Contributors & Speakers 2018
Just Governance for Human Security

Contributors & Speakers 2018


Opening Keynote Speaker:

Her Excellency Aja Fatoumata C.M. Jallow-Tambajang (The Gambia)

Former Vice President of The Gambia


Closing Keynote Speaker:

Mr David Chikvaidze 

UN, Chef de Cabinet, Office of Director General United Nations Geneva, Honorary Chair, humansecurityX


Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Ghana)

Minister of Education and Parliament Member of Ghana  


Mr Jonathan Rudy 

Senior Advisor of Human Security, Alliance for Peacebuilding  


Dr Richard Ponzio

Director, Just Security 2020 at the Stimson Centre in Washington, DC 


Ms Raghad Al Saadi

Principal and Founder, PolarLights Prime LLC, Delegate-Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2017


Mr Rado Harilala Razafindrakoto (Madagascar)

Ministry of Finance, Madagascar


Ms Haydee Dijkstal (Netherlands)

Lawyer, International Criminal Court, US Federal Courts, African Court.


Dr Victoria Vdovychenko (Ukraine)

Founder, Institute of Policy and Government, Ukraine Intercultural Teacher and Researcher 


Ms Mar Mercedes Introini (Spain) 

Facilitator Advocacy Training


Mr Farai Maguwu (Zimbabwe)

Director, Centre for Natural Resource Governance. Honoured by Human Rights Watch for ‘his tremendous courage in working to end rampant violations of human rights throughout the region.’  


Mr Moises Echeverria (USA)

President, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 


Mr Lawal Abdoulaye Ibrahima (Niger/Mali)

Diplomat at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Nigerians Citizens Abroad of Niger  


Ms Kristin Weis (USA)

Sustainable Development Expert and Founder, Roskanet


Mr Hyung Joon Won (South Korea)

Entrepreneur, South Korean Violinist and Peace Activist


Ms Carson Olivia Smith (USA)

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Native American Rights Fund (NARF)


Dr Ed Mabaya (USA/Zimbabwe)

Principle Investigator, The Afrian Seed Access Index, Senior Research Associate Cornell University


Ms Tsegga Medhin (USA)

President of UN Women USA NC and the founder of The Pearl Leadership Institute


Mrs Rose McInerney

Founder and CEO, WomanScape LLC



  • Dalit Rights Delegation working to address the caste-based discrimination of Dalits 
  • Ghanaian academic administrators responsible for worldwide student governing body 
  • Black, White, Native American and Hispanic citizens of Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA) discussing racial issues goal of moving towards one city with full citizen engagement
  • Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative  delegates discussing rights of indigenous peoples of the United States
  • Malagasy delegation from Ministry of Finance, Madagascar discussing inclusive economics
  • Japanese executives on good governance and global concerns
  • WILDAF/Mali delegation (Woman in Law and Development Africa/Mali)
  • Fellows taking part in newly launched training program, humansecurityXidentifying human security threats around the globe