Mayuri Bhattacharjee, hailing from Tezpur, Assam has been selected to represent the Voice of Young People at Davos, Switzerland 2019, for her work in women’s health and climate action.
She was selected to join the Global Shapers Community- an initiative of the World Economic Forum in 2015. Each year, on the basis of their pioneering works and rigorous selection process, 50 young people from Global Shapers community are selected to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, which is the only yearly gathering, that brings together leaders of Global Society.
Mayuri Bhattacharjee is the Programme Head of Sikun Relief Foundation, which works at the intersections of Climate Change, Health and WASH to build resilient communities. She has reached more than 7,500 women in East and Northeast India through her special Menstrual Hygiene Management module meant for people living in environmentally fragile regions. Previously, she founded Loo Watch, an initiative which uses citizen audits as an entry point to make public toilets safer, hygienic and accessible in Kolkata.
Mayuri says, “I plan to represent the aspirations of the youth of East and Northeast region at Davos. I’ll try to put forward my suggestions to develop initiatives for vulnerable people in our region. ”
The 2019 Summit will see a strong Indian delegation. More than 100+ Indian leaders including Arun Jaitley and Kamal Nath along with state ministers and corporate leaders such as Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Lakshmi Mittal and Uday Kotak; and entrepreneurs such as Vijay Shekhar Sharma will be attending the meeting. International leaders including heads of states of 50+ countries; business leaders such as Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg, and Satya Nadella; and economists such as Christine Lagarde and Raghuram Rajan are participating as well.
We extend Mayuri all our love and best wishes. We are proud to have a strong woman leader from our town.