Following their successful forums in New Delhi and Mumbai in 2012, Australia India Youth Dialogue leaders converge on Melbourne this month to continue this important conversation.
On January 30 and 31, 2013, AIYD will host the next stage of the bi-lateral dialogue in Melbourne before continuing on to Sydney for the final day of the Australian leg of the process.
Formed in 2011 to connect promising youth from Australia and India, the AIYD is fostering generational partnerships whose positive impact will shape relations between the two countries in the 21st century.
The dialogue brings together 15 young Australian leaders and 15 young Indian leaders for talks on such issues as sustainability, international security, social innovation and education.
Some of the delegates include:
* 2010 Australian Young Journalist of the Year, Latika Bourke (Canberra);
* Australian Rugby Sevens Vice Captain and 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Jacob Taylor (Sydney);
* Local government representative for Marrickville, Jo Haylen (Sydney);
* George Muthoot Alexander, Vice President, Muthoot Finance (Bangalore);
* Indian Olympic swimmer Hakimmudin Habibulla (Bangalore);
* Bhuvana Anand, Director of Development and Communications at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi); and,
* Bhakti Vithalani, Founder and CEO of Big Spring (Mumbai).
The Australia India Institute is a Distinguished Partner of the Youth Dialogue.
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