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 and the world through partnerships with the private and nonprofit sectors. She has designed several...

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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

Kosovo

Mr. Nesovic is a civil society activist committed to building constructive and sustainable inter-community relations in Kosovo. He has extensive experience in the civil society sector and has worked...

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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, an 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 an educator and human rights professional committed to the revival of the Donbas region. A civil society activist, Mr. Shtukarin is passionate about the preservation of civil...

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Ife Smith

Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Smith is a political activist dedicated to increasing youth political participation in decisionmaking processes through policy formation and integration programs. Ms. Smith is passionate about...

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Bashar Sorri

Palestine

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

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Mohammed H. AlTarawnh

Jordan

Mr. Tarawnh is a lawyer and youth activist promoting democratic engagement in Jordan. He works with refugee youth groups, 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 quality of Moldova’s political environment by becoming a candidate for office. She has reported extensively on political topics,...

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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...

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Urmo Kübar

Estonia

Mr. Kübar is an experienced civil society leader from Estonia. His is dedicated to promoting more civic activism and public participation, and 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’s Department of Foreign Affairs. She is passionate about education for girls and women, especially in rural areas. Her ultimate goal is to...

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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 through...

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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. She seeks to create an online news...

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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 promoting and developing young leaders in Russia. He is active in democratic civil society, training young professionals in responsible and ethical business...

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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 acquired extensive diplomatic skills in human rights, development, trade, and health and aid mobilization. He has...

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Christina Williams

United States of America

Christina Williams is an attorney with a background in human rights advocacy and legal reform. She has extensive experience working on behalf of disadvantaged communities in the United States, Asia,...

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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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Giorgi 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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