Our Team

Greshma Pious Raju

Founder and Project Director

Greshma Pious Raju is a young peacebuilder from India who is actively involved in interfaith dialogues and environmental peacebuilding among youth. She worked in different national and international organizations to promote youth engagement in peacebuilding and initiated various projects for empowering women in rural areas of the global south. In 2019, she obtained her MA in International Peace  Studies from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace, familiarising herself with the UN system.  She served as  Youth Ambassador of the United Religions Initiative for several years.  Her interest in environmental peacebuilding and sustainability developed during her internship at Earth Charter International. Currently, she is working as Program Coordinator of Cosmic Community Center in Kerala and leading the global campaign, “One Billion Youth for Peace”. She is exploring new paths to strengthening interconnectedness among youth through online platforms. To complement her goal, she started Ecopeace Teen Cafe in 2021. She is connecting youth from different parts of the world and promoting peace. She believes small acts of love and compassion will create positive changes in the global community.

Daniel William

Global Mentorship Coordinator

Daniel William is currently pursuing his master’s in Human resource management from Loyola College of Social Sciences in Thiruvananthapuram. He is also working as the human capital volunteer of Make a Difference (MAD), an organisation that works towards providing a safe and caring world for children in need of care and protection. He is also a member of many professional associations like Young Indians (YI)-Yuva, National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Project Management Institute(PMI) and Rotaract (Youth wing of Rotary International)

Rocío Milagros Collantes González

Regional Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Rocio obtained her International Postgraduate Course on Climate Change – International Climate Negotiations from the Green Fund, Huancayo, Peru in 2016, as a fellow of the Organization of American States. She is the National Coordinator of the International Network of SDG Promoters Panama since 2020. She received three (3) times the Octavio Méndez Pereira Medal (2015, 2016 and 2017) in the Cultural Category, represented as a Youth Delegate to the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Panama on Student Day. She is currently an International Consultant on Human Rights, International Relations, United Nations System, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change, Earth Charter and International Humanitarian Law.

Arya Meher B S

Regional Coordinator, Asia Region

A student of Ecology Environment and Sustainable Development who was introduced to the world of natural history at a very young age. Visit many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Kerala and India. These journeys have helped her bond with nature, meet new people, and learn the importance of sharing, teamwork, and discipline. While in the forest, silence is golden. This has nurtured in me the habit of keen observation of the surroundings and helps to converse with the inner self. With a strong interest in human-wildlife interactions, ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change with a more holistic approach focusing on sustainable solutions, ecosystem restoration, behavioural change, and documenting and using traditional knowledge systems. She believes that peace within and peace around will help in connecting with nature better and have a sustainable lifestyle.

Shirin Ganji

Regional Coordinator, North America

Shirin Ganji holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto as a Specialist in World Religions and a Major in Philosophy. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Global Intersections which seeks to transform spaces into inclusive hubs that foster community through education, dialogue, and collaboration. She co-founded the Undergraduate Religious Studies Student Association and served as a Multi-Faith Intern at the University of Toronto. An advocate, facilitator, and passionate about intercultural understanding she has conducted workshops and spearheaded numerous events to encourage thought-provoking conversation. Shirin worked in the social service sector to tackle youth and chronic homelessness regionally and was intricate in the development of start-ups and programs.

Ngnedjou Francoise Foute Nwabufo

Regional Coordinator, Africa Region

Nwabufo is the founder of a community-based organisation called Family Health and Development Foundation. She is involved in a network of one health. She trains adolescents and youth in environmental and climate change hazards.