Mentorship Program for Youth Leaders in Environment Conservation


Program Description

India faces several environmental challenges. There is an urgent need to act in relation to environmental awareness and stewardship across the stakeholder spectrum. The U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai (USCG-M) and the Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) have partnered to develop a six-month youth leadership program which matches environmental experts (mentors) with young leaders (mentees) to bring to life scalable, replicable and innovative solutions that address environmental challenges.

Program Objectives

  • Educate young leaders on entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills in relation to environmental sustainability
  • Catalyze the conception of innovative sustainable solutions that address India’s pressing challenges in relation to natural resource stewardship as well as air, water and other pollution

About USCG-M and Ekonnect

The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai is a branch of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to India under the direction of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.  The Consulate represents the United States in Western India and provides an array of services to American citizens residing or traveling in its consular district and assists non-Americans with visas to the U.S. Dosti House, Your American Space, is located at the Consulate and provides information about the United States, programs on U.S. culture and society, and offers space to partners for programs on issues of mutual importance to the United States and India. Website:    

Established in 2012, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation is a Section 8 not-for-profit company offering awareness, training and education programs in the domains of environmental management and sustainability. The foundation serves as a platform for the development of programs as well as their delivery. Website:  

Program Contact

Ms. Sivaranjani Subramanian

Assistant Vice President

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation


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Contact Ekonnect

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation
1308, Wing B, Kohinoor Square,
N. C. Kelkar Road,Shivaji Park,
Dadar (West), Mumbai 400 028
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