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Meet Our Alumni

Ara, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

Ara started his journey into activism as a student at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He currently serves as an Advocacy Officer for 350 Pilipinasโ€™ campus organizing work that is pioneering solutions-based campaigning inside state universities.

Arati, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

Arati is a climate justice activist and researcher from Nepal. She is currently based in Hong Kong as a Research Associate with the Division of Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In this role, she is co-leading a project focused on characterizing the coal plant phase-out processes to develop empirically-grounded greenhouse gas emissions projections in the USA, Europe, India, and China.

Aratiโ€™s dedication to advocating for climate justice spans more than a decade, encompassing a range of roles from volunteering and activism to research-based policy advocacy. Prior to her current position, she also worked as a Senior Research Officer at Digo Bikas Institute, a prominent think tank in Nepal, advocating for climate justice, just energy transition, just climate finance, and gender-just climate action through policy research, advocacy efforts, and grassroots actions. Arati has been an active member of numerous civil society organizations (CSOs) and youth movements, demanding climate justice both nationally and internationally.

Fariha, Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Fariha Aumi is a climate activist based in Bangladesh, working for climate justice since 2018. She is currently serving one of the largest youth-led non-profit organizations named ‘Brighters Society of Bangladesh‘. Her activism journey started with ‘Fridays For Future’ striking for MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) from the grassroots level. In the beginning, their team organized strikes in 64 districts to show solidarity with this global cause. Later, some innovative projects were also done with some NGOs and INGOs. Among them, Bangladesh Youth COP (a pre-COP activity to gather youth voices from grassroots to national), Bangladesh Youth Climate Parliament are some of the notable projects in policy advocacy. Also, a Bengali website on climate called ‘Climate Times’ and a comic book called ‘Grohorotno’ has been published to promote climate education with her assistance.

Fathan, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Fathan seeks to optimize human-environment interaction by utilizing technology in his studies. In local NGOs, he has also thrived making climate justice more accessible by organizing Green Public Interest Lawyers education programs for youth and documenting Indigenous and Local Communities Conserved Areas across Indonesia using his geographical expertise.

As a climate activist, he is raising awareness towards more ambitious climate commitment and action by acting as Campaign Coordinator at Climate Rangers Jakarta. He is a lifelong learner with a diverse advocacy background who is always on the lookout for new knowledge and ways of collaborating to achieve social and ecological justice. He is also currently hosting Earth Voices, 350 Asia’s community podcast, along with Irene.

Hanae, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Hanae is a freelance writer, photographer, and soon-to-be cinematographer based in Japan, originally from Morocco. She has collaborated with renowned organizations such as the BBC, the Japan Times, UNIDO, and was also a communications officer with 350 Japan.

Their involvement in the climate movement dates back to 2019 when she joined Fridays For Future Tokyo. Over time, she played a pivotal role in organizing Climate Live Japan for approximately 2.5 years and are currently a part of the Fridays For Future Climate Justice Project. In addition to her climate activism, she’s actively engaged with Moving Beyond Hate, a movement addressing racism in Japan, and POSSE, a labor movement in collaboration with workers’ unions in Japan.

During her leisure time, she finds solace in reading, visiting museums for continued learning, and relaxing in parks.

Hannah, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Decolonization and climate justice lay at the heart of all of Hannah’s work, whether that be organising flood donation drives across Pakistan’s provinces through 350 Pakistan or creating sustainable streams of income for Sindh’s indigenous women through chambeli.pk. Having received a specialisation from Yale University on Religions and Ecology, Hannah believes in a world where indigenous views of nature forge our future, and where the innate language between humans, beings, and even non-beings is revived.

In her free time, she loves spending time in nature or practising Arabic calligraphy, and to swim with dolphins in clear waters is at the top of her bucket list!

Irene, Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ

Irene is a passionate outdoor lover who wants to protect our natural playground. She runs an adventure and travel podcast, @beouter.

She is also currently hosting Earth Voices, 350 Asia’s community podcast, along with Fathan.

Kaniz, Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Kaniz is a climate activist who has been working as the Program Officer – Environment of BINDU since 2018. She has also been actively participating in the Sunday for Women Climate Justice Movement since 2019. Kaniz is also an active participant in the movement towards a Green New Deal.

Mathini, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

A technical writer specializing in Geographic Information System (GIS), Mathini has a BSc in Environmental Management from Monash University, where she learned about environmental management and sustainable development. Her final year research was on wastewater treatment specializing in pollution removal.

Mathini’s first job was as a Research and Policy Executive with the Malaysian Water Forum, where she wrote several position papers and technical reports on issues related to sustainable water resource management and water services, such as treated water distribution and waste-water management. She was also involved in research on urban environmental impacts on water catchment areas, wetlands, and forests. She has experience in lobbying for a clean and safe supply of water for the Indigenous people of Angkek Village, Gua Musang, Kelantan.

She got involved in climate change activism when she joined KAMY in 2021 and has been actively representing the organization in the coalition pushing for the declaration of a climate emergency in Malaysia, GDIMY.

Phoenix, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Phoenix founded MyHomePaws, a network for young people interested in biodiversity, in Thailand. He has a strong commitment to promoting youth involvement in the fight for climate justice and biodiversity.

Porag, Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Porag is a climate rights advocate from Bangladesh. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Environment and Development Studies from the United International University in Bangladesh. Porag has been active in the fight for climate justice in his country and around the world. He is currently a core member of the Asian Youth Empowerment for COP campaign. He also worked with 350.org Bangladesh, where he was campaigning for a Green New Deal in the country by co-organising and co-leading multiple activities and programs.

Porag focuses on climate education and just transition as tools of positive change. He believes young people have the power to fight for a just world where everyone has their human rights ensured.

Shreya, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

Shreya is a passionate Nepali socio-climate justice activist. She possesses a rich understanding of climate negotiations and her efforts are reflected in her work with a diverse group of young people across the world to champion the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making spaces. She is the coordinator of the advocacy working group in the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition and was recognized as EE 30 under 30 for making a remarkable difference through environmental education. Her story has been featured in two books โ€œStone Soup for a Sustainable Worldโ€ and โ€œ50 Girls Saving Our Planetโ€.

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Asia Solidarity Lab is led by 350.org