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Kehkashan Basu

Founder President, Green Hope Foundation, United Nations Human Rights Champion

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 the Founder President of social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation, which provides young people in 14 countries a networking platform to engage in the sustainable development process.

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Winner of the 2016 International Children's Peace Prize, Kehkashan 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 & Youth, a Climate Reality Leader and a TEDx speaker. A powerful voice for future generations, she has spoken at over 75 UN and other global fora across 25 countries. She was Canada's Top25 Women of Influence in 2018 and has been named as one of Toronto's most inspiring women changemakers. Globally recognised for her work, her list of awards include the 2019 Innovator of the Year award for Sustainability Education, the John Muir award for habitat conservation, the National Energy Globe Award and the Turner Prize for Social Change.

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CANADA’S CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION IN TOURISM

JANUARY 19-22, 2020

 

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