Varun hails from an Engineering and a Policy background and has been appointed as the Chair for Youth Committee of UNESCO led GAMAG division. In his previous year with IIC, he worked with NITI Aayog, Government of India on developing the Digital Transformation index and National Data and Analytics Portal. Prior to IIC, he has worked with Teach for India in the capacity of a Leadership Fellow for fostering academic impact and empowering communities. Also, he has led the youth element for the HeforShe campaign, a UN Women Initiative for advocating gender equality. He has delivered TEDx talks on the topics of “Youth Leadership” and “Increasing Youth Engagement and Participation”. Varun is extremely excited for his new role of Engagement Manager and wishes to expand his learning by navigating India’s development matrix and contributing to the vast scope of work along with his team.