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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.

Mr. Olisaeloka (P.J.) Okocha

Strong global network of contacts within the financial, infrastructure, Agriculture, Energy, Transportation and technologies industries and invaluable experience with business start-ups and management. He serves as the Managing Partner and Co-founder of PS Nutraceuticals International Ltd, a pioneering agricultural technology company specializing in three core technologies: aeroponics, hydroponics and aquaponics. We are one of 4 inaugural private companies to be part of the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA-2).

Ms. Nadia Makara

Now a civil engineer-in-training and having graduated with an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford, I am passionate about using my engineering knowledge to solve water infrastructure and management issues. I am currently working in Ethiopia as a water engineering consultant focusing on water supply for rural communities and health care institutions.

Mr. Mohamed El Dahshan

He regularly writes and lectures on topics including the Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils.

In the past, he has consulted for such organisations as the United Nations, the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East.

Ms. Scarlett Varga

Her mission is to nurture existing and develop new strategic partnerships with private foundations and leading research institutes and think tanks, with special focus on Asia, Latin America and the EU neighbourhood. She also contributes to the management of the visiting fellowship programme.

Dr. Carolina Zuheill Candelario Rosales

A public health physician by training, she is the autor of the book How to Prevent Zika with Mayan Medicine (2016), which examines the relationship between homeopathic medicine versus alopata.

She is extremely passionate about healthcare in Mexico and works with various foundations, charities and governments to improve standards of healthcare.


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