Would you like to dine with the change-makers of tomorrow? Are you a passionate follower of sustainable ideologies, with strong views about veganism, zero-waste, climate change, and other global issues? Then we have just the thing for you!
At this year’s Global Citizenship Conference, the Melton Foundation will be hosting a Civic Dinner – a dinner where you will get the chance to have a meaningful, productive discourse about issues that matter!
You will be joined by table host – a passionate change-maker and innovation-leader who will guide you through the nuances of several selected global issues- and also by carefully selected delegates from other countries, like Ghana, China, Germany, and Chile.
Civic Dinners allow you to intimately discuss the different aspects of global issues – and have impactful conversations with other individuals to find real, effective solutions.
Civic Dinners works with cities, regions, nonprofits and thought leaders to design and manage community conversations. With our first-of-its-kind collaboration, we are thrilled to be bringing partnering with Civic Dinners to bring the conversation to the vibrant city of Bengaluru!
Join us at the table!
We have limited passes available - and registrations for Civic Dinners are based on a first-come-first-served basis. Do hurry and get your ticket to insightful discourse today!
With Civic Dinners at this #IndiaGCC2019, we plan to launch, manage and scale community conversations over food. With the goal of transforming dinner tables into forums for positive social change, we're inviting 'You' as a guest for the Civic Dinner themed 'A Civic Dinner around Sustainable Action'! Your table hosts will be emerging leaders in Sustainability from Bangalore and you will be accompanied by GCC participants from around the world!
This all-inclusive vegan sustainable dinner is available to you at a subsidized early bird fee of INR 500 only. :)
To confirm your participation, RSVP here today!
Yogi-sthaan serves macrobiotic cuisines portraying the age-long dietary sketch of ancient and traditional India. Ambiance and food at our Civic Dinner venue are planned and prepared to impart instant peace and deep inspiration.
Our Civic Dinner table hosts are emerging leaders in Sustainability - from Bangalore and around the world!
Meet Sandeep Anirudhan
Volunteer for LifeRead Bio
Meet Chirag S. Rao
Team HasiruRead Bio
Meet Mrudula Joshi
Meet Kwabena Twumasi Ankrah
The Controversy CourtRead Bio
Meet Akshata Bhadranna
Meet Ziqi Zhou
Media and Marketing - London School of EconomicsRead Bio
Meet Nickhil Sharma
Head of Operations, Abicart IndiaRead Bio
Meet Neli Blum
Melton Foundation and RAA LeizpigRead Bio
Volunteer for Life
Sandeep Anirudhan is a ‘volunteer for life’ – founder and core-team member of 8 movements, and an active member of at least 10 more, all of them, in the domain of sustainability and citizen engagement.
A former serial entrepreneur and management professional, a chance encounter with death made Sandeep Anirudhan revisit all this life choices. Ever since, he has been building money-free and organisation-free voluntary communities to address the challenges of our times such as sustainability, learning, awareness, citizen engagement and action, natural farming, water security, lake conservation, forest conservation, restoration and renewal of our ecosystems and habitats, and many more… Through all of these, he has been trying to generate conscious living on our planet, in our society and our communities.
Chirag S. Rao is one of the founder trustees of Team Hasiru – a registered, non-profit, working for a Cleaner and Greener Bangalore.
Team Hasiru devises projects and events which are result-oriented and whose primary focus is Nature and Society. Team Hasiru has undertaken more than 15+ large scale Environmental drives and Societal Welfare drives in 2+ years and are also official facilitators for the 1 crore plantation drive within Karnataka state by the year 2020.
Mrudula started journaling her lifestyle changes on Instagram under the name “Ullisu” to explore all the boundaries of sustainable choices one could make. In the effort to communicate her progress to everyone, she noticed how some are more likely to change than others. Thus, she began studying the possible socio-psychological factors behind the gap that exists in passionate members of the environmental movement and the rest of the world.
Since then, Mrudula is on a quest to create a platform where anyone can feel capable of making drastic changes to live a sustainable lifestyle.
The Controversy Court
Kwabena Twumasi Ankrah is a Fellow of the Melton Foundation and a Senior at Ashesi University reading a B.Sc in Business Administration.
He is the founder of Abofra – an Early childhood education mobile application for children in urban slums and the Creator & Moderator for the Controversy Court – a liberal platform that promotes inclusion, diversity, authenticity and positive action through discussions of sensitive and “taboo” issues on continental Africa.
Akshata is a marketing professional who is passionate about Environment and planet earth. Co-founder of Dopolgy, she is currently living an eco-friendly lifestyle and aspires to be zero-waste in the next 5 years. With a dream to inspire many to turn eco-friendly, she is working on workshops to create awareness.
She is a bibliophile, a feminist, traveler and a blogger. You can connect with her on @opinionatedmua on Twitter and Instagram.
Media and Marketing - London School of Economics
Ziqi Zhou studied journalism in Zhejiang University and Media and communication in London School of Economics. Spending 5 years in institutions famous for engineering and social entrepreneurship, and working for top technology companies in both China and United Kingdom, she learned how to incorporate her expertise of communication with technology, to help engineers with empathy thinking with wider audience, and to tell stories about technology that’s accessible to anyone with or without a technical background.
Head of Operations, Abicart India
Nickhil is a 27-year-old Energy Engineer from Delhi/Bangalore, India. He currently calls Göteborg, Sweden his home, and works as a business head for a Swedish e-commerce platform working for small and medium businesses in India. He gets to work with incredible, talented people from both these countries.
During his Master’s Nickhil explored several sustainability topics and developed a passion for them. One of his most rewarding experiences was working with the Swedish Transport Department and other stakeholders in the transportation sector to understand and envision the future of transportation in that part of the world. He hopes for an integrated, green, equitable and accessible transportation and more importantly that more and more people realize the true cost of transportation.
Melton Foundation and RAA Leizpig
Neli enjoys facilitating self-reflection through a systemic counseling mindset as well as creating new ideas for social innovations. After coordinating a global start-up providing culturally sensitive sex-education through social web-app, Neli joined RAA Leizpig e.V., an NGO driving intercultural and educational projects in Leizpig, Germany, where she leads the new project HeRoes. Here she found the perfect mix of her passion: HeRoes is a peer-to-peer feminist education project empowering boys to promote gender equality and “stand up against oppression in the name of honor”. A Senior Fellow of the Melton Foundation, she also offers participatory design consulting for NGOs and civil society organizations.
Neli holds a Master Degree in social work and social management from Friedrich Schiller Universität. A yoga session in the morning is a must for her!
Join us for an evening of conversation, inspiration, impact and great food! This first-of-its-kind experience brings together young changemakers from across the world, who unpack ways to incorporate sustainability in our daily lives over a shared meal! Bring your curiosity, your appetite, and SEE YOU THERE!