Giovana CuryBrazil (Host: Generation)
Giovana is originally from São José dos Campos, Brazil. Giovana earned a Bachelor’s degree in Translation from Sao Paulo State University – UNESP in 2014. Five years later, she earned a Master’s degree in International Marketing from the Brazilian Association of Consultancy and Advisory in Foreign Trade. In 2023, she earned a postgraduate degree in Sustainability and Environmental Studies from Getulio Vargas Foundation – FGV. Now, Giovana has accumulated extensive experience in operations and content creation. For two years, she worked at BOOMI, an online marketplace for eco-friendly brands supporting daily operations, developing new sustainable products, and creating some of the digital marketing strategies. Previously, Giovana worked for three years at AliExpress, an international B2C e-commerce platform, developing the content strategy and content localization for the Brazilian market as well as leading a team of 9 international writers. She also had the chance to develop customer-oriented skills during her one-year experience as a Customer Service Specialist at a 5-star hotel working with different departments to anticipate the needs of VIP customers. Giovana also learned about different subjects and fields while working for around nine years as a freelancer Portuguese, English, and French translator. Giovana is interested in sustainability, climate change and social impact; she is committed to regenerative development, social responsibility, and advocates for climate action. She has been an active member of the Climate Fresk Organization, facilitating workshops for the local community. Giovana was also a member of CISV (Children International Summer Village) for many years.
Host Organization: Generation
Role at Host Organization: As a Global Learner Engagement (LE) Programs Fellow, Giovana will support the operations of Generation’s newly launching GYE Direct (fully remote) programs in Ghana, Colombia and 1-2 additional countries by 2024. Giovana will work alongside dedicated project teams and Global LE team members to design offerings, develop supporting tools, support the hiring and training of operations staff, support program launches and monitor / troubleshoot outcomes for learner mobilization, onboarding and mentorship support. The Fellow will also manage global alumni engagement (for GYE Direct alumni) and serve as the primary point of contact for learner engagement topics for GYE Direct Programs.
Abie SancayaIndonesia (Host: Princeton in Asia)
Abie is a humanitarian worker whose work focuses on migrant protection and supporting the sexual and gender minority community around the world. In 2019, he founded BRANI, a virtual safe space for Indonesians that encourages discussion and provides information on SOGIESC-related issues. Abie has previously worked with diverse organizations, such as Amnesty International, Project Hope 4 Kids, and International Organization for Migration. He has experience in program management and providing direct assistance to vulnerable groups such as asylum seekers, refugees, and victims of human trafficking both in Indonesia and abroad. Abie earned a Master’s degree in Theology from Uppsala University in Sweden and a Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Action from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Abie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Abie aims to bolster BRANI by learning about effective online campaigns and how to reach those without Internet access. He also wants to gain insight into the unintended negative consequences of outreach campaigns, including backlash, confusion, and desensitization. Abie now focuses on acquiring skills in organizational management, leadership, fundraising and grant-writing, marketing and communications, and strategic planning.
Host Organization: Princeton in Asia
Role at Host Organization: As a Programs Fellow, Abie will develop relationships with host countries and organizations; improve tools for evaluating new and renewing partnerships for Princeton in Asia; and implement equitable, inclusive best practices in recruitment, application, review, and fellow support in partnership with PiA staff and Board of Trustees committees.
Malek KhenissiTunisia (Host: CARE)
Malek has more than six years of experience in the nonprofit sector in North Africa and earned a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences and Technologies from the University of Science of Carthage. For the previous four years, Malek has been managing operations of projects in Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco, making sure all projects meet their intended scope, budget, and timeline. Most of these projects aimed to assess the needs and living conditions of vulnerable groups, such as migrants and refugees, children, and communities affected by war. The output of these projects provided precise information and granular data on the humanitarian situation that more than thirty-six aid response agencies and decision-makers across the region used to know when, where, how, and what humanitarian assistance to provide to those in need. As an Operations Manager, Malek has also overseen talent acquisition, training, and integration of local staff. Prior to project operations management, Malek worked as a Senior Project Officer for six months overseeing the implementation of migration-related assessment on the border between Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Malek and the team of data collectors he was managing, collected more than four hundred surveys with migrants and refugees to understand their needs and integration process within the community. The output of this study was used by community stakeholders to integrate more than 20% of the refugees and migrants into the labor force of the area and by UNHCR for the resettlement of more than seventy profiles in acute need among them children and women. Malek’s main areas of interest are peacebuilding, child rights, and migration. His mindset of getting things done combined with his problem-solving abilities and teamwork skills are his main roadmap for tackling and positively contributing to these social issues.
Host Organization: CARE
Role at Host Organization: As a Supply Chain Fellow, Malek will support CARE’s supply chain transformation project and help drive key milestones. As one of the core team members, Malek will work with corporate partners and the senior team to review the organization’s supply chain to assess gaps, plan development, and prioritize needs. The Fellow will also support the implementation of supply chain policies and trainings across the organization’s different country offices.
Menna AshrafEgypt (Host: HealthRight International)
Menna is a creative consultant, with a focus on social impact. She has 10 years of experience working in corporate and nonprofit sectors. She developed and oversaw several marketing strategies in Egypt and Africa that combine effective advertising with data driven storytelling. Menna built more than 20+ viral campaigns and initiatives to assist organizations and companies to transform their visibility strategies up to 70%. Additionally, she worked at two of Egypt’s largest advertising firms, which gave her a leverage in her social development work from a business model perspective and provided her with a broader knowledge and hands-on experience in the media area.
Host Organization: HealthRight International
Role at Host Organization: As the Chief Operating Officer Fellow, Menna will develop strategic communication plans with metrics and goals that are aligned with the organizations’ mission, vision, and values. The Fellow will develop, maintain, and grow successful relationships with key media outlets on the local, regional, and national level. Furthermore, Menna will draft and publish press releases, organize press conferences, and develop strategies for press events and campaigns for, but not limited to exhibits, events, contributions, movies, etc. The Fellow will also act as the organization’s spokesperson, pitch, and arrange publicity opportunities such as speaking engagements, podcasts, appearances, and interviews.
Benedicta Dawson-AmoahGhana (Host: Generation)
Benedicta is a monitoring and evaluation professional with five years of experience in youth advocacy, gender, and rural development in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. While working as the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator at Plan International Ghana, she led in tracking project outcomes and conducting surveys for evidence-based advocacy on the She Leads Project. Over the past three years, Benedicta has advocated for the meaningful engagement of young people in leadership and decision-making by supporting Restless Development Uganda and the Mastercard Foundation to deliver compelling research on Young People’s priorities under the Youth Think Tank project. Benedicta has contributed to the academic research paper \"Making a Living: A Young Employment Agenda\" by Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and she continues to volunteer as a youth researcher for civil society organizations, including Restless Development USA, Mastercard Foundation, and the ILO. Through these experiences, Benedicta has developed strong skills in youth leadership, data analysis, and communication skills for project management. Benedicta envisions a world where data can be used to make better decisions, improve lives, and make lasting impact for development
Host Organization: Generation
Role at Host Organization: As a Data and Impact Fellow, Benedicta will become comfortable “in the weeds” working with multiple sources of data, thinking through processes to improve data quality, and plugging in on advanced analyses with a Generation country or Generation Center of Excellence. Data is a key step of Generation’s methodology, informing, and validating our approach across the learner lifecycle. The Data and Impact team, with the support of the Fellow, is responsible for end-to-end data management, metrics, impact quantification, and supporting the organization to be data-driven across the board.
Zunaira AliPakistan (Host: Making Cents International)
Zunaira Ali is a content and communications expert with over five years of diverse experience in Pakistan’s development and public sector. Over the past four years, Zunaira has focused her expertise on social causes including education, gender empowerment, youth development, climate change and development in the startup ecosystem. Zunaira works with startup founders, mentors, investors and industry experts to take the startup ecosystem to the next stage and to continue making a social and economic impact across the Globe and especially, in Pakistan. Her current role is Youth Engagement Fellow, YouthPower2: Learning & Evaluation (YP2LE), with Making Cents International. In this capacity, Zunaira’s responsibilities include providing support to activities for YouthLead.org, a website supported by YP2LE that is designed to inspire, support, and foster connections among young changemakers around the world. Additionally, as a Youth Engagement Fellow at Making Cents, Zunaira conducts outreach and polling of youth networks to identify in-demand topics, content, and resources for the platform and its related learning events. As an Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute scholar, she joined hands with NGOs to train women in using the Internet through a “Digital Literacy Program” and trained over 200 women from mainly rural backgrounds. Through these experiences and more, Zunaira has developed strong community engagement and digital marketing skills. With a strong passion for digital empowerment, talent and gender development, she continues to strive towards helping people upscale and become a better version of themselves.
Host Organization: Making Cents International
Role at Host Organization: As the Youth Engagement Fellow, Zunaira will support multiple youth engagement activities for YouthPower2: Learning & Evaluation (YP2LE). The Fellow’s responsibilities include providing support to activities for YouthLead.org, a website supported by YP2LE that is designed to inspire, support, and foster connections among young changemakers around the world. In addition, the Fellow will work on outreach and polling of youth networks to identify in-demand topics, content, and resources for the platform and its related learning events. The Fellow will also work in close coordination with key youth networks including our YouthLead Ambassadors and our YP2LE Youth Advisory Group (YAG) to support outreach and peer-to-peer outreach on what issues, skills and resources are in-demand among young people.
Tabish BilalIndia (AIF Banyan Impact Fellow, Host: Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs)
Tabish Bilal is a development sector professional with experience across domains such as education, curriculum and fellowship design, community work and mobilization, prison reformation/ rehabilitation/ reintegration, gender-based violence, and disaster management. He has completed both his Bachelor’s in Economics and Master’s in Human Resource Management from Jamia Millia Islamia University (New Delhi). After a short stint in the corporate HR sector, Tabish quickly moved to the social space. His work experiences range from working in remote villages of Satpura Forests with tribes in Central India, setting up a school inside Delhi Prisons and working with schools in the lower Himalayas in Northern India. As a Global Engagement Programs Fellow with Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Tabish’s current responsibilities incorporate program management at GLO. His portfolio also includes COVID relief emergency services in the first and second waves of the pandemic, where he and his teammates worked to provide essential services like the Auto-Ambulances in Delhi, boosting vaccinations among slum-dwellers in Delhi-NCR region through e-rickshaws operating as vaccine express, supporting understaffed government hospitals with manpower to combat the overflow of patients, transportation support to migrants going back home and a direct cash support pilot program to COVID-affected families across India. Through these experiences, Tabish has developed a strong niche for program management, partnerships, analytical and operations skills. Tabish is enthusiastic about youth empowerment, alternate education, and human rights within the social sector domain.
Host Organization: Northwestern University, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Role at Host Organization: As the Global Engagement Programs Fellow, Tabish will play a role in managing global engagement programs at the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. The Fellow will be working within different fields, including assessment, event planning, program/partnership management and development, marketing and recruitment, curriculum development, and alumni engagement.
Muneeb MalikPakistan (Host: Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE))
Muneeb Malik is as an operations manager and creative data analyst with expertise in project coordination, project management, and data analysis with over five years of experience within the development, non-profit and IT sector. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pakistan and completed his Masters in Structural Engineering and Business Management from Imperial College London, UK. As a Data Project Management Fellow with Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE), Muneeb helps to manage and execute programs to apply data for the public good and support equity, specifically helping to manage the content and design of complex, large virtual convenings, as well as participating in convenings, helping to synthesize results, assisting in research and publication of narrative reports and digital resources, and otherwise supporting CODE’s Roundtables program. Muneeb has developed strong command at managing and coordinating projects for renewable energy, technology integration, sustainability, green construction practices and social development. He has also developed skills in data analysis and data visualization using smart tools and software for a variety of projects. Over the last two years, Muneeb has developed interactive dashboards and data reports for various public and private sector clients in the USA, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He has also been engaged with a USA based organization through its home office as a Junior Estimator Engineer. Muneeb believes in sustainable practices and green ventures linking technology and academia for prosperous development.
Host Organization: Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE)
Role at Host Organization: As the Data Project Management Fellow, Muneeb will work with the Roundtables Program Manager and the CODE team to help manage and execute programs to apply data for the public good and support equity. The Fellow will help manage both the content and design of complex, large virtual convenings, participate in convenings and help synthesize the results, assist in research and the publication of narrative reports and digital resources, and support CODE’s Roundtables program in other ways. The Fellow will also help CODE demonstrate the power of data in addressing climate change, environmental injustice, and racial inequity, among other issues, while learning a state-of-the-art methodology for research and convening on these issues.
Apsara PrabhakarIndia (Host: Atlas Corps)
Apsara Prabhakar has four years of experience in the social sector, and has earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology, English in 2016 from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) in India. Apsara has also completed a Master of Social Work (Clinical and Community Practice) in 2018 from the same University. She was the recipient of the “Best Youth Social Worker” Award by the Institute of Person Centered Approaches in India, 2017. While working as a Senior Program Manager at ShARE, she was involved in implementing and monitoring a leadership program across top universities in Europe, America and Africa. Her role also involved alumni management and communications. Apsara previously worked in Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness as a Program Associate in the Private School Program team. Her responsibilities involved volunteer management, school relationship management, documentation, and being an educator for citizenship values and life skills. Apsara has extensively worked as an intern with Operation Smile (OS) and KAARMIC Education. With OS, she has helped coordinate three medical missions that provided free cleft lip/palate surgeries. She also formed an OS student club at her university in 2017 and was selected to participate in the International Student Leadership Conference in Italy. With KAARMIC, she worked on promotions, recruitment, partnerships and as a trainer imparting learning tools, conversational English and art skills to students. Apsara has also interned and volunteered with various other social sector organizations including United Way, Smileys India, CRY, Make a Wish Foundation, Healing Dove Foundation, NIMHANS, Spastics Society of Karnataka and Centre for Social Action. These experiences have helped Apsara acquire and enhance her program management and implementation skills. She enjoys organizing events and working with youth, and is passionate about leadership and the field of education.
Host Organization: Atlas Corps
Role at Host Organization: At Atlas Corps, Apsara will be serving as the American Express Leadership Fellow. Apsara will support the overall strengthening of leadership development in the nonprofit sector by helping to expand the American Express Leadership Academy franchise. Building on the American Express role in supporting best-in-class leadership practices and capacity building, the anticipation is that Apsara will serve to coordinate and grow the alumni network; manage and coordinate the global Alumni Summit, help develop and improve communication and dissemination of best practice and provide overall project support for the American Express Leadership website.
Yery M. GarciaCuba (Host: Transparency & Accountability Initiative)
Yery M García has been working as a researcher and practitioner in communication, development and social change for more than five years. She holds an M.A. in Media Practice for Development and Social Change from the University of Sussex in the UK and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Havana. She has worked as a communications consultant in several international cooperation agencies such as UNICEF, WFP and Oxfam. Since 2014 she has been working as a journalist in Cuban and international media outlets covering issues related to transparency, participation and accountability. She is also a non-formal educator and has been a member of several citizen capacity building projects using new information and communication technologies.
Host Organization: Transparency & Accountability Initiative
Role at Host Organization: At the Transparency & Accountability Initiative, Yery will serve as a Communications & Knowledge Sharing Fellow. She will focus on developing and implementing strategic and digital communications for TAI, managing all of its social media platforms, growing its digital presence, and providing innovative ways to communicate TAI’s unique role as a thought leader and knowledge resource for practitioners leading change around the transparency, civic participation, and accountability field.
Tsanta Gaëlle RamamonjisoaMadagascar (Host: Making Cents International)
Tsanta Gaëlle Ramamonjisoa has eleven years of experience in the nonprofit sector, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anglophone Studies from the University of Antananarivo, and a Master’s degree in Communication and Languages Applied to Tourism from the University of Antananarivo. Since March 2020, the first lockdown in Madagascar, she has been working as a digital influencer and a content creator for the educational platform Voice for Change, and continued to leverage her voice as a voice artist. By writing human-interest contents, creating twenty-seven video shows across three different social media platforms, and by lending her voice to nonprofits and companies, she could spread positivity, foster greatness and break stigma around minority groups like the deaf. Prior to this, she served as a short-term communications consultant within the environment portfolio of the World Bank Group in Madagascar where she mainly supported the natural resources management specialist with digital storytelling and content production for over ten months. Besides these, she is the founder and the former president of the youth-led volunteer-match organization, One Way for Change, from July 2015 to March 2019. This experience helped her enhance her youth engagement capacity as well as her project management and communications skills, by putting herself in the shoes of over eighty volunteers and the nonprofits she has been working with and for. Also, by way of utilizing project management and content creation tools like Trello, Canva, and iMovie. Aside from enjoying to focus on topics of youth development, Gaëlle also has a strong passion for leadership programs and digital literacy.
Host Organization: Making Cents International
Role at Host Organization: At Making Cents International, Gaelle will be working as a Youth Engagement Fellow: Gaelle will support activities for YouthLead.org, with outreach and polling of youth networks to identify in-demand topics, content, and resources for the platform and its related learning events.
Daliya ManuelIndia (Host: SAP)
Daliya Manuel has been working as a Brand Manager at Vyakta, a workplace learning company based in India, for over four years. Daliya has been instrumental in managing Vyakta’s branding and marketing communication activities. Her learnings from the PG Certification program in Digital Marketing with a specialization in Branding and Communication at MICA has given a deeper understanding of the nuances of the digital media space. She traces her alma mater to the Asian School of Business, where she successfully pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Marketing. Daliya, being a people person, has donned the role of English Teacher at Nirmala School, bringing about a drastic change in the students’ spoken language capabilities. She constantly endeavors towards making the world a better place in her own small way. In pursuit of this goal, she worked on an app that integrates farmers, under the mentorship of Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist, Azure Global at Microsoft. She is extremely passionate about people development and mental health. She considers emotional first aid as a vital, yet highly underutilized tool in addressing mental health wellbeing.
Host Organization: SAP
Role at Host Organization: At SAP, Daliya will serve as CSR Communications and Marketing Fellow: Daliya will lead marketing and communication efforts for the three strategic CSR pillars (building digital skills, accelerating best-run non-profits and social enterprises, and connecting employees with purpose) and for strategic partnerships as needed. She will also act as the brand ambassador for the SAP CSR team and represent CSR as an extended member of the sustainability efforts at SAP.