We are delighted to announce Alexander Woollcombe as a judge on the independent panel for the Global Social Leaders Sustainable Development Goal Competition.

This competition challenges teams of young people around the world to create positive social change through student-led initiatives, designed to address one of more of the United Nations’ 17 global goals; to eradicate extreme poverty, end climate change and eliminate inequality by 2030.

I’m an advocacy, communications and campaigns consultant with over a decade of experience in Foundations, NGOs, international organisations and political parties.

I have worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bono’s ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Peace Child International and a range of smaller NGOs and high profile individuals from David Cameron to

I grew up doing youth empowerment work with my parents’ charity Peace Child I rebelled against musical theatre by going to work for the Tories in the EU and went on to work for Oxfam, the ONE Campaign and Gates Foundation in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Alexander Woolcombe, Director Woollcombe Consulting


Alexander Woollcombe, Director Woollcombe Consulting

GSL Sustainable Development Goal Competition

Launched in 2017 Future Foundations are running two GSL SDG competitions this academic year, open to young people globally. The first of these if for COBIS students and the second for students of all schools. We have been overwhelmed with entries from around the world from Romaina, to Kazakhstan and Venezuela.

Our judges will have a tough job to agree on a winner with an incredible quality of project proposals submitted, which is indicative of the strong sense of participants’ collective social responsibility and global perspective. Empowered to find local solutions to issues as wide ranging as gender equality, health, work and economic growth young people are demonstrating a complex understanding of the 17 global goals, how they interconnect and relate to our everyday lives.

The winners of the competition will be announced by Future Foundations later this year. The winning team from each competition will be invited to attend a Global Social Leaders Catalyst Programme and the opportunity to participate in the GSL World Summit, a 14 day transformational leadership programme in August 2018, for a discounted rate.