The Shape Himalaya Foundation
Bringing together young, passionate individuals
committed to creating local impact
guided by global perspectives.

Our collective inability to secure inclusive growth and preserve our scarce resources puts multiple global systems at risk simultaneously. Our first response must be to develop new models for cooperation that are not based on narrow interests but on the destiny of humanity as a whole.

-Klaus Schwab,
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.


The Shape Himalaya Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation that has grown out of the former Dehradun Hub of the Global Shapers Community.

Fractures develop between groups and people when they refuse to work together to address shared challenges. In this scenario, the task is to help groups build a bridge of connection and understanding. The work necessitates helping groups modify their perceptions of the other, to transcend their tribalizing impulses, and to work together with the intent of  creating a shared future.

The Foundation aims to

  1. Support efforts to improve mechanisms on Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nation.
  2. Coordinate multi-stakeholder efforts to deliver sustainable and inclusive economic development in the face of skills gaps.
  3. Examine, in depth, the social and economic transformations occurring in the Himalayan region.
  4. Contribute by sharing ideas and innovations that  structure new industry ecosystems; help industry and government leaders prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.