What is your super hero name?

The guy with the SDG Tattoo

What is your superpower?

I am part of two student-driven organisations that work with mobilizing, engaging and empowering students across universities in terms of sustainability and the SDGs. Currently, I’m the chairperson for the SDG Student Ambassadors. Our logo reads; “Not Without Agenda”, which stands for this mindset of students that choose to work with projects that make a positive impact for the Sustainable Development Goals. The same mentality is applied when applying for jobs; if we decide to work with companies, we want them to have an agenda for sustainability. SDG Student Ambassadors also organise events and activities to spread awareness regarding the SDGs and to inspire others to work and live more sustainable. Are you a student and this interests you? Contact us!

What SDG is your organization integrating into its core competency?

We use the SDG #17 – Partnership for the Goals, to achieve as many of the other goals as possible. We want to be heard and to share knowledge, it is about sustainable technologies and events that promote equality. We are students from different universities, studying different courses, so we have engineers that we want to show the importance of working with SDGs like #6, #12, #13, among others or business students that can make a big difference for the goals #8, #13 as well. We work in different fields, and we know that we can’t do everything alone, therefore the SDG #17 is so important for us, united we are stronger.

Every hero has a villain – what challenges do you or your targeted group face?

Students are our best friends but being a student driven organization can be a big challenge. Sometimes it is hard to find time and resources for our projects as the members are volunteers and their studies take priority. Usually, members also have study jobs on the side, or are in the middle of their exam’s periods, or have deadlines. We are aware that not everyone is always available, and we must work with this in mind. Another challenge of being students is the fact that our opinion is not always welcome. Unfortunately, many people are not open to take us seriously. But we are aware of the world’s problems. We gather our intel through various sources, study innovations and we think out of the box. We use our free time to volunteer to better our world, but for some people, our opinions are not important as they think we are still “too young”.

What are you doing to overcome your villain?

By making it interesting! That is how I get students to want to invest their free time in the SDG Student Ambassadors. This makes it possible to make good friends and work with something we are passionate about while making the world a better place. In order to gain their respect and trust, I aim to establish partnerships with respected parties, so they can work with us and hopefully agree that our opinion is valid. This way, we can show the world that we are not only here to have a good time, but to also work towards a positive impact. My goal is to establish the SDG Student Ambassadors as a big and strong network, so that our name can gain more power in discussions and when making decision.

Who is your hero and why?

History is filled with amazing people! I have a book in my living room called “People for Peace” with history of people such as Gandhi, Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Eleanor Roosevelt. I would say that these are the names that are heroes to me. But anyone that works and fights for equality, peace and the environment deserve all my respect!

Fact Box

 

  • Company name: SDG Student Ambassadors Denmark
  • Company type: Non-profit
  • SDG Focus: #17 – Partnership for the goals
  • Technology used: Meetings, planning and vision
  • Impact: Implement the SDGs in student’s lives
  • Number of employees: approx. 25 members
  • Country: Denmark
  • Website: Under Development (facebook page)
Visit our SDG Tech Awards Denmark 2019 page, where we celebrated other SDG Super Heroes and sustainable solutions in technology!

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Dr. Ari Johnsson

President, Reykjavik University

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Fellow & Co-Founder of the Tech Advisory Group, at the Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice at Stanford University

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