Priyank Badola

Senior Program Coordinator (Mumbai)

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Priyank holds an MSc in Outdoor Education from the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. Transitioning from a role in the consumer banking group at DBS Bank, he pursued his passion for outdoor education and mountain guiding across India, Nepal, the U.S., and Scotland. Over the past nine years, Priyank has worked in the non-formal education sector, specializing in leading multi-day backpacking trips for school and college students. His expeditions prioritize experiential learning, focusing on topics such as landscape, ecology, and environmental education, while simultaneously fostering personal and social development for the youth.

Priyank has contributed significantly to Seeds of Peace through his involvement in diverse regional and international camps, online learning academies, and grant projects in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State. Notably, he was a part of the Kitnay Duur Kitnay Paas initiative, which brought together 42 young and emerging filmmakers from India and Pakistan. The initiative resulted in the creation of eight short films exploring shared cultural, social, and historical narratives between the two countries. These films achieved remarkable success, accumulating over a million views and receiving screenings at numerous prestigious national and international festivals across India, Pakistan, the UAE, the U.S., New Zealand, and Japan.

On another Seeds of Peace grant project, he is working on the Climate Tank Accelerator program for university students from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. This dynamic initiative within the South Asian region confronts the urgent challenge of climate change head-on, fostering youth leadership for impactful solutions.

Leveraging his expertise in facilitation and youth leadership, Priyank has contributed significantly to Core Leadership Programs, Interfaith Harmony Camps, and the Seeds of Peace Camp.

“My involvement with Seeds of Peace has deeply influenced my approach to nurturing empathy, dialogue, and understanding among youth. Engaging in both online and in-person programs, I am grateful for the opportunity to facilitate transformative experiences and cultivate positive learning environments. Working with youth from diverse backgrounds continually challenges me to grow and enables me to support them in making meaningful contributions to their communities.”