Ibrahima Amadou Niang

Ibrahima "Ibou" Amadou Niang is the Team Manager for the Global Initiative for the Restitution of African Heritage at Open Society Foundations. He is also a creative activist, researcher, and published author. For over ten years he has been striving to advance democracy and human rights across Africa. A native of Senegal, he has worked on social justice issues as an NGO activist, a democracy and electoral assistance provider, a grantmaker, a political writer, and translated poet. As a creative activist, Ibou uses his power of words and imagery to move people from awareness to action. These messages are disseminated across the world to a diverse audience through his books…

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Wanja Muguongo

Wanja Muguongo is a queer African feminist, social justice activist, and movement builder. She is Founder and Executive Director of UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, Africa's first indigenous activist-led fund supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and sex worker activism in Eastern Africa with funding, capacity support, research, and convening. Passionate about work that supports social justice, equality, non-discrimination, and a respect for human rights, Wanja has worked within East Africa's civil society, and in India and Pakistan. She has edited and collaborated on various publications and papers, and she is a Synergos Senior Fellow (2014).

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Carl Mossfeldt

Carl Mossfeldt works independently to support companies and public bodies in their efforts to drive systemic change. In the last few years, much of his work has focused on developing new strategies and partnership for social and physical rejuvenation of low-income urban areas. He has also worked extensively to develop models that harness in a positive way the power of private capital to drive development and climate mitigation. A basic insight guiding his work is that neither current market-based models, nor government at different levels, have the necessary capacity to meet the multifaceted challenges ahead: new management models, new legal and financial tools and, by extension, a new understanding of…

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Massimo Lapucci

Massimo Lapucci is Secretary General of Fondazione CRT, a philanthropic foundation based in Italy with an endowment of about 3 billion euros. He is also the Secretary General of the Development and Growth Foundation, a foundation primarily focused on impact investing. Massimo is also Chair of the European Foundation Centre, the international network of institutional philanthropy based in Brussels. Massimo has an extensive international experience as a board member for public and private companies in various industries (including finance, banking, media and infrastructures) and nonprofit organizations in the EU and the Americas, including the Rockefeller Philanthropy Europe, the advisory board of the London School of Economics-Marshall Institute, and the ISI…

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Adrien Couton

Adrien Couton’s work focuses on bringing innovations to the global efforts and institutions supporting economic development. He is Vice President for the EMEA Region and for International development at Premise Data, a technology company leveraging big data analytics, a network of contributors in over 30 countries, and smartphone capabilities to measure economic and human development trends in real-time and guide major development players. Previously, he was a Partner and the Director of the Water Practice at Dalberg, a consulting firm specialized on global development. Earlier, he helped implement entrepreneurial solutions to water issues in both operational roles (as CEO of Naandi Water, the largest operator of community water systems in…

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Raphaela Schweiger

Raphaela Schweiger is the Director of the Migration Program at the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of Europe’s largest philanthropies, where she spearheads initiatives related to global migration governance, climate mobility, the future of refugee and migrant protection, and the impact of technology on governance, particularly in the context of migration. She is also the Chair of the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), the largest philanthropic collaborative in Europe dedicated to migration. Raphaela serves as the chair and board member of the Doris Wuppermann Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to supporting youth-led initiatives that promote democracy and civic participation in Germany. She continues to advise national governments, local policymakers, civil…

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Vivianne Naigeborin

Vivianne Naigeborin is a pioneer in social impact investing in Brazil and serves as Strategic Advisor for Potencia Ventures. Potencia is an international organization that invests in emerging global markets to support an enabling environment for businesses contributing to poverty reduction. Potencia was the first investor and principal strategic partner for a half-dozen key initiatives for businesses with social impact in Brazil, including Vox Capital, the first Brazilian impact investing venture capital firm, and Artemisia, a pioneer organization in the dissemination, promotion. and acceleration of impactful businesses in Brazil. Prior to Potencia, Vivianne worked as a strategic consultant for companies, funds, individuals and citizen sector organizations in the field of…

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Nachiket Mor

Nachiket Mor is a Visiting Scientist at The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health where he offers a week-long seminar on Health Systems Design. His current work is principally focused on the design of national and regional health systems. He was a member of the Indian Government’s High-Level Expert Group on Universal Health Care; a member of the Primary Care Task Force of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India, a member of the Health Commission for the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh, and a member of the Standing Committee on Health Systems Strengthening at the National Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC. Nachiket…

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Diana Tsui

Diana Tsui has served as Head of Global Philanthropy for Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan since 2014, working to develop grant-making and corporate responsibility strategies across 14 countries in the region. Previously, Diana was the Head of CSR and Diversity for KPMG China and Hong Hong. In 2008, Diana also oversaw the establishment of and served as CEO of the KPMG Foundation. Her previous positions include working as Managing Director of Mercy Corps East Asia, and as Head of Community Affairs for Nike's Asia Pacific region. She has worked closely with multinationals, governments, and international organizations such as the European Commission, ILO, Asia Development Bank, and the World Bank China,…

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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is a writer and activist who works on race, gender, democracy, and politics. Sisonke works on human rights and Democracy with the Sonke Gender Justice Network, which has been a leading advocate of working with men and boys in promoting gender equality. She has global, regional, and national experience, having worked for the United Nations as well as within the civil society sector and in private philanthropy. Until November 2012, she led George Soros’ philanthropic efforts based in Johannesburg as the Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa. She is also the author of a weekly column at the Daily Maverick, a leading South African…

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