August 12 is International Youth Day and for that day, we are handing over our Twitter account to Laveza Khan, a member the Emerging Leaders Network. Laveza will highlight the role of young people in strengthening and promoting the international development sector and the broader civil society community.
As the Gender Equality & Sustainable Development Coordinator at Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Laveza is responsible for supporting and advocating for civil society organization (CSOs) in Alberta that are working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. Through her work, Laveza engages with civil society, private sector and multiple levels of government to work collectively to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in Alberta, Canada and around the world.
She completed her postgraduate studies at Humber College in International Development and has an Honours BA from McMaster University in Labour Studies and Sociology. Laveza is the North American Representative on the Action for Sustainable Development’s Facilitation Group. In 2018, Laveza was selected for the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program and is committed to advancing gender equality and women’s rights both locally and globally.