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|4/4/2014 23:04:49||International Movement ATD Fourth World||Jacqueline Plaisir||International Movement ATD Fourth World||www.atd-fourthworld.org||French||France||Female||54||French, Haitian Creolefirstname.lastname@example.org||Jacqueline Plaisir took part over two years in the research project "Extreme Poverty is Violence, Breaking the Silence, Searching for Peace" that actively involved people living in extreme poverty in 25 countries, Jacqueline Plaisir is convinced that restoring trust and reconstructing social cohesion is the key challenge of the post-2015 agenda. |
In the face of growing inequalities in most countries since the Millennium Declaration in 2000, it is critical that the international community affirms its commitment to achieving sustainable development that leaves no one behind; that governments focus on the eradication of extreme poverty through reaching out to the most impoverished populations; eliminating all types of stigmatisations and discriminations and fostering participatory and inclusive development and service provision.
The conditions for such an ambition includes creating new forms of cooperation and shared knowledge between people living in poverty and mainstream society. It's a waste of human potential and intelligence if people with first-hand experience of poverty are not recognized and introduced as new partners in building knowledge on development and lasting peace. This implies creating spaces where those living in poverty and in extreme poverty can freely develop their thinking over the long term, and merge their knowledge with other stakeholders; joining forces with academics, professionals and policy-makers to foster their involvement in processes of pooling knowledge with people living in poverty.
|Jacqueline Plaisir, a native of Guadeloupe, is Deputy Director of the International Movement ATD Fourth World. She joined ATD Fourth World in 1996, working in partnership with people in poverty and extreme poverty and numerous institutions. She held different positions at local, regional and international level. She was regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2010 to 2012, after over nine years as country director in Haiti where she has gained decisive insights into the effect of humanitarian aid on national and local authorities and on sustaining development. She was involved in a research project entitled Extreme Poverty is Violence, Breaking the Silence, Searching for Peace, which was conducted during two years in 25 countries throughout the world. |
More recently, she was part of the steering committee that oversees a participatory programme to assess the MDGs in 22 countries and to work out recommendations for the Post 2015 agenda. Participants in the action research includes people living in extreme poverty, academics, members of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and trade unions, and policy-makers from both national ministries (education, social affairs, employment, professional training, etc.) and international bodies such as the European Union, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP, OHCHR and the World Bank. The findings of the research, "Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind", will be published in the first half of April 2014
|3/31/2014 5:21:27||Arab States Regional Networks||Lalla Asma El Kasmi||UNESCO Chair “Water, Women and Decision Power” and AFED board member||www.afedonline.org||Moroccan||Morocco||Female||47||English, French and Arabicemail@example.com||The nominee will address the nexus between sustainable development, peace and stability through the lens of gender equality and women’s empowerment with a special focus on the situation in the Arab region. Any attempt to frame the importance of peace and stability for sustainable development in the post-2015 development agenda will need to include sound strategies to redress inequalities and integrate women’s and men’s knowledge and experiences into policy-making processes. In the Arab region, sustainable development, peace building and conflict prevention are tightly linked to the empowerment of women and their full involvement in the social, economic and environmental arenas. The complex inter-linkages between water, energy, food and climate change need to be approached through more people centered and gender transformative processes. Women should not be considered only as passive beneficiaries but also as solutions providers. Addressing root causes of instability such as poverty and unemployment should target equal access to–and control over- information, technology and productive resources for men and women. Sustainable development can only be reached if the post-2015 agenda is geared towards closing the gender gap in governance and decision-making. The momentum created by the post-2015 agenda could be utilized to establish operational frameworks to promote women’s roles and potentialities and utilize their creative, productive and managerial skills with multiple benefits for the stability and well-being of societies.||Born in Morocco, director of the Arab Water Academy (AWA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She holds a French PHD of Electrochemistry (1991), and a PHD of Bioelectrical and Analytical Chemistry from University of North Carolina, USA (2002). Widely known for her extensive experience in the water sector, El-Kasmi served in several European, American and Moroccan academic institutions.|
*Arab Water Academy (AWA), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (November 2009-July 2012): First Executive Director of the AWA.
Dr. El-Kasmi led the planning, development and successful implementation of innovative capacity building programs on water diplomacy; water governance; demand management; non-conventional water resources management; water and sanitation utility reforms; private sector participation in water, sanitation and irrigation; climate change and sustainable land-water management; water and energy nexus. These programs attracted senior participants including Ministers, CEOs and executives from 21 Arab countries.
She built alliances with leading knowledge institutions such as the World Bank Institute in Washington D.C., the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague, the Stockholm International Water Institute-SIWI and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft.
*UNESCO Chair «Water, Women and Decision Power», Morocco (April 2006-present):
Dr. El-Kasmi was responsible for the overall coordination and operation of the UNESCO Chair. In charge of the design and implementation of training, research and development programs focused on strengthening women capacity in integrated water resources management. Use of science, technology and innovation for rural development with emphasis on cross-sectoral planning and stakeholders' engagement.
She contributed to the founding of the UNESCO Chairs network for Women, Science, Technology and Development including Argentina, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo.
She Developed and implemented training of trainers programs on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for participants from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab region.
She Spearheaded the development of strategies to promote women leadership in water institutions in the Arab region.
She Initiated and led the integrated development project of a rural village in Morocco (Dayet Ifrah) based on local needs and emphasizing women's contribution. Activities include improving water supply and sanitation services, health education, set-up of a rural laboratory for water quality analyses and support to entrepreneurship for local jobs creation.
|4/3/2014 14:35:30||Beyond2015||Richard Smith||ACTION Support Centre||http://www.asc.org.za/||South Africa||South Africa||Male||42||English, Afrikaansfirstname.lastname@example.org||Richard Smith’s practical experience with working on issues of peace and conflict transformation make him an excellent speaker on the panel. This is especially the case with his work with ACTION.|
The ACTION Support Centre (ASC) is the Africa regional hub of a global network of organisations and individuals committed to transforming conflict, ACTION for Conflict Transformation (ACTION). The ASC was established in 2002 on the basis of a mandate to set up a communications hub for the network members of ACTION Global. It has since transformed itself into a regional and continental base for organisations working in the fields of conflict and development.
ASC is a strong network movement that amplifies the voices of communities and links them to policy makers at different levels through a focus on human and peoples rights, innovative capacity enhancement, lobbying and advocacy, people to people solidarity, development, grassroots mobilisation, building movements, facilitating dialogue, training and initiating innovative forms of organising.
ACTION has regional bases in Cambodia, Philippines, Guatemala, and South Africa where the ASC is based and strategic partnerships with organisations in Asia, across Africa and the Americas, and in the European Community. Given that he will represent ACTION, which has such vast and deep experience of working on peace, Richard Smith is an excellent nominee.
|Richard is a South African peacebuilder and conflict transformation practitioner currently engaged as the Steering Committee member of the network movement ACTION for Conflict Transformation based at the ACTION Support Centre in Johannesburg. Also the Strategy Advisor to the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia and a founding member and former executive co-director of the Southern African Liaison Office, a policy dialogue institute working closely with the South African government, the international diplomatic community and African civil society.|
With a background in Psychology and Economics from the University of Cape Town, and an M.Phil. in Conflict Transformation and Management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University his engagement with conflict systems began as an anti-apartheid activist in the late 1980’s.
Over the last 20 years he has been working as a conflict transformation researcher, process facilitator and trainer in over 30 different countries, including several years residential experience in the Horn of Africa while based in Ethiopia, extensive experience in Sierra Leone, in Sri Lanka during the dialogue process in 2001/2002, and as International Fellow with UK based Responding to Conflict.
Richard has been very engaged with civil society on post-2015 within South Africa and did some great mobilisation there around the peace agenda. He has also engaged at technical level (e.g. in Beyond 2015 Task Force on Peace and Security). He also has a visa for US already.
|4/4/2014 12:29:21||Asia Regional Networks||Bhakta Bahadur Bishwakarma||Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO)||nndswo.org.np||Nepalese||Nepal||Male||44||Englishemail@example.com||Since 2006, Nepal has become a democratic republican country which is a one of youngest republican country in the world. Now, country is in the process of writing new constitution through Constituent Assembly (CA) after decade long arm conflict and five year political transition. Practice of discrimination based on caste and untouchabiity and exclusionary systems, one fifth population of the country which are considered as Dalit are being marginalized and exclusion from mainstream development which resulting non-development of the nation. In addition, such practices have creating divisions, conflicts, social tension and disharmony in the society. Political reformation is underway and the agenda of economic development and social transformation is hot and pertinent issue for now. So, concern organs of the state including bi-multilateral agencies, non-government organizations and other development actors are dedicating in the agendas and steeping towards sustainable development and peace for Nepal. As being a representative of the most marginalized and poorest of the poor Dalit people’s organization, Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO) is also focusing its policies, plans and programs for sustainable development of the people and creating viable peace in the society. As a leader of the NNDSWO, I have a huge responsibility to coordinate entire development agencies, other non-governmental organization and Dalit organizations for the development of Dalit and other marginalized people. In this connection, I need to have good knowledge and understanding of international experiences for the sustainable development and peace for broaden up my knowledge and thoughts that are beneficial especially for the upliftment and development of marginalized and excluded people of Nepal. As of my understanding, UN forums are the appropriate platforms to share and gain diverse experiences and learning of sustainable development and peace not only for any particular country but also for entire world so; I am interested to participate in the program.|| I am Bhakta Bahadur Bishwakarma, born and grown-up in Dalit community, one of the most deprived and excluded community of Nepal, at Rajapani Village Development Committee, Ward No. 3, Khotang, a remote district of eastern Nepal. I grew-up in a joint family and family’s economic condition was not well-off. Furthermore, being a Dalit family, we had to struggle a lot for education. There are number of incidents of caste-based discrimination and untouchability in my life that are always pushing me forward to combat it. Despite difficulties and hurdles, I could complete Bachelor in Law and became a Lawyer, which enabled me to lead and advocate for the rights and upliftment of Dalit community. Currently, I am working as the National President of Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO), 1982, a non-profit national organization working for the elimination of ‘caste-based discrimination and untouchability’ in Nepal. As a human rights lawyer and civil society leader, I have a strong commitment on democracy, fundamental freedom, human rights, social justice and dignity. I have fully dedicated my efforts for promoting political participation, democratization and protection and promotion of human rights of Dalit and marginalized groups in Nepal. |
Since last more than twenty-years, I am working in the field of advocacy, lobby and different level policy influence for promoting political participation, democratization and defending human rights of Dalit and marginalized groups in Nepal. I have coordinated and lead a number of initiatives and consortiums of national level Dalit rights organizations, some initiatives are as following:
In 2007-2008, as a leader of the secretariat organization, I facilitated a National level Consortium of 16 Dalit organization for Dalit Participation on State Restructuring, Constituent Assembly and Constitution Making Process, which held six conferences across the country and produced a Dalit Charter. In this process, I have been able to bring all leaders of different major political parties, civil society organizations, experts and community people in one platform and conduct discourse on the issues and build consensus on the common agendas of Dalit in the new constitution making process. The outcome document of the conferences, “declarations” and “Dalit Charter” was submitted to the head of the government of Nepal and political party leaders for further action.
Likewise, in 2009, I facilitated a campaign jointly launched by seven Dalit rights organizations held across eight districts. The campaign collected opinions of public about the caste based discrimination and untouchability and the issues of Dalit in the new constitution from which a 25 point common agenda of Dalit was developed from a wider consultation and submitted to the chairperson of constitution drafting committee. These were great initiatives and achievements in my career as a civil society leader that was instrumental for promoting democracy and political participation of Dalit.
In 2010, I got an opportunity to attend a one-month long training (August 26 to September 27) on “Conflict Management and Human Rights” organized by Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR), in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have also delivered various trainings on promoting political participation, leadership development, Para legal, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation organized by NNDSWO and other organizations at centre as well as community level.
As an advocate, I have been consistently engaged for the justice to the Dalit and the victims of caste-based discrimination and untouchability. I have pleaded in the courts in a number of such cases both in public interest litigation and general cases. I have also consistently been involving in fact-finding mission and monitoring of human rights violations in various cases.
In Nepal, there was a system of Haliya, a form of bonded labour. As a Human Rights Lawyer and responsible leader of NNDSWO, since 2001 I was involved consistently until the emancipation of Haliya. Before, the declaration of ‘freed Haliya’, I was engaged in lobby, advocacy and submitting memorandums and pleading in Supreme Court for their emancipation and rehabilitation. They were ‘freed from Haliya system’ in September 2008, and are now in the process of rehabilitation. It was a great achievement of freedom movement that encouraged me for continue dedication in such movement.
Similarly, I have been associated with various national and international networks and platforms such as Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordination Committee (HRTMCC) of Nepal, which monitors human rights violation across the country and produces various shadow reports for submitting to the UN Treaty Bodies.
I have had active involvement in producing Civil Society Report of Nepal which was submitted to Durban Review Conference (DRC) in 2009. I am also a member of NGO Collation Committee of Nepal for producing a civil society report of Universal Periodic Report (UPR) for the purpose of State Review on human rights situation of the country under which Nepal was reviewed on January 25, 2011. I strongly lobbied and advocated to concerned international human rights community and missions and with national and international actors and stakeholders. In response, Nepal Government accepted many recommendations including the recommendation of enacting an anti-discrimination legislation to end caste based discrimination and untouchability. As a result of lobby and advocacy, Government of Nepal passed bill on “Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2011. This is a great and historic achievement of Dalit movement and in my career as well.
I am one of the initiator and active member of the national committee formed by the Government of Nepal in 2010 for the promotion of United Nations Principles and Guidelines (UN P&G) for the Effective Elimination of Discrimination Based on Work and Descent, A Comprehensive Legal Framework to Eliminate Caste Discrimination Globally. It was the first initiatives ever taken by any government which is appreciated by human rights advocate internationally. Equally, I have been involving in advocacy and lobby with other international friends at various level of European Union (EU) i.e. European Parliament, COHOM, EuropeAid and EIDHR. I have also personated various presentations in those institutions about the issues of caste-based discrimination and untouchability of Nepal, South Asia and global as well. As a result, recently (October 10, 2013), European Parliament has passed a motion on caste-based discrimination which opened a door for discussing about an issue in entire EU countries and caste affected countries as well for eliminating such discrimination. Such achievements have inspired me work hard further in future for the cause.
As many people know that the Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability is one of the worst forms of human rights violation, which now has become a global phenomenon where international collaboration and coordination is essential. Considering importance of international collaboration, I have been working closely with International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) Denmark, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Geneva, International Movement against all forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), PaxRomana (Geneva), World Council of Churches (Geneva), and many South and Asian, European and African organizations that are working for combating caste based discrimination and untouchability. In addition, I have attended few international conferences organized by United Nations Office of High Commissioners for Human Rights, Geneva, including Durban Review Conference (DRC), Human Rights Council meeting, Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Minority Rights Forums.
As an advocate and human rights activist, I have written two different books i.e. Constituent Assembly: Process, Formation and Dalit Participation, 2008, and Past and Present Constitutions of Nepal and Dalits: A Comparative Analysis. These books have been helpful to broaden up understanding and facilitate to the constitution drafting process for both Dalit and non-Dalit leaders at national and local level. Nepal is going to have second Constituent Assembly election on 19th November, 2013, I hope, these books will also be helpful to all concerned.
After decade long armed conflict, still Nepal is in transition and at crossroad. Institutionalization of gains of people’s movements through new constitution is the prime task of the country. As an activist working in the field of human rights and strengthening democracy, I want to be a change agent and bridge the gap between policy and practice.
As being a National President of Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO), a civil society leader and human rights lawyer, I am fighting caste based discrimination not only in Nepal but also around the globe. As an advocate, I have been engaged for providing justice to the Dalit. I am a founder chair of Legal Rights Protection Society (LRPS), a first organization of Dalit lawyers.
Since last more than twenty-years, I am working in the field of advocacy, lobby and policy influence for promoting political participation, democratization and defending human rights of Dalit. I have fully dedicated for promoting political participation, democratization and protection and promotion of human rights and sustainable development of Dalit.
As a human rights defender I have been dedicating myself as a voice of the voiceless Dalit people of Nepal. I have leaded various national networks, consortiums and alliances of Dalit rights movement in Nepal. I also have been working on lobby and advocacy at international level including UN and EU. I have presented papers in different national and international forums and platforms. I have written two books i.e. Constituent Assembly: Process, Formation and Dalit Participation, 2008, and Past and Present Constitutions of Nepal and Dalits: A Comparative Analysis. These books have been helpful to facilitate to the constitution drafting process
|4/4/2014 12:45:34||Conciliation Resources||Sanne Elisabeth Johanna Tielemans||Conciliation Resources||www.c-r.org||Dutch||Great Britain||Female||28||Dutchfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sanne has worked for several years on peacebuilding policy issues and has considerable expertise on gender and inclusion. She has a strong understanding of the links between peace and development and gender and is an experienced speaker on this topic, representing Conciliation Resources with partners from conflict-affected areas in a range of international fora. Sanne has contributed to the development of thinking amongst peacebuilding civil society organisations on the post-2015 development framework, including through Beyond 2015 and the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, and has participated in regular meetings with UK and EU officials on post-2015. Most recently she authored with the peacebuilding NGO Saferworld a publication putting forward ideas on integrating gender, peace and security into successor MDGs, which she presented with Saferworld at a well-attended fringe event at the Commission on the Status of Women this year. She works closely with programme teams and in-country civil society partners to ensure Conciliation Resources' policy and practice reflects the experience and views of those working for peace in conflict-affected contexts.||Sanne Tielemans joined Conciliation Resources’ policy and practice team in September 2012. She leads our policy engagement with Europe-based actors, including as a Steering Committee member of the European network of peacebuilding organisations (EPLO). Sanne also leads our thematic work on gender and inclusion issues more broadly and has represented Conciliation Resources in discussions on the post-2015 development framework in various policy arenas, in particular at the United Nations, European Union, United Kingdom and Norway. Sanne also represents Conciliation Resources in other civil society networks, such as Gender Action for Peace and Security, and the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding civil society core group. |
In line with Conciliation Resources' aim to ensure international policy responses to conflict are based on the needs and perspectives of those most affected by conflict, part of Sanne's role is to accompany and support programme teams and their civil society partners in conflict-affected areas to articulate and convey their views to policymakers in European Union institutions, either in Brussels or the regions where they live. This can involve facilitating strategic thinking and advocacy planning, as well as analysing and communicating information about global policy debates and developments to those living in or working on transformation of individual conflicts.
Prior to joining Conciliation Resources, Sanne worked for peacebuilding and conflict prevention organisations in Brussels in advocacy and research analysis roles, including as Policy Officer at EPLO, where she led on gender, EU common foreign and defence policy and dialogue and mediation issues. She has lived and worked in a number of European countries, as well as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Syria. She holds an MA in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Utrecht.
|4/4/2014 13:58:51||Women's Major Group / Post-2015 Women's Coalition / WILPF / Global Network of Women Peacebuilders||Rosa Emilia Salamanca||Coorporación de Investigación y Acción Social e Económica (CIASE)||http://www.ciase.org/||Colombian||Colombia||Female||57||Spanish and Englishemail@example.com||The linkages of between peace and stability, and sustainable development, have been at the core of Rosa Emilia's work as a woman and peace activist. Her lobbying efforts to push for peace in Colombia and around the world, and for greater women’s participation in the ongoing Colombia peace process at local, national and global levels, have made her particularly aware of the importance of integrating discussion of women, and peace and security in all development processes. Through her work as the executive director of the Colombian civil society organization Coorporación de Investigación y Acción Social e Económica (CIASE) and the President Ad honoren and gender coordinator of the Red Latinoamérica de Deuda, Derechos, y Desarrollo (Latindadd), Rosa Emilia has gained a deep understanding of the concerns of local and indigenous communities in Colombia and Latin America, as well as extensive knowledge of local, national, regional and global development and policy-making processes, particularly around issues of peace and women’s participation in peacebuilding and decision-making. ||Ms. Rosa Emilia Salamanca has worked her whole life to strengthen the participation of women and civil society in decision-making processes in Colombia. To this end, she has worked with indigenous communities, feminists and a number of women’s organizations. Ms. Salamanca is the Executive Director of the civil society organization Coorporación de Investigación y Acción Social e Económica (CIASE) and an active member of Red Nacional de Mujeres, Colombia’s Women’s National Network. With a background in anthropology, Ms. Salamanca has worked on citizenship building through the recognition of human rights as a tool for transformation—work that revealed the important intersections and complementarity of anthropology and political science. As part of her political and social engagement, Ms. Salamanca has published several papers and books, lectured nationally and internationally, and participated in a number of workshops and trainings. Ms. Salamanca has developed an innovative peace-education curricula and now trains community members, teachers, and officials on conflict resolution, democratization, social development, and human rights—all key elements of civil society's efforts to put an end to Colombia’s 60-year conflict. Through her affiliation with different civil society groups and coalitions such as REDEPAZ, Citizen Peace Mandate and Permanent Peace Assembly, Ms. Salamanca has worked relentlessly on building peace. As a consequence of her work as a woman and peace activist, Ms. Salamanca and her family were the targets of serious threats, which for a time made living in Colombia intolerable. Currently, Ms. Salamanca is part of COALICION 1325, a group that is actively lobbying for the development of a National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in Colombia. One of Ms. Salamanca’s innovative initiatives as part of COALICION 1325 is to raise awareness on Resolution 1325 in indigenous communities. Ms. Salamanca is also the Technical Secretary of the Collective of Thought and Action on Women, Peace and Security. This Collective is made up of women from a wide variety of political and ideological backgrounds. Together, these women are developing new mechanisms that will lead to true and sustainable peace in Colombia, such as the Pacto Ético por un País en Paz, launched in September 2013.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/Rosa_Emilia_Salamanca_Curriculum_Vitae.pdf|
|3/27/2014 15:57:07||Social Watch||CECILIA SADIT MORENO ROJAS||Centro de la Mujer Panameña (CEMP)||PANAMEÑA||PANAMA||FEMENINO||57 AÑOS||ESPAÑOSL|
The candidate is a representative of a civil society organization, and officially authorized by the organization/network to speak on the organization. The nominee is a good public speaker.
It is available to be at UN Headquarters in NY at 8:30am on the day of their speaking role, and for travel if necessary. As indicated above, the nominee have a visa for travel to the US.
The nominee is Sociologist with experience in participatory methodology of popular education and social communication with gender, ethnicity, race, rural and urban populations. Expertise in Indigenous issues, women of African descent and approach to gender equity.
Sociologist with experience in participatory methodology of popular education and social communication with Gender, ethnicity, race, rural and urban Populations. Expertise in Indigenous issues, women of African descent and approach to gender equity.
She has participated in several regional consultations organized by the UN as part of the construction of the Post Agenda 2015. The Future We Want (Mexico)
He has a long experience in the construction of public policies from civil society for social incluión women, African descendants, indigenous, youth and children. Participated in National Consultations evaluate the results of MDGs.
She has participated as an official delegate of his country in representacción Civil Society in the process regional towards Cairo +20 (Uruguay 2013)
Major Group of Children and Youth
-Children's Voice (DRC) [http://children-voice.org/]: Founding Member and Adviser (Support to women victims of rapes and post-conflict community trauma healing); -African Youth and Adolescent Network : Founding Member and Focal Point (Rwanda) -International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) : Research fellow and adviser -ESA High Level Group on the commitment to Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Member and youth adviser. -International Partnership for Microbicides (Providing HIV prevention products for women worldwide): clinical researcher and community adviser; -International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA): Alumni member (Sexual and Reproductive Health adviser)
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As a medically trained doctor from and working in a post conflict country-- he can offer a unique perspective on the nexus. He has strong opinions and is passionate for them. We have included his own words below:
According to him, different steps come into play here: 1) A strong leadership, that is able to unite the society/nation/country and inspire a high level of trust by articulating a clear VISION towards which Political, economic and social institutions should all work, and that seeks, beyond silencing the guns and ending conflicts, to restore trust and re-construct the shattered social cohesion of a post-conflict society. 2) This VISION should include a set of different goals that tackle challenges in different sectors, but which share the same aspiration to rebuild the social fabric and the sens of national cohesion and inclusion that is so vital to achieve sustainable development.3) A strong sense of ownership, cohesion and inclusion should characterize the people whom these political economic and social institutions serve. People should understand and own the reason behind any action taken by these institutions, thereby playing a key role in implementing policies that transform their lives from the devastation and misery of war, to a more prosperous future. 4) Employment and healthcare should be readily accessible, mainly to young people. Without these 2 key things, no sustainable development may be possible. "An unhealthy society can never be stable nor peaceful, and its development efforts can never be sustainable". There is one big UNFINISHED BUSINESS (despite tremendous progress made in the area) that the world should not forget: HIV and AIDS. The Post-2015 development agenda MUST INCLUDE a CLEAR AND STRONG COMMITMENT to the "END OF AIDS". The whole world wants:
-ZERO NEW HIV INFECTIONS
-ZERO AIDS-RELATED DEATHS
The "END OF AIDS" should therefore be a Post-2015 business!!!
If we don't work for the END of AIDS today, you as the current leading generation, will be leaving us young people a LEGACY OF STRUGGLE WITH A MUCH STRONGER AND MORE DEADLY EPIDEMIC in the Post-2015 area.
Young people want attention to AIDS in the Post-2015 agenda.
Issues like climate change, violence, drug trafficking, and HIV should ALL BE TACKLED together with HIV/AIDS.
Sub-Saharan African countries have made tremendous efforts towards significantly decrease their HIV prevalence by scaling-up and increasing access to SRH and HIV prevention information and services, but also by standardizing services like EMTCT, VCT and VMC.
A new social movement should move out the traditional civil society approach that emerged when the epidemic started (at which time we did not know anything about the epidemic, and peiple were dying everywhere. Everybody was scared). That kind of old-school social movement can not take the HIV business into the Post-2015 development agenda.
We need to put new issues on the tabel:
-issue of "medicalizing" AIDS
-Issue of repositioning the debate on sexuality
-Issue of repositioning the role of young people in the society
-Issue of making sure that we deal with human rights and marginalized populations (without discrimination based on gender, sexual-orientation or religion: young girls, sex-workers, MSM, prisoners, migrant populations, etc) and that they are at the center of this movement;
-Issue of young people being the central part of the transformative and sustainable development agenda that the Post-2015 development agenda is meant to be.
This new approach will fundamentally move our focus from "charity" to a new framework based on social justice, equality and equity.
THIS IS THE BASIS OF SUSTAINABILITY. NO development AGENDA CAN BE sustainable if it does not include a solution to save the 50 young people newly infected with HIV every hour (mostly young women), 2.6 million youth aged 15-24 living with HIV (more than 4 times the population of Baltimore), 20% of young women starting childbearing before 17 years of age, and adolescent girls dying of maternal mortality. This is only the "African picture of the problem", but in Eastern Europe, the HIV situation is much much worse.
Without including this UNFINISHED BUSINESS into the Post-2015 agenda, "Sustainable Development" will remain a chimera dream in many parts of the world.
Young people have been tokenized for too long, they need to be involved both in decision-making and in the planning processes that will lead to concrete actions that will affect their lives. We need young people. As young people, we are the 5th pillar of the Secretary General's strategy for sustainable development.
The debate on AIDS should be an entry-point to the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda, and young people
This debate will hit "multiple birds with one stone", by adopting a "POST-2015 GOAL ON AIDS", we will also tackle the myriad of Sexual and Reproductive Health problems that have become rampant in the MDGs era (maternal mortality, child mortality under 5, tuberculosis, etc) and that are all empowered by HIV.
*We CANNOT talk about HIV/AIDS without talking about Comprehensive SRH education, and universal access to information and services.
*We CANNOT talk about empowering young people to lead this world to a better future without educating them to make RESPONSIBLE CHOICES ABOUT THEIR SEXUALITY, and dealing with GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. Young people and adolescents, mainly young girls, are continued to be infected and die everyday. SO much gain has been achieved.
The risk is that movement we have created and made today, may not be around anymore.By July 2014, countries will start to make final inputs.The SG will propose a synthesis-report, before ratification by the UN GA.The MDGs covered several areas, now we should look for clear points on which political commitments are pronounced. Education, Health, etc. Each of this component should have a youth engagement.First and foremost, by UNDERSTANDING and RESPECTING the national and local contexts in every country.
The international community should remain impartial when it comes to ensuring the best interest of the people, yet should not overlook the local context of each country.
National institutions in every country were built to respond in the best possible way to the needs of their people.
The international community should prioritize dialogue, consultations rather than the use of force (to topple institutions already in place) when it comes to providing its contribution to strengthening national institutions.
No nation on Earth should enforce, by influencing the international community or by using veto in global gatherings such as the united nations, its will on any country by the use of force.
Dialogue and inclusive peaceful consultations should remain the top priority, and Force should only come as the last resort when all else has failed in cases of marked human rights violations against local populations. The international community should therefore endeavor to BETTER ASSESS AND ACCURATELY UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES ON THE GROUND, and take courses of action that really benefit the people whom national institutions are meant to serve. Global partnerships should first understand that national efforts ARE OWNED by the people, and that they are meant to be SUPPORTED rather than INFLUENCED/SHAPED/HIJACKED. People know what is good for them, and so global partnerships should seek to better understand and respect the wish of the people when supporting national efforts to ensure stable and peaceful societies. Strong, accountable, people-centered, corruption-free and Institutions are the basis of a people-centered governance that provide the public services that people really need and that improve their lives everyday. National institutions: Police an other Government security forces, Justice sytem, activities from various institutions fostering social cohesion amon people (e.g: Umuganda community service in Rwanda). No development endeavor can be sustainable if it does not actively involve people at the grassroot level. Leaders at all levels (national, regional, global) should be openly accessible and accountable through consultations with the people they serve.
Dr Christian Bayingana is a youth development consultant and activist based in Rwanda, and has worked with AfriYAN, a child and youth organization since 2007. As a medical doctor, Christian has worked with UN Peace-keeping Operations in Post-conflict countries, where he had the opportunity to witness and contribute to the efforts to empower women and girls to play their role in post-conflict peace-building.
Over the last few years, he has been involved in building the capacity of youth leaders from different parts of the world on understanding how their country development planning process works and how to engage with these.
With over 7 years of experience in advocacy for stronger youth participation in both decision-making and planning processes at the highest level in ICPD process, the Sustainable development goals framework and the post-2015 development agenda. He is a member of the ESA High Level Group on the commitment to Comprehensive Sexuality Education. An initiative being spearheaded by UNESCO, UNAIDS and UNFPA. He is also a member of the Youth Steering Committee for the ICPD Africa Review.
He organized various national consultations and produced recommendations to the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Rio+20 ("The Future We Want") Outcome Declaration.
As a youth SRR activist, Christian has spoken on various platforms including at the 2012 Commission on Population and Development, the leadership programme of 2011 UN High Level Meeting on HIV as well as the UN High Level Meeting on youth; the International AIDS Conference in Washington among others. He brings the experiences of a youth leader who has been actively and simultaneously involved in advocacy and work from the community level to policy discussions at the global level.
|NGO Major Group||Laila Khondkar||Save the Children||http://liberia.savethechildren.net/||Bangladesh||Liberia||female||40||Bengali (Mother Tongue), English (Fluent)||firstname.lastname@example.org||As a contributor to the Thematic Debate, Ms Khondkar will highlight the linkages between peace and stability and sustainable development as it relates to children and young people. Between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence annually, suffering acute and long-term damage to their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Physical and humiliating punishment in homes, schools and institutions, sexual abuse, harmful child labour, child marriage and trafficking result in life-long consequences for children and young people including lost future productivity, disability and reduced quality of life. These individual experiences also have far-reaching costs for society, slowing economic development and eroding nations’ human and social capital. Ms. Khondkar will discuss how member states can address violence against children in an integrated way in the post-2015 development agenda including by:|
Guarding against the risk factors associated with rapid economic growth that contribute to heightened risks for children such as migration, the demand for cheap labour and urbanisation;
Engaging the private sector to minimize negative impacts on children’s well-being;
Ensuring a more child protection-sensitive approach to social protection and education;
Strengthening national institutions capacity to protect children; and
Involving children in developing laws, policies and strategies to ensure their wellbeing.
Ms. Khondkar will also highlight the importance of funding and resource allocation, improved data collection and the need for greater national, regional and international accountability to build more peaceful and stable societies for children and young people in the post-2015 world.
|Ms. Khondkar is a citizen of Bangladesh with over 12 years’ experience working in international development in Bangladesh, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Liberia. As a development practitioner and researcher, Ms. Khondkar has extensive experience working on a range of issues including child protection, child rights governance, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and humanitarian relief. In her current position as the Technical Manager for Child Protection in Liberia, Ms. Khondkar works with refugees from the Ivory Coast living in camps in Liberia. Prior to Liberia, Ms. Khondkar was based in Papua New Guinea, where she worked to ensure the safety of children living in areas where internal conflict between various groups put them at greater risk. In addition to her work with Save the Children, Ms. Khondkar has provided consultancy support to UNICEF, UNAIDS, CARE, Plan International, and Global Fund projects on a range of issues. She has conducted research at Centre for International Development (Harvard University), Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies (South Africa), and the Institute of Population and Social Research at Mahidol University (Thailand) on HIV/AIDS and human rights, reproductive health and access to medicines.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV_-_Laila_Khondkar.pdf|
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|3/31/2014 5:36:06||Arab States Regional Networks||Tareq Emtairah||Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)||www.rcreee.org/||Jordan / Sweden||Egypt||Male||47||English / Arabic||Tareq.email@example.com||The candidate has worked over 15 years with environmental policy reform and socio-economic and technology transition research for sustainable development. Currently leading a Pan Arab initiative (the Regional Center for renewable energy and energy efficiency) focusing extensively on policy dialogues and institutional reform for enabling transitions toward sustainable energy systems in the Arab States, converging on the objectives and goals of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the UN Secretary General. He has many years of experience in sustainability, environmental socioeconomics, energy policies management, and transition management fields combining both corporation and public authority perspectives. His professional experience includes resource efficiency implementation in industrial operations, performance evaluation, policy research, capacity building, business development, and project management. Moreover, he co-founded a sustainability reporting venture and participated in various committees and research groups on standardization of sustainability performance evaluation. He taught sustainability and business strategy at leading European academic programs. He authored and co-authored various expert reports and scholarly papers in leading scientific publications and books.||Emtairah started his career in the environmental field in 1997 as an environmental analyst at UBS in Switzerland. He became a business development manager at Global Responsibility Scandinavia in 1999. From 2000 to 2011, he worked for the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics in Sweden, during which he assumed commissioned expert roles for the European Environmental Agency, UNEP Fi, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). |
From 2005 to 2011, Emtairah was a project partner for several EU-MENA cooperation projects including; Higher Education for Renewable Energy for Jordanian Universities through EU Tempus Program, Sustainability Evaluation for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Jordan through SIDA, Demonstration Energy Efficient Building Project for Jordan through EU funded program MED-ENEC. In 2007 he worked as a senior consultant for the Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, during which he contributed to fund-raising initiatives for the first public-private partnership for water conservation in the Kingdom. In 2012, he assumed the leadership of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in Cairo, Egypt, where he is currently leading the implementation of the Center’s strategy towards policy and institutional reform to enable increase in efficiency and share of renewable energy in the region’s energy mix.
Emtairah obtained his BSc degree in Materials Engineering in 1990 from Rutgers University (NJ, USA), served as guest researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1991-93, and obtained his PhD degree, 2009, in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University (Sweden).
|4/3/2014 15:17:26||Beyond2015||Shiva Hari Dahal||National Peace Campaign||www.campaign.org.np||Nepali||Nepal||Male||46||English, Hindi, Nepalifirstname.lastname@example.org||His engagement in the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.|
He worked as the Executive Director at the National Peace Campaign (NPC), Kathmandu, Nepal, since July 2001 until December 2011. NPC is devoted to the advancement of peace and conflict resolution in Nepal.
Shiva was responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project “A Cross-Party Approach to Conflict Resolution, Transformation and Democratization” from 2001-2006. This
project focuses on peace-building at the political levels and, later in the project, seeks to link
these with other activities and thinking to help create the interconnected web of interests and
focus in a society if it is to transform violence into politics. The project aims to strengthen
democratization process in the country, which is now in a transitional phase to democracy.
Shiva has focused extensively on the role of national institutions in peacebuilding in Nepal, including parliaments and security sector governance in Nepal and throughout Asia.
He is also an experiences and accomplished speaker, having presented in many international conferences, including the 53rd and 54th sessions of the UN Commission on Human Rights
|Shiva has more than 15 years’ of experience in the field of human rights, peacebuilding, security sector transformation and statebuilding. His work has focused on policy making, including the Constituent Assembly and legislature-parliament (2008-2012) in Nepal. He has worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Switzerland and has published works on conflict and security issues. He holds MA in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, USA, and a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the George Mason University, USA, 2013. At present, Shiva’s engagement includes as Senior Associate at INCAS Consulting in the United Kingdom, a Research Team Member on Insider Peacebuilders of the Berghof Foundation, Germany, and Strategic Advisor, National Peace Campaign (NPC), Nepal.|
His expertise includes the following areas:
Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Security Sector Reform.
Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.
Advocacy and Lobby.
He is currently engaged in a variety of different role, with specific relevance to this thematic debate and this panel, including
(1) A Research Team Member for the “Insider Peacebuilders in Societies in
Transition” jointly managed by USM (Malaysia), University of Windsor
(Canada) and the Berghof Foundation (Germany).
(2) Senior Associate, INCAS Consulting, United Kingdom.
(3) Strategic Advisor, National Peace Campaign (NPC), Kathmandu, Nepal.
(4) Active engagement as a member of Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding
and Statebuilding, a coalition of national and internationals organizations.
|4/4/2014 15:05:53||Women's Major Group / Post-2015 Women's Coalition / WILPF / Global Network of Women Peacebuilders||Annie Matundu-Mbambi||Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)||http://www.wilpfinternational.org/democratic-republic-of-congo/||Congolese (DRC)||Democratic Republic of Congo||Female||59||French and Englishemail@example.com||Annie Matundu Mbambi has been working to strengthen national institutions towards achieving sustainable and gender equitable peace and development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for almost 20 years. Her experience ranges from international to national policy advocacy to grassroots peace and sustainable development initiatives. As Chair Lady of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF/DRC) and Civil Society Focal Point for the Centre of Women and Conflict in the Great Lakes Region, Matundu Mbambi has been extensively involved in the drafting, implementation, and monitoring of the UNSCR 1325 National Action Plan (NAP) for the DRC, including being the signer of the 2012 NAP on behalf of DRC civil society. As Vice President of Action des Femmes du Bas Fleuve working on gender and climate change and in her other advocacy work promoting social entrepreneurship for women around Kinshasa, Matundu Mbambi also brings rich experience with integrating initiatives on sustainable development and peace in situations of conflict. Her advocacy efforts and extensive experience in promoting peace and development through strengthened women’s participation and reduced militarism and arms give her particular insight into how to strengthen national institutions, reduce external stresses, and increase international support for nationally owned processes toward sustainable development and peace.||Annie Matundu Mbambi is a Gender and Development Consultant and holds a double Masters degree in Public Financial and Economic Planning from the State University of Antwerp, Belgium. She has 18 years of experience as a women’s rights activist and has been the Manager of the Centre Protestant d’Approvisionnement en Medicaments del’E .C.C. Currently, she is the representative and Chair Lady of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF/DRC). Her special focus is on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment and particularly on UNSCR 1325.She has been involved in campaigning for gender mainstreaming and the elimination of all forms of violence against women. This includes ongoing work to strengthen accountability through shadow reports including around the Human Rights Council ‘s Universal Periodic Review and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) reviews of the DRC, as well as grassroots capacity building and movement building to strengthen awareness and action regarding gender equality, development, and peace. Matundu Mbambi is also is a leader in strengthening sustainable development for peace including through her work promoting social entrepreneurship for women and has initiated a small bakery and cooperative farms for women in the outskirts of Kinshasa to enable women to generate income while receiving some education. She is also active with women in politics. In addition, she is the Vice President of Action des Femmes du Bas Fleuve working on gender and climate change, Board Executive Member of the Genre en Action as well the Civil Society Focal Point for the Centre of Women and Conflict in the Great Lakes Region. She works with a wide range of stakeholders including civil society, government, and international policymakers to promote gender equitable peace and sustainable development, and has been selected as a member of the Advisory Committee of UN Women in the DRC.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/Cv_Annie_Matundu-Mbambi_DRC_March_2014.pdf|
|4/6/2014 9:39:37||Center for Economic and Social Rights||Nadeem Abdallah Mansour||Egyptian center for Economic and Social Rights||ecesr.org||Egyptian||Egypt||Male||25||Arabic and Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mr. Mansour is the Director of the Egyptian center for the Economic and Social Rights (ECESR); the center is an Egyptian non-governmental legal & research entity, stems from the values of justice, freedom, and equality, abiding to all treaties, declarations and international conventions concerning human rights, particularly the international charters for economic, social, cultural rights, and all the treaties and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation as a reference on the level of vision and practice.|
Mr. Mansour works on the impact assessment of the economic and social policies on the Human Rights of the Egyptians. He also follows the work of the foreign partners including the International and regional financial institutions and their impact on the national and regional policies. He is an active member of the Arab NGO Network for development.
He is the author of many interesting papers including one on the workers’ movements and another one on the Islamic movements in Egypt, he also wrote and contributed to many reports on the economic and social conditions in Egypt
Mr. Mansour is therefore is very well entitled to represent the region and speak on the challenges and necessities to ensuring the social and economic foundations of peace and stability in a volatile region.
|Nadeem Mansour” is currently Executive Director of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, (ECESR) an Egyptian Human Rights NGO working through research, litigation and advocacy for defending economic and social rights in Egypt, with offices in Cairo and Alexandria, and presence in 17 governorates around Egypt.|
Mr. Mansour holds a BA in Political Economy and an MA in Comparative Politics from the American University in Cairo. His research focuses on the labour movement in Egypt, forms of labour organization, social movements and alternative modes of development. He has been Executive Director of ECESR since 2011, before that he was Head of Research at the same center since 2010."
He volunteered as a research coordinator in Husham Moubarak law center, a prominent Egyptian Human rights non-governmental for the defense of Human Rights during the dictatorship and worked in the American University of Cairo (AUC) as a research assistant
Mr. Mansour is the author of interesting publications presented in national and regional conferences: “The Workers Movement in Egypt and its Capacity to Work Through Institutional Mechanisms” and “The Muslim Brotherhood: Trends of Change and Potential Implications” .
He also wrote many articles and Co-authored a report on the “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Egypt, and another Report On “the 98th Session of the International Labor Conference”
Mr. Mansour is interested in the state-society relations, social movements, political economy, labour organization, and sustainable development.
|4/6/2014 19:20:53||Major Group of Children and Youth||VINCENT ONWONGA||UN Major Group of Children and Youth||www.childrenyouth.org /||Kenyan||Kenya||Male||24||English and Kiswahiliemail@example.com||He is a advocate for supporting reconciliation and healing programs that encourage democracy and independence of the judiciary. He grew up in a remote village in Kenya (bosiango village in nyamira county) but was lucky enough to go to university through a government sponsored programme. He believes that by strengthening social institutions many people will be able to access formal education. He also thinks that the reason for the violence in kenya in 2007 was due to inequality in sharing national resources.There was a view that other communities are benefiting more than others. He thinks that national mentalities need to worked on through county government establishments and supporting local communities to feel they are now sharing resources equally. He also thinks that through global partnership communities can be able interact with various people across the world so as to share experiences on issues regarding conflicts and their resolutions.partnerships can also help communities get support from international community so as to be able to support their education since it is a value that can help integrate communities living together through national cohesion and reconciliation forums. The judiciary needs to be strong inorder to allow for democratic participation of citizens in both electoral process and economic development.The civil society needs to be strengthened to be a watchdog of democracy. we need to address the really cause of instability and provide solutions as per the situation.post 2015 agenda needs to discuss how to address tribalism,racism and nepotism which has made africa to lag behind.we need to hold various forums in affected areas and encourage peaceful coexistence between societies.we should encourage for growth of democracy in various nations so that people should elect a government they want and discourage military coups.we need to ensure that marginalized societies are given also part of the national cake so as to put to an end of emerge of extrimism.||VINCENT ONWONGA was born in 1989 at bosiango village in nyamira county and went to bosiango primary school then proceeded to nyambaria high school in 2004. in 2009 he joined the university of nairobi where i pursued bachelor of commerce and graduated in 2013.there are so many people who had no opportunity to pursue university education in his village and feel dejected since they could not get a government sponsored programme.By strengthening social institutions many people will be able to access formal education. i was elected as a student leader in the university to be incharge of school of business students. It gave him an opportunity to interact with most students who confessed that the reason why there was violence in kenya in 2007 was due to inequality in sharing national resources.There was a view that other communities are benefiting more than others.This mentality has been corrected through county government establishments and many communities feel they are now sharing resources equally. VINCENT ONWONGA believes that long term peace and stability is only possible through unity, community building and strengthening of the autonomy yet transparency of national institutions.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV_-_VINCENT_AGWATA_ONWONG_A_Kenya_.pdf|
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|3/31/2014 5:44:00||Arab States Regional Networks||Hussein Abaza||Association for Environmental and Community Development (ACED)||C-sds.org||Egyptian||Egypt||Male||64||Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||The candidate has worked for the United Nations for 33 years out of which 27 were with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). During his tenure with UNEP he was in charge of developing and implementation the Organization's programme on environment, economics and trade. He was part of the team, which conceptualized and launch the UNEP's Green economy initiative. He is a strong advocate for sustainable development and green economy. Being an Egyptian, the topic of the panel is very much relevant to his background as Egypt goes through a democratic transition with peace and stability being an essential requirement for achieving sustainable development.|
He is member of the Egyptian Council for Environmental Sciences, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, member of the Committee on the Environment, the Egyptian of Higher Council for Culture, and a member of the Egyptian Think Tank for the preparation of a Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Programme for Egypt. Also member of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
|Received B.A in Economics, from the American University in Cairo in 1973, and M.Phil. In Urban Housing planning from the University of Bradford in 1981. Worked at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) from 1982-2009. Main Achievements while at UNEP included the development and launch of the UNEP Economics and Trade Programme and the Green Economy Initiative. Published and contributed to a series of publications on environmental and integrated assessment, the interface between trade and environment, valuation of environmental and natural resources, the use of economic instruments for environmental management, the Green Economy Report for the Arab Region. As the founder of ACED and its technical arm the Centre for Sustainable Development Institutions (CSDS) since 2010 is involved in action oriented studies and research and provided advice to governments, regional, and international institutions on Green Economy, Sustainable Development and the interface between Trade and Environment. Undertook a series of studies and publications: 2012 Annual Report 4 of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) entitled "Green Economy, Sustainable Transition in a Changing Arab World; "Green Transformation" for the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC) 2011 publication; "Case studies of Best Practices for Green Investment" for the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe Countries (CEDARE); A study for the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Western Asia on the Role of Civil Society in promoting Green Economy; prepared a study on the Role of Civil Society for Sustainable Development and Green Economy in the Arab World; EU Study on the Economic Considerations for Supplying Water Through Desalination in South Mediterranean Countries; UNDP publication on Green Economy in Action, Articles and Excerpts that illustrate Green Economy and Sustainable Development Efforts, August 2010; a Scoping Study for UNESCWA Strengthening National Capacities in the ESCWA Region on Developing Green Production Sectors. Delivered keynote statements and attended a series of national, regional and international workshops and events on sustainable development and "Green Economy". Meetings and workshops were convened in Dubai, Lebanon, Jordan, Florence, Hamburg Islamabad, Marrakech, Rabat, and Tunisia, Currently involved in preparing a guidelines document and an Action Plan on Solid Waste Management (SWM) for the MENA region for GIZ, and functioning as a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) on composting of agricultural waste and organic municipal waste in Egypt.||http://www.afedonline.org/cv/CV-Abaza.pdf|
|4/4/2014 13:32:10||Women's Major Group / Post-2015 Women's Coalition / WILPF / Global Network of Women Peacebuilders||Nagwa Gadahweldam||Global Partnership for Local Action||Germany and Sudan||Sudan and Austria||Female||50||Arabic and Englishemail@example.com||Najwa Gadahweldam was very influential in working through the peace accord that led to the ending of the almost 25 years of warfare between Sudan and Southern Sudan, through the referendum that ultimately, against Sudan’s choice, led to their peaceful separation. She continues to work closely with leaders negotiating between the multiple armed groups and interests of the Great Lakes region countries, and East Africa Community. Najwa is also a prominent figure in international meetings and forums, including the United Nations, UN women, African Union, East African community and Arab League, which she attended and participated effectively in pushing forward peace and recognition of security challenges as well as the sustainable development agenda. In 2003/2004, she initiated and discussed with President Museveni of Uganda the South South Dialogue where the President facilitated a process with the late Dr. John Garang to hold the South South Dialogue, before the signing of the Peace Agreement with the North of Sudan. With Professors C.Hewitt and C.Moses, she produced a white paper in 2010 addressing US President Obama on Darfur-Sudan "Making Peace, Not War". The paper was submitted and discussed with the office of the Special Envoy for Sudan, Dr. Gration at that time. She accompanied African American delegation from Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University through the 2011 Referendum, touring South Sudan as well as some centers in the North. She produced a report on how the Referendum was peacefully conducted despite the speculation on the war that Sudan was to become asecond Rwanda. Ms. Gadaheldam has explored gender, conflict resolutions and class disparities in her native country, Sudan, and the region. She is recently working on issues related to diversity: bridging the gap between cultural differences, women in politics and women in Afro Islamic societies, and addressing the interconnected and complex challenges which confront global citizenship and peaceful societies. She has lectured at several universities in Europe and the United States.||Ms. Gadaheldam served as an industrial development officer for many years at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, where she currently operates the NGO Global Partnership for Local Action in Sudan and countries in conflicts. She was responsible for developing and implementing projects and programs on climate change, industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy for sustainable development, based on different partnership approaches. Ms Gadaheldam served as the first Chair of UN Energy Africa. She has also specialized in projects and programs funded by Global Environmental Facilities, as well as European Union project proposals, and designed several initiatives with development banks, such as the Islamic Development Bank, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank. She is a leading author of the book: Energy for Sustainable Development-Policy Options for Africa. Ms. Gadaheldam received a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, an M.Sc in Renewable Energy and sustainable development from Khartoum University, and an additional M.Sc. in Energy and Economics from Oldenburg University in Germany, while she is completing a PhD on Comfort Zone in buildings with Technische Universitat Wien and Karlsruhe University/ Germany. Ms. Gadaheldam was the Vice President of the Staff Union of UNIDO and President of the Sudanese Community in Vienna, in addition she continues to hold the position of the Advisor to the President of the Sudanese community living abroad Council.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV_-Nagwa_Gadaheldam_-2014_Sudan.pdf|
|4/4/2014 20:00:12||Indigenous Peoples Major Group||Danika Billie Littlechild||International Indian Treaty Council||www.iitc.org||Canadian // First Nations||Canada||Female||40||English, Spanishfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ms. Littlechild is an excellent public speaker who is fully aware of UN and Governmental protocols and can eloquently address all the questions presented from an indigenous and legal perspective. She has experience both as a governmental representative and respected advocate for the rights of First Nations in Canada, as well as other Indigenous Peoples around the world. In addition, she her experience extends to the inter-govermental organizational sectors as served as a member of the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and as Vice Chair of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information. Recently, she was the main drafter of the IITC’s submission to the Civil Society Consultation for the US country visit of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights in 2013 and can present inter linkages between the State Duty to Protect and Cooperate Responsibility to Protect Human Rights. Ms. Littlechild understands that as Global Partnerships are increasingly seeking to include the private sector, the human rights framework must be respected and implemented to ensure stable and peaceful societies.||Danika Littlechild, JD, is a member of the Erminskin Cree Nation located in the territory of Treaty No.6 in Alberta, Canada. She is a lawyer practicing in the areas of Indigenous law, Canadian Aboriginal law, environmental law and international law. She is currently consulting legal counsel for the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), and also works with various First Nations and Indigenous organizations. Her practice involves Aboriginal law, Indigenous governance, intellectual property, corporate/commercial law, and not-for-profits / societies. She advises clients on issues involving governance under the Indian Act, the codification of Indigenous forms of governance, protection of various forms Indigenous knowledge, First Nation economic development, and has advised various First Nations and Aboriginal organizations in areas of health, education, social services and child welfare. Danika has also presented on the issue of water at various conferences and gatherings including the Canadian Indigenous Bar Association, the Dene National Water Gathering, annual and special meetings of the Assembly of First Nations, and at academic conferences in Victoria British Columbia. She is the Deputy Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the North South Institute, and was recently inducted as a "Treaty Lawyer" for Treaty No. 6 in 2012, signifying a cultural and spiritual recognition and responsibility to advocate for the interests of the Indigenous members of Treaty No.6. Danika is a member of the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is currently the Vice Chair of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information. She has also served as a representative of Canada with the Official Canadian Delegation to the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, held in Tunis, Tunisia. Danika received her L.L.B. from the University of Toronto in 2000, and her B.A. (Hons.) from Carleton University in 1997. She is a member of the Alberta Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Indigenous Bar Association.|
|4/6/2014 18:56:16||Major Group of Children and Youth||M. Ihsan Kaadan||Arab Youth Climate Movement AYCM - Syria||https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arab-Youth-Climate-Movement-AYCM-Syria/438004852968339?sk=info||Syrian||USA||Male||25||Arabic and Englishemail@example.com||Youth comes from a country currently experiencing conflict. As a result, we believe he would be a passionate advocate for peace. He believes that the world should be one where we are all able to live together in unity and love, where everyone is treated as equals and everyone has the same rights, where traditional values are once again respected and admired, He is religious (muslim) and we believe this could be a powerful voice for peace. He also works for a world where people understand the importance of the Earth and want to do their best to protect it by being more environmentally friendly and using substances that don't harm the environment.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV_-_M-_Ihsan_Kaadan_Syria_.pdf|
Asian Regional Networks
|Namala Paul Divakar|
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
|www.ncdhr.org.in||Indian||India||Male||57||English, Telugu, Hindi|
He is one of the leading pioneers in the arena of Dalit Rights Movement’s. Now for more than three decades he has been working for the empowerment of Dalits and Adivasis. During this period he initiated a number of Community groups, movements & campaigns. He along with his wife initiated a community action group called Prajwala in the year 1985 organising Dalits and other landless for their rights and development in Andhra Pradesh in Chittor district. After 5 years, in 1990 and together with several activists initiatied a Union for Dalit Bahujan agricultural workers in the whole of Andhra Pradesh with over a lakh of members.
In his fight for social justice he has served on several committees to bring about policy level changes for welfare of the marginalised communities. He has been on the Steering committees in the Planning Commission in 2007 and in 2011 for both the 11th Plan as well as with the 12th Plan. He is currently a member of the National Monitoring Committee for the Welfare of the SCs and STs of Ministry of HRD from 2012. He has been also a member of the working Group on Dalits in National Advisory Council.
He has carved a niche in the area of fiscal transparency and accountability. His deep interest for economic empowerment for the Dalits has been the reason behind initiating a campaign on ensuring equitable access to budgets. He is also one of the founders and present convenor of the National coalition on SCP TSP Legislation which consists of about 200 organisations from 22 different states. He is also a champion in Internationalizing Dalit Rights and Inclusion. He is the convener of Wada Na Todo (Do Not Break The Promise Campaign with a special focus on Post 2015 development agenda.
He is a pioneer in bringing up the social inclusion and equity of vulnerable communities in various International Platforms.
He will be the most rightful person to raise the issues of 260 millions of Dalits all over the world and their concerns in the discussion of Post 2015 Development Agenda.
|N. Paul Divakar (57) is an activist, Economic Rights Expert, and Human rights defender and advocate for Dalit rights. He is currently the General Secretary, of Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR). He is the convener of Wada Na Todo (Do Not Break The Promise Campaign .He has had many years of experience in setting up organisations, networking, advocacy and campaigning at the grassroots, national and global levels. He has been involved in various areas of Dalit concerns and Dalit rights since 1985 at state, national and international level. He is one of the founding members of NCDHR and has been its National Convenor since its beginning till 2008. NCDHR has been awarded the prestigious Rafto Human Rights Prize 2007 in Norway.|
NCDHR is a coalition of Dalit Human Right activists, both women and men, with support and solidarity from movements, organizations and academics that are committed to women, labour and human right issues, who challenged “Casteism and Untouchability” that denies human dignity to 260 Million Dalits, living mainly in India and South Asian countries and dispersed largely across the world.
In 2007, he was a member of the steering committee set up by the Planning Commission of India to advise and help formulate the 11th Five Year Plan. Again in 2011, he was invited to be part of the steering committee to help develop the 12th Five Year Plan. Since 2012, he has been a member of the National Monitoring Committee for the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes headed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He has also been a member of the Working Group on Dalits set up under the National Advisory Council, India. One of his main areas of focus has been to ensure fiscal transparency and accountability. His deep interest for the economic empowerment of Dalits has been the reason behind initiating a campaign on ensuring equitable access to government budgets. Currently he is the co-convenor of the ‘Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT)’, which aims to hold governments and corporates accountable.
He was the General Secretary of the DBSU (Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union) till Aug 2005, which is a trade union of Dalit Bahujan agricultural workers, farmers and other allied workers in AP with a membership of over 200,000. DBSU works primarily on wages, land reforms supporting the Dalit Bahujan members’ struggles and protects and promotes Dalit human rights with a particular focus on the concerns of women members.
He was the Co-Chair of IDSN (International Dalit Solidarity Network) initiated in 2000 till February, 2007 to raise and address the issue of exclusion and discrimination of Dalits in the UN, European Union and other international fora. He has worked with an INGO on the humanitarian concerns of the refugees of the Eritrean war in Somalia (1979-80) and with International Development agencies in USA and Indonesia (1980-82). It was during his work with the Dani (Indigenous Communities) in the West Papua (previously Irianjaya province of Indonesia), that he felt the relevance of working with his own community, Dalits, in India. He returned and worked as an activist in rural Andhra Pradesh for almost 25 years with the Dalit communities in various capacities.
I. National Convener - National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, NCDHR, (1998 – 1999 ; 2008 April – continuing) www.ncdhr.org.in
Paul Divakar, is the founding Convenor of the NCDHR since its inception in 1998. NCDHR is a coalition of Dalit Human Right activists, both women and men, with support and solidarity from movements, organizations and academics that are committed to women, labour and human right issues, who challenge “Casteism and Untouchability” that denies human dignity to 260 Million Dalits, living mainly in India and South Asian countries and dispersed largely across the world. Initiated in 1998, NCDHR, a non-party based secular forum, vows to wipe out caste based discrimination with a call for “Cast out Caste”.
Full bio: http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/docx/Paul_Divakar_Bio.docx
|4/4/2014 8:24:52||Beyond2015||Showers Mawowa||Southern African Liaison Office (SALO)||www.salo.org.za||Zimbabwean||Southern Africa||Male||34||English and Shonafirstname.lastname@example.org||The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) hereby nominates Showers Mawowa to participate in the UN Thematic Debate on Ensuring Peaceful and Stable Societies.|
Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) is a South Africa-based civil society organization with more than ten years experience in contributing to peace and security in Africa through facilitating dialogue and building consensus between national, regional and international actors. SALO’s approach involves the creation of ‘safe spaces’ for formal and informal dialogues among and between state and non-state actors (including community groups), informing key policy makers, and generating in-depth research and analysis. SALO is recognised as one of the few African organisations able to bring diverse and sometimes divided parties into a space in which greater mutual understanding and knowledge can be achieved, leading to more informed opinions and perspectives. SALO is increasing being consulted by the South African government, the diplomatic community and both local and international civil society on issues of peace and security on the African continent and the Middle East.
Because of this reputation SALO was recently invite to partner with Saferworld in an effort to build momentum around the African Common Position and to raise awareness and encourage discussion on defining global priorities for inclusion in Post-2015 development agenda. SALO is now part a global initiative advocating for inclusion of peace and security indicators in the post-2015. SALO is also involved in the China in Africa consultations. Due to his expertise and experience as an academic and activist on issues relation to peace, human security and development Showers is leading SALO’s involvement in this initiative. We believe that SALO’s role in peace and security, recent involvement in the post-2015 advocacy and Showers experience, the latter would make an important contribution to thematic debate.
|Showers Mawowa is Zimbabwean born activist and academic based in South Africa. He is SALO’s Research and Development Manager. He is an expert in mining, development and African political economy. Before joining SALO in 2013, Showers has previously lectured in the Development Studies, Political Economy of Conflict, Politics and Community Development at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN). He has written and published on a number of themes, including political economy of conflict and mining and development. His past work experience also includes pro-poor economic policy research and advocacy, local and international advocacy on public debt, aid effectiveness and development co-operation. He is an alumnus of the African Program on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). Showers holds a PhD in Development Studies (2013), Masters in Economic History (2007) both from UKZN, and a B.A. Honours in History and Development Studies (2006) from Midlands State University.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV-Showers.pdf|
|3/26/2014 21:31:42||Social Watch||Singoma Kabagambe Danny Boss||CENADEP: Centre National d'Appui au Développement et à la Participation Populaire||www.cenadep.net||Congolais (RDC)||Congo (RDC)||Male||40||Frenchemail@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org||Mr. Singoma is the focal point of Social Watch in the DRC.|
It is mandated by the organization CENADEP , a major NGO Congolese civil society. it is also mandated by two major networks of civil society : Social Watch DRC and PRODDES (Promotion of Democracy and Economic and Social Rights )
Mr. Singoma is available for the dates indicated. He will have his visa. If an invitation. he has traveled in many countries and has been in the United States! But it was not the two conferences 18-19 February and March 6-7 .
Mr Singoma has good experience working together with governments and the private sector. He is a member of the Consultative Framework of Congolese civil society.
He is the initiator of several national and local dynamics of promoting good governance , citizen participation and the fight against poverty !
With CENADEP an NGO in 6 provinces of the DRC and through PRODDES Network and Social Watch DRC Restitution work will be done in New York DRC. then a strong working group will be established to continue the struggle of civil society for post 2015 MDGs.
|SINGOMA KABAGAMBE DANNY BOSS was born January 9, 1974 in the DRC.|
He is married and father of two children !
He is CEO of a Congolese NGO , CENADEP (National Support Centre for Development and Popular Participation ) .
He has an engineering degree in Construction !
Mr Singoma is an activist for social and economic rights . He is the initiator of the Congolese Social Forum .
It is engaged in the movements of civil society from high school in 1990. It was first developed in the movements of students and as a collector of information for the NGO Human Rights . He joined in 2001 as assistant CENADEP programs and appointed CEO in 2013.
He is a member of several international coalitions and campaigns : CIVICUS , Social Watch , LDC Watch, African Social Forum , FADOC International, etc.
To his credit , several working groups of the civil society : Aid Effectiveness and Development , Economic and Social Rights , Local Elections , Social Security, etc. .
In 2007, following its participation in two world social forums, Mr Singoma initiates the Congolese social forum. This forum brought together more than 4,000 people in Kinshasa and discussed at length issues such as : the Millennium Development odious debt , etc. .
Mr Singoma has already been involved in several international conferences Forum on Quality of Life (Geneva 2005) World Social Forum ( Brazil 2005), World Assembly of Citizens for Water (Brussels 2007) Fourth Forum Less Advanced Countries (New York and Istanbul 2011) , the World Social Forum (Tunis 2013)
It works well with UNDP , MONUSCO and the Congolese government but retains its neutrality as an activist civil society .
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|3/31/2014 5:47:37||Arab States Regional Networks||Yassmin Fouad Abdel Aziz||Arab Office for Youth and Environment||http://www.aoye.org/||Egyptian||Egypt||Female||39||Englishemail@example.com||The candidate has wide experience in boosting sustainable development process in Mediterranean, Arab and African regions through working with EU, UNDP, World Bank, Arab league and national government agencies. Through her work with GEF/UNDP, she focused on capacity assessment and development to various sustainable development policies through implementation of two cross cutting capacity development projects in Egypt. Accordingly, she was able to build various partnerships among national entities in Egypt and other regional entities in North Africa. The candidate has gained multi cultural experiences through working with various bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, high level government representatives as well CSOs and research institution enabling her to build national and regional partnership for sustainable development. The candidate is currently exploring the possibility of involving Egypt and other Arab countries in the UNSDSN to benefit from this partnership to bring lessons learnt and best practices to the region. Through her work, she used multi stakeholder engagement including the public especially the youth as an approach to foster sustainable development and bring stability to the region. The candidate has recently supported a concept that aims to enhance higher education through integrating sustainable development in universities and building regional and global partnership between universities in and outside Egypt. The candidate has worked with youth in universities and researches to bring sustainable development into their curriculum and coordinated such initiatives with government and donors. The candidate would like to promote sustainable development as an effective stability tool within the current transition phase in Egypt.||Received Bachelor of Arts, English literature in 1997 from Cairo University, MSC in Environmental Science in 2010 from Ain shams University and currently finalizing her PhD in Euro Mediterranean studies from faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. Ms. Fouad is an expert in capacity assessment, development and sustainable development policy reform with more than 14 years experience. Her expertise is in policy analysis and capacity development for sustainable development policies through working with international funding agencies, government agencies and international NGOs. Ms. Fouad has worked directly with three Ministers of Environment in Egypt and provided technical assistance to various sustainable development high-level meetings to support the sustainable development process in Egypt. She worked for seven years with UNDP in facilitating dialogue and coordinating Global Environment policy projects between UNDP and Egypt as well as other Arab countries. In that capacity, Ms. Fouad designed and implemented Cross Cutting Capacity Development projects that promote synergies among the Rio Conventions, and she provided valuable contributions to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework, Human Development Reports and Capacity Development Score Cards. |
Ms. Fouad is involved in a number of national and regional CSO organizations such as the Arab Office for Youth and Environment, Egyptian Forum for Sustainable Development, Nile Basin Discourse and others. Her international profile includes implementing advocacy and capacity development activities in African countries, particularly in the Nile Basin region. She has leveraged strong writing and research abilities in her contributions to different policy reports on sustainable development, including the Green Transformation Strategy, Key Development Challenges in Egypt, Proposed Institutional Set up for Environmental Sustainability in Egypt, Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Nile Basin, Regional Policy Influencing Strategy for CSOs in the Nile Basin and Advocacy for Nile Basin Benefit Sharing and Tension Reduction plans.
|4/4/2014 9:10:24||Beyond2015||MATTHEW NYANPLU||Liberia Youth Initiative for Peace and Sustainable Development (LYIPSUD)||Liberian||Liberia||Male||24||Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||Matthew is an enterprising young man whose deep passion for peace, justice and equality has led him to cofound the organization which he now heads. His passion has been demonstrated in the last five years through his work with youth in Liberia, creating opportunities for the voiceless to share their perspectives and experiences about their situations and also about issues that are pertinent to them with the key decision and policy actors. Matthew believes, in this way, when the voiceless have opportunities to participate in decision and policy making that affects their lives, they will have less reasons to subvert social stability; they will become peace advocates and society will be kept cohesive and stable; equal opportunities is a key foundation for peace building. Matthew is a national level peace advocate and a social justice campaigner. These debates (PGA) create the opportunity for Matthew to take his campaign to the global stage as a strategy to further inform the global community about these issues in so far as the planning process of post 2015 development is still ongoing.||Matthew Nyanplu has had up to five years noteworthy experience working in the nonprofit sector through various nongovernmental organizations in the country. Matthew began his career in late 2008 with the founding, by him and a colleague (Ambulah Mamey), of the High School Journalists Training Network (HISJONET). The organization at the time was focused on developing sustainable capacities for student journalists in the high schools. This has been due to the fact that, both Matthew and his colleague were student journalists, and judging from the fact that they did not have any formal training in Journalism during their days in high school, the establishment of an organization (HISJONET) was intended to train their younger colleagues who were still active at the high school level. Matthew has been the leader of the initiative. They were both young, at the time, with no working experience in the nonprofit (NGO) sector. Matthew later seized an opportunity to work with a local NGO to gain experience. He served Sampson Saywon Boah Institute (SSBI, 2010) as a communication officer, coordinating communication activities, writing project reports and newsletters. He later joined SSBI’s international partner organization (AIFO Liberia) working both as project officer, and in charge of communication activities, a post he occupied for two years (2011-2013). Matthew recently ended an eight month contract with the National Union of Organizations of the Disabled of Liberia as project manager, supervising the project and cooperation unit of the Union. Throughout these years, Matthew never lost his vision for the organization he co-founded, HISJONET. He led the transformation of the organization, in late 2011, from being a journalism focused organization to a more integrative youth development nongovernmental organization under the banner, Liberia Youth Initiative for Peace and Sustainable Development (LYIPSUD). Matthew, today, serves as the Executive Director of LYIPSUD with headquarters in Gardnersville, Montserrado County. Matthew is currently a third year student at the University of Liberia, and his concentration is in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/Matthew_Nyanplu_CV_Updated_November_2013.pdf|
|4/4/2014 13:27:43||Nominated by 2 constituencies: |
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
Women's Major Group / Post-2015 Women's Coalition / WILPF / Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
|Sharon Bhagwan Rolls||FemLINKPACIFIC||http://www.femlinkpacific.org.fj/||Fiji||Fiji||Female||46||English||Sharon@femlinkpacific.org.fj||Ms. Bhagwan Rolls has participated as a member of the Fiji Government delegation to the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, and has served as a Co-Facilitator with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and is a network member of Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace and a regular contributor to the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security. She has recently resumed her role as convener of the Women’s Action for Democracy and Peace standing committee of the National Council of Women Fiji. In June 2005, Ms. Bhagwan Rolls was included in the list of Pacific women in the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 initiative. Her regional and national work, and experience with global discussions on women, peace, and security enable Ms. Bhagwan-Rolls to be a competitive choice to speak before the President of the General Assembly's 24-25 April Thematic Debate on "Ensuring stable and peaceful societies" taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, and specifically as a panelist for Panel discussion III: Building Global partnership for ensuring stable and peaceful societies.||Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls is the coordinator of the FemLINKPACIFIC a women's media organization which she founded in September 2000 in response to the 2000 Fijian coup d'état. In addition to her numerous other functions, Rolls who has served as the Media Focal Point for the Pacific Region of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict was appointed the Gender Liaison of the International Steering Group of GPPAC in October 2009. Since November 2000, femlinkpacific and Bhagwan Rolls have been campaigning for the implementation and integration of UNSCR 1325, titled Women, Peace and Security, in order to ensure women's full participation in the peace and security sector toward ensuring sustainable peace and democracy in Fiji. In March 2010, she was appointed by the United Nations to the Civil Society Advisory Group on UNSCR1325/Women, Peace and Security. Bhagwan Rolls and femLINKPACIFIC have also introduced a mobile women's community radio station (femTALK 89.2fm) in Fiji in 2004, as way to take radio to women in local communities, providing a relevant information and communication platform to increase women's visibility and issues in decision making forums. Earlier, together with co-founder, Peter Sipeli, Bhagwan-Rolls produced a number of community videos. The video "Balancing the Scale" won the Fiji Human Rights Commission television award. She continues to serve as the Producer/Director of FemLINKPACIFIC's Community video productions including The Thirteen 25 Diary: Her'stories (2010) which was launched in New York (October 2010) in conjunction with the Australia and Papua New Guinea missions to the United Nations, as part of the 10th anniversary of UNSCR1325. Rolls was the principal organizer of the "Blue Ribbon" campaign to restore democracy following the previous coup, in May 2000. Later, she opposed controversial legislation introduced by the Qarase government in 2005 to provide for amnesty for persons convicted of coup-related offences.||http://www.un-ngls.org/IMG/pdf/CV_-_Sharon_Bhagwan_Rolls.pdf|