Best of Earth911 Podcast World Refugee Day Special: Actor & Activist Ger Duany on the Path to Hope & Shared Prosperity

Best of Earth911 Podcast World Refugee Day Special: Actor & Activist Ger Duany on the Path to Hope & Shared Prosperity

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Turn World Refugee Day into optimistic motion. Join a really particular dialog with actor-activist Ger Duany, who escaped from life as a toddler soldier throughout the civil struggle in Sudan to turn into a mannequin, actor, and worldwide advocate for refugees and environmental duty. Ger factors out that we’re coming into an “Era of Displacement.” This phrase succinctly captures the dire planetary predicament we face on account of local weather change. We additionally discuss with two of Ger’s companions in his advocacy work on behalf of refugees, Newday Impact Investing CEO and our frequent visitor Doug Heske and Bernice Romero, govt director of the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, a humanitarian group that helps folks compelled to flee from catastrophe, struggle, and climate change construct a brand new future for themselves. 

Actor and refugee advocate Ger Duany
Actor and refugee advocate Ger Duany and his colleagues at Newday Impact Investing and the Norwegian Refugee Council USA are our friends on Sustainabiity in Your Ear.

Ger’s life journey began in South Sudan, the place a technology of youth generally known as “the Lost Boys” endured Sudan’s brutal civil wars. After escaping and discovering refuge within the United States, Ger was catapulted to prominence within the leisure business with notable roles within the movies “I Heart Huckabees,” “The Good Lie,” and the current, Cannes-debuted “Goodbye Julia.” He additionally wrote about his experiences and journey within the ebook, “Walk Toward the Rising Sun.” 

True to his roots, Ger used his newfound fame to turn into an ardent advocate for refugees, psychological well being assist for displaced people, and African environmental duty. Having served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, he lately took on the management of the Advocacy, Corporate Engagement, and Stewardship program at Newday Impact Investing, which is dedicated to company schooling and outreach to assist people displaced by the local weather disaster. We’ll discover how non-public and nonprofit organizations are making ready for the Era of Displacement and what we, collectively and individually, can do to alleviate the struggling of thousands and thousands displaced from their houses and communities. Tune in to an enlightening and sobering dialogue — it’s an episode to not be missed on World Refugee Day.

You can be taught extra about Ger Duany and the right way to assist his work at The Norwegian Refugee Council USA’s web site is at and comply with them at @nrc_norway on Instagram and Twitter. For extra details about Newday Impact Investing and its environmental and socially responsible portfolio programs, go to

This podcast initially aired on June 20, 2023.