Case Study: Haripriya's story as a SDG Coordinator

Case Study: Haripriya's story as a SDG Coordinator

"What is best about this initiative,” Haripriya recounted, “is there are insights shared by people from all walks of life - they could be scholars, policymakers, professionals, educators, and whatnot - and we make sure that our questions are never biased to any of our personal perspectives."

Haripriya E. is our SDG Coordinator at TERI SAS, New Delhi.

Following her several-year stint in the food industry, she decided to enhance her understanding of environmental and social justice by pursuing Masters in Environmental Studies and Resource Management from TERI SAS, New Delhi, India.

Haripriya believes that she delivers her best when she sees community development and engagement. Driven by this, she worked in the SDG Student hub for a year and realized how impactful the club was in terms of bridging the gap and creating awareness on grassroots problems of sustainability. To Haripriya, the hub is an escape where she, along with many like-minded students, gets to explore different spheres of sustainable development. This, along with her conviction that we are each responsible for putting forth the right dialogues and bringing in significant change within our universities and communities, led her to apply for the SDG Coordinator position.

The SDG Hub at TERI SAS is comprised of students from all sorts of backgrounds spanning from climate science and policy to economics. In spite of this, all of the members have one thing in common: the passion to find solutions for the ongoing environmental concerns along with building an environmentally aware community, thus engaging people who do not currently feel accountable towards achieving environmental and social justice.


Some of the key initiatives that the Hub has had since the time Haripriya became the coordinator include Sustainability Talks on a variety of topics such as World Elephant Day 2020, International Day of Peace, and International Coastal Cleanup Month; Twitter Chats on subjects like Environment Impact Assessment Draft 2020, National Education Policy 2020, and one on the proposal of the Indian government from disinvesting from the research in premium institutes. “What is best about this initiative,” Haripriya recounted, “is there are insights shared by people from all walks of life--they could be scholars, policymakers, professionals, educators, and whatnot--and we make sure that our questions are never biased to any of our personal perspectives.”

Read the rest of the story on the SDG Students Program website.

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