|Organization submitting this application / nomination||Name of the person submitting this nomination||Full legal name of the nominee||Nominee's organization||Website of the nominee's organization||Country of Residence of the nominee||Gender of the nominee||Age of the nominee||What languages can the nominee speak fluently?||Rationale for Nomination||Biography||OPTIONAL - Link to video of candidate speaking publicly, a description of the nominee's speaking skills, and/or a 1 minute video statement by the candidate that addresses why the person would like to be selected (filmed with phone is fine)||OPTIONAL - Link to CV|
|The Missing Millennium Development Goal||Ajarat Bada||Ajarat Bada||The Missing Millennium Development Goal||www.themissingmdg.org||USA||Female||29||English, Yoruba|
Ms. Bada and the Missing Millennium Development Goal initiative have been profiled on many national and international media outlets including CNN, Fox, News, Reuters, NewYork Times, NPR and Vanity Fair. Currently, she is investing in a career in International Relations, Public Policy and Diplomacy with a strong interest in International Development in a post conflict world.
She has spoken at, contributed to and moderated sessions at many international conferences all over the world including moderating the InternationalDay of Peace at the UN HQ in NewYork. She has interned at the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is active with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in her role as the Director of the 'Missing Millennium Development Goal- Ensure Interfaith Collaboration for Peace' Initiative www.themissingmdg.org.
|Ajarat Bada is a Public Policy and International Development professional. She has 8 years experience in the healthcare field and has worked for over 5 years in the public policy world as an enthusiastic, focused and hardworking Millennial. Her policy initiatives are in the areas of Sustainable Development, Conflict Resolution, Interfaith Collaboration and International Development with a signature initiative targeted at the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) www.themissingmdg.org. The petition for the Missing MDG has the personal support and signature of ArchBishop Desmond Tutu, Sir. Bob Geldof, Prof. Muhammed Yunus, The Crown Princess of Norway and Unilever CEO Paul Polman who is a member of the UN High level Panel on the SDGs.|
She is a published author on International Development and particularly South-South Cooperation and is interested in bringing to reality a unique perspective on 'Millennials and Religion'. A One Young World Ambassador, she also holds a Masters of Public Health degree, with an emphasis in Global Health from Loma Linda University in California, and is currently enrolled in a Masters program in Public Policy. She speaks English, Arabic(Working Proficiency) and Yoruba.
|The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care||Albulena Prelvukaj||Albulena Prelvukaj||The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaestehsia Care||USA||Femal||31||English||Albulena has previous experience as spokesperson for World Vision and as an international ambassador for the United States. She has been engaged in several public speaking engagements as part of her work in the NGO sector and as part of previous electoral campaigns. As a member of the NGO Major Group, Albulena will speak on behalf of health and human rights- including the right to health and universal health coverage.||Albulena Prelvukaj studied at Staten Island College and graduated with a BA in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Italian. She went on to graduate from the Australian National University with a Masters in International Affairs and became an International Ambassador for the United States. Her educational experience has exposed her to many different cultures and their needs; with focused studies on Australia, China, Thailand, Turkey, and Italy. Albulena has gained experience from living in different countries, attesting to culture, race, nationality, and age with related sensitivity and adaptability.|
Albulena worked as a Fundraising Manager for Public Outreach, representing World Vision, in which she gained significant field experiences in fundraising, managing, team building and leadership as well as increasing revenue growth and account management. As a Volunteer Coordinator for the City Council Campaign, Albulena was first point of contact for volunteer registration, recruitment and training volunteers for jobs specific to their individual mindsets. Alongside this she also coordinated programs and activities between volunteers and the community.
|Albulena has experience speaking at conferences and public political rallies. She has been a spokesperson for a major international NGOs and provides an insightful perspective to the post-2015 discussion.|
|Arab Union for Sustainable Development & Environment (AUSDE)||Prof. ALI ABDALRAHMAN ALI||ALI ANDALRAHMAN ALI||Civil Society Organization||www.ausde.org||EGYPT||Male||60||Arabic, English||We are the Arab Union for Sustainable Development & Environment (AUSDE), the Union of two types of care in all aspects of the environment and sustainable development in the Arab States and the Union recorded the Economic unanimous Council of the United Nations, and is also listed in the Arab League, and also registered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with headquarters in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and we have branches in many Arab countries.|| Social Work: President of the Arab Union for Sustainable Development & Environment (AUSDE)|
• Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Division of General, Faculty of Agriculture, Al Azhar University, 1976.
• Master of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, 1988.
• PhD in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, 1994.
• Professor of Agricultural Economics Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Research Center.
• Chairman Boarder of Studies and development of Environment College.
• Advisor to the Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, 1994 -1996.
• Advisor to the Minister of Trade and Supply, 1996 -1999.
• Advisor to the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, 1999 to 30/12/2005.
• Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 2006 to Jun. 2011.
• Project Coordinator, food security, the draft reform of agricultural policies, from 1996 to 2000.
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arab Union for Sustainable Development & Environment (AUSDE).
• Vice President and General Supervisor of the Arab Federation for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Arab Federation for wildlife and Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Federation.
• Member of the Board of Directors of Arab Federation for training.
• Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the first prize in economics of water, the International Conference atheist ten water technologies, Sharm El Sheikh 0.15 March 18, 2007.
• Award the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment of the League of Arab States, 2012.
Scientific Supervision and Teaching:
• Supervision and discussion of the many thesis of master and doctor in Egyptian and Arabian universities.
• More than 60 research and study in many scientific conferences, and scientific journals.
• More than 20 Studies and other research and scientific reports.
• More than 30 conferences and scientific activities.
• More than 30 Studies and research projects contributed.
• More than 20: training courses contributed.
|ALI ABDALRAHMAN ALI ABDALRAHMAN|
Social Work: President of the Arab Union for Sustainable Development & Environment (AUSDE).
Phone: (01005703585) , (2024099412)
• Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Division of General, Faculty of Agriculture, Al Azhar University, 1976.
• Master of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, 1988.
• PhD in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, 1994.
• Professor of Agricultural Economics Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Research Center.
• Chairman Boarder of Studies and development of Environment College.
|Sustainable Development Policy Institute||Usman Ashraf||Ali Shahbaz||Sustainable Development Policy Institute||www.sdpi.org||Pakistan||Male||18 (as of 2015)||English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic (reading and writing), French (preliminary)||The following reasons make Ali ( who has never before been given a speaker role in the post-2015 process despite applying several times) an avid candidate for the role:|
(a) An enriched perspective of the Post-2015 process: he is genuinely enthusiastic, an articulate speaker and is intensively involved in the post-2015 implementation mechanism debates, disseminating inclusive outreach.
(b) As an under-represented resident of a developing country, Ali is sensitive to the changing socio-economic dynamics of our global community, and recognises the need to advocate for partnerships between the Global North and the Global South in an attempt to restore exchange of best practices and support in strengthening the implementation for SDGs.
(c) Ali is categorised with disadvantaged youth groups:he works with marginalised communities including physically disabled individuals, gender groups, religious minorities, indigenous groups and vulnerable communities maximising engagement and dialogue.
|Ali Shahbaz is the Pakistan Official Youth Delegate to the UN, and has particularly represented the country at UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Rio+20; UNEP, UNESCAP, and the OWG Process for Post-2015 framework. Ali works in three niche areas: Sustainable development Goals; Climate Change; and Intergenerational Justice. Under the umbrella of these three overarching themes, he engages with various stakeholders, ranging from think-tanks, youth-led bodies, NGOs to the Government and the UN, in an effort to contribute to the movement. He categorises his work into two further divisions: policy advocacy and capacity building, interacting with both grassroots and higher hierarchies, acting as a link of exchanging dialogue between the two.|
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Ali is currently pursuing a joint research project with a Swiss school relevant to the Post-2015 development agenda and how existing mechanisms, together with the SDGs shall result in a Post-2015 mind-set, a unique paradigm shift that facilitates sustainable development on multiple levels. A particular emphasis of his study remains the impact of the post-2015 agenda on stakeholder integration and how this shall ensure equity in terms of implementation and inclusiveness in terms of accountability, as part of the targets. This project will be translated into a publication next year with detailed analysis of the findings, expectations, and predications for the post-2015 goals.
Ali has been actively involved with the UN for over three years, attending key meetings including -- but not limited to -- Rio+20; UNEP Governing Council Meetings; UNESCAP Regional Implementation Meetings for Sustainable Development; Global Forum on Youth Policy; UNFCCC Climate Talks; UN-HLPF Meetings, and have been updated with the Post-2015 processes with the PGA Meetings and the OWGs in New York. He continues to work with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), a policy-advocacy think-tank; in a dual role: A Youth Goodwill Ambassador, and a focal point for the Post-2015 development agenda.
|A video filmed wherein in the processes leading up to Rio+20 in 2012, wherein Ali is briefing relevant to young people's role in Sustainable Development; Ali's oratory skills have improved magnanimously ever since:|
|Rural Development Organization||Shazia Hassan||Amir Zad Gul||Rural Development Organization||www.rdopk.org||Pakistan||Male||40 Years||English, Spanish||Mr. Amir Zad Gul is a public opinion making, advocacy and mobilization expert. He has more than 16 years experience in the field of Networking, Linkages development, Advocating rights and Social Marketing. He participated actively in conferences both at national and international level. He has the capacity to engage multiple interest groups and stakeholders. He has the visa and will easily be available at New York during the conference period.||Mr. Amirzad Gul, a young graduate of district Dir, KP, Pakistan, founded Rural Development Organization in 1999 with the sole purpose to help the needy and unprivileged. He conceived the idea to establish the organization while he was a student in the college. He noticed that the influential upper class student snatch all what rightfully belongs to the poor. The class difference and social exploitation of the unprivileged was the basic motivating factor that incited him to fight for the rights of the poor. Initially he initiated a forum, involving likewise philanthropists that served as a helping desk for the needy. Later on, despite of meager resources, he led the organization and focused its direction to launch effective and durable sustainable initiatives. Thus under his supervision RDO undertook initiatives such as distribution of free books and uniforms among poor students, mobilizing conservative communities to use their vote, registration of women voters despite of strong resistance from religious hardliners, establishing resource centre for people with disability and paving ways for their social acceptance among communities, street pavement in the far flung and hard to reach areas and installation of hand pumps etc.|
Despite of severe threats from the religious extremists, right from the beginning, he has without any fears bravely led RDO. Realizing the actual need of the area, he concentrated on development of durable and sustainable human institution. He developed strong ties with the communities and introduced professional individuals to the philanthropy world. Although, he belongs to a low middle class family, but has never surrender to the oppression of the influential upper class. He has staunch belief in bringing change through continuous struggle with positive approach. His ambition and motto of life is to promote humanity throughout the world. He has devoted himself to fight against hunger, poverty, injustice and promotion of education. He believes positive change can be brought through participation, education, awareness and strong commitment.
|Reproductive Health Advocacy Network Africa (RHANA)||Amos Mwale||Amos Mwale||Centre for Reproductive Health and Education in Zambia||Zambia||Male||34||English||The Candidate has be led in strengthening African CSOs participation in the ICPD Beyond 2014 and Post 2015 Processes|
The candidate is led in strengthening capacity of Network members to understand the linkages between SRHR and post 2015 and their work, and integrate appropriately
|Amos is a unique leader: selfless, unassuming, mentor to others, a key advocate with a passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights issues and ending child marriage in Southern Africa. This has been demonstrated in his roles as Executive Director of Youth Vision Zambia. He is a public health specialist and his main interest are young people's needs, access to sexual and reproductive health services, young peoples access to education and reducing teenage pregnancies. His work been in the area of policy and programme development, training, technical assistance and has researched, published and made presentations on the impact of HIV/AIDS, gender issue, including sexual and reproductive health on different sectors of the African society. Furthermore, he has provided consultancy services to UNFPA, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia, Forum Syd and the National Youth Network on Population and Development (an affiliate of AfriYAN).|
He has been Zambia’s representatives to the United Nations General Assembly, for ICPD, 2011, CPD, 2012 CPD and 2013 CPD, CPD 2014, the World Programme of Action for Youth, UNGASS high level review meetings. He has also served as moderator on a number of international meetings such as: Breaking Through workshop 10 years since Cairo in Sweden, the Global Youth Gathering in United Arab Emirates, Africa Advocacy meeting. He currently sits on a number on SRHR/HIV/AIDS committees at both international and Local including the RHANA, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, the ICPD CSO committee, Zambia National Youth Development Council, National AIDS Council advocacy task force. Amos has an incredible verve for learning and sharing this knowledge through his service to people; and a demonstrated passion and commitment to Africa's development.
|Quaker UN Office||Jordan Street||Andrew Tomlinson||Quaker UN Office||www.quno.org||USA||Male||56||English||Mr. Tomlinson, Director of the Quaker UN Office (QUNO), has been deeply engaged for the last two years around the issues of peace and freedom from violence in the post-2015 agenda. Mr. Tomlinson is an experienced speaker, for example being featured during the 8th Session of the Open Working Group as well as at the UN Peacebuilding Commission Annual Session in June. QUNO works closely with local civil society organizations in many conflict-affected countries around the world, and seeks to bring the perspectives of those most impacted by violence to the attention of UN policy makers. QUNO has acted as a catalyst for civil society engagement on these issues, and has also worked closely with member states and UN officials in underscoring the importance of peace to sustainable development. In June 2013, QUNO was named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction. QUNO has general accreditation with ECOSOC through the Friends World Committee for Consultation.||Andrew Tomlinson is Quaker United Nations Representative and Director of the Quaker UN Office (QUNO) in New York. He holds Masters Degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in South Asia and the Middle East. Andrew joined QUNO in 2008 after working in international finance and socially responsible investing in London and New York. The Quakers have been active at the United Nations in New York and Geneva since 1947, upholding the UN’s work on peace and justice through facilitation and quiet advocacy. The New York office is focused on the issues of peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict, and connects with partners doing peace work on the ground and at a policy level around the world. Current topics in QUNO’s work include civil society inclusion, reconciliation and dialogue, emerging powers, the needs of societies impacted by violence and instability, and the post-2015 development agenda. In June 2013, QUNO was named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction.||Andrew Tomlinson, QUNO-NY Director, made a statement to the co-chairs at OWG 8, (under the title “Peace: getting to the heart of sustainable development”) , which can be viewed online (starting at 39:40mins) |
|Indonesian Youth Working Group on Post-2015||Angga Dwi Martha||Angga Dwi Martha||Indonesian Youth Working Group on Post-2015||Indonesia||Male||23||English, Bahasa Indonesia||I strongly believe that Mr. Martha is the right candidate of speaker. His broad expertise on youth and development issue in developing country is perfectly combined with his fast experience in discussion and debate surrounding Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Agenda. Mr. Martha will give valuable contribution from his practical experiences, specially from the perspective of young people. He has already shown me solid management skills, through organizing and facilitating young people across Indonesia with his Youthnesian 2014 initiatives, in their discussion on determining their priority for Post-2015 Development Agenda.||MR. ANGGA DWI MARTHA, 23, works as Youth Advocate at UNFPA Indonesia. As Youth Advocate, Angga advocates for the rights of young people and ensures that youth participate in shaping the future development processes surrounding the Post-2015 Development Agenda. |
Currently hold Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration at the University of Indonesia. agendas. Recently, He became the first Indonesian Youth Delegate to 68th and 69th United Nations General Assembly, as well as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His experiences so far have led to me being recognized as a Young Leader for Indonesia by McKinsey and Company.
|SLoCAT||Anjana Sreedhar||Anjana Sreedhar||SLoCAT||slocat.net||United States||Female||20||English, Hindi, Tamil||In developing the Sustainable Development Goals, youth will be demographic affected most. They are the ones who live with the consequences of designing, implementing, monitoring, and tracking the SDGs. As a member of this demographic, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to the negotiations by highlighting the most immediate needs of my peer group. I am currently an undergraduate student at NYU studying International Relations and am interning for SLoCAT. Since the Secretary General of SLoCAT cannot be in attendance for the negotiations, my team and I are responsible for tracking, monitoring, and participating in these proceedings. In the capacity as UN Sustainable Transport Policy Outreach Intern for SLoCaT, I also track both the SDG and the FfD negotiations.||I am an undergraduate student studying International Relations at NYU with a focus in India-China relations and international maternal health. I was born in Mumbai, and raised in Seychelles, New York, and New Jersey. I have had experience working in legal, journalistic, media, research, and community organizing/social justice sectors. For further information, please refer to my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anjana-sreedhar/74/487/419|
|CIVICUS, NGO MG OP||Jeffery Huffines||Arelys Bellorini||World Vision||www.wvi.org||Nicaragua||Female||45||Spanish, English||Arelys Bellorini represents World Vision and is the second priority speaker on behalf of the NGO Major Group. Arelys will be speaking on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Cluster and other organizations active in this field that have prepared language suggestions for the upcoming discussion on the Post-2015 Declaration from a food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture perspective. She has longstanding engagement and experience at the UN and has been actively engaged in the UN development agenda since the Millennium Declaration both at implementing and policy level as well as advocacy. She has also engaged on the SDGs for a number of years, has worked at community, national, regional and international levels, and has quite often represented voices of the Global South. In addition, has led national level NGOs advocacy on the development of national development plans.||Arelys Bellorini is currently Senior Advisor on Advocacy and Partnerships in World Vision’s New York to the United Nations. She has been leading World Vision engagement on the post-2015 development agenda since 2012 and manages the organization’s relations and partnerships with key UN agencies, in particular UNICEF.|
Arelys Bellorini is a sociologist graduated from Columbia University in New York and holds Graduate degrees from New York University and the Nicaraguan National Autonomous University. She has extensive experience on multilateral organizations, advocacy and policy influencing.
She is an expert on children rights who has worked at country level in her native country of Nicaragua where she has led national programmes and strategies on the promotion and full realization of children rights. She also has extensive experience at sub-regional and regional level in Latin America.
She has worked in Plan International, the Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation in Nicaragua, the Norwegian Agency for Cooperation Development, the Nicaragua Foreign Affairs Ministry, among others. She has managed national and local NGOs and has been a Professor on advocacy and multilateral organizations in her home country.
She has led national research on children issues, young people participation, particularly young women and developed national programmes evaluations.
Arelys Bellorini has also managed humanitarian programs and disaster risk reduction strategies at municipal and community level.
|The Hunger Project||John Coonrod||Åsa Skogström Feldt||The Hunger Project||www.thp.org||USA||Female||46||English, Swedish||Åsa is an articulate spokesperson for a global movement of women and men working for gender-just rural development in 22 countries across five continents. She has worked in international development for 15 years in both the NGO and private sector, and has spoken in numerous international fora - most recently during the 2014 UNGA. A Swedish citizen, she now lives in New York City as The Hunger Project's global CEO.||Åsa Skogström Feldt joined the Global Office in New York as President and CEO of The Hunger Project on September 2, 2014.|
A former head of The Hunger Project in Sweden and long-time investor, Åsa previously sat on our national Board in Sweden. Åsa brings bold, intrepid leadership and a strong commitment to The Hunger Project’s values and principles.
At IKEA, which she joined in 2012, Åsa established a new initiative through which IKEA supports social enterprises that are within their value chains through business partnerships.
As Country Director of The Hunger Project in Sweden from 2004-2012, Åsa succeeded in growing the organization and significantly increasing revenue and public awareness, particularly through partnerships with entrepreneurs and businesses. This was supported by extensive PR campaigns.
She also has experience founding and building networks of women leaders both in Sweden and internationally.
Before joining The Hunger Project as a Country Director, Åsa had 17 years of business experience. This included seven years within international telecommunications as head of marketing for Sony Ericsson in Germany, corporate communications director for Aspiro, and marketing communications manager for Ericsson Mobile Communications in the Middle East and Africa. She also previously served as head of marketing for a Swedish export consulting company and a Swedish-Japanese optical business.
|Concern Worldwide||Jennifer Thompson||Asma Lateef||Bread for the World Institute||www.bread.org||USA||Female||47||English (Fluent), Hindustani (mother tongue)||Asma Lateef has been actively engaging in the Post 2015 process over the last 18 months. She co-chairs the International Coalition on Advocacy for Nutrition (ICAN) working group on post 2015 in addition to collaborating with SUN CSAs on the process. Ms Lateef has addressed groups of UN Missions in New York on nutrition within the Post-2015 framework, has substantial experience of engaging and inputting into the discussion and work of broad coalitions such as ICAN and was further one of the main panellists on the Roundtable on Nutrition Accountability at the ICN2.||Asma Lateef has been director of the Bread for the World Institute since 2007. She is responsible for implementing the Institute’s analysis and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition and poverty. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement’s Civil Society Network. Asma has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, a post-graduate diploma in economics from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from McGill University. She has over 20 years of experience in public policy. Prior to becoming Institute Director, Ms. Lateef was director of Policy and Programs at Citizens for Global Solutions, senior international policy analyst in the Government Relations Department of Bread for the World. She also worked for the ILO and UNCTAD.||Launch of IFPRI's 2013 Global Food Policy Report - |
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|Cultural Survival||Danielle DeLuca||Ben Raban Koissaba||Maa Civil Society Forum||USA||Male||55||Maa, English, Swahili, Kikuyu||Koissaba’s research has contributed to both discourse and action on issues that affect Indigenous People globally. His work has been referenced by many scholars and African governments. His advocacy skills and abilities to engage positively and actively with different stakeholders is exemplary and it is our firm believe that his participation will bring new insights and strategies for engaging Indigenous stakeholders in the post-2015 discourse. An active participant at various ÚN conferences, he has contributed to the establishment of frameworks for working with Indigenous Peoples in diverse spheres in development. His global networks with other Indigenous communities has made him a respected figure whose contributions are cross-cultural, geographically diverse, analytical, and balanced. Having worked with Koissaba on several projects on Indigenous People in Africa, Cultural Survival believes his presence in determining post-2015 development goals is essential.||Koissaba Ben R. Ole is an Indigenous Maasai from Kenya. Since the late 1980s, he has worked as staff and as a consultant with various local and international NGOs, government agencies, and think tanks in Kenya, including World Vision, Plan International, Action Aid, Premese Africa Development Institute, the Kenya National Poverty Eradication Commission, the Indigenous Concerns Resource Center, and the Kenya, East African, COMESA and IGAD Livestock Policy Hub. His expertise in community development includes experience with HIV, micro-enterprise, workforce development, disaster risk reduction, participatory research and learning, governance and advocacy, and human rights. He is an outspoken advocate for the land rights of the Maasai people. He is an alumni and mentor of the Clinton Global Initiative University. |
Mr. Koissaba has been an active participant at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous people where he was the global co-chair during the 2009 session as well as an observer during the World Conference on Indigenous People. His advocacy work on the rights of his indigenous Maasai community has been published by Cultural Survival, Intercontinental Cry, First People Worldwide, and Minority Rights Groups among others.
He is currently an international board member of International Cultural Conservation Society, the chair of Maa Civil Society Forum, board member of the Pastoralist Development Network of Kenya and help found Minority Rights Consortium, Narok Human Rights Network among other indigenous people’s organizations in Africa. He is completing his PhD in International Community Development at Clemson and has his MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Northwest University as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology and Development from Leeds University, UK. His research area is in ”Indigenous Humanities and the impacts of Globalization in the lives and livelihoods of Indigenous People”. He is the author of the book “Local Advocacy to National Activism: Maa Civil Society Forum, Kenya; and the following papers: Education for All: The Prospects of Mobile Education, Mobile Schools and E-Learning for the Pastoralist Communities in Kenya; Elusive Justice: The Maasai Contestation of Land Appropriation in Kenya. A Historical and Contemporary Perspective; Community Development: The Dilemma of Theory and Practice, and E-learning Principles and Practices in the Context of Indigenous Peoples: A comparative Study, among others.
|SLoCaT||Bernhard Reifeld||Bernhard Immanuel Reifeld||SLoCaT||www.slocat.net||USA||Male||20||German, English, French, Chinese||To negotiate Sustainable Development Goals, youth is indispensable. I am currently an undergraduate student at New York University majoring in Economics and I have interned with SLoCaT for four months while studying abroad in Shanghai at the SLoCaT HQ. While the Secretary-General of SLoCaT cannot attend the meeting, he has asked my team and I to attend the negotiations and to track deliberations. In the capacity as UN Sustainable Transport Policy Outreach Intern for SLoCaT, I also track both the SDG and the FfD negotiations.||See LinkedIn profile.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernhardreifeld|
|ONG JADES JEUNESSE ACTION DEVELOPPEMENT SOLIDARITE||Billacthema Hamadou Issoufou||Billacthema Hamadou Issoufou||Coordonnateur||Niger||MALES||38 ANS||Francais||Depuis a la création de notre organisation ONG JADES JEUNESSE ACTION DEVELOPEMENT SOLIDARITE nous avons mene des actions dans le cadre de la lutter contre la dégradation des terres .Et la protection de l'environnement et le changement climatique.||Notre organisation a exécute plusieurs projet en matière de lutter contre la dégradation des terres et le changement climatique. Nous fait la sensibilisation de l'éducation environnemental dans les écoles.||Notre organisation est membre de plusieurs réseaux et organisations exemple ONG JADES JEUNESSE ACTION DEVELOPEMENT SOLIDARITE est membre de FEM Fonds de Environnement Mondial.|
|Ethical Systems||Bryan Turner||Bryan Turner||Ethical Systems||ethicalsystems.org||USA/Canada||Male||32||English||Failure to apply insights from the behavioral sciences to post-2015 would be a failure to implement best practices and take advantage of something that is already considered standard in more competitive industries.|
Applying a behavioral sciences lens to post-2015 probably offers a higher return on investment than any other intervention available right now.
Experts in the field understand how to make partnerships, programs, agreements, meetings, consultations, policies, systems, interactions, decisions etc. better and it just hasn’t been applied to sustainable development yet.
Bryan Turner is executive director of the leading collaboration of psychologists applying the behavioral sciences to complex problem solving in the world. http://ethicalsystems.org/content/who-we-are
|Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with great people and organizations including the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Make Poverty History, Millennium Promise, the Millennium Villages, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the UN Foundation, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. |
I'm now executive director of Ethical Systems and an associate research scholar at NYU's Stern School of Business.
I have a MPA in Development Practice from Columbia and a BA with a double major in Human Rights and Political Science, with a concentration in development, from Carleton University in Canada.
My work now focuses on applying insights from the behavioral sciences to complex systems to improve sustainable development outcomes.
|Matabeleland Human Rights Centre||Thulani Ndlovu||Busani Sibindi (Official Beyond 2015 Nominee)||Save Matabeleland Coalition(SAMACO)||www.savematabelelandcoalition.org||Zimbabwe||Male||30||English||In the crucial Post 2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations participation and engagement from those directly and most affected by poverty and inequalities remain critical and serve as a measure of monitoring and a constant reminder that the new framework should at all costs make sure that needs and voices of those most affected by poverty and inequality are heard to truly reflect and build a proper foundation of implementation, partnership and transformation for the new framework By speaking in the conference Busani Sibindi will make sure that the constituency of grassroots organizations including women and children and to the whole wider Beyond 2015 network in Africa is heard.||Busani Sibindi is a young dynamic development and human rights activist with extensive programming,operations and programme management experience within the NGO sector. From the marginalized and socio – economically deprived communities of Matabeleland Busani has since the age of 22 worked for, founded and co-founded a number of NGOs in Zimbabwe which include Lesson In Democracy (Zimbabwe), Rubacon Programme (Zimbabwe) currently is part of the Yocic Board, is the Programs Director of Save Matabeleland Coalition an organization advocating for the marginalized communities of Matabeleland and the National Coordinator of the Zimbabwe Beyond 2015 National Hub. A competent strategist who possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, the ability to influence decisions and to develop positive relationships both internally and externally.||https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By9_NmkdPu8HU0lhMy00MllXODQ/view?usp=sharing|
|International Council for Science (ICSU)||Anne-Sophie Stevance||Claudia Ringler-Nguyen||International Food Policy Research Institute||www.ifpri.org||Canada||Female||42||English||Claudia Ringler is involved in the post-2015 process through helping shape the research agenda of CGIAR in the areas of water, land and ecosystems; through foresight work at the International Food Policy Research Institute and with the Water, Land and Ecosystem Research Program that assesses the tradeoffs between ecological sustainability and food and nutrition security with a focus on rapidly growing developing countries.||Claudia Ringler is Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is also a co-manager of the Managing Resource Variability and Competing Uses flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Lands and Ecosystems (WLE). Her research focuses on water resources management and agricultural and natural resource policies for developing countries. Over the last 10 years she has also undertaken research on the impacts of climate change on developing country agriculture and on appropriate adaptation and mitigation options. She has more than 80 publications in the areas of water management, global food and water security, natural resource constraints to global food production, and the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Ringler is or has been a member of a series of Project and Program Advisory and Steering Committees and participated in many International Assessments, including the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, and the UNEP-led GEO-V Assessment. She currently chairs the Food, Energy, Environment and Water network (FE2W), is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Water Systems Project (GWSP), as well as a writer on the report on Water for Food Security and Nutrition prepared under the High-Level Panel of Experts of the Committee on World Food Security.|
|International Commission for Dalit Rights||Dr. Don Zimmerman||Dil Bishwakarma||International Commission for Dalit Rights||www.icdrintl.org||United States||Male||40||English||Mr. Bishwakarma has been advocating the rights of marginalized and minority groups over 15 years through national, regional and global forums and organizations. He, himself represents a socially excluded group of Nepal and South Asia. Currently, he is leading international advocacy organization called International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR) and has introduced and developed a Caste Freedom Index as a unique and universal measurement and advocacy framework addressing Inequalities and Poverty. He has been engaged to review the progress of Millennium Development Goals in various forums and to develop UN Development Agendas of Post- MDGs. He is an expert of International Human Rights Law and Policy; and has been providing expertise services on international development and policy to governments, civil society and development agencies. Thus, Mr. Bishwkarma will provide wise range of solutions, especially to address the Inequalities and Poverty in this respective session.||Mr. Dil Bishwakarma (popularly knowns as DB Sagar) is founder and has served as President of the International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR) since 2008. He introduced the idea of a Caste Freedom Index and has overseen programs, regional and field offices, designed and administrated projects, and coordinated with national associates and a range of stakeholders including funding agencies and high-profile communities. He is an international development advocate, corporate philanthropist, and social entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in international program development & management, litigation, non-profit, and social business in both the United States and Asia. DB Sagar is an expert in international law and policy, including rule of law, governance, human rights, social justice and inclusion, and policy reform. He has assisted over a hundred clients, including the UN, World Bank, governments, NGOs, social enterprises, and civil society organizations. He has advised Nepal government, political parties and Nepal’s Constituent Assembly on the rights of marginalized groups, Constitution-making and State-restructuring processes, federalization and international human rights, and humanitarian law and peace negotiations in the post-conflict settlement. He drafted a memorandum on the constitutional|
rights of Dalits for the Interim Constitution of Nepal in 2007. Mr. Bishwakarma has testified before the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Human Rights Sub-Committee and the European Parliament on matters of discrimination based on caste or descent, and also testified before the British House of Commons on matters of human rights and the democratic crisis of Nepal (2005). He was engaged in the NGO Prep Committee of the UN
World Conference against Racism in 2001 and World Social Forum in 2004.
|Here is a video of candidate speaking publicly in-fornt of the White House addressing Global March against Caste-based Discrimination on June 21, 2014.|
He is urging Member States of the United Nations, including the USA to endorse the UN Principles and Guildelines of Elimination of All Forms of Caste and Work or Descent Based Discrimination.
|l'Observatoire Algérien de la Femme||djafri chaia||djafri chaia||l'Observatoire Algérien de la Femme||www.oaf-dz.org||Algeria||woman||50||french, arabic|
entant que membre du groupe régionale de l'ONU femme de la société civile, et entant que présidente de l’observatoire algérien de la femme NGOs, et entant que membre de la commission des droit de l'homme et de suivie de la convention de CEDAW en Algérie, la participation au négociations de l'agenda poste 2015 me sera très utile pour l'efficacité de mon travaille et aussi la mise a jour de mes connaissance afin d’être plus rentable a la femme dans le monde en général et Algérienne en particulier
|diplômé entant qu’obstétricienne en 1986|
Conseillère en planification familiale
DEA en journalisme section audio visuelle
Productrice et animatrice dans divers chaines algérienne
Auteur de quatre livre (santé de la femme)
Présidente de la commission de la femme au conseille de la famille et de la femme 2011/2014
Présidente du bureau de wiliya de l’association algérienne du planning familiale
Présidente de l'observatoire algérien de la femme depuis 2007 à ce jour
Membre de la commission des droits de l'homme
Membre du groupe régional de l'ONU femme
Membre du conseille populaire de la wilaya d'Alger
Membre fondateur du réseau arabe de protection de l’héritage de la femme
à l’échelle international projet d'habilitation de femmes en politique
à l'échelle régionale j'ai participé avec la ligue arabe (league of arabe states), ainsi que l'organisation de la femmes arabe dans plusieurs projets
à l'échelle national j'ai participé au projet de loi contre la violence a l'égare des femmes, projet de loi contre l'harcèlement sexuelle,
|International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)||Stuart Hamilton||Donna Scheeder||International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)||www.ifla.org||United States||Female||65||English, Spanish||As President-Elect of IFLA, a civil society organization participating in the Major Groups, Donna can speak to the importance of information in the context of the post- 2015 development agenda. As a key contributor to the Lyon Declaration (www.lyondeclaration.org) which sets out the core role access to information can play in supporting the SDGs, she knows the issues, and has motivated over 500 library and development organisations worldwide to support IFLA’s position. She has worked with IFLA’s involvement in the Culture2015 coalition (http://www.culture2015goal.net/) as well as with ICTD groups on access to ICTs in the post-2015 framework. IFLA’s approach is mutltistakeholder , playing a bridging role between citizens, governments and businesses to provide information to aid individuals’ and communities’ development. Donna has spoken at major events such as the IFLA annual Congress (attendance c.4000) and the World E-Parliament Conference - she is a compelling speaker.||Donna Scheeder is president-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the global voice of libraries. She has served on the IFLA Governing Board previously for 6 years, two as Treasurer. She has been a member of the Standing Committee on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments for 8 years. As President-elect she has presented keynote speeches to the World E-Parliament conference in Seoul and to national meetings of the Italian, Spanish and most recently Croatian Library Associations.|
Donna Scheeder is the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. She is responsible for Knowledge Management, Content Management, Records and Archives, Video Production and the Web Analytics program areas. Previously she served as Director, Law Library Services, at the Law Library of the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2010. There she directed the activities of the Public Services and Collection Services Divisions. In April 2009 she was appointed Acting Law Librarian of Congress which gave her responsibility for a 2.5 million-item collection and for the provision of a wide range of services to the Congress, Courts, the legal community including law libraries and the public. She also served as the Director of Global Legal Information Network, U.S. station. GLIN is an international cooperative of 36 countries that input official versions of their laws into a database searchable in 14 languages. Prior to her service in the Law Library, Ms. Scheeder held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities at the Congressional Research Service.
She is a former President and Treasurer of the Special Library Association (SLA). She is also a SLA fellow and a recipient of the John Cotton Dana award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of special librarianship and was selected to be a member of the SLA Hall of Fame.
She is a member of the Advisory Board for both the Computers in Libraries and Internet Librarian conferences. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the San Jose State University School of Information.
Internationally she has conducted workshops for the Global Center for ICT in Parliaments, and presented papers and conducted workshops in Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Canada in response to invitations from officials of those governments.
|International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)||Jan Lönn||Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler||International-Lawyers.Org||International-Lawyers.Org||Switzerland/Palestine||Male||53||English/Arabic/Dutch||Curtis Doebbler has followed the key UN development processes since the 2000 UN Millennium Summit. He followed the SDG or Post-2015 discussion since 2011. He attended the Rio+20 conference in Brazil and has contributed to NGO/Major Group positions on health, climate change and the rule of law in the SDG process. Dr. Doebbler is a US born international human rights lawyer with US, Dutch and Palestinian citizenship and author of eight books on international law. As the representative of International-Lawyers.Org, he has made substantive contributions to the work on SDGs related to health, climate change and human rights. He regularly contributes to the UN Human Rights Council work on the Right to Development which need to be strongly articulated in the post-2015 agenda. Dr. Doebbler has been an active participant in the UNFCCC process, and contributed his expertise to NGO cooperation. He is a strong advocate for equity and justice to be put at the center of the post-2015 agenda.||Curtis Doebbler is an international human rights lawyer, writer, and human rights defender who holds law degrees from New York Law School, Radboud Universiteit, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. His opinions and writings on international law are published in eight books, more than two hundred academic and newspaper articles, and online. He has been interviewed on leading television and radio stations. Currently he represents the International- Lawyers.Org at the UN in New York and Geneva, and practices international law before international human rights tribunals (doebbler.net). He teaches at universities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Currently, he is a visiting professor of law at Webster University in Geneva.||doebbler.net/CV|
|Psychology Coalition of NGOs accredited at ECOSOC at the United Nations||Corann Okorodudu, Ph.D.||Dr. Judy Kuriansky||The International Association of Applied Psychology (Board of Directors, UN NGO representative), the Psychology Coalition of NGOs accredited at the UN (Chair); Psychology Coalition of NGOs at the United Nations (Chair), World Council of Psychotherapy (UN Main NGO representative)||www.iaapsy.org, http://psychologycoalitionun.org, http://www.worldpsyche.org/cms-tag/124/wcp-in-the-united-nations||USA||Female||68||English, French||Dr. Judy Kuriansky is a UN NGO representative and academician who: (1) has extensive experience and engagement in the discussions and advocacy about the post-2015 Development Agenda and the SDGs with governments and civil society; (2) represents a coalition of UN-accredited NGOs with thousands of constituents worldwide; (3) brings a unique perspective as an internationally recognized expert in mental health, psychosocial support, well-being and resilience, that intersects with other major Goals, e.g., in health, poverty, girls’ empowerment, human rights, disaster recovery; (4) writes about the global agenda in professional outlets and mass media; (5) has co-developed multistakeholder programmes for communities and policies in north and south regions, e.g., Haiti, Japan, Sierra Leone; (6) has worked with many under-represented constituencies including youth in poverty; (7) is an engaging speaker as a veteran TV commentator and plenary speaker for organizations and events worldwide. ||Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. is an internationally known clinical psychologist on the faculty at Columbia University Teachers College and honorary professor at Beijing University Health Sciences Center. At the UN, she is Chair of the Psychology Coalition of NGOs and the main NGO representative for the International Association of Applied Psychology, for which she recently led a successful campaign to include mental health and wellbeing in the proposed SDGs for the post-2015 agenda. She has provided psychological first aide and trainings after innumerable disasters, including in Haiti, Japan, Sri Lanka, China, and the US. Her books include Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet and Ecopsycology; and the July, 2015 release of The intersection of Environmental Protection and Psychology with chapters on the SDGs and community resilience; 31 Things to Increase a Child’s Self-Esteem; Guide to A Healthy Relationship; and Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians. Videos she produced include: “Youth and Mental Health at the UN,” and “Seal the Deal” about a Model UN for COP 15 in Copenhagen. She organizes side events, drafts written statements and presents oral statements at Commissions (e.g., on the Status of Women, Social Development, and Population and Development); presents workshops at UN DPI/NGO conferences; was a selected civil society speaker at the GA Dialogue on Harmony with Nature; and has been a panelist at UN meetings (the First International Day of Happiness, and two recent fora on the Ebola epidemic). She has written extensively about UN actions and high-level meetings, presented about the UN at international conferences, organized events about the MDGs, and hosted awards ceremonies for African First Ladies advancing the MDGs. She serves on the boards of U.S. Doctors for Africa and Voices of African Mothers; co-developed the multi-stakeholder Girls’ Empowerment Programme in Africa; and co-founded the Global Kids Connect Project for stress reduction and resiliency for children in post-disaster situations and poverty conditions. Her articles and opinion editorials are published in professional journals and mainstream media, including the Huffington Post, ABCNews.com and FoxNews.com, and she speaks for organizations worldwide. An award-winning journalist, she is a pioneer of radio-call in advice, veteran TV reporter and sought-after commentator on news shows worldwide.||(1) Reporter, “Youth and Mental Health at the UN”: |
http://psychologycoalitionun.org/video-youth-and-mental-health-in-the-global-agenda-un-ambassadors-and-youth-speak-out/; (2) Speaker, UN First International Day of Happiness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD_2wWZvy8c (4th speaker); (3) Video, asking question, Climate Justice panel, 2014 UN DPI/NGO conference: http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/other-meetingsevents/dpi-ngo-events/watch/climate-justice-in-practice-roundtable-2-65th-un-dpingo-conference/3756322211001#full-text (1:26:02 min. in); (4) Workshop with children, Tanzania: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnTCcGvN8M; (5) Speaker, forum on “Ebola: Facts, Myths & Reality,” UN Church Center, December 2014,
https://drive.google.com/a/tc.columbia.edu/file/d/0BxGkCt7RFau6UEU1WE5ISl9XbjA/view?usp=sharing; (6) Report, post-earthquake in Yusha, China: http://drjudy.com/qinghai/; (7) Interviewed on UN-TV program “Global Connections” by host Bill Miller
|International Human Rights Commission||Arshad Aziz Qureshi||Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan||International Human Rights Commission||www.ihrchq.org||Pakistan||Male||49||English||He is head of international organization who is working in many countries and also advocate of the United Nations and working around the world. being Leader he advocate post-2015 development agenda and also be helpful for its implementation in many countries.|
Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan is the 4th World Chairman of the International Human Rights Commission. The first Muslim and Asian elected from its members in the history of IHRC.
Dr. Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan on June 2, 1966. He studied at Central Model School Lahore and completed his graduation from Government Collage Lahore-Pakistan, in 1984. He did postgraduate studies in Journalism at the Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Khandid Ph.D. International Law in 1996 and Doctorate of Philosophy in 2011.
Dr. Khan joined "Daily Azad" Lahore as staff reporter in 1980 during his studies at Central Model School Lahore. Later he joined Weekly Awam Ki Pukkar Lahore as Editor for two years. He is the founder of Daily Jaiza Lahore, Multan & Islamabad and enjoyed the office of Chief Editor in 1985.
Dr. Khan was the first Chief Administrator of Pakistan Boy Scouts Open Group and was awarded three times “Quaid-e-Azam Medal ” by President of Pakistan General Muhammad Zia ul Haq for three consecutive years from 1982-1984.
Dr. Khan joined International Human Rights Commission during 1988 as the Chairman of Jaiza Welfare Trust International-Pakistan as founder Organization and later took over the office of the World Chairman of International Human Rights Commission and Ambassador at Large in 1996.
Dr. Khan has honor to serve its nation once his services were hired by Prime Minister of Pakistan Ms. Benazir Bhutto for a considerable period and also worked with the other Prime Ministers Mr. Ghulam
Mustafa Jatoi, Mr. Nawaz Sharief, and Malik Meraj Khalid as close associate, where he utilize his abilities and skills for the betterment of the country.
Dr. Khan was honored by the Hijra Medal by the World Hijra Council at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Excellency General Émile Lahoud, President of Republic of Lebanon presented “Order of the Presidency of Republic of Lebanon.
Excellency Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) presented the Appreciation Shield at OIC Head Quarter at Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 2012.
|UCLG||Natalène Poisson||Emilia Saiz||UCLG||www.uclg.org||Spain||Female||45||english/french/spanish||Emilia Saiz has almost 20 years of experience with local authorities and work with civil society. As Deputy Secretary General of the organisation, she will be the best spokesperson for local authorities. Indeed, UCLG is a worldwide organisation that has long been advocating for active and efficient inclusion of all relevant stakeholders, in particular local and regional governments in the international agendas, including the Rio+20 Conference and the Post-2015 agenda process.|
UCLG is actively engaged in international processes since its creation in 2004, bringing towards its membership the key issues in debates at the international level.
UCLG is actively engaged in the Local Authorities and Major Group for years. As such, we believe we have a role to bridging the UN bodies and our membership and commit to support mechanisms developed by the UN and other actors aiming at ensuring wider and more inclusive processes.
|Emilia Saiz studied European Studies and Law specializing in international law with a masters in local governance in the information society. She has worked at the founding organization of UCLG, IULA since 1997. She has lead programmes dedicated to institutional capacity building, women empowerment and decentralized cooperation. |
Since 2004, she is dealing with statutory issues and relations with the international institutions at UCLG World Secretariat, based in Barcelona. IN 2015 she was nominated Deputy Se
|WUNDANYI DISABLED PERSONS GROUP||DARIUS KAZUNGU KINUSA||ESTHER CAROLINE MKAMORI||WUNDANYI DISABLED PERSONS GROUP||N/A||KENYA||FEMALE||25YRS||ENGLISH, SWAHILI||Esther is a powerful champion for disability, environmental, governance, participation and youth issues. She brings in experiences from the frontiers of poverty and marginalisation. She is coming from one of the poorest rural constituencies of the coastal province of Kenya where she has been organising people with disability to act together. Esther has knowledge of major UN declarations and treaties being part of her studies in BSc. Environmental Education. Up to this stage there is a limited representation of grassroots voices in the Post 2015 development agenda. Esther will bring insights from a multi dimensional approach bearing experiences from her community where she has been struggling to bring about change using a holistic approach.|
Her public speaking skills have been tested through participation in meetings with policy makers and community members in fighting for inclusion of persons with disability in environment and natural resources management project
|Esther Caroline Mkamori Mwaluma is a 25 year old recent graduate from a Kenyan University. She comes from a rural village of TaitaTaveta County. The county is one of the poorest and she is one of the few females from her village with university education. |
She has had to tackle challenges of building people’s agency to act, tackling exclusion, environmental issues and tackling of governance challenges. Esther uses experiences of her personal struggle to complete her education and fight to attain a decent life, to inspire her peers and invoke change in her community. Her volunteering dates back to tutoring her classmates in primary and secondary school. She began her formal volunteering at age 20, applying her training in Environmental Education to assisting in capacity building and organizational development at a local environmental network.
Esther has been working with Wundanyi Disabled Persons Group since 2013 leading campaigns for inclusion of persons with disability in environment and natural resources management project. The advocacy has resulted in PwDs representation and participation in County Environment Action Planning, County Environment Policy discussions, the County Climate Change Committee. She also spearheaded the setting up of a Multi-Storey Gardening project for PwDs as an adaptive gardening option, and wrote the funding proposal for an ongoing environment rehabilitation project that brings together Wundanyi DPG and a local environment network .
She has been part of the team that set up an Umbrella Community Based Organization for Disabled Persons Organizations within Wundanyi Sub-County and has been involved in sensitization activities within locations of the Sub County to agitate PwDs to form locational DPOs, an effort that has resulted in formation and registration of DPOs within all the 7 locations of the Sub County. She has also assisted in the formation and formal registration of the TaitaTaveta County Persons with Albinism Group where she was recently elected Secretary.
Esther began free computer training for PwDs at the Wundanyi DPG office.
She has training in Social Exclusion Analysis; Enterprise Development Planning; Gender and Disability Mainstreaming; Social Accountability; Social Audit; Photo voice; Advocacy Strategy Planning; Media Communication; Communication Strategy Planning; and Organizational Development.
|International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)||Rebecca Matheson, ICW Global Director||Florence Anam||International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)||www.iamicw.org||Kenya||Female||36||English||Florence Anam is a seasoned and enthusiastic advocate for women’s rights. She is an accomplished speaker with experience at the intersections of key issues such as reproductive rights and social justice. She can speak to both the future needs of marginalized communities in developing countries and the successes and unfinished business of the MDGs. As a woman living with HIV in Kenya, Florence is uniquely positioned to speak to the needs of the communities at the heart of the SDGs.|
It is essential that the emerging agenda builds upon current gains and continues a strong direct focus on HIV. Pressing human rights abuses and intersecting needs of women living with HIV must be recognized and prioritized in the development agenda.
Given her lived experience and advocacy in multiple public spaces, Florence is well positioned to speak to strengths and gaps within the Synthesis Report and the need for specific targets on issues critical to people living with HIV.
|Florence Anam has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Maseno University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Community Health and Development from Great Lakes University. Florence has spoken publicly in a variety of local, regional, and global platforms, including a Wilson Center event on Maternal Health and HIV, the African Jesuits AIDS Network launch of AIDS at 30, a regional forum on Health Governance, and a World Bank national debate on feminization of HIV. Florence has years of community engagement and international advocacy on issues including maternal health, reproductive rights, equality and social justice, and expanded economic and education access for women and girls living with HIV. She has more than 5 years experience actively working in HIV programs in Kenya and has hands-on skills working in collaboration with partners to strengthen public, private, and community-based responses to HIV through advocacy and communication as well as program design, implementation, evaluation and documentation. She previously worked at Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) as a Program Officer, Pharm Access Africa Limited as a Program Officer, and HIV/AIDS Workplace Wellness. |
Florence is an experienced facilitator and trainer and is registered with Professional Trainers Association of Kenya. She has contributed to the development of several work place policies, conducted various radio and TV interviews and community education outreaches, documented articles for newspapers and magazines and is instrumental in using the social media to raise awareness and seek public response on issues of HIV and health. She is currently the Advocacy and Communications Officer at the National Empowerment Network of PLHIV in Kenya (NEPHAK), where she manages the advocacy portfolio as well as community health engagement activities as the liaison between PLHIV communities and MOH. Florence is a member of the national Global Fund HIV/ICC representing PLHIV and also a member of various regional and national Technical Working Groups representing communities. This experience makes her well qualified to speak eloquently to both strengths and weaknesses within the Synthesis Report and the need for a continued and focused coordination around specific targets for HIV within the new SDGs.
|Wilson Center, Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research and Action |
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLzM1iiQhVrdGJG41hUYX6wwHR8htxSJHA&v=5kUzu1SXlBQ#t=3588 (Part 1, minute 59:40 to 1:16:42)
|International-Curricula Educators Association||GIhan Sami Soliman||Gihan Sami Abdel Sayed Soliman||International-Curricula Educators Association||www.icea-global.org||United Kingdom||female||43||English, Arabic||I am an award-winning educator and an environmental researcher, with a career spanning 23 years of hard-work and innovation. I have been working on promoting education for sustainable development as per the criteria of the United Nations since 2008, as the president of a charity that has been registered in Egypt and currently UK based. I would like to speak about the necessity of human solidarity beyond biases and the role of education in achieving such a goal. My talk will be based on hands-on experience and my academic research, and will tackle issues such as global governance, equality and unity of the human kind beyond biases.||An award-winning educator and environmental researcher, president of the International-Curricula educators Association, a winner of Educating Africa Award, 2011 for entrepreneurship in Education, and an accredited major group for Rio+. ICEA is also an affiliate practitioner to the Forum Unesco University and Heritage.|
I have instituted several acknowledged practical models for linking education to the environment and sustainability, among which there was the Sinai Sustainability Cybernetics Center project idea and the Science Across Egypt initiative through integrated management. I'm currently working on the Sustainability Cybernetics Journal and other innovative publication projects, representing a creative trend that is meant to facilitate non-specialised and cross-speciality apprehension of contemporary ecological issues, in addition to continuation of my own lifelong learning mission at the University of Edinburgh.
|Huqooq-ul-ebad Development foundation||Syed Muhammad Ashfaq||Hafiz Muhammad Asghar||Huqooq-ul-ebad Development foundation||http://hedfpk.com||pakistan||male||29||english||Hafiz Muhammad Asghar is very good educated person and having very diversified knowledge about sustainable development. He has attended a lot of sessions on the topic, sustainable development. He has very good speaking power and language command. we sure he fulfill the criteria about this session.||Hafiz Muhammad Asghar is 29 years young. very good educated, with 2 master degree working in Huqooq ul Ebad Development Foundation. He is very good choice for this session||http://tune.pk/video/5522014/sustainable-development-2015-development-agenda|
|International Council on Social Welfare||James Collins||Helen R. Hamlin||International Federation on Ageing (IFA)||www.ifa-fiv.org||USA||Female||92||English||H Hamlin has represented the IFA at the UN in NY since 1992. In 2014-15 she attended most sessions of the OWG on SDGs, with oral interventions in behalf of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing at several. She is a well-recognized public advocate for the human rights of older persons and for intergenerational solidarity. A resident of New York City she will be available for this session.|
Her presentation at the 2April2014 OWG session can be viewed, beginning with Ambassador Koros's introduction at 1:30:00 of the webcast: http://webtv.un.org/watch/6th-meeting-open-working-group-on-sustainable-development-goals-tenth-session/3426664854001/
|H. Hamlin has been a member of the NGO Committee on Aging in New York for over 20 years. She served as its Chair 1997-2003 and since then served on its Executive and Intergenerational Relations Committees. She attended the 2002 Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid where she addressed an Assembly plenary session in behalf of the NGO community. She is also a member of the Economic Commission for Europe's International Task Force on Ageing.|
She has a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University and has been a social worker for over 60 years, specializing in gerontology for the past 45. She is a founding member of two organizations which promote the self-advocacy of older persons and a founding member of the New York State Intergenerational Network.
Helen has received many awards, including the New York State Society on Aging's Walter M. Beatty Award (2007) and the Presbyterian Senior Service's Maggie Kuhn Award (2008).
|WWF International||Elaine Geyer-Allély||Innocent Odanga Maloba||WWF Kenya||Kenya||Male||36||English||Mr. Maloba has been part of a group of WWF’s worldwide experts that have engaged at the international, regional, and national level on the post-2015 agenda discussions since its early stages. WWF-Kenya has organized a parliamentary breakfast on SDGs to build their Government’s understanding on the process and during this event as well as in other occasions, Mr. Maloba has spoken on WWF’s behalf.|
Mr. Maloba worked for the Kenyan Ministry of Devolution and Planning, where he was responsible for the preparation of the MDGs reports as well as for the coordination of the Post-2015 stakeholder consultation processes.
Mr. Maloba has worked for the Ministry of Planning where he was responsible for enhancing cooperation with NGOs. At WWF-Kenya, Mr. Maloba works with CSOs and coalitions and large part of his work consists in managing partnerships.
Mr. Maloba will be in New York from 16 to 21 February 2015 and will be able to participate in the preparations for the interactive dialogue.
|Innocent Maloba works in WWF Kenya’s Governance Unit as the Policy and Partnerships Officer responsible for policy analysis and policy advocacy as well as partnerships. His interest in the SDGs/Post 2015 Development agenda stems from the conviction he has that globally agreed development frameworks should rally universal commitment and action to address the world’s most challenging problems. While agreeing that the most recent of such frameworks-the MDGs resulted in varied levels of success, he also asserts that the Post 2015 process should result in measures aimed at ensuring that the ecological integrity of the planet is secured to ensure prosperity of all its citizens and that at from the onset, we must - by choice- place the intentions and actions to achieve sustainable development at par with those we set out to address poverty |
Before joining WWF, Mr. Maloba was a Programme Officer in the Millennium Development Goals Unit of Kenya’s Ministry of Devolution and Planning where he was among other duties responsible for the preparation of country biennial MDGs status reports as well as coordination of the Post 2015 stakeholder consultation processes. Prior to that, Innocent worked for UNDP Kenya as a United Nations Volunteer under the United Nations Volunteer Intermediation Strategy. Working from the District office of the Ministry of Planning and National Development, he provided support to district planning, management of multi-sectoral projects and was also responsible for enhancing cooperation between non-governmental organisations government departments as well as managing the District Information and Documentation Centre. He has ten years working experience; 6.5 in government and 3 and half years in the civil society.
Mr. Maloba’s background degree is in Environmental Planning and Management and he is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Policy.
|VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and the Post-2015 Volunteering Working Group||James O'Brien||James John O'Brien||VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and the Post-2015 Volunteering Working Group||www.vsointernational.org and http://www.volunteeractioncounts.org/en/post-mdg/stakeholder-engagement.html||Ireland||Male||30||English||As VSO Research and Advocacy Advisor||As VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Research and Advocacy Advisor and Chair of the Post-2015 Volunteer Research Working Group, I speak on behalf of volunteer groups.|
I have been actively involved in engagement with the Post-2015 process since its inception, including VSO’s engagement with the High Level Panel and the Open Working Group on the SDGs. I would welcome an opportunity to address Member States at these negotiations. I am familiar with the processes involved and the issues that will be discussed at these negotiations. I have been involved in discussions on these issues at national and regional level, and I have presented to a variety of audiences on the subject of volunteerism and the Post-2015 agenda. This includes presentations IVCO 2014 in Lima, and at a Town Hall meeting as part of last year’s UN DPI/NGO conference.
Within VSO, I work with colleagues in Europe, Africa and Asia on Post-2015 advocacy, and as Chair of the Post-2015 Volunteering Working Group I engage with and receive input from 20 volunteer-involving organisations. Working with this group, I led the drafting of the Lima Declaration, which has been signed by 59 volunteer-involving organisations.
I am a comfortable and experienced public speaker, with experience of speaking to a range of audiences on the Post-2015 agenda.
I am a member of the stakeholder Steering Committee for the negotiations on the Declaration, and as such I will be in New York from 17-20 February and will be able to participate in preparations for the interactive dialogue.
|I am an award-winning debater and former Auditor of the Trinity College Historical Society (the debating society of the University of Dublin). I have experience of speaking in public on volunteering, Post-2015 agenda and other subjects to a range of audiences.||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p7O5zGF30O5Yl6zCbDthTZ6ehJ71pv-ipXyKKOVFMQg/edit?usp=sharing|
|World Vision||Arelys Bellorini||James Odong||Pan-African representation||www.wvi.org||Uganda||Uganda||35||English||James Odong is a voice from civil society from the south who has been highly engaged in the post-2015 development in his region. The thrust of his advocacy has been on peace and stability.||James Odong is based in Addis Abbeba, Ethiopia and carries its advocacy work toward the African Union where he has been highly engaged in the NGO African Committee contributing to the Common African Position. He has also led work in peace and security and fragile contexts where he is a very strong advocate. Prior to his present role he worked for UNDP in Africa briefly on peace building related issues.|
James will be a strong voice to speak on goals and targets related to peaceful societies.
|UNSDSN||Jessica Espey||Jessica Mary Espey||UNSDSN||www.unsdsn.org||USA||Female||30||English and French||Jessica has worked on the SDG agenda for 5 years, first as a Senior Researcher at Save the Children, where she focused on inequalities and human rights. Then she served as special adviser to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, advising her in her role as chair of the High Level Panel and Common African Position processes. Jessica therefore has a wide knowledge of the range of issues under discussion as well extensive experience working within and amongst member states. Jessica is currently at the SDSN, where she leads their engagement on the post-2015 agenda, with particular focus upon monitoring and accountability. She is current in the process of finalizing SDSN's report 'Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs', to be presented at the Expert Group Meeting on SDG Indicators. She is also lead-authoring 'A Needs Assessment of Statistical Capacity Development for SDG Monitoring', being developed in partnership with the World Bank, Paris21, Open Data Watch and others.||Jessica is Program Leader of the SDSN’s Monitoring and Accountability Initiative. This initiative aims to support the development of indicators for SDG monitoring, and frameworks for review and accountability. The initiative is also exploring investments and innovations that could help to strengthen national and global monitoring systems.|
Prior to joining SDSN, Jessica served as a special adviser on the post-2015 agenda within the Office of the President of Liberia, supporting the work of The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (of which President Sirleaf was co-chair) and the development of the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda. For three years prior she was a senior researcher for Save the Children UK, who initially supported her work in Liberia on secondment. She has also worked as a researcher at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA). She has particular expertise in the study of inequality, age and gender discrimination.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a Masters of Sciences in the Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Over the past 9 years she has lived and worked in the UK, US, Liberia, Kenya and Rwanda.
|Jessica is a regular and eloquent public speaker. Some of her most recent events are featured on the SDSN website, here:http://unsdsn.org/news/category/events/|
|The Institute for Conscious Global Change||Etta D. Jackson||Jochen Harry Albrecht||Hunter College, City University of New York||www.geography.hunter.cuny.edu||USA||Male||55||English, German||Dr. Albrecht will speak about geographic information systems (GIS) as an essential Means of Implementation (MOI) to organize, reason/analyze and communicate/visualize, plan and using the geodesign method design each indicator to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. In contrast to other tools, only GISs are able to process data at multiple spatial scales and to do so addressing the conflicting needs of context specifics to address local variation and standardization to have comparable measures. And, would be the only way to ensure that the development of each country is comprehensive and no one is left behind. As an academic, Dr. Albecht is not affiliated with any manufacturer or provider.|
Dr. Jochen Albrecht is a professor for computational and theoretical geography at Hunter College, City University of New York. He has some 20 years of experience teaching and researching geographic information systems and science (GIS) in Germany, New Zealand, and at three universities in the United States. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, represented Germany and the US at the International Standards Organization and serves on the Board of the Urban and Regional Science Association, the national body of GIS professionals. In regard to GIS work in developing countries, Dr. Albrecht worked in Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and India. Following the motto that nothing is as practical as a good theory, he is right now in the process of writing his third book on GIS program management focusing on stakeholder satisfaction and accountability.
|Ohaha Family Foundation||Jummai Yanzah||John Ede||Ohaha Family Foundation||Nigeria||Male||35||English, Hausa||Mr. Ede is one candidate I will recommend to speak on post 2015, because of his passion and drive to help alleviate human suffering and poverty helping them build sustainable and productive future. It's his passion that contributed to him leading the team that design and implemented programs to hard-to-reach, yet-to-be-reached rural communities including camps of IDPs in Nigeria, not deterred by fragile security situation in the trouble region. |
Been able to relate with C-level executives and his adaptability to also relate with traditional rural communities, to provide them services that enable them transition through the challenging economic hardships.
He is one person that I have confidence in that given a platform, will be that voice for the unheard, advocate for the people, and support practical solutions to human challenges in the post 2015, for sustainability and adaptability to local communities.
|John Ede, the president of Ohaha Family Foundation, is a seasoned expert in organisational development in Nigeria having worked at management level within private sector organisations on program development, strategic planning, and program implementation and monitoring.|
Before his current role, he had a highly successful 12 years plus career in various organizations including Circum Technologies limited, Omateck Ventures Distribution Limited, Microsoft Nigeria, ICT Convergence and humanitarian roles, in Mercy Corps Nigeria, Shelter the Hurting Initiative, Foundation for Burn Victims, and Footprints International.
Through his career, which also included assignments in Northern Nigeria, he worked closely with other government agencies and developmental organization as well as private sectors, Non Governmental Organizations, think tanks, other donors and counterparts & institutions.
After leaving the private sector, he continued his strong interest in community development & forging partnerships among government and NGO actors. Besides serving on the board of Shelter the Hurting Initiative for 4 years , a board member of JOSEBICA Ventures Limited for another 9 years; worked as program coordinator for SHE Nigeria, volunteered for Kabissa (Strategic committee member), Tech a man to Fish UK, Junior Achievement Nigeria, CCLP Worldwide, Footprints International, & the assistant secretary (Men of Calibre).
John Ede, holds a BSC Geography from the University of Jos, Nigeria, has certificates in conflict resolution from the United States Institute of Peace, Proficiency in Management (Nigerian Institute of Management), Humanitarianism 1 & 2 (Disaster ready), writing effectively 1 (UNCHR) a champion for children (Save the Children), a member of the institute of consultants of Nigeria, a member Nigerian Institute of Management.
|Rotary International||Bryant Brownlee||John P. Hewko||Rotary International||Rotary.org||USA||Male||57||English, Russian, Spanish, Portugese, Ukrainian||John Hewko would make an excellent speaker during the Post-2015 Agenda Negotiations. He is very familiar with the progress that has been made on the Millennium Development Goals as well as their shortfalls. His professional experience spans government, non-profit and business sectors. Such experience gives him unique insight into the capabilities that each community brings to the development table. As the General Secretary of Rotary International, a humanitarian service organization whose members are primarily business and professional leaders, he leads an institution that serves as a bridge between each segment of the development community. |
Since joining Rotary he has been an active participant in key international development fora organized by the United Nations, World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. He regularly speaks to the public and media about Rotary’s work on polio eradication as well as other development topics.
|John Hewko is the general secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. From 2004-09, he was vice president of operations and compact development at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver U.S. foreign assistance in a new and innovative manner. At MCC, Mr. Hewko was the principal United States negotiator for foreign assistance agreements to 26 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. During his tenure, he completed the negotiation of assistance agreements totaling $6.3 billion to 18 countries for infrastructure, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and education projects.|
Prior to joining MCC, Mr. Hewko was an international partner with the law firm Baker & McKenzie (B&M), specializing in international corporate transactions in emerging markets. After an assignment in Moscow, he founded and served as managing partner of the Kyiv office, followed by almost six years managing the Prague office. Before joining B&M, Mr. Hewko worked in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo for leading Argentine and Brazilian law firms and then with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington and New York handling South American and project finance transactions.
From 1991-92, he was executive secretary to the International Advisory Council to the Ukrainian Parliament, where he advised various Ukrainian parliamentary commissions in drafting the initial Ukrainian laws on foreign investment, anti-competition, and corporations. He also assisted the working group which prepared the initial draft of the Ukrainian constitution.
Mr. Hewko received his A.B. from Hamilton College, M.Litt. from Oxford University (St. Antony's College), where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and earned his law degree at Harvard University. From 2010-11 he was a nonresident senior director at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and in 2009 was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center for several years. He speaks Czech, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
Mr. Hewko is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2008, he was named Commandeur de l’Ordre National by the Government of Burkina Faso; this is the country’s second highest civilian award.
|2014 World Polio Day Livestream. John Hewko is on at the 6 minute mark:|
|Post 2015 Women's Coalition||Selamawit Tesfaye||Joyce Hewett||Woman Inc / Association of Women`s Organization of Jamaica||Jamaica||Female||75||English||"Joyce is a noted Public Speaker with regular dialogue and appearances via Radio and Television programmes at the national and regional levels.|
She is a champion for women's human rights and the links to sustainable development.
Joyce Hewett takes her role very serious as an activist and champion for Women’s Human Rights and social justice; and has reached a large cross-section of the Jamaican society through media presentations, particularly newspaper articles, as well as appearances on radio and television; to delineate the variety of circumstances in which gender based violence and abuse occurs, and the damage it inflicts. The concept is to make the public more aware of the negative impact on emotional well-being, personal safety, human rights, and sustainable development.
|oyce was part of a team of four women who wrote the first CEDAW NGO Shadow/Alternative report in the English speaking Caribbean (2000) and was a recipient of IWRAW training during that period. Having served Woman Inc in various official capacities for over 28 years, she places high attention to services, growth and development often in a Consultative role as Project Manager-Gender Specialist responsible for the needs analysis, proposal design, team management, implementation, results analysis, and recommendations regarding numerous major projects.|
Joyce has been a delegate to the UN-New York on numerous occasions for Beijing follow up conferences, CEDAW, and CSW in particular. She represents Woman Inc. on several committees and boards in Jamaica and the region, including AWOJA: The Association of Women’s Organizations in Jamaica, and the NGO/GOJ Consultative Group convened under-OPM (Office of the Prime Minister) Jamaica. She participated in various meetings convened by UN Women Caribbean Office in which the Post 2015 Agenda has been discussed. Recently (December 2014) she represented Woman Inc at a meeting organized by UN Women and UNFPA in Mexico to address VAW and human services.
|Kikandwa Environmental Association||Kizito Geofrey||Kaganga John||Kikandwa Environmental Association||www.kea.looper.hu||Uganda||Male||59||English||Since the time the Global Leaders signed the Millennium declaration Summit in New York UN-2000 Kaganga John has been following and observing how developing countries have been translating the MDGs vision into owned plans, evaluating the level of success achieved, examining weakness and policy framework specifically on behalf of the smallholder farmers. Being passionate about changing the course of global development issues, he has been following Rio+ outcome and the proposals of the OWG for SDGs, Kaganga’s professional exchange in the US and attending Rio+20, and the Civil Society Round Table with members of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on The Post 2015 Development Agenda in November 2012 in London, and the recent online participation in Climate Summit of September 2014 in New York and COP 20 in Lima have increased his mutual International Understanding of SDG and the best candidate in the negotiation session.||Kaganga John is a 59 year old rural farmer from Uganda, professional food security fellow, environment advocate, trainer and co-founder and Director of Kikandwa Environmental Association (KEA), KEA is a member of more than 50 consortium, an association of more than 400 peasant farmers who use innovative methods to address climate change, provide access to education and grow each community’s local resilience, provides education to farmers on a number of different issues which include agriculture, food and nutritional security, environment management, climate change, food sovereignty, marketing, education, health. In March of 2011, Kaganga participated in a professional exchange program in the United States designed to increase mutual understanding between farmers of the United States and other countries, he made professional contacts which supported his personal and professional growth and has supported in developing leaders and resilience back in his community and the world at large. In June 2012,he was invited to attend Rio+20 and speak on behalf of small scale farmers in East Africa at a side event, he was invited by Bond Beyond 2015 and Department of International Development (DFID) to the London Meeting for the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on 2015 Development Agenda in November of 2012. As a farmer and Civil Society Representative. Since then he has been following post 2015 development agenda up to date at local and international level.||https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B89j2XMjkoI1a2VmZUxjV3FTS3c/view?usp=sharing||https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B89j2XMjkoI1Y3NHZFZpMFVOcjQ/view?usp=sharing|
|World Family Organization (WFO)||Deizi Kusztra, President, WFO||Lara Hussein||World Family Organization||www.worldfamilyorganization.org||Canada||Female||46||English and Arabic||Ms Lara Hussein has been working with the World Family Organization for nine years following up on the family policy agenda. She has been participating diligently on the ten World Family Summits that discussed on a yearly basis one of the MDGs. She has been a member in the scientific committees who wrote the Summit Declarations that were endorsed by the UN and issued in five languages by the Economic and Social Council. The theme of the last World Family Summit +10 that was held in China 2-4 Dec 2014, was under the theme “Families in Balance: Building the Future we Want: Celebrating the Achievements of the MDGs and Welcoming the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals; where the draft Sustainable Development Goals - proposed by the Open Working Group – was discussed within the context of the family. Ms. Lara actively participated in writing the declaration of the Summit.||Mrs. Lara Hussein is a development professional with more than 15 years of experience in policy development, policy advocacy, and in managing International development programs in areas related to social development with a particular emphasis on education, child rights, youth empowerment and family policy. She worked with the United Nations, policy think tanks, and International NGOs contributing to innovative policies, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and managing grants for complex multi-country programs. Lara has a Master of Education from Huddersfield University of UK, a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Yarmouk University of Jordan, and a Certificate in Leadership from INSEAD University of France. She worked with UNICEF Gulf Area Office as Chief of Child Protection and with the Jordanian National Council for Family Affairs as Director of the Childhood Department and Deputy Secretary General.|
Lara has been engaged in policy processes and debates related to social protection. In UAE, She initiated a mapping of laws, policies, legislation, services, capacities and institutional structures across all social sectors—especially social welfare, education, health, security, and justice— needed to prevent and respond to protection-related risks. She provided technical support to Governments and NGOs in the Gulf in relation to child protection issues with the objective of ensuring compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In relation to health education, Lara ensured the expansion of youth peer education projects in UAE related to prevention of obesity, prevention of injuries and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Ms. Lara participated in writing several studies and research, she co-authored in the ‘Handbook of ECD Research and its Impact on Global Policy’ by Oxford University (2012). Lara received several awards, of which; from the Ministry of Interior in UAE for her contributions to end using children as camel jockeys; from the Ministry of Planning in Jordan for coordinating the development of the National Plan of Action for Children; and from the World Forum Foundation for her contributions as a national representative for Early Childhood Care and Education.
|Ms. Lara was a speaker in several conferences, she has the ability to engage the audience in a natural way, presenting concepts in a clear and concise manner. She tries to know her audience before presenting and delivers an engaging and interactive presentation that is in harmony with the audiences' level of expertise.||Link to the resume file. |
|American Bar Association Sustainable Development Task Force||Lee A. DeHihns, III||Lee Angus DeHihns, III||American Bar Association Sustainable Development Task Force||http://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/office_of_the_president/sustainable_development_task_force.html||U.S.||Male||69||English||I am Chair of the ABA's Sustainable Development Task Force. On December 12, 2014 the ABA President sent a letter to the Secretary General stating that the ABA is committed to working with the United Nations in its efforts to adopt SDGs and to implement the UN’s broader post-2015 development agenda. The ABA strongly supports the UN’s initiatives to enhance the rule of law at the national and international levels. The rule of law is widely accepted as fundamental for advancing inclusive and sustainable development. Further, while the ABA will continue to champion the importance of the rule of law in sustainable development, the ABA has additional practical expertise that can be brought to bear on a wide range of sustainability topics – including human rights, gender equality, fair labor practices, corporate social responsibility, energy, infrastructure, climate change and ecosystems.||Lee DeHihns is a member of the firm's Environmental & Land Development Group. He concentrates on regulatory and defensive litigation matters for industrial and municipal clients, including climate change, corporate compliance, debarment, white-collar criminal defense, air quality, hazardous waste, wetlands and water quantity and quality matters. He was chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) in 2007-2008 and is a SEER delegate to the ABA House of Delegates (2009-2016). He is Chair of the ABA Presidential Task Force on Sustainable Development (2013-2014). Mr. DeHihns was ranked as a leading environmental lawyer in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2014). He wrote a chapter titled “Constitutional Influences on Climate Litigation” in the ABA's Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law published in September 2011. |
Mr. DeHihns joined the firm in 1990 after serving four years as the Deputy Regional Administrator of USEPA Region 4, the agency's senior career position in the Southeast. His career began with USEPA in 1974 in Washington, D.C., where he rose to the position of associate general counsel. Mr. DeHihns received a Senior Executive Service Meritorious Rank Award from President Bush in 1989. He is on the Board of Trustees of Marywood University (2009-2015).
|Plan International on behalf of the Child-Focused Agencies||Mari Ullmann||Lori Heninger||Plan International||plan-international.org||United States||Female||57||English||The group of Child-Focused Agencies (CFA) has had a major role in the work of the UN with respect to the post-2015 agenda. CFA member organizations include ATD Fourth World, ChildFund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS/Children’s Villages, UNICEF and World Vision, among others. These organizations have come together to ensure that the SDGs result in significant advancements for the rights of children all over the world, with a focus on social accountability, minimizing inequalities and eliminating all forms of violence against children.|
Given the range of organizations participating in the CFA group, the enormous constituency represented, and the joint work already undertaken on behalf of children, a speaker representing the CFA would make an invaluable contribution to the negotiations in February, with a compelling case for ensuring that the rights and needs of the worlds' children feature prominently in the Declaration of the post-2015 agenda.
|Lori Heninger, PhD, is the Head of Office New York / UN Liaison for Plan International, one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. As Head of Office, Dr. Heninger focuses on the post-2015 agenda and international humanitarian issues. Prior to joining Plan, Dr. Heninger was the Director of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), an 11,000-member network of individuals from more than 170 countries who are committed to ensuring children and youth have access to education during humanitarian crises. Dr. Heninger has also worked for the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children and the Quaker United Nations Office. Her jobs have taken her to many countries in Africa, Asia and South America for programs with youth groups, assessments in refugee situations, and capacity development. Dr. Heninger received her bachelor’s degree in Education through Kean University, her masters’ degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her PhD in Social Welfare from New York’s City University Graduate Center. She lives and works in the New York-Metropolitan area.||Audio Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDiZfJRWcSc||https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzjjbGqEnI5yT2N5cm9KMWJDcUk/view?usp=sharing|
|WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION - LATIN AMERICA REGIONmérica latina||José Luis Aguirre Alvis||Marcela Gabioud||WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION - WACC LATIN AMERICA REGION||www.waccglobal.org||Argentina||Female||40||Spanish and English||Ms. Marcela Gaboud, Vice President of WACC-AL (World Association for Christian Communication - Latin American Region) wants to present a proposal about gender and communication that was produced in november of 2014 at a regional workshop (Lima, Perú) specifically organized to contribute to the UN Agenda post 2015 with the approach of gender rights of communication within a new agenda of development. The bases of this proposal is supported by a large experience of media monitoring developed by WACC in the world the Gender Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), www.whomakesthenews.org that study the portrayal and presence of women in media and the news.||Ms. Marcela Gabioud is Magister in International Economic Relations by the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, also got a degree in Social Communication Sciences by the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a level of national researcher under the 5 category in Argentina. She is specialist in gender and communication topics and has developd programs for trainning in the gender equality issues. She has offered speaches of gender and communication in congresses and academic activities. She is university professor since 2003 and works as Director of Communication at the Hospital Interzonal Gral. De Agudos Dr. “Oscar E. Alende” in Mar del Plata. She has coordinated the Project of Gender Monitoring (GMMP) in Argentina for the World Association for Christian Communication. She started in Argentina the Network of Argentinian Journalists against gender discrimation (Red PAR). She is journalist and has published related to social inclusion. Among her publications she has the title "Hacia un periodismo con conciencia de género". Currently she is Vice President of the World Association for Christian Communication in Latin America (WACC-AL) and also she is President of ALC (Latin American Agency of Communication) the largest press ecumenical agency.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75AFohEid6E||http://www.dircomsocial.com/profile/MarcelaGabioud|
|Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat)||Marianne Haslegrave||Marianne Haslegrave||Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat)||www.NGOsBeyond2014.org||United Kingdom||Female||72||English||As Commat Director, I participate in the WMG and the Health in Post-2015 Coalition of the NGO Major Group, most recently on health and well-being for the Post-2015 Declaration. I would speak on health related issues. I have over 25 years experience working on health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, women’s and youth health and right to health, at all levels, and with sections of WHO and UNFPA and civil society networks such as EuroNGOs, SRHR Post-2015 Platform and others groupings, including for African and other parliamentarians. I participated in OWG and other processes for post-2015, developing position and other papers and recommendations on issues related to health and population dynamics. I have had two articles published on SRHR in post-2015 and write for www.NGOsBeyond2014.org, which reaches CS in over 180 countries. I have extensive experience as a speaker in international and UN meetings and in working with other groups in developing strong advocacy.||Since 1975 I have worked and volunteered with international and other CSOs, attending and participating in UN-related meetings and conferences, including the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Beijing Women’s Conference and their 5-year reviews. I have wide experience in the development of the post-2015 development agenda, representing Commat in the OWG, in the UN Special Event on the MDGs and other UN and regional meetings. I also participate actively in the WMG and the Health in Post-2015 Coalition of the NGO Major Group. |
In addition to serving as CEO of three NGOs (the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Commonwealth Medical Association and most recently the Commonwealth Medical Trust), I was the elected President of the International Federation of University Women (2010-13) and the British Federation of Women Graduates (2008-11). I have worked closely with a variety of networks and organizations on health and gender related issues, including the EuroNGOs, the SRHR Post-2015 Platform and the Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health. Over time I have carried out consultancies on such issues for organizations including WHO, UNFPA and the Commonwealth Secretariat, as well as CSO groupings such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation. I have had articles published on issues related to ICPD and SRHR in the post-2015 development agenda, including in the Reproductive Health Matters Journal -- “Sexual and reproductive health and rights in the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda: less than a year to go” Dec 2014 and “Ensuring the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health and rights under a sustainable development goal on health in the post-2015 human rights framework for development” Dec 2013
as well as writing on them extensively on the NGOsBeyond2014.org website and have prepared reports on gender equality and women’s empowerment; health; education; population dynamics; and human rights.
Past experience has also included being a member of the UK delegation at the ICPD and subsequent Asian and Pacific Regional Meeting; being involved in the organization of international NGO meetings such as the Berlin NGO Forum for ICPD at 15.
|World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC||Mr. Jay Sharma, WABA Executive Director||Marie-Louise Amal Omer Mohamed Ahmed Salim - WABA Senior Technical Advisor||World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)||http://www.waba.org.my/||Sweden||Female||50 years||English, Swedish, Arabic (moderate)||Ms Amal Omer-Salim facilitated WABA’s leadership on MDGs/Post 2015/SDGs by crafting: 1) WABA’s input to ‘DRAFT Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Health - Feb 19 2013- Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’. (See http://www.waba.org.my/whatwedo/advocacy/index.htm); 2) World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Action Folder on Breastfeeding and MDGs (http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/pdf/wbw2014-af-eng-a4.pdf); 3) WABA’s Statement to, and participating in, the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) calling for action on Promotion, Protection and Support for Breastfeeding, including SDG indicator: “At least 50% Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) in the first 6 months”(11), is included as a target indicator in the post 2015 agenda, and in relevant national policy on nutrition and health. (See: http://www.waba.org.my/pdf/statement-waba-icn2.pdf); 4) WABA Comment to the UN Secretary General's Sustainable Development Report. (http://www.waba.org.my/whatwedo/advocacy/index.htm)||Amal Omer-Salim is a nutritionist specialising in global infant and young child feeding issues. She received her undergraduate training at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and post graduate studies (Med Licentiate) at Uppsala University, Sweden. She has extensive experience in teaching, research and advocacy at various levels. Ms Omer-Salim was involved in the Maternity Protection Campaign regarding the revision of ILO Convention Maternity Protection 2000 (C 183) together with International NGOs, UNICEF, WHO, trade unions and governments. She works as Senior technical advisor to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) involved in strategic planning, programme implementation, fund-raising and management issues. Throughout her professional career Ms Omer-Salim has worked closely with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is well versed with donor agency thematic areas, procedures and requirements including the Logical Framework Approach and results-based management systems. She speaks English and Swedish fluently and is conversant in Arabic.||https://drive.google.com/a/waba.org.my/file/d/0B5-57V0INhteNGZScUlnbkpNdVE/view|
|Africa civil society coalition on population and development ( ACCPD)||Marlène Joannie BEWA||Marlene Joannie BEWA||Africa civil society coalition on population and development ( ACCPD)||www.africasexuality.org/||BENIN||FEMALE||26||ENGLISH, FRENCH||I would like to participate in the February session focused on the Declaration section of the post-2015 agenda because I strongly believe that I have the expertise and the rights words to urge stakeholders to prioritize youth and women’s priorities as well sexual and reproductive health and rights. I’ ve been involved in the Post 2015 Agenda, from national consultations to global meetings with UN Various agencies and stakeholders. I was a part of the CSO's committee that worked on the Post 2015 Agenda Draft declaration submitted by UNFPA during its Global consultation in January 2015.I ‘ve also served the UN Non governmental liaison service, as a member of the selection committee for the PGA's high-level thematic debate on "Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”. I was in the team that drafted the Africa CSO's statement during the General Assembly in NewYork,Sept 2014.I hold a visa. I 'm comfortable speaking publicly.||As the memeber of the Africa civil society coalition on population and development ( ACCPD), and Moremi Initiative Network spokersperson on “Girls and Women’s rights”, she is fully commited in SDG's and Post 2015 Agenda process at National and global levels. She attended to many UN conferences; more recently at the UN General Assembly session where she participated in drafting the statement of the Africa Civil society coalition on population and development on ICPD and the Post 2015 Agenda. She was a part of national and global consultations and negociations sessions on the Post 2015 Agenda and represent her country at the UNFPA CSO global consultation on Post 2015 Agenda in January 2015. Her expertise in issues related to the SDG’s process had been recognized by the UN Non governmental liaison service that selected her as one of the members of the selection comitte to review civil society speakers and participants in the President of the General Assembly's high-level thematic debate on "Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda."|
Activist, speaker,negociator, she mobilizes Embassies, governments and civil societies for communities programs that reached 10 000 youth through the Red Ribbon Campaign against HIV / AIDS; 3,000 young girls trained on gender and reproductive health issues; a petition of over 1,000 signatures collected for the enactment of the Violence Against Women Law. Member of the US Government alumni association, she holds leadership positions as the chair of the US Embassy Youth council where she tiredless negociated to push youth priorities in national action plan.
She studied Medicine, earn a certificate in Sexual health from the ARSRC, global health certificate from Smith college, is fluent in French and English. She was shortlisted for the UN Special envoy youth of courage award in 2014 and appointed Ambassador of the World at School (AWAS) campaign headed by Mr Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister.
|International Trade Union Confederation||Matthew Simonds||Matthew Simonds||International Trade Union Confederation||http://www.ituc-csi.org/||France||Male||32||Eng; Fr, Es||Nomination would be on behalf of the Workers and Trade Unions Major Group. The voice of workers and their families is a critical one which must be heard at the level of debate on Post 2015. The candidate has experience engaging in these types of forum at many levels and in many processes and is tasked by his organization to advocate on behalf of this large constituency to defend the rights of workers and to promote social justice.||Matt Simonds is currently a policy and liaison officer for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) covering institutions like the OECD and the UN. He is housed in the office of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) where he coordinates trade union efforts in policy debates on development at the international institutional level. In particular, this includes the trade union movement’s participation in the current process to develop a Post 2015 development framework at UN level, as well as the aid and development effectiveness processes under the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. He began his work with the ITUC in 2007 at the organizations United Nations office where he followed several UN processes, most notably the UN Financing for Development Process. He received a master’s degree in international development from the New School University’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and a bachelor’s degree from the New York University Stern School of Business.|
|CIVICUS, NGO MG OP||Jeffery Huffines||Mayumi Sakoh||Millennium Instituteemail@example.com||USA||Female||36||English, Spanish||Mayumi represents the Millennium Institute (MI), a civil society organization that is a member of the Food and Agriculture Cluster of the NGO Major Group. She is the first priority speaker on behalf of the NGO MG. Mayumi will be speaking on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Cluster and other organizations active in this field that have prepared language suggestions for the upcoming discussion on the Post-2015 Declaration from a food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture perspective. In addition to the NGO Major Group, Mayumi has constructively engaged with other Major Group members and representatives from broader civil society, representatives from the UN System, and Member State delegates.||Mayumi Sakoh is the Advocacy, Networking, and Communications Advisor for the Millennium Institute in Washington, DC. The main project she is currently working on is the Millennium Institute and Biovision Foundation’s “Changing Course in Global Agriculture.” Originally from Washington, D.C., Mayumi holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal. Mayumi has expertise in international sustainable development advocacy, with a focus on the United Nations. The focus of her most recent advocacy work has been to ensure that a paradigm shift towards sustainable agricultural practices and food systems are endorsed, and appropriate means of implementation and monitoring and accountability systems are agreed in the post 2015 development agenda. Before working at the Millennium Institute, Mayumi worked in the field of animal welfare. While at the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) she engaged in lobby efforts to successfully integrate language on sustainable livestock production into the UN Conference of Sustainable Development/Rio+20 debate and outcome document, making this the first time the link between farm animals, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable development has been recognized on a global level.|
|Farming First||Robynne Anderson||MIldred Crawford||Jamaica Network of Rural Women's Producers||www.farmingfirst.org||Jamaica||female||45||English||MIldred Crawford is the President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers. She represents a voice for women farmers that has been significantly under-represented in the debate, and would be the first Caribbean farmer to take the floor in the discussions. |
Ms Crawford would speak to the importance of including the fight against hunger in the declaration.
|MIldred Crawford is the President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers.|
A farmer herself, she runs a family farm operation.
|World Farmers Organisation, WFO||Luisa Volpe||Mildred Odena Wright Crawford||World Farmers Organisation, WFO||www.wfo-oma.org||Jamaica||Feminine||50||English||Ms Mildred Crawford is a woman small holder farmer who lives in first person all opportunities and challenges women farmers may face. In her capacity of President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers, member of the World Farmers Organisation, WFO, Ms Crawford has been actively involved in agriculture-related policy processes at global level. As such, Ms Crawford has been representing women farmers at the CSW, as well as, at UNFCCC high-level negotiations, among others. Ms Crawford is a fluent English speaker with strong communications and negotiations skills. Her nomination is supported by the Farmers Major Group, as well as, the Food and Agriculture Cluster of the NGO Major Group.||Mildred Crawford is living in St Catherine and operates business in rural Jamaica. She is an Artificial Inseminator; with a specialty in pigs. She is also a Pig Farmer for many years and was instrumental in formalization of Jamaica Pig Farmers association. Late last year after experiencing several attack of larceny of animals, she decided to focus on potato farming which is still in the preparatory stage.|
She became a member of Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers twelve years ago where; she served as Public Relations Officer before assuming office as President in 2007. Here she advocates for the socio-economic improvement in the quality of marginalized rural women lives. The organization focuses on rural women and seeks to assist them so their quality of life can be improved. Most of these women operate micro/ small and medium enterprises. Ninety percent are agriculture related. The organization is a member of Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers (CANROP).
|The G4 Alliance||Dr Jaymie Ang Henry||Mira M Mehes||The G4 Alliance- Advocating for the Neglected Surgical Patient||www.theg4alliance.org||United States||Female||30||English, French, Croatian||Ms Mehes speaks on behalf of the The G4 Alliance a coalition of 21 organizations, with a global reach of cross-disciplinary experts from over 140 countries committed to advocating for the neglected surgical patient. As representative to the G4 Alliance, Ms. Mehes is part of the NGO Major Group and also represents the International Federation of Surgical Colleges, an NGO with UN ECOSOC status. |
Ms Mehes has been engaging in the post-2015 process since 2013. In February 2014, she co-organized an official UN Side event on empowering women and children trough access to essential surgery, hosted at the UN Foundation (8th OWG). She as also delivered public statements at SDG OWG 12 & 13, and has spoken on behalf of her organization at the 2014 UN-DPI conference. Mira has participated in a number of NGO and Women's Major Group meetings, collaborating as part of the civil society health cluster, and contributing to official recommendations provided to the UN on behalf of this group.
|Ms. Mira Meheš is the Director of Operations for the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance)- an alliance of member organizations dedicated to advocating for the neglected surgical patient. She oversees the implementation of the strategic plan developed in conjunction with the interim Board of Directors, and works closely with the G4 Alliance committees, fellows, and volunteers in expanding the work of the Alliance.|
Prior to joining the G4 Alliance, Mira worked with Johns Hopkins Global Surgical Initiative to advance global surgical care through research, training, programming, and policy-based initiatives. Mira holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where she focused on social entrepreneurship as a means of combining innovation, sustainability and market-based strategies to address public health issues. She also has a background in public and community health, working in the field of HIV/AIDS, women’s health and policy. Previously, Mira consulted for Public Health Canada and for Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, an NGO with Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council.
|Ms Mehes has spoken and presented at several conferences and public fora (including at UN events) and has been a spokesperson on behalf of the G4 Alliance, Johns Hopkins University and also Women's Health in Women's Hands. She is comfortable delivering formal statements and presentations in front of large audiences.|
|ATHENA Network||Tyler Crone||Mmapaseka Emily Letsike||ATHENA Network and Access Chapter 2, South Africa||http://athenanetwork.org and https://www.facebook.com/AccessChapter2||South Africa||woman||29||English, other national South African languages||Steve Letsike is a champion for women's rights, gender equality and is a pioneer in advancing the rights, dignity, and welfare of women in all their diversity globally. Steve is a leader in the LGBTI movement across Southern Africa, and knows both personally and professionally what it means to create a seat at the table for marginalized communities and to build a strong, collective voice.|
As an advocate who has championed women's rights and gender equality since Beijing and Cairo twenty years ago, I nominate Steve to represent women. girls and gender quality because I know no other leader who speaks as clearly, honestly and powerfully as Steve does. Steve is a visionary, an inspiration and changes the world every day. Steve represents ATHENA - and speaks to the realities of women and girls in all their diversity. She will bring a fierce and beautiful voice for what women and girls require to thrive as the post 2015 agenda is set.
|Mmapaseka "Steve" Letsike is the Civil Society Chair of the South African National AIDS Council, and the founder and director of Access Chapter 2. Steve is a long-standing champion women's rights and gender equality known globally for her leadership, her passion and her vision. Steve serves regularly for UN family members including UNAIDS, UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA. Steve advises the World Bank on the development and implementation of their SOGI strategy, and was honored as a young African leader in 2014 by the United States and welcomed by the White House.|
Steve is a young woman, and a pioneer in the LGBTI across the African Continent. Steve's particular expertise is in addressing gender-based violence (GBV), and Steve works extensively across communities, government, and multi-national institutions to strengthen their GBV and HIV responses.
As a passionate advocate for ending gender-based violence, Steve will inspire and inform speaking to both the on the ground realities across Southern Africa and to the political opportunities globally for change.
|World Information Transfer||Dr. Christine Durbak||Modou Cham||World Information Transfer||www.worldinfo.org||United States of America||Male||26||English and Wolof||In the time that Modou has been the administrator and UN ECOSOC rep. of WIT, he is always competent and knowledgeable about the UN post-2015 political process. Further, Modou is a key contributor in WIT’s efforts to disseminate information on the importance of incorporating sustainability in all of its aspects for the benefit of future civilizations. He attends and summarizes UN meetings related to the global environmental health and sustainable development. These meetings include but are not limited to the sessions of the OWG on SDGs. Modou is an excellent communicator – as he is the liaison officer between WIT and its global partners: UN bodies, scientific experts, and business leaders. Modou is also the Secretary of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development. He helps uphold the continuity within the committee through managing and briefing important records such as meeting minutes and assisting the co-chairs in organizing side event meetings at the UN. ||As the Chair and CEO of World Information Transfer – an NGO in consultative status with the UN, promoting environmental health and sustainable development, it is my honor to nominate Modou Cham to speak on behalf of WIT at the UN. Modou Cham was born and raised in West Africa and he came to the United States when he was 13 years old. After graduating high school, he enrolled at Community College because he could not afford the high price of a four year university in America. About two years later, he was forced to move out of his home and although he could not afford the changes in his life, he looked at the set back as an opportunity to grow. Modou dropped out of college, started working three jobs and saved enough money to find a place to live. About a year later, he went back to Community College and later transferred to West Chester University of Pennsylvania. |
While at West Chester University, he studied Political Science and International Relations, every minute he spent earning his B.A. was accounted for: he took 70 credits in 18 months, worked full-time in the hospitality field and participated in social and political activities on campus. Apart from graduating with an understanding of public policy as a multidisciplinary study that transforms the major concepts of social sciences into practice – he learned organization, communication and problem-solving skills from his professional experience in the hospitality field. The integration between his academic, professional and life experiences that also encompass the theories and practices of sustainable development attracted him to work with the United Nations.
Currently, at WIT, Modou’s duties have allowed him to gain considerable knowledge in the theories and practices of sustainable development. As the administrator of WIT, he is responsible for all functional and organizational matters, resulting in office, personnel, and information management. Principally, in information management, Modou has learned to analyze and synthesize UN expert briefings related to the global environmental health and sustainable development to provide accurate actionable information on the deteriorating global environment and its effects on human health. The gathered information from these meetings is disseminated at WIT’s World Ecology Reports, UN conferences and social media platforms. Modou is also the Secretary of the United Nations NGO Committee for Sustainable Development.
|ADD International||Mosharraf Hossain||Mosharraf Hossain||ADD International||www.add.org.uk||United Kingdom||Male||50||English||As a person with disability, my nomination fulfils UN’s commitment to disability and diversity. Evidence of fulfilling criteria: Director of Policy Influencing of ADD International, a British NGO support disability movement and represent International Disability and Development Consortium; |
Worked to include disability in the post 2015 framework through attending HLP meetings ; worked with International Disability Alliance (IDA) and participated as Major Group in the regional consultation in UNESCAP and UNGA 2014.
Speaker of round table discussion in the HLP meeting in Monrovia 2014. regular speaker in Civil Society Forum in the Conference of State Parties on CRPD. Born in Bangladesh, represent person with disabilities from the global south having 20 years’ experience of working with disabled people at the grassroots level. Available in New York from 17-20 February 2015; have 5 year multiple-entry US Visa.
|Master in Public Administration John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 20 years senior level experience of Global Policy influencing and managing country program of ADD International in Bangladesh; |
Director of Policy and Influencing of ADD International from 1st June 2014 based in London. He is working in 3 areas: influencing post 2015 development framework, influencing British MPs and DFID for disability inclusion in international cooperation and supporting campaign for disability inclusive World Bank Safeguard Policy.
Regular speakers in the media including BBC - published interview in the Guardian and New Internationalist
He was a speaker in roundtable discussion in the HLP meeting in Monrovia, January 2014, and gave oral witness to the inquiry of International Development Select Committee on jobs and livelihood in the British Parliament in December 2014; regular speaker in Civil Society Forum in the Conference of State Parties on CRPD.
Vivid experience of local and national advocacy and campaign and international advocacy and networking; ability to work in coalitions and organizing a wide range of stakeholders for interest of disabled people; excellence in leading rights based approach for disability development, rights, justice and social inclusion; Experience of influencing with the government, UN agencies, donors, private and informal sector; skilled in leadership to influence others.
Mosharraf was formerly the Country Director for ADD Bangladesh, joining in 1995. Organising disabled people at grassroots level is in his heart and Mosharraf has been instrumental in promoting the grassroots disability movement in Bangladesh. Under his leadership, ADD has supported the formation of nearly 100 disabled people’s organisations in rural areas and urban slums of 27 districts of Bangladesh as well as the strengthening two national umbrella organisations: the National Grassroots Disability Organisations and the National Council of Disabled Women.
Mosharraf's particular areas of expertise include the economic empowerment of disabled people, the formulation of disability law, the promotion of voting rights and climate change and disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh. As a consultant to the UNICEF, UNDP and DFID, Mosharraf has also worked at an international level.
Personal experience of disability – insights and experience of promoting disability as a crosscutting issue.
|International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC||Muzaffer Baca||Muzaffer Baca||International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation(IBC)||www.ibc.org.tr||Turkey||Male||59||Turkish,English,Greek||I have been a member of Board of ICVA(www,icva.ch) based in Geneva where we were developing rograms for beter conditions for the refugees and collaborating with UNHCR fort he implementation of such policies and programs|
In addition I have been Vice president of Euromeditteranean Cooperation Committee(www.coppem.org) based in Palermo where we are developing development policies and programs between South and North municipalities of Meditteranean and mobilising EU funding for the implementation of such programs
As vice president of IBC I have managed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan company’s community investment program in Ardahan and Kahramanmaras Turkey where more than 200000 low income people benefited.
|I m graduated political sciences|
Took different roles in UN programs in Turkey and worldwide
I m an academician teaching news socioligy and research at Istanbul Aydin university
Leading one of the most prominent Turkish civil society organisations International Blue Crescent for more than 15 years
I worked as international TV correspondent for almost 20 years and covered all regional issues wars and humanitarian problems live from the field for CNN,Reuters,TRT and other televisions ‘ audiences
I have submitted different statement at different DPI/NGO Committee meetings in new York,Paris etc
|International Planned Parenthood Federation||Heather Barclay||Ngasuma Eva Kanyeka||Capacitate Consulting Ltd||www.capacitate.co.tz||Tanzania||Female||31||English||As a speaker at the February session, I would be able to bring my expertise advocating on the post-2015 agenda and my practice experience working with youth and as an activist to bring to life the importance of sustainable development; bridging the global process with the local lived experience in Africa. I participated in the Regional Review of the ICPD. During the CSO convening I raised key elements of sustainable development and gender equality through speaking about the challenges of transitioning girls into tertiary education in Tanzania and the role of SRHR. I also played a key role at the CPD in April 2014, when I was the SRHR expert on the Tanzanian delegation. I was selected to be part of IPPF’s “Emerging Leaders” programme, which recognises young and influential individuals within communities and supports them to be leaders local, national and global levels. Nationally, I have been part of the advocacy team that supported the implementation of the African Youth Charter.||Ngasuma Kanyeka is the founder and Managing Director of Capacitate Consulting. She is a feminist and a thought leader on health and development in Africa and was one of the key commentators on BBC world service during President Barack Obama’s visit to Tanzania. Ms Kanyeka is a recognised contributor to policy and diplomacy consultations within the Government of Tanzania. She supported the Government of Tanzania in negotiating for the country’s priority issues in the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) in April 2014. She also served as technical adviser to a coalition of over 100 Non Governmental Organisations to generate inputs to the development of the National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction II. Ms Kanyeka has and continues to manage large financial portfolios for private sector and development institutions in Africa. In 2012, she fundraised USD 2 Million from the private sector in Tanzania to support the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation, Fellows Program. She is also a lead facilitator of the Africa Union Youth Volunteer Corp, pre-service training program. Over the last 5 years, she has trained about 400 youth volunteers from 30 countries in Africa and continues to support policy and advocacy initiatives on youth within the Africa Union Commission. She is currently managing a 12 month, nation-wide radio program for Voice of America Swahili service called ‘Je Nifanyeje’. Ms. Kanyeka is an alumni fellow of the Special Youth Fellowship at the Head Quarters of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York. She has also worked as a communication specialist with the UN Association of Norway and has been a journalist, researcher and consultant for Media organizations in Tanzania and across the continent. Ms Kanyeka holds an MPhil in International Health Promotion from the University of Bergen, Norway, and a BSc in Computing and Information Technology from London Metropolitan University, UK.|
|CSO Coalition||Nicole Cardinal||Nicole Cardinal||Save the Children||United States (Canadian citizen)||Female||37||English and French||I am the lead advocate on the Post-2015 Agenda for Save the Children in New York. I have been working on the Post-2015 agenda since the High Level Panel report and attended and engaged in all of the sessions of the Open Working Group (including delivering interventions during the morning civil society hearings.)|
I am seeking a spot to deliver an intervention on behalf of 272 organisations that are calling for no target to be met unless met for all social and economic groups.
|Nicole Cardinal has been the Senior Advocacy Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Save the Children in New York since January 2013. As such, she has extensive knowledge and understanding of all post-2015 issues. Previously, Nicole worked as a Policy and Advocacy Adviser for Save the Children in Australia on health, education and children's rights. She is a human rights lawyer by background and worked for the Supreme Court of British Colombia in Canada. Nicole has experience working in Southern Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and North America and is a strong public speaker and advocate for children. She has spoken on panels with the Director-General of AusAID and the CEO of GAVI, represented Australian civil society at a roundtable with President Putin during the C20 in June 2013, and delivered interventions at the Open Working Group on SDGs.|
|LO-TCO Secretariat of Trade Union Development Cooperation||Kristina Henschen||Nina Larrea||LO-TCO Secretariat of Trade Union Development Cooperation||www.lotcobistand.org||Sweden||Female||45||Spanish, English, Swedish, German, French||The representative is highly involved in the Post-2015 Campaign from a Trade Union Perspective, as well as the CSO dimension.||Head of Programme, LO-TCO Secretariat of Trade Union Development Cooperation|
Full CV can be sent upon request
|SOLIDARIDAD EASTERN & CENTRAL AFRICA EXPERTISE CENTRE||NJERI J. KIMOTHO||NJERI J. KIMOTHO||SOLIDARIDAD EASTERN & CENTRAL AFRICA EXPERTISE CENTER||www.solidaridadnetwork.org||KENYA||FEMALE||32||ENGLISH & KISWAHILI||Solidaridad works along agriculture and mining value chains covering Gold, Tea, Coffee, Cotton, Sugarcane, Livestock, fruits and vegetables (Horticulture). Our work is to support smallholder farmers and artisan small scale miners improve their livelihoods through sustainable mining and farming practices. These farmers barely own more than o.5 hectares of land while the miners who also play a dual role of being workers in the mines do not own the mines. These group of people have very different realities on the ground. As the gender specialist and Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Expert I capture these realities and their everyday struggles which needs to be shared with the world as we draw policies and programs affecting them.||I work as the Gender Specialist and Regional Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Expert for the Eastern and Central Africa regional office for Solidaridad. Solidaridad development programs are anchored in commodities including tea, coffee, horticulture, oil palm, sugarcane, cotton, livestock and gold. As the gender specialists my key role is ensure gender integration in all the commodity chains that Solidaridad support as mentioned above. The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation role calls for ensuring development and supporting organization/programs/projects plans. In addition monitoring and evaluating objectives set at all levels against the actual achievement in gender sensitive way. |
I am a strong facilitator in the fields of gender and Planning Monitoring & Evaluation. This expertise has been natured and christened over the past 7 years. Academically, I m a holder of Master Degree in Gender & Development and Bachelor of Cooperative Management. In addition, I have professional qualifications in leadership and proposal writing, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and teamwork and networking. My background is solidly build on agricultural value chains and organizational development private, rural groups, small and growing youth and women enterprises and civil society organizations.
|Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation||Dr. Aisha Mohammed||Nwadukwe Anene Victor||Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua foundation||www.asyarf.org||Nigeria||Male||40 years||English||Mr. Nwadukwe Anene Victor is an articulate, dynamic and resulted oriented solicitor and Legal practitioner with resilient talent and unbeatable track record in task execution and goal achievement. He is a contemporary writer and author, he has written several research works on matters affecting the citizen and issues of public interest. He is a renowned speaker and moderator, he has spoken and moderated on various events organised by the foundation on entrepreneurship, skill development and acquisition, and the reason for the slow achievement of Millennium Development Goals in West Africa. He has attended lots of United Nations events on Millennium Development goals and Post 2015 development agenda. We are of unshakable thoughts that his contribution in the General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda will be immeasurable. Mr. Nwadukwe Anene Victor blogspot is nwadukweanene.blogspot.com||Anene Victor Nwadukwe was born on Tuesday, January 08, 1974 into the royal home of Nwadukwe family of Umu-Eze Omuno Village, Ohita Town in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. He had his primary education at 5th Avenue Primary School in 1979 and did his junior and senior secondary school in Charles Special Science School and African College Onitsha, Anambra respectively. |
He was growing up to become a medical doctor but his passion for politics and the law as a discipline grew enormously. His journey into the discipline of law started at the University of Benin where he read Law (Diploma) in 1998 and during the 1998/99 academic session he was admitted into Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where he obtained an LL.B. Degree (Second Class Honours Upper Division), and he graduated from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in 2005 earning a B.L Degree which qualified him to practice law as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, he participated in the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC) in Bayelsa State and passed out of camp in August of 2006.
Since August 2006, he had worked as Associate Counsel in a number of law firms in Nigeria and practiced law for over Nine years now (Prime Law Partnership, Port Harcourt, Akinjide & Co, Lagos, City Law Associates, Lagos) and he has experience in commercial law, arbitration, oil & gas, company law, banking & finance, criminal law, International law amongst other areas of practice. Presently, he is the Managing Partner of the Law Firm known as “Nwadukwe & Nwadukwe Law Firm” incorporated in 2009.
He enjoyed research and writing on legal, poetry or motivational as well as social commentaries. At the moment, he has published a book on poetry “EXPRESSIONS-ISBN9781 4931 44952” by Xlibris, UK.
He is currently admitted at the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies (NIALS), to study LL.M. The institute has prided itself over the years and rightly so as an institution devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research.
He is married with two children, loves politics, sports, travelling, passion for the children especially the less privilege and his philosophy in life is that every man is endowed by God to excel and all we need do is to give our best and encourage one another to be our best then the world will be a better place to live in and that humility makes a lot of difference in a man’s life for good.
|Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+)||Rhon Reynolds||Pablo Aguilera||HIV Young Leaders Fund||http://www.hivyoungleadersfund.org/||Netherlands||male||29||English and Spanish||As young person living with HIV from Latin America, Pablo is keenly aware of the impact of the international development on his life and the communitty that he respresents, which include young people from marginlized groups, from a middle income country where international development aid is drying up. As a young executive director he leads the effort of young people informing and shaping the global response, not only regarding HIV, but access to Healthcare, education and participation in democracy more braodly. He has engaged in global spaces before including global fund on HIV,TB and Malaria, UNAIDS and other efforts lead by UN agencies such as UNICEF to name a few. He also has a significant constituency globally that he will be able to consult and bring to this fora.||Pablo Torres Aguilera is a 27-year-old Mexican with a long history of involvement in|
the HIV response. Pablo has worked to support young people affected by HIV at the
community, national and international level for the past six years. As a young person
openly living with HIV, Pablo’s work has focused on the human rights of young key
affected populations and the greater involvement of young people living with HIV
(YPLHIV) in policy and program design.
Pablo is the co-founder of the recently launched Latin America & Caribbean Network of
Young People Living with HIV (YPLHIV), and is one of the driving members of the
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)’s Y+ programme, the only
international network of YPLHIV. Through these two networks, Pablo has led advocacy
efforts targeted at intergovernmental processes, including the UN General Assembly
and UNASUR in Latin America.
Pablo’s funding experience stems from his current membership on the Communities
Delegation of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
(GFATM), where he supports the integration of young people’s voices into GFATM
debates and advises on current issues, including the new GFATM funding model.
In addition to his experience on key population issues and human rights, Pablo has
experience in sexual and reproductive rights; over the past year in his position at
Dance4Life International he has supported national youth organizations in Africa and
Asia as they explore the post-2015 ICPD agenda and design advocacy activities to
lobby their governments to better implement the Programme of Action. Pablo
previously spent three years as the HIV Programme Director of Espolea in Mexico City.
Pablo graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a degree in
|International Federation for Family Development||Ignacio Socias||Raymond Mutura||International Federation for Family Development||www.familyperspective.org www.iffd.org||Kenya||Male||40||English Swahili||He is an expert on Family Enrichment, Vice President of the International Federation for Family Development, in General Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. He is also President of|
Voice of Family in Africa (VOFA) is a family-think tank collaborating with the Centre for Research Organization Work & Family at the Strathmore Business School and the Strathmore University (through the Law School) on research. It’s mandate is to influence family policy through solid research. Such advocacy work require it to collaborate with the African Union, Governments, UN and other such bodies. VOFA is an umbrella organization and currently has members from Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Congo, Cameroon and S.Africa.
|RM is also President of the Voice of the Family in Africa International (VOFA) and of the Programme for Family Development (PFD), and Vice President of the English-speaking area of Africa in International Federation for Family Development (IFFD). He also sits in the board of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD). IFFD is has operated for the last 50 years and is currently present in 65 countries and influencing the lives of 100,000 families every year. It has a General Status at the UN.|
In 2014, he participated on behalf of the IFFD Board in a number of preparatory and actual events of the UN.
- In January of 2014, he organized the African Preparatory Conference of the UN International Year of the Family that took place in Nairobi 24/25 January 2014. This event has been quoted by the UN General Secretary in his report to the General Assembly of 18 Nov, 2014 No. 53.
- Participated in the an Expert Preparatory meeting Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family on April 16-17 in 2014 in Doha and was part of a selected team to draft the Call to Action that was presented at the end of the conference.
- Was part of the key speakers in the Event on the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family held in UN in New York on May 15th 2014. A presentation on the ongoing of IFFD across the 65 countries IFFD works and other Civil Society and a Declaration of the Civil Society on the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family formed part of the speech. The declaration had been joined by 23 international entities, 240 national organizations from 65 countries had co-sponsored it, and 560 representatives of the Civil Society Organizations, academics and policy makers from 83 countries had joined it.
-Was part of contributors to the publication Family Futures and wrote an article on The African Family and initiatives happening in Africa.
Important websites are as attached below:
|ASDECA||Marie Meka||Reynaldo Vichareli Casas||The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)||http://www.layc-dc.org/index.php/board-of-directors.html||United States of America||Male||40||English||Reynaldo Casas (Viacom): From movie sets to the White House you can find Reynaldo Vichareli Casas constantly connecting the dots between the entertainment industry and the U.S. economy. In 2008, Reynaldo was tabbed to oversee the Public Affairs Department for MTV Tr3s. And in 2010, Reynaldo came back to DC to serve as Manager of Government Relations for Viacom which includes MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures. Reynaldo is one of the company's leading advocates in Washington, communicating the company's pro-social work to The White House and other politicos inside the Beltway.|
Reynaldo is the Government Relations Manager for Viacom, which includes MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures. Reynaldo is one of the company’s leading advocates in Washington, advising its senior executives on a wide range of policy matters affecting the entertainment industry. Reynaldo works very closely with MTV Networks and BET Networks on an array of pro-social initiatives, including “Get Yourself Tested”, “Choose or Lose”, and “A Thin Line”. Before coming to Viacom, Reynaldo headed up the Public Affairs Department for MTV Tr3s and was responsible for such campaigns as “Agentes de Cambio” and “Get Schooled.” He has also worked on films such as “Pedro”, “Yearbook Chronicles”, “9500 Liberty” and “Transformers 3”. Before working in the world of entertainment and television, Reynaldo worked in higher education for 8 years as Assistant Director of Admissions for The University of Texas at Arlington. He also had the good fortune of serving as Outreach Manager for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for 3 years, creating the “Ready to Lead” program. Reynaldo graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996 with a B.A in Public Policy. In the same year, he also served as Lyndon Baines Johnson Fellow in the Clinton Administration. Reynaldo resides in Washington, D.C and New York City and is also involved in many other charities such as Cielo Latino and National Hispanic Institute.
|Farming First||Robynne Anderson||Rose Akaki||Ugandan Farmers Federation||www.unffe.org||Uganda||Female||58||English, swahili||An expert on animal husbandry and a farm leader, Rose Akaki has spoken on many important topics at multilateral fora. She is a passionate about women in agriculture, and spoke on food waste at the Agriculture and Rural Development day during Rio+20. She has also spoken at the Economist global conference on food. She has an on-the-ground experience of what it takes to address poverty, equality and sustainability.||I began farming for subsistence to subsidize my income as a teacher but when I saw the proceeds I was getting from it, I began practicing it on a medium scale carrying out mixed farming. Ten years ago I specialized in and is now concentrating in cattle rearing. I have specialized in beef cattle. |
I have improved on my breed and am now producing seeds which my fellow farmers buy so as to improve their breeds.
I also deal in cattle trade. My customers come from within and outside Uganda. I mainly receive cattle traders from the Republic of South Sudan. They buy cattle for beef supply in their country. The Ugandan customers buy bulls from my farm to supply beef for the local markets.
My farm also attracts local farmers interested in animal traction. Animal traction is becoming increasingly important for tilling the land among the rural poor in Uganda.
I plan to use the farm for demonstration to train the local farmers to develop skills in cattle keeping.
I am a teacher with a masters in education.
|Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development||Abdallah Diwan||Sali Mohsen Mohamed HAFEZ||Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development||www.Egyptfoundation.org||Egypt||Female||28||English , Arabic, French||Ms. HAFEZ has been representing civil society and advocating the Post2015 on the national , regional and international levels. nationally , she has been among the main organizers and facilitators of the national consultations of Egypt on the Post 2015 Agenda in cooperation with National Population Council and UNFPA-ASRO. in Addition , she has been engaged in the post 2015 consultations of the African Region in Senegal 2014, Arab youth regional consultation on the Post 2015 in Dubai 2014 beside her previous engagement in the strategy advocacy of the ICPD beyond 2014 in the Global Youth Forum - Bali 2012, Arab states Review on ICPD - Cairo 2013 , African Review on ICPD 2013, The 4th Pan-African Summit of the United nations Young leader consultation on post 2015.||“Sali Mohsen M. Hafez is a global health researcher and development specialist who is committed to advocate vulnerable groups' health and gender equity. Sali has been co-founding few development initiatives and platforms ex. Step Up Youth Initiative, Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development, Open Space Egypt, Globe-Egypt, SWYAA Egypt, ROJALNOU and Arab States Coalition for Population and Development. In addition to her work in child protection in Save the Children, Egypt Country office.|
Academically, Sali is specialized in the women and children health in developing countries context. She has been investing her medical and epidemiological knowledge in working on "IlNis-Dyad Women Health' research project as part of her Master degree at the university of Tampere, Finland.
Sali has been engaged closely with the United Nations system in the Post 2015 Agenda and ICPD beyond 2014 Discussions through her active participation in Global Youth Forum - Bali 2012, Arab states Review on ICPD - Cairo 2013 , African Review on ICPD 2013, The 4th Pan-African Summit of the United nations Young leader consultation on post 2015.
|USA Refugees & Immigrants||Carmen J. Gimenez||Sandra Ruiz||USA Refugees & Immigrants||www.USA-Refugees.com||USA||female||52||Spanish and English||She is a visionary person who has been working in sustainable development procedures and has knowledge about the post-millennium agenda, about sustainable development and is use to speak before any kind of public.|
She can give the forum a very open view on how to achieve goals locally, nationally and international. She exactly know how to lead a team and she knows how to spread the intense desire to achieve any proposed goal
She will be a very added value to the forum.
|Sandra Ruiz is a leader in the City of Doral who has had an extraordinary impact on the city's economic success and forward-thinking accomplishments. She was a founding member of One Doral, a community-based organization which worked tirelessly in advancing the City of Doral's incorporation until it became a reality. Vice Mayor Ruiz was elected as a member of the inaugural City of Doral Council, and served from 2003 through 2010. She was not only the first woman to serve on the City of Doral Council, but the only woman on the Council for the first 8 years as a city.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs7SWda2T4A|
|FIA Foundation||Saul Billingsley||Sheila Watson||Global Fuel Economy Initiative||www.globalfueleconomy.org||U.K.||Female||49||English||The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) supports the development of fuel economy policies across the world. Transport is vital to sustainable development through the effective movement of goods and people. The aim of the Global Fuel Economy initiative is to improve the fuel economy of the world vehicle fleet by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared with 2005 levels and to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars by 50% by 2030. Transport is currently responsible for around a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions. Improving fuel economy directly correlates to reduced carbon emissions and climate change. GFEI is an accelerator project under the Sustainable Energy 4 All (SE4ALL) initiative, and is contributing to the development of a transport energy target under Goal 7. GFEI raises awareness of fuel economy through research and analysis, and offers countries support on fuel economy policies. ||Sheila Watson is Director of Environment and Research at the FIA Foundation, a UK-based charity which is committed to promoting safe sustainable mobility across the world. She is also Executive Secretary to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI), which seeks to support the development of fuel economy policies across the world (www.globalfueleconomy.org). Sheila is an economist, with many years’ experience as an advisor and consultant, and an excellent communicator with significant experience in speaking at major international events. Previously she worked as a Senior Special Adviser to the UK Government. During the 10 years she spent at the heart of the UK government, she specialised in a range of environmental and resource protection issues from sustainable farming and food production to international climate security. Her former roles include Deputy Director of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, and Policy Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjRSd-ZkuQ |
|CDC||Mick Lexington||Sherie Amor Reesor||Creative World Energies||www.creativeworldenergies.com||U.S.||Female||43||English||With all the working groups and participation she has done in the last two years with the UN events, and various travels even to Peru recently she is definitely passionate about what she believes in, with a motivation and rational thought that the audience responds to. After doing training presentations for 11 years, not sure she even realizes how she connects.||I know she is very familiar with UN material with the latest updates. She does have videos but they are the type that would have to be mailed I do not have a video of her but I am sure she could provide.|| The topics she is passionate can be found on |
In conclusion, the nominees linked in address.
|EvK2CNR Chartered Association||Elisa Vuillermoz||Stefania Proietti||EvK2CNR Chartered Association||http://www.evk2cnr.org/cms/en/||Italy||Female||40||English, Italian||Stefania Proietti is a young woman expert scientist on mitigation of climate change, professor of Energy Systems and Economics, IPCC AR5 reviewer, ADB’s Carbon Trader Specialist working on the Beijing ETS development.|
She is a representative of Ev-K2-CNR Committee as Coordinator of Capacity Building on the research project SHARE (Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment), as such she is officially authorized by Ev-K2-CNR Committee to speak on the organization's behalf.
She has planned project SER2 (Smart Energies Renewables for Residential that obtained UNEP endorsement), aims at building up technical-economical feasible solutions for households heating, lighting and cooking, based on renewable and clean energy technologies for a sustainable development, to fight climate change and health problems from poor indoor air quality and to reduce energy poverty, through carbon credits as economic tool reducing short-lived climate pollutants as Black Carbon.
|Prof. Eng. Stefania Proietti is Associate Professor on Energy Systems and Engines at Guglielmo Marconi University (Roma) and Professor on contract of Economics at the University of Perugia, nominated as Coordinator of the Capacity Building on SHARE (Stations at High Altitude for Research on the Environment) research project coordinated by EvK2Cnr Committee in 2012.|
Mechanical engineer, course of study “energy”, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a II level master's degree in Management of Energy Systems
Author of over 50 scientific publications and patent’s inventor in energy sector,
In 2001 she founded the engineering company ESS, in 2005 founded 2 spin-off company of the University of Perugia. Is currently Chairwoman of the spin-off TREE - Technologies for Emission Reduction Engineering srl (energy, renewables, energy efficiency, environmental impact reducing, economic sustainability, Emission Trading System, energy and environmental markets).
Since 2011 she is member of the inspection teams at the GSE SpA (Italian Public Company Manager of Energy Services)
In 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2014 she spoke about mitigation of climate change and technologies for reducing greenhouse gases during side events inside United Nations Conferences on Climate Change.
Member of IAEE (International Association of Energy Economics), AIEE (Italian Association of Energy Economists), energy certifier and energy manager.
Member of the Working Group GHG of UNI (Italian Organization for Standardization), in 2012 she is appointed national contact point by ISO TC 256 in Carbon Capture and Storage.
In 2010 she was among the researchers candidates as author for the preparation of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) IPCC.
In 2013-14 she was peer reviewer of Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).
She is Carbon Trader Specialist at Asian Development Bank and advisor on the Beijing CO2 emission market; Vice-chair of ONE (One Network for Environment) environmental research enterprises network; Vice-chair of Sister Nature chartered international foundation for the environmental protection.
She has excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) and is skilled in the use of software in the energy sector.
She is an excellent compelling public speaker, as demonstrate by his attendance at international conferences as chair, vice chair and speaker.
|Speech at COP12 Nairobi (2006): http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop12/nov11.html|
Speech at tCOP17 Climate Change Studio (Durban, 2011) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xnBzhPojRI
Speechs at COP18 in Doha (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpUxuH4ICpo and at the side event organized by the Government of Nepal http://www.montagna.tv/cms/44497/doha-evk2cnr-panelist-alla-conferenza-sui-cambiamenti-climatici
Speech at UN RIO +20 SUMMIT Green development approaches in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park to reduce environmental impact. A case study of low energy housing and distributed energy supply (2012 Rio de Janeiro) http://www.montagna.tv/cms/41443/dati-affidabili-contro-il-global-warming-a-rio20-presentato-il-geonetwork-portale-del-clima-in-alta-quota)
Speech at COP20 Climate Change Studio (Lima, 2014) - http://climatechange-tv.rtcc.org/2014/12/15/cop20-stefani-proietti-ev-k2-cnr/
One of several interviews by Italian media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3prmMkH_s
|United Planet Faith & Science Initiative||Rachel Winner||Stuart Herbert Scott||United Planet Faith & Science Initiative||www.upfsi.org||United States of America||Male||66||English||An eloquent and informed speaker, Mr. Scott has given over 300 presentations on ecology and climate change to myriad stakeholders: policymakers, academics, businesses, congregations, and the public; tailoring relevancy for all audiences. Given his decades’ experience in climate education and enterprise, he offers innovative methods for a global paradigm shift. |
As a COP Observer Party since 2008 and organizer of 4 UN press conferences and several intercessional meetings, Mr. Scott is well acquainted with the post-2015 agenda. Furthermore, he brings a unique and globally inclusive voice in representing multiple civil sectors via his work with faith leaders, scientists, and corporate managers.
It is evident that Mr. Scott is one of the few acknowledging the urgency of this crisis and offering clear steps for progress. Given his mission to accelerate our response to climate change, he has already indicated his availability and would need no visa with his American citizenship.
|Stuart Scott is a deep-ecologist, strategist, educator and communicator. He was the first environmentalist stockbroker on Wall Street (Merrill Lynch, 1977); founded an IT consultancy for major NYC banks (BITS Inc., 1981) and worked as a software engineer for IBM. From 2002 to 2008, he was an instructor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science as well as ‘critical thinking’ (the theory of knowledge, or ‘how we know what we know’) at several colleges in Honolulu.|
He began a career of service to humanity and the ecology of Earth as ecological strategist, organizer, and international speaker with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project in 2007. He is the Founder and Director of the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change (IDCC), Deputy Director General of the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), and Chief Ecological Officer of NagaCorp, Ltd. Under these titles, he has been an Accredited Observer Party for the UN COP conferences since COP-14 in Poznan, Poland.
In 2012, Stuart founded the United Planet Faith and Science Initiative as a subsidiary of the IDCC, which unites representatives from traditionally divergent social paradigms – faith and science – to collaborate in addressing climate change. He concurrently serves as a representative of the Divestment Movement attempting to leverage the moral authority of institutions of higher education to ‘burst the carbon bubble’ and accelerate the shift from climate-destabilizing, nonrenewable energy sources to sustainable alternatives. In these arenas, Stuart serves as the visionary, and manages oversight of staff and implementation.
Stuart is combining his experience and expertise in the fields of technology and communications, economics, social entrepreneurship, and ecology to dedicate his life to the preservation of life on the small blue-green planet that is our only home. When he is not traveling for meetings, speaking engagements, and other climate change ‘interventions’, he resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.
|Please see the latest press conference Mr. Scott organized at UN COP-20 in Lima, Peru. This presentation is called Rethinking Economics in the Age of Climate Change. This was one of several sessions Stuart organized, hosted, and/or moderated. It is a clear example of his exceptional speaking capacity, and the content is a culmination of his expertise in business, education, and environmental advocacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCkCVFI3934||https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzj4e1sSw60ANFN0bVRSRHFZRkk&authuser=0|
|ICSU||Anne-Sophie Stevance||Susan Marion Parnell||University of Cape Town, African Centre for Cities||http://www.africancentreforcities.net||South Africa||Female||54||English||Prof Parnell is a senior member of the international science community. She has been centrally involved in the preparation of ICSU's SDG written submissions and in the SDSN group working across OWG membership on Goal 11. She has published academic papers on the SDGs and the Habitat process and has also presented as an African scholar to the UN through the ECSOC OWG meeting process. She is conversant with the general scientific views on the SDGs and is an experienced public speaker for non academic audiences.||Sue Parnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an urban geographer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is on the Executive of the African Centre for Cities at UCT. She has held previous academic positions at Wits University and the University of London (SOAS) and visiting research fellowships from the LSE, Oxford University, Durham University, the British Academy and was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at University College London in 2012. She is a widely published author of scholarly papers. Recent co-edited books include Climate at a City Scale, A Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South and Africa’s Urban Revolution. She serves on the Editorial Boards of many ISI ranked academic journals dealing with urban and development issues.||http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/blog/susan-parnell-interview/|
|Beyond 2015||Tania Martinez (Official Beyond 2015 nominee)||Tania Martínez Hernández||Espolea||http://www.beyond2015.org/||Mexico||Feminine||31||Spanish and English||I work for Espolea which is a youth lead and youth-serve organization based in Mexico City, it work aims to involve and empower young people in initiatives that allows them to be a change agent in the society and to promote respect for human rights. |
I have worked through Espolea with different UN agencies such as UNAIDS and UNFPA, diverse governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the ministry of Health, the Senate and global networks as The PACT, amongst others.
Currently, I am coordinating a project called ACT! 2015 which aims to positively influence the Post 2015 development agenda, through this project I have being able to get deeply involved in the Post 2015 negotiation process, which have also allowed me to represent Espolea in the Beyond 2015 campaign, and in the Major Group for Children and Youth, as among other relevant spaces in the Post 2015 process. I’m interested in participate besides I’m going to be in NYC those days.
|Tania Martínez studied International Relations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). At the present, she is the HIV Programme Project Coordinator at Espolea; at the same time she performs as an adviser in various organizations that work on HIV key populations, LGBTI themes and youth. |
She has deep knowledge and experience on HIV and AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, discrimination, human development and youth. Additionally Tania Martínez has co-written and supervised different publications related to discrimination, HIV key populations, sexual comprehensive education and the work of Non-Governmental Organizations and government dependencies on this specific issues
She has worked for national and international Non-Governmental Organizations, and participated in advocacy and political incidence as well as in the creation of national and international collaboration networks.
She has proficient use of English as well as basic use of French, analysis capacity, deep sense of responsibility, adaptability, the ability of stablishing good relations in multicultural and interdisciplinary environments, she is good at teamwork, she comes to agreements and she accomplishes stablished goals in the projects she is involved.
She has deep knowledge on the Post-2015 process, in the national, regional and international levels, as well as on the priority topics that have to be incorporated in the agenda, especially those from the youth´s perspective. Her experience on the above mentioned topics, as well as her analysis capacity and the knowledge on international processes, enhance her participation in projects such as the coordination of the Post 2015 negotiation briefs.
The main interest in being a speaker during the second period of negotiations of the Post 2015 agenda, is the opportunity to positively influence the decision makers and get a Post 2015 development agenda committed to the wellbeing of all people
|UN Global Compact||Marie Wibe||Teresa Fogelberg||Global Reporting Initiative||https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx||Netherlands||Female||61||Dutch, English, Swedish, French||Ms. Teresa Fogelberg is an active public speaker, an expert on corporate sustainability reporting, as well as climate change and sustinable development. Her knowledge about corporate sustainability and sustainability reporting would be instrumental to allow representatives of UN member states and other stakeholders to better understand how corporate sustainability and sustainability reporting can be drivers to engage the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda and scale-up their contribution to sustainable development across SDGs. Currently, target 12.6 of the proposed SDGs encourages companies, especially large companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.||As GRI's Deputy Chief Executive Teresa engages in strategic external relationships with businesses, governments, civil society and other stakeholders. Teresa started her career as an anthropologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She has spent many years in development organizations, such as ILO, USAID, and Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in several countries in West Africa, where she specialized in gender issues and famine-early warning systems. She has thirteen years’ experience across various managerial positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Head of the Department for Women and Development, and the Research and Higher Education Department. Immediately prior to joining GRI, she worked for the Netherlands Ministry of Environment, where she was Head of the Climate Change and Industry department, and Special Advisor on International Environmental Affairs. In 2002, Teresa acted as Executive Assistant to the Special Envoy of the U.N. Secretary General for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, and was in charge of private sector involvement in the Summit. Teresa sits on the board of several sustainable development organizations, such as WWF, the International Institute of Environment and Development, and SEED International.|
|Barinu Institute for Economic Development||Weiwei Xu||uwaifo aromose||Barinu Institute for Economic Development||www.barinuinstitute.com||USA||Male||34-38||English, French, igbo, Edo||Mr. Aromose is a seasoned international development expert that has over 12 years of experience in international development. He is the Founder and Chancellor of the Barinu Institute for Economic Development. The Barinu Institute is a part think tank and part project based non governmental organization. It engages in infrastructure development, capacity building and educational training||He has over a decade of experience in international development. He is the founder and chancellor of the Barinu Institute for Economic Development. It is a non governmental part think tank part project based organization dedicated to eliminate extreme poverty in the world. He has provided advise and consultation to some of the world prime international development organizations.|
|CBM International||Elizabeth Lockwood||Vladimir Cuk||The International Disability Alliance||http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/en||USA||Male||40||English, Serbian||Mr. Cuk is a long-time advocate for persons with disabilities. He has been extensively active in the international field and for the last five years he has exclusively advocated for the inclusion of persons with disabilities within the UN system and thus has in-depth experience presenting at the UN. Currently, Mr. Cuk is the Executive Director of The International Disability Alliance and oversees advocacy for persons with disabilities in New York and Geneva at the UN level. Mr. Cuk attaches great importance to the post-2015 process and therefore takes a leading role to ensure and enhance the inclusion of persons with disabilities. As a wheelchair user, Mr. Cuk personally and deeply understands the upmost importance of the inclusion of persons with disabilities into society ensuring no one is left behind.||Vladimir Cuk serves as the Executive Director of the International Disability Alliance. Vladimir is responsible for coordinating the IDA Secretariat, IDA advocacy towards the UN System, UN agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women, ILO, OHCHR, WHO), World Bank, and other international human rights organizations. In particular, Vladimir is engaged in promoting the disability inclusive development in post 2015 development agenda and in the work of the Open Working Group. He worked for 15 years on promoting the rights of young people with disabilities in Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and US. Mr. Cuk received his M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Disability and Human Development. He has received seven awards in recognition for his academic achievements. Vladimir published a book, several articles and encyclopedia entries, as well as delivered over 60 presentations and workshops across the globe.||https://plus.google.com/104815976184644095510/posts/1T4pWhT9ooK||https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sIPbuqeGVx26jUH5XappGEbvB-b_5eN3_-CSRen67l4/edit|
|Lviv Polytechnic National University||Viktoriya||Voytsekhovska||Lviv Polytechnic National University||www.lp.edu.ua||Ukraine||female||33||english, french, russian, spanish, italian, polish||The person applying has a good background for the meeting (PhD in economics, Masters in International public law, NGO-related experience with UN specialized organisation - UNESCO and teached already for several years international forecasting) and is doing Post Doctoral research in Sustainable Development is teaching at university also, so is able to speak up with a high knowledge of many languages.||WORK EXPERIENCE|
2011-2015 Lecturer : Theory of International Relations, International Forecasting, International Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Economic Development in Latin American countries.
Jan Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
2007-until now Lecturer : Social politics, Labour economics and social relations, Innovation’s management, Environmental management, Regional economics, Corporate governance, Optimization of decision making processes
Lviv Polytechnic National University , Ukraine
2006-2011 Joint Programmatic Comission on youth coordinator, UNESCO
Liaison Officer of Association des Etats Généreux des Etudiants de l’Europe
2003-2007 Docent of economics and Social studies
Ministry of Education of Ukraine
Lviv Polytechnic National University Ukraine
PhD topic “ Economic assessment and alternative choice of the innovative development of enterprises “
PhD in economics obtained
2003-2007 Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Ukraine
International public law and diplomacy
Masters in international law
2001--2003 L’viv National Polytechnic University Ukraine
Management of external economic activity
Masters in economics
1987 – 1998 Lyceum of mathematics Ukraine
A SELECTION OF EXTRACURRICULAR TRAININGS
2013- till now
Volunteer at organisation “Deep.ua”
Helping to raise fund, write article and publish abroad for “Maidan” in 2013
UA-Army 5th Devision starting from 2014
Economics and Business conference, Harvard University, Boston, USA
International Journal of Arts and Sciences
“Economic-statistical analysis and optimization of regional innovative development”
University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Lecturer at “European talks”
2006- 2011 AEGEE Liaison Officer towards UNESCO
|Save the Children||Nicole Cardinal||Wang Le||Save the Children China||http://www.savethechildren.org.cn/||China||Female||34||Chinese, English||Wang Le leads Save the Children’s Post-2015 work in China and has presented at several High Level Expert Roundtable discussions. As Deputy Country Director, she oversees Save the Children’s program work in China and thus has a solid understanding of many post-2015 issues including health, education and ending violence. Under her leadership, Save the Children’s post-2015 work in China has focused on reducing inequality and prioritizing the needs of the most marginalized children. She is a compelling public speaker and represented Chinese CSOs at the last Convention on the Rights of the Child Review for China. She supports the participation of grassroots Chinese CSOs at international forums and engages with CSO partners in China on both programmatic and advocacy issues. She would be an excellent candidate to speak on behalf of Chinese civil society and would provide a valuable contribution to the debate particularly on the issue of reducing inequality to ensure no one is left behind.||Wang Le leads advocacy and strategic thinking for Save the Children in China. She currently manages and oversees all Save the Children’s program work in education, health, child protection and emergencies in China. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of children’s development issues in China, especially vulnerable children’s groups. She serves as a Champion for Child Safeguarding in South East Asia and a champion for Save the Children’s “Theory of Change” globally. |
Wang Le leads Save the Children’s Post-2015 work in China and has presented at several high level expert roundtable discussions in the country on the topic. She represented Chinese CSOs at the last Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) review for China in Geneva and has supported the participation of grassroots Chinese CSOs in international forums including the ”World Humanitarian Summit” Regional Consultation Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Studies and a Masters in Management of Development. Her previous study and work experience in Europe and Africa, as well as work experience in different parts of China has provided her with the skills to work in a multi-cultural environment.