Natalie Esmail
Youth Engagement Lead for the NLG Tech Summit 2019


Natalie leads the youth engagement and coordination workstream of the 2019 No Lost Generation Tech Summit, in collaboration with the Youth Advisory Board – a committee selected to shape the summit through an election process on the MENA Regional Adolescent and Youth Advisory Majlis (RAYAM).

She brings her experience of working in Palestine, Portugal and Jordan, among other regional level engagements. While at UNICEF MENA Regional Office, she developed and led the Voices of Youth Arabic platform working with a diverse group of youth bloggers, reaching 80,000+ readers per month between 2016 to 2019. She has been engaged in multiple regional platforms including the Participatory Action Research since 2016, Regional Evidence Symposium on Adolescents and Youth in both 2017 and 2018, the 2018 World Youth Forum, among others, where she played an active role in ensuring ensured meaningful engagement of young people from all the region.

Natalie’s channels her passion for actively ensuring meaningful engagement of young people and her natural capacity for leading youth consultation processes to the task of representing and amplifying the voices of young people and developing their capacities – particularly those voices less heard in the MENA region.