september, 2021

05sep14:3016:00Event OverFeaturedVirtual EventOpen Forum: How Can MUN Support Agenda 2030 and Drive Change for the SDGs?Matthew Oh, Jaideep Singh, Defne Yaman, and Mohammed Mostafa14:30 - 16:00

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Matthew Oh: My passion for student leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was first kindled through participation in Model UN. Since then, I have sought out and obtained numerous opportunities to advance my interests, especially through MUN Impact. As the current Co-Secretary-General of MUN Impact, I have been afforded an enriching experience in leadership for grassroots and student action.

Jaideep Singh: Jaideep Singh is currently the Head of the Online Model United Nations (OMUN) program at MUN Impact. Prior to this, he served as the first Secretary-General of MUN@Home, a novel program which grew exponentially in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic as one of the largest SDG Education initiatives across the globe. He has been involved in the MUN circuit for over 5 years, with its roots in Doha, Qatar where he served as a chair several times, as well as the Deputy Secretary-General of THIMUN Qatar 2019, the largest MUN Conference in the Middle East with over 2000 participants. In October 2020, he was nominated by MUN Impact to be the Youth Moderator for the International Day of Peace Observance (IDP) organized by the UN Department of Global Partnerships, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. Jaideep is a strong believer in the Sustainable Development Goals as a tool to catalyse ground level action driven by community involvement. He is especially enthusiastic about education, sustainable cities and energy, and believes that scientific studies and engineering should be governed by SDG driven policies to achieve real change in society.

Outside of the Model UN world, Jaideep is a Chemical Engineering student at NTU Singapore, and is involved in research around computational catalytic development. He is an aspiring academic, an avid reader, and involved hands-on with the daily functioning of MUN Impact and its programs.

Defne Yaman: Defne Yaman is a 17 year-old Turkish girl. Her role in the 3E summit is DSG of Admin, which means she, alongside two Assistant DSGs, will be responsible for the admin team. She has been doing MUN for the past five years and has been a member of MUN Impact’s team for more than a year. During the forum, she will be present as the program head of MUN Chez Vous, a free French program of MUN Impact, aiming to teach MUN and debating skills to high school students. She will talk about how her experiences were impactful towards the SDGs.

Mohammed Mostafa: Mostafa is the Director of University Online Model UN (uniO-MUN) and Co-Deputy Secretary-General of the Europe region for University MUN Impact (uni-MUNI). He has seven years of excellent Model UN experience as a delegate, moderator, chair, trainer, club and conference advisor. He has completed “Directors Training Institute Certification Level 2: Advancing Student Leadership” to become a certified Model UN Director in 2019.

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