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Madhav Datt

Madhav Datt

Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small school environmental club at the age of eight. Since then, he has mobilised over 7,000 young volunteers, and has scaled the organisation across 62 countries.

He is leading Green the Gene as an international, completely youth-run non-profit for technology and data-driven environmental projects that help communities facing immediate environmental crises.

He has raised an average of $1+ million annually in funding.

Building on his background in applied AI from Google and IBM Research, he has developed technology, designed and executed multiple projects, including:

  • swimming pool water recycling to recycle 3,000,000+ litres a year in India
  • and 8,000 bio-sand water filters in Tanzania giving safe water access to 40,000+ people etc.

He is also working as the Global Representative for Children and Youth to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), where he has negotiated with diplomatic delegations from UN Member States on resolutions for greater environmental accountability.

Madhav has been invited as a speaker and panellist to international summits, including:

  • the United Nations (UN) General Assembly's High Level Event on Climate Change in New York, US
  • TEDxNIT Kurukshetra, India
  • YSIF, China
  • Rio+20, Brazil
  • UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA), Kenya.

He is majoring in computer science and has studied at Harvard University and IIT Kharagpur.