Founder & International Coordinator
Tim is a junior doctor working for the UK’s National Health Service in East London. He is passionate about human rights, global health and international development and combines his day job with chairty, NGO and campaign work on a wide range of issues. He believes that the world’s young professionals should be leading the way in setting international development policy post 2015! E-mail Tim.
Founder & Digital Coordinator
Fraser is a digital entrepreneur who has built GenDev’s web presence from day one. He combines his understanding of business and technology with his experience in the charity sector. Currently starting two digital companies Fraser uses his digital expertise to ensure GenDev remains a goal-oriented forum focussed on tangible changes within International Development. His personal focus will be to engage debate amongst individuals who may not ordinarily have access to the internet and give them a voice online. E-mail Fraser.
The Online & Policy Team
The Schools & U18s (SU18)
Moses is a 21 year old Zimbabwean and is currently training as a student teacher at Belvedere Technical Teachers College In Harare. He is very passionate about volunteering and Issues on global development, and is happy to be a part of the GenDev team!
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Leonard K. Ackon (Ghana)
Leonard is an award winning journalist on the MDGs in Ghana with over four years of experience working in the development sector. He has been an active member of the Ghana MDGs Campaign Coalition in Ghana with a key responsibility of managing the communications of the Coalition. He is an active member of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) serves on its Media and Communications Team. Leonard presently works with the Christian Council of Ghana. He engages diverse groups of individuals on a wide-range of advocacy issues such as the MDGs, food security, climate change, trade and aid. Some of the key people he has engaged include legislatures, government officials, sherpas of G20, donor and development partners.
Mu’azu Muhammad (Nigeria)
Deputy Team Leader
Mu’azu is a young advocate of Maternal, Reproductive Health & Rights; with interest in advocacy & mobilization, with concern on global health diplomacy. He has been involved with GenDev since the early days of its inception and is a key member of the global team.
Moses Nduguti Wanja (Kenya)
Moses was born in Murang’a county in central province of Kenya, is a Christian male and married with 2 daughters. He volunteers with St. Johns community center as a human rights defender and as a change agent in community development, where through funded organization activities he has previously worked with some international organizations like Kenya/Action Aid and local organization Youth Agenda among others. He lives in the East side of Nairobi (the capital city of Kenya) where majority of population lives in informal settlement prone to most human right violation which has given him experience in fighting for accountability. He is a beneficiary of a sponsored diploma in computer engineering and hence has a feeling to pay back to the community.
The Global North Team(GN)
Leila is a Moroccan-American national is currently Staff Attorney and Programs Manager at the World Justice Project. Prior to joining the WJP, Ms. Hanafi held various legal positions at the World Bank. As one of the Bank’s youngest professionals, Ms. Hanafi’s World Bank experience consisted of work in operations, poverty reduction, and legal and judicial reforms. Ms. Hanafi was also the winner of the highly competitive World Bank Middle East and North Africa Innovation Fund through which she led a legal empowerment initiative for young women in Morocco. Her experience revealed the impressive energy of Morocco’s young women, and the untapped force that they present in reaching out to and mobilizing other young people.
Deputy Team Leader
Zineb benalla, a honor graduate in international relations – Alakhawayn University in Morocco & Georgetown University in the US, she holds a Masters of Laws(LLM) in international Law from university of Kent Law school in the UK/Brusssels School of international studies. Zineb is a political and legal consultant and Co founder of Casablanca Consulting Group. She was a regional researcher in the MENA region “middle east and north Africa”, working on independent research and projects on democratic transition. Zineb is passionate about International development, and rule of law.
At University Zineb was a student leader as a president of human Rights Organization at alakhawayn University, active at the united nation student alliance at Georgetown university, Georgetown Unicef and volunteering at Europe Generation youth Hostel. She is among winners of The “Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Middle East organized by the American Islamic Congress.
Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
A Highly motivated young Egyptian lady who is having the passion to make a change in this world as she has been involved in development work since she was 15 years old .She studied Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Alexandria university and now she’s a master degree student in International Health in the university of Tampere in Finland.
Central & South America & Carribean (CSAC)
Dr. Emmanuel Morales Ramírez (México)
Deputy Team Leader
Emmanue Morales Ramirezl is proud to be part of this growing family of activists. As a medic, living in a country like Mexico is really a big challenge, due to many variables such as indigenous groups, extreme poverty, cultural customs (i.e. Shamanism), political issues, etc. Emmanuel is an active member of several international NGOs dedicated to promote humanitarian help and human rights. Since 2005, with help of close medical colleagues he created the Legión Médica, which are a groups of mexican and international medics who promote medic as more than just a career, but a way of life beyond religious and traditional elitism. They work with international groups, organize events dedicated to promotion of public health, medical human rights , summer camps on indigenous territories to practice medicine in rural climates. For more information on Legión Médica please visit their website at www.legionmedica.org.
South & East Asia (SEA)
Emi is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She is pursuing a degree in International Studies and Development Economics with a minor in Global Health with the hope of one day attending graduate-school for international affairs and global health. While at university, Emi founded a chapter of a national student-led non-profit called GlobeMed. The UW Madison chapter partners with a grassroots NGO in Cambodia with the goal of creating strong and lasting relationships, leading to effective project development and implementation to positively impact the lives of rural Cambodians in the Kampong Thom Province. GlobeMed has opened Emi’s eyes to the power of students and young professionals with big ideas. She truly believes that changing the world is not beyond our reach – all we need are a people willing to put for the necessary time, dedication, and energy. She got involved with Generation Development because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to prove it.
Deputy Team Leader
Radyan has worked for and contributed to the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka, UNDP-Bangladesh, the World Bank Group, The Asia Foundation, BRAC, The CARAM Asia-Malaysia, Plan International, and Think Ahead-UK. He has substantial experience with working to affect change at the grassroots level. As recognition, he has received scholarships from DTP-Australia, the International Aids Society-Canada, and finally from UNESCO as a GlobalYouth Leader. He is also a successful social entrepreneur, and presently he runs an organization focused in South Asia. In the future, Radyan hopes to engage himself as policy advisor to the Government. As part of his continuous efforts toward personal development, he is attending a noted public policy school in New York, and he keeps the Divine & Humanitarian Work for the Betterment of People as his guide and motto. Radyan believes—”the art of living, is giving.” Radyan became involved with GenDev because he believes in working at the policy level in order to have the impact of easing peoples’ lives.