Assam girl selected to represent the ‘Voice of Young People’ at Davos, Switzerland
Mayuri Bhattacharjee from Tezpur has been selected by the World Economic Forum to represent the voice of youth at the organisation’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Bhattacharjee is a menstrual health and climate action expert. She will join over 150 Indian industry leaders and 3000 global leaders.
Bhattacharjee is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. The Global Shapers is a youth led organization with more than 7000 members in 155 countries who are working towards making a positive change in their communities.
At Davos, she said that she plans to represent the aspirations of the youth of East and Northeastern regions of India at Davos. She will try to put forward her suggestions to develop initiatives for vulnerable people in the northeastern region. Along with other Global Shapers, she will take active part in high level dialogues with global and regional leaders to bring the opinions of youth on issues such as the next industrial revolution, bridging income inequality, climate action, building resilient communities and overcoming fragmentation in societies.
The 49th annual edition of Davos is expected to bring together 3000+ global leaders including heads of countries, founders and CEOs of the world’s largest corporates, and civil society leaders. Beginning in 1971, the invitation-only Davos Annual Meeting has emerged as the foremost platform to shape to global, regional, and industry agendas. The theme of the event will be 'Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution', with several India-focussed sessions.
The summit will also see a strong 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 attend the meeting.
International leaders including heads of states of more than 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.