Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh
Chief Sustainability Officer
Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh, Founder & CEO of Worldview Impact Foundation is a Climate Change and Sustainable Development professional with over 25 years experience working with Governments, IGOs, NGOs and the Private Sector developing a range of innovative projects in Asia, Africa and South America aimed at producing ecologically sound and economically viable activities that contribute directly to reducing rural poverty and generate productive, sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable local communities. He currently Co-Chairs the United Nations CSD Education Caucus.
Bremley founded Worldview Impact Foundation with Arne Fjortoft following a special celebration in the Norwegian Parliament honoring Arne's international development work. Bremley is also Founder & CEO of EcoFriend World, an organization committed to planting mangroves trees at Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in the Delta Region of Myanmar in partnership with Worldview International Foundation, an organization co-founded by famed Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. So far, 10 million trees have been planted in different projects sites with the objective to reach one billion trees by 2030.
Bremley has all the relevant experience in project sourcing and development, which will dovetail perfectly with Baby Rage goals for the EcoUniverse. His strength lies in building strategic partnerships with various governmental agencies, NGOs and multilateral development agencies. Through his previous assignments working with the United Nations and the World Bank in Asia, Africa and Latin America, he has gained expertise in the effective monitoring and evaluation of field-based programs. He developed climate change adaptation projects combining integrated agroforestry, regenerative farming, sustainable tourism and renewable energy technologies. Bremley established Spring Valley Farm in Shillong, Meghalaya, to honor his father and build upon his legacy by supporting organic farmers in northeast India.
Bremley was born in Shillong - The Scotland of the East, located in the highlands of Meghalaya in North East India. He left home at 17 on a mission: to see Sustainable Development pushed and practiced across the planet. His experience at the 1995 United Nations 50th Anniversary Assembly in New York left him convinced that helping people build a better life through social, environmental and economic development was what he wanted to do. He returned to India to join the Consortium of Indian Scientists for Sustainable Development and worked on a project to combat desertification and to regenerate the desert ecosystem in Rajasthan. The prestigious WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Environmental Leadership soon followed.
Bremley then joined the United Nations Development Programme and worked on the Gulf of Mannar biodiversity protection project in Tamil Nadu, which led him to move to New York to join the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Secretariat, where he worked with the different significant groups of Agenda 21. His Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in India then appointed him as the Youth Ambassador for his country at the United Nations Millennium Summit, where he addressed World Leaders at the 2000 Millennium Assembly. He then joined the Environment Department of the World Bank. He worked on linking poverty reduction and environmental management by analyzing policy challenges and opportunities, after which he moved to Boston and joined the Education Development Center. As an explorer, he has traveled to 75 countries around the world on different missions implementing different projects with local partners.
Jane Goodall inspired Bremley to speak out against nuclear weapons and campaign for full global disarmament to have a safer world and stood alongside him, together with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Senator Alan Cranston, as he addressed lawmakers in Washington DC. Jane later became an Advisor to the Global Youth Action Network that Bremley co-founded. Jane also inspired Bremley in 2000 to mobilize 5 million young people from 175 countries on youth-led projects, such as "Global Youth Service Day." Through the Worldview Impact Foundation, he launched projects like the "International Youth Earth Summit," "I am Free & Free Forever," "Youth Impact Forum" and "360 Degrees Entrepreneurship" with different strategic partners from around the world.
Bremley received post-graduate degrees from Columbia University in the USA, the London School of Economics in the UK, the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Intercultural Open University in the Netherlands. He has a dual Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from the Azteca University in Mexico and the Central University in Nicaragua.