Holod is attending the One Young World Summit from 22 to 25 October.
Daniel Holod, a 1+1 MBA student at Saïd Business School is one of the recipients of the 2019 BP Advancing Energy Scholarships to attend the One Young World Summit.
Holod was awarded the BP scholarship as one of 30 young leaders building carbon neutral futures. ‘I was interested in how oil and gas companies, being major players in the energy sector are working with renewable energy and how they transition to net-zero emission,’ said Daniel.
Before joining Oxford, he worked with the United States Department of Agriculture in Tanzania, under the ministry’s Climate Resilient Farmers project where he conducted research into farmers’ perception of weather-shocks.
Previously, he had led a social enterprise in Malaysia that provided solar-powered water pumping and filtration systems to isolated communities.
Joining Saïd Business School for Daniel reinforces the need for a multi-disciplinary approach, in tackling global challenges. ‘In a world that is increasingly becoming less linear, Oxford University is uniquely placed in shaping purpose driven leaders,’ he said.
The Advancing Energy Scholarship awards young leaders who are focused on advancing the energy transition from fossil fuel to renewables to meet the challenge of increased energy production with decreased gas emissions.
Reflecting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all, the BP Advancing Energy Scholarship funds 30 scholars from around the world to participate in the One Young World Summit 2019.
The Scholarship targets young leaders between the ages of 18-30 who are focused on advancing the energy transition, creating low carbon businesses and mitigating the impact of climate change.
The Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector who are working to accelerate social impact. The delegates from 190+ countries learn from each other and are coached by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders. Previous world leaders who graced the summit include Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, amongst other global figures.
Written by Diana Wangari, 2019/20 MBA candidate