Jacob Ellis is a Next Generation Fellow from Wales. He is 30 years old and is a Lead Change Maker at the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. His responsibilities include policy, partnerships and international outreach (including the United Nations, UNFCCC and intergovernmental agencies) and advising public institutions with their implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations Act across Wales.
As a proud futurist, Jacob works with policymakers, leaders, youth activists and agencies to advocate for the needs and interests of future generations and has spoken at international events including COP26, World Government Summit, One Young World and UN High-Level Political Forum. In 2019, he established the Future Generations Leadership Academy – mobilising youth action for the future.
He is also a member of the Sustainability Strategy Working Group for the Football Association of Wales and a Climate Justice Campaign Advisor for the Museums Association. Jacob is a Non-Executive Director at Literature Wales and a Trustee at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.
Jacob is also an alumni member of the Unite 2030 Youth Delegate Programme. He is a former BBC Wales Journalist and served as President of Aberystwyth University Students’ Union. He is a former Trustee of Cardiff Third Sector Council and Scouts Cymru. Jacob holds a BA Degree in Welsh and International Politics (Aberystwyth University) and an MA Degree in Broadcast Journalism (Cardiff University).
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