Founder, Young Speakers
Caroline Assaf is a social entrepreneur and a sustainability professional with a passion for youth and cities. She is the founding director for Young Speakers, a social initiative empowering youth through communications and connections to drive positive change in their lives and their communities. She was actively engaged in a range of international social and economic development projects, through her consulting business and beyond. As a member of the advisory board to the World Economic Forum’s initiative “Shaping the Future of Urban Development and Services” and as the former president of Sustainable Cities International, Caroline collaborated closely with an international network of cities and industry partners on knowledge mobilization and exchange efforts related to municipally-based sustainability projects. She also served as the director of a government-funded youth internship program, working closely with Canadian youth based in Latin America and Africa, to address local and global issues through innovation and collaboration Currently Caroline is completing a Masters in Sustainable Development Practice with a focus on social innovation at the Harvard Extension School.