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Neeshad Shafi

Sustainability Futurist, Social Change Advocate & Expert on Climate Policy in the Middle East; Founder of Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Sustainability Futurist, Social Change Advocate & Expert on Climate Policy in the Middle East; Founder of Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

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Neeshad Shafi Biography

Neeshad Shafi is an Environmentalist, Speaker and Social Change Advocate. He was distinguished as one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical.

Shafi holds a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering and based in Doha, Qatar. He has over 5 years of experience in analyzing Global Environmental Politics and Climate Policies with a special focus on the Middle East. An active member of several global environmental youth groups and contributed actively in international summits notably United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations at Conferences of Parties COP21, COP22, COP24, COP25, World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos 2019, World Economic Forum Middle East 2019, Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 and UN Youth Climate Summit in 2019 in New York.

Shafi’s work encompasses mainstreaming climate change issues across sectors and at multiple scales from national to local. His passion for youth advocacy and grassroots work in Qatar lead to visible impact when he co-founded the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, a first, registered, Independent, youth lead grassroots non-profit association in the State of Qatar. His work in Middle East region has supported private sector, NGO’s, governments and multinational agencies in taking evidence-based decisions and deliver impact on the ground.

Shafi is the Agenda Contributor for World Economic Forum and his recent articles and interviews have appeared in TEDx, Washington Post, Guardian, The Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune, Qatar Today, Global Landscapes Forum, THE LENS, Oryx FM and EcoMENA.

Shafi was featured in the QLife magazine by Government Communications Office (GCO) of the State of Qatar as 10 Influential people in Qatar who have pushed the boundaries and represented Qatar on the world stage. Shafi was also featured in live interviews on former US Vice President Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality – According to Climate Reality, which quoted “Neeshad Shafi who is inspiring young people across the Middle-East to fight for a sustainable future. Who voice you must hear.”

Shafi is currently the Executive Director at the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar and the Curator at Global Shapers (Doha Hub) with World Economic Forum, +SocialGood Fellow 2020 by United Nations Foundation; named by the European Commission as Peace Ambassador to One Young World Summit 2017; MENA Coordinator Ambassador at One Young World; Global Youth Climate Network Ambassador; President, We Make Change Qatar; Associate at Youth Climate Lab, Global Communication Coordinator at Womenpreneur; Country Organizer at Earth Hour Qatar. Also he is on board of CoalitionWILD Steering Committee, Climate Action Network (CAN) Arab World and Global Shapers Climate and Environment Steering Committee.

Neeshad Shafi Speaking Topics

  • Youth Climate Movements in the Middle East

  • Role of Youth and Civil Society in the Fight Against Climate Change

  • Climate Change and Sustainability Policy Expertise and Consultation

  • Climate Change Issues in the Middle East

Neeshad Shafi Videos

  • The Security Implications of Climate Change
    Alexandria Villaseñor, Neeshad Shafi, Jill Duggan, James Appathurai, and Jeff Goodell tackle the threats that climate change pose to international...
  • Climate Action: Time for Arab Youth to Lead | Neeshad Shafi
    Mr. Shafi is an individual whose vast knowledge and panel of experience in climate activism motivate him to bring about the change he wants.
  • MENA Youth Involvement in Environment and Climate Action
    Why do young and educated people in Palestine turn their back to the cities, to work the land instead? How do young activists in Iraq campaign for...

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Neeshad Shafi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Youth Climate Movements in the Middle East , Role of Youth and Civil Society in the Fight Against Climate Change, Climate Change and Sustainability Policy Expertise and Consultation and Climate Change Issues in the Middle East. The estimated speaking fee range to book Neeshad Shafi for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Neeshad Shafi generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Shellenberger, Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. Jonathan Foley, Wanjira Mathai and Amy Myers Jaffe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Neeshad Shafi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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