Saket Mani is an entrepreneur, global youth activist, community mobilizer and a strategist focusing on advocacy, partnership, grassroots program implementation & communications. He is focused on driving advocacy and policy on sustainable development, skill development, education, youth & human rights, climate change, and gender justice. A natural leader and globally recognized activist, he is powerfully equipped with superior communication and interpersonal skills and has a refined understanding of multicultural & multilingual partnerships to maximize strategic benefit. Mindful of the need for inclusive advocacy, Saket’s outreach engages change makers from rural, semi-urban, and urban areas. A committed champion for gender rights, Saket currently serves as the UN Women’s Youth Planet 50/50 Champion for Gender Equality. Highlighting the power of volunteerism, he mobilized 200,000+ people to commit and pledge support for ‘HeForShe’, the UN Women’s Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. Saket is the founding member of 1M1B (1 Million for 1 Billion) Foundation, which is a 501c3 leadership, entrepreneurship and an innovation initiative aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to his work on gender rights, he served as the Global Youth Advocate for the UN Secretary General’s My World 2015 Global Citizen Survey, which crowdsourced approx. 7 million young people to voice their perspectives and concerns regarding the development of the SDGs. Additionally, he is the founder of the ‘Youth Love Development’ Facebook group (25,000+ Members) and is a wannabe tech enthusiast, a feminist, voracious reader, gastronome, and cultural explorer.
Host Organization: American India Foundation
Role at American India Foundation
At the American India Foundation (AIF), Saket will support the CEO and strategically assess progress, evaluate opportunities and determine fit within the organization’s priorities. He will create and update organizational dashboards and annual business calendars to review KPI’s and manage a variety of long term projects.