Tareq Hassan

Founder, Arab Youth Sustainable Development Network (AYSDN), Yemeni/Yemen
Tareq Hassan
Founder, Arab Youth Sustainable Development Network (AYSDN), Yemeni/Yemen

Tareq has more than seven years of experience in organizational management, humanitarian work, environment, human rights, peace, youth development, politics, gender equality, climate change, and sustainable development policy. He was nominated as the United Nations Environment (UNEP) Regional Representative for Major Groups and Stakeholders (Civil Society) for the West Asia region during the UNEP Consultative Meeting (November 2015 and September 2017). He was appointed as the chairman of International Youth Council - Yemen in 2012 as well as the national coordinator of the Arab Youth Climate Movement in Yemen since 2013.

He is the founder and head of Arab Youth Sustainable Development Network (AYSDN). He has also worked as an advisor for non-government organization locally in Yemen and in the Arab Region,  especially for sustainable development policy and development projects. He has conducted numerous trainings for youth development, education for sustainable development and participated in numerous international conferences, summits, workshops, round tables in Europe, Africa, Asia and MENA.

In April 2018, he was nominated as the MENA regional focal point for disaster risk reduction for United Nations MGCY working group. He also has been appointed as the global executive director policy and advocacy at the International Youth Council since February 2018.  

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Malaya and has taken numerous professional training courses in leadership, management, and research, gaining a diploma in economic development from the American University in Cairo in 2014. He also hold a master’s degree in management of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the University of LUMSA Italy.


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