Green Hope Foundation
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 that impede the progress of future generations. Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, Basu 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 and Youth, a Climate Reality Leader, a TEDx speaker, and the founder and president of the social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, which provides young people in 15 countries a networking platform to engage in the sustainable development process. A powerful voice for future generations, Basu has spoken at over 125 UN and other global forums across 25 countries.