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Keynote Speakers

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Melati Wijsen - Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Youthopia 

Melati Wijsen is a 20-year-old full time changemaker from Indonesia. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags when she was 12 years old with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has since been honored by TIME as part of the most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30. Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer to peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be young changemakers.

Keynote and Panel Discussions: Pro Gallery

What is Youthtopia?

Panel Discussion

Collaboration - the magic ingredient for achieving impact


This Panel Discussion will be exploring collaboration and its importance to achieving sustainable development, discussing how effective partnerships are identified and developed, managing all stakeholder expectations while achieving common goals

Keynote and Panel Discussions: Quote


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