Kaya bio

Kaya Freeman

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader

Kaya currently works as a senior advisor in climate change strategic policy for central government, and has focused her career on combatting climate change, embedding sustainable practices into our communities, and building a society that enables people and nature to thrive.

Kaya has lived around the world and feels a strong connection to many peoples and lands and is dedicated to finding pathways for peace and prosperity for her scattered community. Her desire for unity and cooperation resonates strongly with UNESCO's aims to use education and evidence to enable genuine, long-lasting peace.

Kaya is committed to caring for the planet to ensure a viable and sustainable environment for future generations. She spends every spare moment in nature, sailing, kayaking and mountain climbing.

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