Four Indians - Dharini Suresh, Kumar Kunal Jha, Rishika Das Roy and Gaurav Dnyanoba - would get leadership training at Cambridge University. These four were selected from the group of nine young people at an event in Shiv Nadar University on August 7. During the event, they were given five minutes to explain why their policy idea can make the world a better place and demonstrate that they are the leader that could make it happen.
Dharini Suresh, who hails from Kerala, is the Founder and Public Policy Associate of GrandWay Companies and Women’s Business Incubation Center. She impressed the panelist with her idea on menstrual hygiene. Kumar Kunal Jha, an assistant professor at TISS Mumbai spoke on LGBT community while, Rishika Das Roy - who is working as a consultant at Oxford Policy Management - presented her view on the topic of climate change. Gaurav Dnyanoba Somwanshi, a consultant at PwC talked spoke on the topic of the need for having a unique identity.
A total of 450 youths had participated in the event out of which nine were selected for the final round. The four winners will now join the group of other participants from around the world to become part of a global network of emerging policy leaders along with securing places on Future Leaders Connect.
“Through Future Leaders Connect we will help a new generation to understand practical policy development by putting them in contact with the leaders of today and helping them to develop the skills and international contacts they need to make positive change,” Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive, British Council said.
They will take part in a nine-day advanced policy and leadership development opportunity. Out of these 9 days, they will spend two days with politicians in Britain’s Houses of Parliament, during which they will share their policy ideas on combating some of the world’s greatest challenges.