Launched in 2015, Yuva Nestham was developed under the overall umbrella of the Center for Sustainable Development within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The Earth Institute is working to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability by blending scientific research, education and practical solutions. The Earth Institute comprises more than 30 research centers and some 850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students. Working across many disciplines, the Earth Institute studies and creates solutions for problems in public health, poverty, energy, ecosystems, climate, natural hazards and urbanization. The Institute’s work in India focuses on holistic solutions to poverty, including through reproductive health and youth development.