The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) welcomed two participants to its newly launched Youth Knowledge Exchange Programme.
“This is part of our collaboration with the UNFCCC Youth Constituency YOUNGO. The experts will be working with us for four months on youth and gender engagement and we are very happy to have them in our team. They share their expertise with the CTCN Secretariat and strengthen linkages between the Centre and different institutions”, says CTCN Director Dr. Rose Mwebaza.
Eluar Fuchs is joining the CTCN as a youth engagement specialist. He will be working with the CTCN for four months to identify youth climate stakeholders and innovators; develop youth and technology content;and provide recommendations for future CTCN youth engagement. He started as a co-founder of a stakeholder engagement start up before working on a digital and cultural transformation program in the automotive industry at AUDI. Prior to joining the CTCN, Eluar supported the internal and external activities of the office of the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and a MSc. in Social Entrepreneurship & Management from Roskilde University in Denmark. He is Mexican/German, also a certified Meditation and QiGong Instructor.
Maria Alejandra Aguilar Herrera will be serving as a gender specialist. Over the next four months, she will be focusing on supporting the Gender-Just Climate Solutions Programme; the establishment of a gender roster; performing a gender analysis of technical assistance; and proposing future gender and technology activities. Maria is an environmental lawyer from Colombia, and her previous work focused on the promotion of human and environmental rights in climate action and sustainable development, including indigenous peoples’ rights. Maria holds an MSc in Sustainability Science from the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, a joint Diploma with The University of Tokyo, Japan; and an LLB from Los Andes University, Colombia.