Mr. Ravi Agarwal
Founder Director, Toxics Link
Ravi Agarwal is an artist, writer, curator, and founding director of Toxics Link, an environmental NGO that has pioneered work in the domains of chemical safety, toxins, waste, health, and waste management over the last two decades. Relating to such topics, Ravi has presided over several standards and regulatory committees and actively participates in UNEP, EU, and WHO forums. In 1994 he led the successful campaign to save the Delhi Ridge Forest and has been an active advocate for Delhi’s green and river areas.
Working in photography, video, public art, and installation, Ravi’s work on the relationship between society, culture, and nature has been exhibited at the Kochi Biennial (2016), Sharjah Biennial (2013), and Documenta XI (2002). In 2011, he co-curated the Yamuna-Elbe project, an Indo-German twin-city public art and ecology project. Trained as an engineer and in business management, he has been awarded the IFCS Special Recognition Award (2008) and the Ashoka Fellowship (1998). Ravi writes regularly in both academic and popular media on sustainability issues.
Mr. Krishnendu Bose
Earth Care Productions
Krishnendu Bose, an Economics graduate from the Delhi School of Economics, established Earthcare Films to produce acclaimed documentaries on wildlife conservation and environmental justice. His films have received numerous international accolades, including Tiger the Death Chronicles, which won the conservation award at the International Wildlife Festival in the USA. The Latent City, a film on public art, garnered the Grand Prix at the Document Art Film Festival in Romania. His film Missing, exploring women and climate change, earned him the best director award at the Casselle film festival in Italy. Bose was honored with the CMS-UNEP Prithvi Ratna Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. His latest work, The Tiger Who Crossed the Line, premiered on Discovery Channel and was awarded the National Award for best environment film in 2017.
Krishnendu Bose founded ECO (Earthcare Outreach Trust), to empower South Asian children through filmmaking. He is a visiting faculty member at the National School of Design, serves on IUCN’s Commission of Education and Communication, and is a Trustee of Toxics Link. Krishnendu has produced the Emmy-winning show, The Amazing Race.
Ms. Supreet Jasbir Singh