Kathmandu, July 25
Carlsberg Foundation is sponsoring Young Global Pioneers (YGP) to organise a learning journey for youths from across the globe, for which 23-year-old Saras Adhikari, an engineering student from Nepal, has been selected.
Adhikari was felicitated by Gorkha Brewery — a part of Carlsberg Group — for his appealing business idea to promote Nepali handicrafts. He has been chosen from among thousands of applicants globally, as per a press statement.
YGP is a non-profit organisation geared towards fostering diverse global talent networks. It aims to shape the next generation of responsible leaders with global insights, intercultural skills and aspiration. By providing first-hand insights, interactions, cross-cultural understanding and friendship, YGP strives to inspire young talents, to become responsible and global-minded leaders.
The network group will meet up with local peers, take part in university and business visits, meet young elite entrepreneurs, experience the nature and culture as well as gain insights into both social and environmental NGO projects.
YGP Learning Journey has been developed by Professor Subramanian Rangan from INSEAD Business School, and the learning journey has been designed in partnership with companies and universities; Global Shapers from World Economic Forum, MS-TCDC, SOS Children’s Village and other affiliate organisations from around the world, the statement read.
The three-week learning journey will take place in Tanzania and Zanzibar from July 28 to August 17, and will include 22 participants, aged 19 to 25 from 16 countries. After the journey, the participants will continue to exchange, learn and develop global insights through online seminars.
A version of this article appears in print on July 26, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.