Okan Dursun

Okan Dursun

Okan Dursun has recognized as one of the 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the start of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2022. 

Okan is the Founding Member of Twin Science, the world’s first ed-tech company that combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning with SDGs education for young people to raise them as tomorrow’s changemakers. Twin Science has reached more than one million young people with Twin STEM Kits and the Twin mobile app in over 70 countries. Twin Science has been recognized as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, won BETT Awards 2020 and the Silver Play for Change Award from Toy Industry of Europe.  

As a student, Okan started his journey with the Young Guru Academy, one of Turkey’s leading NGOs, while studying at university. He was selected as one of the 50 young talents among 50,000 applicants to develop impact-driven projects for refugees, orphans, the visually impaired, and others through volunteerism.  

Passionate about eliminating inequality in education worldwide, Okan has also been leading a social responsibility project called the World Science Movement (WSM). The project aims to give children better access to STEM education. WSM has reached over 500,000 underprivileged children in Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Turkey. Okan believes that no curious mind should be left behind and he is dedicated towards working for this purpose until reaching all young people around the world.  

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  • Organization
    United Nations Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
  • Profession
    SDG Young Leader at the Office
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28 March 2023
16:00 - 17:30 CEST Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EDT, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Okan Dursun (United Nations Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth), Pierre Dillenbourg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Tony Belpaeme (Ghent University)...

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