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Sustainable development in the era of climate change: Where VGO stands!

Our vision

As the initial name indicates, our Vision is to achieve a Green and Sustainably Habitable Earth by 2030. In our envisioned earth, there will not be any pollution, waste, degradation of the environment, or adverse effects of climate change. In this journey, children and youth are our main focus.

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Our mission

To provide a platform and create a network of like-minded youth of South Asia where they can raise their voices, share their concerns, and take action to achieve a sustainable environment. We believe in #youthforsustainability.

Our core values

Human-Centered

All of our thoughts, approaches, and actions are followed by the human-centered design philosophy. We prioritize the contextual aspect, cultural preference, and traditional sentiments while adopting measures to achieve sustainability.

Eco-Friendly

We promote an eco-friendly lifestyle that is minimalistic, cost-effective, resource-efficient, and upcycled yet healthy and happy.

Youth-Oriented

We put the youth (including the children) at the heart of our work. We believe that youth are the future of this earth, and the sense of sustainability among them can safeguard the future of our planet and civilization.

Diverse & inclusive

As we are already working in 4 countries, we have experienced and firmly believe in diversity. We welcome diversity, be it religious, political, cultural, gender, sexuality, etc. VGO is an inclusive entity where we gladly and proudly accept differences as long as we respect each other and trust in sustainability.

Our approaches

  • Storytelling for Sustainability to create awareness
  • Research to Promote Evidence-based Advocacy to intervene policy level
  • Prototyping Projects to iterate and pilot sustainable ideas

Our Objectives

To amplify the unheard voices of the South Asian youth, especially from the climate change-affected, disaster-prone, and vulnerable parts of South Asia. To provide a platform where the young “Sustainability Advocates” and “Climate Activists” can gather around and take actionable measures to protect their future.

Currently, we are focusing on –

  • To ensure that unheard voices are being heard and people have been aware of
  • To conduct research and advocacy to highlight the importance of sustainability and the roles of youth in achieving that
  • To promote actionable measures among the children and youth

Our Team

Board of Directors

Md Alif Al Montasir Jim

Md Alif Al Montasir Jim

Founder & Chairperson

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Sonia sahid

Sonia Shahid

Advisor & Member Secretary

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Sohanur Rahman

Sohanur Rahman

Advisor (Climate Action)

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International Governing Committee

Md Abid Hasan

Md Abid Hasan

Lead, Research & Advocacy

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Mazedur Rahim Fiaz

Mazedur Rahim Fiaz

Lead, Creative Design

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Ghurni Bhattacharya

Ghurni Bhattacharya

International Outreach & Program Coordinator

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Nabin Bhattarai

Nabin Bhattarai

Country Representative, Nepal

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