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POP Movement: Spearheading Youth-Led Innovation and Action to Protect Our Planet

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Guest speaker: Dr. Ash Pachauri, Co-Founder & Senior Mentor, POP Movement

The session will provide an overview of the work, vision, and values of the POP (Protect Our Planet) Movement and will showcase projects led by youth spearheading action to tackle climate change through unique, innovative, and technology-based solutions. These projects have been nurtured by the POP Movement under its mentorship program to develop and scale-up their individual and collective impact.

In this session, a panel of dynamic youth will highlight insights, inspiration, and strategies for scale-up implemented by them through their respective, innovative, climate enterprise initiatives.

Dr. Ash Pachauri has a PhD in decision behavior and master’s degree in international management. Having worked with McKinsey & Company before pursuing a career in the social development arena, Dr. Pachauri’s experience in the field of public health emerges from a range of initiatives including those of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, the UN, and CDC program interventions in the US. He is also a technical adviser to the World Health Organization on Self-Care global guidelines.

Dr. Pachauri has been engaged with the use of information technology for health, education, and geo-informatics. A master trainer in behavior change communications and strategic health leadership, Dr. Pachauri has led over 20,000 workshops, events, and activities globally to outreach to youth and communities to promote health and sustainable development.

Widely published, winner of the prestigious Overseas Research Scholarship, awarded for advanced studies in the U.K. and recognized for his academic achievements, Dr. Pachauri pursues interests in research and teaching through ongoing collaboration with universities and institutions. Dr. Pachauri has been recognized by the United Nations for his dedication and leadership in their flagship publication “Portraits of Commitment”. In 2021, he was awarded the GlobalMindED Inclusive Leadership Award for action in the field of Energy and Sustainability. He is an Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Dr. Pachauri serves on the Boards and Advisory groups of several organizations worldwide.


This program is part of a 8-week series on "Topics in International Technology Management: New Business in Asia Driven by Climate-Tech and Sustainability", which begin September 29, 2022 and continue weekly until December 1, 2022. Seminars will be held Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.  Throughout the series, we’ll have guest speakers from industry and academia present examples of problem-driven innovation for environmental sustainability, climate change amelioration and mitigation, ESG reporting, SDG targeting, and related topics. Focus is on present-day developments in Asia business, technology, and investing, along with their implications for Silicon Valley and the U.S.


Our seminars are being offered in a hybrid format and are open to the public in-person for the first time since 2019!

To attend online, please register at <>. This will register you for the entire 9-week series and the same link will be used for all sessions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting series. You may cancel at anytime.

To attend in-person, please register in advance at <>.  Public is welcome on a first come, first served basis.