Susan SilikaMalawi (Org: CAMFED)
Susan Silika is committed to supporting young women in Malawi to achieve economic independence and build their leadership potential. Susan joined CAMFED Malawi as a Finance Manager and later became the Head of Finance. After gaining a deep understanding of CAMFED’s programs, Susan transitioned to Operations and was promoted to Operations Director shortly before assuming her current role as a National Director in 2022. Susan oversees CAMFED’s holistic interventions that serve the education of the most marginalized girls and young women. She works closely with the Ministry of Education – including on academic catch-up programs in the wake of the COVID -19 pandemic – and with CAMFED’s Association of Women Leaders on its governance structures, supporting the network’s activities, and creating an ecosystem in which young women can thrive and become independent and influential. Susan holds a Chartered Management Accounting Qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from at the University of Malawi, Polytechnic, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Institute of Management (ESAMI).
Mohammad AbrarEthiopia (Org: Amref Health Africa)
Mohammed Abrar is a public health professional with over eleven years of experience in humanitarian services, organization and project management, and community development. Mohammed has a Master’s degree in Public Health, and has completed different professional courses in humanitarian works, especially in health, WASH, and nutrition. He is interested in supporting marginalized populations to have equitable access for basic services, especially quality health services. He believes in timely and collective action in response to the plights of marginalized groups, orphans, and vulnerable children through quality intervention, community engagement, and advocacy. He shares the vision of protecting the dignity of human lives and hopes for a just society for all with an emphasis on enhancing the quality of human existence. Mohammed is a public health expert who is proactive about addressing social issues. His engagement and understanding in issues like public health emergency responses to drought and disease outbreaks, gender inequality, poverty, child rights, and climate change resulted in numerous achievements among the communities where he worked.
Jouvens CorantinHaiti (Org: Heifer International)
Jouvens Corantin has seventeen years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He holds a Master’s degree in Control and Audit from the Universite Quisqueya of Haiti. He has worked as a Finance and Administration Director in Heifer International under Heifer International, World Bank, European Union and IDB funding, that helped gather greater understanding in rural development. Previously, Jouvens Corantin worked as a Finance Director with I-TECH, a CDC funded program which provided health mechanisms and systems to alleviate the conditions of those living with HIV/AID and other diseases. Jouvens has also worked as a volunteer for International Child Care and Grace Children Hospital.
Ming Hong ChoiSingapore
An impact-driven professional, Ming Hong Choi has five years of experience in sustainable investing, real estate, socioeconomic development, and youth empowerment. He is a Senior Analyst in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Asia-Pacific Capital Markets Group, where they originate and execute cross-border investment advisory, private capital raising and buy-side advisory for global investors seeking exposure in the Asia-Pacific region. Before this, he worked at BlackRock as a Private Credit Analyst, where he analysed, structured, executed and monitored opportunistic investment opportunities with a great emphasis on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact metrics across the Asia-Pacific region. Passionate about socioeconomic development, youth empowerment, and sustainability, he concurrently serves as a Senior Curator of the Young ChangeMakers Grant Panel at National Youth Council Singapore and a Co-Founder of DeRiA, an environmental education non-profit that focuses on communicating science for climate action. Previously, he served as a Grant Accessor and a Member of the Grants Committee at the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, where he deliberated and recommended grant disbursement to support youth-led social ventures across the Americas, Caribbean, and Commonwealth-wide region. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of London and was a Summer Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Academic Fellow in Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He is a Milken Institute Young Leader and a Pacific Forum Young Leader.
Antsa RazafimbeloMadagascar (Host: Collaborating for Resilience)
Antsa Razafimbelo is a specialist in project management and has worked with national and international organizations and institutions in many sectors. He has managed and carried out several large-scale projects (climate change, agribusiness, environment, renewable energy). He has expertise in financial analysis, budget management, management of agreements and contracts, cash flow, mechanisms and procedures of entities such as private investment funds, government programs, working with private multinationals and international funds such as GCF, GEF, IFAD, Adaptation Fund. He has worked for private companies such as Nordex Group, Quaero Capital, Energie Team, and for international organizations and multilateral banks such as AfDB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, FAO, GCF, GEF, IFAD, IFOAM – Organics International in many countries: Mali, Niger, Vietnam, Somalia and Sudan, Benin, Cameroon, DRC, Chad, Madagascar, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Sao Tomé & Principe, France, UK, Germany.
Host Organization: Collaborating for Resilience
Role at Host Organization: At Collaborating for Resilience, Antsa will be serving as Program Management Fellow. He will manage partner collaborations and undertake action research in one or more program areas, and contribute to program development, marketing and communications initiatives. He will help build the organization at a critical moment in its growth by: working to solidify partnerships in Asia, Africa and/or Latin America; delivering action research that builds the capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations; and expanding the base of support from philanthropic and international development agencies.
Untari has four years of experience in the capital market industry and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Currently, she works as a Potential Listing Development Analyst at Indonesia Stock Exchange. She covers several capital market products, predominantly equity IPO. She does deal sourcing for potentially listed companies and advises c-level management of potentially listed companies on their IPO process, of any sector or company size; as well as links them with capital market professionals and supporting institutions. She also researches efforts to increase the number of listed companies in Indonesia which will often translate into listing regulations & policies in the Indonesian capital market. Previously, she serves as a Commissioner in a company that serves small-medium scaled fish farm entrepreneurs that she co-founded during her study in UGM. Having on-ground experience in interacting with entrepreneurs at many levels made Untari realized how important public policy is in order to better our society, which ultimately will improve people’s welfare and quality of life. This is the reason that she is interested in making the capital market or any kind of financing options, in general, to be more accessible.
Roy Hendrawan has more than 10 years of work experience in the Government of Indonesia (ministries and agency). Roy has been working with the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform of the Republic of Indonesia (MABR) as a Policy Analyst that enabled him to contribute to developing the national policies of civil service management by conducting analysis in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies and giving recommendation to policymakers. Previously, he had worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MFA) as a Treasurer and General Affair Officer that supported finance and technical area. He also worked in a multicultural environment abroad as Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in France that proven his ability to work in an international context. After he had earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Indonesia, he continued to work in Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia in assisting the surveillance and complaint handling of public service, especially in the human resources area. He has good analytical skills and a strong willingness to change government for betterment and development according to best practices of management. As a Policy Analyst, his ultimate goal is to take part in transforming civil service management in order to build highly qualified civil servants that enhancing the quality of public services, as a social goal that matters to him.
Amanda CrearyUnited States (Org: The Task Force for Global Health)
Amanda Creary completed her graduate studies at Mercer University, gaining her Master of Public Health degree. She has been working for Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), a program at The Task Force for Global Health, a non-profit subsidiary of Emory University. She previously worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supporting grants, proposals, contracts, and the Office of Budget Services. At TEPHINET, Amanda provides project management, logistical and programmatic support for multiple projects and special initiatives. Most recently, she has worked with Polio Eradication efforts in Pakistan and supports the in-country Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Program. She has a passion for healthcare, humanitarianism, and servitude and excitement to use knowledge, skills, and mentorship to continue a career in global health. During Amanda’s free time, she volunteers as a patient advocate, helping low-income families and individuals with medical debt forgiveness, which has also influenced her career in the public health sector.
Bree MurrinUnited States (Org: Landesa)
Ahmidu Barrie has over ten years of experience in non-profit administration, logistics, and management. Ahmidu earned his first degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone in 2010 and later pursued his post-graduate degree in public administration at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM). His drive to help his country comes from seeing his parents work very hard to take care of their family, as well as his experience of being abducted and forced to be a child soldier during his country’s civil war. After working with Wellbody Alliance, a local NGO that helped care for amputees and others with war wounds, he knew his life’s work was to help the poorest of the poor. He established the Community Health Worker Program, which brought care to the doorsteps of people living with HIV and TB across Kono District. When Ebola came to Sierra Leone in 2014, Partners In Health began working with Wellbody, and they eventually merged. During this time, as lead Logistician, Ahmidu was tasked with creating Ebola care and treatment centers across two districts. Currently, as Chief Operating Officer for Partners In Health Sierra Leone, Ahmidu is helping shepherd the development of the Maternal Center of Excellence, which aims to improve health outcomes for women in a country with one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. Ahmidu is eager to learn from the experiences of his colleagues and hopes that sharing his experience in health systems strengthening in low-resource settings will be of use to others. The skills and training that he hopes to acquire will enable him to improve his capacities as a leader and be an even stronger advocate of social justice, health equity, and education.
Esther MutaniTanzania (Org: Heifer International)
Esther Mutani is currently working as an Assistant Director of Finance for Heifer International Tanzania since June 2019. In this role she is responsible for coordinating operational planning and budgeting, preparing organizational financial reports, and assisting and maintaining strong internal financial controls. Prior to this, she served as the Senior Finance and Administration Officer for South West Cluster and North East Zone in Heifer Tanzania since January 2008. Thereafter, she worked as a Senior Accountant through May 2019 in the country program’s head office. While serving in various positions, Esther acquired vast experience in working with various donors, such as American Red Cross, Starbucks Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, EU, MasterCard Foundation, VSF Belgium, and Winrock International. Esther is very passionate about accounting and financial management, and trained and supported the Heifer Tanzania Finance team in this area, especially on the ERP Accounting System. While working with Heifer International, she participated in the co-mentoring program and provided capacity building on the internal review and planning exercises. She also supported the current ERP accounting system with Heifer Uganda, Heifer Kenya, Heifer Zambia, Heifer Malawi, and Heifer Zimbabwe, on-site and remotely. Esther is a strong believer in Heifer International’s mission, which is “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
Miriam ReventlowGermany (Org: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims)
As Director of Operations, Miriam Reventlow supports a global network of human rights and health organizations fighting against torture. She has worked with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) which has its Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark, and 161 members in 76 countries who support over 50,000 torture victims each year. In her current position, Miriam is responsible for driving organizational and strategic development with the management team, taking responsibility for financial management, staff development, and technological transformation. She initially came to the IRCT as an international lawyer and supported local organizations to influence laws and policies holding their government accountable to their human rights obligations. She went on to build and spearhead an advocacy team with global reach, engaging with the United Nations and regional bodies, such as the African Union and European Commission to strengthen the international recognition of the rights of torture victims. She worked on numerous projects with IRCT members around the globe, gave training, and held presentations. Previously, Miriam also worked for the Red Cross, the German Foreign Office, and the DIHK. Miriam holds a Master’s degree in International Law and studied in Germany and South Africa, which inspired her passion for fighting for human rights and space for civil society to act and speak out.
Vassia PapachristouGreece (Org: METAdrasi)
Vassia Papachristou lives in Athens, Greece. She studied Finance and Accounting at Athens University of Economics and Business and later on she earned a Master’s degree in Charity Marketing and Fundraising (City University London). She works as Head of Finance for METAdrasi, a Greek NGO with the mission of facilitating the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Greece. She started working for METAdrasi as Finance manager at the beginning of the refugee emergency in Europe. In her capacity as Finance Manager, she had to adapt to work with projects more than tripled the annual budget while at the same time trying to find ways to cope with this increase to create and adapt systems better suited to monitoring and controlling the activities. Prior to that, Vassia worked for the Hellenic Cardiac Society, a scientific organization that provided scholarships to young Greek doctors in top universities around the world. She is devoted to a career in the nonprofit sector and passionate about the protection of human rights, especially children and minority groups.