Manoj is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Global South Development Magazine. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the University of Helsinki, Finland and holds a Master's Degree in International Development Studies. Manoj is deeply passionate about international development issues including development communication and new media, development research and distance teaching. His areas of academic interest include peace and conflict studies, transitional justice and reconciliation processes and south-south cooperation in development. Manoj can be reached at manoj.bhusal(at)gsdmagazine.org
Kazi is a development researcher and policy analyst based in South Asia. Currently he serves as an advisor for National Development Strategy of ActionAid. Topics of his interest include governance, public policy, civil society, environment, and urban/industrial development. Kazi can be reached at email@example.com
Diego Cupolo is an independent journalist, photographer and author of Seven Syrians: War Accounts From Syrian Refugees (8th House Publishing) who has received a humanitarian award from Human Concern International for his work in bringing attention to the Syrian refugee crisis.
He serves as Latin America regional editor at GSDM and covers international affairs, having reported on Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina and Chile. His written and visual work has appeared in several international publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Associated Press Wire Services, The Village Voice and NACLA Magazine. Diego can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keti Khachidze is Program Director at an innovative NGO called Orbeliani based in the post-Soviet country of Georgia. Orbeliani helps people with great ideas to take positive action and reshape the way foreign aid is distributed to the most needy people in the global South. Her professional experience includes seven years of journalism combined with more than four years of development work in the South Caucasus region. She is a Chevening fellow and holds MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the UK. Her areas of interest include transparency and social accountability, unruly politics and gender issues. She serves as Regional Editor of Middle East region for GSDM and can be reached at email@example.com
Tina Mbachu is a recent graduate of International development studies from the University of Amsterdam. She is passionate about African development, especially as it relates to women. She has previously completed an honorary bachelor in the same field at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she resides. Tina can be reached at tina.mbachu(at)gsdmagazine.org
Hriday Sarma is a PhD candidate in Energy Studies Program at Jawaharlal Nehru University and hails from the beautiful Guwahati city in Assam, India. He has contributed to GSDM as a special correspondent for south-south development cooperation for two years. Hriday is associated with Green-Cosmos, an Indian NGO, and holds an MA and an MPhil in International Relations. Hriday can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
With MSc degree in Anthropology and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Sayed Jalal is a development expert focusing on Education, Good Governance, Rule of Law and Social Development
I Rado-Rakotosamimanana is a peace and human rights activist working with a local and international network of activists and currently enrolled in an M.A in Diplomacy and International Affairs. He works with the youth and says 'we are striving to shape a peaceful world...the world and future we want.' Rado can be reached at email@example.com
I am Sumera and I hail from Kashmir, India. My specialization is in Foreign News Reporting but I am also interested in writing about economy and development. I am into the profession of communication as well and would strive to be a successful development journalist in near future. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a Master's degree in Public Administration and professional attachments with a number of CSOs, I remained a rights-based activist for over ten years now and have contributed to several community empowerment initiatives. With a particular interest in youth development and demonstrated ability in social mobilization, policy advocacy and qualitative field research, I am an advocate for recognition and empowerment of youth for a pro-active role in the development of their own communities. I can be reached at email@example.com
Daniel is a Student at the University of Minnesota, pursuing a degree in Global Studies with a focus in Human Rights and Diversity. A love for traveling and other cultures, and a teacher of English as a second language. Currently spending a semester in Montpellier, France. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene currently works for an international development consultancy as a project manager for a drug policy & institution building project in Bolivia and a human rights project in Honduras. Her previous experience includes positions in an EU Delegation in West Africa and at the UN Global Compact Office in NYC. She holds a M.Sc. in International Law and Economics. Irene can be reached at email@example.com
Amrita Vijay Jain is a Master in Development Practice candidate at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. She has an undergraduate degree in literature and psychology and has researched and written on the issue of migrant labourers. Amrita pursued her postgraduate degree in journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune, India where she found a ground in newspaper writing. As a correspondent with India's leading daily, The Indian Express, Amrita reported extensively on issues of urban development, environment and heritage conservation. Amrita can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajendra currently works as a Fredskorpset (FK Fellow) in Kislay India. Besides publishing a peace magazine from Nepal called 'Conflict Management', he contributes articles to popular national dailies in Nepal. Rajendra holds a Master's in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies and can be reached at email@example.com.
Abdiwahab M. Ali is horn of Africa-based Development enthusiast, freelance writer and researcher. Growing up amidst unstable environment, violence and relative poverty; Abdiwahab has got a passion for writing on peace,conflict, and grassroots mobilization. He possess considerable experience working with conflict-ridden states and international humanitarian organizations, primarily on advisory and program management roles, facilitated numerous workshops on peace-building, alternative dispute Resolution, international development, community organizing and governance.
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Adil Khan is a Criminology graduate from The University of Liverpool and has studied corporate crime, political corruption, and post-conflict development strategies. Adil has lived and worked in China and Uzbekistan, and his commitment to researching issues in the developing world has taken him to West Africa, Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. He has previously contributed articles to International Policy Digest and Global Politics Magazine, and is planning to pursue a career in the NGO sector. Adil can be reached at email@example.com
Sanja is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Economy Faculty. She is experienced in the NGO sector as well as in the for-profit sector. She is also engaged in the poverty reduction and women empowerment projects and is highly motivated to contribute to the development of those areas of local and global community which are underdeveloped. She us passionate about protecting human rights, learning and reduction of poverty. Sanja can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winston is a Malawian award-winning journalist dedicated to the service of the underprivileged.
Armed with one of the best journalism trainings from the UK-based London School of Journalism, backed by years of journalistic practice, Winston has covered stories from the remotest parts of his native country of Malawi to the affluent capitals of the West, including London and Brussels. No task is too small or too big for Winston-as long as the story is to improve the world.Winston can be reached at email@example.com
Due to growing up internationally, Hanna Voelkl, originally from Germany, feels like a global citizen. She holds an MA in Children, Youth, and International Development from Brunel University, London. Her commitment to the empowerment of the globally disadvantaged, especially children and youth, has brought her to conduct a case study on children's perspectives on volunteer tourism in an orphanage in Ghana. Currently, she follows this passion in the Latin American region.
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Luciana is a young Romanian journalist with an MA in International Relations. She has more than 5 years of reporting experience for international publications. She has experience of covering human rights, diversity and cultural topics. Luciana has a strong interest in development,global solidarity and innovation. In the near future, she hopes to work in the nonprofit sector, defending vulnerable populations and promoting the democratization of global volunteering. Luciana can be reached at email@example.com .
Currently on hiatus from a Master’s in Agricultural Development, Simon is now based in rural Sri Lanka, the most recent posting in a fledgling career which has already carried him across North America, Europe and Asia. As a co-founder and board member of the newly established Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA), Simon is passionate about sustainable agriculture, rural development and environmental conservation. Simon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ibrash Pasha, is a development professional, human rights and peace activist and educational campaigner living and working in the north west of Pakistan. He is experienced in designing, implementing and managing women and children development projects. He holds a post-graduation degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of York-UK. Ibrash can be reached at email@example.com
Anthony holds an M.S. in Peace Operations from George Mason University and has studied identity and conflict, peace operations, genocide prevention, governance, political processes, and negotiation strategies. Originally from Copperas Cove, Texas, his interests in the developing world have brought him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. He is passionate about humanitarianism and is committed to promoting diplomacy and development throughout the world. Anthony can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Funmi Akande holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor's degree with First Class in Mass Communication from Lead City University, Nigeria. She has many years of experience in development communication, capacity development, volunteer management, advocacy and facilitation. Funmi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luana Moraes, a graduate in International Relations, worked for the Cultural Department of the government of Bahia until she moved to London to pursue her master's degree in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Back in Brazil, she has been involved with organizations such as AIESEC, Choice Movement and Institute Global Attitude. At the moment she works at the Leadership Development Institute of the Al Akhawayn University in Morroco. Luana can be reached at email@example.com