Climate Kranti for Future Entrepreneurs

Madan on Climate Kranti
Mr. Madan Padaki addressing Climate Kranti

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • A first of its kind program which focuses on green entrepreneurship for the youth (20 to 26 years)
  • An intensive green fellowship program which aims to build entrepreneurial mindsets in the green business space among 40,000 students, across Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  • These businesses will be in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, forest produce, manufacturing-green processes, renewable energy, eco -tourism, waste management, green construction, water management.
  • Shortlisted 100 entrepreneurs will be incubated complete with funding. 
  • Exposure to the world of green opportunities 
  • Start green businesses as entrepreneurs
  • Receive investments to start their own business
  • Mentoring by some of the leading green experts
  • Opportunity to be a part of a like-minded community of eco-entrepreneurs and eco-professionals
  • Become Climate Kranti ambassadors and advocate green businesses as the next wave of employment growth. 
  • Possibility of representing India at COP 28, Dubai.

Phase 1 : 

Induction: Create Awareness on Climate Change and build foundations of entrepreneurship 

Phase 2:

Opportunity: Build Entrepreneurial Mindsets and exposure to possibilities in the green business space 

Phase 3:

Preparation: Building a business model, preparing investor pitch decks and applications for grants

Phase 4:

Launch : Guidance from incubator and mentors and helping to build business operations


  • Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) is a non-profit organization that works to build powerful coalitions to improve enabling conditions for broad-based entrepreneurship and rapid and sustainable growth of enterprises in the country. 


  • Yuwaah is a Multi-stakeholder Public-Private-Youth Partnership platform, incubated by UNICEF, with the common goal to enable India’s young people and connect them to aspirational socio-economic opportunities, and engage them as active change-makers.
  • Josh Talks is a media startup that strives to inform and upskill youth in India in ten vernacular languages. The company leverages the power of storytelling to address issues faced by the youth concerning jobs, career opportunities and acquiring skill sets. 


  • WeNaturalists is a global ecosystem empowering Nature Professionals and Organizations working in nature. Through customized tools and experiences, the organization strengthens a passionate nature-network, provides a space for new opportunities, nurtures learning, and fosters a global exchange of ideas and solutions that can transform lives.

Phase-1 of the Campaign

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)

Climate Kranti Talk on Entrepreneurship

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.

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