Our Founder Srishti Pragat has been selected as the country Ambassador for India for UNITE 2030. Unite 2030 is a global community of leading young leaders/ changemakers from around the world who are taking action to tackle poverty, inequality, injustice, and climate change by the year 2030. As a Country Ambassador for India, she is leading programs, creating communities, expanding youth action, work with policy makers & shareholders, build a global platform for young people and make them forerunners of change in order to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development goals by 2030. Country Ambassadors are the UNITE 2030 top representatives, they are responsible for amplifying the UNITE 2030 community and voices and for impacting their local community.

Unite 2030’s Panel Discussion for Seat at the table Campaign.

Sky Social’s founder Srishti Pragat was invited as a panelist for the Unite 2030’s campaign launch event for Seat at the Table campaign.

As a panelist she shared my knowledge and expertise about SDG 8 which is decent work and economic growth. She also discussed about attaining gender equality by focusing on economic aspect for empowering youth and especially youth from marginalised communities.

Young change makers and leaders across the globe joined in as panelists for discussing about future of sustainable development, and making the world a better place by encouraging youth to become a part of decision making bodies at various levels.

Panel Discussion on Youth Leadership in Sustainability through Renewal Energies with Erik Solheim, 6th Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme

Sky Social’s founder Srishti Pragat was a panelist by Ritva Foundation alongside other prominent personalities for the event “Youth Leadership in Sustainability through Renewal Energies. She shared her experiences and expertise of working with grassroots with the community and also emphasized on youth engagement for addressing climate change in India.

She also had fruitful discussions with Erik Solheim, 6th Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme and share our experience of working on climate advocacy and on other SDGs in the state.

Sky Social is working with the state government to plan better climate action interventions and engage young people at the grassroots to ensure community participation towards addressing climate change challenges.

Panel Discussion with General of Canada to meet Consul General Diedrah Kelly and Consul Michael Vonk

Our founder Srishti Pragat was invited by the Consulate General of Canada to meet Consul General Diedrah Kelly and Consul Michael Vonk to understand the current situation of work in the space of gender equality, women and girls empowerment, inclusion and human rights advocacy in Madhya Pradesh. Our work at sky social on gender based advocacy with different institutions were discussed along with the challenges we face in mainstreaming gender in the policies and laws in the state. Key issues like missing girls for labor and sexual exploitation, women trafficking, increasing VAWG and women’s political participation were deliberated. Along with that there were also detailed conversations about the government priorities and based on our work experiences we highlighted that there’s a need for sustainable feminist interventions that focuses on overall well-being of women & girls and is not restricted to only their economic employment. There is an overall dire need to address the pressing global issues with a gender lens and for that local and foreign funds should be allocated.

The Government should prioritize creating safer spaces for women everywhere so that there is an overall impact on growth & development of women & girls, which will also reduce various risk factors that are involved in infringing their rights.

Roundtable Table Discussion on International Women’s Day, 2022 with by Environmental Planning & Co-ordination Organization (EPCO)

Our Founder Srishti Pragat was invited by Environmental Planning & Co-ordination Organization (EPCO), Dept. of Environment, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh on International Women’s Day to become a part of a roundtable discussion focusing on the “Role of Women in Environmental Sustainability” alongside various other experts from the field including Dr. Savita Vyas, Dr. Shriparna, Dr. Sheena Thomas, Dr. Abhilasha Bhawsar,Shaan Suahs Kumar and Sakshi Bharadwaj.

At the panel discussion we talked about the work we do with youth from across the country and how young people’s contribution plays a major role in social change. One of important key point of discussion was on the intersection of gender and climate change, emphasizing on the fact that issues related to climate change cannot be addressed without inclusion of gender.

As an organization Sky Social believes that it is very important to work for women empowerment and prevention of gender-based violence so that women can use their voice and actively participate and become leaders at community, state and national level. For fostering women participation on any aspect, it is the need of the hour to support them, build their capacities and encourage them to be on the forefront without any qualms or fears.