International Youth Forum | New Delhi 2012

“A youth without fire is followed by an old age without experience.”

The Youth are not only leaders of tomorrow, but also partners of today. We at IYF are an inspired young team of individuals with a shared mission; a mission to change the world. With India witnessing a radical change in the mindset of people towards governance and policies, and increasing despondency among people due to continuous compromise of citizens’ welfare, there is a rising need to address the grass root challenges of development and focus on making the world self-reliant through both – individual and cooperative efforts.

International Youth Forum is a one of its kind endeavor to bring together motivated and inspired young adults from across the world to deliberate and work towards effective Policy, Change and Development. It is our ‘Call for Action’ to the youth worldwide.

IYF will connect the world on a common platform and promote a sense of global-oneness. Through this initiative we wish to provide a positive stimulus to individuals who want to make a difference. We aim to connect various Student Groups, NGO’s, Social Organizations and Youth Communities to work together for a better future.

The Forum will be centered around the theme ‘Role of Youth in Indian Renaissance’ with discussions, seminars and competitions based on Social Entrepreneurship, Model Governance and Citizens’ Participation.

IYF is an initiative by Youth of India and Alexis Society has taken the lead as its Principal Organizer. Last time when we came together, we built a nation. This time, let us reform the world.

“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved.”- Swami Vivekananda


Formal Events

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Participant Presentations
  • Seminars
  • Panel Discussions
  • Focus Group Session
  • Action Group Meeting

Informal Events

  • Global Village
  • Cultural Night
  • Fashion Show
  • Musical Performances
  • Dance and Drama Performances

Main Forum

Day 1 – Youth Participation in Democracy and Policy Framework
Day 2 – Youth Empowerment and Social Inclusion – Active Citizenship
Day 3 – Youth and the Role of Media

Focussed Workshops

Day 1 – Youth and Environment
Day 2 – Youth and Emotional Intelligence
Day 3 – Youth and Innovation

Action Forum

Daily: Model Indian Governance (Only for Indian Citizens)

List of Speakers

  • Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
  • Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
  • Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
  • Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia,Chairperson, Board of Governors,Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
  • Mrs. Kiran Soni Gupta, IAS,Principal Secretary, General Administration & Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Rajasthan
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva,Founder, Navdanya
  • Shri B V Rao, Editor, Governance Now
  • Dr. Trilochan Sastry, Professor, IIM Bangalore
  • Dr. Shailendra Singh, Professor, IIM Lucknow
  • Dr. K B L Srivastava, Professor and Head, Humanities & Social Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Dr. D P Abrol, Professor and Head, Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu
  • Dr. N Parasuraman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation,
  • Mrs. Pankaj Bhadouria, MasterChef India Winner
  • Ms. Mahima Khanna, Investment Analyst, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
  • Dr. Satnam Kaur, Joint Director, Directorate of Human Resource Management, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
  • Shri Anshu Gupta (Asoka Fellow), Founder Director, Goonj
  • Shri Swapnil Kant Dixit, Executive Director, Jagriti Yatra
  • Shri Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Shri Shishir Srivastava, Head, Personality Development and Career Counselling Department, City Montessori School, Lucknow
  • Shri Prateek Shah, Founder, Green Smyles
  • Shri Seth Rosario, Life Coach

Other Details

Eligibility Criteria

To Apply


Manjari Sharma
Coordinator, Information Office
International Youth Forum for Policy, Change and Development
New Delhi,

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