Madhav Datt

Nationality: India
Organization Name: Green the Gene
Impact Region: Africa, Asia
About the Social Business: Green the Gene pioneers extremely low-cost technology and data driven solutions to help local communities in acute and immediate environmental crises across the world. Its vision is a world where no human lacks access to safe water, faces food insecurity, or is forced to live in survival mode. Green the Gene is completely youth-led.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small environmental club in school when he was 8 years old. Since then, he has scaled the organization to one of the world’s largest completely youth-run environmental non-profits, with projects in 62 count ries, and over 7,000 volunteers. He has raised approx. $1.1 million annually in funding to support Green the Gene’s projects. Madhav is developing technology and data intensive solutions tailored to address ext remely specific yet acute and immediate environmental crises faced by local communities, and particularly young people across the world. He served as the Global Representative for Children & Youth to the UNEP, where Madhav worked closely with permanent missions of UN member states to facilitate youth involvement at policy levels, pushing for greater environmental accountability. He also worked as Advisory Mentor at the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme (an initiative by HM Queen Elizabeth, University of Cambridge, and Comic Relief), where he advised young leaders on scaling their high-impact social initiatives. He studied computer science as an undergraduate at Harvard University and IIT Kharagpur, and is deeply passionate about working at the intersection of applied AI and sustainability. Outside of Green the Gene, he has interned in software engineering and machine learning roles at Google and IBM Research. At Google he developed algorithms which have been shipped with the next generation Google Home, Google WiFi, and Nest Thermostat devices. At Google, he developed algorithms for energy demand response programs to minimize energy used by home heating/cooling systems during peak demand times.

Madhav Datt

Nationality: India
Organization Name: Green the Gene
Impact Region: Africa, Asia
About the Social Business: Green the Gene pioneers extremely low-cost technology and data driven solutions to help local communities in acute and immediate environmental crises across the world. Its vision is a world where no human lacks access to safe water, faces food insecurity, or is forced to live in survival mode. Green the Gene is completely youth-led.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Madhav Datt founded Green the Gene as a small environmental club in school when he was 8 years old. Since then, he has scaled the organization to one of the world’s largest completely youth-run environmental non-profits, with projects in 62 count ries, and over 7,000 volunteers. He has raised approx. $1.1 million annually in funding to support Green the Gene’s projects. Madhav is developing technology and data intensive solutions tailored to address ext remely specific yet acute and immediate environmental crises faced by local communities, and particularly young people across the world. He served as the Global Representative for Children & Youth to the UNEP, where Madhav worked closely with permanent missions of UN member states to facilitate youth involvement at policy levels, pushing for greater environmental accountability. He also worked as Advisory Mentor at the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme (an initiative by HM Queen Elizabeth, University of Cambridge, and Comic Relief), where he advised young leaders on scaling their high-impact social initiatives. He studied computer science as an undergraduate at Harvard University and IIT Kharagpur, and is deeply passionate about working at the intersection of applied AI and sustainability. Outside of Green the Gene, he has interned in software engineering and machine learning roles at Google and IBM Research. At Google he developed algorithms which have been shipped with the next generation Google Home, Google WiFi, and Nest Thermostat devices. At Google, he developed algorithms for energy demand response programs to minimize energy used by home heating/cooling systems during peak demand times.