The Youth Beyond Disasters Executive Board work to unite and inspire more changemakers committed to action on disasters, resilience building and risk reduction. Comprising the original founders of the movement, the Executive Board is the highest decision-making body of Youth Beyond Disasters benefiting from the support and guidance of an eminent advisory group of senior experts and practitioners.
Co-founder (New Zealand)
The Secretariat for Youth Beyond Disasters based in Victoria, Australia, comprises dedicated young persons in their respective fields each with a common thread – an insatiable passion for building stronger communities and a resilient future for all. Selflessly volunteering their time, the Secretariat are responsible for the day-to-day management of Youth Beyond Disasters mobilising young people towards humanitarian action.
With special thanks and recognition to those who contributed to getting the network off the ground through both their advice and support including: Aashish Khullar, Anna-Theresia Ekman, Christoforos Pavlakis, Diego Vieira Santiago, Dwight Ronan, Esther Muiruri, Fabian Falkenbach, Francelline Jimenez, Francesca Chiaudani, Hera Rose, Juno Zhang, Krishneil Narayan, Lauren Wedekind, Majid Shangab, Marianne Dutkiewicz, Marie Luise Schwarzenberg, Mizan Bustanul Fuady Bisri, Muhammad Hamzah, Muhammad Zaki, Olumide Idowu, Sheher Bano, Weiyuan Cui and Zulfiya Suleimenova, as well as, our wonderful volunteers and interns Barbara Salazar, Max Holscher and Samantha Kennett.