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- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- El Salvador
- Palestinian Territories
- Republic of Moldova
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- The Gambia
- United States
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Aikande Robert NkyaTanzania
Aikande Robert Nkya has seven years of experience in non-governmental organizations focusing on empowering Tanzanian youth, particularly women and girls. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Economic Development from Moshi Cooperative University. Her current role is as the Kisa Program Manager for AfricAid, which was transformed into Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiatives. GLAMI provided leadership and life skills classes to 6,000 secondary school girls in Arusha and Kilimanjaro in 2020. She has extensive experience with fundraising and event planning and recently started an NGO, Nguzo Women and Youth Foundation, where she is the Associate Executive Director. The NGO imparts knowledge, specifically on reproductive health, counseling sessions, and entrepreneurial information, to boys and girls who are both in school and out of school. The goal is to improve primary school performance and access to economic opportunities. Her other non-profit experience includes serving as a Board Member for multiple NGOs in Kilimanjaro, working for Time to Empower Africa’s Children (now called Anza), and holding a role in program coordination at Training for Life, where she oversaw the residential program for youths. She is a Mama Hope International Organization East Africa Global Advocate Alumna, where she presented at its Alumni Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Alena Udalenkova is a fundraiser, fundraising consultant, and project manager. She has got three degrees — Specialist of Marketing from Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, Master of Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and Master of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Manchester. Her professional experience includes employment at NGOs, government, and business. Most recently, she has been a self-employed fundraising consultant and project manager. In 2021, she started to work for an NGO called Need Help which helps to fundraise for more than 300 NGOs in Russia and support the awareness of social problems in the country. Alena has also worked for World Wide Fund for Nature as a senior project manager at the fundraising department. Afterwards, for almost a year, she travelled across protected nature areas in Russia. Her areas of interest in the social change sector are environmental issues and education.
Alexander Gunkel is a serial entrepreneur using space technology for social and environmental good. Alexander’s company Space4Good leverages satellite earth observation, geographic information systems, and artificial intelligence to provide geospatial analytics to global impact initiatives for data-driven decision making and increased transparency. The company is active in nature conservation, agriculture, smart cities, disaster relief, and peace and justice. Space4Good provides its insights to clients such as The Red Cross, The World Bank Group, The Carter Center, and The European Commission. Additionally, Alexander co-founded Skytree, which invented a CO2 recycling process to reduce global CO2 emissions, as well as RoadEO which is developing a global road quality monitoring and prediction platform to improve road safety and comfort. He is actively mentoring “Tech4Good” entrepreneurs in university-related incubators as well as accelerators, including in Startupbootcamp and Google LaunchPad. Before starting his entrepreneurial career, Alexander studied mechanical engineering and business administration and worked as a Project Manager at the European Space Agency. He is a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and believes in the power of social entrepreneurship to drive positive societal and economic change.
Alexandra Vislyaeva earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from a university in London. As a student, she tried different fields of the profession, such as broadcasting, interviewing, writing articles, and editing. Her best broadcasts were about social issues, such as food waste in England, and her articles were about people whose stories needed to be heard. After university, Alexandra returned to Moscow and helped a children’s hospice, House with Lighthouse, online with translating medical leaflets about palliative care. Currently, Alexandra works as a Project and SMM Manager at a charity foundation, Childhood River, which helps children from orphanages find families. Before that, and to find out how the social sector functions in Russia, she interned with Into the Future Fund. She helped to organize an animal rescue month with online and offline events (both fundraising and educational), cooperated with the fund’s partners, and made sure the donated money was delivered to animal shelters. Alexandra plans on using her professional journalistic and organizational skills to expand the sector of cancer care for adult patients in Russia, as she considers it overwhelmingly underestimated and abandoned. She is particularly interested in the age group 14-35 because it is hard for these patients to share experiences and communicate, as they are not frequent visitors to the hospitals. Alexandra aims at making it easier for these people to find each other and share their experiences.
Alice AluochUnited States
Alice Aluoch is a Senior Associate for Grassroots Expansion at RESULTS. She is responsible for starting new RESULTS advocacy chapters and developing partnerships with like-minded organizations interested in learning about global health issues including child survival, child nutrition, diseases of poverty, and learning advocacy skills. She also leads RESULTS efforts to reach more diverse underrepresented communities in the RESULTS movement, with a particular focus on African Diaspora with direct experience related to RESULTS global campaigns. She has over seven years of experience in health advocacy, social justice, and economic empowerment on women and girls, as well as significant experience in grassroots organizing, advocating with members of congress, and community engagement. Alice has firsthand experience in living and working in developing countries. Previously, she worked as a network engineer in Kenya leading technology firms and — after personally experiencing the inequality and vulnerability that young women living in poverty in Kenya face — Alice founded Mfariji Africa, an initiative focused on ensuring girls and young women to complete their education. In 2014, she served as a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, a global movement of young leaders working to get every child in school. In 2015, she was awarded the Social Entrepreneur Award of the year by Start Up Africa for her commitment to empowering young girls. She is also a recipient of a three-year fellowship from the Vital Voices which offers training and mentorship to women who are pioneering change for women and girls in communities and countries across the globe. She joined RESULTS in 2014 and started the RESULTS Delaware chapter where she was a group leader for 3 years before transitioning to full time staff.
Anastasiia Beltiukova has four years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Master of Law degree at Voronežskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet. With diverse experience in program and event management, strategic marketing communication, and fundraising, Anastasiia works as a Program Manager directing a team of 20 people across Europe and Asia Pacific. She leads economical and cultural projects in partnership with UN Women, OHCHR, EU international missions, Misereor Foundation, Chanel Foundation, Mercedes, Sephora, DBS, and Virgin, among others. Anastasiia’s coordinator role in such a dynamic field, as humanitarian initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, involves providing support to four project managers and coordinates an average of 10 concurrent public events dealing with humanitarian topics each month. She planned and monitored project schedules, budgets, selection process, partnership, content planning, data analytics, resources, and communication, as well as drafting external materials and reports. She specialized in maintaining detailed project documentation, which ensures all project stakeholders were informed of scope, milestones, and deliverables. Thanks to her intercultural experience, Anastasiia has the communication skills needed to work with the teams involved in order to help them develop plans to complete projects on time and build relationships with internal stakeholders. Anastasiia is particularly interested in human rights, especially gender equality and human rights education and advocacy, community development, and fundraising.
Antonina Oblasova has three years of experience leading a popular science blog about vaccinations. In 2020, she became the director of the NGO “Herd Immunity,” of which she is a co-founder. In 2009, Antonina earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology from Staint Petersburg State University in Russia. She worked in the commercial field for a while, where she gained useful skills in marketing and networking, among others, which proved to be very useful in her work in the non-profit field. Antonina believes that the lack of awareness from health care workers and patients about vaccination leads to people not believing vaccines are effective and safe. Through her work on social media and as an NPO director, she plans to make a difference by creating an environment with accessible and understandable information about vaccines.
Chiedza Chinakwetu is a proactive change agent with an acute appreciation and understanding of social justice issues, and a passion for working towards bettering the lives of marginalized peoples. Chiedza’s goal is to educate and empower communities so that they can advocate for their social well-being and consequently break the cycle of poverty. A graduate student of Case Western Reserve University, with seven years of experience working with marginalized populations in Africa and the United States, Chiedza commands strong competencies in facilitating, negotiating, and project planning and management. As a Social Administrator, Chiedza has worked with large humanitarian aid organizations, such as World Vision as a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Consultant, where she was responsible for mainstreaming GESI across programs. Her role as a Donor Engagement and Advancement Intern for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) enabled her to better understand how large NGOs secure funding from both the United States Government and NGO entities. In addition, Chiedza has extensive research experience which she gained as a Research Assistant working with data analysis software such as SAS and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) at the Center on Urban and Community Development. Although Chiedza has varied interests, she is incredibly passionate about the advancement of women. To this end, she has developed a microfinance program for victims of Gender-Based Violence in Mangwe District, Zimbabwe. Chiedza managed to foster women’s participation in community development activities and increased their participation by 60% in a two-year period during her time with the Government of Zimbabwe working as a Social Services Officer under the Department of Social Services. Through it all, these experiences developed and strengthened Chiedza’s program management and business development skills.