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Isaac Morunga

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader

Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa

Isaac Morunga is a Sales Excellence Manager for Microsoft Australia & New Zealand. Alongside this, Isaac currently serves as the Global Chapter Lead for Indigenous at Microsoft Employee Resource Group (ERG) – overseeing the organisations Indigenous ERG Chapters in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Pasifika Network. Isaac is one of the youngest ERG Leadership Team members across Microsoft globally.

Isaac’s driven by a goal to uplift and extend the ladder of opportunity that he’s been afforded in his tenure, to others – with a particular focus on Indigenous communities and those more broadly from underrepresented or marginalised communities.

“UNESCO’s founding vision of being relentless in the pursuit of peace through intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity, resonates now more than ever before. Collectively, we all have the power to create ripples in the spaces we occupy and the kaupapa of a UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader aligns with my passion to speak to the pillars of education, science, and culture to further global peace and enable others to thrive in the various spaces they reside,” says Isaac.

“I love homing in on opportunities that enable me to advocate and scale-out impact at numerous tables of influence to bring about genuine and sustainable change for the communities I am situated in - locally and abroad.”

Isaac is a graduate of the University of Auckland and holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. Through his studies, Isaac was provided with opportunities to dabble in demography research and statistics education; he mentored fellow peers in various programs and held positions in external executive committees as the youngest council elect.

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