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Leta received an M. Abosede Alimi Delegate Director, Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Abosede Alimi is a tri-sector leader with over 15 years' experience working across the non-profit, private and public sectors as a development professional.
Abraham Leno Delegate General Manager, American Refugee Committee A former refugee in Guinea, Abraham watched his mother sell her jewelry when there was nothing left to trade just to feed the family.
He and his siblings worked a porters on street corners so that they could have a meal, sometimes making less than a dollar a day.
His relief and development work is inspired by memories of those humble beginnings and the generosity of many others. Through his work he is not only reliving his past experiences but most importantly stimulating others not to just survive but develop and thrive.
As GM for Asili, a social enterprise prioneered by The American Refugee Committee, Abraham facilitates the development and achievement of Asili strategy and cultivates relationships with local actors, investors, and the community at large.
His passion is working with refuggees and development. The findings contribute to a global research initiative on corporate transformation to meet the challenges of the early 21st century. Abrar has recently started a 3-year British Academy Fellowship investigating the ways in which dedicated climate funding, such as the Green Climate Fund, and emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and distributed ledgers, shape climate action in Pakistan and emerging economies.
He works with executives in a variety of contexts, and been involved in number of public sector and private workshops around governance and environment in emerging economies.
He publishes widely in leading academic journals and presents at numerous global conferences. His doctoral research explored organisation and implementation of climate adaptation policy in emerging economies, based on extensive fieldwork in Ghana, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Prior to Oxford, Abrar was a partner in a leading accounting firm in Pakistan.
Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation.
He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr Steiner has served across the United Nations system, looking at global challenges from both a humanitarian and a development perspective.
He led the United Nations Environment Programme , helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy. Main background in strategic policy, spanning year career in the Canadian public service.
Holds Masters degree in public policy and administration, also studied political science and practiced journalism. A Canadian of Haitian origin, Adler enjoys dancing salsa and spending time with his family and twin daughters. From development finance to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development.
A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.
She also worked for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Uganda, and various other agricultural development organizations. Kalibata has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader.
She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
She is an award-winning organizer, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in future of work and family care solutions.
She has been an influential voice in the MeToo movement and participated in the Times Up action at the Golden Globes.
Follow her at aijenpoo. Carries over 25 years of experience in development work spanning grassroots action to top-level NGO coordination.
He played a key role in providing planning, monitoring and evaluation support to several state units of RIM. He conceptualized, designed and anchored the relief and rehabilitation efforts of Tsunami-affected families in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu on behalf of RIM.
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