The Team
Just Governance for Human Security

The Team 2017

Shontaye Abegaz | Just Governance for Human Security Coordinator

Shontaye AbegazBorn and raised in the United States, Shon Abegaz has also lived in Europe, Africa and North America. She has been a devoted volunteer for various organizations since adolescence and her interests include:  peace building, intercultural dialog, human security and good governance. Volunteer work began for Shon with Initiatives of Change in Washington, DC in 2004 where she was immediately struck by the inclusiveness and ‘global thinking’ by everyone she met. Shon was drawn to the focus on the human factor in global change as a unique aspect of Caux and believes it is impossible to tackle the topic of human security without focusing on the human factor. Shon’s contribution to the Caux Conferences began in 2011 with the Human Security Forum. She has since grown with the Just Governance for Human Security forum beginning with its first year in 2013. Shon has held various roles within the forum and currently serves as its Coordinator. Email

  • Ashley Muller,  Communications Coordinator (and member of Core Executive team)
  • Yara Zgheib, Communities Coordinator (and member of Core Executive team)
  • Nahom Haile, Communications Officer
  • Andree DeLeon,  Communites 
  • Andries Jan Zijlstra,  Technical Liasion 
  • Salma Mostafa,  Communities 
  • Laya Behbahani,  Interpreters Liasion
  • Kiprono Kimboi,  Swing (Interpreters and Technical)

The Caux Scholars Program (CSP) joins the Just Governance for Human Security organizing team during the week of the event supporting in various areas such as communications, technical, community groups, hosting sessions and interacting with participants; this is part of their CSP experience, learning the operations and logistics of running a high profile international event