What: MSc International Public policy and Diplomacy lecture series
When: 13:00-15:00 on Monday, the 28th of November 2016
Who: Ms Saba Loftus (Director Head of International Policy & Stockholm Food Forum)
Where: C_CONN_C (Connolly Building UCC – campus map)
Saba started her career working for the private sector (Amazon.com) before moving to Guyana as ONF International’s Chargée de Mission for a REDD+ technical cooperation project in the Guiana Shield EcoRegion. After her time with ONF International, as an Associate Programme Officer for the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitating civil society engagement with the UN and a Programme Officer for Global Policy Watch. Her achievements include contributing to publications such as “Fit for whose purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations” and editing UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook 5 for Youth.
In parallel with her career, Saba also held a number of youth leadership roles including as Communications Director for the International Youth Council (elected) and Rio+Twenties (Belgium based NGO). She also served as Organising Partner for the UN Major Group of Children and Youth constituency, coordinating policy advocacy capacity building and engagement with Rio+20 / & the Post-2015 negotiation processes leading to Agenda 2030.