Aishwarya Machani is the convenor of the Next Generation Fellows and the Young Thinkers’ track of Our Common Agenda.
She recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in History and Politics, where she focused on issues of international peace and security. She is interested in analysing the roots of ethnic conflict and improving mechanisms of conflict prevention.
Passionate about the wellbeing and education of young people, Aishwarya has devoted time to projects aimed at improving the accessibility of social services and education. She worked with IKON fostering agency to update their protocols on 16-21 year old care leavers, a group for whom local authorities regularly fail to provide adequate support and guidance. Aishwarya also used her platform as a member of Clare College’s Student Union to tackle the inaccessibility of higher education institutions for children from under-privileged backgrounds and members of the BAME community.
Aishwarya is an active philanthropist. She has led large-scale fundraising campaigns for a number of causes, including the mental health of young people. As President of Cambridge University Pink Week, Aishwarya
also led a team of 35 students to raise £21,000 for breast cancer charities.
She is firmly committed to engendering positive social change through her work.