Alan Mahon, founder of Brewgooder — the craft beer brand on a mission to bring clean water access to one million people — attended an event organised by former US president Barack Obama.

The event, in Berlin, which brought together hundreds of emerging young leaders from across Europe, aimed to ignite conversation about what it means to be an active citizen, and help advise how the Obama Foundation can help support emerging leaders in this area of work.

Mahon said: I felt honoured being asked to help represent Scotland, social enterprises, and the fight against water poverty at this prestigious event.

“I can recall being 18 years old when I stayed up all night to watch Barrack Obama become the US President in 2008. I remember having such a strong sense of hope in a better future then and that hope was renewed by attending the Obama Foundation Town Hall with so many inspiring young leaders from across Europe.”

During the town hall, President Obama answered questions from young leaders in the room as well as questions submitted online by young people across Europe.

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