Gaurav is currently the Advisor on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ – India). He has 15+ years of experience in three sectors – development cooperation, international and security affairs, and consulting in Information Technology. He has worked in the past as consultant and policy advisor with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). He is also a facilitator for the “Youth Climate Leaders” (YCL) in South Asia, the founder of the Indo-Swiss Future Leaders Forum (ISFLF) and the Policy Advisor for a Drone Consortium in India (Saubika Consortium). Gaurav is currently the working group member of the Global Diplomacy Lab (global-diplomacy-lab.org) and had been the ambassador for Asia and Pacific for the Global Leadership Academy (2019-2020).
Gaurav Sharma was the DAAD ((German Academic Exchange Service ) Young Ambassador of India for the year 2018 – 2019; the recipient of the German Chancellor Fellowship 2015-2016, by the Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation as a Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, in Berlin. Gaurav was task force member ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ of the Think20 (T20) initiative of the G20 from 2016 – 2019.
He has also received a Crans Montana Forum Young Leaders award (2014). He loves travelling, ideating, and listening to life stories. He is passionate about ‘people and planet’ and believes in technology driven transformative solutions. He is advisor to two NGO’s on agriculture and child-rights.