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Valentina Aversano-Dearborn

Co-Founder and Executive Director, ViA: Forum for Sustainable Visions in Action

Valentina is one of the co-founders and co-directors of ViA, a youth empowerment NPO with a base in Germany&Austria and youth projects on the SDGs world-wide. With a background in freelance journalism and over 7 years in the academic world of sustainability research, she invests now 100% of her time into building engaging programs, games, workshops and trainings for youth and young multipliers (e.g. teachers, young professionals). The goal is to get young people empowered for a future in which sustainable consumption and production is the new norm. ViAs main tools for transformation are: design thinking, dynamic facilitation, storytelling4change, and virtual peer-learning formats.