Vanshica Kant

Global Shaper, New Delhi Hub, United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office (UNRCO)

With the United Nations in India. Mandate to work with the top leadership and secretariat in day-to-day tasks, specific policy matters, crisis management and overall inter agency process and project organization, coordination and monitoring. Policy interests include urbanization, skill development and cultural heritage. As an independent Historian, investigated the colonial railways in late 19th century India through the lens of local passengers contesting space and time on this imperial infrastructure. Area of specialization and intellectual interest lies at the intersection of history, technology and society. Master's (Hons) in Global and Imperial History, University of Oxford; J.N. Tata scholar and a K.C Mahindra scholarship awardee; Bachelor's (Hons) in History, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. Global Shaper, World Economic Forum and Khemka Scholar, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF). Selected for various international forums, including the Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, and the G8 & G20 Youth Summit. Member of several bilateral youth exchanges including the Indo-French Youth Leaders Platform and the India-Japan Global Future Leaders’ Forum. Contributor World Economic Forum Agenda Blog. Curator, Global Shapers New Delhi Hub, a World Economic Forum initiative.