Nisreen Elsaim

Chair @ United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change

Nisreen Elsaim is an environmental and climate activist with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Master’s degree in Renewable Energy, both from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. She started her activism in 2012. Nisreen is a General Coordinator for Youth and Environment – Sudan (YES), a platform to give all environment working youth the networking they need. She is also the Chair of Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change (SYOCC), which is a youth-led organization. As part of many regional and international platforms Nisreen led and mentored large numbers of young people within YOUNGO, PACJA, Abu Dhabi youth Voices, and other groups. Ms. Elsaim is also a junior negotiator with the African Group of Negotiators in technology transfer, focusing on the policies of countries regarding climate change and renewable energies. She wrote several policy papers in climate change, renewable energy, and gender and youth empowerment. She was recently chosen as UN Secretary General Youth Adviser on Climate Change along with 6 other young climate activists.