Asia finalists

Gulalai Ismail (Pakistan)

At 16, Gulalai established an organisation to provide young women with a platform for learning and advocacy. She led a team of 100 young female monitors of the 2013 Pakistan general elections, which examined the challenges to women’s electoral participation.

Hoe Teck Chye David (Singapore)

David is the founder of TMentors, which pairs university students with secondary school students to mentor them in academic and life skills. He is also president of the Step up programme, which assists young children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds in developing their literacy skills.

Madhav Datt (India)

Madhav founded ‘Green the Gene’ at the age of eight, and has overseen its expansion into a youth-led environmental NGO with active projects in 45 countries and 4,800 youth volunteers from schools and universities across the world. He also organises an annual, environmentally-focused secondary school competition called ‘Inspiration’.

Ravi Theja Muthu (India)

Ravi founded Climate Leaders India Network, an NGO aimed at creating awareness on climate change and mitigation strategies. He helped to establish ‘Be The Change’ Academy, a business training institute that has supported and mentored more than 30 young people to start their own green businesses.