Kehkashan Basu

UN Human Rights Champion and UNCCD Land Hero
Green Hope Foundation

Kehkashan Basu is the Founder-President of global social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, that works at a grassroots level in 26 countries, empowering young people and women, especially those from vulnerable communities, in the sustainable development process. She is actively involved in numerous humanitarian and sustainability networks, including: Co-Lead of UN Women Generation Equality Forum's Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice; Co-Chair of the University of Toronto's SDG Student Advisory Council; and a member of the World Humanitarian Forum Youth Council. She has received numerous awards for her work, including: the World Literacy Award for Significant Contribution to Literacy by a Young Person; Canada's Global Energy Show Emerging Leader Award; and the International Children’s Peace Prize. Kehkashan was the first Winner of the Voices Youth Gorbachev-Schultz Legacy Award for her work on nuclear disarmament, and is listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 Canada's Top25 Women of Influence.

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