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  Citizens Assembly-United Civilizations Initiative

INTRODUCTION

From a scientific point of view, it is well-known that all living beings who were once “One”, i.e., originating from a common ancestry, can and will change their appearance over time. In other words, their DNA will mutate - mainly in order to respond to new challenges, and to survive. Over time, this can and will lead to developing different species than those which have been present for centuries, or eons.  Although they shared the same ancestors, they’re extremely different and this applies to just about all living beings, everywhere.

From the beginning, people were hunters and gatherers. They migrated while looking for a better environment and an easier lifestyle. So, migration is a natural part of being human - going to different parts of the world.  Over time, settling and adapting to a new environment, new climate, new way of life. This also includes eating, sleeping, wearing clothes from other origins, etc. So, mutation in their DNA had started and later, their appearance and everything was different compared to the way it was centuries earlier... With time, this became the norm. But, because of a lack of knowledge, people looked towards each other as different types of humans - e.g., as enemies of each other. Sometimes, without any reason, but to demonstrate their strength and insist on who is in charge of their territory.

This course has been following humans all the way through time, even until now. But, thanks to science, and religions-who were the gate-keepers of morals, ethics, knowledge, health, etc., until science arrived, we have the knowledge and ability to share and see each other as equals and operate with equal opportunity for everything and everywhere. E.g., for progress inhabiting the world, with respect towards each other - not just tolerance, which is very different. Respect comes out of knowing each other, tolerance and trust, and living as good neighbours. Simply stated..., if there is a fire in the neighbourhood, it will also affect the others.        

The above was explained from a scientific point of view, but also from everyday life, which is close to everyone. So, everyone can make friends and respect each other. This is the future - our future, with dialogue towards universal, inclusive society. Universal brotherhood. On the contrary is destruction, terror and the end of everything and all forever.

So, where there is dialogue, there is peace. Where there is peace there is culture. Where there is culture, there is progress. It’s time to go together, towards the long, long, longing goal - Peace, Harmony, Progress, Respect..., Simply, Universal Brotherhood of Man on Earth.


MAIN GOALS

United Civilizations - Citizens Assembly Initiative is a part of GDF, therefore in close relation with everything in GDF and Unity in Diversity, etc., Although they goals will expand in the future according to the needs of the new time and the members, i.e., the global community, they are now concentrated on:

1- World Civil Society-Universal Dialogue-GDF Sectors
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/world_civil_society-universal_dialogue-gdf_sectors.html

UNIVERSAL DIALOGUE - GDF SECTORS (LINKS TO RELATED ARTICLES)
> Family
> Science, Research & Technology
> Health
> Environment
> Cultures, Civilisations & Ethnicity
> Citizens, Organisations & Community
> Religion, Faith & Traditional Faiths
> Education
> Faith, Religion & Science
> GDF and Related News

2- Unity in Diversity
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/unity_in_diversity.html

3- GDF Unity in Diversity
http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/

4- Global Shipment
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/global_shipment.html

5- Citizens Assembly-United Civilizations Initiative
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/citizens_assembly-united_civilizations_initiative.html


PS:
To clarify the above statements, we are enclosing the latest findings/ news, regarding changes in DNA. The following two links are about twin brothers. One is an astronaut and was in space for a year, while the other was on Earth. On his return from space, NASA scientists found that Kelly’s DNA had been altered upon his return to earth — with 7 per cent of his genes experiencing an “unexpected change,” So DNA is changing - as a fact.


From Time Magazine:
http://time.com/5201064/scott-kelly-mark-nasa-dna-study/

GLOBAL ADMINISTRATIVE & EXECUTIVE  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
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Peter (Pece) GorgievskI

Chairman & C.E.O.
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia

2018 - Current: Chairman & Chief Executive Coordinator - General
2007 - 17: Chief Executive Coordinator - General
Co-Founder: GDF, Unity in Diversity & Global Shipment.
GDF is a model for the citizen-civil sector in the frame of the UN- to work with all cultures and civilizations; addressing needs, preserving identity, cultural heritage and using dialogue as the instrument for building a peaceful coexistence.
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/
http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/
 
2013 - Current: The OCAM Group P/L
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2011-14: CL Network Vic Inc. / Whittlesea Community Leadership Network (WCLN) - Founding Vice Chairperson & Secretary. WCLN is a not-for-profit community association working under auspices of the City of Whittlesea, Victoria. It provides leadership training and capacity building via access to resources for community-based organisations and cultural and ethnic groups. WCLN facilitates intercultural dialogue and integration with mainstream society. http://whittleseacln.org.au/

Previous:
2001-2007: Managing Director, DGX - Asia Pacific. 
1999-2001: Vice President, Direct Container Line/NACA Logistics-FE Asia
1992-1999: Direct Container Line, various positions including State Manager.

 

 
     
Maya Shahani - Vice Chairperson
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)
India
 
Chairperson of SAGE Foundation (www.thesagefoundation.com)
Chairperson of Centre for Management (www.centreformanagement.com)
Trustee of Shahani Trust(www.shahanigroup.com).
Governing Board Member of the HSNC Board (www.hsncb.ac.in)
Founder Trustee of Women's Movement for Peace and Prosperity (www.wmpp.org) under the aegis of Times Foundation (www.timesfoundation.org)
World Wide Wealth Ambassador for XL Nation (www.xlnation.org).
Education Board member of Sadhu Vaswani Mission (www.sadhuvaswani.org) and Priyadarshni Academy (www.priyadarshniacademy.org)
Patron of Cancer Patients Aid Association (www.cpaaindia.org)
Governing Board Member of the Bombay Mothers' and Children Welfare Society (www.bmcws.com)
Chairperson, of the Justice H.K. Chainani Elder's Home.
 
Maya fulfills her duties with compassion, love and commitment.
 

 
 


     
Andrew Cass
Treasurer - General

Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia

Since graduating in 1983 with a degree in Accounting, Andrew's professional life has encompassed the provision of financial advice to individuals and businesses of varying size.

In 1994, Andrew established the accounting practice Cambel Cass (Melbourne), to continue and expand his involvement in the finance industry through the provision of a quality and timely advice.

In more recent years Andrew has endeavored to increase his involvement in local community based organizations that require the assistance of professionals without the associated cost.


 

     
Mike Handcock
Senior Director

Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia

From a background as a financial planner, senior manager of New Zealand's largest financial institution and Master Wealth Coach for XL Results Foundation, the leading entrepreneur organization in the world Mike Handcock is an innovator, author, musician and professional international speaker and coach. He has written six books including a best seller nominated for self improvement book of the year. His books are available in 6 countries.

Mike has spoken and coached more than 30,000 people in twenty countries. He has been called Asia's leading Edu-Tainer and one of the Top Ten Coaches in Asia Pacific. He consistently scores over ten out of ten on the quality of his coaching.

With a background in senior management for a leading corporate, Mike is an entrepreneur. He currently owns no less than five businesses globally and is a board member of SAGE Foundation committed to assisting underprivileged children in India. Mike is a passionate musician with nine albums to his credit and is a life member and master wealth coach of XL Results Foundation now the world's largest entrepreneur network.

Rock Your Life- is driven by Mike's passion to assist others to play a bigger game for themselves and the planet through attaining wealth,purpose and to have an extraordinary life, with a social conscience. It is an incredible life shaping experience that combines music, education and philosophy.

 


 
     

Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD

Corporate Law, Legal Affairs

Australia

 

Managing Director Roberts Gray Pty Ltd
Senior Partner Roberts Gray Lawyers
Agile commercial law and dynamic international legal advisory

http://www.robertsgray.com.au/

 

 

ACUMEN AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Mr Rhys Roberts has rapidly built an international reputation for concise legal advisory to the highest levels of the corporate world.

 

At age 31 he was already Private Senior Legal Counsel to Australia's wealthiest families. Mr Roberts quickly developed a reputation for trusted relationships, sharp analysis and solid advisory.

 

He has never lost a legal case.

 

Some years later, Mr Roberts and his elite staff now provide legal advisory and counsel to Australia's wealthiest families, protecting family assets and investments across many continents.

 

His business networks extend throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Israel.

 

Mr Roberts' advisory extends throughout dispute resolution, real estate and property development, family law, banking and finance, intellectual property, wills and estates.

While his extensive professional experience covers all aspects of the law, Mr Roberts' experience also extends to Government liaison, tender negotiation, buy side and sell side engagement, and cross cultural networking and introductions.

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Iliana Schmatelka, MBA - Deputy Director-General
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)
Austria
Organization: INTLI, International Leadership Institute
2012 - Present: Founder & Managing Director

Strategic consulting, Business Coaching, Interim and change management, Training and workshops

 

Education: Master of economics University of Economics, Sofia,
Master Diploma, 1. US MBA Diploma (AACSB accredited) 2. EMBA Diploma

Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Executive Academy - Austrian University of Economics, Vienna

Previous:
October 201 - ongoing: Senior Adviser - Mattig Management Partners, Vienna, Austria www.mattig-management.at
August 2011 - ongoing: Freelance senior finance consultant: M27 Finance GmbH, Vienna www.m27.eu
2009 - 2011: General Manager Immorent Slovakia and the Slovakian subsidiaries of S IMMO AG and Immorent AG (more than 20 companies)

 

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Dr. Ilija Najdovski PhD

Director - Science, Research & Technology

Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia

 

Ilija Najdovski completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in 2006 at RMIT University in the field of Nanotechnology (major in chemistry) and a First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry researching gold nanoparticles in sensing the following year. Following his honours, Ilija completed his PhD in materials science focusing on electrochemical fabrication of metallic micro- and nanostructures and their applications in catalysis and sensing with results published in international journals. Ilija has experience within both academia and industry; working for an international biotechnology company and at RMIT University where he supervises post-graduate students, lectures in batteries, supercapacitors and assists with hydrogen fuel cell research. He is interested in future technological advancements in the fields of renewable energy and medical devices. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.


“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed” - Albert Einstein

 



     
Mr. Michael Najdovski
Director - Science, Research & Technology

Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia


Biotechnology graduate, currently working as a Microbiologist for one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies in the plasma industry. With a strong interest in genetics and life extension techniques, Michael will be undertaking further studies in the field of Biomolecular principles. Michael is also a strong believer in well-being and disease prevention through proper eating habits and an active lifestyle. He has commenced his further Biotechnology/ Bio-molecular studies. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.

-In my lifetime, I want to see a world where people are treated equally, where people who have give to people who don't, where more capable nations help those less fortunate ones - without a hidden agenda. A world united, without borders, race, religious conflicts and a monetary system that cripples nations and holds back anything that won't profit a certain few insatiable autocrats. We are all the same, when this is realised and we begin to work together as one rather than compete as many, we will achieve advancement beyond our belief.-   

 

     

Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski - Founder
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia

 

Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski is trained as a medical doctor in his native Macedonia. He worked as a medical doctor in Macedonia and in Australia.
 
He is the founder of Global Dialogue Foundation and various other organizations in Australia and abroad through which he expresses over 20 years of active humanitarian and philanthropic work. Working in this area, Dr. Najdovski developed a model with 3 major sectors for modernizing, transforming, remodeling and strengthening the global governance through UN systems. The model incorporates an "organized" civil sector on local, regional and global levels. Through dialogue and citizen diplomacy, which was widely used by Dr. Najdovski, it will help strengthen and pave paths for developing law and order in the wider community, coming from the needs of ordinary citizens, faiths, cultures and civilizations in years to come.
 
Using "Dialogue" as a means towards the future, Dr Najdovski's work aims at building pathways and increased awareness for cooperation and dialogue among humans, nations, cultures, civilizations, religions, science and religion, also building bridges for cooperation, understanding and friendship. Also, working towards a brighter and safer sustainable environment while protecting our planet and opening wide avenues for space exploration and inhabiting space for common good.
 
Dr. Najdovski has researched and written widely on bio-energy and bio- energy therapy over many years. At present, his focus and interest is scientific research and new technologies, particularly in the area of Bio-energy.  He is promoting and initiating dialogue among faith and reason, where Bio-energy/Bio-energy Science will be a 'vehicle' for establishing long-awaited friendly dialogue among science and religion and bringing their thoughts closer for common good. Also, based on his 20+ years research and experience in the bio-energy/healing field, to offer mankind ground breaking/cutting-edge technologies. 

 


GDF Coordinative GLOBAL Board of Directors - GDF Sectors

 
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Peter (Pece) GorgievskI

Chairman & C.E.O.
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)

Australia


2007 - Current: Chief Executive Coordinator - General
Co-Founder: GDF, Unity in Diversity & Global Shipment.
GDF is a model for the citizen-civil sector in the frame of the UN- to work with all cultures and civilizations; addressing needs, preserving identity, cultural heritage and using dialogue as the instrument for building a peaceful coexistence.
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/
http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/
 
2013 - Current: The OCAM Group P/L
  • OCAM Global Logistics
  • OCAM 4x4 Accessories

2011-14: CL Network Vic Inc. / Whittlesea Community Leadership Network (WCLN) - Founding Vice Chairperson & Secretary. WCLN is a not-for-profit community association working under auspices of the City of Whittlesea, Victoria. It provides leadership training and capacity building via access to resources for community-based organisations and cultural and ethnic groups. WCLN facilitates intercultural dialogue and integration with mainstream society. http://whittleseacln.org.au/

Previous:
2001-2007: Managing Director, DGX - Asia Pacific. 
1999-2001: Vice President, Direct Container Line/NACA Logistics-FE Asia
1992-1999: Direct Container Line, various positions including State Manager.


 

 
     
Iliana Schmatelka, MBA - Deputy Director-General
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)
Austria
Organization: INTLI, International Leadership Institute
2012 - Present: Founder & Managing Director

Strategic consulting, Business Coaching, Interim and change management, Training and workshops

 

Education: Master of economics University of Economics, Sofia,
Master Diploma, 1. US MBA Diploma (AACSB accredited) 2. EMBA Diploma

Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Executive Academy - Austrian University of Economics, Vienna

Previous:
October 201 - ongoing: Senior Adviser - Mattig Management Partners, Vienna, Austria www.mattig-management.at
August 2011 - ongoing: Freelance senior finance consultant: M27 Finance GmbH, Vienna www.m27.eu
2009 - 2011: General Manager Immorent Slovakia and the Slovakian subsidiaries of S IMMO AG and Immorent AG (more than 20 companies)

 

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Vasan Srinivasan - Assistant Director-General
General Matters / Field Coordinator
- Director, USS Australia Pty Ltd - providing assistance to overseas students. The organisation promotes and facilitates the enrollment of overseas students in Victoria, Australia from around the globe.
 
- President, Federation of Indian Association of Victoria (FIAV) 
o Since FIAV's establishment in 1989, actively participated in its activities
o Former Chairman of Advisory board 
 
- Member - Livingstone Primary School Council: Vermont South - VIC
o Living locally for the past 22 years
o Concerned about the education at primary school council 
 
- Member - Melbourne Lord Mayor's Charitable Funds Grants Committee
o Member of Family Panel since 2003
o Actively involved in Grants & Funding preparation for the family panel
 
- De Attaché - 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games - Indian Contingent

 
     
Graziella Thake, Assistant Director-General, New Zealand, Small Islands/Project Pacific
Director- Cultures, Civilisations & Ethnicity
CEO & Founder of  ICP Conscious Academy
 
Graziella Thake, the founder and director of ICP Global Academy, its Leadership Institutes and the foundation for Social responsibility is an executive coach, and ex forensic and corporate psychologist who has come form a long history of philanthropy and professional work. Graziella brings much more to executive coaching than simply her extensive experience gained by the position of Director and CEO of various companies.  She also brings the knowledge and experience of many years practicing Forensic Psychology, Sports and Team Psychology and Organisational Psychology.

Graziella uses this knowledge not only to help individuals and organisations attain success but also to give back to the community in which we all operate.  Ten percent of Graziella's time, as aligned with our company philosophy, is dedicated to CSR and of recent times this has risen with the dedication to the development of the foundation for social responsibility,

 
     
Ben J. Bickford - Assistant C.E.O, Global Technology & Development / Field Coordinator
 
Ben is a dynamic, passionate and successful ITC strategist with more than
two decades of global experience in commerce, communications and software
solutions.
 
In addition to his own entrepreneurial business ventures, Ben has worked for
several organizations of distinction, including:
  • EMC² Corporation
  • MicroStrategy 
  • Vitria
  • BroadVision 
  • InterWorld Corporation 
  • Telstra 
  • Monash University
Ben brings a vast depth and breadth of strategic advisory and solution-based
consulting experience spanning various industries and international markets,
including:
 
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Andrew Cass - Treasurer-General / Field Coordinator
 
Since graduating in1983 with a degree in Accounting, Andrew's professional life has encompassed the provision of financial advice to individuals and businesses of varying size.

In 1994, Andrew established the accounting practice Cambel Cass (Melbourne), to continue and expand his involvement in the finance industry through the provision of a quality and timely advice.

In more recent years Andrew has endeavored to increase his involvement in local community based organizations that require the assistance of professionals without the associated cost.
 

 
     
Evdoxia Gorgievski - Director, Family / Field Coordinator
Secretary GDF Coordinative Board of Directors - Office Managing Coordinator
 
Starting her career in fashion, Evdoxia's experience includes merchandising and retail management.
 
Since having three children and until 2009, Evdoxia has been passionately devoted to full-time motherhood. During this time, she has lived with her family in Asia, traveled frequently and has been upgrading her skills through various personal and business development programs.
 
Evdoxia is a distributor of a leading technology in hydrotherapy and is actively working to improve health standards among families and citizens in general.
 


     
Mark Mayes, Director - Alternative/Natural Medicine / Traditional Chinese Medicine 
Mark is currently practicing Chinese medicine in Williamstown and Melbourne, registered with Chinese medicine registration board and is a Victorian committee member of Australian Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Association. He completed his internship at Shu Guan Hospital Shanghai, China and graduated with a double degree from Victoria University in 2008.
 
Since 1996 Mark has been building a solid foundation and reputation as a nationally accredited instructor in internal martial arts (Tai Chi, Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Chuan) and in 2001, 2003 and 2004 won national competitions. His achievements clearly demonstrate his competence, diligence and insightful knowledge in the magnum opus of Chinese medicine.
 

 
     
Doug Woodring - Director, Environment - Marine / Field Coordinator
Doug was born in California, but has worked in Asia for over 17 years.He is an environmental and technology entrepreneur, as well as a water sports enthusiast. Prior to working with start ups, he created a framework for a global environmental technology fund at Merrill Lynch in 1998.
He is currently working with a variety of renewable energy technologies, including micro wind, wave, and for buildings, living vertical green walls. He is the chairman of the Environmental Committee at the American Chamber in Hong Kong, organizer of two open water swim races, and well connected throughout the region in the areas of the environment and new media technologies. He has a BA from UC Berkeley,an MA in Environmental Economics from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and an MBA from Wharton.

 
     
Mihajlo (Michael) Najdovski -
Director - Science, Research & Technology / Field Coordinator
Biotechnology graduate, currently working as a Microbiologist for one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies in the plasma industry. With a strong interest in genetics and life extension techniques, Michael will be undertaking further studies in the field of Biomolecular principles. Michael is also a strong believer in well-being and disease prevention through proper eating habits and an active lifestyle. He has commenced his further Biotechnology/ Bio-molecular studies. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.
 

 
     
Dr. Ilija Najdovski PhD Nanotechnology
Director - Science, Research & Technology / Field Coordinator

 

Ilija Najdovski completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in 2006 at RMIT University in the field of Nanotechnology (major in chemistry) and a First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry researching gold nanoparticles in sensing the following year. Following his honours, Ilija completed his PhD in materials science focusing on electrochemical fabrication of metallic micro- and nanostructures and their applications in catalysis and sensing with results published in international journals. Ilija has experience within both academia and industry; working for an international biotechnology company and at RMIT University where he supervises post-graduate students, lectures in batteries, supercapacitors and assists with hydrogen fuel cell research. He is interested in future technological advancements in the fields of renewable energy and medical devices. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.


“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed” - Albert Einstein


 
     
Ven. Lobsang Tendar, (Tibetan Buddhist Monk)
Director-Religion & Faith / Field Coordinator
 
Ven. Lobsang Tendar comes from Kham, Eastern Tibet. Ordained at Dego Samdupling Monastery at the age of 12, Tendar left for Lhasa shortly after. In Lhasa, he joined Gyuto Monastery and trained as a monk for 7 years. In 1989, he made the journey across the Himalayas to join the Tibetan community in India. There, he continued his studies for a further 14 years at Gyuto Monastery in Northern India, specializing in tantric chanting, meditation and butter sculptures and sand mandala.
 
Tendar has participated in interfaith events, chanted for world peace, healed sick children and the elderly, provided guidance to misguided individuals, worked with the Indigenous community and blessed the land and environment of Australia through his sand mandalas, prayers and offerings.
 
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Carolyn Briggs
Director- Cultures, Civilisations & Ethnicity / Citizens, Organis. & Community / Field Coordinator
 
Carolyn is an elder of the Boon Wurrung people, who are the traditional owners of the country that starts at the Werribee River and extends east, through part of the city of Melbourne and as far east as Wilson's Promontory.  

Carolyn has devoted most of her working life to advancing the cause of her people and inheriting traditional and customary responsibilities associated with her country, people and culture.

She has been actively involved in significant community development projects, in advocacy, native title, social reform and cultural promotion. She has been involved in negotiating Indigenous Land Use Agreement [under the Native Title Act] and establishing and managing education & support programs at University level.
 

 

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Paula Scher
Director, Business-Corporate
 
Paula Scher is a Human Resources executive, with over 10 years of commercial experience developing and implementing human resource strategy.  Her industry experience spans professional services, consulting, outsourcing, retail and local government.  Qualified with a Masters in Business Administration, Paula has lived and worked in over 8 countries.  Currently the Executive Manager ? People and Culture in the financial services sector in Australia, Paula has a passion for developing inclusion, tolerance and diversity in organizations.  Her recent career achievements have included leading the greenfields functional delivery into the ASEAN and China markets.  Her earlier career included public relations, media buying, advertising and IT which provided interesting opportunities such as the reintroduction of IBM to South Africa, the launch of a 5-star game lodge, as well as preparations and troubleshooting for Y2K for the worlds? largest interactive games company in London.
 
A Fellow with AHRI and member of the Golden Key Society, Paula can be found fund-raising for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, volunteering for Lort Smith Animal Hospital, lecturing in HR,  or travelling to new and exciting places in her spare time.  She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Craig, and adopted cat, Chow.

 

 
 
Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD

Director, Business-Corporate

 

Managing Director Roberts Gray Pty Ltd
Senior Partner Roberts Gray Lawyers
Agile commercial law and dynamic international legal advisory

http://www.robertsgray.com.au/

 

Mr Rhys Roberts has rapidly built an international reputation for concise legal advisory to the highest levels of the corporate world.

At age 31 he was already Private Senior Legal Counsel to Australia?s wealthiest families. Mr Roberts quickly developed a reputation for trusted relationships, sharp analysis and solid advisory.

He has never lost a legal case.
Some years later, Mr Roberts and his elite staff now provide legal advisory and counsel to Australia?s wealthiest families, protecting family assets and investments across many continents.
His business networks extend throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Israel.
Mr Roberts? advisory extends throughout dispute resolution, real estate and property development, family law, banking and finance, intellectual property, wills and estates.

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GDF Advisory Board of Directors


 
Mr. Jean-Christophe BAS
Founder, The Global Compass
Previously:
* Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe.
* Deputy Director Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations secretariat of the Alliance of Civilizations in New York (www.unaoc.org). The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and, in the process, to help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.  
 
Jean-Christophe is the author of L'EUROPE A LA CARTE ( Editions du Cherche-Midi), a book of reflections on Europe published at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, with contributions of the UN Secretary General, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, the CEO of Euronews and seventy prominent leaders from around the World.    
 
From 1999 to 2008, Jean-Christophe served as Development Policy Dialogue Manager at the World Bank and set up innovative mechanisms of strategic dialogue  between the World Bank and key constituencies around the World on Development and Poverty eradication challenges.
 

 
 
Mr. Effenus Henderson
President and CEO, HenderWorks, Inc.  
Retired Chief Diversity Officer - Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington, USA

Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. (www.henderworks.com) and Co-Founder of Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (www.i4sdi.org ). He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013.  In this role he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He has over 40 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise.  He has provided advisory support on diversity to the US Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.  His background includes development of diversity and inclusion change agendas, formation and oversight of employee resource groups, and training and skill building workshops.
 

 
 
Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD

 

Managing Director Roberts Gray Pty Ltd
Senior Partner Roberts Gray Lawyers
Agile commercial law and dynamic international legal advisory

http://www.robertsgray.com.au/

 

Mr Rhys Roberts has rapidly built an international reputation for concise legal advisory to the highest levels of the corporate world.

At age 31 he was already Private Senior Legal Counsel to Australia’s wealthiest families. Mr Roberts quickly developed a reputation for trusted relationships, sharp analysis and solid advisory.

He has never lost a legal case.
Some years later, Mr Roberts and his elite staff now provide legal advisory and counsel to Australia’s wealthiest families, protecting family assets and investments across many continents.
His business networks extend throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Israel.
Mr Roberts’ advisory extends throughout dispute resolution, real estate and property development, family law, banking and finance, intellectual property, wills and estates.

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Prof. (Dr.) Subhash Chandra Associate Professor.(Hon.)
Intercultural Open University (IOU),Nl

http://globalpeacefoundation.org/index.php


GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony in India,
http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

Mission: To promote Global Culture of Peace & Harmony through
Peace & Harmonious Education and Transformational Leadership


Presently:


Education:

  • Ph.D. - Doctorate of Philosophy in’ Peace Education & Human Development Management from Inter-cultural Open University (IOU), Opeinde, NL.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ecology & Environment from I.I.E.E New Delhi, India.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in 'Industrial Engineering ', from NIBM, Sri Lanka


 
     

Prof.Dr.Abdelmadjid Amrani (Philosopher)
Batna University, Lab of Dialogue between Civilizations

http://www.amrani-lab-aocd.org/

 

Professor of Philosophy since 1998

DEGREES :         

  • Baccalauréat :1976, Lettre and Human Sciences Blida, Algeria
  • BA Philosophy :1981,University of Algiers
  • M.Litt:1986, University of Glasgow G.B
  • Ph.D :1990, University of Glasgow G B

Jobs and responsibilities

  • Honored with recognition by the university of Batna.June 25,2014.
  • Award/ Gusi Peace Price International/ Laureate/November 27,2013 Manila, Philippines.
  • Man of The Year 2011 for Algeria (ABI) web//www.abiworldwide.com
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities , University of Batna : 1999-2010.
  • Director of  Laboratory Research of Dialogue Between Civilizations and Globalization, since 2003.
  • Member of the High Council for the Arabic Language, Algiers : 1998-2003
  • President of the committee  scientific research Dept of Political Science . university of Batna : 1992-1999.
  • President of a research project on “the Future of Civilization Between Conflict and Dialogue”, 2005-2008.
  • President of a research project on “The end of Philosophy and the Beginning of Modern History”, 1998-2001.
  • Member in the Arabic Philosophy Society : Jordan 1995-2000.
  • Member of Chinese Philosophy Society : 2007-2010.
  • Member in the Sartre’s Philosophy Society for the North America 1997-2000.
  • Full Professor  in Political philosophy , University of Batna since 1998.
  • Lecturer in Political Philosophy, University of Batna:1991-1994.
  • Assistant teacher in Human Sciences, University of Batna 1998-1991.
  • Proposed as UNESCO Chair of Philosophy , 2010 , Batna University.

 

 
 
     

Dr. Ilija Najdovski PhD

 

Ilija Najdovski completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in 2006 at RMIT University in the field of Nanotechnology (major in chemistry) and a First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry researching gold nanoparticles in sensing the following year. Following his honours, Ilija completed his PhD in materials science focusing on electrochemical fabrication of metallic micro- and nanostructures and their applications in catalysis and sensing with results published in international journals. Ilija has experience within both academia and industry; working for an international biotechnology company and at RMIT University where he supervises post-graduate students, lectures in batteries, supercapacitors and assists with hydrogen fuel cell research. He is interested in future technological advancements in the fields of renewable energy and medical devices. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.


“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed” - Albert Einstein

 

 

 
 
     

Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski

 

Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski is trained as a medical doctor in his native Macedonia. He worked as a medical doctor in Macedonia and in Australia.
 
He is the founder of Global Dialogue Foundation and various other organizations in Australia and abroad through which he expresses over 20 years of active humanitarian and philanthropic work. Working in this area, Dr. Najdovski developed a model with 3 major sectors for modernizing, transforming, remodeling and strengthening the global governance through UN systems. The model incorporates an "organized" civil sector on local, regional and global levels. Through dialogue and citizen diplomacy, which was widely used by Dr. Najdovski, it will help strengthen and pave paths for developing law and order in the wider community, coming from the needs of ordinary citizens, faiths, cultures and civilizations in years to come.
 
Using "Dialogue" as a means towards the future, Dr Najdovski's work aims at building pathways and increased awareness for cooperation and dialogue among humans, nations, cultures, civilizations, religions, science and religion, also building bridges for cooperation, understanding and friendship. Also, working towards a brighter and safer sustainable environment while protecting our planet and opening wide avenues for space exploration and inhabiting space for common good.
 
Dr. Najdovski has researched and written widely on bio-energy and bio- energy therapy over many years. At present, his focus and interest is scientific research and new technologies, particularly in the area of Bio-energy.  He is promoting and initiating dialogue among faith and reason, where Bio-energy/Bio-energy Science will be a 'vehicle' for establishing long-awaited friendly dialogue among science and religion and bringing their thoughts closer for common good. Also, based on his 20+ years research and experience in the bio-energy/healing field, to offer mankind ground breaking/cutting-edge technologies. 

 

 

 
 

Arzumanyan Sofia

“NOOSFERA” was established as Education Support Foundation in 2003. Its activity focuses on working out various educational projects for children and youth. The main project is tolerance education. During 10 years the employees of the foundation created and held educational projects in such areas as art, applied science, business, religions, foreign languages, ecology, children’s charity, ethnography, astronomy etc.

Professional background

Expert in methods of teaching and organizing a teaching process.

Author of the first text-book for Russian Customs “English for Customs”
Author of a number of books on teaching tolerance (Religious culture of the world, World kids’ games, Simulation game “UNESCO” etc)
Author of a book  “Fairy-tails for grown ups” on the basis of Hindu Mahabharata

 

 
 

Elleni Bereded-Samuel

Elleni  was born in Ethiopia. She has focused her life's work on strengthening education, training and employment for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. Elleni is now the Community Engagement Advisor & Coordinator at Victoria University. Her dynamic leadership has resulted in new solutions for community to access and participate in society. From 2005-2011 Elleni has served as the first African Commissioner appointed to the Victorian Multicultural Commission. For six years she has also served as Board of Directors of The Women’s Hospital and chaired the Community Advisory Committee and from 2008 -2011, Elleni has served as the inaugural member of Australian Social Inclusion Board. Elleni is a Director of the SBS Board & member of the Community Engagement Committee.  Recently Elleni was appointed to Wester Health Board of Directors and chair of Cultural Diversity and Community Advisory Committee.

Elleni  was one of the recipients of the VU Vice-Chancellor’s Citations and Award for Outstanding Engagement with Culturally And Linguistically Diverse(CALD) communities in Australia. She also received Victoria’s Premier Awards for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs in Education and Prime Minster International Year of Volunteers Award. Her name has been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.  She is also on 2006 “Who is Who Australian Women” among 4000 remarkable women in Australia. In 2008 Elleni was  selected as one of twelve significant women in Victoria as part of 100 years of women’s suffrage reflection and celebration. Elleni is also participated at the 2020 Summit which brought together some of the best and brightest brain from across the country to tackle the long term strategy for the Nation’s future. In 2008 Elleni won the Diversity@Work Individual Champion Award for Diversity and Inclusion.
Elleni was presented with her award by Sir Bob Geldof

 

 


 
     
Evdoxia Gorgievski
Starting her career in fashion, Evdoxia's experience includes merchandising and retail management.
 
Since having three children and until this year (2009), Evdoxia has been passionately devoted to full-time motherhood. During this time, she has lived with her family in Asia, traveled frequently and has been upgrading her skills through various personal and business development programs.
 
Evdoxia is a distributor of a leading technology in hydrotherapy and is actively working to improve health standards among families and citizens in general.
 

 
     
Elizabeth Najdovski
Elizabeth graduated from legal college in her native Macedonia, where she was employed as a legal representative by one of the largest international trade holding companies.
 
At present, Elizabeth has dedicated her time and passion for alternative, i.e. natural medicine, to studying Herbal Pharmacy and is achieving excellent results.
 
 

 
 

Name: Stanimira Hadjimitova

 

Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation (GPF) was set up in 1995 as NGO in public benefit. There are 2 people working full time and 4 people part time. GPF is an advocacy group for promotion of gender equality in all spheres of the private and social life in Bulgaria, Europe and globally. 

GPF is a member of the European Women’s Lobby and the National Council on Gender Equality to the Council of Ministries of Bulgaria. The main spheres of work are: Development Education and ODA policy; Economic Rights of Women; Political Empowerment of Women; Media and its Role for Overcoming Gender Stereotypes; Roma Women Empowerment; Domestic Violence.

Recent projects

In 2013 GPF started to work on a 3-year project “Minorities Realities in the News” under Call EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/Multi, as a partner of Minorities Rights Group International, UK.  The specific objective of the project is: Journalists serving EU audiences are better equipped with the necessary tools and skills to shape public & decision maker opinions in new ways through achieving high quality, well informed, analytical & sensitive stories concerning the specific development needs, progress & problems of minority & indigenous communities in the global South.  In September 2013 a new project “Support for Empowerment of Women from Northwestern Rural Region of Bulgaria”, financed by the NGO Programme in Bulgaria of the EEA Financial Mechanism will be started. GPF participates in the Working group on next planning period 2014-2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. As a member of the Bulgarian Platform for International Development (BPID), GPF took part in the CONCORD PCD Annual Seminar on January 30-31 2013 and its representative was included in a special TRIALOG Study visit to Brussels with PCD Focus, May 27 – 30, 2013

 

 

 
 

Wajiha Haris
 

Scheherazade Foundation’s mission is to serve children from all backgrounds irrespective of their race, religion or gender through building enduring partnerships with the government, the corporate sector and civil society. Scheherazade endeavors to improve healthcare, promote life saving advancements and sponsor protection of children, and is of the belief that true success comes through sharing of ideas, aspirations, convictions, and problems.
http://www.fundatiascheherazade.ro/about-us/?lang=en

Previous
UNICEF, UNDP and UNHCR. Wajiha has implemented projects with significant impact in Pakistan, Dubai, Czech Republic and Romania (where she currently resides).

Projects successfully completed include raising € 3 million for the complete renovation of the largest children’s hospital in Romania, renovation of a children’s ambulatory section in the city of Constanta which serves a population of 45,000 children around the region. She also raised funds for the renovation and vocational training seminars of a facility that houses abandoned/abused and drug addicted children

 

 
   

Ms. Emeretta Cross
 

1. Cultures & Small Islands Issues
2. Pacific Native and Cultural Heritage Events
3. Pacific Dialogue
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/gdf_project_pacific.html
 

 

 
     
Bill Penrose
Bill has worked in several local organisations such as festival committees, newspaper groups and community centres and has been a shire councillor for over 10 years at various times since 1991, including one year as mayor of the Shire of Nillumbik in Victoria, Australia. His passion is to improve community understanding of local government activities to allow them greater control of their own environment.

He is currently a vice chairman of the Victorian Local Governance Association and is involved with several groups that work with and monitor council activities.

Graduating as an engineer, Bill worked throughout Australia and overseas. This includes two years at Woomera in an international rocket program and two years in England helping design computer telephone exchanges.
 
Bill has worked on computers and satellite systems since 1965 and is experienced in communications, electronics, computers and project management. He is the author of several user and training manuals for satellite base stations and network management systems and has designed and delivered training courses for several projects. He currently is working on a complete web based project for the management, entry and service delivery of a sporting activity.

     

Ordan Andreevski

Director of Australian Outreach - United Macedonian Diaspora
http://www.umdiaspora.org/index.php/en/

 

     
Vincent Chow
Born Malaysia 1955
Migrated to Melbourne in Melbourne 1975
Accountant; Property Developer
Chairperson, Federation of Chinese Association of Victoria
Chairperson, Melbourne Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival Organising Committee
Chairperson, Glen Waverly Chinese New Year & Lantern Festival Organising Committee
President: Chinese Association of Victoria (2002 –2004)
 

     
Ikani Taliai
Ikani migrated to Australia with his family from Tonga in 1980 and finished his secondary schooling in Australia. He went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts. Ikani’s career has included roles in Asset Management, Economic Development and teaching at secondary school level in Tonga. He has also competed professionally for Tonga in athletic events internationally including the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Ikani is actively committed to community development having founded the Tongan Victorian Association Inc (TVA) which actively works towards addressing issues facing Tongan communities in Victoria and Australia. Furthermore, he has been working with leaders of Pacific Island communities in Victoria in establishing a peak body for Australians of Pacific Island heritage. A founding member and driving force behind the United Pasifika Council of Victoria (UPCOV), Ikani is particularly passionate about the interconnect of Pacific diasporic communities in Australia and the Pacific region.

Ikani has led the development of innovative models of engagement and dialogue, not only to highlight the issues faced by Pacific Island communities but to push major initiatives that significantly contributes to Australia's engagement with the Pacific. Ikani founded Ovava Limited, a not-for-profit organization with a Board of high profile individuals to purse this endeavor.
 


   

Aydan Karimli

2012 - Present: Acting Secretary-General
2011 - Present: MP Fuad Muradov Position: Assistant

The “Great Silk Way” International Youth Union was established for the purpose of coordination of activities of youth organizations, as well as representing and protecting common interests of the countries historically located on the silk route. The main objective and scope of activities of the organization is intercultural and interreligious dialogue, globalization issues.
http://gswyouth.org/

Education:
Azerbaijan State Economic University - MBA - International Business

Previous
2011-2012: OGAE Azerbaijan (Official Eurovision Fan Club in Azerbaijan) Position: PR manager, Copywriter.

Volunteer work
2011-2013: Council of Europe - “Youth Peace Ambassadors” project
2009 - Jun 2012: NAYORA (National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan), Member of the International Relations Department

 

 
 

Enisa Murseli-Gjokaj

Founder: Working in NGO sector on Women Empowerment, Youth Development and Leadership, achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Enisa holds a bachelor's degree from the New York College Thessaloniki-Greece, Empire State Collage USA from the department of Political Science in the field of International Relations.

Previous:
Project Coordinator of Drugs, Aids and Prostitution – IOM; Better think than act!  IOM and USAID; “Women in politics” - Robert Schumann Foundation; Women Rights Campaign– Municipality of Tetovo and OSCE; The Women Votes and the Gender Gap- US Embassy Skopje

 


     
Mark Mayes
Mark is currently practicing Chinese medicine in Williamstown and Melbourne, registered with Chinese medicine registration board and is a Victorian committee member of Australian Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Association. He completed his internship at Shu Guan Hospital Shanghai, China and graduated with a double degree from Victoria University in 2008.
 
Since 1996 Mark has been building a solid foundation and reputation as a nationally accredited instructor in internal martial arts (Tai Chi, Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Chuan) and in 2001, 2003 and 2004 won national competitions. His achievements clearly demonstrate his competence, diligence and insightful knowledge in the magnum opus of Chinese medicine.
 

     
Ven. Lobsang Tendar
 
Ven. Lobsang Tendar comes from Kham, Eastern Tibet. Ordained at Dego Samdupling Monastery at the age of 12, Tendar left for Lhasa shortly after. In Lhasa, he joined Gyuto Monastery and trained as a monk for 7 years. In 1989, he made the journey across the Himalayas to join the Tibetan community in India. There, he continued his studies for a further 14 years at Gyuto Monastery in Northern India, specializing in tantric chanting, meditation and butter sculptures and sand mandala.
 
Tendar has participated in interfaith events, chanted for world peace, healed sick children and the elderly, provided guidance to misguided individuals, worked with the Indigenous community and blessed the land and environment of Australia through his sand mandalas, prayers and offerings.
 
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Kevin Meese

Kevin is an Executive Officer of Catholic Mission Melbourne. 
 
Catholic Mission works in partnership with local Church communities in the Majority World.  It provides support through spiritual, pastoral care and building programs. 
 
Catholic Mission works to educate Australians about mission and justice, encouraging engagement with global mission.  It focuses on the development of local Church leadership, and provides support to children of the Majority World. 
 
Education, health care, shelter, food and personal development programs form the basis of our outreach programs. 
 
Kevin Meese's involvement in Catholic Mission stretches over 10 years.  The challenge of engagement with local communities in need form the inspiration for his work, which strives to make real the Gospel message of hope and transformation for all people.
   

 
     
Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn
 
In addition to being the Chief Minister of the St Kilda Hebrew Congregation and past President of the Orthodox Rabbis of Australia and New Zealand, Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn is also a highly gifted cantor and vocal artist of international reputation. He sings and collaborates with some of the world's greatest cantors and choirs on a regular basis.

Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, Rabbi Heilbrunn was a Rabbi and popular Cantor of several large Jewish congregations in South Africa, the North Shore Synagogue (Sydney) and subsequently Chief Minister of the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation. He has enjoyed much success as a Rabbi, Cantor, lecturer, educator and counsellor. Rabbi Heilbrunn has involved himself in all aspects of the Cantorial and Jewish Liturgical art and the promotion of Jewish Synagogue music throughout the Community.

Rabbi Heilbrunn's involvement in Synagogue life dates back to his youth: he was encouraged to take an active role in the services at his Boarding School and later at the Linksfield Senderwood Synagogue. Later he became the Junior Minister (Chazan Sheni) of that Synagogue while at the same directing the Jewish Activities Program at the King David Schools Hostel.
 
Whilst continuing his studies towards Law and Arts degrees, he became a lecturer at the Jewish Students University Program, an institution which had been founded by his fellow Rabbinical students and himself. 

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Mosese Naluwau Koroimata
 
Methodist Church of Fiji & Rotuma - Church Minister/Reverend
 

My name is Mosese Naluwau Koroimata

I?m from Solevu village at Malolo Island, Fiji Island.

I was born 20.05.1986

I?m married with one son.

1992 - 1999  Attending Malolo District School - Grade 1 to Grade 8

2000 - 2002 Attending Ba Provincial High School - Form 3 ? Form 5

2003 - 2004 Attending Fiji National University (Studying Business Management), Part-time in Carrier Management Training System (Studying Certificate and Advance level in Computer Studies).

2005 - 2007 Attending Jansen Bible Institute (Studying Certificate in Theology), Part-time in Service Pro Vocational Studies (Studying Hotel Management and Tailoring).

2010 - 2012 Attending Davuilevu Theological College (Studying Diploma In Theology)

2013 - 2017 At this period I am doing my field studies. After this five year period and I?ll be posted to another part of Fiji to continue my vocation.

   

 
 

Kiran Bali MBE JP

 

Kiran Bali MBE JP has carried out action around interfaith cooperation
and community relations for many years, She was awarded the MBE honour in the UK, and her interfaith efforts have been recognised globally.

She has addressed the UN general assembly on women's empowerment and interfaith dialogue and been the keynote speaker at environmental
conferences as an Ambassador for Climate action.

She brings strength at both a leadership and a grassroots level as a global Hindu interfaith leader

 

 
     
Doug Woodring
Doug was born in California, but has worked in Asia for over 17 years.He is an environmental and technology entrepreneur, as well as a water sports enthusiast. Prior to working with start ups, he created a framework for a global environmental technology fund at Merrill Lynch in 1998.
He is currently working with a variety of renewable energy technologies, including micro wind, wave, and for buildings, living vertical green walls. He is the chairman of the Environmental Committee at the American Chamber in Hong Kong, organizer of two open water swim races, and well connected throughout the region in the areas of the environment and new media technologies. He has a BA from UC Berkeley,an MA in Environmental Economics from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and an MBA from Wharton.


 
   

Mr. Scott Leckie

 

Director and Founder of Displacement Solutions (www.displacementsolutions.org), an organisation dedicated to resolving cases of forced displacement throughout the world, in particular displacement caused by climate change and conflict. In 2009 Scott founded Oneness World (www.onenessworld.org), an institution dedicated to developing alternative forms of global governance grounded in global citizenship. He is also Founder of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE - www.cohre.org), an organisation he headed from 1991-2007. He regularly advises several United Nations agencies and has worked on human rights issues in 65 countries. He was the driving force behind more than 50 international human rights standards, and has published 12 books and over 100 articles and reports on issues including housing rights, economic, social and cultural rights, forced evictions, the right to housing and property restitution for refugees and internally displaced persons and other human rights themes. He frequently lectures and regularly teaches several human rights courses.

 

 
   

Nigel Williamson

Nigel began his career as an animal rescue officer with RSPCA in 1985.
 
Since starting “Nigel's Animal Rescue” in 1991, Nigel has rescued literally thousands of animals and is widely known amongst Victorians.
 
Nigel offers a unique service to the public, to government departments, local councils, real estate agents, emergency services, Victoria Police and wildlife groups.
 
In 2004 fate took a hand in Nigel's affairs and he met his star-cross lover with also a passion for animals. In March 2006, Sharon Rustman and Nigel Williamson got married, sold their respective homes and decided to purchase a 5 acre property in Devon Meadows.
 
Nigel's Animal Rescue business has received a Certificate of Honorable Mention from Australian Wildlife Protection Council. In 1999, Nigel was awarded a Certificate  for excellence in customer relations from Australian Achiever Awards and Melbourne's 3AK radio station.
 

 
   
Fleur Butcher
Fleur grew up in the hills of Perth surrounded by wildlife. From a very early age, she assisted in the care of many species of wildlife as a carer. Her passion for animals and the environment grew from this beautiful bush setting.

Fleur's family were active members of the Darling Range Naturalist club. They spent all their holidays camping in the bush and learning about Australian wildlife.

Fleur has volunteered her spare time to assist wildlife both land and sea. She spent time with the Bunbury dolphin trust, and Underwater World. She has assisted with research on Bottle-nosed dolphins, Humpback whales, and Mahakam River dolphins. She was an active member of west whales attending many whale strandings.

She started her dream job at the Perth zoo 20 years ago. It did not take long to discover her passion for primates, enrichment, training and especially orangutans. In 1996, she followed her passion to Kalimantan where she worked at the Wanariset Reintroduction Centre for 18 months. Fleur was nominated for young Australian of the year for her work with orangutans. Since then, she has been an active supporter and committee member of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation returning frequently to Indonesia with donations and medical supplies. Fleur was a founding member of BOS Australia. In 2007, Fleur put together the successful welding for welfare program which is still ongoing.

She was employed by Zoos Victoria in 2000. Fleur has actively contributed to the formalisation of enrichment and training on the rainforest precinct. She has played an integral part in the development of the new Orangutan Sanctuary at Melbourne Zoo.  She now works on the trail precinct.
 
Fleur specialises in the care and management of Siamangs and Orangutans. 
 

    Mr. Mike Handcock
From a background as a financial planner, senior manager of New Zealand's largest financial institution and Master Wealth Coach for XL Results Foundation, the leading entrepreneur organization in the world Mike Handcock is an innovator, author, musician and professional international speaker and coach. He has written six books including a best seller nominated for self improvement book of the year. His books are available in 6 countries.

 

Mike has spoken and coached more than 30,000 people in twenty countries. He has been called Asia's leading Edu-Tainer and one of the Top Ten Coaches in Asia Pacific. He consistently scores over ten out of ten on the quality of his coaching.

With a background in senior management for a leading corporate, Mike is an entrepreneur. He currently owns no less than five businesses globally and is a board member of SAGE Foundation committed to assisting underprivileged children in India. Mike is a passionate musician with nine albums to his credit and is a life member and master wealth coach of XL Results Foundation now the world's largest entrepreneur network.

 

Rock Your Life- is driven by Mike's passion to assist others to play a bigger game for themselves and the planet through attaining wealth, purpose and to have an extraordinary life, with a social conscience. It is an incredible life shaping experience that combines music, education and philosophy
 

 

 
     
Iliana Schmatelka, MBA
Organization: INTLI, International Leadership Institute
2012 - Present: Founder & Managing Director

Strategic consulting, Business Coaching, Interim and change management, Training and workshops

 

Education: Master of economics University of Economics, Sofia,
Master Diploma, 1. US MBA Diploma (AACSB accredited) 2. EMBA Diploma

Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Executive Academy - Austrian University of Economics, Vienna

Previous:
October 201 - ongoing: Senior Adviser - Mattig Management Partners, Vienna, Austria www.mattig-management.at
August 2011 - ongoing: Freelance senior finance consultant: M27 Finance GmbH, Vienna www.m27.eu
2009 - 2011: General Manager Immorent Slovakia and the Slovakian subsidiaries of S IMMO AG and Immorent AG (more than 20 companies)

 

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Bill Kardamitsis JP

Managing Director / CEO at Atlas Import Export and Trading  

Experienced and Succesful Business Owner and Operator in a range of Industries in Australia

Profound political career,
Member of the "Australian Labour Party"
Candidate for the Federal Electorate Seat of Wills in 1992-1993 with the Australian Labour Party.
Elected Councilor twice in the City of Coburg.
Extensive community involvement (founding member of the Coburg Community Health centre;
Founder and Coordinator of the St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Victoria, Australia;
Representative Member of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Australia.

 

 

 
 
 

Miomir Rajcevic
 
CURRENT OCCUPATIONS:
President of the Media Education Centre, President of the Global-TION, Head of Media Laboratory; Balkan PLUS International Film Festival, Artistic Director; Executive Director of the International Youth Media Summit…

Miomir Rajcevic is Director, Cinematographer and Scriptwriter, working as an author/co-author on serials: At The Edge of Permitted ; The Color of my Life; Author of TV serial for youth PORTRAITS, Author of TV serial TRIPTYCH about young people with handicap... He has more than 35 years of experience in filming and producing 16mm and 35mm films for TV in several hundred projects covering documentaries, educational, theatrical, art and news reports, short and animated films etc., as well as of ENG , Digital and HD productions. Always very much involved in work with young people (Young directors, presenters and actors) specially producing for young people in many serials



 
 

George Salloum
 

President, Radio 3zzz 92.3 FM

I was born in Syria and migrated to Australia in 1974 as a young man

I have studied Aeronautical engineering in Melbourne and worked in that field till about 1985 and after that I have completed various studies in building and architectural studies and started my business in designing  and building various construction projects the business still operating till now.

Married with 2 children’s boys both university graduates.

Since I came to Australia I was involved in community volunteer work which became my passion I have represented the Syrian community in Australia in different ways since early 1980 and currently I am the president of the Syrian Expatriate Association of Victoria, convener of the Syrian broadcasting group at 3zzz radio station, and co convener of the Syrian advisory Group with Chris Pipers from Torque Aid which mainly consist of many NGO and some related government bodies, focusing on the latest crises and the plight of Syrian refugees around the world and trying to build bridges between different sectors of the community to charter a way for long lasting peaceful solution.

In 1989 I was a founding member of Radio 3zzz 92.3 FM, in 1996 I was elected to 3zzz as board member since them my position progressed to secretary of the association and then 2008 I was elected as the president of the association a position which is still current.

In 2009 I was elected as an executive of the NEMBC and that is the federal peak body of community radio stations in Australia and was reelected since to that position representing Victoria.

3ZZZ radio station is the largest ethnic radio station in Australia giving media access to over 80 different community in over seventy languages, it is the result of hardworking grassroots of thousands of members, the dedication of hundreds of volunteers the vision of 3zzz leadership is to promote dialogue understating and value the others contributions. It is indeed a mini united nations of various groups working together to advance the cause of global peace.

We can now be heard in three different ways: 92.3FM, Digital Radio and Live Streaming through the Web. We still have the weeks programs archived on the website. We have also been visited by foreign politicians, several Parliamentarians and hosted different forums related to our industry

 

 

John Smithies

 

Director, Cultural Development Network (appointed December 2005)
John is an arts manager with experience working on policy development and a background of arts programming, specifically in cinema, new media arts, and screen education. He studied at the Tasmanian School of Art, the South Australian School of Art, Monash University and the Academy of Fine Art Karlsruhe, Germany. From 1992, John was Director of the State Film Centre of Victoria leading it through its development as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and was responsible for opening the new public facilities at Federation Square in Melbourne in October 2002. John left ACMI in 2004 and joined CDN in 2005 as Director.  Since then, he has worked with the CDN Board and a highly skilled team to support stronger arts planning within the cultural development activities of local government.

 

 

 

Colin McKinnon-Dodd

 

Colin is Mia Mia Gallery’s founder, as well as its principle artist, educator and curator.

Over the past 15 years, Colin has been a founding member of many Indigenous initiatives throughout Australia including the Aboriginal Actors Corporation, Wadamba Bic, One-Fire Dance Troope and the Aboriginal Arts Development Trust. In addition, he initiated a Community Theatre Diploma Course for Indigenous actors and production designers at the Victorian College of the Arts in response to television and theatrical agents request for more trained Indigenous actors.

Colin is a lecturer in cultural awareness, Indigenous art and education. He has delivered significant performance and visual arts exhibitions as part of the Indigenous component of over 44 festivals and events. He is also a visual artist having exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, Manningham Gallery, Narana Creations and at many group shows both private and public.

Colin has curated collections of significant Indigenous art works for TEAC and many other corporations, councils, shires and private collectors.

He liaises with Indigenous visual artists and the corporate and government sector in both advocacy and commercial transaction activities to achieve the best outcomes for his community. Many Aboriginal people who wish to participate more fully in the visual arts industry consider him their mentor.

Colin actively seeks out opportunities for Indigenous artists to exploit their own imagery on their own terms, enabling income streams that consolidate their longevity in the industry; one that will benefit the artists, their families and their communities.

Whilst setting up the Aboriginal Artists Development Trust, Colin was responsible for the introduction of the Lin Onus Award into the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. The award was given out for an outstanding work by an Indigenous artist aged 30 years and under. Through Colin’s efforts The Peter Brock Foundation sponsored the award for two years and it became not only an integral part of the ceremony but it also acted as a testament to Lin Onus’ legacy.

 

GDF WORLD EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
AFRICA
- North Africa
     

Prof.Dr.Abdelmadjid Amrani (Philosopher)

Batna University, Lab of Dialogue between Civilizations

Algeria

http://www.amrani-lab-aocd.org/

 

Professor of Philosophy since 1998

DEGREES :         

  • Baccalauréat :1976, Lettre and Human Sciences Blida, Algeria
  • BA Philosophy :1981,University of Algiers
  • M.Litt:1986, University of Glasgow G.B
  • Ph.D :1990, University of Glasgow G B

Jobs and responsibilities

  • Honored with recognition by the university of Batna.June 25,2014.
  • Award/ Gusi Peace Price International/ Laureate/November 27,2013 Manila, Philippines.
  • Man of The Year 2011 for Algeria (ABI) web//www.abiworldwide.com
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities , University of Batna : 1999-2010.
  • Director of  Laboratory Research of Dialogue Between Civilizations and Globalization, since 2003.
  • Member of the High Council for the Arabic Language, Algiers : 1998-2003
  • President of the committee  scientific research Dept of Political Science . university of Batna : 1992-1999.
  • President of a research project on “the Future of Civilization Between Conflict and Dialogue”, 2005-2008.
  • President of a research project on “The end of Philosophy and the Beginning of Modern History”, 1998-2001.
  • Member in the Arabic Philosophy Society : Jordan 1995-2000.
  • Member of Chinese Philosophy Society : 2007-2010.
  • Member in the Sartre’s Philosophy Society for the North America 1997-2000.
  • Full Professor  in Political philosophy , University of Batna since 1998.
  • Lecturer in Political Philosophy, University of Batna:1991-1994.
  • Assistant teacher in Human Sciences, University of Batna 1998-1991.
  • Proposed as UNESCO Chair of Philosophy , 2010 , Batna University.


 

- West Africa
 
     
Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi
Nigeria Network of NGO's
Nigeria
http://www.nnngo.org/

Executive Director of Nigeria Network of NGO's, the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Set up: 1992 with over 1000 members. The main area of activities is Networking. www.nnngo.org

Recent project/s - local or international: Raised awareness on Unity in Diversity events of UNAOC in Nigeria.

Previous employer UNICEF, www.unicef.org
As the Global Coordinator, UNICEF Rural Voices of Youth. Oyebisi has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Youth Mentoring, Volunteerism, Poverty, Rural Development, Child Rights, Gender, Education, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the MDGs through the Nigeria Network of NGOs and has also been contributing to the global development space through participation and speaking engagement at various national and global events including advocacy and campaigns which has seen him visiting all continents of the world except the Antarctica.
 

 
 
     

Moses Dooyum Tingir

Rotaract Club of Makurdi Central

Nigeria

 

http://rotaract.org/

Moses is a 27 year old Nigerian who lives in the city of Makurdi, Central Nigeria.

He studied Psychology at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. He went for the mandatory one year national youth service in Kano, North-west Nigeria.

He resides in Makurdi and works for Nature Minds Charity, an NGO that scouts for talented children with the prime aim of helping them realize their full potentials in life. He is deeply involved in community service and he is the President of the Rotaract Club of Makurdi Central; a community-based, humanitarian service organization for young people.

He loves travelling and meeting new people. But mostly, He loves writing articles, and biographies. He also loves helping people in need especially orphans and displaced people.

Mr. Tingir is also involved in research, especially in the areas of addictions, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as peace and conflict resolution.

 

 
 
     

Olabode Babatunde C

Individual member

 

 

 
 
     
Rev. Dr. Benneth Mozie
Unity In Diversity Initiative (UIDI)

 

 
     

Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba
New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation

Nigeria
 

 
 
     
Anumnu Ikenna
Goodwash Foundation for Health and Environmental Protection
Nigeria
 

 
 
     
Valentine Nwankwo

International Sacred College of Bishops and Archbishops

Nigeria
 

 
 
     

Youth For Transparency International

Vera Daniel - National Project Coordinator
Nigeria
 

 
 
     

Prince Goodluck Obi

Global Alert For Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP) and United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria (UNOY)


Prince Goodluck Obi
is the founder and President of Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged, and the President of a Youth network known as United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria.Through the track record of Prince Obi both NGOs had Observer Status with UNFCCC and Special Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC. Prince Obi through his NGO GADYLP had empowered the Less Privileged, the handicapped, the 
Orphans, Vulnerable Children, the poorest of the Poor by providing periodic provisions/paying school fees for the Orphans and indigent citizens. He had initiated regular tree planting among the youths as a means of reducing the effect of Climate Change.


He formed UNOY and GADYLP Green Clubs which plant and nurture the trees.He formed and sustained Climate Change Clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools in Lagos, Owerri, etc. The members of this club plant trees periodically and step down the training on the importance of tree as they were taught by Prince Obi and his working team.



 

 
 
     

Adetola Ojeniyi
African Centre for Development and Research

Nigeria
 

 
 
     

Emmanuel Bako

Youth Life Foundation Of Emmanuel Bako (Yolfeb International)

Nigeria
 

 
     
Dr. Promise Ozuzu
International Youth Council - Nigeria Chapter
Nigeria
 

 
 
     

Ijeoma Obiajunwa-Ajiamah

Markengee Home for orphans and widows
Nigeria

 

My name is Ijeoma Obiajunwa-Ajiamah,

Fellow – Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI RLC) 2016,

A multi award-winning Social Entrepreneur,

Member, International Exchange Alumni,

Member- IRC Abuja,

Nominee, - UN Women Empower Women Global Champion for Change 2016,

Public Speaker,

Event facilitator and

Consultant specializing in Social Entrepreneurship.

 

Ijeoma is the Founder of the Markengee Group (Markengee

Touchinglives International and Markengee Home for

Orphans & Widows.

She is an alumnus of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), and one of the Top 100 Women entrepreneurs in the maiden edition of Cherie

Blair Foundation’s Road to Growth programme. 

We empower women and youths through Capacity

building workshops and trainings. Through our weekly

media rally and annual Community Outreach Programmes

we have touched the lives of thousands of women and

youths who are also passionate be the best that they can be in life.

 

I can be reached through the following links-about.me/ijeomaobiajunwa-ajiamah

https://ng.linkedin.com/in/ijeoma-obiajunwa- ajiamah-3180491b

https://www.facebook.com/markengee

Tweet @Mahowfoundation ,

Instagram @Markengeefoundation

Https://www.touchinglives.digitaledu.today

http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/gdfwcsofnigeria.htm

http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/assembly-members-global

http://touchinglives.mymobileuni.com

 

 
 
     
Markson Ajiamah
Marksenge Nig Ltd
Nigeria
 

 
 
     

Comfort Yubuin - Barrister and Solicitor at Law
Nigeria

 

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators,
  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) practitioner,
  • Gender and child right promoter,
  • Social entrepreneur, 
  • An event (MICE) planner,
  • A Chartered Secretary and Administrator,
  • A trainer on Negotiation, Peace building and Conflict Resolution,
  • A volunteer with organizations including Child Justice Clinic (CJC),
  • A Principal State Council in Taraba State Ministry of Justice.

 

Comfort is a member of some  professional bodies which include the:

  • Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA), 
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, 
  • Association of professional negotiators and mediators(APNM),
  • Institute of Chartered Mediators and Concilators(ICMC),
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

 

She is dedicated to duty and always committed to success in her assignments and can accomplish great tasks without supervision. She has good sense of Emotional Intelligence and relates well with team members.

 

Comfort Yubuin is the founder of COMFORT HUMAN RIGHT FOUNDATION, an NGO engaged in the promotion and protection of the rights of the indigent, particularly women and children. We offer pro-bono legal and para legal services to indigent citizens and victims of abuses, ADR, advocacy, training and seminars, awareness creation, empowerment through capacity building and practical mentoring.
We reach out to the voiceless and those at the grass roots.
We collaborate with both state and non-state actors who are stakeholders in our area of intervention.
We also advocate for inclusive peace processes and conflict resolutions, for a violence-free, united and harmonious society.

 

 
- Middle Africa
 

Jean Paul Brice Affana
Vital Actions for Sustainable Development

Cameroon
 

2008 - Present: Coordinator
Youth and Action Instructor trained by the Ministry of Youth Affairs of Cameroon. His fields of interest and experiences include social development, climate change, sustainable development, intercultural dialogue, peace-building, youth empowerment and development, and human rights.
http://www.actionsvitales.org/

Previous
2011:Focal Point of youth NGOs at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
National Coordinator of MasterPeace in Cameroon
Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network: Youth Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Head of Youth Programs of the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).


 

 
 

Gabi Wambo Laurent

RECAAD

Cameroon

AGE: 36
Work: Social Worker and CSO Leader
Organization: RECAAD-Cameroon
World Field: Human Rights, Peace, Governance and Youth Leadership

 

 
 

Mbingno Fekeme

Fanji Self Help Womens Group

Cameroon
 

 

 
 

Veronica Ngum Ndi

Community Association for Vulnerable Persons (CAVP)

Cameroon

https://cavpsite.wordpress.com/

 

 

Veronica Ngum Ndi is founder of a nonprofit - Community Association for Vulnerable Persons (CAVP) Santa subdivision, Bamenda, North West region Cameroon. She is a woman with disability (Club foot deformity), a volunteer Program Manager at the Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CUAPWD) Bamenda. Has a strong commitment to inclusive development and peace building works, and is passionate about gender issues.  As a peer educator, she was first prize winner as the best peace and tolerance promoter on social media and throughout door sensitizations in #OneCameroon campaign, project with Action Foundation Common Initiative Group (AFCIG), with support from UNAOC. She loves to work with others to create innovative and successful projects and a 2016-2017 Empower Women Global Champion for Change. 

Please follow the link; 

https://www.empowerwomen.org/en/community/stories/2017/06/becoming-an-empower-women-champion-in-action


 

 
 
 

Samuel Nyingcho

Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CUAPWD)
 

 
 

Emilienne Alice Elong
ADES(Association pour le Développement et l'Encadrement Sanitaire)
Psychologist /Secretary

Cameroon

 

I’m Emilienne Alice Elong Kouoh likeable Cameroonian-Central Africa- living in Douala.

I am seasoned entrepreneur Psychologist practicing at the second region military hospital of Douala , Guidant counselor, BSc in private law, former delegate of women empowerment and family, Mentee at Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, human rights educator, member of EQUITAS, OIDD, YALI network, Winner of weekly book prize and Award in “#Inspiring Women, Global online FiresideChat” Program of Alysia SILBERG UN women Empower Global Champion, PROPAM Administrator, cooperate that promotes Clamshells and fight poverty.

I Love imparting knowledge for behavioral changes and help others attain their objectives. I fight for human rights, enjoy organizing and holding seminars, forums, family counselling, diverse individual therapies, workshops in order to help women speak out against gender-based violence and work in entrepreneurial ventures.

I equip myself with a lot of resources through reading, travelling and getting into contact with different cultural settings and exchange platforms.

 

 
- East Africa
     

Peris  Nyambura Muiruri - C.E.O and Founder

World Radiance International

Kenya
http://worldradianceint.org/

Peris Nyambura Muiruri is the founder of World Radiance International and serves as the secretary and C.E.O. At World Radiance International–WRI which is not for profit-making NGO, Peris leads the efforts through a comprehensive strategic leadership in the training of the youth through one of a kind World Radiance International Clubs of Good Governance, sports ,talents and youth Parliament which are designed to increase youth participation in governance and equip them to effectively participate in decision making and assume leadership positions to shape the future of governance, leadership and economic growth and development across the globe. She has served at Chrisco fellowship as a youth leader, Founded Aiming high investment project self help group. She has also worked as a youth Director at Tabibu Ministries and later as the Personal assistant to the C.E.O Tabibu Cures International Ltd. Peris is on admission pursuing BA in Development studies at University of Eastern Africa Baraton. Her media appearance on advocacy include television interview and features on Kenya Television Network  News Dini na Ndoa topic episode (Marriage And Religion) on KIMASOMASO SHOW.
She strongly support Unity in Diversity and culture of peace and coexistence.



 
     
Moses Bwambale Kyamakya

Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA)

Uganda
Executive Director/Founder.

 

RAHA was established in 2007 and has 4 full time Staff and 10 Volunteers. The main area of activities are: Human Rights and Peace, Economic Empowerment, Health and HIV&AIDS.
www.rayofhope-africa.org

Recent project/s:
Carlos Ventura Brazil – St. Paul Kyasenda Partnership
Community Sports competition
Inter School Debate, Painting and Essay Writing Competitions
International Day of Peace event
Village Women self help Groups for Income Generation
Youth effort for community transformation
Stay Safe from HIV&AIDS
Household sanitation for a healthy community
Education for Orphans and war victims
Peace Clubs for School and local communities
MasterPeace Uganda, www.masterpeace.org - Country Coordinator (2009 - present)

Education / Professional background
Msc. Population Studies, Makerere University Kampala
Bsc. Population Studies, Makerere University Kampala
ICT Policy and Strategic Planning, Diplo Foundation
Project Design, Planning and Implementation, Makerere University Kampala
Monitoring and Evaluation, Makerere University Kampala

Previous
Action For Children - Research, M&E Officer (2005 - 2007)


 

 

- South Africa
 
     

Zandile Nkosi
Eneegma

South Africa

 

Zandile is an outspoken, enterprising networking specialist with a proven record in team leadership, training facilitation, project management and creative direction. Demonstrating an analytic mind augmented by an artistic touch, Zandile has the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, top management, vendors, suppliers and investors in coordinating overall project and business related efforts. Her desire to co-create a better world, lasting value and promoting unity in diversity has inspired her involvement in a number of philanthropic activities. Zandile is a co-founder and director at Eneegma Unlocked, a South African based company that provides leadership developmental training, success coaching and wellness consulting.

"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France

 

 
 
     

Rehana Moosajee
Rehana Moosajee Consulting
South Africa

 

http://www.rehanamoosajee.co.za/

Rehana was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Wits University.

She has been a community activist, local government councillor and has now set up her own company to focus on transformation, change and inspiration.

As the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport in the City of Johannesburg she achieved what many deemed to be impossible when she led the team that delivered Africa’s first full bus rapid transit system – Rea Vaya.

Rehana has been invited to and participated in a variety of local and international events focussed on celebrating diversity and deepening authentic connection beyond the superficial. She was a guest of the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University in Mount Abu, Rajasthan India at the “Peace of Mind Retreat” and has also participated in the “Call of the Time” Dialogues and is an advisory member for the Write to God Gauteng project. She has also been a guest of the Turquoise Harmony Institute on an inter-faith / intercultural visit to Turkey. Rehana is a member of the Transformational Leader’s Academy global Circle of Excellence under the auspices of Rock Your Life. She collaborates with the Prem Rawat Foundation focusing on cultivating inner peace.

Rehana is a founding board member of PlayAfrica children’s museum.
In the course of 2014 Rehana has spoken in Leipzig, Germany and Boston, USA.
She has collaborated with Talk Radio 702 to deepen authentic conversation in South Africa.

 

 
 
     

Francisca Dos Santos

Eneegma
South Africa

 

 

 
 
     

Vivienne Abrahams Aliveriotis

South Africa

 

Born and raised in Cape Town, classically trained as a Ballet Dancer, is Founder, Artistic & Creative Director of Art with heArt Africa a non-profit organization.  Its primary focus is on uplifting vulnerable women and children in particular.

A Peace Advocate - processing Peace with school learners, community organizations and promoting Peace through public talks, nationally (she recently spread Peace in conjunction with 16 days of Activism - a campaign against violence & abuse toward Women and Children

A champion for the poor and forgotten

Worked as the Project Manager for the Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market

A crafter, working and facilitating workshops on how to create jewelry with waste materials, a beader who does mural making, and writer of short stories and poet.

 

 

 

AMERICAS

 

- North America
     
Mr. Effenus Henderson
President and CEO, HenderWorks, Inc.  
Retired Chief Diversity Officer - Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington, USA

Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. (www.henderworks.com) and Co-Founder of Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (www.i4sdi.org ). He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013.  In this role he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He has over 40 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise.  He has provided advisory support on diversity to the US Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.  His background includes development of diversity and inclusion change agendas, formation and oversight of employee resource groups, and training and skill building workshops.
 

 

 
     

Ann Olsen Schodde

U.S Center for Citizen Diplomacy & AOS International

United States of America

 

http://centerforcitizendiplomacy.org/                               

Ann Olsen Schodde has held leadership positions in higher education and international non-profit organizations for over 35 years  during which she has consulted or managed educational and international  programs for more than 21 private foundations, professional associations and government agencies, including the Stanley Foundation, World Food Prize Foundation, National Council for International Visitors, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, World Affairs Councils , Sister Cities, USAID, U.S. Departments of State and Education,  and the U.S. Ukraine Foundation. Her work has involved managing and directing educational exchange and technical assistance programs  in Tunisia, Ukraine, Malaysia, the Peoples Republic of China, Russia, France, the Middle East, Japan and Mexico.

Schodde has served on numerous boards and commissions including the National Continuing Education Association,  Association of American Community Colleges, the   Coalition for Citizen Diplomacy, the National Council for International Visitors, now Global Ties and has Chaired the Greater DM Sister Cities Commission. She has testified before Congress on behalf of continuing education and citizen diplomacy, worked with embassy staff from over 60 countries, and garnered financial support from the U.S. government and the private sector for citizen based international programs including the Johnson Foundation, Coca Cola Foundation, American Express, Gallup, and VISA.  In 2007 Schodde founded the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy and currently serves as President Emeritus and Senior Advisor for the Center which is a separate division of Pyxera Global, Washington, D.C. Her most recent article on citizen diplomacy occurred in the 2012 winter issue of the USC Public Diplomacy Journal.    Currently as President of AOS International, she is a frequent  speaker and consultant for non-profit international organizations in the United States and throughout the world.  Concurrently she serves on the boards of CultureAll, TaiInitiative, AEP Project and Hopeful Africa.   Schodde holds a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and M.Ed. from Cornell University.  She resides in Des Moines, Iowa, is married to Dr. Stephen Schodde, J.D. and has three grown children.

 

 
     

Kiran Thawardas
Unity in Diversity Peace Garden
United States of America

 

https://www.facebook.com/UnityInDiversityPeaceGardenAtScarrittBennettCenter

Kiran began to work on the project at age 14, bringing the peace garden project to America, eventually creating the first inaugurated Unity in Diversity Peace Garden in the world at age 17. Thawardas has a great passion in the Unity in Diversity project and its mission with the hope of encouraging intercultural dialogue and understanding around the world and in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Volunteerism plays a great role in his life, being the service coordinator of his school’s National Honor Society and a chair member of his school’s Service Club. Graduating high school in May of 2015, he plans on pursuing a degree and career in engineering.

 

 
     
Dave Rogers -  Director
 

Dave Rogers is the Head Coach and board member of Rock Your Life. Dave became involved with Rock Your Life after being Chairman Mike Handcock’s personal coach in 2005 & 2006, as the brand was being built and strategised. Dave Rogers has an impressive background that includes:

  • An MBA from MacMasters University

  • Being the Asst GM of a large international banks trading arm and personally responsible for a $1.2B portfolio

  • The 2007 Winner of the Singapore Spirit of Enterprise Award

  • The Co-Founder of one of the most significant entrepreneur networks on the planet

  • Being on the founding board of three international charities

 

Dave’s personal development background started as an Asia co -partner of Tony Robbins and has seen Dave personally:

  • Coach entrepreneurs in over 30 countries

  • As the leading entrepreneur coach in Asia between 2005 & 2010

  • A best selling author of two books and numerous DVD programs

  • Having traded real estate in over six countries

  • Having interest as a shareholder in over a dozen businesses spanning around ten countries

  • Well known as an international deal maker, speaker and trainer

www.daverogers.net

 

 

 
     
Lenora Billings-Harris -  Director

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a recognized authority in the areas of inclusion and diversity. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University.

Diversity, inclusion and mitigating bias is a full-time focus for Lenora Billings-Harris. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Lenora partners with clients to help them leverage diversity to increase inclusion, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, community and corporate relations that accelerate bottom-line results.

She has presented to audiences in over 37 countries and six continents. Lenora recently keynoted at the Inclusion Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa and in Tel Aviv, Israel to share best practices with leaders within business, government, education and NGO communities.

Billings-Harris co-authored TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and is the author of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Ed. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Billings-Harris has lead leadership positions with several non-profit organizations.  She is a past president of Win-Win Resolutions with a mission to  reduce bullying, violence and prejudice in schools and communities, and was a founding charter member of the Maricopa County Black Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and past president of the Global Speakers Federation. In 2016 she was the Cavett Award recipient, the highest honor bestowed upon professional speakers in the USA.

Before launching her business in 1986, she held management positions at two Fortune 100 companies, and managed executive development seminars for the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan.    

 

 

- Latin America
     
Aldo Arce
Puerta Joven. Juventud, Cultura y Desarrolloal.
Country: Mexico


 
 

ASIA

 

- South Asia

     

D.R. Kaarthikeyan

Former Director - Central Bureau of Investigation

India


D. R. Kaarthikeyan is a farmer-turned, lawyer-turned, senior police officer-turned, Human Rights activist-turned, promoter of Inter-faith Harmony and environmentalist. He held very high positions in the Government of India including Director General of the National Human Rights Commission, Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force.


He has visited over 120 countries participating in and addressing Conferences relating to various subjects of human welfare including fighting violence, crime and terrorism, and promoting Environment, Human Rights and Inter-faith Harmony.

 

His commendable services have been recognized and honoured by the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations. He was awarded by President of India with Medal for Meritorious Service and Medal for Distinguished Service. 

 

Other honours include Atma Jyoti (Light of the Soul); Delhi Ratna (Jewel of Delhi); Humanitarian Award; Centenarian Paramacharya Award; Rajiv Gandhi Award for Communal Harmony; FOR THE SAKE of HONOUR from many Rotary and prestigious civil society organizations from India and Abroad.

He is currently associated with several organizations promoting spirituality, value based education, health for all, welfare of the rural people and farmers, environment and clean and Renewable Energy. He has edited and published several books and articles on various subjects.

His popular publications include, “Triumph of Truth-The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination-The Investigation” and “Human Rights-Problems and Solutions”. President of India, in recognition of his distinguished service to the Nation, has awarded the title “Padma Shri”, one of the highest National Awards of India.

He constantly travels participating in many events both in India and outside.

A couple of recent noteworthy events in which he was invited to participate and address are –

International Day of Yoga Celebrations at Lisbon, Portugal again and again

On Invitation, he participated in the International Day of Happiness event at the United National Headquarters at New York on 20th March 2016 and addressed an International gathering committed to create a World of Peace, Harmony, Prosperity and Happiness.

Even last week he delivered the Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Commemoration Lecture at the ISRO (Space) Headquarters at Bangalore.

 
     
Maya Shahani
Global Dialogue Foundation
India

Chairperson of SAGE Foundation (www.thesagefoundation.com)
Chairperson of Centre for Management (www.centreformanagement.com)
Trustee of Shahani Trust(www.shahanigroup.com).
Governing Board Member of the HSNC Board (www.hsncb.ac.in)
Founder Trustee of Women's Movement for Peace and Prosperity (www.wmpp.org) under the aegis of Times Foundation (www.timesfoundation.org)
World Wide Wealth Ambassador for XL Nation (www.xlnation.org).
Education Board member of Sadhu Vaswani Mission (www.sadhuvaswani.org) and Priyadarshni Academy (www.priyadarshniacademy.org)
Patron of Cancer Patients Aid Association (www.cpaaindia.org)
Governing Board Member of the Bombay Mothers' and Children Welfare Society (www.bmcws.com)
Chairperson, of the Justice H.K. Chainani Elder's Home.

Maya fulfills her duties with compassion, love and commitment.rate his competence, diligence and insightful knowledge in the magnum opus of Chinese medicine.
 

 
     

Prof. (Dr.) Subhash Chandra

Intercultural Open University (IOU),Nl

India
http://globalpeacefoundation.org/index.php


GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony in India,
http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

Mission: To promote Global Culture of Peace & Harmony through
Peace & Harmonious Education and Transformational Leadership


Presently:


Education:

  • Ph.D. - Doctorate of Philosophy in’ Peace Education & Human Development Management from Inter-cultural Open University (IOU), Opeinde, NL.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ecology & Environment from I.I.E.E New Delhi, India.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in 'Industrial Engineering ', from NIBM, Sri Lanka


 
     

Kush Kalra

India

 

Law Graduate from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India and have done his under graduate specialization in human rights. He has written many articles which are published in national and international Journals of repute. Currently he is practicing in Delhi High Court. He believes that education can bring big difference to improve our lives. He also believes in Justice Krishna Iyer sayings “Something was dead in all of us, what was dead is hope and positivity”.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Regional Finalist (Punjab) of International Climate Champions, 2009 Organised by British Council & Teri.  
  • Finalist Social Work (India), of Global Scholar-Education world 2009, Young Achievers Awards.
  • Winner Green Apple Award for Environment, 2010
  • Winner Karmaveer Puruskar for Human Rights Initiatives, 2010
  • Recipient of Kamla Chowdhry Fellowship from Centre for Science and Environemnt, June, 2011  
  • Regional Finalist, 2011 Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards, an Apeejay Surrendra Group Centenary Initiative 
  • Attained the Gold Standard of the International Award for Young People, The Duke of Edinburgh , Dated 1-11-2011 
  • Awarded Gandhi Fellowship, 2012
  • Member Indian Youth Delegation to China, 2012 
  • Membership Officer International Bar Association, Student Committee.
  • Attended 3rd UNAOC Summer School organized by University of Aveiro and the Euro-Mediterranean University, which was held in Coimbra, Portugal from 5 to 12 August, 2012.    
  • Record Holder for Most Human Rights Awareness Programs (India Book of Records) May, 10, 2012   
  • Record Holder for Most Books on Law Published in a Year (Single Author), 20 September, 2013 (India Book of Records)  
  • Recipient of National Youth Award, 2012-13
  • Record Holder for Most Books on Law Published in a Year (Single Author), Worldrecordsindia.com


Graduated (B.A.  LL.B (Hons.)  from  Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab Percentage Secured in Graduation:  67%


 
 
     
Jayam Charitable Trust (JCT)
M.Muthukrishnan Artist
India

 
 
     
Individual member
Praveena Nair
India

 
     

Abhishek Thakore

The Blue Ribbon Movement
India


Abhishek has been in social change since last 14 years now, starting with The Blue Ribbon Movement which he initiated as an 18 year old. Since then, work has involved engaging with UN processes, creating a South Asian movement of young leaders, doing large scale grass root activism in Mumbai (around both Civic Engagement and Gender) and exploring Leadership for Tomorrow.


Abhishek has engaged with UNAoC at the Summer School in Portugal, and then in the consultations in Shanghai. He has also supported the development of VOICE Magazine.


     

Mr. John Anugraha

Global Citizens for Sustainable Development

India


http://www.globalcitizens.org.in/

Mr. John Anugraha is an Education and Development Practitioner. John, as a youth leader and peace activist, was awarded during the UN International Year of Youth in 2010, the Honorary title of Millennium Development Ambassador with due recognition of his services towards achieving Millennium Development Goals and Youth Development by the Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization.

John is an avid traveler and has been sowing the seeds of ‘global citizenship’ during his travel all across the globe. John is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD), a not-for-profit organization based in Bangalore, India which focuses on youth leadership and youth empowerment, peace and culture, environment and other social development issues. John also runs the Vedike Eco-Residential School and Global Citizens' Learning Centre  that focuses on education for migrant workers' children and rural to urban migrant communities.

He is the Coordinator of the Asian Citizens Assembly and Founder of inter-generational forums such as China-India Forum, Japan-India Forum, Korea-India Forum and Sri-Lanka India Forum that are actively engaging and empowering young leaders to work towards peace and achieving sustainable development goals.

As the Asia-Pacific representative at the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board from 2008 - 2015, John was actively involved in youth mainstreaming and empowerment strategies, including drafting and lobbying governments to adopt Youth Resolutions. John has also played an important role in planning and implementation of the UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund.

John enjoys his work in social activism and cultural youth exchanges. He teaches children at VEDIKE Eco-residential School, facilitates thematic sessions on issues around leadership, rural and sustainable development for young people. He heads various short-term Study Abroad Programs in India for International universities and experiential learning programs for schools and colleges in Bangalore. He has facilitated programs for universities such as J.F.Oberlin (Japan) and University at Albany (USA) for more than seven years in India.


 
     
Prof. Jyoti Goswami
Auto Functional Green Movement
India

 
     
Mr. Jaideep Kewalramani
Thomson Reuters
India

 
     
Ms. Shibani Belwalkar
Shibani Belwalkar
India

 
     

Mr. Gobind Gurbani

SINDHI ADHIKAR MANCH ASSOCIATION

India

 

Gobind Gurbani is Senior Economist
Presently:
1. Our Organisation has been granted "Special Consultative status with Economic and Social Council UNITED NATIONS"
2. Sr. Vice President of "Rajasthan Swasthya Yog Parisad"
3. Executive Member  "Eye Bank Society of Rajathan " http://ebsr.in/
4. Member American Economic Association   https://www.aeaweb.org/
5. Member Pinkcity Press Club. Jaipur

Education:
1. Masters in Economics from Rajasthan University
2.  Certificate course on  "Corporate Social Responsibility "from CBI (Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries) 
3.Manager Training Programme from Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology - Germany 


 


 
     

Roshani Shenazz Nadirshah

Sparkling Angels Wholeistic Living and Holistic Healing

India


www.sahh444.in

 

Roshani Shenazz is an approved Therapist by the IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine).
She is a best selling Author of her 1st book Angels Speak and is a Wholeistic Living Spiritual Coach, Mentor and Empowerist, who conducts Spiritual Growth Workshops, Seminars, Book Readings, Meditations, Retreats etc., through self Founded, Spiritual Wholeistic Living ™Centre “Sparkling Angels Wholeistic Living & Holistic Healing.”
In the second innings of her inspirational life, Roshani Shenazz conducts Spiritual Growth/Inner Potential Workshops, Seminars, Retreats, Meditations, and Sessions, in India and across the World. Her Angel Soul Therapy Practitioner and other Integrated Healing and Transformational workshops are deep rooted intensive work done at a core level. 
A dynamic 23 years in media and films, where she worked for some of the biggest names in TV and the Indian Film Industry was interrupted by an unfortunate prolonged illness compounded by sheer medical negligence during 2005-2006, which got her temporarily immobilized waist downwards. Financially broke and living with her then 85 years old Father, she later sold her home to repay medical debts. Many other closures of her life, followed thereafter.
What stayed with her were implicit faith, fortitude, courage and determination to rise above it all. Interactions with two faith healers during her seeming illness and later an Angel book from a friend and the Charles Virtue Angel workshop in 2010, made Roshani more cognizant of the intervention of these powerful beings in human lives. Trusting her intuition despite financial obstacles, she quit a dream job to embark on her spiritual journey to enthuse people unveil their own divine potential and recognize the same in others. Transformation followed and still continues with Roshani inspiring many lives across the Globe to live their fullest potential and be inspired and empowered Universal Citizens. 
 
Roshani Shenazz is also the Founder of Meher Roshani Foundation, Mumbai. She has served as a Sr. Faculty – Producing, and is affiliated with The Whistling Woods International, the premium world acclaimed Film School in Mumbai, India. She is also affiliated with Institutions like; The Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management, and the Institutions under the HSNC Board, The Rotary Club (City Chapters), The REX Global Fellowship and  and the REX Speakers Bureau. She is the UN ICongo REX Global Fellow and Karmaveer Bronze and Silver Chakra Awardee; a Member at the – Unity in Diversity World Civil Society (UNAOC) – India Chapter and Global Dialogue Foundation and Mentee at – The Cherie Blaire Foundation, besides many other prestigious associations and collaborations. 

 


 
     
Dr. N.S.Ravishankar
India

Dr. N.S.Ravishankar holds 30yrs of versatile and all round experience in Banking, finance and administration. A deeply committed social worker, Dr. Ravishankar has been rendering selfless meritorious service in the field of rural development, youth welfare programmes and tribal development. He is known both nationally and internationally for his battle against the alarming onslaughts of Environment pollution and problems of tribal people. He has also played a leading role in social, cultural and educational fields and is actively associated with numerous social-cultural organisations in our country. A prolific writer, Dr. Ravishankar has written thought provoking articles in various prestigious news papers, magazines and periodicals on diverse subjects of topical interests. He has participated in numerous conferences and seminars, both national and international, where the papers presented by him promoted intellectual refinement and spiritual enlightenment, there by contributing to world peace.

 
     
Muhammad Asif Noor
Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies
Pakistan
www.ipd.org.pk

Building Bridges through Informed Dialogue,
Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit think tank that aims to provide strength to global peace through dialogue and diplomacy by sharing knowledge, research, analysis and policy development in the areas of, peace-diplomacy, peace-building, conflict resolution, conflict transformation and conflict management.  The main objective is to provide neutral space to stakeholders to share ideas, exchange views, experiences, understanding of the issues through innovative research and practices worldwide.

Eduction:
Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-I-Azam University and another M.A in Pakistan Affairs and Diploma in Peace & Futuristic Studies.

President Community Support Programme (CSP)

Previous:
Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Pakistan’s First Multilingual Magazine, The Diplomatic Insight, www.thediplomaticinsight.com
National Coordinator, Pakistan National Club for United Nations (PNCUN)
President: Community Support Programme(CSP)   (www.csppk.org)
Chief Coordinator, Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association, Pakistan (www.qaualumni.org)
Director, Quaidian Commoners Academy, Pakistan  (www.qcacademy.com.pk)
Board Member, Liberal Forum Pakistan.  (www.lfp.org.pk)
 

 
     

Nadeem Omar
National College of Arts

Pakistan

 

http://www.nca.edu.pk 


 
     

Masood ur Rehman Azhar

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Pakistan

 

http://www.comsats.edu.pk/


 
     

Sidra
University of Sargodha

Pakistan

 

http://uos.edu.pk/


 
 
     

Muhammad Qasim

Broader Middle East and North Africa Association of Young Scientists
Pakistan

 


 
 
     

Tariq Mehmood

Khadim Ul Khalaq Foundation
Pakistan


 
 
     

Hameed ul Mehdi - Executive Director

CDEF
Pakistan


 
- North East Asia
     

Mr. Doug Woodring

Hong Kong, China
 

Doug was born in California, but has worked in Asia for over 17 years. He is an environmental and technology entrepreneur, as well as a water sports enthusiast. Prior to working with start ups, he created a framework for a global environmental technology fund at Merrill Lynch in1998.
He is currently working with a variety of renewable energy technologies,including micro wind, wave, and for buildings, living vertical green walls. He is the chairman of the Environmental Committee at the American Chamber in Hong Kong, organizer of two open water swim races, and well connected throughout the region in the areas of the environment and new media technologies. He has a BA from UC Berkeley,an MA in Environmental Economics from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and an MBA from Wharton

 
   
Matt Wills, Manager - Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Centre, Vietnam
Matt has worked with wildlife insitu and exsitu for the past 11 years. He has worked with all taxa in various institutions around the world, including Whipsnade Wild Animal Park and London Zoo, UK; Sea World, USA; Melbourne Zoo, Australia, and in various institutions through Europe.
Matt holds a degree in Environmental Management and has been actively involved in Conservation in Cambodia and Vietnam for the past 5 years.
In 2006 he produced and coordinated the 1st Wild Animal Husbandry Workshop in Cambodia held at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Matt has been working with Wildlife at Risk (WAR) in Vietnam for the past 14 months. WAR run the only multi-species wildlife rescue centre in Southern Vietnam and are actively involved in combating the fight against illegal wildlife trade, increasing awareness and conducting scientific surveys in Vietnam.
 

 

 

EUROPE

 

- Western Europe
 
     

Mrs. Violaine Hacker, PhD

Common Good Forum
France

2009 - Present: President

The Common Good Forum represents an initiative to bring together experts and practitioners in various fields to reconsider economics and other areas of human enterprise with an emphasis on the common good. This supposes to take into account cultural issues. It aims to empower people to engage in actively re-thinking economic, political and cultural issues for the benefit of the global and local common good. http://www.commongood-forum.org/

Education: Phd in Law and Public Policies, European Studies Department, Sorbonne, summa cum laude. Thesis on the political Identity and the European Integration (Institutionalist analysis of decision-making).
Master, Political Philosophy and Sociology, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lille, Cum laude. Thesis on the building of Political Identity.

Consultant in Project Management: Development/Philanthropy and Public Policy within: Fondation JDB-Ligue contre le Cancer; UFSBD-World Health Collaborative Centre, Afnor (CEN/ISO), SFDO.
2001-2013: Research for: Think tank Lépac, Institut de recherche et formation en géoéconomie (cf. Programme Le Dessous des Cartes sur Arte), CNRS (Institut Communication et Politique), Think Tank Confrontations Europe.
Lecturer: European Law and Public policy, international relations, within: Sorbonne (European Studies Department), Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris; I.E.S.E.G., Ecole supérieure de Commerce ; Université Charles, Prague ; Université du Temps Libre; Institut Communication et Politique)


 

     
Joel Atitsogbe
CO-HABITER

Switzerland

 

1. Personal information:

  • Social Worker, Fachstelle für sexuelle Gesundheit
  • International Co-coordinator, Alliance de la Francophonie pour le Post 2015, la Migration et le Développement
  • Master in Social work – Master in Demography

CO-HABITER is an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which positions itself as a mediator for a "better living together" of multicultural societies. http://www.co-habiter.ch/index.php?lang=en

It intends to involve itself in the promotion of a harmonious and peaceful coexistence of the majority and minority groups in general, and also of established persons and newcomers in the European and Swiss societies in particular.

CO-HABITER works particularly towards this objective through actions establishing intercultural dialogue among the components of the society that will have to live together.

In its commitment, a singular emphasis is put on the young people and their acquisition of intercultural skills.

CO-HABITER also contributes to the National and European debates on issues of living together.

On the extra-European level, it initiates and supports activities which aim at improving knowledge and a better understanding of Africa.

It also participates in the democratization process and development of the continent through various activities.

The organization has national representative in more than 15 countries across Europe and Africa.

Recent projects

  • Swiss civil society for High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, International
  • No Hate Speech Movement, 2012 – 2014, European level
  • Alliance de la Francophonie pour le Post 2015, la Migration et le Développement, international
  • European youth Intercultural dialogue training, 2010, 2011, 2012, Switzerland


 

- Central Europe
 

Iliana Schmatelka, MBA

Vice President - Business / Corporate

INTLI, International Leadership Institute

Austria

2012 - Present: Founder & Managing Director
Strategic consulting, Business Coaching, Interim and change management, Training and workshops

 

Education: Master of economics University of Economics, Sofia,
Master Diploma, 1. US MBA Diploma (AACSB accredited) 2. EMBA Diploma

Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Executive Academy - Austrian University of Economics, Vienna

Previous:
October 201 - ongoing: Senior Adviser - Mattig Management Partners, Vienna, Austria www.mattig-management.at
August 2011 - ongoing: Freelance senior finance consultant: M27 Finance GmbH, Vienna www.m27.eu
2009 - 2011: General Manager Immorent Slovakia and the Slovakian subsidiaries of S IMMO AG and Immorent AG (more than 20 companies)

 

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Michael Wimmer, PhD.

EDUCULT

Austria

2003 - present: Director of EDUCULT, Head of Scientific Research
Priorities: Cultural Policy, Cultural Development, Education Policy, Arts and Cultural Education and Cultural Participation
http://www.educult.at/

Education: Full profile

1988 - 2012: Lecturer - Austrian, European and International Cultural Policy Institute for Political Sciences/Institute for Theatre, Media and Film Sciences
1995 - today: Consultant, International Cultural Policy, Austrian Minister for Culture, UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Commission
1987 - 2003: Director, General Manager, OKS - Austrian Culture Service


 
- Northern Europe
 

Kiran Bali MBE JP

United Kingdom

Kiran Bali MBE JP has carried out action around interfaith cooperation
and community relations for many years, She was awarded the MBE honour in the UK, and her interfaith efforts have been recognised globally.

She has addressed the UN general assembly on women's empowerment and interfaith dialogue and been the keynote speaker at environmental
conferences as an Ambassador for Climate action.

She brings strength at both a leadership and a grassroots level as a global Hindu interfaith leader


 
- South Eastern Europe
 
 

Miomir Rajcevic

Media Education Centre

Serbia

http://www.mediaeducationcentre.eu/eng/
 
CURRENT OCCUPATIONS:
President of the Media Education Centre, President of the Global-TION, Head of Media Laboratory; Balkan PLUS International Film Festival, Artistic Director; Executive Director of the International Youth Media Summit…

Miomir Rajcevic is Director, Cinematographer and Scriptwriter, working as an author/co-author on serials: At The Edge of Permitted ; The Color of my Life; Author of TV serial for youth PORTRAITS, Author of TV serial TRIPTYCH about young people with handicap... He has more than 35 years of experience in filming and producing 16mm and 35mm films for TV in several hundred projects covering documentaries, educational, theatrical, art and news reports, short and animated films etc., as well as of ENG , Digital and HD productions. Always very much involved in work with young people (Young directors, presenters and actors) specially producing for young people in many serials


 
 

Enisa Murseli-Gjokaj

Youth Organisation "Shpresa"

Macedonia

Founder: Working in NGO sector on Women Empowerment, Youth Development and Leadership, achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Enisa holds a bachelor's degree from the New York College Thessaloniki-Greece, Empire State Collage USA from the department of Political Science in the field of International Relations.

Previous:
Project Coordinator of Drugs, Aids and Prostitution – IOM; Better think than act!  IOM and USAID; “Women in politics” - Robert Schumann Foundation; Women Rights Campaign– Municipality of Tetovo and OSCE; The Women Votes and the Gender Gap- US Embassy Skopje


 
 
Ms. Svetlana Siljanoska
Macedonia

Ms. Svetlana holds a Master Degree in International Law from South East European University; her master thesis is focused on women rights. She holds a bachelor degree in Law studies at the Faculty of Law Sciences at South East European University. Over the past decade her work and focus are set in the civil society working for several NGO`s and cooperation with many International Organizations, working successfully on Minority inclusion, Non- Violent and Peaceful Communication, Conflict Resolutions, Cultural Protection and Ethnic diversity, Youth Development and Leadership, Gender Equality. Currently Ms. Svetlana is a team- member, project manager and project coordinator as well as representative of couple NGO`s and also in the Institute for Environment and Health at South East European University. Within
the Institute her work is dedicated on projects related to Energetic and also Environment protection. In her work resume stands one capital project which is construction of the Macedonian Airport, working in the top management. Ms. Sijlanoska, has also substantial number of certificates in additional education in the field of management and transformation of conflicts, international criminal law, European competition law and policy, international public law as well as English and Albanian Language. She has obtained numerous of trainings among which monitoring of expending public budget resources and protection of personal data in combating money laundering. Ms. Svetlana was engaged as representative in conferences and assemblies such as annual assemblies of youth coalitions, conferences for national volunteer strategies, law regulation changes, labor market analysis, energy efficiency (Organized by Governmental Bodies as well as International Organizations: OSCE, UN, EU, USAID, FOOM). She is also a member Macedonian National Youth Council.
In addition to her work as representative she enrolled several networking meetings and strategy planning activities.

 
 

Prof. Dr. Mr. Qashif Bakiu

Macedonia

Holds a PhD of Political Science from Faculty of Low, Sofia University “Sveti Kliment Ohridski” Bulgaria, in the field of Political pluralism-Model of R. Macedonia. He has graduated from University of Sofia with a Master’s degree on Political Science, His Master Thesis was about Political Systems in Macedonia. He is a full time professor of Political Science at the Tetovo State University. His participation on different seminars and conferences, starting from Youth students movements till the civil society international conferences and forum have encouraged him in civil society sector in Macedonia. He has worked also as journalist, news editor in Macedonian national newspaper “Lajm”.
Mr.Bakiu is a co-founder of the Youth Balkan Forum – Sofia, Bulgaria, Founder of the NGO “The hand of Justice”-Skopje, Macedonia, Project manager of NGO “Tolerance”- Struga, Macedonia.

 


 
 

Ismail Aliji

Macedonia

Holds Master of Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution from Sabanci University, Turkey, where he was also holding the position of teaching assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has graduated from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, with a BA degree in International Relations. Mr. Aliji has participated in numerous international conferences and trainings such as non- formal education for human rights, Helsinki Human Rights Committee, Ohrid, Macedonia; School of Tolerance, Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Skopje, Macedonia; Leadership Seminar, Junior Chamber International, Ankara; Model
United Nations Conference with a topic of Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. He was also paper presenter and Macedonian delegate in Students of Turkic- world Congress, Bilkent University, Ankara. Mr. Aliji was president of the Association of Macedonian Students in Ankara; Columnist at web portal Young Macedonians; Trainer for social rights at the Toplum Gönüllüleri Foundation; Project Coordinator in School of Tolerance Project realized in Gostivar, Macedonia and led by Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. Apart from his current job at the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidency of the Republic of Macedonia, he is also interested in promoting social responsibility and teaching conflict resolution with interactive methods.


 
 

Prof. Dr. Mrs. Vlera Ejupi

Macedonia

Holds a PhD of English Literature from South
East European University, where she works as a full time Professor. Mrs.Ejupi is a regular contributor to various Macedonian newspapers and journals. She has participated in numerous international conferences: “First Global International Conference-Europe Inside-Out. Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers”-in Euroacademia, Vienna, as a participant in panel discussions, but also as a co-author of the research paper “The Politicization Of Europe” and she is a member of Euroacademia; Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies, “Nation,Nationality, Nationhood: What`s in a nation”, with the research study `Only me and my culture exist- ethnocentrism as an overcome cultural and political concept in intercultural communication`, in Tirana, Albania; 30 International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, with the research paper “The struggle against Thanatos in the novel `Lady Chatterle`s Lover` by D.H.Lawrence`”, at the University of Porto in Portugal. She has been involved in different research projects in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, as well as trainings, seminars and workshops in different. Apart from her professional background, she is also interested in promoting social responsibility.


 
 

Dzengis Huseini

Macedonia

Holds a Bachelor Degree from Faculty of Arts at Tetovo State University; He is a Project Manager at the Roma NGO “Sonce”. He has worked on several projects for the Roma community in Macedonia organized and covered from The World Bank, Soros, USAID, UNHCR, and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is activist of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. His participation on different seminars and conference home and abroad, makes his more open for international cooperation.


 
 

Dr. Mirjana Maleska

Macedonia

Dr. Mirjana Maleska is a Professor at the Doctoral School of Political Science, University :Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje. She was long time Senior Fellow Researcher at the Institute for Sociological and Political Research, Skopje. From 2001 to 2012 she was a Full Professor of Political Science at the Southeast European University in Tetovo. Her specialties are political system, political parties and ethnic politics. She is the author or editor of a
number of books and numerous articles: ‘Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation’(1997); ‘Macedonian Old-New Issues’(BAN, 2001); ‘What kind of a political system did Macedonia get after the Ohrid Framework Agreement’(2005); ‘Painful Confrontation: Causes and consequences of 2001 deadly conflict’(BAN, 2002); ‘Power-Sharing-A new model of decision-making in the municipalities in Macedonia’(2007);‘Interethnic relations in Macedonia’ in ‘People Centered Analyses’ (2010); Professor Maleska is founder and editor-in chief of New Balkan Politics.


 
 

Stanimira Hadjimitova

Gender Project for Bulgarian Foundation - Director

Bulgaria
http://gender-bg.org/

 

Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation (GPF) was set up in 1995 as NGO in public benefit. There are 2 people working full time and 4 people part time. GPF is an advocacy group for promotion of gender equality in all spheres of the private and social life in Bulgaria, Europe and globally. 

GPF is a member of the European Women’s Lobby and the National Council on Gender Equality to the Council of Ministries of Bulgaria. The main spheres of work are: Development Education and ODA policy; Economic Rights of Women; Political Empowerment of Women; Media and its Role for Overcoming Gender Stereotypes; Roma Women Empowerment; Domestic Violence.

Recent projects

In 2013 GPF started to work on a 3-year project “Minorities Realities in the News” under Call EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/Multi, as a partner of Minorities Rights Group International, UK.  The specific objective of the project is: Journalists serving EU audiences are better equipped with the necessary tools and skills to shape public & decision maker opinions in new ways through achieving high quality, well informed, analytical & sensitive stories concerning the specific development needs, progress & problems of minority & indigenous communities in the global South.  In September 2013 a new project “Support for Empowerment of Women from Northwestern Rural Region of Bulgaria”, financed by the NGO Programme in Bulgaria of the EEA Financial Mechanism will be started. GPF participates in the Working group on next planning period 2014-2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. As a member of the Bulgarian Platform for International Development (BPID), GPF took part in the CONCORD PCD Annual Seminar on January 30-31 2013 and its representative was included in a special TRIALOG Study visit to Brussels with PCD Focus, May 27 – 30, 2013

 


 
- Eastern Europe
 

Wajiha Haris

Romania
Scheherazade Foundation

 

http://www.fundatiascheherazade.ro/en/ 

President and Founder

 

Scheherazade Foundation’s mission is to serve children from all backgrounds irrespective of their race, religion or gender through building enduring partnerships with the government, the corporate sector and civil society. Scheherazade endeavors to improve healthcare, promote life saving advancements and sponsor protection of children, and is of the belief that true success comes through sharing of ideas, aspirations, convictions, and problems.
http://www.fundatiascheherazade.ro/about-us/?lang=en

Previous
UNICEF, UNDP and UNHCR. Wajiha has implemented projects with significant impact in Pakistan, Dubai, Czech Republic and Romania (where she currently resides).

Projects successfully completed include raising € 3 million for the complete renovation of the largest children’s hospital in Romania, renovation of a children’s ambulatory section in the city of Constanta which serves a population of 45,000 children around the region. She also raised funds for the renovation and vocational training seminars of a facility that houses abandoned/abused and drug addicted children


 

EURO-ASIA

 

- Northern Region
 

Arzumanyan Sofia
Russian Federation
Education Support Foundation NOOSFERA


www.fondnoosfera.com


“NOOSFERA” was established as Education Support Foundation in 2003. Its activity focuses on working out various educational projects for children and youth. The main project is tolerance education. During 10 years the employees of the foundation created and held educational projects in such areas as art, applied science, business, religions, foreign languages, ecology, children’s charity, ethnography, astronomy etc.

Professional background

Expert in methods of teaching and organizing a teaching process.

Author of the first text-book for Russian Customs “English for Customs”
Author of a number of books on teaching tolerance (Religious culture of the world, World kids’ games, Simulation game “UNESCO” etc)
Author of a book  “Fairy-tails for grown ups” on the basis of Hindu Mahabharata


 
   

Name: Aydan Karimli
Azerbaijan
Great Silk Way

2012 - Present: Acting Secretary-General
2011 - Present: MP Fuad Muradov Position: Assistant

The “Great Silk Way” International Youth Union was established for the purpose of coordination of activities of youth organizations, as well as representing and protecting common interests of the countries historically located on the silk route. The main objective and scope of activities of the organization is intercultural and interreligious dialogue, globalization issues.
http://gswyouth.org/

Education:
Azerbaijan State Economic University - MBA - International Business

Previous
2011-2012: OGAE Azerbaijan (Official Eurovision Fan Club in Azerbaijan) Position: PR manager, Copywriter.

Volunteer work
2011-2013: Council of Europe - “Youth Peace Ambassadors” project
2009 - Jun 2012: NAYORA (National Assembly of Youth Organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan), Member of the International Relations Department


 

OCEANIA

 

- Australia
   

Peter (Pece) GorgievskI
Australia

Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)


2007 - Current: Chief Executive Coordinator - General
Co-Founder: GDF, Unity in Diversity & Global Shipment.
GDF is a model for the citizen-civil sector in the frame of the UN- to work with all cultures and civilizations; addressing needs, preserving identity, cultural heritage and using dialogue as the instrument for building a peaceful coexistence.
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/
http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/
 
2013 - Current: The OCAM Group P/L
  • OCAM Global Logistics
  • OCAM 4x4 Accessories

2011-14: CL Network Vic Inc. / Whittlesea Community Leadership Network (WCLN) - Founding Vice Chairperson & Secretary. WCLN is a not-for-profit community association working under auspices of the City of Whittlesea, Victoria. It provides leadership training and capacity building via access to resources for community-based organisations and cultural and ethnic groups. WCLN facilitates intercultural dialogue and integration with mainstream society. http://whittleseacln.org.au/

Previous:
2001-2007: Managing Director, DGX - Asia Pacific. 
1999-2001: Vice President, Direct Container Line/NACA Logistics-FE Asia
1992-1999: Direct Container Line, various positions including State Manager.


 
   
Andrew Cass

Australia

 

Since graduating in 1983 with a degree in Accounting, Andrew's professional life has encompassed the provision of financial advice to individuals and businesses of varying size.

In 1994, Andrew established the accounting practice Cambel Cass (Melbourne), to continue and expand his involvement in the finance industry through the provision of a quality and timely advice.

In more recent years Andrew has endeavored to increase his involvement in local community based organizations that require the assistance of professionals without the associated cost.


 
    Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD
Australia

 

Managing Director Roberts Gray Pty Ltd
Senior Partner Roberts Gray Lawyers
Agile commercial law and dynamic international legal advisory

http://www.robertsgray.com.au/

 

 

ACUMEN AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Mr Rhys Roberts has rapidly built an international reputation for concise legal advisory to the highest levels of the corporate world.

 

At age 31 he was already Private Senior Legal Counsel to Australia's wealthiest families. Mr Roberts quickly developed a reputation for trusted relationships, sharp analysis and solid advisory.

 

He has never lost a legal case.

 

Some years later, Mr Roberts and his elite staff now provide legal advisory and counsel to Australia's wealthiest families, protecting family assets and investments across many continents.

 

His business networks extend throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Israel.

 

Mr Roberts' advisory extends throughout dispute resolution, real estate and property development, family law, banking and finance, intellectual property, wills and estates.

While his extensive professional experience covers all aspects of the law, Mr Roberts' experience also extends to Government liaison, tender negotiation, buy side and sell side engagement, and cross cultural networking and introductions.

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Vasan Srinivasan
Australia

- Director, USS Australia Pty Ltd - providing assistance to overseas students. The organisation promotes and facilitates the enrollment of overseas students in Victoria, Australia from around the globe.
 
- President, Federation of Indian Association of Victoria (FIAV) 
o Since FIAV's establishment in 1989, actively participated in its activities
o Former Chairman of Advisory board 
 
- Member - Livingstone Primary School Council: Vermont South - VIC
o Living locally for the past 22 years
o Concerned about the education at primary school council 
 
- Member - Melbourne Lord Mayor's Charitable Funds Grants Committee
o Member of Family Panel since 2003
o Actively involved in Grants & Funding preparation for the family panel
 
- De Attaché - 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games - Indian Contingent

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Mr. Scott Leckie
Australia

 

Director and Founder of Displacement Solutions (www.displacementsolutions.org), an organisation dedicated to resolving cases of forced displacement throughout the world, in particular displacement caused by climate change and conflict. In 2009 Scott founded Oneness World (www.onenessworld.org), an institution dedicated to developing alternative forms of global governance grounded in global citizenship. He is also Founder of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE - www.cohre.org), an organisation he headed from 1991-2007. He regularly advises several United Nations agencies and has worked on human rights issues in 65 countries. He was the driving force behind more than 50 international human rights standards, and has published 12 books and over 100 articles and reports on issues including housing rights, economic, social and cultural rights, forced evictions, the right to housing and property restitution for refugees and internally displaced persons and other human rights themes. He frequently lectures and regularly teaches several human rights courses.


 
   
Carolyn Briggs
Australia
 
Carolyn is an elder of the Boon Wurrung people, who are the traditional owners of the country that starts at the Werribee River and extends east, through part of the city of Melbourne and as far east as Wilson's Promontory.  

Carolyn has devoted most of her working life to advancing the cause of her people and inheriting traditional and customary responsibilities associated with her country, people and culture.

She has been actively involved in significant community development projects, in advocacy, native title, social reform and cultural promotion. She has been involved in negotiating Indigenous Land Use Agreement [under the Native Title Act] and establishing and managing education & support programs at University level.
 

 
   

Ms. Emeretta Cross
Australia

 

1. Cultures & Small Islands Issues
2. Pacific Native and Cultural Heritage Events
3. Pacific Dialogue
http://www.globaldialoguefoundation.org/gdf_project_pacific.html

 
   

Dr. Ilija Najdovski PhD

Australia
 

Ilija Najdovski completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Science in 2006 at RMIT University in the field of Nanotechnology (major in chemistry) and a First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry researching gold nanoparticles in sensing the following year. Following his honours, Ilija completed his PhD in materials science focusing on electrochemical fabrication of metallic micro- and nanostructures and their applications in catalysis and sensing with results published in international journals. Ilija has experience within both academia and industry; working for an international biotechnology company and at RMIT University where he supervises post-graduate students, lectures in batteries, supercapacitors and assists with hydrogen fuel cell research. He is interested in future technological advancements in the fields of renewable energy and medical devices. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.


“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed” - Albert Einstein

 


 
   
Mr. Michael Najdovski
Australia
Biotechnology graduate, currently working as a Microbiologist for one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies in the plasma industry. With a strong interest in genetics and life extension techniques, Michael will be undertaking further studies in the field of Biomolecular principles. Michael is also a strong believer in well-being and disease prevention through proper eating habits and an active lifestyle. He has commenced his further Biotechnology/ Bio-molecular studies. He is co-founder of GDF/GDI, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.

-In my lifetime, I want to see a world where people are treated equally, where people who have give to people who don't, where more capable nations help those less fortunate ones - without a hidden agenda. A world united, without borders, race, religious conflicts and a monetary system that cripples nations and holds back anything that won't profit a certain few insatiable autocrats. We are all the same, when this is realised and we begin to work together as one rather than compete as many, we will achieve advancement beyond our belief.-   


 
- Fiji
   
Mosese Naluwau Koroimata
Fiji

Church Minister/Reverend
My name is Mosese Naluwau Koroimata
I’m from Solevu village at Malolo Island, Fiji Island.
I was born 20.05.1986
I’m married with one son.
1992 – 1999  Attending Malolo District School – Grade 1 to Grade 8
2000 – 2002 Attending Ba Provincial High School – Form 3 – Form 5
2003 – 2004 Attending Fiji National University (Studying Business Management), Part-time in Carrier Management Training System (Studying Certificate and Advance level in Computer Studies).
2005 – 2007 Attending Jansen Bible Institute (Studying Certificate in Theology), Part-time in Service Pro Vocational Studies (Studying Hotel Management and Tailoring).
2010 – 2012 Attending Davuilevu Theological College (Studying Diploma In Theology)
2013 – 2017 At this period I am doing my field studies. After this five year period and I’ll be posted to another part of Fiji to continue my vocation

 
- New Zealand
   

Mr. Mike Handcock

New Zealand

 

From a background as a financial planner, senior manager of New Zealand's largest financial institution and Master Wealth Coach for XL Results Foundation, the leading entrepreneur organization in the world Mike Handcock is an innovator, author, musician and professional international speaker and coach. He has written six books including a best seller nominated for self improvement book of the year. His books are available in 6 countries.

 

Mike has spoken and coached more than 30,000 people in twenty countries. He has been called Asia's leading Edu-Tainer and one of the Top Ten Coaches in Asia Pacific. He consistently scores over ten out of ten on the quality of his coaching.

With a background in senior management for a leading corporate, Mike is an entrepreneur. He currently owns no less than five businesses globally and is a board member of SAGE Foundation committed to assisting underprivileged children in India. Mike is a passionate musician with nine albums to his credit and is a life member and master wealth coach of XL Results Foundation now the world's largest entrepreneur network.

 

Rock Your Life- is driven by Mike's passion to assist others to play a bigger game for themselves and the planet through attaining wealth, purpose and to have an extraordinary life, with a social conscience. It is an incredible life shaping experience that combines music, education and philosophy