Alexandr Iscenco

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Name: Alexandr Iscenco

Country: Moldova

Organization: Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA)

Title: MEGA Co-founder; Research and Cooperation Coordinator

Specialty: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Global Environmental Governance, Waste Management, Climate Change

 

Biography:

Passionate researcher, innovator, entrepreneur, writer, poet, environmentalist and nature lover – this is who I have chosen to be. Quite diverse options, aren’t they? But this is exactly what drives me in life: acquiring new knowledge, creating new things, telling inspiring stories and generating positive impact in society and environment. I was born in 1985 in a small, but very nice and cozy country of Moldova. Here I attended a number of universities with the focus on International Economic Relations, as well as worked for 4 years (2006 – 2010) as researcher at the Institute of Economy, Finance and Statistics (www.iefs.md). Here I contributed to enriching the knowledge about the process of economic integration and improving the National Development Plan of Moldova. In 2007 I published my first book “The Thoughts” with early poems and two short stories – “Black Hole” and “Road to Happiness”. Some of the poems from the book, as well as the new ones are available for reading on my blog “Alexandr Iscenco – The Thoughts” (www.ischenco-thoughts.blogspot.com).

At the same time with my studies, work, and writing, I had been actively engaged in volunteering within the organization AIESEC in Moldova (www.aiesec.md). During that period I had been leading the global internship program of AIESEC at the national level, as well as educating new generation of young leaders as trainer within the Moldova Trainers Team. After the mandate there I benefited from its internship program myself. The first time in 2009 I went to Romania to contribute to the environmental project “Learn to Change the Future” of AIESEC in Craiova (www.aiesec-craiova.org) as a trainer in Ecology and Environmental Science. The second time in 2012 I visited Indonesia and BINTARI Foundation (www.bintari.org) for research work on assessing the climate change impacts of agriculture in local villages and elaborating strategy for their mitigation. In 2010 I was lucky to go to Denmark and study for MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Global Environmental Governance at the University of Copenhagen (www.ku.dk). There I also did a research project on non-state cooperation and waste management in Moldova funded by the Explorers Club (www.explorers.org). I graduated in June 2012 and went back to Moldova.

Currently I am a co-founder and strategy and research coordinator at the Moldovan Environmental Governance Academy (MEGA; www.megageneration.com). Here we bring together psychology, technology, and ecology to motivate and stimulate the contribution of individuals and organizations/businesses to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating a sustainable world. We accomplish this via our key innovation called MEGA Game: The Game with Impact. It is a gamified web platform and smartphone application that allows one to feel him/herself as a Green Agent protecting the environment by receiving knowledge from e-learning courses and then applying it to solving real-world challenges in any part of the world. Last but not least, I still continue writing poetry and novels including the anthology of autobiographic essays “The Indigo Stories” and my science-fiction trilogy “The Monster” (www.themonster.info). The first part of the trilogy entitled “The Monster: Blade of Darkness” has already been released and is available in on-line bookstores worldwide.

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Profile last updated on: August 2nd, 2016

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