Vikas Swarup, Amitabh Kant and others speak at the Leadership Forum
The 6th edition of the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) 2016, co-produced by MUNCafÃ© and The Harvard International Relations Council saw eminent speakers address the students .
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India, Vikas Swarup, Official Spokesperson and Joint Secretary of The Ministry of External Affairs of India at the inaugural day andÂ Manjeet Kripalani – Co-Founder & Executive Director, Gateway House spoke at a Leadership Forum earlier todayÂ 1500 student delegates from 150 schools across 15 nations came together for the HMUN which is now an annual feature.
MUNCafÃ©, a Global Academic Simulations Platform hones students negotiating skills and gain insights into what it takes to achieve consensus and progress. Armed with these assets, students can mobilize and engage on the major issues of contemporary world.Â Â Pertaining to this yearâ€™s theme Innovation in Sustainability, the speakers facilitated student delegates on how can they make their voices heard and drive political and social change.
Sampreeth Reddy Samala, Founder, MD, MUNCafÃ© said,Â â€œFor us leadership is to develop a power adaptive capacity in students which will prepare them to solve the most pressing and ever evolving global problems and MUNCafe is the perfect learning tool to do thatâ€.
Aditya Soma, CEO, MUNCafÃ© said, â€œWe have engaged with over 200 of the best schools and 3000 students in MUN across the world in the last three years. Our global Mun conference and leadership programs footprint is increasing each year and we envision to positively impact over 100,000 students from over 150 cities and towns in India by 2019â€.
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India said, â€œHow well India does depends on the youth of our country. The Model United States simulations play a significant role in preparing students for roles in a globally interconnected world.