“SPARK is honored to participate in the AFS Youth Assembly and to discuss how we can strengthen global partnership for sustainable development.”

Meri de Campos is SPARK Programme, Inception & Learning Manager. She has more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurship and programme management in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. In her capacity, she designs and manages multi-stakeholder partnerships in programmes addressing the current refugee crises in Europe and the Middle East.

Her programmes focus on empowering youth by providing them with the knowledge, skills and tools to set up and grow their business or find employment. She also managed a European Network for migrant entrepreneurs in 18 countries. Having been a young entrepreneur, Meri’s constantly working to co-create programmes that help youth reach their full potential and launch their enterprises in regions affected by conflict, climate crisis and displacement.  She holds a bachelor’s in Architecture and a master’s in Social Science.

Meri will speak on a panel titled, “SDG 17: Where do we go from here? “