Future Leaders Network

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Jordan Abdi

Jordan is a medical student at Imperial College London, having graduated with first class honours and a Neuroscience degree. He is a co-founder of the London Forum for Science and Policy, a think tank that aims to act a bridge between academics and policymakers. LFSP has commissioned several policy papers on a range of science and health issues, and has sent delegations to present research nationally and internationally.

Jordan’s interests are in global health, public policy, and sustainable development. He is currently London Branch Editor at Polygeia where he leads 4 research teams. The work focusses on technology’s role in the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases, particularly in light of the recent EU refugee crisis.

Jordan has been selected as the Head Delegate of the UK Delegation to the Y7 Summit 2017.

Edith is an interdisciplinary undergraduate student, activist, and social enterprise enthusiast, currently living in Hong Kong and exploring social issues and innovations.

She has been working extensively with organisations such as Bite The Ballot and IDEAS Globally on youth engagement through many mediums including democratic participation campaigns, collaborative filmmaking, and youth-led issue-based research.

Edith is notably concerned about the gaps in understanding and empathy between British communities, and also the institutions that exist to serve them, and is currently working on finding creative ways to engage and empower communities to tackle these misconceptions head on.

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Edith Whitehead

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Dunola Olapado

Dunola Oladapo is an FX Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She was the UK ambassador to the G[irls]20 Summit, after which she founded a post-summit initiative to empower girls in her local community called, Luton Lights. She sits on the #iWill Fund Leadership Board where she influences how investment is allocated to increase UK youth social action by 2020.

Dunola will serve as the UK ‘production, innovation and digitalisation’ delegate to the 2017 Youth G7 summit.

Zeba is a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Warwick. She has worked actively with the Municipal Government of Guangzhou, China to help catalyse innovation by creating policies to help introduce modern methods of waste management and environmental preservation in a fairly traditional society. Zeba is particularly involved in raising awareness amongst the youth about sustainable development and innovation and has worked with organisations such as AIESEC to deliver youth empowerment sessions in countries including the UK, Germany and China to do this.


Zeba Zaidi