Cricket Australia hosts AIYD 2015 delegates

Cricket Australia hosts AIYD 2015 delegates

On 26 January, as India commemorated Republic Day and Australians celebrated Australia Day, Cricket Australia hosted 30 young leaders from Australia and India to kick off the Australia India Youth Dialogue 2015. As part of proceedings, the delegates heard from a panel of experts about the role of sport in diplomacy. The panel was comprised of cricketing great Doug Walters, Greg ‘Mo’ Matthews, AIYD Delegate and former vice captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket team Lisa Sthalekar and Gurinder Sandhu, the first male cricketer of Indian ancestry to represent Australia in an international tournament. Following the panel session, delegates were given a tour of the SCG. The AIYD is grateful to Cricket Australia for its ongoing support.

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Achyutha Sharma

Achyutha Sharma

Achyutha has a decade of experience in Brand, Design, Retail and Marketing. He is a fashion graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi. He currently runs Collaborative Community, a brand and design consulting firm that works with start-up businesses and the development sector. The brand firm has worked with start-ups and other businesses in the area of apparel, food & beverage, e-commerce, and retail brand across sectors. In the development sector, it has worked with diverse non-profit and social enterprises across themes such as education, livelihood, craft, energy, water and sanitation. He also runs Sulochana Development Trust, a charitable trust that supports Creative Arts & Design for Social Impact. He has been a speaker at Indian and international conferences, a fellow with AIYD 2014, Acumen Fund India fellow 2014 and has been nominated for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards 2012 by British Council India. Achyutha’s interest specifically in the Australian-Indian relationship is in the area of design, entrepreneurship, social sector, arts & culture. He is continuing the Samaanata dialogue on craft & culture that originated from an Australian project. Achyutha is passionate about building brands and articulates his insights under Designing Growth and Design Impact blogs.