Rayan Kassem


Rayan is the West Asia Regional Director for Youth4Nature. He is one of the national coordinators for the Global Youth Biodiversity Network activities in Lebanon, a youth council member at Real Food Systems, the Regional Youth Focal Point for the MENA in support of the Food Systems Summit 2021, a member on the youth pledge for the UN Food Systems Summit, and the thematic facilitator for nature and food security on the steering committee for UNEP MGCY.

Rayan’s expertise spans across biodiversity protection, nature-based solutions, climate justice, and water consumption and diets in which he is an author to a publication.

Rayan believes that advocating for the protection of nature through youth engagement on a continuous basis is necessary amid the region’s instability and is eager to grow the potential for nature protection in West Asia and Globally.

He holds a double masters degree in Environmental Sciences attained in Austria and Denmark. He has previously worked with UNDP-Lebanon, Greenpeace, and corporate GHG emission accounting in Denmark.
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