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COP28 Future Leaders

Woman with dark brown wavy hair smiling at camera Rachel Ojo (2020, PPE) has been selected to represent the UK at COP28 next month in Dubai. She was chosen by the Future Leaders Network, which aims to discover and develop the next generation of social, political and economic leaders.

Rachel has served as a member of the UK Youth Parliament and delivered a speech in the House of Commons marking the centenary of women receiving the right to vote. She also led a national campaign in her role as chair of the Youth Select Committee on Knife Crime in Parliament. She helped deliver a report of recommendations to the government on how best to tackle the issue. In recognition of her dedication, she received a BBC Teen Hero award. She was also shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards in the Positive Role Model Award for Age category in 2021.

While at Oxford, Rachel was Vice-President of the Oxford Union and worked as a consultant on the House of Commons BAME advisory group, helping to direct the strategy used by senior members to promote inclusiveness in the workplace. Rachel also previously worked closely with the US embassy and decision-makers in the UK on climate change strategies.

Published: 25 October 2023

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