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Natalie Kyriacou OAM

Inspire curiosity.

Natalie Kyriacou OAM

Social Entrepreneur & Activist

About Me

Natalie Kyriacou is an award-winning social entrepreneur, speaker and activist. She is the Founder and CEO of My Green World, the Creator of the award-winning mobile game app, World of the Wild, and the Australian Director of Sri Lankan-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation. She is a sitting member of the IUCN, a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper’, the 2016 winner of Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Award, a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia.

For over ten years, Natalie has been driving positive change worldwide; creating inclusive youth education programs and technologies that increase access to wildlife and environmental conservation and sciences. Her approach has been to spark curiosity among young people by creating entertaining learning technologies that are accessible to all.

Natalie is particularly passionate about ensuring access to education, increasing female participation in science and empowering the next generation of young people to participate in global wildlife and environmental conservation.

Natalie has enjoyed a diverse and fascinating career, from engaging with key government and corporate figures, including hosting the Chinese government in 2017 to providing policy recommendations to the Australian government which was included in the 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper. Natalie has represented Australian on a global stage, advocating for wildlife and the environment, young people, education, increased female representation in STEMM and greater diversity and inclusion across corporate and government sectors.

Qualifications

Master of International Relations, University of Melbourne

Gender, Security and Development in South Asia, University of Delhi (scholarship)

Bachelor of Journalism, Griffith University

Forbes 30 Under 30

Medal of the Order of Australia

Probono Impact25 Award

Global Shaper - World Economic Forum

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