Winner of the Mauritius National Youth Excellence Award and State of Mauritius Scholarship, Nandini Tanya is a lawyer with many strings to her bow. She is the Chairperson of the International Youth Council Mauritius Chapter and Assistant Country Director of Mauritius for the Global Peace Chain. Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative and the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, she sits on the Membership Advisory Group of the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund. She also serves as career mentor for Opportunity Desk and business mentor for the Mentoring Women in Business Programme of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Nandini Tanya is a bronze medalist of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and has been awarded the Open Source Leader Badge by Common Purpose. She has been first runner-up of the national public speaking competition hosted by the Independent Commission Against Corruption of Mauritius. Her past leadership positions have been that of Vice President of the Advisory Committee of the youth centre in her residential area as well as Vice President of the Girls Club of her district. Her innovative concept based on the use of blockchain for identity management has been selected as part of TEDx Johannesburg’s 100Ideas100Millennials programme. Fluent in five languages, Nandini Tanya is also an intermediate-level salsa dancer.