Saurav Roy is currently a consultant at Ashoka India and Bangladesh. Energized by his passion for learning, futures, and story-telling, he emphasizes the importance of creating safe spaces for sharing and teaching stories of positive, alternative futures as key to paving long-term impact in shaping a brighter future. Having a keen interest in arts and travels, he started his own company of sustainable tourism when he was 18. Growing up around conflicts and violence, he understood the importance of empathy at an early age and began his journey of changemaking when he was 12, founding various initiatives to curb out violence, bullying and drug abuse among his friends.
Before joining Ashoka he worked with Pollinate Energy in operations and Kadam India in developing business expansion strategies. Outside of work, he is currently working on his compilation and translation of works of Baul philosophy majorly focusing on Fakir Lalon Shah. A global shaper in Bangaluru Hub, he became the youngest at age, 19 to join IDEX Global Fellowship. He lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh now.
In conversation with Ashoka Fellow, Runa Khan
Ashoka Bangladesh organized a 4-day immersive workshop for our Youth Venture community in Bangladesh to explore the work of Ashoka Fellow, Runa Khan in Gaibandha and giving them tools on leadership, collaboration, fundraising, and design thinking. Furthermore, the primary focus was helping them see the EACH vision and becoming co-leaders.
Listen to the powerful conversation between Ashoka Fellow, Runa Khan and our Youth Venturers where she answers questions on women empowerment, leadership, climate change and social entrepreneurship with her grit and wisdom.
The audio is an excerpt from our recent #FrameworkChangeWorkshop in Gaibanda, where we explored the work of Friendship NGO and their holistic approach to poverty alleviation in rural chars of Bangladesh.