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ALON HIRSH's picture
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Physical education teacher, lecturer at Ohalo College, specializing in innovative pedagogy through technology, doctoral student of educational sciences
Beth Sprunt's picture
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Disability-inclusive development practitioner, focused mainly on disability-inclusive education and disability data.
Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi's picture
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Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi (Dipl.-Wirt.Ing., Author, curator, journalist and lecturer for black German literatures, culture and media, MINT - ambassador and diversity coordinator for civil society and Berlin administration.) With her doctoral thesis on gender and anti-racism Perspective, she plans post & decolonial paradigm shifts in the categories of waste management, neo-colonialism and nation. She lectured at universities in Fulda and Göttingen, Hamburg Bremen and Berlin. As president of AFROTAK TV cyberNomads and federal executive of The African Network Germany TANG, she realizes concepts for black and diasporic knowledge productions (educational archive, multimedia lab, online platform). She was the German speaker for the African Union in Paris and for the UN Decade for People of African Descent in Geneva. As a project coordinator, she closes gaps that are not covered in the mainstream (Black Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and Discourse, DOCUMENTA Africana Germanica, Black Media Congress Berlin, National Action Plan against Racism & Ethnic Discrimination Berlin, DaMigra – Women migrant umbrella organisation). As a chosen guarantor deputy she initiates cultural-political inclusion, lobbies and cooperation with institutions such as House of World Cultures HKW, Goethe Institute, Federal Agency for Political Education BPB, Heinrich-Boell-, Friedrich-Ebert- and Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. UNESCO Germany proclaimed in 2004 the co-initiated literature prize as a project to commemorate the slave trade and its abolition (May-Ayim-Award). She was honored by Black Heritage magazine in 2010, 2013 and 2017 as one of the most important Afro-Germans. And the Berlin Senate, the Federal Government and the European Union have repeatedly honored her innovative approaches and interventions into civil society. In 2018 she was selected as a scholarship holder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Excellent Hachileka's picture
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I am a sustainable development specialist with over 20 years of work experience in development policy analysis, formulation and management. I support policy and institutional strengthening for equitable, gender responsive and inclusive development in developing countries.
Clare Castillejo's picture
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Clare Castillejo is a Research Associate with ODI’s Politics and Governance Programme, as well as an Associate Researcher with the German Development Institute (DIE). She is an expert in governance and rights in fragile states, with a particular interest in inclusive peacebuilding and statebuilding. She has extensive experience in research, policy and programming on these issues. Over the last 17 years Clare has worked for a wide range of international organisations including DFID, UNDP, OECD, European Commission, World Bank and Amnesty International. Clare provides regular inputs to the OECD GENDERNET on gender and fragility issues, as well as regularly undertakes research on inclusion and peacebuilding for the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution.
Priscilla Chimwele's picture
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Ms Priscilla Sani-Chimwele is a development practitioner with more than a decade working in development. Eight of these have been spent successfully delivering projects in the United Nations. Priscilla is Malawian and lives in Ethiopia. She currently works in the Regional Private Sector Unit of UNDP‘s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA). Before joining the UNDP RSCA, Priscilla worked for UN Women in Malawi where she specialised in relevant programme development & implementation and provided technical and advisory support to national policy & economic development processes. Before that, Priscilla was an Economist in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office where she facilitated inter UN-agency collaboration, coordination and coherence around the delivery of the UN’s development work in Malawi. Outside of the UN, Priscilla has worked internationally for capacity building institutions like GIZ and the Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics. In her current role, Priscilla implements interventions related to impact investment, financial inclusion for the bottom of the economic pyramid & youth entrepreneurship in Africa. She is keenly interest in Impact Investment and has authored a blog on the topic as well as made substantial contributions to a UNDP report on “Impact Investment in Africa; Trends, Constraints and Opportunities”.
Eunice Kamwendo's picture
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I am an experienced development economist and Senior policy advisor with relevant experience at the national, regional and global levels, dealing with long term development planning, macroeconomic analysis, sustainable development frameworks and poverty and human development issues.
Irene Schöfberger's picture
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Researcher. Work areas: EU migration and development policies Migration and resilience Adaptation to environmental change
Paulista Surjadi's picture
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Paulista is a Communication Specialist at an Indonesia-based foundation working to improve citizen participation in the making of the cities, Kota Kita. She is responsible for the foundation's communication strategy and campaign to advocate for joint-stakeholders actions towards more sustainable and socially just Indonesian cities. Paulista contributes to the data analysis and facilitation of series of public discussion to develop A Disability-inclusive City Profile of Solo City, a joint initiative with UNESCO Jakarta office. She is the lead organizer of the annual, civil-society led forum, The Urban Social Forum and the Asian member campaigner of an international, multi-stakeholder advocacy group, the Global Platform for Right to the City. She holds a BA with Honours in Communication, Cultural Studies from Monash University.
Rizqa Hidayani's picture
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Rizqa is an urban planner graduated from Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia. She has been working with Kota Kita since 2013 and has been engaged in urban participatory planning activities and research. She is experienced in the fields of urban development including climate change adaptation and resilience, urban inclusivity, urban mobility, informalities and has been carried out different projects in different cities in Indonesia.

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