Next Generation Leaders

Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas

Nigeria

Dr. Banke-Thomas is an accomplished physician and international health, policy, and development researcher with experience in both public and not-for-profit sectors. As a research fellow at the Centre...

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Peter Klotz

Hungary

Dr. Klotz is a lawyer and anti-corruption expert involved in the planning and implementation of governmental anti-corruption policies in Hungary. He is committed to reducing corruption present in both...

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Phirun Meach

Cambodia

Mr. Meach is an educator with over ten years of experience dedicated to improving the quality of secondary education in Cambodia. He is passionate about empowering students of all ages through the...

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Kimie Morishita

Japan

Ms. Morishita is a business executive eager to generate positive social change in Japan through industrial engagement. She has designed several multi-stakeholder initiatives that brought awareness to...

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Francine Nabintu

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ms. Nabintu is a gender and communications specialist actively working against gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She works to build relationships and connections between...

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Branislav Nešovic

Republic of Kosovo

Mr. Nesovic is a civil society activist committed to fostering constructive and sustainable inter-community relations in Kosovo. Currently, he is working with the largest Serbian civil society...

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Lida Noory

United States of America

Ms. Noory is the senior advisor for Afghanistan in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, she works to advance the human rights of...

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Hafiz Rehmatullah

Pakistan

Mr. Rehmatullah is a human rights activist dedicated to the cessation of human trafficking in Balochistan. He is committed to the support and protection of children, having worked on raising awareness...

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Karambu Ringera

Kenya

Dr. Ringera is the founder and president of International Peace Initiatives, a NGO that aims to create models of sustainable development and peace in Kenya. She also works to empower vulnerable...

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Sergiy Shtukarin

Ukraine

Mr. Shtukarin is a professor and human rights officer committed to the revival of the Donbas region. A civil society activist, Mr. Shtukarin is passionate about the preservation of civil liberties and...

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Ife Smith

Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Smith is a political activist dedicated to increasing the incorporation of youth participation in policy formation and integration. An active member of the National Executive of the Movement for...

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Bashar Sorri

Palestine

Mr. Sorri is a lawyer and youth activist dedicated to encouraging the youth to experience and understanding differences between cultures and customs. He engages students in a democratic environment...

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Mohammed H. AlTarawnh

Jordan

Mr. AlTarawnh is a lawyer and youth activist promoting democratic engagement in Jordan. He works with refugee youth groups in providing them a safe space for political expression while preserving the...

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Veljko Culafic

Serbia

Mr. Culafic is a mining and development specialist with experience working in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) in the mining, logistics, and transportation sectors. He is committed to promoting...

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Irina Gotisan

Republic of Moldova

Ms. Gotisan is an accomplished journalist dedicated to improving the media and public communications environment in her country. She has reported extensively in the past on political topics, including...

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Dmytro Kovalchuk

Ukraine

Mr. Kovalchuk is a business executive eager to make a major contribution to the democratic development of Ukraine. Active in Ukraine’s nascent civil society sector, Mr. Kovalchuk seeks to deepen his...

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Urmo Kubar

Estonia

Mr. Kübar is an experienced civil society leader in Estonia. He is dedicated to promoting more civic activism and public participation, building a supportive environment for civil society...

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Siham J. Mamand

Kurdistan Regional Government - Iraq

Ms. Mamand works in the Kurdistan Regional Government Department of Foreign Affairs. She is passionate about education for young girls and women, especially in the rural parts of her region. Ms....

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Sahana Mishra

India

Ms. Mishra strives for the betterment of Indian rural communities by working for gender equality and justice. She is passionate about creating means of economic empowerment for women in these rural...

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Berivan Orucoglu

Turkey

Ms. Orucoglu is an award-winning journalist. She has worked for various media outlets in Turkey, Europe, and the U.S. covering major news stories of the last decade. Ms. Orucoglu seeks to create a...

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Michael Petric

Canada

Mr. Petric has extensive experience in the defense and security sector as a civilian political advisor to two Canadian Ministers of National Defense and as a uniformed member of the Canadian Armed...

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Konstantin Popkov

Russia

Mr. Popkov has devoted himself to the cause of promoting and developing ethical and innovative young leaders in Russia. He is active in promoting democratic civil society by training young...

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Sonam Tobgay

Kingdom of Bhutan

Mr. Tobgay has served in Bhutan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 18 years where he has acquired extensive diplomatic skills on human rights affairs, development, trade, and health and aid...

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Christina Williams

United States of America

Ms. Williams has extensive experience working with grassroots organizations and ethnic minorities around the world on the rule of law and its importance in creating just societies. She seeks to map...

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Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan

Mr. Abbas is a civil society activist who has gained new insights through his work on inner-city violence in the US for his project in Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas that engages...

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Luciano J. Aimar-Reyes

Mexico

Mr. Aimar-Reyes has an extensive background in working with food banks throughout Latin America on the Board of Directors of the Global Food Banking Network. In connecting to the U.S. transportation...

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George Akhmeteli

Georgia

Mr. Akhmeteli, who is wheel-chaired due to a spinal trauma, is the founder and chairman of the Georgian NGO “Accessible Environment for Everyone,” an organization that advocates the interests of...

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Carlos Fernando Mayorga Garcia

Colombia

Mr. Mayorga is a highly regarded innovator, businessman and entrepreneur who encourages the establishment of sustainable and high impact businesses. With experience in the expansion of innovative...

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Thanh Long Kap

Vietnam

Thanh Long Kap is a creative, enthusiastic, passionate journalist in his country. Following his in-depth work width social media in the United States, he plans to contribute to the development of...

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Marzina Khan

Pakistan

With UNHCR and others, Ms. Khan has worked with programs aimed at compensating for the social, economic and environmental consequences for Pakistani communities caused by the presence of more than 3...

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Batu Kutelia

Georgia

Ambassador Batu Kutelia is a former Georgian Ambassador to the United States and Deputy Secretary of Georgia’s National Security Council. Mr. Kutelia seeks to build a political movement to promote...

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Cedrian Lopez-Bosch Martineau

Mexico

Mr. Lopez-Bosch is a former Director for Latin American and European Financial Issues in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance. His goal is to enhance Mexican participation in international organizations. In...

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Soraya Aziz Souleymane

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ms. Souleymane is a development specialist, working for a Congolese mining company in Kivu province. She wants to foster collaboration among NGOs and key stakeholders advocating for good governance...

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Travis Trammell

United States

Major Trammell served as Troop Commander of Alpha Troop 3rd Squadron 1st Cavalry in Operation Iraqi Freedom and as an instructor in the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point. He is pursuing...

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