Asia Coordinator of UNOY Peacebuilders
Mridul Upadhyay is the Asia Coordinator of UNOY Peacebuilders, where is coordinating with and networking for 13 member organisations from 8 countries of the region. In 2015, he co-founded Youth for Peace International (YfPI), a UNOY member organization in India. He is a development professional who is passionate about transformational youth leadership and peaceful social development. Thus, he has been working at the community, national, regional and international levels through ground projects, networking, activism, trainings and policy advocacy for the last 10 years. He also supports UN Major Group on Children and Youth (MGCY) as Global Focal Point of Humanitarian Affairs and he co-chairs Thematic Working Group on YPS of UN Asia Pacific Interagency Network on Youth (APINY). Previously, he has supported Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network, Commonwealth Youth Council, Rotary International and National Service Scheme (Government of India). Mridul has been a youth consultant to UNSCR 2250 progress study and Youth Peace Security Consultation and contributing author to UNESCO MGIEP’s Youth-led guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education. Mridul was chosen as ‘Commonwealth Young Achiever' is currently also a United State Institute of Peace - Generation Change Fellow.