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Damian Profeta

Biography

Damian Profeta is a journalist, teacher, and social media consultant from Argentina. He has worked as an advisor and senior consultant in many governmental areas and social programs. He holds an international diploma in Political Theory and Public Administration, and he also studied TV production. Known as a “participaholic”, at the age of 19, Damian founded the Vientos del Sur Association, and from 2002 to 2005 he was its Executive Director. From 1995 to 2009, Damián has held key roles in the most important instances and processes of youth participation both at local and global levels; leading national chapters of worldwide campaigns, offering his expertise in decision-making processes; and executing projects on youth empowerment, promoting new young leaders and partnering with organizations such as UNESCO, the Inter-American Development Bank Youth Program, International Youth Parliament, TakingITGlobal, Global Youth Action Network, and others. He also founded the YouthNetwork Argentina (La Red Joven), an informal e-community that promotes collaboration among youth, which joins together more than 500 young people and organizations in Argentina and other Latin American countries. As a result of his social involvement, Damian Profeta was awarded with the “Top Outstanding Young Persons of Argentina Award 2005” -TOYP Argentina.

Area of Environmental Journalism Interest
Climate Change
Additional Areas of Environmental Journalism Interest
Energy, Council of Partners,

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