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Sonidos de la Tierra
LUIS SZARAN Conducter, composer and musicologist Musical Director of the Symphonic Orchestra of Asunci_n. Music studied in Santa Cecilia's Conservatory, Rome. Conducted more than 1600 concerts whit noted orchestras in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, USA and countries of South America.
Co-Founder and Editor
Katrin Verclas is Co-founder and Editor of MobileActive.org, a global network of practitioners using mobile phones for social impact. She was, until recently, also the Executive Director of NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, the national association of IT professionals working in the more than one million nonprofit organisations in the United States. Prior to NTEN and MobileActive, she has led several nonprofit organisations, and served as a program officer at the Proteus Fund for six years, focusing on the use of technology in civic and democratic participation, and in government transparency. She is currently engaged in researching and writing a publication on mobile use in civil society with the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Group.
Vice President Policy Programs
Peggy Clark is Vice President of Policy Programs and Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development at the Aspen Institute, and Director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Peggy has had a 30 year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 30 policy programs and directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development including artisan enterprise, reproductive health, new voices leadership development, health workforce sustainability, diaspora investing, and food security.
Program Manager, Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
As a member of the Skoll World Forum team, Lindsey Fishleder builds content and manages speaker engagement for the premier international platform for advancing social entrepreneurship. Lindsey collaborates with contributors to design a program that unites essential partners and ensures continued dialogue on innovating, accelerating and scaling entrepreneurial solutions to social issues. Lindsey began her career in the Chicago office of Starcom Worldwide, the marketing and media arm of the advertising agency, Leo Burnett. There she managed the communications strategies and investments for multiple, high-profile consumer brands. Lindsey also worked in development at a number of Chicago-area nonprofits, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns to magnify the reach and impact of the organizations' initiatives. Lindsey graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Communications and she holds an MBA from Duke University.
Associação de Defesa Etnoambiental Kanindé
Ivaneide is currently Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships at Kaninde. Daughter of rubber tappers she grew up in the forest within a community of rubber tappers in a remote corner of the Amazon. As she grew older, she began working with FUNAI's uncontacted indians department. Using her jungle skills, she tracked for months to establish the presence of uncontacted or isolated indigenous groups, and recorded them so that this information could be used to set up protected areas around their living sites. When she discovered that corrupt officials began selling timber rights to these protected areas, she and a group of colleagues founded Kaninde as a volunteer organization in 1992. Kaninde has established itself as one of the primary on-the-ground Amazon organizations, with a team of experts including biologists and indigenists. Kaninde continues to take in and nurture young dedicated activists people from the margins of Amazon societies.
2 Min Video intro http://www.vimeo.com/rehanallahwala/profile Mr. Rehan Allahwala is the Founder and President of over 50 Ventures around the world, and made his first company at age of 13. He has started now RehanFoundation to work on Poverty Erradication Project 1: $100 Business Startups To make 1 Million new Entrepreneurs who can start a business in $100, and make $300 as net profit. Project details are www.vimeo.com/rehanallahwala/1ms Project 2: Stupid Mobile phone based Based Basic Literacy System - RehanSchool.com Project intro in english www.vimeo.com/rehanallahwala/rehanschool/ Purpose of Visit: To partner and find mentor's for the projects to allow scale and Learn if anyone else is doing similar product around the globe.
The George Institute for Global Health
Fred Hersch is a Research Fellow in Healthcare Innovation at The George Institute for Global Health. He is passionate about global health and understanding how to utilise technology and design to improve access to quality primary health care, especially focussing on addressing the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in LMICs. Fred trained in Medicine and Public Health at the Sydney Medical School and prior to that in Business and Information Technology at the University of NSW, Australia. He combines his medical and public health training with broad business and technology experience. He has been involved with a number of technology start-ups and was a co-founder of MedTech Outreach Australia (2002-8), a not-for-profit, which pioneered a low-cost web-based telemedicine platform to connect doctors in developing countries with counterparts in Australia to improve clinical decision-making. Fred is a founding member of NCDFREE (ncdfree.org), a social impact startup working to spur advocacy and action on NCDs through innovative uses of technology.
Nick started as CEO of the Freedom Fund in December 2013. Prior to this, he was the inaugural CEO of the Walk Free Foundation, a leading international actor in the fight against modern slavery. During his tenure, Walk Free built a global movement with over 5 million supporters, launched the first ever Global Slavery Index, and joined with Humanity United and the Legatum Foundation to establish the Freedom Fund. Previously, Nick was the Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Crisis Group (ICG), the world's leading conflict prevention NGO, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. He has written widely on international justice, conflict prevention, human rights and modern slavery. Nick has a law degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney and a Master's in Public Policy from Princeton University.
Centre for Policy Alternatives
Sanjana Yajitha Hattotuwa is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives and Head of ICT and Peacebuilding at InfoShare, both located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has an Advanced Masters in Conflict Resolution and International Relations at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and an honours degree in English from the University of Delhi, India. Sanjana is an internationally recognized thought-leader in the use of ICT and new media for peacebuilding and is the founding Editorof Groundviews (www.groundviews.org), a pioneering and award-winning web based citizen journalism initiative in Sri Lanka. http://sanjanah.wordpress.com
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Kirk O. Hanson is executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics. The Center has extensive programs in business ethics, bioethics, government ethics, internet ethics and character education, and works closely with groups of business corporations, hospitals, city councils and school districts on professional ethics. He taught business ethics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for 23 years, served as faculty director of the Stanford Sloan Program, and is now Senior Lecturer Emeritus there. He has written extensively on the ethical and public behavior of corporations, including co-editing a four volume series in 2006 entitled The Accountable Corporation. Hanson has consulted with over 100 organizations on managing ethics. Hanson currently serves on the board of the Skoll Community Fund and is chair of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, China’s fi