Hajar is a former UN Youth Representative for the Netherlands. During her mandate as a Youth Delegate Hajar gathered input from young people on topics such as the climate crisis, the Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights and Security. That input was presented through speeches that Hajar gave at the UN. During the General Assembly, High-Level Political Forum, UN Climate Action Summit but also in conversation with (prime)-ministers, legislators and politicians. Currently, she works on enhancing youth participation, climate action and human rights work as a public speaker, advocate and consultant.
As part of Network 2100 Hajar also advocates for the inclusion of young people in (supervisory) boards of corporations. She is a bridge between the corporate world and her activistic-generation and advocates for ways in which firms can embody sustainability, climate action and a broad definition of prosperity. She studies International Business at the university, which adds to her knowledge of both businesses and the transition with regards to ESG that current-day issues require.
‘It was our great pleasure to work with Hajar for our virtual event on the International Human Rights Day 2021 dedicated to the human right to participation for children and young persons in climate and environmental protection! Most passionate about the topic, with a very positive and pragmatic attitude and in a very professional manner Hajar provided the backdrop for the panelists to shine and have an impact on the audience. Hajar has an amazing ability to capture the public’s attention and reinforce the message of the event. We fully subscribe to the compliment from our keynote speaker Dr. David R. Boyd, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment: “Great moderation Hajar”!’
‘In my career I have seen few more skilled and all-round speakers and moderators than Hajar. Truly. I am privileged to have seen many of her performances and also to have worked with Hajar. She is extremely energetic in a positive manner, extraordinarily funny, genuinely committed and very intelligent. Her expertise includes Gen Z, inclusiveness and corporate sustainability, but is not limited to these topics as she can contribute to many more, as she prepares very professionally, empathically and learns quickly. I sincerely recommend any organization to work with her!”
“We worked with Hajar for the ITC’s Youth Ecopreneur Awards Pitch and Ceremony. She brought a lot of energy to a 2-hour virtual event, was very engaging in her moderation, and smoothly managed different tasks at the same time.”
‘Hajar had the most difficult task one can request of a speaker; to develop a 2 minute inspirational speech, addressing our wholesale banking clients, on the topic of climate change action. Not only did she bring a truly inspiring story, she delivered it flawlessly and we were impressed with her outstanding presenting skills. She was very highly rated by everyone that had watched the webinar. I can highly recommend Hajar as a speaker!’
It is always a pleasure and honour to work together with Hajar. She impressively combines her knowledge of meaningful youth participation with her experienced moderating skills. We have worked more often with Hajar, but one of the highlights definitely is when she was moderating the Youth at Heart virtual forum. Hajar charismatically handled the main stage in which world leaders, CEOs and young people came together. Hajar is one of our to go to moderators!
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