Prior to this, she worked for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and VillageGroup*. Polyglot, she is perfectly fluent in French, English and German. Michaella is a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and the Outgoing Curator of the Kigali Shapers Hub. She is a member of the „Davos50“and spoke on matters related to youth, leadership and development at the World Economic Forum 2017.
David is also the African Regional Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby. David volunteers for several environmental organizations some of which include UNDP GEF Small Grant program, 350 Africa, African Green Movement just to mention but a few. David belongs to several professional bodies, notable among them are:
1. Member: African Climate Leaders.
2. Member: Nigerian Conservation Foundation.
3. Member: European Energy Commission
4. Senior Professional Member: Institute of Information Management Africa.
Before he joined IGAD he has served as Executive Secretary of Endowment Foundation and in several government posts in Ethiopia. He was also one of the founders of the International Institute for Peace and Development (IIPD) in Ethiopia. He completed his MA in International Relations at Amsterdam University.
Nicola is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and has served as Zimbabwe Youth Council's Head of Education, Entreprenuership Training and Skills Development. In 2013, she was appointed as Zimbabwe's Secretary for International Affairs under the Organisation of African Youth. During her 4 years as a youth legislator, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senator in the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe. Nicola is a renowned international speaker on issues of sustainable wealth creation through mining in Africa and a vast receiver of leadership awards in the past years.
Before joining the Moroccan think tank, his research focused on the analysis of the short and long-term dynamics of real estate market in Morocco with an error correction model. Currently his research interest ranges from Commodities market to Trade and industrialization in African countries.
He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a senior advisor at the Atlantic Council, and a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of Capital Guardian Funds Trust, and had previously served as managing director—International for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.
From 2013 to 2015, Khalid Zerouali managed the Direction of General Affairs, whith the mission to coordinate among law enforcement agencies.
From 2008 to 2015, Khalid Zerouali had also managed the Center of Monitoring and Coordination (Centre de Veille et de Coordination) at the Ministry of Interior, which is responsible of crisis and emergency situation management.
Zerouali had a previous experience in aeronautical industries, as an aerospace engineer, and as an expert in the supervision of civil aviation security.
Before he joined OCP Policy Center, his research focused on Business cycles analysis, and labor market economics. He also made part of the elaboration of number of notes on education and quantitative methods applied to the social sciences. Currently, his research focuses on the labor market and development in developing economies.
She currently leads an edutainment program in MENA for the Womanity Foundation, is a connector for OuiShare and founded the Hyper-Gender project. Asmaa spent the last 3 years working with entrepreneurs, artists and social change networks around the world, especially in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; writing, speaking, organizing and facilitating conferences, retreats and workshops. Since her "job-out" her focus has been on creating synergies in the areas of gender, digital collaborative innovation and social entrepreneurship between Europe and MENA.
Accredited at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, he follows humanitarian issues closely and is a member of the steering committee of the Geneva International Film Festival on Human Rights. This committed man also heads the monthly magazine of the Lebret-Irfed Center on Development: Development and Civilizations.