Europe and Central Asia. Further, He is working as legal counsel and provides impulses for potential business opportunities and consults entrepreneurs in order to ensure the security of their international business. Over the last five years Thomas has gained sound experience in project management and facilitation of international programs. In Italy and Germany he was working to improve the market position of different organizations.
Daria Laposhina (Russia)
Daria graduated from Moscow State University as a Public Relations specialist. The desire to develop a deeper understanding of human behavior and to use the gained knowledge in PR-work led her to pursue a PhD in the field of social philosophy. Her PhD thesis focuses on electronic culture and its impact on how modern people think, interact and make decisions. As one of the results of this work was an idea to use Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) to enhance the effectiveness of educational process. In 2013 she became a co-founder of ”Game ON! Platform” project, which is aimed at achieving wider adoption of DGBL by Russian universities. Daria is passionate about traveling, exploring new places, adventures, nature, meeting new people. Involved in Youth Time activities since 2011.
Fatima Joda (Sudan)
Fatima is a young social and environmental activist; among her causes are education, positive change, development, and women em-powerment. She is an Event Coordinator for a local campaign AnaLan (the Arabic for I Will Not), a social movement taking a stand against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Sudan. In 2015, Fatima represented Sudanese Women Leaders in SUSI – US Department of State and Equality and Women’s Rights Conference in Il-menau, Germany. She is an active volunteer with UNV, Food Bank, Generations for Peace and teaches English to underprivileged children who dropped out of school. Moreover, she is a freelance graphic designer and painter, currently prepar-ing for her own visual art exhibition. Her interests include politics, travel, hiking and skydiving.
Dushko Bojoski (Germany, Macedonia)
With diverse professional experience in few prominent companies in Germany and Macedonia, at the moment he is working as a Production Manager at one of the leading training and consulting institutes in the Middle East, dedicating his time and energy to the skills development and knowledge capacity improvement of thousands of people on yearly basis. In addition to his work duties, he is also becoming active in the entrepreneurship scene and is a frequent delegate of numerous notable forums, conferences and schools worldwide, focusing on socioeconomics, education, business and politics. Lived on two continents and passionate about meeting exciting people and discovering new cultures. You can find travelling, sports, music, chess, moonlight strolls on the beach and other ‘outside of the comfort zone’ adventure activities on his free time menu.
Jonathan Fritzler (USA)
After a nearly fatal accident Jonathan Fritzler experienced a profound Awakening. During his recovery, he began receiving visions of his future path. It was his call to a higher purpose. It was a call to serve the world. Now Jonathan is on a mission to impact the world through innovative approaches toward education, business, sustainability, and strategy. He is the author of the book “Hack Your Education”. While studying business at the University of Hawaii he used his school research build a million dollar recording studio in Honolulu. Now his organization EducationEnergy.net has helped mentor thousands of students Hack their Education and use their projects as tools for their future. Fritzler has given a TED Talk called “The Education Energy Movement”.