Bremley Lyngdoh

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Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh
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Born (1974-12-03) December 3, 1974 (age 47)
Shillong
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materKurukshetra University
Occupation
  • Environmental economist
  • social entrepreneur

Dr. Bremley Wanbantei Blah Lyngdoh (born 3 December 1974) is an environmental economist, social entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Worldview Impact Foundation (WIF), a non-profit organization.[1][2][3] Winner of United Nations World Youth Award, Lyngdoh is working towards restoration of degraded mangroves ecosystems along the coastline in Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park, Myanmar along with Arne Fjørtoft.[4][5][6]

Early years

Lyngdoh was born in Shillong, Meghalaya to Eric Bremley Lyngdoh and Dr. Iadamon Blah.[7] He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Kurukshetra University before completing his master's degree in environmental communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication in 1999. Lyngdoh then completed his Master of International Affairs in Environmental Policy Studies from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in 2002 and his Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. He received a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Diplomacy from the University of Geneva in 2008 and completed his dual Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development Studies from the Central University of Nicaragua and the Universidad Azteca in 2012 through the inter-university partnership with the Intercultural Open University Foundation.

Career

In 1999, Lyngdoh co-founded the Global Youth Action Network along with Benjamin Quinto and Jonah Wittkamper. He was appointed as the first Youth Representative of India to the United Nations Millennium Assembly in 2000 by the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[8] Lyngdoh addressed world leaders at the Millennium Assembly on “Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth” as part of implementing the Millennium Development Goals|United Nations Millennium Development Goals.[9] Later on, he joined the Environment Department of the World Bank as an Environmental Policy Analyst.[5]

In 2007, after graduation from the London School of Economics, he founded the social enterprise Worldview Impact Foundation with an objective to mitigate climate change and promote sustainable development.[10]

In 2016 he founded Ecofriend World, a social enterprise with an objective to plant one billion trees by 2030 with different strategic partners around the world.[11][12]

Since 2017 he is serving in the organizing team of the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS) which is part of the Initiatives of Change headquartered in Caux, Switzerland.[7] In 2017, Lyngdoh worked in partnership with the BioCarbon Engineering team in Oxford and won the Bridge Builder Challenge securing a grant of 250,000 dollars from the GHR Foundation in the US to collaborate in planting mangrove trees in the Irrawaddy Delta Region of Myanmar using tree-planting drones.[13][14]

Awards and recognition

  • United Nations World Youth Award (2000)
  • WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Nature Conservation (1998)[15]

References

  1. "Worldview Impact". Real Leaders. p. 38.
  2. Williams, Yee-Liu (2019-06-27). "Manna from heaven". Changemakers. p. 14 - 17.
  3. Rashir, Princess Giri (2019-10-16). "Meghalaya CM flags off 'Ride East' cross-country motorcycle ride". East Mojo. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  4. Reuters (2017-08-21). "Drones on a mission to restore Myanmar's mangrove cover". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bremley W. B. Lyngdoh". IOU Foundation. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  6. "Bremley Lyngdoh - Worldview Impact Foundation, UK". Economia. March 2019. p. 34.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Caux becomes even greener". www.iofc.ch. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  8. "Youth delegates at the 55th GA session". un.org. 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  9. "Agenda Item 103 & 104" (PDF). Permanent Mission of India in New York.
  10. "Success Story - Interview with Bremley Lyngdoh". Global Nomadic. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  11. Lyngdoh, Bremley (2019-12-09). "Combining blockchain and climate action". Blockchain & Climate Institute. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  12. Ibbotson, Sophie (2017-01-01). "Leaving More Than Footprints". Asian Geographic Magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  13. "Deploying Large Scale Reforestation" (Podcast). EarthSelf.
  14. "2017 BridgeBuilder Top Idea: BioCarbon Engineering". GHR Foundation. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  15. Grin (2017-01-01). "The Global Farmer". Medium. Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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