The Dutch Institute for Nature Education is a national organisation in the Netherlands. I was appointed to chair the board of the department in North Groningen province containing the largest local authority in the Netherlands by land area.
I am also a board director of Humanitas Midden Groningen. Humanitas is Europe’s largest humanist social work organisation. Midden Groningen is the largest local authority area in the province of Groningen.
Prior to relocating from Oxford, United Kingdom to Groningen in the Netherlands I was appointed as a non political associate at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia. I was also Co-opted to the Social Care Institute for Excellence steering group. I have previously been a UK charity trustee and a company director.
I am a Salzburg Global Fellow.
Alexis Roig currently serves as CEO of SciTech DiploHub, the leading international think-and-do tank working at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign affairs. He also serves as Barcelona’s Chief Science and Tech Envoy, representing the city’s science, technology, and innovation ecosystem before UN bodies, International Organizations and foreign governments. He is the Commissioner for International Affairs of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region strategic plan, a professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), Associate Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Relations (CIDOB), Associate Professor of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). He has over 15 years’ experience as Senior Advisor on Science and Technology Diplomacy for ministries of Foreign Affairs and Science of governments across Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Roig is founder and member of the board of numerous nonprofits and think tanks on Public Diplomacy, Innovation Policy, AI Governance, and Science Advice. He serves as president of the Catalan Institute of China; editorial board member of the publication El Món De Demà; member of the Council of Catalonia Abroad, the advisory body on foreign affairs and diaspora diplomacy of the Government of Catalonia; member of the advisory board of Digital Future Society, think tank supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of the Government of Spain focused on the governance of emerging digital technologies; member of the International Network for Government Science Advice of the International Science Council (ISC); and board member of the Space and Aerospace Commission of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a master’s in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, an MBA from EM Normandie Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Diplomacy from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and Executive Education in Leadership and Public Administration by ESADE and IESE.
Gonzague Isirabahenda (Gonis) is a PhD student in Sociology at Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), Cluj-Napoca-Romania. He is a mid-career researcher, social worker and social justice activist. He graduated Social Work in Rwanda and holds a master degree in the Management of Social Services from UBB, Romania. Gonis is interested in university to work transitions (his PhD thesis) and in the future of work by large. He participated in different national and international conferences on social issues in Africa as well as in Romania, Hungary, Italy and in the Czech Republic, where he studied as an Erasmus MA student. Previously, Gonis worked on behalf of World Vision, USAID, Care International, National University of Rwanda, Tulane University Rwanda. He participated in a UNICEF Rapid Assessment of Children Reintegrated into Community from Orphanages in Rwanda in 2013 and in several participatory evaluation studies related to the welfare of children who survived genocide. He worked as research assistant in the OVERED project, where he carries out interviews and focus groups with young graduates and employers in Romania, for a better understanding of the transformations in the world of work. He is finalising his ethnographical study focusing on the graduate employability and education-job mismatch among young university graduate in Romania.
Mr. Qureshi has more than two decades of field-based experience in climate-compatible development, agroforestry, food security, climate-induced disaster risk reduction, livelihood development as well as ESG standards & frameworks. He is involved in multi-focal projects and programs taking care of research, development, entrepreneurship, and public policy for sustainable development and community-based ecological conservation and market-led climate-smart agriculture in line with water-energy-food security nexus throughout Pakistan. He has also been running the most sustainable entrepreneurship-based innovative programs for resource-poor farmers with the aims of poverty alleviation in Sindh and Punjab since 1991 to date. He has also been running collaborative capacity-building projects in partnership with UNDP, AKRSP, Kuchlak Welfare Society (KWS), Balochistan, and the corporate sector by managing multi-stakeholders partnership involving communities, NGOs, academia, government, and the private sector organizations. Over the span of 2 decades, he has successfully completed about 100 development projects in almost all geographical areas of Pakistan.
Currently, Mr. Qureshi is one of the passionate Allies / Members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with a commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive, and sustainable future. Since 1998, he is also one of the dynamic Fellows of Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) and Convener Executive Committee of Islamabad LEAD-Club (ILC) which is one of the local chapters of LEAD representing fellows from about 75 development organizations in the capital city. He possesses in-depth skills in project development, resource mobilization, and business plan development. Moreover, he has also been serving on the Board of some development organizations.
He has managed of being physically fit, socially tolerant, and spiritually composed with the remarkable leadership skills to accept challenges, create change, bring people together, develop innovative approaches, and set off the team spirit among his cohorts. Believing in ‘Nothing is Impossible’ he is traveling to a destination where there is great success despite many obstacles along the way.
Director of the Center for Health Equity Research; Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine & Senior Sociologist, RAND Corporation
Chloe E. Bird, Ph.D., FAAAS, FAAHB, is Director of the Center for Health Equity Research at Tufts Medicine, the Sara Murray Jordan Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Senior Sociologist at RAND. Her work focuses on addressing gaps in the evidence base on women’s health and healthcare, including work to inform the policy decisions that exacerbate the lack of research on women’s health. She currently leads a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI) funded project engaging stakeholders in exploring policy approaches to reduce severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality for persons in California with Medicaid covered births, as well as a WHAM-funded team analyzing the returns on investment of increasing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding focusing on women’s health, and a federally-funded study assessing the global status of women and LGBTQ persons. She is also collaborating on an NIH-funded study of the impact of interventions by quality-of-care collaboratives (QCCs) on maternal health outcomes across state and an NIH-funded study examining barriers to prenatal dental care in low-income urban women with dental coverage through New York’s Medicaid plan. Much of this work builds her book Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choice and Social Policies, funded by the National Library of Medicine. Constrained choice provides a model that integrates social and biological theories to understand how the contributions of decisions made by families, employers, communities and those at the level of social and economic policy shape the opportunity to pursue a healthy life. This approach is designed to inform collaborations with stakeholders at all levels in addressing health disparities. Dr. Bird has served as a senior advisor in the NIH’s Office for Research on Women’s Health and as editor-in-chief of the journal Women's Health Issues. She received the 2020 William Foote Whyte career award from American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology and the 2021 Distinguished Career Award in the Practice of Sociology from the ASA. Dr. Bird is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Health Behavior, and a member of Women of Impact in Healthcare. She earned her B.A. with honors in sociology from Oberlin College and her M.A. and Ph.D. with honors in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.