Circular Economy, Norway & Netherlands
Erasmus Mundus Scholar
A circular economy is a system where materials never become waste and nature is regenerated, providing a solution towards sustainable consumption and development. As a scholarship recipient for the Erasmus Mundus' International Joint Master's Programme, I combine natural, social and technical sciences to analyse complex problems reated to sustainable development and design solutions and implementation strategies.
Photo credit: East Dunbartonshire Council, Erasmus Mundus
Global Future Cities Programme, Malaysia
UN-Habitat Strategic Advisor, Malaysia
The Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP) provided technical assistance to 19 cities across 10 countries for sustainable development and increased prosperity. Two Malaysian cities, the historic UNESCO-heritage Melaka, and the fast-growing Iskandr Malaysia participated. As the Strategic Advisor and representative of the UN-Habitat in Malaysia, I conducted SDG Project Assessments, facilitated city authorities and relevant stakeholder in planning and capacity building, and ensured interventions were aligned with the New Urban Agenda.
Photo credit: Global Future Cities Programme
Atiqah is an excellent fit for the team. I believe she has managed to build very good rapport with the team as well as the stakeholders. Her input to the deliverables and discussions is always insightful and highly valued. I also very much appreciate that she has made an effort to grow her understanding by reading up on topics related to the projects and sharing relevant articles.
Charlotte Mohn, Consultant
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Atiqah is very knowledgeable and has a helpful personality. With her good communication skills, she is a strong team player who is also highly enthusiastic and not afraid to step up to challenges. Through her, I obtained more insights and knowledge on the SDG goals, and gained experience on tools for measuring alignment of project outcomes with SDG goals.
Danny Giam, Project Manager
The Prince's Trust, United Kingdom
International Youth Leader
The Prince's Trust was established by His Majesty King Charles III, when he was His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, to support the youth in developing essential life skills. As one of the selected International Youth Leaders, I and other youth leaders from 20+ countries designed and implemented community projects to raise awareness on sustainability and make a positive impact.
Photo credit: The Prince's Trust
I admire Atiqah's clarity on any issue. Her personality inspires others!
International Youth Leader from Bangladesh
Atiqah brought sunshine to my life - another thing about sunshine is that it also brings energy!
Sheila Koi Ndirangu
International Youth Leader from Kenya
AYVP Asia Engage, Malaysia
ASEAN Youth Eco Leader
The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme promotes regional integration by enabling youth to participate in volunteer opportunities that build awareness about ecological challenges issues within the southeast Asia region . Together with the other selected ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders, we designed and conducted environment projects in Malaysia. I further represented my fellow ASEAN delegates in a speech to the Minister of Youth and ASEAN ambassadors, as well as becoming a Social Ambassador.
Photo credit: AYVP
I am very thankful to have Atiqah in the group. She is very smart and I love the way she conducts and manages our group! She made everything possible and easy for us!
ASEAN Youth Eco Leader from Brunei
Sound To Sea, United States
The Sound to Sea Program is an Environmental Education Program in the United States, located within a 58-acre barrier island preserve with multiple habitats. As an Environmental Educator, I conducted interactive outdoor classes to help students understand why and how we are tied to the earth.