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The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Announces the 2024 RE.GENERATION Future Leaders Cohort


Press release

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation unveils the inspiring young minds chosen for the second edition of its RE.GENERATION Future Leaders Programme. This exceptional cohort of thirteen individuals, under the age of 35, represents a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise – from science and activism to entrepreneurship and media, among others. United by a shared passion for environmental protection, they are poised to become the architects of a sustainable future.

Meet the Changemakers:

  • Sheherazade (Indonesia): Co-Executive Director of PROGRES, a leading Indonesian NGO strengthening local leadership in protecting endemic wildlife.
  • John Boghosian (Lebanon): Healthcare entrepreneur, COO and co-founder of Pangea Bio, a company dedicated to accelerating modern drug discovery with nature-inspired science.
  • Nisreen Elsaim (Sudan): Climate activist and founder of the Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change.
  • Nicolas Sdez (France): Sailor, Engineer-turned-Entrepreneur, MBA, Co-Founder at PRONOE.
  • Nicolò Di Tullio (Italy): International Olympic Committee Young Leader, promoting environmental responsibility within the sporting world.
  • Shradha Pandey (India): Founder of the Grassroots Energy Management Support (GEMS) project, focused on bringing about an inclusive energy transition in rural India.
  • Sue Whisky (Malawi): Global advocate and founder of ENM, empowering communities with solar irrigation, corncob briquettes and reforestation.
  • Ezequiel Vedana (Brazil): Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Piipee, a company tackling sanitation challenges with innovative technology.
  • Gab Mejia (Philippines): Multimedia artist and National Geographic Explorer, using storytelling to ignite a conversation about our ecological crises for socio-environmental justice.
  • Denise Nicolau (Mozambique): Ecologist and IUCN Regional Coastal and Ocean Manager, working to protect the Western Indian Ocean through the Great Blue Wall initiative.
  • Carla Gautier (Puerto Rico): Architect and Founder of KONTi, a design firm dedicated to building innovative structures that use up-cycled shipping containers which are more resistant to natural disasters.
  • Prabakaran A. (India): Architect and City planner, advancing environmental sustainability and climate resilience within urban areas.
  • Ali Alabyadh (Saudi Arabia): Geologist and marine scientist, focused on coral reef conservation and restoration, striving to protect the ocean while ensuring sustainable development along the Red Sea coast.

Empowering the Next Generation, a two-weeks training campus in Monaco starting on Monday 10 June:

These future leaders convene in Monaco for a transformative two-week program from 10 to 20 June 2024. The RE.GENERATION Future Leaders Campus will provide them with the tools and support they need to thrive:

  • Leadership and Communication Skills Development: Workshops and personalized coaching led by renowned institutions like the University of Edinburgh and INSEAD Executive Education will sharpen their ability to lead and inspire change.
  • Masterclasses from Renowned Experts: Gain invaluable insights from renowned personalities in the field.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Build lasting connections with fellow changemakers and forge powerful partnerships to address environmental challenges.

At the end of the campus, the Foundation will offer these young talents access to its network in order to give them maximum visibility by providing them with a wide range of opportunities: speaking at international events, taking part in media programmes or interviews, dedicated articles on the Foundation's communication channels. This tailor-made communications and public relations support is one of the major differentiating features of the Re.Generation initiative.

The Re.Generation network is animated throughout the year to encourage exchanges between its members and stimulate a group dynamic that could give rise to new projects to protect the environment.

The RE.GENERATION Future Leaders Programme is made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners: Boustany Foundation, Cuomo Foundation, Moët Hennessy, ChangeNOW, IUCN, Jackson Wild, ClimateImpact, National Geographic, One Young World, Una Terra Venture Capital Fund, Kofi Annan Foundation, Young Activists Summit, International University of Monaco, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Saudi Red Sea Authority, Fondation Mohammed VI pour la protection de l'environnement, and The University of Edinburgh.