Germany-Alumni portraits

Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

At the age of 25, Indian Arnab Mandal presented his ideas for a “green economy” to the US Congress in Washington, DC. That same year, a DAAD programme brought him to FU Berlin to research sustainable development strategies – a subject that remains close to his heart.

Eddy Odari: “Helping others like others helped me”

“Nothing good happens unless you do it.” This quotation by the famous German writer Erich Kästner could just as easily be the motto of Kenyan-born Germany-Alumnus Eddy Odari. Alongside his career, he has made it his mission to help socially marginalised people.

Olena Lazorenko: Localising the 2030 Agenda in Ukraine

From global to local: Olena Lazorenko is working to ensure that implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine will also supply solutions to the country’s most pressing problems. The Germany-Alumna is paying particular attention to equality for women in business and academia.

Amina Gharred: An SDG ambassador behind the camera

There is no limit to the creative ways in which we can all contribute to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Amina Gharred from Tunisia is an SDG ambassador behind the camera. We talked to her about how she uses photography to encourage people to participate and protect their cultural heritage.