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Mohamed El Dahshan

 In addition, he is the co-founder of Afrilanthropy, a philanthropic investment advisory firm, and a Nonresident Fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP).

He regularly writes and lectures on topics including the Middle Eastern transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils. In the past, he has consulted for such organisations as the United Nations, the World Bank, as well as national governments in the Middle East.

Scarlett Varga

Prior to working at Bruegel, she worked in the solar energy industry on research and industry-led projects. She worked and travelled extensively in Latin America, setting up energy cooperatives in the Atacama region and Patagonia. She is trained in Economics and Business (BSc) and the European Union Financing Schemes (MA). Scarlett is member of the Steering Committee of the Brussels Binder, the initiative aimed at increasing female voices in European policy debates. 
She speaks fluent Hungarian, Romanian, English, Spanish, French and she studies beginner level Chinese.

Carolina Zuheill Candelario Rosales

A public health physician by training, she is the autor of the book How to Prevent Zika with Mayan Medicine (2016), which examines the relationship between homeopathic medicine versus alopata. She is extremely passionate about healthcare in Mexico and works with various foundations, charities and governments to improve standards of healthcare.

Kevin Vuong

For his service and impact, Kevin has been named Canada’s Top 30 Under 30, Her Majesty The Queen’s Young Leader for Canada, and a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, The Royal Society of Arts, and The Royal Commonwealth Society.

Nele Wissmann

Her main axes of research are migration and integration in European countries, especially in France and Germany, commemorative culture and transitional justice. Nele is member of the Young Transatlantic Network of future leaders of the German Marshall Fund and of the Alumni Association of the French-German Future Dialog.

Jerome Cowans

As a youth ambassador, he consults with several international youth bodies globally to aid different countries to progress their development agenda. Jerome also runs his social enterprise on the grass root level to keep a connection with what the youth on the ground are facing. He has been recognized by The Mandela Family, former President Barack Obama and Her Majesty the Queen of England for his work.

Nchimunya Hamukoma

Nchimunya previously worked as Assistant Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School of Governance at the University of Cape Town. Whilst there, she played a significant role in developing the MPhil in Development Policy & Practice, a pan‐African Masters programme aimed at providing strategic academic development for mid‐career public sector officials from across Africa.


He is a Mandela Washington Fellow, having participated in the inaugural cohort of the President Obama initiated Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI) program in 2014 at the Presidential Precinct in the University of Virginia and College of William and Mary in the Virginia, US, Civic Leadership track. He was awarded among the Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Men in Kenya by the Business Daily (Nation Media) newspaper in 2015 for his works in the community.

Ana Barufi

Ana is also a researcher at The University of São Paulo Regional and Urban Economics lab, and holds a Ph.D in Economics from the same university, having spent two semesters abroad at Arizona State University (GeoDA Center) and VU Amsterdam (Spatial Economics Department).

Julián Colombo

Julián has an undergraduate degree in Political Sciences from the Catholic University in Argentina and a MA in Policy Management from Georgetown University (Washington, DC).


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