Bangladeshi tech entrepreneur Zahin Razeen is named among the 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals Class of 2020.
The United Nations named the young leaders, who were working to support its 2030 Agenda, said a press release on Friday.
Young Leaders for the SDGs is a flagship initiative of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, which recognises the efforts of young people who are leading efforts to combat the world’s most pressing issues.
The 22 year-old Zahin is a computational mathematician by training and a passionate deep-tech entrepreneur.
His venture Quantum Polychemics Biotechnology produces non-toxic, organic polyhydroxyalkanoate based biopolymers which are fully programmable and translational, according to the UN environment programme.
A Clinton Global Initiative and Resolution fellow his other initiatives include Lingwing a language ed-tech with over 160k users and Aqualink Robotics, for companies seeking automation.
Every two years, the United Nations recognise 17 young change-makers for their leadership and contribution to a more sustainable world.