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

About Us

Who We Are

The NewNow tackles the world’s toughest challenges by amplifying, supporting, and developing passionate rising leaders with clear purpose.

As a group, The NewNow Leaders build upon their experience by working together to accomplish change through collective action.

The NewNow’s objective is to ensure that the voices of rising leaders are heard  and that their agenda is implemented.

We aim to achieve deep, sustainable, and transformative global impact.

The NewNow Leaders

Abdalaziz Alhamza

Citizen Journalist & Human Rights Activist

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

Farwiza Farhan

Environmental Activist

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

Roya Mahboob

Tech Entrepreneur & Women’s Rights Activist

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

Victor Ochen

Peace Activist & Youth Advocate

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

Jaha Dukureh

Women’s Rights Activist & Anti-FGM Campaigner

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

Uzodinma Iweala

Social Entrepreneur, Doctor & Author

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

Taylor Wilson

Nuclear Physicist, Science Advocate & Inventor

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

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 farther together.

Our areas of collective action areas over the next year are Digital Futures and Women Rising.

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.


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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