Haaziq Kazi is 14 years old and is passionate about the oceans and tackling the plastic problem afflicting oceans and marine life. At the age of 11 he was invited to TED ED talk in New York to talk about his invention, Ervis the Ship, which is designed to clean oceans, with an aim to solve the plastic waste crisis problem. He has spoken on multiple other forums including, TedxGateway Mumbai, TedxJGEC, VJTI college, TedxICEM, Seed and Chips Summit and Economic Times Global Business Summit to raise awareness on the danger of plastic pollution. Haaziq is also a vocal proponent of circular economy and is currently engaged in creating viable solutions on alleviating inefficiencies in current consumption of plastic at a macro level and adhering to the circular economy framework. In addition, Haaziq is working towards creating an awareness campaign and has established an NGO, the Ervis Foundation, wherein he is working with the youth to bring generational change in the way they interact with plastic.

Haaziq is currently the Regional Focal Point for SDG14, Youth Constituency for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth. He was recently nominated to present his statement on behalf of UNMGCY at the 2020 United Nations session of the High-Level Political Forum.

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