Next Leaders Summit 2022

Bringing People Together, Sharing Visions Together

Date: 4 & 5 June, 2022, Time: 12:15 to 15:15 JST

Meet the global leaders face to face, connect and be inspired. Gain and share new ideas and best leadership practices. Empower your community.

Ian Shimizu

Ian Shimizu is an environmentalist and educator based in Tokyo, Japan. Born in 1992, Ian has been active in the environmental field since his time at university. He helped found the Japan division of and in 2020 founded weMORI, a nonprofit which works to protect and restore forests around the world. weMORI works with corporations and organizations from around the world to implement innovative forest related projects.

Ying Liang

Co-founder and co-creator of Schumi Learning Garden

Former urban girl becoming rural dweller, Ying facilitates a rural revitalization movement which reconnects self to others and nature through experiential learning and daily-life practices. Her mission is to be a bridge between the East and West. Ying graduated from Schumacher College in Economics for Transition with Honors and also has a Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Peace Studies.

Prachi Shevgaonkar

Prachi Shevgaonkar is a climate entrepreneur and the founder of Cool The Globe - an app for climate action with users from 100+ countries. Prachi is the first Indian citizen to be appointed on the advisory board of the Climate Leadership Coalition, alongside the prime minister of Finland and European Union Leaders.

Lorina Sthapit

Lorina is the cofounder of Aji’s, a social enterprise that empowers elders to live healthy and happy lives. She is the host of Aji’s Podcast, which documents the extraordinary and inspiring stories of our elders. She has a decade of experience working as a development professional for organizations such as Oxfam, IFAD, and CARE in Nepal, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Italy. She is also a yoga teacher and a Kathak dancer.