United Civilizations - World Civil Society General Assembly

Peter (Pece) Gorgievski – C.E.O & Director-General / Chief Executive Coordinator

Peter is a humankind enthusiast devoted to humanitarian progress. He is a global citizen. Peter’s greatest passion and focus is creating a culture of peace throughout the world. He is co-founder of GDF, Global Shipment and Unity in Diversity.
Brief History:
2007-Current: Global Dialogue Foundation
2013-Current: The OCAM Group P/L
  • OCAM Global Logistics
  • OCAM 4×4 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.
2001-07: Managing Director, DGX-Asia Pacific.  Jointly establishing and developing new companies in several countries.
1999-01: Vice President, Direct Container Line/NACA Logistics-FE Asia, stationed in Hong Kong and Singapore.
1992-99: Direct Container Line-Melbourne, held various positions including State Manager.


Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations                         
Laura Xhaxhiu – Project Manager


– Algeria
Batna University, Lab of Dialogue between Civilizations

Prof.Dr.Abdelmadjid Amrani (Philosopher)

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.


IG Alpbach Armenia
Marine Sargsyan – President

My academic background is in both the Humanities (BA and AM Diplomas in History from the Yerevan State University) and Social Sciences (Public Servant Diploma (equivalent to Master’s Diploma) from the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, and a Human Rights non-degree Diploma from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund (Sweden)).

Since 2006 I have participated in different conferences and training courses, mostly at European universities, institutions, think tanks and other organizations. I am alumna of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) American Institute for Political and Economic Studies (AIPES) academic program (USA). TFAS participants earn academic credits from Georgetown University and become a part of a worldwide network of young leaders. I have undertaken study visits to many European universities, including Ghent University (Belgium), Warsaw University (Poland), St. Petersburg State University (Russia), Charles University (Czech Republic), Coimbra University (Portugal) and The Hague Academy for Local Governance (the Netherlands), and have represented Armenia at various regional and international conferences. In 2010 I was accepted to participate in the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) annual event, and in December 2011, with the permission of the EFA Steering Committee based in Vienna, together with my students and friends I founded the Initiative Group Alpbach in Armenia, which became registered as a non-profit youth organization in the Republic of Armenia in February 2012.


Vasan Srinivasan, Assistant Director General / Director – Cultures, Civilisations & Ethnicity, Global Dialogue Foundation

– 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


Carolyn Briggs 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.

Andrew Cass – Treasurer-General

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.

Mihajlo (Michael) Najdovski – Director

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. Ilija Najdovski PhD Nanotechnology – Director


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

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.

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

Mr. Rhys Roberts FIA MAICD

Director, Business-Corporate


 Mr Rhys Roberts leads Roberts Gray Lawyers (https://www.robertsgray.com.au)

1. Legal Division
The Legal Division focuses on high stakes, superior court, game changing, investigative litigation, including public interest and Government litigation, particularly against Government decisions, often opposed to lawyers acting on behalf of the Government including national and international law firms and lawyers at ASIC. We often act in the most delicate confidential matters where reputational damage and the most significant issues are at play. Appeals to Courts of Appeal and the High Court.

Mr Roberts structures and leads the litigation team, a team effort involving lawyers working with experts, investment advisers, lobbyists and the communications team is integral to the great successes. Roberts Gray Lawyers is a pioneer of Agile Law. Through his invention of Agile Law, Roberts Gray Lawyers has access to 173 legal and non legal experts Australia wide, not readily available anywhere else. The team is currently winning and resolving the largest and most complex litigation matters in Australia. Roberts Gray Lawyers routinely achieves the impossible, winning cases and resolving disputes others claim are impossible.

The division has achieved positive outcomes globally, including the largest settlement results in Australian history for public law government matters, insurance, defamation, banking, personal injury, mining and employment disputes and significant success resolving the hardest fought matters where stakes are high.

2. Government Relations, Lobbying and Strategic Communications Division.
RGL has advised on, and closed, significant inbound cross border transactions for large overseas investment into Australia.

3. Corporate Advisory Division
RGL has advised on major global deals, particularly cross border inbound transactions.

Leaders in Agile Law
Mr Roberts is responsible for the overall direction and growth of RGL, including key client relationships and building international partnerships.

Mr Roberts has been on the board of large international businesses and global charities and has advised and assisted with resolving disputes and closing deals for politicians, business leaders and celebrities in 33 countries.

Mr Roberts graduated from the Harvard University Leadership in Law Firms (LLF) program for senior law firm leaders and completed the program on campus at Harvard Law School in Boston in 2018 and graduated from The Harvard University Advanced Management Program (AMP) with full alumni status of HBS in 2021.

Scott Leckie, Director-Climate Change, Global Dialogue Foundation

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.

Venerable Lobsang Tendar (Tibetan Buddhist Monk), Director-Religion, Faith & Traditional Faiths, Global Dialogue Foundation

Ven. Lobsang Tendar comes from Kham, Eastern Tibet.  Ordained at Dego Samdupling Monastery at the age of 12, Tendar left for Lhasa shortly after where 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 at the Gyuto Tantric University in Northern India, specializing in tantric chanting, meditation and butter sculptures and sand mandala.  


During 30+ years of study and training, Tendar obtained specialty skills certificates in these fields.

Tendar started touring Europe and Australia in early 2000 and 2001 with the monks of Tibet as Chant Master, spreading the message of love compassion and peace.  He returned to Australia in 2002 as a resident and became an Australian citizen shortly after in 2005.  His contributions in Australia are numerous where he is most recognized for his chanting and practice of Tantric Healing. 

Kevin Meese Director – Religion, Faith & Traditional Faiths
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, Director – Religion, Faith & Traditional Faiths, Global Dialogue Foundation

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. 

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.

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.

3ZZZ – Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio
George Silloum – President

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.

Cultural Infusion
Peter Mousaferiadis

Since 1988, Peter has had an extensive career in the arts as a creative director, producer, artistic director, music director, composer and a champion of intercultural understanding. He has established himself as one of Australia’s leading cross cultural directors. Some memorable events include:

  • Producer/Director of the “Australian Christmas Show” in Jinan, China – 21st Dec 2013.
  • Producer/Director of the Interfaith Showcase “Colors of Ugnayan” United Religious South East Asia Conference in Manila, Philippines 10th November, 2013
  • Producer/Creative Director and Composer of the Australia Day Concert, 2004 to 2012.
  • Creative Director and Producer of countless ceremonies including the most recent being the Opening and Closing Ceremony for the UN World Model Games Conference March 2013 in Melbourne.
  • Artistic Director of the Red Earth Arts Festival, WA, 2012.
  • Creative Director of the arts and cultural program and concert “Towards Oneness” for the United Religious South East Asia Conference in KL, Malaysia, October 2011.
  • Creative Director/Producer of the “Beyond Difference” Concert in Manilla, Philippines, for the United Religious Initiative South East Asia Conference, Nov 27, 2010.
  • Producer/Creative Director of the Welcome Concert, Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the United Nations “Advance Global Health” conference, streamed to 250 million people worldwide, 2010.

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.


Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski, Director, Faith, Religion & Science

Dr. Najdovski has researched and written widely on bio-energy science and bio-energy therapy (energy medicine). His work provides scientific substantiation which may be considered necessary for the integration of scientific and spiritual knowledge of humankind.
He trained as a medical doctor in his native Macedonia, and worked as a medical doctor at Warrnambool Base and District Hospital in Victoria, Australia. He now lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia and works with the International Center for Research and Study of Bio-energy. 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.
“Central spiritual need for humans from every religion, faith and traditional faith, including atheists who believe in natural things, are faith prayer/ deep prayer and meditation/ deep transcendental meditation, in which and during which, believers / individuals or collective, are focusing, i.e., observing one bright reality out of many negative/ dark possibilities, and according to quantum physics, they are observers. So these practices are fundamental for human well-being, nature etc. …“ Science, especially Quantum Physics and Religion/Faith, are part of one wholeness and with time they are / and they will form an inseparable wholeness and one unity for the benefit of mankind. So Darwin, Einstein and Genesis will come together as one inseparable unity. The publication “Light” – Second edition update is nothing but a doorway towards a higher level of human and spiritual consciousness, awareness and existence, based on scientific facts …“
– Dr. Vasko M. Najdovski
“ Links (1)(2)(3).

… Science without Religion is Lame , … Religion without Science is Blind…” Albert Einstein

Ordan Andreevski

Director of Australian Outreach – United Macedonian Diaspora


Iliana Schmatelka, MBA
WCS – Deputy Director General
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

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)

Michael Wimmer, PhD.
Organization: EDUCULT

2003 – present: Director of EDUCULT, Head of Scientific Research
Priorities: Cultural Policy, Cultural Development, Education Policy, Arts and Cultural Education and Cultural Participation

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


Aydan Karimli
Organization: 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.

Azerbaijan State Economic University – MBA – International Business


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


Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication(BNNRC)
Rahman AHM Bazlur – Chief Executive Officer


Stanimira Hadjimitova
Organization: Gender Project for Bulgarian Foundation


Position: Director 

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.

Balkan Agency for Sustainable Development – BASD
Anna Lalkovska – Chairperson


WCS Vice President
Country: Cameroon
Emilienne Alice Elong

Organisation: ADES(Association pour le Développement et l’Encadrement Sanitaire)
Psychologist /Secretary

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.

Fanji Self Help Womens Group
Mbingno Fekeme

Jean Paul Brice Affana
Organisation: Vital Actions for Sustainable Development

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.

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).


AGE: 36


Horn Dialogue Foundation
Mohamed Adan

I highly motivated with graduated Degree of International Relations from Addis Ababa University and enthusiastic worker with 10 years’ experience in Local and International NGOs, I also have two Diplomas of Information Technology and Human Resources Management, as well I earned online Certificates from Geneva University at International Organization Management in 2013, and The Changing Global Order from Leiden University 2014.

I am performing individual with demonstrating drive, enthusiasm and initiative, with the ability to work well under pressure, consistently delivering quickly and accurately and able to prioritise to ensure deadlines are met whilst maintaining a high standard of analysis and insight.

I am Co-Founder of Horn Dialogue Foundation [HDF] which is a collaborative, participatory non political, impartial, non-governmental and not for profit Foundation, Which has Difference offices that Registered Different Countries such as Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Turkey, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia, The branches and offices of Horn Dialogue Foundation in Somalia are located in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu and in Hargeisa and Bosaaso.
More info log on http://hdialogue.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Horndialogue


– Egypt
The Egyptian Translators & Linguists’ Association

Hosameldin Mostafa – President

  • Translator, Researcher & Writer
  • President – Egyptian Translators & Linguists’ Association
  • President of The Egyptian League for Translators-
  • National Translation Center of Egypt
  • Chairman of Arab Translators Encyclopedia
  • General Secretary of Egyptian Translators Syndicate

Egyptian translator and researcher. Studied English Literature and Business Administration. Translated many works in different language pairs including Arabic, English, French, Italian and Chinese and supervised many translation projects at international organizations and establishments.

Lecturer specialized in translation arts and sciences with experience extends to more than 20 years. Recently, He is the President of the Egyptian Translators & Linguists’ Association (ETLA) since 2005. ETLA is the first professional NGO in Arab countries founded to support and improve the translation and interpreting professions and foster professional development of individual translators and interpreters.
Researcher specialized in translation, politics, diplomatic and literary issues.

Participated in many conferences and academic events as a translator or researcher. He published various articles and researches in Arabic and other languages concerning translation, languages, literature, politics and diplomacy.

Human Rights Association for Community Development in Assiut
Nasser Ibrahim Aboeloyouen – Chairman

Human Rights Association for Community Development in Assiut, registration number 596/2004 under the umbrella of Ministry of Social Solidarity and Justice, is a non-governmental organization works to promote and protect human rights of Egyptian citizens, especially in Upper Egypt community. The association is concerned about marginalized groups including children, women, youth, and victims of torture and violations of human rights in Egypt. After 7 years of working in the field, the association in 2012 enjoyed the consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Vision: A leading human rights organization for a better future for human rights in Egypt

Mission: A non-governmental organization aims to Applying international standards of human rights, raise community awareness and providing support and assistance to marginalized and vulnerable groups in Upper Egypt through:

Providing advanced mechanisms to raise awareness and educate youth.
Monitoring and documenting women and youth issues.
Applying international standards of human rights in Egypt.
Raising community awareness of democracy and mechanisms of practicing democracy.
Networking with other NGOs to raise awareness of human rights.
Establishing legal clinics to provide support and legal assistance to marginalized and vulnerable groups

The association concerns about all issues related to human rights or marginalized groups, it works in these fields:

Promoting Human Rights and Democracy.
Fighting Corruption.
Women’s Issues.
Children’s Issues

The association is:
A member of Anna Lindh Foundation Network
A member of Plan International Network
A member of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
A member of the United Nations Coalition Against Corruption (UNCAC)


Mosese Naluwau Koroimata

Organisation: 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.


Common Good Forum
Mrs. Violaine Hacker, PhD

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).


Community and Family Aid Foundation
Emmanuel Korsi Senyo Kumedzina – Executive Director

African Centre for Peace Building
Joseph Senyo Kwashie – Executive Director

Hong Kong

Doug Woodring – Director, Environment – Marine

Global Dialogue Foundation
Project Kaisei
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.


Red Cross in Akranes, Iceland
Anna Lára Steindal


Maya Shahani
Organizations: Global Dialogue Foundation & SAGE Foundation

Vice Chairperson – (www.globaldialoguefoundation.org)

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.

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

GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony in India,

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



  • 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

The Blue Ribbon Movement
Abhishek Thakore

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.

Kush Kalra is a 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”.


  • 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

Individual member
Praveena Nair


Institute for Religion and Sustainable Development (IRSAD)
Realino Nurza – Executive Director

Realino earned bachelor degree on social Islam that focus on cross-culture communication study at Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic state University. His master degree was gained in integrated natural resources management under rural and regional development program at Andalas University in West Sumatra.

Since 2008, he held a responsibility as Executive Director of Institute for Religion and Sustainable Development (IRSAD) to actualize a vision of Establishing sustainable society and environment in Indonesia.
As practitioners and intellectual, he has various experiences in various projects such as Emergency response, disaster risk reduction and peace building at various national and International agencies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He also active now on consultant agency as team leader named Konsultan Pemberdayaan to share his development experience with commercial society and promote sustainable development as approach and perspective. In line with his focus, he involved as volunteer to empower youth student on development and social entrepreneurship. Promote young people and involve with social entrepreneur project that bring young people to prepare them self as businessman who oriented to sustainable development.


CRCS-UGM and BPNB Padang


SAL Global Connection & Cooperation ltd
Rosetta Gourgey Pardo – CEO



MetaHybrid project for Peace Security and Global Change
Suhair El Qarra  – Founder


World Radiance International
Peris  Nyambura Muiruri – C.E.O and Founder

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.

Network for Youth Advocacy Kenya
Fredrick Odol  – President

Safedrive Africa Foundation (SDAF)
Isaac Mutashi  – Executive Director

2010 – Present: Founder & Executive Director.
2007 – Present: Humanity for orphan’s widow initiative in Kenya (HOYWIK) Volunteer Associate Director.

2008 – Present: Handweavers Guild of East Africa: Project Manager.

2013 – Present: Founding member of Kenya civil societies Non motorist (NMT) under UNEP-Kenya.

2010 – Date Executive Director, Kenya Road safety ambassador & psychologist in the study of road user behavior among young people and advocating  behavior change to youth pedestrians including teen driving behavior, the dangers of using drugs and alcohol consumption visit www.safedriveafrica.org official facebook fun page www.facebook.com/SafedriveAfricaFoundation,

2007 to Date associate Director at the Program humanity for orphans widow initiative in Kenya (HOYWIK Programs) Volunteer 2008 to Date Project manager at the Handweavers Guild of East Africa, mentoring traumatized traffic affected victims and widows to overcome their dreams through hand weaving and spinning projects in support of the Bumble bee creative enterprise in Australia since 2009.Currently he’s proud supporter of unity and Diversity in African communities.

He has led & contributed to numerous research evaluating driver training, fleet and Road safety education in schools, advanced methods for drivers, and research to understand the needs of young people to save lives.

In 2010-2012 he was the lead author of an international evidence review of best practice for young drivers in Qatar and Central Asia. Mutashi work has been widely advocating for road safety for unity and diversity in Kenya, rest Africa, in 2013-2014 Central Asia & UAE road safety initiative, he has presented at various international awareness workshop and conferences. Mutashi has also served as a collision investigator attending crash scenes and providing psychological input to emergency crash respond, He has also worked for the UK Government, Department of State, and international Traffic police/forces.

Beside the daily activities, he’s passion is visiting children’s homes and mentoring with them with different skills including playing  football to encourage youth for future generation.


Youth Organisation “Shpresa
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.

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.

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Dr. Mirjana Maleska

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.

Prof. Dr. Mr. Qashif Bakiu

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.

Ms. Svetlana Siljanoska

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.

Ismail Aliji

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

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

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. 


Name: Aldo Arce
Organization: Puerta Joven. Juventud, Cultura y Desarrollo

Moroccan Resident in Qatar

Population Permanent Committee
Dr. El Bachir Mouad

Obtained his PhD in Literature and Human Sciences from the Sidi Med Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Fes, Morocco. He worked as a prof of linguistics at the Ibn Zohr University (Agadir- Morocco), and as a prof of English Language at the Faculty of Juridical, social and economic sciences at Ibn Zohr University. Dr. El Bachir Mouad was also a member of the organizing committee for the Fourth United Nations for the Alliance of Civilizations Forum organized on the period 11-13 December 2011 at Doha (Qatar).


2014: PhD. In Literature and Human Sciences (Specialization: Intercultural Dialogue in International Charts and Declarations)

Sidi Med Ben Abdellah University Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Fes, Morocco

2008-2010: MA in Dialogue of Cultures in the Arabic Islamic Culture

Sidi Med Ben Abdellah University Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Fes, Morocco

2014: Certificate Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy (English Language)

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy   Berlin- Germany

2005- 2006: 1st year in Higher Education, UFR: “Comparative literary studies: postcolonial discourse”

Sidi Med Ben Abdellah University Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences- Fes Saiss, Morocco

2006 – 2007: 1st year of the first cycle,

Al-Karaouine University, Faculty of Islamic Shari’a and Law Fes Saiss-Morocco

2002- 2003: BA in English Literature and Language

Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences. Agadir, Morocco

2000- 2001: Diploma of General University Studies (DEUG) (English)

Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences. Agadir, Morocco

Dr. Elbachir Mouad is now a Translator of the Permanent Population Committee in Qatar, and member of other international centers interested in dialogue among civilizations, cultural relations and cultural diversity. He is also a writer.


SAATH, National Law College and Thames International College
Lachhindra Maharjan, MSW, MA – Associate

Lachhindra is a member, associate and supporter of GDF Unity in Diversity – World Civil Society. He was the only representative from Nepal at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Event and Global Forum in Vienna 2013.

Holds double Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii, USA and in Sociology from Guru Nanak Dev University, India. 

He has worked for several non-profit organizations in Nepal and USA. He was a board member of National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter from 2011 to 2012. 

He is passionate to work for youth leadership development, social and financial education for youth, intercultural understanding, religious freedom, post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding.

Currently, he is associated with SAATH, National Law College and Thames International College, Kathmandu. He also works as Research Consultant for national and international organizations.


Gulf Art Guide
Neil van der Linden                                                http://gulfartguide.com/

New Zealand

Mike Handcock – Senior Director, Global Dialogue Foundation

Administrative Board of Directors

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.

Graziella Thake, Director-Cultures, Civilisations & Ethnicity
Global Dialogue Foundation

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,


Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi
Nigeria Network of NGO’s

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.

Rotaract Club of Makurdi Central
Moses Dooyum Tingir – President

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 addictionsalcohol and drug abuse, as well as peace and conflict resolution.

Global Alert For Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP) and United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria (UNOY)
Prince Goodluck Obi – President/CEO and Project Manager.

Individual member
Olabode Babatunde C

Unity In Diversity Initiative (UIDI)
Rev. Dr. Benneth Mozie – National Chairman CEO 

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation
Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, PhD

Goodwash Foundation for Health and Environmental Protection
Anumnu Ikenna – Program Manager

International Sacred College of Bishops and Archbishops
Valentine Nwankwo – Founder


Global Relief Somali Foundation                                                        
Ibrahim Hassan – Leader


OneVoice Palestine
Samer Makhlouf – Executive Director

Samer is from the West Bank town of Jifna. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Birzeit University in Palestine and has extensive international training in fundraising and non-profit management, including a cultural exchange mentorship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In addition to his work with OneVoice, Samer has 10 years of experience in a broad range of non-profit and business organizations in Palestine. Prior to his post in OVP, Samer served as the head of Ramallah’s Al Kasaba Theater & Cinematheque Programs & Development Department. As a member of the Palestinian Council for Young Political Leaders, he has established a wide network of connection with Palestinian politicians, organizations, and institutes. Samer is also the President of the Jifna Youth Club and the leader/organizer of the Jifna’s Apricot Cultural Festival, one of the largest, most popular and well known festivals in Palestine.

Samer Makhlouf is currently holding the position of the Executive Director of OneVoice Palestine. In this position, Samer oversees the different programs and activities of the movement in Palestine, maintains the strong network of volunteers and activists, and works toward building a coalition of civil society organizations in support of the two-state solution. Through OneVoice, Samer has organized grassroots campaigns, training seminars, and discussion panels throughout the West Bank. He also regularly engages with elected leaders across the political spectrum—both national and local officials—through town hall meetings, which bring together leaders and Palestinian citizens to discuss the issues of the conflict. Under Samer’s leadership, OVP has grown to become the second largest youth movement in Palestine with over 500 core activists in all the governorates of the West Bank. Through OVP’s Youth Leadership Program, these activists are empowered to be young moderate political leaders capable of leading their communities in achieving a comprehensive peace agreement according to the international resolutions through the two-state solution.


Muhammad Asif Noor
Organization: Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies,

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.

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)

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)

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National College of Arts
Nadeem Omar

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Masood ur Rehman Azhar  – Lecturer


University of Sargodha
Sidra – Lecturer

Hameed ul Mehdi – Executive Director

Khadim Ul Khalaq Foundation
Tariq Mehmood – Assistant director

Broader Middle East and North Africa Association of Young Scientists
Muhammad Qasim – President


Empowering The Tribes For Entire Development                              
Datu Lanelio T. Sangcoan – Founding President


North-South Centre – Council of Europe
Miguel Carvalho Da Silva

Graduated in International Relations (Diplôme de Recherche et Etudes Internationales,  INALCO-Sorbonne University, Paris)

Global Education Programme Manager
Coordination of Global Education PEDAGOGICAL support scheme

  • Global Education Guidelines
  • Global Education on-line training course 
  • Global Education & Youth Training for Trainers

(GE Guidelines drafting, revising and translation process;
GE e-learning scheme content creation under the topics of Human Rights Education, Intercultural Dialogue and Democratic Citizenship;
GE training for trainers content creation)


Wajiha Haris
Organization: Scheherazade Foundation

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.

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.

Partnership for Europe Association
Drujinin Victor – President

Russian Federation

Arzumanyan Sofia
Organization: Education Support Foundation NOOSFERA



“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.


Miomir Rajcevic
Organization: Media Education Centre

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.


Atlantic International School School

Irene Manos – Project Coordinator

Solomon Islands

Mary Bollen – President

South Africa

Rehana Moosajee Consulting
Rehana Moosajee

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

Vivienne Abrahams Aliveriotis

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.


Swedish Muslims for Peace & Justice


Joel Atitsogbe
Organization: CO-HABITER

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


Jeunesse Pionnière
Dagbedji Kokou Tinny – Program Officer


Individual member
Meriem Ben Mosbeh 


GISAM, Middle East Technical University, Ankara,
Yesim Capli – Instructor, International Communication and International News 


Moses Bwambale Kyamakya
Organization: Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA)

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.

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

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

Village Care Development Foundation (VCDF)
Kabuye Deo – Director

United Kingdom

WCS Vice President – Religion, Faiths & Traditional Faiths
United Kingdom
Name: 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.


Foundation for International Collaboration
Roger Prentis

United States of America

Mr. Effenus Henderson
President and CEO – HenderWorks, Inc.

Previously, Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington where he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise.  
He has addressed members of the General Assembly of the United Nations on intercultural and interreligious diversity, and also addressed a high level panel of the Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid, Spain in 2008, Istanbul Turkey in 2009 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier this year.

Unity in Diversity Peace Garden
Kiran Thawardas – Project Manager

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.

U.S Center for Citizen Diplomacy & President AOS International
Ann Olsen Schodde – Founder, President Emeritus and Senior Advisor

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.  

Macedonian Arts Council
Pavlina Proevska


Matt Wills, Director, GDF Sanctuary, Global Dialogue Foundation

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.



I was born on 1st September, 1990 at Namwala General Hospital. I` am Christian by religion, Catholic to be specific and an indigenous Zambian, Tonga by tribe. I did my primary grade from 1997 to 2003 at three different schools namely Lubanga Shaboongwe basic school, Simanje Basic School and Chiyobola basic School respectively. The first two are in Namwala district while the latter in Monze district.

Therefore, in 2004 I went to Canisius Secondary School for my junior level. After sitting for my grade 9 examinations in 2005, I passed and was taken into boarding from being a day scholar. 2006 to 2008 was my senior secondary level at the same secondary school owned and managed by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits fathers) in Chikuni Mission.

In 2010, I was accepted at Evelyn Hone College under the Education department to study Social work. Industrial attachments were also done during the holidays for experience purpose. I did my attachments at Chikuni Mission Hospital. After two years down the line on 12th July, 2012 was the graduation day and I was awarded a Diploma in Social work. 

Fortunately in October 2013, I was called to sit for interviews at Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program (CHAMP) as a social worker/ Counselor.  On 1st November, 2012, I started work at a community Learning Center (CLC) managed by CHAMP. The Operations department dealt with the provision of various social services in communities surrounding the CLC, onsite focused group discussions with youths and other most at risk populations.  On the other hand, the Business department had activities that enabled income generation for sustainability purposes of the CLC.

However, the project came to an end in December 2013 and I was offered another job as a Learning Centre Officer/consultancy at the 990 Talkline that provides information, counseling and makes referrals on health and psychosocial services. This was effective1st January, 2014 till date.


The Great Zimbabwe Scenarios Project
Choice Mharidzo-Ndoro – Director

Unity in Diversity – World Civil Society

In collaboration with:
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“…the regional forums in Australia and India, organized by the Global Dialogue Foundation and local partners under the auspices of the Alliance, allowed the Alliance to expand its outreach and significantly develop its footing at grass-roots level.”

Official report of the Secretary-General Ban Ki moon to the UN General Assembly.