Speakers

Speakers

Âurea Mouzinho

Âurea Mouzinho is a feminist and economic justice campaigner from Luanda, Angola. Currently, she works as policy advocacy and campaigns coordinator at the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), leading the alliance's work on tax and gender. Her 10-year work history encompasses roles in research, project-management, grant-making, advocacy and movement-building primarily on issues at the intersection of women's rights, economic policies and social justice. Rooted by a pan-African, socialist and decolonial feminist politics and practice, in 2016 Âurea co-founded and has since been a co-coordinator of Ondjango Feminista, a feminist collective working to advance a transformative women´s rights and gender justice agenda in Angola through consciousness-raising, mobilisation and advocacy. She has written on the history and challenges for women´s organising in Angola, the interplay between extractivism, militarisation and violence again women in Mozambique, and the contemporary economic liberatory practices of African peoples worldwide. Âurea is as a strategic advisory for Eyala, an alumni and regular contributor to FEMNET´s African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy (AFMA) and has previously served as advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa for FRIDA-The Young Feminist Fund. She is trained in economics (University of Cape Town, Monash University) and has a Masters in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. She occasionally tweets @kitondowe.

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Aderonke Ige

Aderonke Ige is a Nigeria-born humanitarian lawyer and development advocate. Born during the military regime in Nigeria, with early childhood experiences of oppression, exclusion, and first-hand brazen violations of Human Rights, she knew from then that she would fight for opposite realities and engage actively in the defense of human rights and public interests. She has since been actively engaged as a development practitioner and social impact crusader over the past 10 years. At Corporate Accountability & Public Participation Africa, she carries out policy advocacy, while being a team player in organizing, movement building, community engagements and campaigns for environmental justice, human rights and resistance building against oppressive policies of Government. She works directly with local communities on Water campaign and climate justice, with the cross-cutting issues of gender.

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Alexander Panez

Alexander Panez is an activist for the defense of water and territory in Chile. Researcher about water privatization and territorial conflicts in Latin America at the University of Bio-Bio (Chile). He holds a PhD in Geography from the Fluminense Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Member of the Working Groups "Territorialities in dispute and resistances" and "Critical studies of rural development" of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).

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Anita Gurumurthy

Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research on the platform economy, data and AI governance, democracy in the digital age, and feminist frameworks on digital justice. Anita actively engages in national and international advocacy on digital rights and contributes regularly to academic and media spaces. She serves as advisor and expert on various bodies including the United Nations Secretary-General’s 10-Member Group in support of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism, the Paris Peace Forum’s working group on algorithmic governance, Save the Children’s ICT4D Brain Trust, and Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab‘s Board.

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Armando de Negri Filho

Crystal Simeoni

Crystal Simeoni currently serves as the Director of Nawi - Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective (The Nawi Collective). In her role as director, Crystal curates the work of the collective towards contributing to building a feminist community in Africa of individuals and organisations working on influencing, analysing, deconstructing and reconstructing macroeconomic policies, narratives. 

The collective also works on reimagining alternatives through an intersectional Pan African feminist lens. Before this she was head of Advocacy with a focus on Economic Justice at FEMNET and was the Policy Lead of the Tax and the International Financial Architecture at TJN-A before that. She is currently an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics.

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Emilia Reyes

Ericka Ñanco

Iraci Hassler - Mayor of Santiago

The mayoress of the commune of Santiago for the period 2021-2024, Irací Hassler Jacob, has training as a commercial engineer and economist from the University of Santiago. Exercising his department of the Santiago City Council, Irací undertook a master's degree in Gender and Cultural Studies at her alma mater. She joined the Juventudes Comunistas (JJ.CC.), youth wing of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh), and stood out in student mobilizations in 2011, demanding profound reforms in the education system from the conservative government of President Sebastián Piñera. On December 6, 2016, Hassler opened his seat on the Santiago Municipal Council.

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Javier Marquez

Javier Marquez is an anthropologist and environmentalist from Colombia, Co-founder of the Cultural and Ecological organization Penca de Sábila, member of the Vida Network and the Platform for Community and Public Partnerships of the Americas. He was a spokesperson for the water referendum in Colombia and Works closely with the national network of community water systems (Red Nacional de Acueductos).

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Jayati Gosh

Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years, and is currently at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She is a Member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All, the United Nations Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, and the UN Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board for Effective Multilateralism.

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Jayati Gosh

Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for nearly 35 years, and is currently at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She is a Member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All, the United Nations Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, and the UN Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board for Effective Multilateralism.

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Laura Carvalho

Laura Carvalho is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo (on leave). She co-founded and acted as Director of the Research Center on Macroeconomics of Inequality (Made) between 2020 and 2022. She completed a PhD in Economics at the New School for Social Research in 2012. She is presently Senior Fellow at the Schwartz Center of Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) and Fellow of the Research Network for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy in Berlin. Her research focuses on topics in macroeconomics and development economics, and particularly on the relationship between economic growth and income distribution. 

Besides publishing papers in scientific journals such as the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, the Review of Keynesian Economics, and Metroeconomica, Laura acted as a weekly columnist for the largest Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo between 2015 and 2019. She is also the author of the best-selling book “Valsa Brasileira: do boom ao caos econômico” on the rise and fall of the Brazilian economy, published in Brazil in 2018.

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Lavinia Steinfort

Lavinia Steinfort is a feminist activist, political geographer and researcher at the Transnational Institute (TNI). she is working on public alternatives such as (re)municipalisation of public services, a just transition towards energy democracy and transforming finance for the 99%. Lavinia co-implemented the mPOWER project around municipal, democratic energy transitions and coordinates the Energy Democracy alliance, which includes a mailing list, the website www.energy-democracy.net and seasonal webinars. She co-edited The Future is Public: Towards Democratic Ownership of Public Services, Public Finance for the Future We Want and One Treaty to rule them all about the Energy Charter Treaty. (moderator & energy report back)

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Liz Nelson

Liz Nelson is a director of the Tax Justice Network (TJN) and leads work on a programme of collaboration between tax justice and human rights advocates in initiatives of practical application and including regional and global researchers, advocates and campaigners. The program explores an initial focus on gender and intersectional inequalities. Liz is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity; a programme at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics & Political Science.

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Magdalena Sepúlveda

Magdalena Sepúlveda is a human rights lawyer with vast experience in economic, social and cultural rights. In her 20-year career, Magdalena has focused on the intersection of poverty, development and human rights and has bridged research and policy formulation. She has worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, as a staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as the Co-Director of the Department of International Law and Human Rights of the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica and as a Research Director at the International Council on Human Rights Policy, in Geneva. More recently, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

From 2008 to 2014 she was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. From 2013 to 2017 she was a member of the High-Level Panel of Expert on Food Security and Nutrition of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). In 2015, she was recognised in the Global Tax 50, a list of individuals and organizations with the biggest impact on taxation worldwide. Magdalena is a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) and of the High Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Magdalena has published widely on human rights, poverty, gender and development and has taught university courses in Latin America and the United Kingdom. She writes frequent op ed columns and her pieces have been published in more than 30 countries.

Magdalena holds a Ph.D. in International Law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, an LL.M in human rights law from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and a post graduate diploma on comparative constitutional law from the Universidad Católica de Chile

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Maria Soledad Cisternas

María Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Disability and Accessibility, since 2017.

Bachelor in Law and Master in Political Science. Lawyer, Professor of Law and Researcher.

She was Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2013 - 2016.

Elena Caffarena Award in the International Women's Day, Chile, 2009.

National Human Rights Award, Chile, 2014.

International Human Rights Award, granted by the American Bar Association of the United States (ABA), 2022.

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Muthoni  Wanyeki

L. Muthoni Wanyeki, PhD, is a political scientist whose research interests include the African Union (AU) and the notion of ‘African solutions for African problems.’ She has previously worked as Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, as well as the Executive Director for the Kenyan Human Rights Commission and the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).  

Until taking up her role at OSF, she served as an advisor or Board member for many African and other institutions in the fields of development communications and human rights (including women’s rights).  She holds a BA in political science and French from the University of New Brunswick, an MPA in public affairs from l’Institut des sciences politiques (Sciences Po) and a PhD in international studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

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Ndivile Mokoena

Project Coordinator for GenderCC SA -Woman for Climate Justice, an NGO based in Johannesburg focusing on Climate & Gender Justice issues including policy advocacy for gender integration and its intersecting issues, building capacity at local community level, and raising awareness on climate change across the board. Has vast experience on climate change, gender, and social issues, have worked with government officials from national level to local level on gender and social rights integration in the climate change policy. Conducted community interventions with micro women farmers, women’s community organizations and civic organizations working on various socio-economic and human rights issues i.e., food security, water, energy, GBV, women and youth challenges. Currently working with various communities on Just Transition concept from a community perspective as discussions and dialogues are taking place in the country. Implementing projects at local level to help build resilience, sustainability and adapting to the climate change impacts.

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Radhika Balakrishnan 

Radhika Balakrishnan is Professor in Women's and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University and the former faculty director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is on the Global Advisory Council for the United Nations Population Fund. She was the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics and was a Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equity for the City of New York,

Radhika is the co-author of Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice: The Radical Potential of Human Rights with James Heintz and Diane Elson (Routledge, 2016). She is the co-editor with Diane Elson of Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account (Zed Books, 2011). She edited The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy (Kumarian Press, 2001) and co-edited Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the World’s Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt (Rutgers University Press, 2000). 

Her research and advocacy work has sought to change the lens through which macroeconomic policy is interpreted and critiqued by applying international human rights norms to assess macroeconomic policy.

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Rodrigo Uprimny

Rodrigo Uprimny is a Colombian lawyer, with Master's degrees in Sociology of Development (University of Paris I) and in Sociology of Law (University of Paris II) and a PhD in Economics (University of Amiens, France). He was an assistant magistrate at the Constitutional Court. He has also been an expert witness at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He is currently professor emeritus of the Universidad Nacional, member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, member of the International Commission of Jurists and senior researcher at the Centre for the Study of Law, Justice and Society Dejusticia. He has published numerous articles and books on human rights, constitutional law, democratic system and transitional justice. He has also received awards for his academic and human rights work.

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Rodrigo Echecopar

Rodrigo is an economist and former student leader during the 2011-2012 Chilean student movement. He works on just transition and economic just policies with experience in various social, political, and third sector organizations. Rodrigo was previously Deputy Director of Fundación Ciudadanía Inteligente, an NGO focused on promoting democracy and citizen participation, and was also the founder and first Director of Nuestra América Verde, a movement advocating for a Latin American green transition with social justice. He has worked with the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, founded by economist Mariana Mazzucato, in aligning fiscal policy with social objectives.

Rodrigo holds an MPA in Innovation, Public Policy, and Public Value from the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL). He also holds a degree in economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Rosa Pavanelli

Rosa Pavanelli - is General Secretary of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI). Elected at PSI’s World Congress in 2012, she was re-elected for a second mandate in 2017. In 2016, Rosa was nominated as Commissioner on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth (UN ComHEEG), representing the trade union movement, health workers and public services.

Rosa is also a member of the United Nations High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters and of the Cornell University International Labour Relations Worker Institute Advisory Council. She also collaborates closely with the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).

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Sebastian Berger

Sebastian Berger is the Executive Director of the Global Student Forum (GSF). He previously held the office of Vice President in the European Students’ Union (ESU) and was a founding member of the GSF Steering Committee. Sebastian has been an active member of the international student movement for years, holding various leadership positions on the local, national and international level. He holds the Co-Chairmanship of the Education and Academia Stakeholder Group in the UN, engaging with the monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals through the annual High Level Political Forum.

Alongside his activism in student politics, he serves as a trustee and as the treasurer of Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s 100 Million Foundation, hosting the 100 Million Campaign through which Sebastian advocates for access to quality education for all and putting an end to child labor. As the former national spokesperson of the Green Party student wing in Austria he has a strong background in the environmental justice movement. Sebastian holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Vienna and is completing a Master’s degree programme in International Relations and Security Studies at NUP Cyprus.

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Wangari Kinoti

Wangari Kinoti – International Policy Advisor, Women’s Rights, ActionAid – is a Pan Africanist feminist activist engaged in global policy advocacy on women’s economic justice and structural gender-based violence. Over the last 16 years, she has campaigned and implemented programmes through civil society and social justice organizations covering women’s political participation, women’s land and natural resource rights, corporate accountability, women’s paid and unpaid labour and violence against women.

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Mariana Santarelli

Mariana Santarelli is food policies assistant at FIAN Brasil and coordinates a School Meel Watch (Observatório de
Alimentação Escolar) in Brazil.

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Isabel Alvarez

Isabel Alvarez, President – Urgenci – Spain

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Bert Schouwenburg

Bert Schouwenburg, IUF, UK

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Henry Saragih

Henry Saragih, SPI – LVC Indonesia

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Dr. Dipa Sinha

Dr. Dipa Sinha, Assistant Professor, Dr. - Ambedkar University – India

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