Imphal, Sept 29
Monika Devi Ingudam from Manipur was conferred the prestigious “National Youth Icon Award 2019” by the International Youth Committee at the World Youth Summit 2019, held at New Delhi.
Monika is among the 79 young leaders from across the globe were honoured National youth icon award 2019 by International Youth Committee, New Delhi on 27th Sept. 2019. She was conferred the award in recognition of her contribution towards attaining UN SDGs in India.
The National Youth Icon Award is the premiere and the highest youth award in India for Excellence in Development Work aim to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the nation. The National Youth Icon Award give international, regional and national recognition and support to those young men and women who have demonstrated young people’s capacity and potential to make positive contributions to their communities, nations and the world at large.
Monika is a development professional, currently working at ActionAid India. She is an agriculturist by training, since the last 4 years, she has been working with more than 10,000 farmers in the country to promote sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining ActionAid India, she was associated with ICCO corporation the Netherlands, Ministry of DoNER, and many other CSOs in promoting SDGs and supported many Agripreneurs by providing hand holding incubation support to Agri startups. She also went to the Founder school (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) StartAD, at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Monika has represented India at many international youth platforms as a youth delegate - namely IYC World Youth conference 2016, UNESCO World Youth conference on kindness 2019, Global Changemakers |Global youth summit 2018, commonwealth model conference 2017, SRCC global sustainability summit 2017, Asia’s Livelihood Summit 2017, South Asian Young Women Leadership Conclave 2018 etc.
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