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Neeshad Shafi

Agents of Change Youth Fellow

Professional affiliation

Co-Founder, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Public Perceptions of Environmental Changes in the GCC Countries


Community Organizing, Youth, Climate Adaptation

Full Biography

Neeshad is an environmentalist and a policy-oriented social change advocate, best known for his work on the youth climate movement, and environmental and climate policies in the Middle East. Since 2015, he has been a prominent presence at international climate summits—especially the UN Climate Summit (COPs)—participating in various capacities. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and is based in Doha, Qatar. He was was named in the Apolitical’s List of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy in 2019 and 2022 respectively. Neeshad is currently the Co-founder & Executive Director at the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, the first registered youth lead non-profit association in the State of Qatar.