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Martin Kalungu-Banda - Presencing Institute
Martin is an inspiring consultant in organisational and leadership development, a facilitator of innovation and change; trainer, coach and author. He is faculty member for the Presencing Institute, an action research platform that has helped thousands of organisations and communities worldwide to address our most pressing global challenges. Martin works with business, government and civil society leaders around the world, including three years as Special Consultant to the President of Zambia.
Sarah Corbett - Founding Director, Craftivist Collective
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, author and Ashoka Fellow raised in a low-income area of Liverpool. She is the Founding Director of the global Craftivist Collective providing craftivism (craft + activism) products and services for individuals, groups and organisations to do effective craftivism using her ‘Gentle Protest’ methodology. Sarah’s work has helped change laws, policies, hearts and minds around the world. Her book, ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’, is now available in paperback.
Kajal Odedra - Executive Director, Change.org
Kajal is a writer and activist with over 12 years experience in the campaigns sector. She has grown Change.org UK, the largest petition platform, to over 17 million users in the UK. She has supported some of the biggest people-powered campaigns in the UK - from Laura Coryton’s campaign to end the tampon tax to Richard Ratcliffe’s fight to free his wife Nazanin from prison in Iran. She founded the People of Colour in Campaigns network, and is also a trustee for Save The Children UK. Her first book, ‘Do Something; activism for everyone, a guide to grassroots activism’, is out now.
Guppi Bola - Co-founder, Decolonising Economics, Working on our Power and Resourcing Racial Justice
Guppi is a consultant strategist focused on building an economic democracy that centers racial justice. She is co-founder of Decolonising Economics, Working on our Power and Resourcing Racial Justice’ - projects designed to build the political power of people of colour. She has an academic background in public health, which she uses to focus her strategic thinking on the root causes of social inequality and ill health. Guppi applies this expertise to design intersectional policy and campaigns that will help move us towards a just transition.
Soha Sudtharalingam - Co-chair of the Board of Trustees, RESULTS UK
Soha has a background as an engineer and researcher. She currently leads the economic development international development practice at BDO LLP. Over the past decade she has focused on advising donors and governments on equitable economic development, including infrastructure development and private sector development in a number of sectors including education and health. Soha is also active in the Working Women in International Development group and London International Development Network.
Annabelle Roberts - Digital Campaigns Officer, Global Citizen
Annabelle leads Global Citizen's UK campaigns work and manages its international digital campaigns on key issues including health, education and women's rights. Prior to Global Citizen, Annabelle worked for the Global Campaigns Team of the United Nations Refugee Agency in Geneva, and as a humanitarian volunteer with refugees in the Gulf of Aden. She is passionate about mobilising people to raise their voice for a fairer world, and holds a Master's in International Relations from SOAS.
Rahab Mwaniki - Campaigns Manager, KANCO
Rahab Mwaniki is the Campaigns Manager at KANCO and she has vast experience in the policy, advocacy and research in HIV and TB fields. She has worked in different capacities with various agencies including government, UN, and civil society organisations. Rahab has experience working with committees such as the WHO Child and Adolescent TB working group; Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, as well as TB and HIV Inter Coordination Committees. She is a member of the International AIDS Society, Geneva and Global Fund Advocates Network - Africa. Rahab works and resides in Kenya.
Molly Anders - Research Impact, Communications and Engagement Lead, Development Engagement Lab
Molly Anders is the Research Impact, Communications and Engagement Lead for the Development Engagement Lab. She is also the former UK Correspondent at Devex and a staff writer at Newsweek International. A Fulbright Scholar, her research covers media enfranchisement in Jordan, Syria and Palestine, where she also contributed research and analysis to the Jordan Media Strengthening Programme, funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
Kékéli Kpognon - Senior Human Rights Programme Officer, Quaker Council for European Affairs
Kékéli has an academic background in Migration, Mobility and Development and has worked for the past 15 years, mostly with African-led organisations, NGOs and platforms in Europe and Africa. She has extensively worked on social norms, social change and movement building. The common thread of Kékéli's work is the promoting of an intersectional perspective to Development and Human Rights, and advocating for people-centred policies and beneficiaries-led practice.
Rhoda Owusu Ntim - Youth Leader for Health
Rhoda is currently studying Microbiology in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Her dissertation focuses on Cutaneous Leishmaniasis transmission in Ghana but has also done an entomological study of mosquitoes. She is part of the research group for Vector Borne and Infectious Disease Group in Ghana. She is a health advocate as well a Youth Leader for Health, who campaign for increased domestic funding for malaria. You can read her article on COVID-19 and her community featured in Modern Ghana here.
Eliza Helen-Ampomah - Campaigns Officer, RESULTS UK. Co-Founder, Diasporic Development
Eliza Ampomah is the Campaigns Officer for the Youth Leaders for Health, a joint programme with RESULTS UK and partners which connects 25 young people passionate about health system strengthening. She has been a campaigner for several years, working at Oxfam previously. She is also a co-founder of Diasporic Development, a community of black (aspiring) professionals interested in and/or working in global development, charity & third sector. You can follow their work @DiasporicDev on Twitter and find them on LinkedIn.