Olga Evdokimova

Olga Evdokimova

Director;Evolution and Philanthropy;Russia

Olga Evdokimova

Olga Evdokimova

Olga Evdokimova Director of the Branch of not-for-profit organization “Evolution and Philanthropy” (UK) in Russian Federation Olga was born in Moscow, Russia. She hold the diploma of a higher education in Economics. Olga graduated from the University of Antwerp business school with honors. For about 10 years Olga served in the financial sector as a senior executive at the Bank Uralsib and its branches. In 2004, Olga joined the nonprofit community as a Director of the Victoria Children Foundation. Since 2007 she has served as a Director of Evolution and Philanthropy, a UK-based not-for-profit organization, which has its branch in the Russian Federation. In 2010-2012 she joined the Working Philanthropy Development Group at the Public Chamber. In 2013 Olga was invited to work as an expert for the Communication Department of the Moscow Government. She serves as a Board member at Association of Fundraising Professionals. Married; has two daughters.

Marta Cabrera

Marta Cabrera

President;EMpower - The Emerging Markets Foundation;USA

Marta Cabrera

Marta Cabrera

Marta Cabrera is President of EMpower and was one of the founding sponsors of EMpower at its inception in 2000. Ms. Cabrera is responsible for the management and organizational development of EMpower globally. Prior to joining EMpower, Ms. Cabrera worked for sixteen years in the Emerging Markets financial sector, joining Chase Manhattan Bank in 1986 and, in her last position, was a Senior Fixed Income Salesperson responsible for developing and managing some of the business unit’s most significant client relationships. Ms. Cabrera received a Bachelor’s degree at Barnard College, Columbia University; a Licenciature in Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; and a Masters of International Affairs at the School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Yulia Mazanova

Yulia Mazanova

Social Policy and Corporate Communications Director in Managing Company «METALLOINVEST» LLC

Yulia Mazanova

Yulia Mazanova

Yulia Mazanova Social Policy and Corporate Communications Director in Managing Company «METALLOINVEST» LLC. Mrs. Mazanova graduated from the Department of Technical Cybernetics and Automation at the Moscow Institute of Chemical Engineering and obtained an MBA degree in Political and Business Communications from the Institute of Communication Management (High School of Economics). She has worked as a top manager of the Company since 2005. Mrs. Mazanova has held her current position since September 2010.

Mashuda Khatun Shefali

Mashuda Khatun Shefali

the Founder President & CEO of Bangladesh Women’s Foundation (BWF)

Mashuda Khatun Shefali

Mashuda Khatun Shefali

Mashuda Khatun Shefali the Founder President & CEO of Bangladesh Women’s Foundation (BWF), a fund raising and grant making organization mandated to invest in the rights and equality of women and girls in Bangladesh. Her areas of expertise include gender, human rights programming and labor rights. She has over 35 years of experience working on gender, labour rights, women’s political participation and defending violence against women and girls. Before founding BWF, she was also the founder of Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK), one of the nationally leading NGO known as advocates of gender equality, women’s empowerment, labour rights in ready-made garment industries, girls’ education and women political rights. She begins her journey in the development sector starting with Ministry of Women’s Affairs followed by several citizen sector organizations, women’s groups and donors. This period concluded with a position in the Canadian International Development Agency, where she managed development funds for a large number of local NGOs throughout the country. Shefali is currently also the founder and Managing Director of the Kishorgonj Eye Hospitals and Agarashindur Community Hospital in Kishorgonj and founder of Agarashindur Ishakhan Girls High School in her village. Her latest project is the School Girls Karate Training for defending sexual violence and “Bicycles for Rural Girls Empowerment”. Mashuda has a Masters in General History and International Relations from the Jahangir Nagar University. Currently Mashuda is the PhD Research Fellow in the areas of “Women’s Political Leadership in Bangladesh: Social Expectations and Reality” at her University. Over the years she has attended several professional training and certificate courses, seminars, conferences in national, regional and international level.

Dr. Wang Hong

Dr. Wang Hong

acquired her PhD from Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong

Dr. Wang Hong

Dr. Wang Hong

Dr. Wang Hong acquired her PhD from Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. She worked as a Lecturer of Tsinghua University, a Research Fellow of the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Project Development Manager of the Chinese Mainland Affairs Office of the Hong Polytechnic University. Since 2008, Dr. Wang Hong has served in the Sichuan post-earthquake reconstruction development, the facilitation of cultivating and training of disaster professional and academic research. Dr. Wang Hong dedicates to the national disaster prevention and mitigation work, the post disaster reconstruction development and leverages the philanthropy exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong and mainland China. Currently Dr. Wang Hong is Corporate Affairs Manager (Mainland) of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, responsible for coordinating the Sichuan reconstruction projects and National Community Fitness Programs in mainland China.

Meenakshi Batra

Meenakshi Batra

Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India.

Meenakshi Batra

Meenakshi Batra

Meenakshi Batra Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India. Meenakshi Batra is a seasoned and widely recognised professional with over 24 years of experience in the international development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and not-for-profit sector. Her skills include a wide range of development sector approaches, institutional donor programme management, organisational development, and budget and strategic planning. Meenakshi has extensive experience in the areas of civil society, child and human rights, poverty and vulnerabilities, equity and social exclusion, and gender and masculinities. She has served in various leadership roles with international development and humanitarian agencies in South and South East Asia. Meenakshi has successfully led large country programmes in India, Afghanistan and Indonesia working with leading international development NGOs. Currently Meenakshi is the CEO of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India.

Helena Monteiro

Helena Monteiro

Executive Director of WINGS.

Helena Monteiro

Helena Monteiro

Helena Monteiro Executive Director of WINGS. Since January 2011, Helena is the Executive Director of WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support) - a global network of grantmaker associations and organizations that promote and support philanthropy. With over twenty years of experience in international development and the nonprofit sector, Ms Monteiro has worked for the Canadian Public Health Association, the Pan American Health Organization and the Organization of American States. In Brazil, Helena worked as Program Director at IDIS, a support organization serving corporate and family philanthropy in Brazil. Helena holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, CUNY.

Michael Hermann

Michael Hermann

Country Representative of Humana People to People China.

Michael Hermann

Michael Hermann

Michael Hermann Country Representative of Humana People to People China. “The Federation for Associations connected to the International HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Movement” , China. We started in 2005 in cooperation with the Yunnan Government Poverty Alleviation Bureau to create development in poverty areas. On 23.07.2010 we could get legally recorded at the Yunnan Civil Affairs Bureau. We want to contribute to bridge the big four gaps in China (Urban-Rural, East-West, Rich-Poor, Men-Women). We realize that in China we have 70 million rural poor living below the national poverty line of Rmb2,300/year, that more than 40% of children in poverty areas are undernourished and that China is faced with many challenges on its way forward to build a harmonious moderately well-off society. Our team of 180 people works in the villages:Agriculture and Environment、Rural Development、Rural community preschool education、Health (HIV/AIDS, TB) and nutrition、We benefited 3.1 million people since 2007.

Philo Alto

Philo Alto

is an ex-investment banker (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) who is passionate about doing good while doing well.

Philo Alto

Philo Alto

Philo Alto is an ex-investment banker (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) who is passionate about doing good while doing well. He is the CEO of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a philanthropy and leadership advisory platform that seeks to inform and engage individuals and organizations to create sustainable impact. He previously co-authored two publications: “Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK" and "Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in Hong Kong". He has also previously convened a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable in Hong Kong bringing together foundation leaders to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value. His firm AVA has recently been engaged by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to lead the program curation efforts for its international Philanthropy for Better Cities forum in September 2016. Philo received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. He is a board director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and an officer of the HBS Association of Hong Kong.

Kalugina Galina

Kalugina Galina

Development Director of the charitable city foundation "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage".

Kalugina Galina

Kalugina Galina

Kalugina Galina Development Director of the charitable city foundation "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage". Galina has a huge experience in the field of civil society. First, she worked at the Irkutsk city administration, department of public affairs. She participated in forming very important civil institutions such as the Public chamber, the Council on interethnic relations, the School of active citizens. She took part in appearing in Irkutsk the popular school for golden age citizens - "Grandma online" and also very meaningful project "My favorite city with new parks". In 2010 Galina took part in appearing the charitable city foundation "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage". From 2011 till 2015 Galina worked in regional executive committee of "United Russia" party. She was able to learn the theory and practice of the government, legislative frameworks, political organizations. She also learned about election campaigns of different levels: from municipal to federal. Since 2015 she works for the charitable city foundation "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage". Galina is a certified specialist in interethnic relations -she studied this course at the Irkutsk State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D work - "The phenomenon of ethnic-cultural society in modern Russia, taking Irkutsk as an example." Galina graduated from the Presidential Academy of State administration with the speciality "Innovative approach in state administration". She was published several times on interethnic relations, civil actions, citizens participation in local self-government.

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil

Founder and Senior Analyst of IDIS - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social.

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil

Marcos Kisil Founder and Senior Analyst of IDIS - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social. Marcos Kisil is a well-known expert in private social investment in Latin America having spent more than 15 years as Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan. He is the founder of the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS), a 16 years old leading institution in promoting philanthropy in Latin America – a member of Charity Aid Foundation Global Alliance. Besides, he is a full-professor at the University of São Paulo, School of Public Health. He serves as Board member of several organizations including the Brazilian branch of the BirdLife International. He also served on the Board of several organizations. Among others: Resource Alliance, WWF/Brazil, Getulio Vargas Foundation (School of Business Administration), Banco do Brasil Foundation, Instituto Ayrton Senna, founder and former President of GIFE - Grupo de Fundações, Institutos e Empresas (a kind of Brazilian Council on Foundations). He is a founding member, and was a Board member of WINGS – Worldwide Initiative in Grantmaking Support, and a former President and CEO of Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, a family foundation created in 1965 focused in child development. Dr. Kisil has a Medical Degree from the University of São Paulo, residency training at Hospital das Clinícas in São Paulo, and received a PhD in Public Administration from George Washington University (SGBA). He is a senior fellow of Synergos Institute and Bettelsman Foundation, and a member of the editorial board of the Alliance Magazine. Marcos has authored more than 80 articles on Latin America and Brazilian philanthropy and books such as “Community: focus on philanthropy and social private investment”, “Private Social Investment Trends in Latin America” and “Building and Managing Endowment Funds”.

Ms. Dana R.H. Doan

Ms. Dana R.H. Doan

is the Founder and Strategic Advisor to the LIN Center for Community Development

Ms. Dana R.H. Doan

Ms. Dana R.H. Doan

Ms. Dana R.H. Doan is the Founder and Strategic Advisor to the LIN Center for Community Development, the only not-for-profit organization in Vietnam that is providing support services to individual and corporate donors, skilled volunteers and local, not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Doan also serves on the Board of SEO-Vietnam, which seeks to develop and help orient future leaders of Vietnam. She has participated in various project advisory boards in Vietnam managed by Oxfam, Saigon Children’s Charity, The Asia Foundation, AmCham-United Way Vietnam and AIESEC. Prior to setting up LIN, Dana worked with the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council & Education Forum (Vietnam), the Metro Chicago Information Center (USA) and the U.S. Peace Corps (Honduras) on international relations, community economic development and public policy. Ms. Doan has a B.A. from Northwestern University, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), a Certificate in Grantmaking and Foundations from the NYU School for Continuing and Professional Studies, a Certificate in Leadership, Organizing and Action from the Harvard Kennedy School. She was awarded a CSIP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship in 2012 and more recently co-authored a chapter on philanthropy in Vietnam for The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (June, 2015).

Alina Porumb

Alina Porumb

is the director for strategic philanthropy programs of the Association for Community Relations (ARC), a national philanthropy support organization.

Alina Porumb

Alina Porumb

Alina Porumb is the director for strategic philanthropy programs of the Association for Community Relations (ARC), a national philanthropy support organization. She is the leader of a long term program that supported the start up and consolidation of community foundations, through sharing of knowledge, encouragement and support for local leaders to develop community foundations and the development of a national support infrastructure for community foundations, bringing together eight other organizations as partners, donors and the Romanian Federation of Community Foundations. Now 15 community foundations serve over 40% of the Romanian population. Before this program, she has been involved for ten years in a series of development initiatives in the field of civil society and philanthropy, contributing on areas connected to grant-making, community development, organizational development and research. Starting with 2012, she is leading the Initiative for Strategic Philanthropy in Central and Eastern Europe, a community of practitioners active in the field of philanthropy who want to take a change orientated and knowledge based approach to their work.

Marina Kondrashova

Marina Kondrashova

Head of City foundation. "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage" from 2011.

Marina Kondrashova

Marina Kondrashova

Marina Kondrashova Head of City foundation. "Heritage of Irkutsk patronage" from 2011. Marina was born and live in Irkutsk, East Siberia, Russia. Her main life principle - make every possible effort to keep spiritual and cultural heritage that were formed by previous generations, to cultivate and prolong best traditions of the Siberian society. This life principle comes from true love of the motherland, deep history knowledge and her eagerness to help every time aroused by parents.This idea also stands as a base principle of Marina's foundation.Marina Kondrashova is a chief ideologist of this project, uniting different people of the local society around her: doctors, teachers, businessmen, members of non-commercial organizations. Today the foundation is a main member of city life. The events held by the foundation are truly cultural events. The foundation's work is targeted at: support of people with disabilities, history and cultural heritage preservation, publishing, social education. Every person can take part at the foundation's work. A comfortable system of interaction between local society members (from well-known businessmen to students-volunteers) is in place because of the foundation's actions.

Larisa Avrorina

Larisa Avrorinahas

Program director;Charities Aid Foundation, branch in Russia;Russia

Larisa Avrorina

Larisa Avrorinahas

Larisa Avrorinahas worked in NGO sector for over 20 years, and CAF Russia since 2001. Since 2007, Mrs. Avrorina has been the head of the community foundation program at CAF. She has widely published on the issues of NGOs development in Russia. She is a member of the Working Group of the Russian School of Grant Managers and a board member of Association of Specialists in Program and Policy Evaluation (ASPPE). She was a recipient of Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize in 2014.

Jenny Hodgson

Jenny Hodgson

Executive Director;Global Fund for Community Foundations;South Africa

Jenny Hodgson

Jenny Hodgson

Jenny Hodgson has been the executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) since 2006. She has overseen the development of the organisation from its inception as a pilot project to a fully-fledged global grantmaking fund which has disbursed over U.S. $3 million in grants to 157 community philanthropy organisations in 52 countries. Jenny has worked in the field of philanthropy and development in Uganda, Russia, Kenya, Singapore and Thailand. Jenny has a BA (Hons) in English from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is on the board of WINGS (Worldwide Initiative on Grantmaker Support and Enset).

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba Ms.

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

Executive Director;Forum for African Women Educationalists;Kenya

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba Ms.

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

Hendrina Chalwe Doroba is the Executive Director for a pan-African non-governmental organisation known as the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). She joined FAWE in 2007 as programme Officer and rose through ranks to her current portfolio. Hendrina has over 30 years of work experience. She is a leader and team player and has successfully managed various teams during her varied portfolios as programme manager and coordinator at both regional and national level, teacher trainer and secondary school teacher. Prior to joining FAWE in 2007, Hendrina worked with Irish Embassy (Zambia) as Education Manager, and Oxfam GB Zambia as National Coordinator, Commonwealth Education Fund Project, supporting and strengthening the capacities of 12 local NGOs. She also taught Secondary School Mathematics and Geography, developed and coordinated in –service training programmes for mathematics teachers in Zambia for over 20 years. At FAWE, Hendrina has meritoriously coordinated regional programmes across the 33 sub-Saharan African countries where FAWE has a presence. Her area of expertise include design and development of gender responsive programmes, training of trainers on FAWE’s gender responsive models, project coordination, monitoring and evaluations, policy analysis and advocacy. She is well experienced in strategic planning and she has coordinated and developed strategic plans. Hendrina has excellent networking skills for nurturing partnerships; she has supported and strengthened links between FAWE NCs, various Ministries of Education, funding partners and other civil society. Hendrina has an excellent understanding of gender and education issues, and the challenges that exists particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She has ably presented papers on gender and education in Africa at regional and international conference/meetings. Her international exposure has given Hendrina an opportunity to deepen her understanding of the political, economic social and cultural environment in which the social sector reform process operates at various levels globally. She is passionate about supporting/ building the capacities of teachers in gender responsive pedagogy and empowering the youth to take responsibilities in addressing issues that hinder their education. Hendrina has a strong commitment to social justice, social development work, advocacy, networking and fundraising for equal access to education. She enjoys being part of the team, as well as managing, motivating, training and developing, a successful and productive team. She thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments. Hendrina holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the National University of Ireland, Dublin. She is a graduate and member of the Global Women Leadership Network (GWLN) and Synergos Senior Fellow.

Dora Kageha Lumasia

Dora Kageha Lumasia

ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR;Forum for African Women Educationalists;Kenya

Dora Kageha Lumasia

Dora Kageha Lumasia

Dora Kageha Lumasia has diverse professional experience in Education, Food Security and Academia. Her area of expertise includes project coordination, capacity building and Monitoring & Evaluation. She began her career at the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), working in 33 countries across sub-Saharan Africa to promote girls’ education in Africa. In 2009, Dora joined the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) where she worked in various capacities including integrating gender into the Agricultural value chain. Dora is a PhD Candidate at the University of Nairobi with a Monitoring and Evaluation specialization. She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning & Management from the same institution and an undergraduate with a French Major from Kenyatta University. She serves as Special Assistant to the FAWE Executive Director.

Celso Rocha Grecco

Celso Grecco

President;Atitude;Brazilia

Celso Rocha Grecco

Celso Grecco

Celso Grecco is Ashoka Fellow and Senior Synergos Fellow. He created in 2003 the Social Investment Exchange (SIX) within BOVESPA - Brazil Stock Exchange. Recognized as a pioneering model for social stock exchanges, the program was adopted as case study by the United Nations and a model recommended for all stock exchanges of the world. In 2009 the SIX was replicated in Portugal within Euronext Lisbon as a pilot for the Euronext network (New York, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam stock exchanges). Celso Grecco is co-author of the book “Financing the Future: Innovative Funding Mechanisms at Work”. His work was acknowledged in the book “The Power of Unreasonable People” and in magazines such as Newsweek and Der Spiegel among others in Brazil and Europe. In November 2008 he was awarded with the “Vision Award 2008” delivered by Professor Muhammad Yunus in Berlin. Mr. Grecco was also consultant in branding and communications for Charity Bank – the first not for profit bank of the world, based in Tonbridge, England.

Bolor Legjeem

Bolor Legjeem

Programs Director;Mongolian Women's Fund;Mongolia

Bolor Legjeem

Bolor Legjeem

Bolor Legjeem is a feminist and fundraiser with over 15 years of experience in social development sector. She currently works as a Programs Director at Mongolian Women’s Fund, the only feminist philanthropic organization in Mongolia that provides financial support to women’s NGOs and grassroots groups for advancement of women’s human rights. She has MA in International Development from Columbia University and MA in Sociology from University of Hawaii. In the past 10 years, Bolor has worked to promote the culture of philanthropy in Mongolia and on evolvement of feminist philanthropy in Mongolia, through combining international theory, local practice and cultural traditions of giving.

Atallah Kuttab

Dr. Atallah Kuttab

Founder and Chairman of the Board;SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region;Germany

Atallah Kuttab

Dr. Atallah Kuttab

Dr. Atallah Kuttab is currently the Chairman and Founder of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region based in Jordan. Since April 2014 he is a Richard von Weizsaecker Fellow at Bosch Stiftung in Berlin. Atallah holds a Ph.D. from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He spent 3 years working in engineering consulting in the private sector and ten years in education, which included planning, teaching, and research at Birzeit University in Palestine and at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Dr. Kuttab was a Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) technical advisor for informal sector employment in Zambia for 3 years, and served with Save the Children for 11 years, most recently as Middle East Regional Manager, covering operations in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan. His management specialty areas are in staff management, fundraising and in forging private sector/ non-government sector relationships to further development efforts. In the period 2005-2011, he was Director General of the Welfare Association, the lead foundation supporting Palestinians primarily in Palestine and Lebanon. He is a Founding Member of Arab Human Rights Fund and Founding Member of the Arab Foundations Forum. He also a member of the Editorial Board of Alliance Magazine, member of the Board of Resource Alliance, member of the Working Group on Peace and Social Justice, Founding Board member of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), and since January 2013 as Chairman of the Board of WINGS.

Beatrice Adrine Mgaya

Beatrice Adrine Mgaya

Chief Executive Officer;Social Action Trust Fund;Tanzania

Beatrice Adrine Mgaya

Beatrice Adrine Mgaya

Beatrice Adrine Mgaya became CEO of the Social Action Trust Fund (SATF) in 2007. She earlier served as a Grants Manager. The primary objective of SATF is to make grants to grassroot organizations registered in Tanzania so as to support Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) to access basic services such as education with the aim of transforming MVC to become productive members of the society. SATF also supports interventions which focus on empowering communities economically. In order to implement its objectives, the Trust operates an Endowment fund, which has been invested to generate income to continually support MVC and other community projects in Tanzania. Prior to joining SATF, she has worked as an Accountant with Capital Finance Ltd and later served as Finance & Administration Manager with Capital Properties Ltd (Subsidiary of CDC, Uk). She has also worked with Swissport Tanzania as Senior Internal Auditor before joining SGS-Societal le Generale (Tanzania- Country Office) as an Internal Operations Manager. Beatrice, holds MA in Community Economic Development and Bachelors in Commerce & Management. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Senior Synergos Fellows program.

Maria Chertok

Maria Chertok

Director;CAF Russia;Russia

Maria Chertok

Maria Chertok

Maria Chertok has been working with CAF Russia since 1997, since May 2005 as a Director. She has been involved in a number of exciting innovations in the Russian philanthropic sector, including development of community foundations model, corporate giving and private foundations. In 2009 Maria was named one of ten most influential philanthropy professionals in Russia by Russian Reporter magazine. Maria is a Board member of WINGS (World Initiative for Grant-makers Support), member of the Advisory Board of the Community Foundations Partnership, member of the Editorial Board of Alliance magazine and a co-organiser of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. She authored a number of articles and research materials on various aspects of philanthropy and civil society development in Russia and globally. In the past Maria served as a Council member of the Russian Donors Forum, a Steering Committee member of Grantmakers East Group of the European Foundation Centre and a trustee of Philanthropy Bridge Foundation (UK).Before working with CAF Maria was a researcher at the Moscow office of the Ford Foundation. She graduated cum laude in sociology from the Moscow State University.

Martha Muhwezi

Natalia Poppel

is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Branding Department at “Severstal”.

Martha Muhwezi

Natalia Poppel

Natalia Poppel is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Branding Department at “Severstal”. Her responsibilities include coordination of company’s charitable and brand development activities. Natalia Poppel has a long-term experience in project-management and PR in commercial and NGO spheres, cultural and educational organizations. Since 1997 until 2008 she worked as a Director of NGOs: "World of Culture", " Culture and Children", "XXI Century Oncology". Before coming to "Severstal" in 2008 she was the Deputy Director of the State Historical, Architectural, Art and Landscape Museum-reserve «Tsaritsyno» in Moscow.

HIROSHI ITO

HIROSHI ITO

MR;The Toyota Foundation;Japan

HIROSHI ITO

HIROSHI ITO

HIROSHI ITO Managing Director of Toyota Foundation. He joined the Toyota Foundation in 2011 after serving several overseas manufacturing and marketing units of Toyota Motor Corporation. He has an MBA degree from Wharton school and a Bachelor degree from Hitotsubashi University.

Mizmun Kusairi

Mizmun Kusairi

Vice President Strategy;GuideStar USA;USA

Mizmun Kusairi

Mizmun Kusairi

Miz brings 15 years of international cross-sector management experience across the philanthropic, nonprofit, and financial services sectors. She leads GuideStar's strategic planning, special projects, and monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining GuideStar, she served as vice president of operations, strategy, and talent at Global Citizen Year, a fast-growing and acclaimed nonprofit social enterprise in youth leadership development. Miz also managed nearly $1 billion in investments and served in the chairman's office at Usaha Tegas, a $10 billion business conglomerate in Malaysia, and spent time at the Fannie Mae Foundation, Citigroup, and social investing firm Acumen Fund. She holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Hon Rosalie Kama Niamayoua

Hon Rosalie Kama Niamayoua

Former Minister for education,Congo Brazaville;Ministry of Education;Congo

Hon Rosalie Kama Niamayoua

Hon Rosalie Kama Niamayoua

Hon Rosalie Kama Niamayoua President of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, Antenna CONGO(FAWE CONGO) Born Nov. 14, 1951 in Ouesso (Sangha) Niamayoua Mrs. Rosalie KAMA wife holds: From a DEA in teaching of scientific disciplines; On the third cycle PhD in Chemistry; From a State Doctorate in Chemistry. Obtained respectively: Claude Bernard University of Lyon; University of Science and Technology of Lille; The Marien NGOUABI University.CAM teacher and Professor at the University Marien NGOUABI ince 1980, she held several positions at the Higher School {ENSL including Head of Department of the exact sciences, Academic Secretary and Director. She was Minister of Primary Education, Secondary and Literacy from 2002 to 2012 and has assumed the functions of President of the Forum of Ministers of ADEA 2004 to 2008. Currently, she is Chair of FAWE CONGO, FAWE member of the Executive Committee and the Pan-African level continues to provide its services to ENS.

Ekaterina Svetlichnaya

Ekaterina Svetlichnaya

Director for Communications and International Projects;Volnoe Delo Oleg Deripaska Foundation;Russia

Ekaterina Svetlichnaya

Ekaterina Svetlichnaya

Ekaterina Svetlichnaya Director for Communications and International ProjectsEkaterina has been working in charity and philanthropy since 1992. Participated in, developed and directed over 20 grant competitions and social responsibility programs with a number of Russian and international foundations and companies, such as Project Hope (US), Crown Agents (UK), Chevron, SUAL, The Embassy of Japan, Eurasia Foundation, Russian State Corporation “OlympStroy” and others. Currently is working in a private Russian charity – Oleg Deripaska “Volnoe Delo” Foundation. Professional duties include Communications and Management of cultural projects. Acting member of the RF Donor’s Forum Council.

Jack Sim Juek Wah

Jack Sim Juek Wah

Founder;World Toilet Organization and BOP HUB;Singapore;

Jack Sim Juek Wah

Jack Sim Juek Wah

Jack Sim Juek Wah Globally known as Mr. Toilet, Jack broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation with his unique mix of humour and serious facts.Founded World Toilet Organization. Created the World Toilet Summit series in Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Belfast, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Macau, Philadelphia, Hainan, Durban, Solo, Indonesia and Delhi.Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum.Ashoka Global Fellow. Synergos Senior Fellow.Time Magazine’s Hero of the Environment in 2008.Channel News Asia’s Asian of the Year 2009.Launched BOP HUB with President Clinton in 2011.2012, “Meet Mr Toilet” premiered at Sundance Film Festiva and 2013 at Cannes Lions Festival 2013, created 19 Nov UN World Toilet Day.2014 honored by Prime Minister of Samoa as High Chief of Falevao.

Titania Fernandez

Titania Fernandez has pursued an increasingly progressive profession in Leadership Development

Titania Fernandez

Titania Fernandez has pursued an increasingly progressive profession in Leadership Development, Resource Mobilisation and Philanthropy; Social Development and Advancement Practices and Public Relations Management since 1994. Titania’s career has seen her involved in direct leadership of teams, systems, structures and procedures across multisectoral and cross-border relationships in a professional and volunteer capacity. She is both an advisor and trustee of various community initiatives and programmes and believes in leading without title.Currently, Titania heads up the Human and Organisational Capital and Development Department which incorporates Partnership Development, Research, Capacity Training, Due Diligence, Monitoring and Evaluation, Coaching and Mentoring. She previously headed up the Research, Advocacy and Policy Department of the Community Chest and prior to that managed the Resource Mobilisation portfolio strategy for the organisation with an annual target of R35million. A previous mandate was to expand Major Giving and strategic philanthropy across and beyond the Africa region. As part of a global affiliate with the United Way Worldwide movement Titania was responsible for the facilitation of effective and efficient strategic and operational support necessary for the timely implementation of fundraising and resource mobilisation support strategies. As part of the management team, she supports the CEO and voluntary Directors of the Board in the strategic implementation of the organisation’s business plan while mobilising consultative relationships with prospective and current donor relationships on a local, national, regional and global level.

Shazia Maqsood Amjad

Executive Director Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy

Shazia Maqsood Amjad

Shazia Maqsood Amjad currently head Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) as the Executive Director which is the CEO of the organisation reporting to its Board of Directors. PCP is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to the mission of enhancing the volume and effectiveness of philanthropy for social sector development. It works towards building partnerships between the government, grant makers and NGOs for social sector development and also plays an advocacy role for an enabling environment for its mission is a knowledge institution that aims to reduce the trust deficit by evaluating NGOs for their performance in financial management, internal governance and programme delivery.I am an educationist and development specialist by training with 20 years experience working with national and international organizations. Based in Pakistan and I have worked for a variety of organizations, which includes the Government of Pakistan (GoP) and development partners including DFID, British Council, UNICEFand GIZ. My fifteen plus years of work with the GoP have been very valuable in developing an overview of the complexity and dynamics of the national policy making and aid allocation processes in Pakistan. I was responsible for the huge World Bank and later on DFID portfolio at EAD where my participation at various high level meetings and forums has build an understanding of how big programs are structured around high level political influencing, operational implementation and developing an evidence base through research.Previously , I headed the Technical Unit formed by GIZ at NAVTTC to support Government of Pakistan in implementing skill development reform.I advised Government counterparts at a strategic level to provide vision and direction to the skill development sector in Pakistan. I identify alternative development policy options to enhance the policy impact of GIZ interventionsand leadGIZ’s policy dialogue with the donors and at all tiers of Government. Previously, I have served as Team Leader/Chief of Party for DFID/Pakistan‘s Task Force on Education reporting to Shahnaz Wazir Ali Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Sector. My work included development of strategy; design, operation, and programming of activities to improve access and quality of schooling sector in Pakistan. My core strengths are undertaking advocacy and creating strategic partnerships and alliances.I have stewarded relationships with government agencies, development partners, and local and international NGOs for mobilizing resources and technical assistance. I earned my post Graduate degree at Harvard Education School and also taught for more than eight years at the Post Graduate level.

Victor Kuo Ph.D.

Victor Kuo, Ph.D., is a consultant, researcher, and evaluator who has spent fifteen years helping philanthropic foundations measure their social impact

Victor Kuo Ph.D.

Victor Kuo Ph.D. is a consultant, researcher, and evaluator who has spent fifteen years helping philanthropic foundations measure their social impact. Currently, he is founder of VK Global Advising and leads projects in strategic planning, evaluation, and organizational development. Previously, he was a senior consultant with FSG Social Impact Advisors, evaluation officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and research associate in the Evaluation and Learning Services unit at the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. He has consulted on evaluation planning and conducting evaluations of projects in early childhood education, K-12 education, post-secondary education, conservation and the environment, arts and culture, health, and civil society. Dr. Kuo served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association. He also holds the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Research at Seattle Colleges which serve 50,000 in Washington State, USA. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, MA from Teachers College Columbia University, and BA from Pomona College.

Ms. Manisha Mirchandani

Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)

Ms. Manisha Mirchandani

Ms. Manisha Mirchandani is an experienced research consultant and project manager, and has developed research programmes and authored reports for organisations including the United Nations Development Programme, The Economist Group and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). She previously worked in New York and Hong Kong with the EIU’s research consultancy business, where she was responsible for designing and executing bespoke research programmes for corporations, government organisations and multilateral institutions, with an emphasis on emerging Asia. Manisha holds a BA from the University of Liverpool and an MSc from the London School of Economics. She is currently based in Hong Kong, and is conversant in Cantonese

BIO INFORMATION: MARTHA MUHWEZI

Martha Muhwezi holds a Master's degree in Gender and Women Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Education of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

BIO INFORMATION: MARTHA MUHWEZI

Martha Muhwezi holds a Master's degree in Gender and Women Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Education of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. She is currently Head of Programs with FAWE Africa (Forum for African Women Educationalists), in Nairobi Kenya. As FAWE Africa Regional Head of Programs, She is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and supporting FAWE programs and activities in 34 FAWE National Chapters in line with the FAWE Strategic Objectives.

Martha is a development worker with over 15 years of experience in the civil society sector nationally, regionally and internationally. Her areas of expertise include Organization Management and Program Coordination with practical experience in Programme Management: Design, Planning and implementation of varied programs, Gender Mainstreaming, gender budgeting and audit, Governance, Strategic Planning, Training and Facilitation, Advocacy, Budgeting and Budget Control, Participatory Methodologies and Approaches and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Mizmun Kusairi

Vice President, Strategy

Mizmun Kusairi

Mizmun Kusairi brings 15 years of international cross-sector management experience across the philanthropic, nonprofit, and financial services sectors. She leads GuideStar's strategic planning, special projects, and monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining GuideStar, she served as vice president of operations, strategy, and talent at Global Citizen Year, a fast-growing and acclaimed nonprofit social enterprise in youth leadership development. Miz also managed nearly $1 billion in investments and served in the chairman's office at Usaha Tegas, a $10 billion business conglomerate in Malaysia, and spent time at the Fannie Mae Foundation, Citigroup, and social investing firm Acumen Fund. She holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Dorit Lehrack

Dorit Lehrack, a German national and mother of three children, grew up and graduated as a physicist in the former German Democratic Republic.

Dorit Lehrack

Dorit Lehrack, a German national and mother of three children, grew up and graduated as a physicist in the former German Democratic Republic.Since the wall came down in 1989, she joint the newly formed environmental movement in GDR, first as a founding member of the Independent Institute for Environmental Concerns (UfU) in Berlin, the first independent environmental research NGO in former GDR, and later as the Director of the newly established branch office of Greenpeace Germany in Berlin. In 1993 she moved to Greenpeace International in Amsterdam as Greenpeace’s regional coordinator for the former States of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In this capacity she established Greenpeace’s offices in Moscow, Kiev, Prague and Bratislava and also represented the Eastern European offices in Greenpeace Council on decision-making as their trustee.In 1996 Dorit was hired to Friends of the Earth Germany, the biggest environmental membership organization in Germany with about 400000 members, as its Political Director. In this function she introduced, for example, the new strategy on sustainable development, developed by Friends of the Earth Germany under the title of “Future-able Germany” as a big step forward in the German discussion towards increased sustainability.In 1999 Dorit moved to China and soon joined the young movement of social and environmental NGOs. For the coming years, until 2006, she assisted the China Association for NGO cooperation, CANGO, as its international senior advisor. Her main focus was on capacity building for Chinese grass root NGOs. She developed a comprehensive training program and introduced it to China. Now her training curricula and approach are somehow standard in China, and many NGO leaders participated successfully in these trainings. For her good work in the development of Civil Society in China Dorit was awarded from the Chinese government with the Friendship Award for International Experts in the year 2006. From 2007 to 2010 Dorit established the regional office for South East Asia for the German Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam.2012 Dorit returned to China and assisted the China Foundation Center in building up working relationships to German and European Foundations and in Fundraising. She left CFC in 2014 but keeps close contact to CFC as its international senior advisor to CFC. Presently Dorit is back in Vietnam and leads a German-Vietnamese development project on groundwater protection.

Edna Chilimo

Edna Chilimo is the Capacity Development Manager of the Foundation for Civil Society

Edna Chilimo

Edna Chilimo is the Capacity Development Manager of the Foundation for Civil Society, the largest support mechanism for civil society organisations in Tanzania, responsible for a portfolio of over 1 000 organisations implementing developmental projects worth over USD14 million. Her Main role is to oversee all programs aimed to facilitate networking within the Civil Society sector and linkages between Civil Society sector and other development actors. She has over 15 years’ experience in community development work. She is a certified OD practitioner, whose passion is to support development of others to maximize their potentials in life. She also supports CSOs to manage change and development processes

Suzanty Sitorus

Suzanty Sitorus is the Secretary of the Executive Board of the Association of Philanthropy Indonesia (PFI) whose members represent philanthropy institutions and individuals from the giving

Suzanty Sitorus

Suzanty Sitorus is the Secretary of the Executive Board of the Association of Philanthropy Indonesia (PFI) whose members represent philanthropy institutions and individuals from the giving, intermediary and receiving sectors. PFI seeks to advance philanthropy that creates positive impacts to support self-reliance and sustainability in Indonesia. Suzanty is also the Chair of the Executive Board of the Indonesia Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI), a prominent national, independent, non-government trust fund for biodiversity conservation. From 2009 until early 2015, she worked with the Government of Indonesia’s body coordinating climate change policy and strategy. Suzanty earned Ph.D degree from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

FLORENCIA ROITSTEIN

Ph.D. from the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) of Paris, France. She was Researcher at CONICET, INSEAD Business School, and Professor of CSR at ESSEC in France

FLORENCIA ROITSTEIN

Florencia ROITSTEIN Ph.D. from the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) of Paris, France. She was Researcher at CONICET, INSEAD Business School, and Professor of CSR at ESSEC in France. She is currently Professor at the School of Management of San Andrés University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visiting professor at the School of Management in Normandie and the University of Lyon, France. She was program director for International Planned Parenthood Federation in New York. Under Secretary of State for Sustainable Development. (2006 – 2008), Argentina. Consultant to international organizations (World Bank, UNDP, IDB among others) and multinational companies, addressing the interface between environmental sustainability, social equity and economic development. Senior International Fellow from the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate School, City University of New York. Co-creator and director of the Program ELLAS – Women and Philanthropy at CEDES, Argentina.

Andrés Arturo Thompson

Master's degree in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands)

Andrés Arturo Thompson

Andrés Arturo Thompson Master’s degree in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands). He was a researcher at the CONICETand the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) He wrote several books and articles on women and philanthropy, non-governmental organizations, and development. As a consultant, he worked for UNICEF-Argentina, the Latin American Council of Social Sciences, and various nonprofit organizations in Argentina and Latin America. He was a program director for Latin American and Caribbean programming at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan (1994-2010). Head of the Brazil office of streetfootballworld (2010-2012). Fellow of the Synergos Institute (New York) and from the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate School, City University of New York. He co-leads the Program ELLAS – Women and Philanthropy in Argentina and Uruguay at CEDES, Argentina. Active member of Fondo Región Colonia (community Foundation), Uruguay.

Colleen Anne du Toit

Colleen Anne du Toit

Colleen du Toit was appointed Chief Executive of CAF Southern Africa in February 2008

Colleen Anne du Toit

Colleen Anne du Toit

Colleen Anne du Toit was appointed Chief Executive of CAF Southern Africa in February 2008. CAF Southern Africa is a member of the CAF Global Alliance and was established in South Africa in 2000 to strengthen local giving and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Previously Colleen directed the Southern African Grantmakers Association (SAGA), a membership body for donors operating in South Africa. At this time Colleen also served on the governing structure of the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). Colleen’s formal background is in the social sciences and she has worked in the NGO sector for most of her life. Most notably during the 80s/90s she served on the executive in Planact, an organisation which worked with marginalised communities to support their struggles against apartheid housing and urban development restrictions. After the first democratic elections in South Africa, Colleen took an opportunity to work within the new government. Here she was director of strategy at Statistics South Africa, where a key responsibility of her office was to manage overseas development aid and technical assistance. Selected highlights of Colleen’s career in philanthropy have been: partnering with a university to produce the first national study on Social Giving in South Africa; participating in a working group to deliver a Code of Governance for the NGO sector; researching and reporting on the functioning of state-related funding agencies, and most recently a pilot study on individual giving and volunteering in one of South Africa’s nine provinces. Finally Colleen is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. The aim of the centre is to memorialise Sophiatown heritage. Being one of the only ‘multi-racial’ communities in the country, Sophiatown was destroyed by the apartheid government in the 1950’s. The centre also facilitates community development with a particular focus on youth.

Nina Samarina

Nina Samarina

Chairman of «Perm Region Community Foundations Alliance» non-commercial partnership.

Nina Samarina

Nina Samarina

Nina Samarina Chairman of «Perm Region Community Foundations Alliance» non-commercial partnership. From June 2005 to present - President of "Sodeistvie", Social Initiatives Support Fund. The main activity - development of civil initiatives in rural areas of the Perm region, development and implementation of special social programs, promotion of project culture to develop and support community initiatives, implementation of pilot programs and forms of work to enhance public participation in the life of local communities ("National recognition", "Parental recognition" in rural areas in the region, interregional competition for social projects, "My Village" project for the best rural settlement, "Efficiency" research program, the areas social activity passports creation, "School of public control for the veterans" and other forms of civic engagement and local self-government). Since May 2010 - Chairman of «Perm Region Community Foundations Alliance» non-commercial partnership, which consists of 12 community foundations representatives of Perm region. The main objective of the Alliance is the promotion of Community Foundations technology among Perm region municipalities and neighboring regions, the consolidation of charity and donor organizations, methodical and informational support of their activities, strengthening the management within organizations working on the model of the Community Foundations, and the development and promotion of volunteering, philanthropy and charity in Perm region and other regions of Russia. Author and writer of programs for socio-economic development of municipalities and rural settlements of Perm region with participation of NGOs, an expert in the implementation of social technologies and the development of local self-government and civil society institutions since 2000; Experience as a trainer and moderator on the issues of project culture promotion, fundraising techniques and mechanisms of inter-sector cooperation since 1999. The Russian Federation Community Foundation Partnership Coordinating Council Member, June 2006. The Volga Federal District Public Council for Development of Civil Society Member, April 2010. The Civil Society Development Coordination Council of the Federation Council Chairman Member, December 2011. Public Chamber of the Perm region Member, the Civil Society Institutions development and mechanisms of interaction with public authorities and local self-government Committee Chairman of the second and third convocation in December 2011 to present; the Public Council of the Perm region Territorial Development Ministry member, Perm region regulation the contract system in the procurement Ministry, Perm region Ministry of Finance, Perm Region Agriculture and Agribusiness Ministry, 2013- 2014 to the present time. The Working Group Head on the independent review of cultural institutions, the Public Council member of for independent assessment of the Perm regoin Government since July 2013. Author of manuals and brochures for the development of the public sector : " How to write a grant proposal . Primer ", "On both sides of the table ... Fundamentals of Fundraising ", "Secrets of the public organization effective management", "Financial Management in NGOs. Parts 1 and 2 ".

Jeffrey Adam Falkenstein

Jeffrey Adam Falkenstein

Vice President;Foundation Center;USA

Jeffrey Adam Falkenstein

Jeffrey Adam Falkenstein

Jeffrey Adam Falkenstein joined the Foundation Center’s publishing staff in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Data Architecture. He is responsible for the development of content for all database-driven Foundation Center publications and products. He manages the publication of numerous print and electronic publications, directs the ongoing development of the Center’s numerous editorial databases, establishes all editorial policies and procedures, and designs many of the Center’s online products and websites accessed by millions of users globally. Jeff has worked with partners around the world, helping them to develop their own data infrastructure, collection, classification, and dissemination strategies. Additionally, he has helped partners develop multilingual platforms and portals through which audiences are able to access data on philanthropy in particular regions or topics of interest. A seasoned researcher, writer, editor, and taxonomist with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and 25 years of database publishing experience, Mr. Falkenstein is the principal editor of dozens of directories on philanthropy. He has direct oversight of the global data-gathering efforts supporting The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Maps platforms. These products and services are generated from the Center’s vast custom database, which includes records for over 120,000 grantmaking institutions and over 3 million grants to nonprofits worldwide.

Gritt Richter

Gritt Richter

is developing and managing grantee partnerships of EMpower in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, and provides technical support to grantee partners.

Gritt Richter

Gritt Richter

Gritt Richter is developing and managing grantee partnerships of EMpower in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, and provides technical support to grantee partners. Ms. Richter has more than 15 years’ experience in international development cooperation with employers as Plan International in France or the German governmental cooperation agency GIZ in Germany and Mali/West Africa. Throughout her professional career, Gritt has worked extensively with CBOs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. She is committed to the promotion of child and youth rights as well as gender equality to improve lives of young people. Ms. Richter holds diploma in Business Management from Germany and France and a Master’s Degree in International Humanitarian Assistance.

Ekaterina Gerus

Ekaterina Gerus

ISTOKI

Ekaterina Gerus

Ekaterina Gerus

Ekaterina Gerus the Executive Director of the Endowment fund "ISTOKI" (Moscow, Russia). Ekaterina Gerus is a financier with more than 10 years’ experience of work in the sphere of fund raising, including for charitable purposes. She has worked in a number of investment banks and financial institutions in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Great Britain, raising funds for commercial projects in different spheres. Professional activity includes working with Uralsib and Renaissance Capital banks and the company KPMG. In 2009 she started working in the charity sphere. In 2009-2010 she engaged in the development of social entrepreneurship projects in V. Alekperov’s “Our Future” Foundation (Russia). In 2012-2013 she managed the Endowment Foundation of the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (Russia). She has a Master’s degree in the area of international finance from Cass Business School in London, as well as a diploma from the State University of Management in Moscow.

Patrick Haverman

Patrick Haverman

Deputy Country Director UNDP China Mr. Patrick Haverman (Netherlands) started his assignment as UNDP Deputy Country Director in China on 17/09/2012.

Patrick Haverman

Patrick Haverman

Patrick Haverman Deputy Country Director UNDP China Mr. Patrick Haverman (Netherlands) started his assignment as UNDP Deputy Country Director in China on 17/09/2012. Patrick graduated from in 1993 the Rotterdam School of Management in Business Administration, after which he worked for four years as financial controller and marketing manager for an international Architect and Engineering company. In 1997, he started his international career working for the Dutch government in a bi-lateral development project in Bolivia, after which he joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2000, in the UNDP Honduras. he became the Deputy Resident Representative Strategic Operations in Tanzania in 2003, followed by an initiative of the Regional Bureau for Africa to streamline the Country Offices and ramp up efficiency and delivery in the region; in 1,5 year he undertook missions to 18 African countries (DRC, CAR, Cameroon, Mali, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana, Burundi, Zambia, Rwanda, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire and Mauritius). In 2006 he became the project advisor for the UNDP for the Millennium Villages project, working with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, for an implementation in 13 countries in Africa. Before joining UNDP China he functioned as one of the country advisors in HQ overseeing a portfolio of countries in Africa. Patrick has travelled to 135 countries. He is married and tries to keep up learning Mandarin at the speed of his two children.

Shenyu Belsky

Shenyu Belsky

China Program Director;Rockefeller Brothers Fund;USA

Shenyu Belsky

Shenyu Belsky

Shenyu Belsky Shenyu Guo (Belsky) directs the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s China program, which she has led since its establishment in 2005. Her work focuses on addressing challenges relating to environmental pollution and its impact on public health; energy and climate, and the development of indigenous philanthropy. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ms. Belsky served as a senior program director at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations where she developed and implemented a wide-range of programs addressing critical issues in contemporary China, including labor and employment, public health, and education. Ms. Belsky was raised in Guangzhou and Shanghai, and educated in China and Australia. She is a trustee of the Lingnan Foundation, member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, steering committee member of the Health and Environmental Funders Network, and an advisor to a number of Chinese foundations and non-profit organizations.

Oksana Oracheva

Oksana Oracheva Dr.

is General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.

Oksana Oracheva

Oksana Oracheva Dr.

Oksana Oracheva Dr. is General Director of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. She oversees programs development and is responsible for the Foundation’s international activities and global partnerships. Oksana is chair of the Governing Council of the Russian Donors Forum. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2010 Oksana served as Russia Program Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program at Moscow office of the Institute of International Education. In 1999-2000 she was an editor of the bi-weekly Russian Regional Bulletin published by East-West Institute Moscow Center. Oksana is a political scientist and has over 20 years of work experience in non-profit sector. Since 1989 she has been teaching different courses on Political History and Political Science. She has written extensively on federalism, center-periphery relations and good governance. Oksana holds a MSocSc in Political Science degree of the University of Birmingham (UK) and a PhD in Political History from Perm State University (Russia) and did research as a Visiting Professor at Yale University. Oksana is a winner of Fulbright and Chevening Scholarship awards.

MARTHA ROSE LUNYOLO MUHWEZI

Martha Rose Lunyolo Muhwezi

Head of Programs;FORUM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN EDUCATIONALISTS (FAWE);Kenya

MARTHA ROSE LUNYOLO MUHWEZI

Martha Rose Lunyolo Muhwezi

Martha Rose Lunyolo Muhwezi holds a Master’s degree in Gender and Women Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Education of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. She is currently Head of Programs with FAWE Africa (Forum for African Women Educationalists), in Nairobi Kenya. As FAWE Africa Regional Head of Programs, She is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and supporting FAWE programs and activities in 34 FAWE National Chapters in line with the FAWE Strategic Objectives.Martha is a development worker with over 15 years of experience in the civil society sector nationally, regionally and internationally. Her areas of expertise include Organization Management and Program Coordination with practical experience in Programme Management: Design, Planning and implementation of varied programs, Gender Mainstreaming, gender budgeting and audit, Governance, Strategic Planning, Training and Facilitation, Advocacy, Budgeting and Budget Control, Participatory Methodologies and Approaches and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Bhekinkosi Moyo

Bhekinkosi Moyo

is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust-a regional organization that supports wider and deeper policy engagements in regional integration.

Bhekinkosi Moyo

Bhekinkosi Moyo

Bhekinkosi Moyo is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust-a regional organization that supports wider and deeper policy engagements in regional integration. Prior to this, he was director of programs at TrustAfrica-a pan African foundation based in Senegal for close to seven years contributing to its growth and pan African reach. He writes extensively on African philanthropy, governance and the state of civil society in Africa. Among his recent books are: Helping to Give, Giving to Help: The Context and Politics of African Philanthropy (2013), Disenabling the Public Sphere: Civil Society Regulation in Africa (2010); Africa in Global Power Play (2007) and What about the children: The silent voices in Maintenance (2004). He has also contributed a number of journal articles, book chapters and regularly writes a column for the African Decisions Magazine. His 2014 article in the Development in Practice Journal is ‘African philanthropy, pan Africanism and Africa’s development’. Most of his works can be found on www.bhekinkosimoyo.com including his Mail and Guardian blog. He sits on the boards of: The African Union Foundation; International Society for Third Sector Research; African Grant Makers Network; University World News, ICCO Southern Africa Regional Council as well as the Alliance Magazine Editorial Board

Roman Sklotskiy

Roman Sklotskiy

Roman Sklotskiy, RVVZ Foundation, Director of charitable projects

Roman Sklotskiy

Roman Sklotskiy

Roman Sklotskiy graduated from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Business Administration and a Master’s degree in World Economy. Between 2008 and 2014, he worked as an Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia, a mentoring program for children in need. Prior to this, he worked as a project and program manager in the telecom industry. At the moment he is Director of charitable projects in the Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend Family Foundation and Board chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia. For the last seven years, Roman has also been involved as a volunteer in a deaf actors theatre project Nedoslov.In May 2011, he completed a performance measurement course for NGOs in the Harvard Business School. In April 2012, he took part in the International Visitors Leadership Program “Volunteerism in the U.S.”.

David Drewery

David Drewery

General Manager;Alliance Publishing Trust;UK

David Drewery

David Drewery

David Drewery Based in London, UK, David Drewery is General Manager of Alliance Publishing Trust, best known for its flagship product Alliance magazine. www.alliancemagazine.org. Alliance is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. It provides news and analysis of what’s happening in the philanthropy and social investment sectors across the world. It also acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners. Alliance is also one of the organisers of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize, along with WINGS, CIVICUS and the Global Fund for Community Foundations. A prize of £5,000 awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries. The winner of the 3rd Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be presented with the prize during the ‘emerging societies, emerging philanthropies’ conference.

Xu Yongguang

Xu Yongguang

Chairman of Narada Foundation China

Xu Yongguang

Xu Yongguang

Xu Yongguang Mr. Xu founded the China Youth Development Foundation after he resigned from head of the Organization Department under the Central Committee of the China Communist Youth League in 1988. The Project Hope founded by him has been developed and recognized as the most influential philanthropic brand in China. In 2007, he co-founded the Narada Foundation with a mission to foster civil society and promote the development and social innovation of the philanthropy sector. Mr. Xu is a renowned thinker and practitioner in the field of civil society organization operation and research with over 25 years' experience and tremendous contribution to the civil society sector. He is the Chief Editor of two renowned books on that area: China's Third Sector Study Series and Inquiry of the world—Project Hope in Xu Yongguang's eyes. In recent years, he has been endeavored to push for structural reform of China's philanthropy sector and shape a modern philanthropic culture. He initiated and co-founded the China Foundation Center which has made significant progress in promoting transparency and credibility of foundations in China

Cheng Gang

Cheng Gang

President of China Foundation Center China

Cheng Gang

Cheng Gang

Cheng Gang President of China Foundation Center. Mr. Cheng has dedicated himself to building information capability among Chinese foundations and advocate and promote transparency in this sector. Mr. Cheng has considerable working experiences both in business field and influential foundations; thus, he tends to pay more attention on practice and innovation and put research results into practices. Furthermore, he knows the operation of foundations and develops close relations within this sector. In 2009, Mr. Cheng participated in the establishment of China Foundation Center (CFC); then, he was nominated as the CEO and president of CFC. Mr. Cheng Gang obtained his Bachelor's Degree in 1985, who is also a senior engineer and a part-time professor of Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai.

Huang Haoming

Huang Haoming

Vice Chairman and CEO of China Association for NGO Cooperation China

Huang Haoming

Huang Haoming

Huang Haoming Mr. Huang HaoMing is the CEO of China Association for NGO Cooperation (hereafter as GANGO). He has dedicated himself to promoting the development of Chinese NGO and the international cooperation. He got the doctor degree in Tinjin University. Before he joined the GANGO, he had been working in the international exchange department of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. His book, Strategic Management of NGO, was published in 2009. He also participated in the edition work of many book, such as NGO in Britain.

Peng Yanni

Peng Yanni

Vice President of Narada Foundation China

Peng Yanni

Peng Yanni

Peng Yanni Vice President of Narada Foundation. She has 19 years of experience in the field of social development with a focus on civil society, public services to the vulnerable groups, social enterprise and social investment. She is Executive Deputy Secretary-General of Narada Foundation and based in Beijing. She was Executive Director of United in Diversity China Fund of GT Group from October 2011 to November 2012 and have successfully brought a tri-sector leadership programme from MIT to China. She worked for the British Council for 8 years from 2003 to 2011. In her capacity of Assistant Director Social Development she led the design and delivery of the Skills for Social Entrepreneurs Project which is a flagship project in social enterprise and social innovation area in China. The project has successfully promoted the concept and practice of social enterprise in China. Before joining the British Council, Peng Yanni had worked for Ministry of Civil Affairs for 6 years focusing on public services to vulnerable children. Peng Yanni holds a Master degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from LSE, and a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Renmin University of China.

Tao Ze

Tao Ze

Vice President of China Foundation Center China

Tao Ze

Tao Ze

Tao Ze Vice President of China Foundation Center. Mr. Tao Ze has many years of working experience in data management and analysis work for business and philanthropic sectors. Before joining CFC, Tao was the vice president of NPP, China's first venture philanthropy fund initiated by McKinsey, in charge of overall operation and development of the organization. He was manager of Sinotrust to help clients in developing sales and marketing solutions. Tao worked in Brazil and was charged with the screening and operation of social enterprises supported by Ashoka Foundation and Artemisia Foundation, where he was trained in venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. Tao holds Master's degree from Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and a Bachelor's degree in electronics and business administration from Zhejiang University. Since 2009 Tao has joined CFC and now acts as Vice President of CFC, taking charge of data management and international co-operations.

Chen Yimei

Chen Yimei

Director-General of China Development Brief China

Chen Yimei

Chen Yimei

Chen Yimei Executive Director of China Development Brief since November 2013, used to be Country Director for China, Mercy Corps, Deputy Secretary General of China Social Entrepreneur Foundation (CSEF or You Change), Assistant to the Chief Representative, Ford Foundation Beijing Office, Research Associate, Program Officer and Interpreter for Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She has provided consulting services on China philanthropy, NGO and international development issues for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers, Mercy Corps, Give2Asia, UNDP, China Medical Board, the Narada Foundation, the Anna Chennault Foundation, etc; and lectured and been a panelist at China Charity Fair, MPA program of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, National Committee on US-China Relations, the Asia Society and Yunnan University on US- China philanthropy comparison, human resources for China philanthropy, etc. She’s a Director of the Board of Beijing Vantone Charity Foundation, a Director of the Board of Shanghai Yinglv NPO Development Center, a Core Member of Education & Giving Roundtable and an expert for Ginko Fellow Program of the Narada Foundation. She was key translator and co-editor of Global Civil Society, Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume II by Lester Salamon (March 2007, Peking University Press); translator of Civil Society by Michael Edwards (published in the China Nonprofit Review Volume 2-4, Social Science Documentation Press, June 2008–June 2009); and author of Dynamics of Global Philanthropy and China (October 2010, Bluebook of Philanthropy 2010, Social Science Academic Press (China)). Ms. CHEN received Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Chao Wang

Chao Wang

is the professor and Executive Deputy Dean of Institute for Philanthropy at Tsinghua University (IPTU).

Chao Wang

Chao Wang

Chao Wang is the professor and Executive Deputy Dean of Institute for Philanthropy at Tsinghua University (IPTU). Prior joining Tsinghua University, he was CEO of World Vision China and COO of WWF China. Chao has over 17 years’ intensive experience of management and leadership in international, growth-oriented nonprofit organizations; his background covers strategic planning, organizational development, project management, government relationship, negotiations, grant making, financial control and risk management. While practicing management and leadership to INGOs, he had been active in academic research and teaching at university.

Shantha Bloemen

from UNICEF

Shantha Bloemen

Shantha Bloemen has spent the last two decades working in international development and for more than a decade for UNICEF in Africa and Asia. She started her career in Zambia working in a rural community in 1994 in, and made a documentary there in 2001 that illustrated the impact of debt in poor countries. For UNICEF, Shantha has worked on a number of different communication initiatives and has been actively involved in getting media attention to child rights and poverty. She has also worked as an independent producer, as well as in advertising and in the news. Bloemen has a master's degree in public policy and administration with a concentration in international media and communication from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a honors degree in History from University of Western Australia. In April 2014, she moved to China from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she ran UNICEF’s media hub that provided communication support across Sub Saharan Africa. Prior to that post she worked in UNICEF’s regional office in Bangkok where she provided emergency communication support after the Tsunami as well as communication support to 14 countries offices. She has also lived in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia and the United States.