Devanik Saha
Teach for India

Devanik Saha is currently a Teach For India 2011 Fellow teaching 3rd grade in a low income MCD Girls School in New Delhi. He is also the Founder of Start Up Girl, a venture which aims to promote female entrepreneurship in India.

He graduated from Vellore Institute of Technology, India with a major in Electronics Engineering. At Vellore, he launched several experiments to help his juniors follow unconventional careers by connecting them to high impact introductions and entrepreneurs. Last year he co-founded Youth for Policy & Dialogue, a youth think tank of public policy and manages the climate initiative. This year he launched a nationwide COP 17 Campaign to mobilize the youth to fight for climate change and plans to send a delegation to COP 17 Durban in December. He was a part of the Indian delegation at the South Asian Youth Summit on Climate Change in Sri Lanka in October 2010.

He is currently also involved with Team India, Project Survival Media, an environmental journalism network which broadcasts stories of survival and ingenuity in face of climate change and will work on creating a documentary showing small scale solar power in West Bengal.

His interests include education, sustainable development, environmental journalism, BoP market solutions and public policy.His personal blog is and can be reached at

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