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Ms. Oluwatosin Durotoye

Tosin has more than 14 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She served for 8 years as a Manager at NeighborWorks America - an NGO founded by the United States Congress. In this role, she managed training programs and special projects for 250 NeighborWorks’ network organizations and managed grants totaling over $10M. 

Tosin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Urban Planning degree from New York University’s (NYU) Wagner School of Public Service. 

Mr. Aaron Joshua Pinto

Fresh off a stint in Central Asia, Aaron graduated cum laude with a Master’s in Politics and Security from the Academy of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe based in Kyrgyzstan, a post-Soviet republic. He currently works in New York City with the Province of Ontario’s International Trade and Investment Office at the Consulate General of Canada.

Mr. Hamza Rkha Chaham

SOWIT leverages all the power of remote-sensing (UAS and satellite) to provide farmers with information that helps them optimizing their most critical operations such as fertilization or harvest. SOWIT is a founding member of AfricaGoesDigital, a consortium gathering more than 30 African companies and promoting Precision Agriculture in Africa. 

Ms. Laura Basagni

She coordinates GMF’s portfolio on North-South and South-South cooperation, focusing on the Mediterranean and the wider Atlantic regions. Her research interests are EU foreign and trade policy, and the future of governance. She leads the organization of GMF’s Atlantic Strategy Group meetings, and coordinates the Brussels chapter of GMF’s Young Transatlantic Network (YTN.)

Mrs. Daniela Varela

Aside from her professional experience at the public domain, Daniela is the Youth Chair of the Latin American Association for Energy Economics (ALADEE), regional chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE); and a member of the Argentine Council for International Relations’ Youth Group (CARI), one of the most prestigious think tanks in the Hispanic world and Chair Organization of the T20 2018.

Ms. Asmae EL HAJJI

Social Activist and patriot, she had the opportunity to participate and develop many humanitarian projects. She joined Tizi (Tariq Ibou Ziad Initiative, Association ) in 2015 where she worked mainly on Leadership and politics programs. She lunched Tizi Marrakech in 2017 with over 20 members and was then elected as president of the group for the 2018/2019 term.

Ms. Zuzana Podracká

She earned a Bachelor Degree in International Politics and International History, and a Master’s degree in Modern European History from Aberystwyth University. She focuses on Czechoslovak history and society during the late normalization and early post-1989 period. Last year, she completed a PhD at Aberystwyth University looking at secondary school education and society in transition between 1980-2010. 

Mrs. Jo Ann Sackey

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Master of science in Energy Economics and Policy, with distinction, from the University of Surrey, UK. Her research interests include the impact of oil prices on the economy of Ghana, value for money analysis on the utilization of petroleum revenues, promoting energy access for sustainable development and rural electrification via renewable energy. Jo Ann is the co-founder of the Love’s Closet Foundation, an NGO that focuses on supporting childcare and childhood development.

Ms. Aleksandra Chmielewska

She joined the IEMed as a fellowship holder. Prior to that Aleksandra worked at the Permanent Representation of Poland to Council of Europe and at the Polish Ministry of Regional Development. She has been lecturing at Autonomous University of Barcelona, IBEI (Barcelona Institute of International Studies) and Blanquerna – Ramon Llull University. She is committed to supporting and advancing civil society actors, with a focus on women and youth, to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness in policy making processes.


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