Dina Dragija

Entrepreneur & Founder @Youth Leadership Network

As the Founder of the Youth Leadership Network, she champions the involvement of young minds in shaping our world’s future, with a keen focus on sustainability and the UN’s Agenda 2030.

With a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Master of Science degree in Anthropology of Crime, Violence, and Politics from University College London, Dina brings a multidisciplinary approach to her work. She has further honed her expertise through a Harvard course in Sustainable Business Strategy, positioning herself as a thought leader at the intersection of diplomacy, sustainability, and business.

Dina’s commitment to human security and SDGs brought her role as Partnership Manager and Ambassador for the “Human Security For All” campaign between the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science.

Her engagement with the World Academy of Art and Science as a young member underscores her dedication to exploring innovative solutions through the lenses of science and art.

As the Coordinator for the Stop Ecocide Initiative in Croatia, Dina passionately advocates for the criminalization of mass destruction of nature, leveraging her platform to amplify the urgency of environmental conservation on the global stage.

In addition to her advocacy work, Dina is a trailblazer in sustainable design and entrepreneurship. Her creations, including an innovative gum recycling stand recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization, exemplify her commitment to merging creativity with environmental stewardship. As a co-owner of TNT detox company, Dina promotes healthy and sustainable living practices. Dina is collaborating with Faculty of Nutrition on a research project NutriDinamik to highlight her idea and dedication to driving innovation in the food industry by utilizing recycled fruit and vegetable waste.

Dina’s influence extends to the fashion industry, where she collaborates with Krie Design and Green Fashion Week to advise on sustainable projects and curate eco-friendly fashion collections, further demonstrating her versatility and commitment to driving positive change across various sectors.