Global Voices for Change

Meet young activists around the world who are tackling tough issues in their home countries

The Office of International Development's virtual conversation series, "Global Voices for Change," connects students and faculty with recent alums of IU’s international exchange programs, including the Mandela Washington Fellowship and other global youth leadership programs. These young professionals from around the world engage in grassroots work that aligns with and advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Each Global Voices for Change event focuses on a specific UN SDG and features different panelists representing diverse countries and regions. These interactive sessions welcome experience-sharing and engaged conversation among all participants.  Events are free and open to the public.

Check the OVPIA Event Calendar for upcoming conversations.

Find recordings of past events:
April 16, 2021: N’Zani Kassim Zani heads the Hijabi Mentorship Program in Kenya and centers her work around gender equality (UNSDG #5). Melaku Tekle Zengeta leads the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, and he is dedicated to reducing inequality for people with disabilities (UNSDG #10). Both panelists are alumni of IU’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Leadership in Civic Engagement Institute.