Keynote speaker : Kehkashan

Youth Ambassador World Future Council
Honorary Advisor for the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development – NYFormer Global Coordinator for Children and Youth , UNEP MGFCWorld Oceans Day Youth Advisory CouncilClimate Reality LeaderFounder Presid

“Iconic youth leader, global influencer, environmentalist, champion of children’s rights, peace and sustainability campaigner, and passionate advocate of women’s rights, 19 year-old Kehkashan Basu is a trailblazer who has been challenging the status quo and social strictures which impede the progress of future generations. Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, Kehkashan is a tireless advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. She is a United Nations Human Rights Champion, the youngest ever Global Coordinator for the UN Environment Program’s Major Group for Children & Youth, a Climate Reality Leader, TEDx speaker and the Founder President of social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, which provides young people in 15 countries a networking platform to engage in the sustainable development process. Kehkashan is the recipient of the 2019 Innovator of the Year Award, the John Muir Conservation Award for Habitat Restoration, the Energy Globe Award and the Turner Prize for Social Change. A powerful voice for future generations, she has spoken at over 125 United Nations and other global fora across 25 countries.”