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REGIONAL JUDGING
COMMITTEE

Asia Pacific Regional Ozone2Climate Art Contest

See our Judging Committee Members

      The Judging Committee members have considered various criteria and factors in giving their votes to select the artworks that best represent the concept of Ozone2Climate art contest.

         Regional Winners will be selected based on the votes from all three source, Public Voting (30%), National Ozone Units Voting (35%) and the Regional Judging Commitee Voting (35%).

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Communications Specialist, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office

                               “We have a lot to learn from the voices of the Youth.

                               Their passion and demand for change is undeniable!”

              Ms. Mayan Mojado is a communications specialist and have been working for the UN Environment Programme for over 10 years managing the Asia-Pacific’s digital communication channels. She makes sure that UNEP’s priorities and key messages are shared effectively by toning down technical jargons to simple terms.

Ms. Imae Ann Mojado

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Indigenous Engagement Specialist in UNESCO office, Kathmandu

                                  “Let’s take action before ozone become No-zone. It is
                                         now or never because tomorrow never comes”


       Ms. Barsha Lekhi is an environmental activist holding Masters’ degree in Environmental Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and is the awardee of the Silver Jubilee Scholarship. Barsha is passionate about research and advocacy for environment protection as well as the rights of indigenous peoples and women. In the year 2016, she won the title of Miss Nepal International 2016, the first ever awardee from Tharu community and represented Nepal in Miss International held in Japan where she won People’s Choice Award. Same year, she was nominated as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Clean Up Nepal Campaign. She worked as National Indigenous Peoples Fellow in the UNDP-GEF- Small Grants Programme. She is also appointed as Advisor in Earth Day Network, Nepal. At present, she is working as Indigenous Engagement Specialist in UNESCO office in Kathmandu.

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Ms. Barsha Lekhi

Foggy Mountains
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Mahidol University

Center for Biomedical and Robotics Technology, Faculty of Engineering

                “As the drivers of today and leaders of tomorrow, youth engagement

                          with environmental activities consolidates their roles and

                                       responsibilities for a healthier biosphere”

            Branesh M. Pillai received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Mahidol University, Thailand in 2019, a Masters by Research in Control Systems from the University of Moratuwa in 2013, and Bachelor’s Degree from Anna University, India in 2007. He is currently the Faculty Member at the Center for Biomedical and Robotics Technology (BART LAB), Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, and a Center Principle Researcher at Clinical Anatomy and Research Education (CARE LAB), Ramathabodi Hospital, Mahidol University. His main fields of expertise include Medical Robotics and the work related to Robot-Assisted Surgery, Advanced Motion Control, Biomechanics, and Rough Terrain Rescue Robot is the area of his interest systems. Moreover, he was one of the judging committee panel members for the Ozone2Climate national level Art Contest 2021- 2022, organized by The United Nations Environment Programme and the National Ozone Unit, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

Dr. Branesh Madhavan Pillai

Artist / Art Specialist

Head-Painting Department , Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University

                                          "Art heals heart, Art heals the world"


           Mr. Theekawut Boonvijit is a Thai artist and Art teacher who graduated a bachelors and master's degree from the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, Silpakorn University. With knowledge of painting skills, he won many awards in the national arts forum also had his own art Exhibition both national and international levels.

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Mr. Theekawut Boonvijit

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Youth Representative

Founding Member of Hong Kong Youth for Climate Action
(HKYCA)

                 "Ozone2Climate Art Contest establishes a platform for youths to ramp up

         the climate ambition of global leaders through creation and advocacy, facilitating

          the urgently needed transitions for ozone and climate protection in Asia Pacific”


               Natalie Chung Sum Yue is a leading climate advocate and social entrepreneur born and raised in Hong Kong. At the age of 18, she co-founded V’air Hong Kong, a social enterprise which promotes low-carbon local tourism as means to mitigate climate change. At the policy level, Natalie is committed to advancing carbon neutrality in Hong Kong and mainland China. She has been appointed to serve at advisory councils of the Hong Kong Government, including the Council for Sustainable Development
and Green Tech Fund Assessment Committee. She has published research on the climate resilience of Hong Kong's electricity grid and completed master research on sensitive intervention points to accelerate energy decarbonisation in Beijing and Hong Kong. Natalie holds an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management (Distinction) at University of Oxford as the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholar, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Resource Management (First Class).

Ms. Natalie Chung Sum Yue