Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
Open Doors Center
Batna University, Lab of Dialogue between Civilizations
Jobs and responsibilities
IG Alpbach Armenia
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.
Youth Action for Change
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
Global Dialogue Foundation (GDF)
2007 - Present: Chief Executive Coordinator - General
Co-Founder: GDF, Unity in Diversity & Global Shipment.
GDF is a model for the citizen-civil sector in the frame of the UN- to work with all cultures and civilizations; addressing needs, preserving identity, cultural heritage and using dialogue as the instrument for building a peaceful coexistence.
2011-14: CL Network Vic Inc. / Whittlesea Community Leadership Network (WCLN) - Founding Vice Chairperson & Secretary. WCLN is a not-for-profit community association working under auspices of the City of Whittlesea, Victoria. It provides leadership training and capacity building via access to resources for community-based organisations and cultural and ethnic groups. WCLN facilitates intercultural dialogue and integration with mainstream society, http://www.whittleseacln.org.au/
1999-2001: Vice President, Direct Container Line/NACA Logistics-FE Asia
2001-2007: Managing Director, DGX - Asia Pacific.
1992-1999: Direct Container Line, various positions including State Manager.
Andrew Cass - Treasurer-General, Global Dialogue Foundation
Administrative Board of Directors
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, Global Dialogue Foundation
Administrative Board of Directors
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, Global Dialogue Foundation, Administrative Board of Directors
A graduate in Nanotechnology with Honours in Chemistry in researching a novel pathogenic sensor; Ilija is currently working as a Validation Officer for one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies in the plasma industry. Interested in future technological advancements in the fields of renewable energy and medical devices, Ilija is developing his career within the medical industry with future plans in research & development and he has completed his PhD in Nanotechnology.? 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
Founder - Global Dialogue Foundation
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.
Evdoxia Gorgievski - Director-Family, Global Dialogue Foundation
Starting her career in fashion, Evdoxia's experience includes merchandising and retail management.
Since having three children and until this year (2009), Evdoxia has been passionately devoted to full-time motherhood. During this time, she has lived with her family in Asia, traveled frequently and has been upgrading her skills through various personal and business development programs.
Elizabeth Najdovski - Director-Family, Global Dialogue Foundation
Elizabeth graduated from legal college in her native Macedonia, where she was employed as a legal representative by one of the largest international trade holding companies.
At present, Elizabeth has dedicated her time and passion for alternative, i.e. natural medicine, to studying Herbal Pharmacy and is achieving excellent results.
Mark Mayes, Director - Alternative/Natural Medicine / Traditional Chinese Medicine, Global Dialogue Foundation
Mark is currently practicing Chinese medicine in Williamstown and Melbourne, registered with Chinese medicine registration board and is a Victorian committee member of Australian Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Association. He completed his internship at Shu Guan Hospital Shanghai, China and graduated with a double degree from Victoria University in 2008.
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.
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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.
Fleur Butcher - Director, GDF Sanctuary, Global Dialogue Foundation
Fleur grew up in the hills of Perth surrounded by wildlife. From a very early age, she assisted in the care of many species of wildlife as a carer. Her passion for animals and the environment grew from this beautiful bush setting.
Fleur's family were active members of the Darling Range Naturalist club. They spent all their holidays camping in the bush and learning about Australian wildlife.
Fleur has volunteered her spare time to assist wildlife both land and sea. She spent time with the Bunbury dolphin trust, and Underwater World. She has assisted with research on Bottle-nosed dolphins, Humpback whales, and Mahakam River dolphins. She was an active member of west whales attending many whale strandings.
She started her dream job at the Perth zoo 20 years ago. It did not take long to discover her passion for primates, enrichment, training and especially orangutans. In 1996, she followed her passion to Kalimantan where she worked at the Wanariset Reintroduction Centre for 18 months. Fleur was nominated for young Australian of the year for her work with orangutans. Since then, she has been an active supporter and committee member of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation returning frequently to Indonesia with donations and medical supplies. Fleur was a founding member of BOS Australia. In 2007, Fleur put together the successful welding for welfare program which is still ongoing.
She was employed by Zoos Victoria in 2000. Fleur has actively contributed to the formalisation of enrichment and training on the rainforest precinct. She has played an integral part in the development of the new Orangutan Sanctuary at Melbourne Zoo. She now works on the trail precinct.
Fleur specialises in the care and management of Siamangs and Orangutans.
Raquel Tobar - Director, GDF Sanctuary, Global Dialogue Foundation
Having spent more than 16 years in Santiago, Chile, it was there where she started her approach to conservation, particularly after meeting Mrs. Elba Munoz director of "Centre of Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates Penaflor". The centre rescues and rehabilitates a total of 146 primates of 12 species (basically New World Monkeys). The majority of the monkeys enter with severe conditions after being hunted or taken captive.
Chile has NO native primates, and despite that, so many are seized by the Chilean authorities. Raquel aims supporting this project, among others around the the world.
Nigel Williamson - Director, GDF Sanctuary, Global Dialogue Foundation
Since starting 'Nigel's Animal Rescue' in 1991, Nigel has rescued literally thousands of animals and is widely known amongst Victorians.
Nigel offers a unique service to the public, to government departments, local councils, real estate agents, emergency services, Victoria Police and wildlife groups.
In 2004 fate took a hand in Nigel's affairs and he met his star-cross lover with also a passion for animals. In March 2006, Sharon Rustman and Nigel Williamson got married, sold their respective homes and decided to purchase a 5 acre property in Devon Meadows.
Nigel's Animal Rescue business has received a Certificate of Honorable Mention from Australian Wildlife Protection Council. In 1999, Nigel was awarded a Certificate for excellence in customer relations from Australian Achiever Awards and Melbourne's 3AK radio station.
Bill Penrose, Director - Citizens, Organisations & Community
Global Dialogue Foundation
Bill has worked in several local organisations such as festival committees, newspaper groups and community centres and has been a shire councillor for over 10 years at various times since 1991, including one year as mayor of the Shire of Nillumbik in Victoria, Australia. His passion is to improve community understanding of local government activities to allow them greater control of their own environment.
He is currently a vice chairman of the Victorian Local Governance Association and is involved with several groups that work with and monitor council activities.
Graduating as an engineer, Bill worked throughout Australia and overseas. This includes two years at Woomera in an international rocket program and two years in England helping design computer telephone exchanges.
Bill has worked on computers and satellite systems since 1965 and is experienced in communications, electronics, computers and project management. He is the author of several user and training manuals for satellite base stations and network management systems and has designed and delivered training courses for several projects. He currently is working on a complete web based project for the management, entry and service delivery of a sporting activity.
Born Malaysia 1955
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.
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.
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.
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
Director, Cultural Development Network (appointed December 2005)
Supreme Sikh Council of Australia
At the age of 21, working at administrative roles of different organisations, Harkirat Singh started the Sikh Blood Donation Drive with Australian Red Cross and Sikh Food Donation with Food Bank Vic and travelled all around Australia to get more and more Sikhs to donate blood to serve the humanity and make the Australians aware of the Sikh Identity. With his management and hard work, Sikhs broke the record of most number of Blood donations in one day. He was awarded with a medal by Australian Red Cross Blood Service in 2010 and 2011. He is the Sikh representative in many councils/Govt projects and continuously raises issues related to Sikhs with higher authorities. He along with his team, worked tirelessly for tabling of the 1984 Sikh Genocide petition in Australian Federal Parliament which is a historical event for the Sikh Nation worldwide. He speaks at various Seminars/Functions and works closely with many federal Parliamentarians. He remained the Subeditor of Australian Sikh/ Panjabi magazine-DES PANJAB . He voluntarily runs Panjabi radio show-Virasat and is the Panjabi representative at the Community Radio Federation. He serves as the General Secretary of.
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:
"To promote enduring, daily intercultural cooperation, that celebrates the diversity and skills of the individual and to broker, consult, design and assist projects that lead to sustainable communities and business in Food Security with cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth, its people, its lands and seas and its creatures."
Member: Delhi Journalist Association, New Delhi, India.
Darren has an extensive background in social work and business and has been designing, facilitating and evaluating a vast range of group work practices for over 15 years. After establishing two successful companies in Sydney he spent six years at university studying social work and psychology whilst continuing to work in medical research.
He has since integrated his business and social work skills to design, facilitate and evaluate a variety of group work practices. Darren is dedicated to providing groups for adults and children that incorporate a self help model that encourages people to take ownership in understanding themselves and create their own destiny. He also delivers specialised training to professionals in the community services sector which reflect modern day challenges in client-worker relationships.
Darren established the first anger management program for acquired brain injury clients in Victoria in 2004. The majority of his expertise has been gained from working with high risk clients in secure welfare settings with complex needs through 15 years of industry experience. He now facilitates an extended range of programs mainly through Infoxchange Victoria and NESA (National Employment Services Association) both organisations working in the non for profit sector which cater for more specialised needs within the community sector which focus on individualized practice skill building for clients with complex needs.
3ZZZ - Melbourne Ethnic Community Radio
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.
Finnish Society of Melbourne
Over the years has been invited to present papers on textiles, fibres and design in weaving at conferences in Australia and Europe and the United States of America. Was the sole Australian representative at the International Conference on Linen and Flax in Paris.
Has been consulted by CSIRO and Victorian Government on the production and processing of flax and hemp fibre for textiles and paper production.
Anneli has been instrumental in promoting multi-culturalism through tireless networking through the Victorian Multicultural Commission, The Victorian Ethnic Affairs Department as well as developing and maintaining strong relationships between and within the Scandinavian communities in Victoria and interstate.
United Macedonian Diaspora
Hindu Foundation Australia
SWEP P/L Analytical Laboratories
Sinhala Cultural and Community Services Foundation
Somali Australian Council of Victoria Inc.
Diversity Council Australia
Sovereign Weddings & Events
Macedonian Community Welfare Association
Young African Connection
Macedonian Community Council of Victoria
Sangam Community Association
Islamic Council of Victoria
Australian Somali Welfare Botherhood Association Inc
Hararian Community Association
Horn of African Communities Network
Australian Education and Leadership Centre
Muslim Women Council of Victoria Inc
Australia India Society of Victoria
Lao Australian Society
Australian Armenian Welfare Society
Church of All Nations
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services
LOPIT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (LCAA)
Education: Master of economics University of Economics, Sofia,
Carlson School of Management ? University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Executive Academy - Austrian University of Economics, Vienna
Education: Full profile
1988 - 2012: Lecturer - Austrian, European and International Cultural Policy Institute for Political Sciences/Institute for Theatre, Media and Film Sciences
Great Silk Way
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication(BNNRC)
Gender Project for Bulgarian Foundation
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.
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.
Global Initiative on Psychiatry - Sofia
BulgariaBalkan Agency for Sustainable Development - BASD
Anna Lalkovska - Chairperson
Vital Actions for Sustainable Development
2008 - Present: Coordinator
Fanji Self Help Womens Group
Horn Dialogue Foundation
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.
The Egyptian Translators & Linguists' Association
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.
Human Rights Association for Community Development in Assiut
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:
Methodist Church of Fiji & Rotuma
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
Community and Family Aid Foundation
African Centre for Peace Building
Doug Woodring - Director, Environment - Marine
Global Dialogue Foundation
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
Intercultural Open University (IOU),Nl
Mission: To promote Global Culture of Peace & Harmony through
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?.
ACHIEVEMENTS FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Jayam Charitable Trust (JCT)
The Blue Ribbon Movement
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.
Global Citizens for Sustainable Development
Mr. John Anugraha is an Education and Development Practitioner. John, as a youth leader and peace activist, was awarded during the UN International Year of Youth in 2010, the Honorary title of Millennium Development Ambassador with due recognition of his services towards achieving Millennium Development Goals and Youth Development by the Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Organization.
Auto Functional Green Movement
SINDHI ADHIKAR MANCH ASSOCIATION
Sparkling Angels Wholeistic Living and Holistic Healing
Institute for Religion and Sustainable Development (IRSAD)
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.
CRCS-UGM and BPNB Padang
SAL Global Connection & Cooperation ltd
MetaHybrid project for Peace Security and Global Change
Network for Youth Advocacy Kenya
Safedrive Africa Foundation (SDAF)
2010 - Present: Founder & Executive 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"
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.
Prof. Dr. Mr. Qashif Bakiu
Prof. Dr. Mrs. Vlera Ejupi
Dr. Mirjana Maleska
Orhan has recently graduated from the Public Policy MA programs at Sabanci University, Istanbul- Turkey, also holding the position of teaching and research assistant in the Department of Social Sciences. Graduated from University of Bologna and Sarajevo with a Master?s degree on Human Right and Democracy, holding a BA degree in International Relations and Political Science from State University of New York, Tirana International Program. Spent one year at NYU, New York, through a fellowship from Open Society Institute. Participated in numerous international conferences: UWYC (Oxford), NATO International School (Baku), Education Without Borders (UAE), Cultural Innovators Network, Participative Culture of Remembrance (Belgrade-Sarajevo), Project Management (New York), European Identity and Citizenship (Rome), ViaFoundation Community Leaders (Czech Republic), etc. Involved in different research projects in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, as well as trainings, seminars and workshops in projects related to human rights, dealing with the past, European integration, etc. He has presented in conferences around Europe on hate speech and freedom of speech. He is co-founder and co-director of Liberal Alternative Institute. In LAI, he is the Departmental Chair for human rights, public policy, and historical dialogue and dealing with the past.
Puerta Joven. Juventud, Cultura y Desarrollo
Embassy of Mexico - Beijing
Tanya is currently posted at the Embassy of Mexico in Beijing, as a Third Secretary of the Mexican Foreign Service (2014). From 2010 to 2013, Tanya worked as European Representative of Espacio de Vinculación, A.C. (EVAC), seeking to create new dialogue spaces and professional and education opportunities for youth in the Ibero-American region. She also held different positions with Mexican broadcasting company Televisa, linked to the Telecommunications, Consumer Policy and Emerging Markets Committees at the OECD, as well as with LM Communications, an audiovisual consulting agency based in Paris. She has previously worked in different international public, civic and academic organizations, such as Doctors of the World UK, ImPOWER, the LSE Public Policy Group, the Mexican Delegation to the OECD, the Embassy of France in Malaysia, the Competitiveness Department of the Municipality of Puebla-Mexico, Sistema Integral para la Familia (DIF) and the World Trade Organization. In these different roles, she developed policy analysis, institutional research, coordination, client engagement and logistic functions. She holds a Double MSc in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po-Paris, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from the Ecole Nationale d?Administration, where she specialized in decentralized cooperation in Mexico and in France. Tanya is fully fluent in English, French and Spanish, and a beginner in Chinese and German. Tanya is a Fellow of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank "Leaders of Tomorrow" Program
Moroccan resident in Qatar
Population Permanent Committee
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 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.
Gulf Art Guide
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.
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 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,
Nigeria Network of NGO's
Rotaract Club of Makurdi Central
Moses is a 27 year old Nigerian who lives in the city of Makurdi, Central Nigeria.
He studied Psychology at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria. He went for the mandatory one year national youth service in Kano, North-west Nigeria.
He resides in Makurdi and works for Nature Minds Charity, an NGO that scouts for talented children with the prime aim of helping them realize their full potentials in life. He is deeply involved in community service and he is the President of the Rotaract Club of Makurdi Central; a community-based, humanitarian service organization for young people.
He loves travelling and meeting new people. But mostly, He loves writing articles, and biographies. He also loves helping people in need especially orphans and displaced people.
Mr. Tingir is also involved in research, especially in the areas of addictions, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as peace and conflict resolution.
Unity In Diversity Initiative (UIDI)
New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation
Goodwash Foundation for Health and Environmental Protection
International Sacred College of Bishops and Archbishops
Youth For Transparency International
Global Alert For Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP) and United Nations of Youth Network Nigeria (UNOY)
African Centre for Development and Research
International Youth Council - Nigeria Chapter
Global Relief Somali Foundation
Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies
National College of Arts
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
University of Sargodha
Khadim Ul Khalaq Foundation
Broader Middle East and North Africa Association of Young Scientists
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.
Empowering The Tribes For Entire Development
North-South Centre - Council of Europe
Graduated in International Relations (Diplôme de Recherche et Etudes Internationales, INALCO-Sorbonne University, Paris)
(GE Guidelines drafting, revising and translation process;
Partnership for Europe Association
Education Support Foundation NOOSFERA
Media Education Centre
Atlantic International School
Rehana Moosajee Consulting
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.
Rehana is a founding board member of PlayAfrica children?s museum.
Zandile is an outspoken, enterprising networking specialist with a proven record in team leadership, training facilitation, project management and creative direction. Demonstrating an analytic mind augmented by an artistic touch, Zandile has the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, top management, vendors, suppliers and investors in coordinating overall project and business related efforts. Her desire to co-create a better world, lasting value and promoting unity in diversity has inspired her involvement in a number of philanthropic activities. Zandile is a co-founder and director at Eneegma Unlocked, a South African based company that provides leadership developmental training, success coaching and wellness consulting.
"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France
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
Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice
1. Personal information:
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.
GISAM, Middle East Technical University, Ankara,
Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA)
UgandaVillage Care Development Foundation (VCDF)
Kabuye Deo - Director
UgandaPower Talent Search
James Kaliisa - Public Relations Officer
East African Community Youth Union
United KingdomFoundation for International Collaboration
WCS Vice President - Religion, Faiths & Traditional Faiths
Kiran Bali MBE JP has carried out action around interfaith cooperation
She has addressed the UN general assembly on women's empowerment and interfaith dialogue and been the keynote speaker at environmental
She brings strength at both a leadership and a grassroots level as a
United States of America
Ms. Jou organizes and develops all FAF?s music programming worldwide including international music exchanges, some of which involve dance, theater or other related art forms, its Feel the Music! Project for the families of the victims of 9/11 (2005), the United Cultures Peace (UC Peace), Performing Arts Festival that takes place during the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival in New York City (2012 and 2013). Senator Hillary Clinton (NY), Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (CT) had formally endorsed her work.
United States of America
U.S Center for Citizen Diplomacy & President AOS International
United States of America
Unity in Diversity Peace Garden
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.
United States of America
Macedonian Arts Council
United States of America
United States of America
United States of America
Institute for Peace and Transformational Leadership (I.P.T.L)
United States of America
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
World Civil Society Assembly - Members
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