Speakers Profile

Tammy holds a Master’s degree from the McGill – McConnell…
Shintya Rahmi Utami, the eldest of three sisters, born in Pekanbaru,…
Mr Ng Chun Pin was born in Singapore in 1974. He graduated with…
Ms. Iglesias is currently working for the Climate Change…
Jongmin Park is a director of World Friends Coordination…
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Tanzila Khan represents Adversity but with color. At 16 she launched herself with her first novelette, ‘A story of Mexico’ and then sold her novel to aid the earthquake victims of Pakistan. Her second novel is, ‘The Perfect Situation’. She also works for education, entrepreneurship and disability rights. She has worked with British Council, Global Change-makers, Oxfam, and Y-peer as a trainer and resource person for youth. She inaugurated her own production Company, ‘Creative Alley’ which is to provide youth a platform. Her signature workshop is, Let’s get M.A.D (Make a Difference) which is a youth capacity building workshop. She currently speaks on many International forums about peace and harmony. She openly calls herself a spokesperson of happiness. She has also taken many peace delegations to India. The journey is on
Tanzila Khan represents Adversity but with color. At 16 she…
Karim is his nick name and he has degree bachelor pharmacy.…
Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung is a National Representative from IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort). Currently, she also works as a National Consultant on Secondary Education, as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA 8385-MYA: Support for Post-Primary Education Development) to Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) Office of Ministry of Education from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as an Executive Committee Member cum Main Lead of the Education Department at the Searchers–Myanmar, a local volunteer-based NGO. She has been with Searchers-Myanmar for 7 years as eyes and ears of the organization. She is also a founder of Myanmar Volunteer Network (MVNet) which was established in 2013.
Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung is a National Representative from IAVE…
Grace Aguiling-Dalisay has spent the past 35 years of her professional life in the joint worlds of the academia and civil society. Early in her career, alongside teaching and research duties at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Prof. Aguiling-Dalisay served as a volunteer psychologist for a national organization devoted to the rehabilita-tion of children in difficult political circumstances and armed conflict. She was Research Director for a television show on children's development and was actively involved in youth-based service programs. A volunteer most of her life, she moved into formal volunteering management in 1997 with her post as director of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, the volunteer programme of the University of the Philippines System. As such, Prof. Aguiling-Dalisay saw to the implementation of a volunteer management system in undertaking Pahinungod’s multi-dimensional anti-poverty programmes with marginalized communities in the country, including the autonomous regions of the Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao. She has since been immersed in various volunteering for development programmes and advocacies. She has taught and published on volunteerism and social responsibility, as well as psychological perspectives on social issues. Inspired by the UN International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, she co-founded the Volunteer Organizations Information, Coordination and Exchange (VOICE) which is now based in Mindanao. She has been involved in the governance of various volunteer and professional organizations and is a long-standing member of the IAVE. She was Vice-President for Academic Affairs of Miriam College and Chair of the Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences and Philosopy at the University of the Philippines Diliman. As an academic administrator, she has advocated for the integration of service-learning, volunteerism, and social responsibility in various disciplines and academic levels. Dr. Grace is a Registered Psychologist and a Certified Specialist in Developmental Psychology. She is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman, Chair of the Outreach Committee of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, and President of the Volunteer Organizations Information Coordination and Exchange (VOIC) Network. ( 9.30.14) tive director, continuing on to the present as founding president on the board. She also serves on the board of independent non-profit organizations, which are united in their commitment to sus-tainable human development through various paths: Centre for Educational Measurement (education), the National Association for Sikolohiyang Pilipino/Filipino Psychology (gender, culture, and indigenous psychology), and the International Association for Volunteer Effort (volunteering). She continues to link with the government-mandated Philippine National Volun-teer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) for initiatives of national and international volun-teer organizations in the Philippines. Ms. Aguiling-Dalisay has been a volunteer psychologist, trainer, and selector for the then VSO Philippines, and of VSO Bahaginan. At present, she is board trustee of the VSO International in the UK, and is board chairperson of VSO Bahaginan in the Philippines.
Grace Aguiling-Dalisay has spent the past 35 years of her…
Dondon, as he is fondly called in the NGO world, currently sits in the board of IAVE Philippines as head of the training and research committee. With his 20 year-extensive experience in community development, he is now part of the GPF International, Alllights Village (ALV) development office as one of the Program Development Officers. In the Philippines, he’s part of the GPF team in implementing ALV in disaster-stricken areas in the Visayas region, not just to organize communities but also involving youth to become local volunteer leaders. Before GPF, he was the National Director of Service for Peace (SFP) Philippines, an organization that promotes Peace through service-learning experience. He used to be the Director for partnerships and volunteer management for Hands On Manila Foundation, Inc., the first international affiliate of Hands On Network USA generated by Points of Lights Institute, where he still serve as a consultant. He is also a member of the pool of evaluators for the Philippine Council on NGO certification (PCNC), an organization that evaluates non-profit organizations in the Philippines to become a donee institution. He started his social development work as a grassroots community organizer for 7 years at Gratia Plena Social Action Center (SAC-GP), an organization that is into agri-business and social entrepreneurship by building federations of farmers associations advocating organic farming.
Dondon, as he is fondly called in the NGO world, currently…
Pimsuda Tiandum, born and raised in Bangkok, the Country Director of Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) Thailand. I have been with CCS Thailand since its inception in 2002. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing and master's degree in Community and Industrial Guidance and Counseling from universities in the United States. Prior to CCS, I had over 22 years of work experience in family health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, emergency relief work in refugee camps, development, and environmental awareness education. My extensive experience includes 11 years working with the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand, and over ten years of work in a variety of social services and educational settings - the regional office of Family Planning International Assistance, an international arm of Planned Parenthood of America; the Population and Community Development Association, a local NGO; and Mahidol University. I believe deeply in a holistic approach to development and my biggest and most ambitious goal is to create a network of people from various cultural backgrounds to work together and share their experience to help improve life quality of underserved Thai people.
Pimsuda Tiandum, born and raised in Bangkok, the Country…
Corey Arnez Griffin is regarded as a passionate senior executive with deep international development, consulting, business development, sales and marketing experience in the private and public sectors. In 2012, Griffin was appointed Associate Director of Office of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Foreign Service Officer by President Obama to the Peace Corps. In this role, Mr. Griffin has responsibility for developing and executing the agency partnership strategy to support its mission and the work of its volunteers around the world. The Office of Strategic Partnerships includes the gifts and grants management, inter-governmental affairs, and university collaborations and partnerships. In this role, Mr. Griffin is also providing leadership to the Peace Corps’ effort to support the Administration’s expansion of national service and volunteerism. Prior to the Peace Corps, Griffin was appointed and served as Chief of Staff by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie in the District of Columbia. In this role, Griffin served as the Councilmember’s chief political advisor and strategist on issues that included workforce and economic development, legislation, public policy and municipal administration. Mr. Griffin spent more than 14 years at Microsoft Corporation working in various roles and leadership positions, including roles in consulting, operations, and sales. As Director of International Development, Mr. Griffin had responsibility for Microsoft’s strategy for international development aid, trade and finance agencies, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, etc. After Microsoft, Mr. Griffin joined MainStream GS, a veteran owned management consulting firm, specializing in helping to create high performance organizations in the public sector. As Vice President at MainStream GS, Mr. Griffin was responsible for the sales and business development efforts covering civilian federal agencies and the state and local markets. Griffin enjoys the privilege of service and has a long history of community, public, and non-profit engagement. In the international development community, he has served on the board of directors for the United States Global Leadership Campaign (USGLC) and the Society for International Development (SID), Washington DC chapter. Griffin also served on the boards of the Greater Washington Urban League, SamariCorp, and So Others Might Eat in the District of Columbia. Griffin is the co-founder of DC Innovates, a 501c (3) non-profit organization focused on promoting the innovation economy for the District of Columbia. In 2008, he was appointed by the former USAID Administrator, Henrietta H. Fore, to serve on the Advisory Committee on Foreign Voluntary Aid. In 2009, Griffin was elected to public office as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, where he served more than 24,000 constituents on the full range of municipal government services and issues. In the same year, Mr. Griffin was also appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to chair the business innovation transition team for the City. Griffin is a native of Washington DC, and was named by Washington Business Journal as one of the region’s top minority business leaders of the year for 2008 and one of the top 40 International Development professionals under 40 by the Devex Group in 2010. Griffin attended Morgan State University, and has successfully completed executive education programs at George Washington University, Harvard University, UCLA, and Cornell University. Griffin is also a proud graduate of Leadership Greater Washington’s class of 2007.
Corey Arnez Griffin is regarded as a passionate senior executive…
A medical doctor by qualification, Dr. Teh has led the Global…
Neha Parti has over 6 years of experience working in the…
 Ms. Tasnim binti Abdul Hadi , As Grant Manager with the…
Dr. Royboon Rassameethes has over 10 years experience in Community…
Dong Hun Lee is a passionate youth volunteer leader from…
Mr. Ram Rohan Panta is a Social, Youth, Environment and Tech Activist. He plays an active leadership role in NGOs working in children’s education, youth’s right and peace building. In his working career he worked as a Software Developer and Journalist. Currently he serves as the President of Global Peace Foundation Nepal. Mr. Panta received his BSc (Hons) in Computing (2003) and Master of Science in Internet Management & Engineering (2006) from the University of Portsmouth, UK and Diploma in Civil Engineering (1995) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Mr. Ram Rohan Panta is a Social, Youth, Environment and Tech…
Ms. Maura Barry Boyle is a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) serving as a Regional Advisor for Local Capacity Development in the USAID/Asia office in Bangkok, Thailand. In this role she supports USAID efforts to improve local capacity development in the region and provides guidance for incorporating capacity development into strategies and projects. Prior to this she served as the Deputy Office Director for USAID’s Office of Democracy and Governance in Afghanistan. Her other assignments include serving as USAID East Africa’s Office Director for the Somalia. In addition to her twelve years with USAID, Maura worked for four years with the United Nations Development Program and six years with CARE International. She has worked on a broad range of development programs, with a particular focus on civil society strengthening. Maura holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) focused on Public and Non-profit Management from New York University. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching secondary students English in rural Kenya from 1985 – 1987.
Ms. Maura Barry Boyle is a Foreign Service Officer with the…
Lex Rieffel joined the Brookings Institution in 2002 and is now a nonresident senior fellow with the Global Economy and Development program. At Brookings, he has produced policy studies related to Southeast Asia, emerging markets finance, and reform of the IMF and World Bank. His three published books have focused on sovereign debt restructuring, military business in Indonesia, and the transition to democratic rule in Myanmar/Burma. For 18 years, he worked as an international economist with the US Treasury Department and then for 7 years was a Senior Advisor at the Institute for International Finance. Since joining Brookings, he has taught graduate seminars at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Syracuse University-Maxwell School, and George Washington University-Elliott School. He was engaged as an advisor for three months by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in November 2011, and taught 3-week economics courses in the International Center of Excellence program at the University of Yangon in mid-2013 and mid-2014.
Lex Rieffel joined the Brookings Institution in 2002 and is…
Peter has worked at Australian Volunteers International (AVI) since 1984 and for most of that period has served in the organisation's Executive Team. He has played a key role in developing organisational policy and strategies for renewal, and has initiated new programs in many parts of the world. His Executive role encompasses AVI's international programs and activities in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to his role with AVI, Peter spent extensive periods living and working in Indonesia. A fluent Indonesian speaker, he has written on Indonesian political analysis and in 1983 edited a social science journal in Jakarta. He has a Master of Arts (History) from Monash University. Peter currently sits on the Board of the Herb Feith Foundation at Monash University and the International Health Workforce Society of Australia.
Peter Britton has worked at Australian Volunteers International…
Dr. Kang-Hyun Lee is an internationally well known volunteer leader. He pioneered volunteer movement in Korea. He was the initiator of legislative campaign to establish volunteer infrastructures in Korea. He founded VOLUNTEER 21 in 1996 (now Korea Volunteering Culture), a unique NGO providing leadership, consulting, and training on volunteer management. He served on various advisory committees for volunteering in various levels of government sector including Yeosu Expo2012, 2002 World Cup, Korea National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Education, etc. He was the principle investigator of research on "Giving and Volunteering in Korea" 5 times since 1999. He authored several books on volunteerism including "Volunteering, the way of changing ordinary people to good citizens" and "Service-Learning for High School Students". He taught on “Civil Society and Volunteer Program Management” at several universities in Seoul. He received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Brown University, Providence, RI. As elected as the World President of IAVE in 2008, he has contributed in promoting strengthening and celebrating volunteerism in worldwide. He received a Korean Presidential Medal of Honor in 2001 for his volunteer leadership.
Dr. Kang-Hyun Lee is an internationally well known volunteer…
Julia Mayerhofer is an Austrian national and started the position as Programme Manager at the Asia Pacific Refuge Rights Network in April 2011. Prior to this she worked at Christian Action in Hong Kong where she was in charge of fundraising and project development at the Chungking Mansions Service Centre, a community-based centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Previously she was also the Director of Help without Frontiers, an Austrian based charity supporting Burmese refugees on the Thai-Burma border. Julia has a BA in educational sciences and a MA degree in Development Studies. In addition she has participated in various trainings related to human rights and refugees. Julia also has a strong interest in social enterprises and won the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge in 2011.
Julia Mayerhofer is an Austrian national and started the position…
Mr Ingill Ra Regional Coordinator, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Global Peace Foundation International The value proposition of Ingill Ra is based on 15 years of experience as the leading actor in Youth development and volunteerism and 6 years in Development through Football and Food & Agriculture, partnering with international companies, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, foundations and civil society institutions. Since 1994, Ingill Ra supports countless youth in universities through volunteerism as a tool for positive youth development. Since 2009, Ingill Ra supports the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in the design and implementation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in his capacity as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Director of Social Responsibility Department. The role of Ingill Ra in partnership goes from counselling services to the implementation of concrete projects. He serves through his commitment and contribution to social development, the football has become a fundamental instrument for social change and youth development in particular, which aims to fully utilise the power of football in society. Ingill Ra also serves international community as a head of partnership and resources mobilization, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO, 2012-2013). Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Mr. Ra has contributed to bring a wide range of partners from Governments, Civil Society Organizations and Private Sectors into the platform to build a solid network to solve the pressing issues in food security. He is a Korean and studied the interfaith peace-building in his mater program at UTS, NY, USA.
Mr Ingill Ra  is based on 15 years of experience as the leading…
Catherine Wilczek is a Programme Advisor ar FK Norway.  She…
Dr. Estrella A.Babano, Regional Administrator and professional leader, was a superb architect and advancer of the Mindanao Peace Initiative, based on her vision of empowering all people through public education and training that would be most successful under peaceful conditions and inter-group trust and cooperation. A former Regional Director of the Department of Education for Northern and Central Mindanao and also the former education attaché of Philippines Embassy in Riyad for Philippine schools overseas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Now serves as the Chairwoman of the Mindanao Peace Initiatives. - See more at: http://www.globalpeace.org/speakers-highlights/dr-estrella-babano#sthash.76Th3o9j.dpuf
  Dr. Estrella Abid Babano, Regional Administrator and…
Kevin F. F. Quigley, Ph.D., leads the National Peace CorpsvAssociation, a national membership organization for individualsvin!uenced by the Peace Corpsv experience, whose mission is to foster peace through service, education and advocacy. Kevin’s overriding interest is in how non-governmental organizations work together with governments and corporations to address pressing social needs. He has held senior positions in civil society and government, as well as various research institutions. These include: • Acting CEO of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation • Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities • Vice President of Policy and Business at the Asia Society • Director of Public Policy at the Pew Charitable Trusts Kevin was previously Vice Chairman of USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Assistance, Legislative Director to Senator John Heinz, Budget Examiner and Presidential Management Intern in the Of"ce of Management and Budget and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Kevin has been a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Fulbright Senior Specialist, Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Resident Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a U.S.-Japan Leadership Fellow at the Keidanren in Tokyo. In addition to being the author of For Democracy’s Sake, he has published on a broad array of international issues here and abroad in newspapers, magazines, and edited volumes. Kevin serves on numerous boards related to international development issues and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is adjunct faculty at the School of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, a member of the board of the American University of Afghanistan and past board member of Swarthmore College. He holds degrees from Georgetown University, Columbia University, University College Dublin and Swarthmore College.
Dr. Kevin F. F. Quigley, is the Peace Corps Country Director…
Grete Thingelstad is Deputy Director General of FK Norway,…
Simen Willgohs is a Communication Adviser at FK Norway, with…
Sam Johnson is a social entrepreneur based in Christchurch, New Zealand who rose to prominence as the founder of the internationally acclaimed Student Volunteer Army and was named 2012 Young New Zealander of the Year. Johnson was reported in 2012 as having a 98% approval rating in Christchurch by The Press and is ranked number 22 on the New Zealand Readers Digest top 100 trusted people list. Johnson has presented as a keynote speaker worldwide with highlights being in London at the 2012 World Volunteer Conference,in Saudi Arabia as a guest of Princess Al Alnoon Foundation for Youth Development,[5] and Japan at the Google Big Tent on Technology in Disasters. Johnson is an advocate and ambassador of several causes and actively volunteers his time to work with youth on disaster resilience and community development. In New Zealand he is a Hello Sunday Morning Ambassador, promoting sensible consumption of alcohol, and works closely with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNIDSR) on building disaster resilience. Recently, Johnson was successful in getting Christchurch City Council to sign up to the UNISDR Making Cities Resilient Campaign
Sam Johnson is a social entrepreneur based in Christchurch,…
Mr. James Poon serves various NGOs as trainer around the Region promoting Family Values, Peace Building & Leadership Development. Besides being a multilingual, his unique personality and sense of globalization brought about the National Sport Conference. Mr. Poon is currently serving as the Director of Leadership Development in GPF-Malaysia and is the Founder of the Chinese Federation for Global Peace
Mr. James Poon serves various NGOs as trainer around the Region…
Nicholas Lee Chee Kuan is currently the Director of Youth Development. He is a visionary leader with a profound experience in the leadership role since 2004. Nicholas Lee Chee Kuan has served in several international youth organisations. Attained his Bachelor Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Liverpool John Moores University (UK) in 2003, he has been an active speaker in Global Peace Convention (2009) in Manila, Phillippines, the International Young Leader Summit 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya and the International Young Leaders Assembly at The World Bank, Washington D.C. Driven by his strong will and determination, he became the founder of Power of 10 Sen in Malaysia (2008), Power of Rupiah in Indonesia (2010), Power of 10 Tugrik in Mongolia (2011) and Power of 1,000 Won in South Korea (2012).
Nicholas Lee Chee Kuan is currently the Director of Youth Development.…
David Caprara is Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships with the Global Peace Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is also a Nonresident Fellow on International Volunteering and Service at the Brookings Institution and board member of the Africa Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development. He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as director of Faith-Based Initiatives at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
David Caprara is Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships…
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, a national of Pakistan, was appointed…