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Sam Loni is the Manager of SDSN Youth, coordinating all global youth and student activities in the network, including the Local Pathways Fellowship, the Global Schools Program, the SDG Student Program and the Youth Solutions Community.

Sam is also a leading member of SDSN’s new Financing for Sustainable Development initiative – Move Humanity, where he helps coordinate efforts to mobilize global funding and resources to close the SDG financing gap.

Previously, Sam worked at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), one of the leading interdisciplinary research and education institutes for sustainable development around the globe.

Sam has received a number of awards and honours for his leadership, including the John Bertrand Leadership Series, the Harvard WorldMUN Diplomacy Award and the Resolution Project’s Social Venture Challenge. In 2015, he was shortlisted for the Victorian Student of the Year Award – Internationalisation, and in 2017, he became a finalist for the Sir John Monash Scholarship Awards.

He has served as an advisor to several prominent working groups, including the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group, Harvard Social Venture Challenge, Commonwealth Science Industry Research Organisation (CSIRO) National Outlook Project and the Australian government’s innovationXchange program. He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post (US) and News24, covering issues such as human rights, peace & security, sustainable development and international law and was recently recognised as a young peacebuilder by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum for his work.