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The program will explore diverse flavors of activism through a dynamic lecture and workshop series featuring world-class thought leaders and fellow changemakers across the globe.

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As part of the Changemakers Academy, students will focus on analyzing and challenging the state of climate change in our world today. Through a comprehensive three-week digital workshop, students will unpack the roots of climate change and gain tools to become an empowered agent of change for their communities. The program will be delivered in a dynamic case-study format featuring global visionaries and offer the opportunity to engage with students around the globe.


Upon program completion, participants are required to commit to a project or initiative within their local communities to fight towards the liberation of gender discrimination. Students will have the support of fellow young global leaders participating throughout the program and the broader #TeamVidya network.


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January 7, 2022


Submit your "letter to the world" to showcase your interest in community-led activism


Complete a series of preliminary readings to support discussions 

and workshop case studies


Apply learnings in the form of a personal commitment or community-based project related to climate change


Engage in thought-provoking discussions facilitated by visionary climate experts 


Communicate and network regularly with fellow changemakers across the globe via a private network

featured academy lecturers 

Durlabh Ashok


Guest Lecturer


Durlabh is an award-winning youth leader recognized by the United Nations in 2019 for his grassroots climate action interventions.


Durlabh is passionate about supporting purpose-driven individuals that are inspired to lead change in their communities. His approach works by mentoring them so that they gain clarity on how they can make a difference. He has also worked with organizations such as World Economic Forum, US State Department, The Asia Foundation, UNEP, Hult Prize, Social Shifters The DO, Future Makers, WWF Pakistan, and National Incubation Center Karachi to name a few.

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Dominique Souris


Guest Lecturer


Dominique is the co-founder and Executive Director of Youth Climate Lab, where she works with a dedicated team to enable youth around the globe to create the just, climate-resilient futures they deserve. 

She is passionate about the intersections of climate justice, social innovation and climate finance. She leads the design, partnerships and fundraising of YCL’s projects, which have thus far engaged youth in 77 countries, supported nearly 50 youth-led climate ventures, and sparked close to 100 policy ideas.

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