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Alexia Cortez
President

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Abraham Garcia
Vice president

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Jorge Valderrábano
Advocacy Officer

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Abraham (he/him) is a lawyer graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, specializing in startups, SMEs and political consulting.

 

He is the author of the book "Oasis of Latin America", which brings together six stories that address the social, cultural and political challenges faced by Latin American youth.

Jorge (they/them) has B.A.'s in International Relations, and Social Work, and an M.A. in Political Economy from New York University. Jorge is currently an Advocacy Officer at Ágora, and has collaborated with several public and private institutions promoting projects on disarmament, drug policies and peacebuilding, including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Campaign, the United Nations Office for Disarmament, the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America, among others.

Alexia (she/her) is a criminal lawyer with extensive experience in political science.

Since 2015, she co-founded and chairs Ágora. In 2016, she worked at Generación Response AC, promoting care for the environment and sustainability through links with government agencies and civil society organizations.

Between 2015 and 2016, she participated in the Mexican Bar Criminal Law Clinic, providing pro bono legal advice in criminal matters. Alexia is a professional committed to justice, the environment and citizen participation.

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Salma Hurtado
Research Officer

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Nahomi (she/her) has a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the UNAM. Her academic training and her passion for social justice have led her to delve deeper into issues of gender, feminism, public policies and human rights. During her career, Nahomi has actively participated in projects and organizations that aim to promote gender equality and justice. social. Her commitment to these issues has driven her to get involved in initiatives that address gender violence, women's rights and social inclusion.

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Karla Sofia
Communications Officer

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Karla (she/her) has a degree in International Relations from Tecnológico de Monterrey. During her career, she has acquired a solid background in Peace and Conflict studies, which has allowed her to develop a deep interest and commitment to social justice in Mexico. Karla has developed initiatives to promote human rights, gender equality and sustainable development, demonstrating her dedication to creating a positive impact on society.

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Gervais Ndihokubwayo
Bujumbura, Burundi Coordinator

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Espoir Balangaliza Bukavu, Congo Coordinator

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Sarah Nasimiyu
Capacity Building Coordinator

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Espoir (him) is a beacon of inspiration, hailing from the bustling city of Bukavu in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As the young Ambassador of the climate and indigenous peoples of the Congo Basin, he embodies resilience, determination, and compassion in equal measure. With roots deeply embedded in his community, he has emerged as a driving force for positive change, leveraging his expertise in sociology, social work, political sciences, and beyond. Since 2017, he has tirelessly devoted himself to the causes of peace and environmental sustainability, leaving an indelible mark on the global stage through his active participation in international initiatives. Through his unwavering commitment, he fosters dialogue, advocates for indigenous rights, and champions the urgent need for climate action

Sarah (her) is a passionate advocate for social and economic justice based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a wealth of experience spanning over a decade in the civil society sector, Sarah brings a deep understanding of social dynamics and policy evaluation to the table. Armed with a Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Sarah is highly skilled and widely experienced in driving impactful change within communities.

Gervais (him) is a leader from the Batwa Indigenous peoples of Burundi, currently heading the Initiative to Promote Batwa Indigenous People organization for Sustainable Development (IPREBAD) in Bujumbura. With a Bachelor's degree in Letters, Human and Sciences from the State University of Burundi, along with diplomas in Human Resources, Project Management, and International Law of Environment and Governance, Gervais has fortified his academic foundation. His commitment to the rights of the Batwa Indigenous peoples is unwavering, demonstrated through his extensive involvement in international conferences on Indigenous Rights and climate change.

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Oussoumanou Aminou
Communications Officer

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Kingsley Osajie
Communications Officer

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Amb. Abdussalam Haruna Sulaiman
Communications Officer

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Kingsley (him) is based in Abuja, Nigeria, leading the Citizens Diplomat Society of the People's Accord. With a profound commitment to implementing social projects and advancing political advocacy, Kingsley brings expertise in political science, social work, public administration, and beyond to the table. His approach is defined by creativity and vision, driven by a relentless pursuit of altruism, justice, compassion, and service to humanity.

Amb. Abdussalam Haruna Sulaiman is the visionary Founder and Executive Director of the Network for Youth Enlightenment and Development (N-YED), a Civil Society Organization headquartered in Kano State, Nigeria. With a Bachelor's degree in Human Anatomy from Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Amb. Abdussalam is not only a qualified professional but also a recognized advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and youth empowerment.

Oussoumano (him) is a human rights advocate based in Ankara, Turkey, with a passion for legal affairs. Fluent in multiple languages and adaptable to diverse environments, Oussoumanou possesses a unique ability to bridge cultural gaps and connect with people from all walks of life. 

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