Ms Abhilasha Singh is the Principal of Shining Star International School, Abu Dhabi -an Indian Curriculum school in UAE. She is an MIE Expert -Cohort 2020-21 selected by Microsoft Education. UAE Ambassador and lead facilitator for the Climate Action Project 2020. As a Head of the institution, she drives change and set a growth mindset among staff and students through a visionary plan. She is trained in International Inspection Skills and have earned the certificate the School Inspection Competency Certificate from Tribal Group, UK and Internal Auditor from International Center of Assessments Excellence. Ms Singh also represents Dubai as an Ambassador for SDGs for Children, an international organization working to achieve Global Goals initiating projects with school students.
Brig (Dr) B.K. Khanna, SM, VSM
Lead Senior Consultant,
FICCI and CEO ARISE INDIA
Brig (Dr) BK Khanna, SM, VSM** was commissioned in Indian Army in 1966.. He commanded the Battalion (Napiers Rifles) in Sri Lanka, where he was awarded Sena Medal for gallantry. Presently he is with FICCI as Lead Senior Consultant and CEO UNDER ARISE INDIA. He has written 357 articles and three books on DM and Climate Change. He is visiting facility in 37 universities/professional institutions. He has conducted more than 2100 mock exercises in all 37 States/UTs, including one UN sponsored. He is a pioneer in advocating and innovating strategies to tackle climate change.
Mr Douglas Ragan
PMO, Specialist in Children
and Youth, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi
Douglas Ragan has worked in youth development at the local, national and international level for the past 30 years. Currently he is the Programme Management Officer Specialist, Children and Youth Human Rights and Social Inclusion Unit.
He coordinates UN-Habitat's children and youth programme which has engaged over 500,000 youth through projects in over 70 developing countries.
His current focus is working with youth in informal settlements and in conflict cities. He manages two flagship youth programmes for UN-Habitat: the Urban Youth Fund and the One Stop Youth Resource Centres.
Doug has authored, co-authored and edited 17 research and policy publications on urban youth issues, the most recent being the Global Youth-Led Development series, representing some of the first research done on youth-led agencies in the developing world. Doug holds a Bachelors Degree in Latin American Studies, a Masters Degree in Management.
Ms Kalyani Rao
HOD, International SDG Research
and Development Training, IIU
Dr Kalyani Rao is a Global Facilitator for international environmental projects such as the Climate Action Project, Humane Happiness and TeachSDGs, and a Project Facilitator in the 360 degrees programme of Habitat For Humanity India.
Kalyani Rao is also the founder of EventsKart, an organisation which encourages young people to become global citizens through unique activities relevant to their academic work, aimed at bringing out their hidden talents. She is a champion in organizing international conferences and other initiatives on SDGs for the youth. In July 2021, she was officially awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sustainable Development Goals from the International Internship University (IIU) of MOOC technology, in recognition of her ongoing projects tackling global environmental issues
Mr Nixon Joseph
Former President & COO,
Mr Nixon Joseph, is a former President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation. He is a post graduate in English Language and Literature and joined State Bank of India in 1985 as probationary officer. As a career Banker, he has extensive experience in various facets of banking like Corporate Credit, Retail Operations, International Banking etc. and has worked all over India including Northeast. He is a Certified Associate of India Institute of Bankers, Certified Credit Professional, Certified Banking Compliance Professional and Certified Information Systems Banker. He is also an SDG Ambassador.
Dr Rakshit Tandon
Cyber Security Expert,
Dr Rakshit Tandon - Founder/Director: HackerShala / CodesNag, Cyber Security Consultant- Internet and Mobile Association of India, Advisor- Cyber Peace Foundation, and Cyber Security Evangelist with experience of more than a decade in Security Domain. He has trained police academies across the country. In his personal capacity he has sensitized more than 3.1 million students on the issue of Cyber Safety across the nation covering more than 25 states, 4 union territories. Played important role contributing to Child Online Protection in India Report by UNICEF.