We stand alongside passionate rising leaders tackling the world’s toughest challenges.

About Us

Who We Are

We stand alongside passionate rising leaders tackling the world’s toughest challenges.

We are a collective, working for dignity, equality and justice.

Our aim is to ensure that every rising leader’s voice is heard. Together, we’re creating a stronger future.

We are The NewNow.

The NewNow Leaders

Abdalaziz al-Hamza

Abdalaziz Alhamza

Citizen Journalist & Human Rights Activist

Abdalaziz al-Hamza Abdalaziz is an award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender activist and IT trainer. (more…)

Farwiza Farhan

Farwiza Farhan

Environmental Activist & Advocate

Farwiza Farhan Farwiza is one of the most fearless environmental activist of her generation. (more…)

Roya Mahboob

Roya Mahboob

Tech Entrepreneur & Women’s Rights Activist

Roya Mahboob Roya was one of the first female tech CEOs in Afghanistan. (more…)

Victor Ochen

Victor Ochen

Peace Activist & Youth Advocate

Victor Ochen Victor is the youngest ever African to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. (more…)

Jaha Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh

Women’s Rights Activist & Anti-FGM Campaigner

Jaha Dukureh Jaha is described as the lightning rod for change in The Gambia. (more…)

Jeremy Heimans

Jeremy Heimans

Civil Rights Activist & Movement Builder

Jeremy Heimans Jeremy is described as a wunderkind of digital activism, a world renowned movement builder with unparalleled insight into how power works in the 21st century. (more…)

Uzodinma Iweala

Uzodinma Iweala

Social Entrepreneur, Doctor & Author

Uzodinma IwealaUzo is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and medical doctor. (more…)

Dr Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit

Security, Peace & Women’s Rights Advisor

Dr Alaa Murabit Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. (more…)

Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson

Nuclear Physicist, Science Advocate & Inventor

Taylor Wilson Taylor is a physicist who, at 14 became the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion, building a reactor capable of smashing atoms in a plasma core at over 500 million degrees Fahrenheit (40 times hotter than the core of the sun) in his parents’ garage. (more…)

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What We Do

We act now, for tomorrow. Over half the world’s population is under 30 with the power to make change happen. Through our collective strength, learning from each other and the leaders before us, we can go further together.

Our action areas over the next year are Digital Futures and Women Rising. We’re also working to identify how we can play our part in achieving a safer, peaceful and regenerated planet.

We start now.

The NewNow is an independent not for profit organisation governed by The NewNow Leaders. Our activities are funded by a small group of committed philanthropists. The NewNow was incubated by Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of Virgin Group.

Contact

We’d love to hear your thoughts about The NewNow, our action areas and how we can best contribute to making change happen.

 

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