Melati Riyanto Wijsen

Founder, YOUTHTOPIA and Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Melati is a 21 year old full time changemaker and movement builder. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags at the age of 12, since then, melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has recently co-chaired the World Economic Forum GPAP committee, sat on the inaugural Expert Advisory Panel for the Earthshot Prize, and has had her film, Bigger Than Us, premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021. Today, Melati launched her new company, YOUTHTOPIA, focusing on youth empowerment through short, meaningful peer to peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be changemakers. Her vision is to make YOUTHTOPIA the go to platform for young people to learn about frontline skills.

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