Mohsen is an enterprising researcher- an ideas’ person with a passion for sustainable innovation and integrated stakeholder engagement. He holds a master’s in environmental management and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in environmental geography at the University of Nottingham, UK. He shoots for the stars and is constantly thinking about new methods to generate effective engagement opportunities for the 1.8 billion global youth. Having worked in the development sector for over 5 years, Mohsen is a staunch advocate of North–South equity and collaboration. He firmly believes that Sustainable Development Goals with the agenda of ‘leaving no one behind’ call for rethinking the approaches of the MDG era that left youth out of the process, recognising the value of channelizing global youth as the ‘driver of change and knowledge creation in both Global North and South’.