Centre For Green
Building Material and Technology


AAKANKSHA MANJUNATHASWAMY


(Trustee and Outreach Officer)

Aakanksha has an IB Diploma and is currently pursuing BA in International Studies (Class of 2016) from Leiden University in The Hague. She has also attended courses in Economics from Brown University and in Citizenship from Harvard Extension School. She attended the Leadership Ambassador- People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University and attended a NASA space program in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been actively participating all the CGBMT programs since its inception and connecting it a wide audience.

She has participated in over 10 Model United Nations programs between 2009-2014 in India and abroad. She has been writing and been on the editorial board for her schools and university newspapers and yearbook consistently. She has interned at Habitat for Humanity, Bangalore, India, the Indian Embassy inThe Hague and the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy  in Bangalore.

She has been actively participating and volunteering in different types of programs with various organizations like Spastic Society of India, Rotary club, Vanitha Sahay Vani, Makkala Sahay Vani , Habitat for Humanity etc,  and her school and university from a very early age . At Lieden University, she was the External Affairs Officer at Bachelor Association of International Studies (B.A.S.I.S) in The Hague,  started the ‘Community Outreach Committee’ for students ; was part of the Student Information Team and Head of the Events Committee. She was also part of a Student consultant team to PARTOS, a Dutch organization for NGO’s working in the field of International Development. She presented paper at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy at the UN, New York in September 2015.