Nudge is proud to announce that Ralien Bekkers, a Nudge alumnus, will be one of the guest speakers at the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2017.
In 2015, Ralien was named the 50th most influential person in sustainability in The Netherlands. She has had a diverse set of experiences including working for the UN Assistant-General in New York City, crowd funding a master’s degree from Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, building a new program on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at Yale, performing research in New Delhi, and being the official Dutch youth representative on sustainable development to the UN. At the moment, Ralien is working at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C., as analyst at the NDC Partnership, engaging directly with countries around the world to implement their commitments on climate change.
Aside from her active career, Ralien is proactive in campaigning for climate action, a frequent youth speaker at conferences, and is engaged in political affairs. Through her social media and personal website Ralien informs people, discusses, and promotes cooperation towards a more sustainable and equal society. That will also be her objective at the Challenge, to share her knowledge from a personal perspective and encourage young professionals to instill change within themselves, their organisations, and their communities. And most importantly, start a dialogue on the key role young leaders can take in the implementation of the SDGs.
In her own words: “We are the makers and shapers of our future society, and it is up to us to implement real solutions and make economic, social and environmental sustainability a reality for all. Let’s work together, and go do it!”
Another important role Ralien is taking upon her during the Challenge is being member of the jury of the first Nudge Global Impact Award.