Rainatou Sow

Rainatou Sow is the executive director of Make Every Woman Count (MEWC), an African woman-led organisation that monitors African States progress to meet their commitments on women’s rights and gender equality. The organisation has been tracking the progress, challenges and gaps of the 55 African Countries during the African Women’s Decade. Rai holds an MA in […]

Agnes Odhiambo

Agnes Odhiambo is a researcher with the women’s rights division of Human Rights Watch, where she investigates violations of women’s rights in sub-Saharan Africa. She currently focuses on maternal and reproductive health, violence against women, and child marriage. Since joining Human Rights Watch in 2009, Odhiambo has documented the human rights implications of obstetric fistula […]

Betty Mutesi

Betty Mutesi is the Country Director for International Alert for Rwanda and Burundi, and with over 16 years of experience in Peace building, Governance and Human rights. Betty holds Bachelor’s in Law from University of Rwanda, a Diploma in Transitional Justice studies from University of Cape Town and Masters in Peace studies and Development from […]

Keith Krause

Keith Krause is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). Until 2016, he was also Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognized research NGO he founded in 2001. Professor Krause obtained his D.Phil in International Relations from Balliol College, […]

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson is Professor of African Politics and Head of the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. He has 25 years international experience in research, teaching and policy advice. He is currently a Senior Security and Justice Adviser for the UK Government, a member of the Folke Bernadotte Academy working group on Security […]

Stephen Hopgood

Stephen Hopgood is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006) and The Endtimes of Human Rights (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013). He co-edited Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017), with Jack Snyder, […]

Maria Grazia Imperiale

Maria Grazia Imperiale is Academic Coordinator of the Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace Network Plus (University of Glasgow, School of Education) and a member of the UNESCO Chair Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (UNESCO RILA, University of Glasgow). She holds a Ph.D. in Language Education (University of Glasgow) and a MA(Hons) in […]

Dr. Irene Guijt

Dr. Irene Guijt has worked in rural development for 25 years, focusing on participatory processes in planning and M&E. She undertakes research, system design, facilitation and advisory work on learning-oriented knowledge processes. Recent work includes advisor for The MasterCard Foundation on how to ensure client voice is embedded in its work, testing the utility for […]

Paul Cooke

Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair of World Cinemas at the University of Leeds and specialises in the politics of representation and voice in World Cinemas. Over the last few years, he has run a number of participatory filmmaking projects supporting young people to explore the legacy of ‘difficult’ pasts. He is currently the Principal Investigator […]

Nesreen Barakat

Nesreen Barakat, received a BSc. in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Jordan (UJ) in 1990, and an MBA from the Business School at Durham University in the UK in 1995. In 2014, she was listed as one of the Forbes 200 most powerful Arab women. She served as the Managing Director […]