With India’s unemployment crisis and the manufacturing & services sector unable to absorb the swelling workforce, the youth must become job creators instead of job seekers. With India’s focus towards being a green economy and commitment to becoming a net-zero emissions nation by 2070, we want to create an intersection of youth and green entrepreneurship. By leveraging the immense potential of green opportunities, we can drive entrepreneurial growth and employment generation at a rapid pace.
The youth being one our greatest resources, the alliance which consists of GAME, Yuwaah, Josh Talks and WeNaturalists is looking to unlock the potential of this segment in mission mode and has initiated a campaign towards creating and inspiring the next generation of young green entrepreneurs.
Climate Kranti is envisioned as a mass-movement to ignite the spirit of green entrepreneurship and is taking bold steps towards transforming India into a green economy. Through this program, we aim to create thousands of young green entrepreneurs and more importantly inspire many more young people to take the journey towards green entrepreneurship.
Phase 1 :
Induction: Create Awareness on Climate Change and build foundations of entrepreneurship
Opportunity: Build Entrepreneurial Mindsets and exposure to possibilities in the green business space
Preparation: Building a business model, preparing investor pitch decks and applications for grants
Launch : Guidance from incubator and mentors and helping to build business operations
Phase-1 of the campaign was kicked off with a pilot in Pune in Maharashtra.The Climate Kranti Green Entrepreneurship Fellowship campaign was held at the MIT World Peace University, Pune on the 21st March 2023. Through the course of this knowledge-sharing session, students were inspired to consider an entrepreneurial career by donning the hat of Krantikaaris (climate change champions).
Students participated in an orientation session conducted by Madan Padaki (Co-Founder, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship and Strategic Advisor, UNICEF India) along with 2 inspirational green entrepreneurs Akshay Agarwal (Co Founder ,Adrish: India’s First Organic Zerowaste Store Chain) and Abhishek Paranjpe, (Co Founder and COO, ReCharkha)
Amit Banka, Founder and CEO WeNaturalists conducted a presentation on the Climate Kranti Green Entrepreneurship Fellowship program at the launch of Online self-paced course for Youth on Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability on the occasion of Earthhour 2023 and World Water Week 2023. The launch of this course was a Government of Maharashtra (GoM) and UNICEF India Maharashtra initiative.