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#3: Student Empowerment for SDGs

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“SDGs will not be successful if they are not transformed into ’Student Driven Goals’ or ‘School Driven Goals’ !” — Samarth Pathak

Please welcome Samarth Pathak, the Communications Officer (South Asia) and Regional Focal Point (Education for Justice Initiative) at UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Since 2020, he has spearheaded the Lockdown Learners program in India and South Asia under the Education for Justice Initiative.

His work experience encompasses public advocacy, content-driven outreach, multilateral diplomatic engagement, youth mobilization on SDGs, community engagement, network-building, management of external and internal communications, institutional brand-building, news production and analysis on issues related to security, human rights and development. Prior to UNODC, he was associated with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Aspen Centre India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Reuters Television.

Know more about him — https://www.linkedin.com/in/samarth-pathak-0332b54b/
Education for Justice Initiative — https://www.unodc.org/e4j/
Lockdown Learners India — https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/about-e4j/e4j-around-the-world/lockdown-learners-india.html
UNODC — https://www.unodc.org/southasia/
Cyber Bullying — https://www.ipsos.com/en/global-views-cyberbullying
Cyber Bullying in India
Cyber Bullying or COVID Anxiety

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  • Samarth Pathak

    Please welcome Samarth Pathak, the Communications Officer (South Asia) and Regional Focal Point (Education for Justice Initiative) at UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Since 2020, he has spearheaded the Lockdown Learners program in India and South Asia under the Education for Justice Initiative. His work experience encompasses public advocacy, content-driven outreach, multilateral diplomatic engagement, youth mobilization on SDGs, community engagement, network-building, management of external and internal communications, institutional brand-building, news production and analysis on issues related to security, human rights and development. Prior to UNODC, he was associated with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Aspen Centre India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Reuters Television.

  • Saurabh Nanda

    Saurabh Nanda is an Educator, a Career Consultant, and an International Youth Mentor. He is an ardent supporter of the Sustainable Developmemnt Goals (SDGs). He is associated with hundreds of schools and institutions across India, the Middle-East, Japan, Denmark and other countries. He is the official mentor for colleges in Delhi University, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar. He is the official youth and start-up mentor for global organisations such as Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), Japan, Purpose in Motion (PIM), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and many others. He gets his mentees to do research projects on all SDGs. He is the recipient of the national level Josh Education Awards for “Best Initiative for Mental Health Awareness” by the Dainik Jagran group.

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