Panel Session 1: 09:30 - 10:30

Time To Level Up – Unleash The Greatness Within

Harsha Ravindran

Co-Founder & CEO
of Ascendance

Harsha Ravindran (Co-Founder & CEO of Ascendance)

A 19-year-old social entrepreneur; 3 times TEDx speaker and International Conference speaker; and recipient of the Diana Award for Young Changemakers in 2019. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ascendance – an international youth movement that works with over 35,000 students across 28 countries that helps students discover what they love doing, get real-world hands-on experiences in the fields that they are passionate about and create sustainable careers for themselves. She also founded the start-up,, a social impact venture that helps offline businesses take their first step online through fast, simple template-based websites. They currently have over 400+ clients across 4 continents.

Harsha is also the author of the book ‘The Makings of A Teenage Entrepreneur’, which was released in 2021.

Bupe Chikumbi

Founder and Executive Director, Genius Education Zambia

Bupe Chikumbi (Founder and Executive Director, Genius Education Zambia)

She is the founder and Executive Director of Genius Education Zambia, an EdTech, STEM organisation with an impact of 100,000. She is also a curriculum evaluated and approved writer with the ministry of  education Zambia and has a curriculum development center  rating of 84% and 1000+ textbooks in libraries in Zambia. She is an impact driven leader and her leadership track is; 2022 One Young World Delegate, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)- Youth Project Officer, Clinton Global Initiative University 2022 Class, 2022 YouthxYouth Activist, Youth Delegate at UNITE 2030 and YOUNGA 21, Mandela Washington Fellowship Candidate, 2020/21 Atlas Corps Leadership Fellowship Semi-finalist, an Ashoka Changemakers Everywhere Academy Fellow, a Young European Leadership(YEL) alumni and World Merit former intern. Bupe is an active member of Global Changemakers (GCMx), Youth 7 community and IEEE Zambia.

Dinie Fadil

Communication Consultant, Founder of Tokey Social Enterprise

Dinie Fadil (Communication Consultant, Founder of Tokey Social Enterprise)

A social entrepreneur and social activist, focusing on women empowerment and community development.

Enthusiastic and passionate towards making a change for the community, Dinie founded TOKEY Social Enterprise to empower marginalised youth and mothers, to become financially independent and, ultimately, tech-savvy microentrepreneurs.

Reese Wong

Founder of ISSIA HK, Community Coordinator at AmCham HK

Reese Wong, Founder of ISSIA HK, Community Coordinator at AmCham, HK

Reese Wong is a young changemaker and Founder of ISSIA HK (, a youth-led nonprofit that cultivates global citizenship and builds capacity to empower future changemakers through peer-to-peer and project-based learning. 

Since 2019, ISSIA has involved over 300+ students from 80+ schools in Hong Kong and beyond, launching 30+ projects surrounding SDG 4 and 17. Reese’s work has been featured on the World Economic Forum, Nasdaq, SCMP, RTHK and more. 

As a speaker, he has presented at 40+ engagements, including the World Humanitarian Forum (WHF London 2021) and the Asia Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC 2021). Reese is currently a UNESCO HK Youth Ambassador and was a Youth Delegate at UNITE 2030, YOUNGA 2021 and the World Bank Youth Summit. As a passionate advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals, he aims to lead, innovate and catalyze long-term social impact.

Nurfarini Daing

Co-founder &
Chief Executive Officer, myHarapan

Moderator: Nurfarini Daing (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, myHarapan)

Nurfarini Daing is co-founder and CEO at myHarapan, a foundation dedicated to developing independent and wholesome youth by empowering them with both choice and opportunities.

Through her work with myHarapan, Nurfarini also received the Woman of the Year Award, Malaysia by Berg 2018 and the Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award from World CSR in 2017. She was also selected in the Top 10 Women Social Entrepreneur Award, Malaysia in 2017. She was nominated for the Malaysian Great Women of Our Time in 2015. In 2014, she also received the Social Innovation Leader Award.