Saba Loftus

Director of Special Projects

Saba started her career working for in the private sector before moving to Guyana as ONF International’s Chargée de Mission for an intergovernmental REDD+ technical cooperation project in the Guiana Shield EcoRegion.  This was followed by a staff position as an Associate Programme Officer for the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitating civil society engagement. After her time with the United Nations, she served as Programme Officer for Global Policy Watch covering the UN Statistical Commission, Financing for Development and the UNGA Second Committee negotiations. Her achievements include contributing to publications such as “Fit for whose purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations”, Rio+Twenties Participation Guide and editing UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook 5 for Youth.

In parallel, Saba also held a number of youth leadership roles including as Communications Director for the International Youth Council (elected) and Rio+Twenties (Belgium based NGO). She also served as Organising Partner for the UN Major Group of Children and Youth constituency, coordinating policy advocacy capacity building for engagement with international negotiations including Rio+20, Post-2015 (leading to Agenda 2030) and UNISDR. Saba hold’s a Master’s Degree in Business (with a specialisation in Government). She is fluent in Swahili and English.