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Keynote - Melati Wijsen

When Youth lead the way

Melati Wijsen is a 20-year-old Indonesian activist and change-maker. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early and has since been honored by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30. Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer-to-peer programmes and providing them the tools they need to be change makers.

You can watch Melati's teaser video here!


PhD Researcher
King's College London
United Kingdom

Session speakers

Activist and change-maker
Melati will share with us the importance of empowering young people and will be sharing her own experience as a change-maker