She is a practising architect by profession and an environmentalist and writer by passion. She is well known for her ecologically sensitive approach to building construction, resource conservation and waste management. She is deeply engaged in teaching as a visiting faculty in several colleges and schools. Her ‘nature walks’ and ‘outdoor workshops’ are highly acclaimed for their approach to ‘learning from nature’. Her work with children and young people includes leading the ‘Kids of Tigers’ program and ‘Young Global Shapers’ local chapters. Her own initiative and a collaborative programme, the ‘Travelling Dome’ has a radical approach to learning through travelling, observing and interacting with nature, people and places in a sensitive and empathetic way. She has won numerous accolades for her work and widespread media coverage for her achievements.
Started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22. Founded the first animation studio in the North Karnataka region, India. Currently running a proprietary business which is into animation, multimedia and social media content management. His project, School of passion, invites people to turn their creative passion into a profession, where skills currently taught are graphic designing, photoshop, animation. An extended part of his work is my project Fearless India, where he goes to schools, colleges, ladies associations & companies to impart the knowledge of self-defence basics. Volunteers & Govt organizations engaged for larger-scale & impact.
Ninoschka is a multitasker at heart and always has more than one project on her hands at any given time. She has just finished her BEd to pursue her passion for teaching. Ninoschka is an enthusiastic educationist teaching French, Science & English, besides having published research papers on novel educational techniques. An environmentalist, and enthusiastic social worker, Ninoschka is also a proud member of the global shapers team (an initiative of the world economic forum) who works towards the betterment of society. Through all this, she has an old soul and believes that music not only changes our mood but it changes the way we think & our perception of the world. She plays the piano and guitar and can be heard humming a tune for the better part of the day.
Has recently completed her Science Degree in Environmental Science from Fergusson College Pune and is currently doing a correspondence course in Environmental Law at the National Law School Bangalore. Won a video contest to attended the environmental conference '' Bright Green Youth" in Sonderborg Denmark (2009). Interned with AIESEC in China as part of their project “ Green Power Now” which involved teaching Chinese students Environmental Science(May 2012) Also delivered a speech about the water Scenario in the Developing World at an event ‘The way we see water’ by Green Drinks Hangzhou. Worked for internationally renowned Photographer Dayanita Singh and journalist Fredrick Noronha on a project documenting libraries and archives of Goa (March 2011). Worked with environmental law firm Goa Foundation and investigative journalism paper The Goan Observer.
Currently on her way to pursue a Masters in Energy and Environmental Change from the University of Westminster. Works with Goa Bird Conservation Network to spread awareness about birds and their environment to the public. She used to run heritage tours for Mrugaya Xpeditions showcasing Cave Architecture in Goa. Has been part of Kids for Tigers, a Sanctuary Asia National Program for schools across India, since 2013. Participated as a panellist and member of the working group in Goa Youth Convention on Environment & Development as an offshoot to the Goa Vision Document 2035 held at Goa international Centre, Dona-Paula on July 19-20, 2011. Published several articles in local Newspapers of Goa -Dainik Herald on various aspects of the environment.
Holds an MSc in Physics from the Goa University, has also done a short term course in Creative Writing at Chowgule College and hopes to become a writer someday! Is an avid quizzer having participated in local as well as National Level Quizzes. Has also conducted quizzes and is a member of the Sunday Evening Quiz Club, Panjim Goa. Is an avid birder and has participated in citizen science initiatives and contributed lists to e-bird. Has volunteered in many environmental awareness drives like the Trash Festival in Goa 2013, The Goan Black Spot Fix, etc.
He is founder of Swavanam LLP works on the intersection of Psychology, Business and Design thinking. He is helping build happier and financially sustainable impact enterprises around the world. He was one of the 40 global shapers at the World Economic Forum Annual Conference at Davos 2019 for his work on emotional health and entrepreneurship. A business coach, educator and a consultant, he brings his experience as an improv-theatre actor, art therapist and a serial entrepreneur, helping leaders bring their ‘whole self’ to work. An engineer by education, he co-founded his first social enterprise at the age of 17 and since then been on several leadership teams.
An Architect, currently pursuing Master's in Urban Design and Development at Manipal University. She is passionate about Ecology and Conservation. Working with people gives her great joy and she hopes to be a liaison between the community and policymakers to aid in developing the city cohesively. Planting trees during Treelionaire project and building Eco-loos have been the highlight during her time with Global Shapers Panjim Hub.
Completed Masters in Commerce from Goa University and pursuing a PhD in Commerce from Goa University. Currently teaching at S.S. Dempo College of Commerce & Economics, Cujira Goa as an Assistant Professor. Honoured with the prestigious social service award under NSS from the Honourable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the year 2015.
With Global Shaper Panjim hub she has volunteered for projects like treellionaire & construction of bottle benches. Currently working on a project on Home Kitchen Gardening in the community. She has worked with the Mineral Foundation of Goa under a Solid Waste Management Project. Currently serving as the president of the Rotaract club of Bicholim for the year 2020-21.
Pharmacist by profession, currently working as Research Associate at Unichem Laboratories Goa. A social worker by choice, she is proud to be a part of Global Shapers Panjim Hub and Rotaract Club of Bicholim. She likes to learn new things and strongly believes there is a lot to learn from every person we meet and every task we do.
Since June 2013, has been working with children and young adults who have deaf, blindness and multiple disabilities. Has worked with various organizations like SETHU, TIES and Spandan focusing on children with special needs. Features in the Limca Book Of Records for the All Women's Cycling Expedition. Is founder Convenor of Save the Planet Club, with her brother. Has been rescuing snakes and wildlife in and around Saligao, for the last 7 years. Is a Creek Freak volunteer, helping to get residents to clean and save the Campal Creek in Panjim. Uses Permaculture and Organic Farming methods to grow some of her own food, fruit and vegetables. Water recycling and conservation at home recycle 100% of all wastewater.
Mallika is a design researcher with Quicksand Design Studio, a design thinking consultancy specializing in social innovation. She is interested in creative problem solving and innovative approaches to solving social and environmental issues. She has BSc. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc. in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Has taught in the nature school of the NGO, the Timbaktu Collective, in rural Andhra Pradesh and has worked on the Sea Turtle conservation project with the Dakshin Foundation.
Coordinator, Centre for Responsible Tourism
Has a Masters in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai. Is currently working with the local communities who are involved in tourism-related activities such as Shack Owners, Small and Medium Scale Guesthouses and Taxi Drivers. Networking with other children Organisation working in the field of Child Abuse, Child rights of Goa, Childline and Jan Ugahi. Helped frame the Shack policy 2013 - 2016. Has worked with Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC / IT) (Leh / Ladakh) 2012. Helped prepare a comprehensive database of land-use changes that were carried out in Goa from 1988 onwards. This was subsequently used when preparing the Regional Plan 2021.
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