Community >> Pratibha Singh
Company: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand
At the age of 16, Pratibha was doing gymnastics on the precipice of Death Valley, training in a week-long program with the New Zealand Defence Force and presenting her views on the future of New Zealand in Parliament. At the age of 18, she was living in desert-like conditions in the middle of Spain, learning how to build off-grid settlements and survive in times of global warming, water scarcity and resource depletion. Recently, she completed two years at United World College (Maastricht) where she helped organize The International Peace Conference gathering 400 international participants and delivered a keynote at The Hague. An England-born Kiwi Indian, Pratibha Singh is extremely passionate about global citizenship and environmental justice. Having lived in both one of the poorest states in India, with no roof or electricity, as well as in ‘clean-green’ down under; this 20-year-old calls for a systemic change to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time. Currently studying a Bachelor of Global Studies at the University of Auckland, for her it is about ‘questioning the inner places that we as individuals, organizations and governments are operating from’. Hers is story that began on the rooftops in India, in the caves of outback Spain and in the midst of some of the greatest environmental, social and political tipping points in history.