A glimpse from the Indo German Young Leaders Forum 2018
Aaroogya shared the panel with Urvashi (Policy Specialist, Niti Ayog), Nirmala Nair (Director, India, WASH United India | Germany), Kevin (Founder, Ecotoiletten) on 24/02/18 with our loving moderator Mayuri Bhattacharjee (Global Shaper| Founder, Sikun Relief) Indo-German Young Leaders Forum Also showed our Documentary movie while at the post production phase (sharing a making glimpse of that too). Some of the important personalities we interacted with during the visit were from Germany: H.E. Mr. Dirk Wiese – State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, German Ambassador to India H.E. Dr. Martin Ney, Former German Ambassador to India H.E. Mr. Bernd Mutzelburg , President, Berlin Chamber of Physicians Dr. Gunther Jonitz etc.
From India we interacted with H.E. Smt. Sumitra Mahajan- Speaker of the Lok Sabha, H.E. Sh. Vijay Kumar Singh – Minister of State of Ministry of External Affairs, H.E. Sh. Kailash Gahlot – Minister for Transport, Information & Technology, H.E. Sh. C. R.Chaudhary – Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, H.E. Shri Shripad Naik – Minister of state Ayush, Ms. Urvashi Prasad Niti Aayog, Mr. Anurag Thakur, young BJP leader and Member of Parliament, Former Indian Ambassador to Germany H.E. Mr. Gurjit Singh.
Ida Tin, CEO, Clue App (tbc) – Ida is one of the pioneers in FemTech and a health tech entrepreneur is based in Berlin. Clue is a fertility & period tracker, which has 5 million global users.
Kevin Kuhn, co-founder of Ecotoiletten & Non-Water Sanitation e.V. – Kevin is working on a project to build 25k ecological toilets in Pune District in India and providing women a safe place to go. http://www.spiegel.de/video/warum-ein-berliner-start-up-in-indien-klos-baut-video-1814935.html
Urvashi Prasad, Policy Specialist, Health & Nutrition, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India; Member, Task Force on SDG Implementation in India –Urvashi is a young development professional based in Delhi and has headed major programmes at Operation Asha and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. She was a Curator of the Delhi Hub of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. https://www.linkedin.com/in/urvashi-prasad-0bb1766/
Nirmala Nair, Director India, WASH United (India | Germany) – Thorsten is a human rights lawyer turned social entrepreneur from Berlin. WASH United does extensive & innovative work in Sub-Saharan Africa & India on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).WASH United partnered with the government of India for a large-scale WASH-themed carnival called The Great WASH Yatra. The organisation is also the International Secratariat for Global Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrations.
The Indo-German Young Leaders Forum is a platform for bilateral exchange of the young and rising generation of India and Germany with a goal to further promote this important geopolitical relationship by fostering dialogue between young Indian and German leaders from business, politics, science, media and culture. The initiative is officially supported by the Indian Embassy in Berlin and the German Embassy in New Delhi.The IGYLF was endorsed last year during the Inter-Governmental Consultations [IGC] between India and Germany in a joint statement by the two leaders.