A mechanical engineer by training, Sonam Wangchuk has worked primarily in the field of education reform for the last 30 years. His work is directly responsible for bringing the percentage of pass grades in the crucial Ladakhi 10th grade examinations up to 75% from 5%. His vision for the Himalayan communities to lead sustainable lives has resulted in innovations like the Ice Stupa and passive solar heated buildings.
An entrepreneur turned educator, Gitanjali is passionate about creating an environment that empowers learners and facilitators to become the best versions of themselves. Gifted in multiple disciplines such as business, education, and performing arts, she believes that human beings can continue to grow into multi-faceted individuals throughout their lives, and the aim of education is to instill this lifelong quest for learning.
The Principal Architect at Abaxial Architects Pvt. Ltd., Suparna Bhalla is visiting faculty of various architecture schools in Delhi-NCR. She writes for several design journals and is on the Editorial Board of Green Life magazine and the advisory for the Future Institute. She is an architect and conservationist who has worked on a number of architecture, conservation and interior projects in India and abroad.
Sanjay Prakash is an architect who specialises in energy-conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music, production design, and more. Over the years, he has integrated all his work with the practice of new urbanism and sustainability. He is a co-founder of the Future Institute, a founding member and the lead architect at HIAL, and principal consultant of his design firm, SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures.