Who are the Black Panthers?
Welcome back SDG Talkers!! Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!
IN THIS EPISODE:
A big congrats to the Black Panthers - aka the winners of UNLEASH's SDG 13 Climate Action Track & one of the top 7 teams in the entire lab!
We get to chat with 3 of the 5 team members: Aarushi Tripathi, Vipul Agarwal, & Nasha Cuvelier.
As part of the lab's innovation process, the team had to frame a problem, ideate solutions, create a prototype and test it in just 5 days. Then they pitched their ideas to experts, and the chosen SDG Track Winners (one for each SDG) were sent to the finals.
Having started out as a computer science graduate with an interest and experience in Machine Learning and Data Science, Aarushi recently found her calling in the field of public policy & development, with a focus in building sustainable solutions that use rigorously-researched evidence & centre communities.
Vipul has been involved in research projects ranging from the development of a national pollution database for China, to scourging through garbage to spur waste segregation on a University level, based on positive & negative incentives. He's currently building a platform that would drive meaningful change in consumer/business behavior in the realm of carbon footprint and GHG emissions.
Nasha is an environmental scientist specializing in climate change, & is the co-founder of "sustentabilidad sin fronteras". In 2015, she was chosen as the UNESCO Young Delegate for the Paris Agreement; in 2016 she was recognized as one of the 10 most influential women of the year in the country. She's held leadership positions within the private sector, but is now a consultant to international organizations such as UNDP & UNICEF.
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