Hadia Sheerazi is a Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Hadia’s research and advocacy work is focused on the intersections of sustainability, climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR), gender, and peace and security.
She has served as an Ambassador for the ONE Campaign, Girl Rising, Half the Sky, and A World at School, and was a two-term Youth Delegate at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forums and World Bank Youth Summits. Hadia was named a “Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment” by UN Women’s EmpowerWomen initiative, and was invited to the inaugural United State of Women (USOW) Summit by the White House Council on Women and Girls as a “Nominated Changemaker." She is a former Net Impact Climate Fellow, United Nations SDSN Local Pathways Fellow, Youth Expert in the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN), and Honorary Advisory to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development at the United Nations.
Hadia is the first winner of the United Nations Development Programme-administered King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for contributions towards achieving targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the recipient of the Morton Deutsch Award for Social Justice for her independent research project on inequalities faced by women and girls in sports.
She has served on the Board of the Young Women’s Council of the High Water Women Foundation, was a mentor in Girls Write Now, Inc., an Amplifier for Girl Be Heard, and member of the Grants Advisory Committee of The New York Women’s Foundation. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) Young Professionals Network.
Hadia holds a dual master of science degree in Sustainability Management and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and graduated as Class Speaker and Student Marshall with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and Economics from St. John’s University.