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Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne
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Twenty-four-year-old Anoka Abeyrathne is an environmental conservationist, eco-social entrepreneur and youth policy advocate. She is the youngest female to be awarded the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development and named on the 25 List of the Most Influential and Powerful Young Persons of the World 2012.

Recognized as a British Council International Climate Champion and Active Citizen, Abeyrathne’s efforts through Growin’ Money –- has lead to over 40,000 replanted Mangroves and a social enterprise/education program helping over 5,000 villagers in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Abeyrathne is one of the first and youngest World Economic Forum Global Shapers in Sri Lanka and a Royal Commonwealth Society Associate Fellow. She is the youngest of the 18 Shapers of the United Nations World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Council working on mainstreaming sustainability with the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

Anoka graduated with a LLB(Hons) from the University of London and is reading for her Masters in Developmental Economics through the University of Colombo.

Abeyrathne is a contributor on enterprise, education and business issues through platforms of the like of TEDx, Commonwealth Meetings and World Economic Forum.

Entries by Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne

Deciding Our Future -- Internally

(6) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 5:43 AM

When I was just but a year old, the first IPCC predicted that GHG emissions from developed nations would be a future threat to climate change. In 1995, the "threat" was seen to be more imminent.

The need for climate justice for the developing nations arose in the 2007 Conference...

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Youth for Climate

(5) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 7:00 AM

The Past

Sri Lanka.

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Granary of the Indian Ocean. These are terms that were used to describe Sri Lanka by ancient explorers and people who set eyes upon the beautiful island. A resourceful ocean, serene lakes and forests with beautiful flora and fauna. Healthy...

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Eco-Entrepreneurship, Music Videos and a World of Change!

(5) Comments | Posted April 22, 2012 | 1:00 AM

This is part of our new series "Gen: Change," in partnership with Youth Service America, featuring stories from the 25 most influential and powerful young people in the world. Click here to read more about Anoka and her amazing story....

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