Kehkashan Basu


Green Hope Foundation

Winner of the 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize, Kehkashan Basu is an iconic global influencer, champion of women and children’s rights, TEDx speaker, author, musician, peace and sustainability campaigner. A Forbes 30 Under 30, Kehkashan is a United Nations Human Rights Champion, a National Geographic Young Explorer, the Regional Organizing Partner for North America for the NGO Major Group and one of Canada’s Top25 Women of Influence. Kehkashan is the Founder-President of global social innovation enterprise Green Hope Foundation and has spoken at over 500 United Nations and other global fora across 26 countries. She is the youngest Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Winner of the World Literacy Award for for Significant Contribution to Literacy by a Young Person, Winner of the Pax Christi Toronto Teacher of Peace Award and a Co-Leader of the UN Women Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice.


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