Lead2030 Challenge Winner: Ajay Mittal

The Challenge: How can we solve health and environmental equity?


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Through the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 3, AstraZeneca has granted US $50,000 to small, innovative, youth-led non-profit organisations which aim to solve the climate and health challenges facing young people today. In addition to the grant, the winners also receive a fully-funded Scholarship to attend the 2024 One Young World Summit in Montreal, Canada, as well as mentorship by AstraZeneca and inclusion in a development programme through the YHP’s Impact Fellowship.

Applications invited a wide range of ideas, ranging from developing youth climate advocacy capability and health awareness, promoting carbon-friendly solutions to address health equity issues, support climate-health entrepreneurship, targeting food waste and enabling healthy diets, and beyond. 


About the Environment Conservation Society


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In 2008, the Environment Conservation Society (ECS) - also known as SwitchON Foundation) was founded as a nonprofit with a commitment to equitable and sustainable development through promoting ecosystems for Clean Air and Sustainable Cities, Clean Energy, Climate Smart Agriculture, Conservation and Integrated Management of Natural Resources, Just Transition, and Skilling. ECS is driven by a vision to create a sustainable and equitable India with the mission of promoting sustainable livelihoods and addressing environmental challenges through innovative business models and technologies while creating opportunities for 10 million people at the bottom of the pyramid by 2030.




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