The Steering Committee (SC) comprises a maximum of four people from every region. It is an administrative and financial body, appointed by the Congress. The SC decided upon membership requests until the next Congress and it can issue political statements on behalf of the network. The current SC after being elected during the Congress in Dakar (March 2012) is balanced in terms of gender and region.
Co-founder and vice president of the greens in Zimbabwe, president of forum for progressive global youth dialogue (FPGYD), consultant officer with MOFRE (Mobilising for responsibility). Born deprived but eager to change my story through being more than who they are but without being where they have been. Blocked from school doors by deprivation but educated enough to transform my nation and the world. The world is my university and my certification is in my product. Wherever I go the people nod to my new and free philosophy. My nation knows me and my contemporaries affirm me wherever I go. I sob to see a charred environment. My priority is to see the totality of my environment transformed green. How beautiful will the world be when it becomes decorated green and populated with a people with freshness and vitality of mind. Behold I am coming!
My name is Michel Perlo and my relatives used to call me Mike and I am 30 years old. I am a Senegalese boy believing that things should change right now and the solution is ecology.
I am from Algeria, computer engineer, human rights activist. “I think that, the best that we can give to the ecological and environmental cause, is to be fully dedicated and to work seriously” and that’s what I try to do.
Rose Wachuka from Kenya is 26 years old and a steering Committee member representing the African Region. Rose has been with the Global Young Greens for three years. She is also the Strategic Advisor on Programs and Partner Relations of the Kenya Young Greens. She is a lawyer and an environmentalist by profession and a Green by orientation. Within the Global Young Greens, Rose is very active in the Gender Working Group, working with a team of inspired and focused young people. She is also keen to engage in the activities of the International Affairs Committee and overall actively engage all Global Young Greens in different forums and activities. Rose brings to the steering committee dedication and selfless service to ensure that the Global Young Greens are properly represented and that she contributes to the consolidation and reorganization of the Young Greens in Africa and be a support to the same processes within the other regions.
Comes from Venezuela, Member of the Venezuelan Young Greens of the Venezuelan green party, has co-worked with several Green Non Government Organizations, Better known to be an ideologist and more founded into Political action towards Green transition. Member of Varied and extended Environment defending Organizations also co-worker at Human rights workshops of NGOS. If you’re interested in the Venezuelan problematic or Latin American Dilemma on Environment Take a chance to contact me.
Member of the Colombian Green Party, for the last 3 years being a political activist and member of the main committee of the Colombian Green Party both on local and national levels. National Environment Activist, being held in campaigns which goal has been the sign coexistence between the cities and environment. Interested in acquiring knowledge of the worldwide situation on the environment and find for possible solutions applicable to my community. If you are interested in the Colombian or Latin American problematic Contact me!
She has been participating of mobilization in defense of environmental issues and human rights since she was 8 years old, and at her 16thbirthday, she joined the Green Party of Brazil as a voluntary fighter for election campaigns in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, Julia was chosen to represent the youth of Rio de Janeiro State and since 2009 she is the Green National Secretary of Youth, representing all young green´s inside Brazilian´s Green Party Executive Committee. Nowadays, Julia Duppré is the leader of more than 10.000 young greens all around her country and her principal work involves the fighting against nuclear power and the construction of Belomonte Power Factory.
Tanya Gutmanis is a fourth year student at the University of Ottawa pursuing an honours degree in Political science with a minor in psychology. Within her University, Tanya is an active member of the Ottawa Greens and is also associated with the University of Ottawa Sustainability team, where she is currently working on an Environmental Charter of Rights for the University.
During the 2011 Canadian Federal election campaign, along with being a Federal candidate, she was chosen to represent Ottawa as the youth vote coordinator where she was responsible for encouraging youth to vote – more importantly, to vote GREEN. She is committed to the Green Party because its policies best reflect her values and promises the best future for the generations to come. Tanya sits on the executive committee of the Young Greens of Canada, and is a representative of The Americas on the Steering Committee of the GYG.
Hey everyone, glad you’re having a read of who your Steering Committee members are! Please feel encouraged to contact us if you want to know more about how you can get involved. A bit about me; I’m 26 from Australia and I’ve been involved in GYG since the second Congress in Berlin (2010). I was also a member of the previous Steering Committee; I hope to share my experience with this new team so GYG can continue to evolve and engage more young greens from around the world.
Besides my involvement in GYG I’m a member of the Australian Greens and a student of economics and environmental studies. I’m also interested in youth engagement more broadly and becoming more interested in how local communities, connected globally, can be a force for change.
Our role as the GYG Steering Committee is to create more opportunities for you to get involved in initiatives and projects. If you have ideas about how we can do this – please let us know.
I come from Tasmania, the island south of mainland Australia. Currently still a student, but passionate about Green politics (in particular, environmental conservation, sustainable development & minority inclusion). At a local level, I simply try to get involved wherever I can – from doing unpaid work in the parliamentary offices to fundraising, and helping out at events and with campaigns. In my spare time I travel, dance, and learn French, Spanish & Swedish.
Yangki is a junior researcher at the Center for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS), Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University. Yangki specializes in Environmental Economics and his work focuses on climate change, forestry, fisheries and environmental issues in Indonesia. Yangki was part of the Global South Youth Delegation to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Yangki graduated from Padjadjaran University with a B.A. in Economics and he also co-founder of Kandank Ilmu, an award winning online platform for sharing courses materials and information among students.
I’m a lot of things: President of the Belgian Young Greens, running in the communal elections this October 2012; I’m a public officer working for the budget. The typical green guy
Hello, I’m Michaela from Austria currently studying German and English for a teacher’s degree. I also work as a German Co-Teacher and as a Kindergarten teacher to earn my living. In my spare time I travel, read and dance a lot. My political interests are in the fields of direct democracy, sustainability, gender studies and human security to name a few.
More than six years ago I joined the German Green Youth and became more and more involved in international youth work over the past few years. My thematic priorities are inclusion in the educational system, the rights of handicapped people, Deaf politics, the fight against racism, the participation of children and youths, women’s policy and gender mainstreaming as well as ethnic/cultural minorities. I am very happy about being a member of the Steering Committee and looking forward to working together with many dedicated people from all over the world!
I am Teo from Tbilisi, Georgia, 23 years old. I am a board member of Georgian Young Greens and also working for the Greens Party of Georgia. I have bachelor in political sciences and now educating myself more and more none formally for getting ready for my Master studies.