The Dais

Core Team

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Keshav Gupta

Founder

The Founder of The Dais Foundation, Keshav holds a degree in Law, besides one in Economics from the University of Delhi. He was chosen as a youth delegate, based on his work in Peace Education to participate in ‘UNESCO’s International Conference on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education’, New Delhi. An active advocate for the youth leadership, he has spoken on Youth Leadership and Peace Education as a panelist at the International Meet for Women on Non Violence and Peace at Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, on Role of Youth in Development at IIT Delhi besides other prestigious platforms. He has been working for the Greenfield planning for Sustainable Development in the district of Champawat, Uttarakhand. He has been a Peace Advocate with the Global Peace Foundation, India and Global Peace Youth Corps, Nepal. He works as the Editor of the India Law Journal. He finished his schooling from Delhi Public School, R.K Puram, having also studied at Ramjas Public School, Anand Parvat. He founded the Hans Raj College Group Discussion Forum and worked with Liberal Youth Forum as a Campus Ambassador and a Mentor. He has also worked in the Advice Group of the United Nations Youth Association Network (Geneva) to organize and spread the culture of Model UN Conferences across Asia.

Devesh Gupta

Director - Youth Development and Education Initiatives

Working as the Vice President at International Centre for Sustainable Development, India and The Head of Research at the Dais Foundation, Devesh holds a graduate degree in Law from University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU Delhi while having finished his schooling from Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. Devesh has been involved in promoting Peace Education, and has reached out to more than 10000 students by direct classroom interventions through conducting workshops on social themes at different schools and colleges across India, Afghanistan. At Teach For India, with the Dais Foundation, Devesh has worked with more than 1000 underprivileged children and has conducted skill-building workshops on the themes of Disarmament,Climate Change, and Gender Inequality. Devesh has also worked as an Executive Board Member at the Global Sustainability Summit 2017, New Delhi . He represented the The Dais Foundation at International Civil Society’s Week 2017, and the World Assembly 2017 organised by CIVICUS and PIANGO at Fiji. He has been involved in Debating, Model UN for over 6 years while having also volunteered for Ekta Parishad and other such organizations like the Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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Parth Gaikwad

Director - Technology and Outreach

Parth Gaikwad is currently working with The Dais as the Director - Media and Outreach. He is pursuing masters from Harvard School of Business and completed Bachelors' in Technology from SRM University and is an alumnus of PIS.Mumbai. Parth is the founder of one of Asia's biggest MUN conferences - Delhi International Model United Nations.

He is a professional graphics and web designer and has been working in the field for 8 years to develop technology based Solutions. Being an executive technical head of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) his name has been mentioned several times in Limca Book of world Records, RHR London and India book of Records. He has worked in South East, Europe and Afghanistan. He has been chairing prestigious MUN conferences overseas in more than 17 countries in Europe and Asia.

Parth has been working closely with various UN & Government bodies, NGO's, Institutions and Youths for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and capacity building. He has not only Trained and advised UN Volunteers but also to many conferences in India,Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has also given a youth led TED talk and has played an important role in the Teach For India’s projects for teaching underprivileged students from government schools in India. He has also served as a correspondent to the Indian Prime Minister's Office (PMO) through the Dais Foundation and has been working with various Ministry in the Government of India. He has not only garnered national popularity but has also acquired international reputation while working as the Secretary at International Centre for Sustainable Development for implementing Sustainable Development Goals.