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Speaker Details

We are blessed to have the eminent personalities as speakers in the event, who have made us proud at the world stage as Odia. Beyond their success in the profession they are in, their contribution to Odisha and Odia diaspora is inspirational.

Archana Soreng

Archana Soreng

Member of UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group

A member of the Khadia tribe in Odisha, Soreng holds a Masters degree in Regulatory Governance from TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Mumbai. Post her Masters, while working for the TISS Forest Rights and Governance Project in Odisha, she first interacted with Vasundhara – a policy advocacy organisation that works on natural resource governance. She is now professionally associated with them. She is also an active member of YOUNGO (Children and Youth Constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and has participated in the UNCCD COP 14 as part of the Global Youth Caucus on Desertification and Land. Last year, Soreng attended the 66th Session of CESCR (Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) which was held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, where she represented India.

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