Ecopeace Youth Talks on Wednesdays

Tanya Sablok is the Liaison Officer and an interfaith facilitator at the North India office of United Religions Initiative. She works on strengthening interfaith and intergenerational relations, bridging over 60 grassroots groups. She is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University and a postgraduate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Milia Islamia. She is passionate about interweaving faith-based and indigenous solutions with an interfaith approach to solving local challenges.

Jigyasa Gulati is a peace practitioner with a focus on youth and peacebuilding. Currently, she is the Program Manager at Euphrates Institute where she is responsible for building the capacity of grassroots leaders in peace leadership. She is also a Fellow at Amplifying
Leadership of Local Youth (ALLY) in South Asia, a project funded by the EU. Besides, she is the core member of various youth networks working such as the United Network of Young Peacebuilders Asia Youth Advocacy Team, the Asia Working Group of Network of Religious and Traditional Peacebuilders, and the Indian Coalition on Youth, Peace, and Security.

Ishita is currently pursuing her Master’s in International, Social, and Public Policy from the London School of Economics UK. She is an intern at the Commonwealth of Nations under the Directorate of Economic, Youth & Sustainable Development in London, working on research in the field of climate action and policy. Ishita is also the founding director of Exstemplar Education Linkers Foundation, whose goal is to promote exemplary STEM Education in an inclusive and equitable manner. The foundation’s projects focus on enhancing STEM-related academics and research development for youth and women. Ishita is also an appointed ‘Youth Ambassador’ for the Indian subcontinent to Indonesia.

Ishita believes that sustainable development goals are a blueprint for achieving a better future for all. Her purpose is to make a difference for stressed communities through grass root level initiatives and policy interventions.