Online event

Gujarat Youth Conclave is Gujarat Youth Forum’s annual flagship program, supported by Elixir Foundation, UNICEF India and YuWaah, aiming at meaningfully engaging youth in discussing ideas, setting priorities, deriving solutions, and implementing innovations. Given the COVID-19 perspective, the drive to contribute to the resilience of their communities, propose innovative solutions, drive social progress and inspire political change, in urban as well as rural contexts, is at an all-time high. Young people have emerged as a powerful force for change and have the strength to lead sustainable change. Through this conclave, The Gujarat Youth Forum wants to give a unique opportunity for youth to jointly address common challenges as well as advance their contributions to achieving the common goals for the betterment of the society.

Meet the speakers

  • Chintan Vaishnav Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission NITI Aayog


  • Dhuwarakha Sriram Chief of GenU India Youth Development and Partnerships


  • Dipen Gadhiya Gujarat YPAT Member UNICEF India


  • Harsh Sanghavi Youth Affairs Minister, Government of Gujarat


  • Madhish Parikh Convener Gujarat Youth Forum


  • Moira Dawa Communication, Advocacy & Partnership Specialist UNICEF India


  • Dr. Narayan Gaonkar Health Specialist, UNICEF
  • Dr. Nishchal Bhatt Chairperson, Adolescent Health Academy,Amdavad. (AHAA)


  • Nishu Kaul Director Earth Day, South and S Asia


  • Prasanta Dash Chief, UNICEF Gujarat Field Office


  • Radhika Bharat Ram Jt. Vice Chairperson Shri Ram Schools (TBC)


  • Shalabh Sahai Co-founder & Director iVolunteer (moderator)


  • Sharmila Ray Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF


  • Shyam Dave WASH Specialist, UNICEF


  • Swaraj Shetty Co-Founder/Director Digital - Khana Chahiye


  • Udit Singhal UN Young Leader for the SDG's United Nations


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10.00 – 10.45 am

Inaugural session
1. Harsh Sanghavi
2. Dhuwarakha Sriram
3. Moira Dawa
4. Madhish Parikh

10.50 – 11.40 am

Panel 1: Response, Recovery and Resilience: Youth Leadership in COVID-19
1. Nishu Kaul
2. Swaraj Shetty
3. Dipen Gadhiya
4. Dr. Sravan Chenji
Moderated by Moira Dawa

11.45 – 12.35 pm

Panel 2: SDGs: The Road to 2030
1. Shyam Dave
2. Mona Iyer
3. Udit Singhal
4. Chinmayee Joshi
Moderated by Shalabh Sahai

1.45 – 2.35 pm

Panel 3: Youth Assets: Education, Skilling and Entrepreneurship
1. Radhika Bharat Ram
2. Chintan Vaishnav
3. Gunjan Patel
4. Dheeraj Bhojwani
Moderated by Dhuwarakha Sriram

2.35 – 3.20 pm

Two Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1 - Mental Health & Online Safety
1. Sharmila Ray
2. Amit Vasava
3. Dr Nishchal Bhatt

Workshop 2 - The power of a Story
1. Preeti Das

3.20 – 3.40 pm

Closing session & exhibit lounge
Madhish Parikh

3.40 – 5.00 pm

Exhibit Lounge and networking
All participants