She is leading a 14 member/ 16 SADC delegation of pragmatic youth leaders in advocating for ratification and implementation of African Youth Charter, driving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063. She has worked with the African Advisory Board in hosting dialogues on Pan-Africanism and Agenda 2063. She has designed a youth entrepreneurship development program for the African Union and hosts an annual Regional Entrepreneurship Convention in her mandate to advance Intra Africa Trade and access to foreign markets by youth enterprises.
Tumisang successfully hosted numerous public lectures, dialogues and public debates on Youth participation in the fight against corruption, ICT Development, Entrepreneurship, African Youth Charter, SDGs and Agenda 2063 which caught the attention of both local and international media and has through these, impacted over 40 000 youths across SADC and Africa’s Diaspora who are now active community builders in their respective nations.
She is in a quest to create perfect information and as such informing people at grassroots level about issues of both National and Continental interest. Tumisang have developed concept papers on Youth entrepreneurship development (adopted by the AUSARO), Infrastructure development and youth Empowerment, The role of youth in ICT and Infrastructure Development (Adopted by SADC) as well as Youth and the Business of Football (Adopted by the Caribbean). She has made a feature in Africa Talks, DG Trends speaking on Youth Innovative solutions AUYC uses in combating corruption. She is part of the organising committee for the AU Model Summit to be hosted in Botswana.
As Senior Program Officer at the Accountability Lab, Stephanie Bandyk works closely at the country level supporting teams in improving systems and delivery. She also oversees the development and scale of the Lab’s Accountability Incubator program, a year-long program supporting +50 “accountapreneurs” across five countries scaling innovative solutions using everything from music to civic technology. Stephanie graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Affairs and Sociology, and has since studied anti-corruption and compliance law at the American University Washington College of Law. Her career extends across the public sector, private sector, and civil society during which she has lived and worked across Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and South Asia. Prior to working at the Lab, she developed and managed key partnerships with bank and microfinance institutions at one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading clean cookstove companies. Prior to working at BURN Manufacturing, she focused on anti-corruption compliance in global value chains at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and US Chamber of Commerce. She has presented on accountability, compliance, and youth participation in various international fora including the International Corruption Research Forum and the Transparency International School on Integrity.
Tessa Dooms is the National Planning Commissioner responsible for Youth Development. Appointed in 2015 the second National Planning Commission of South Africa provides advise to the President on the implementation of the National Development Plan. Tessa is a Director at Youth Lab, a youth led policy think tank that empowers youth to engage with decision makers. Creating a bridge between young people, government and the private sector, Youth Lab is committed to developing youth influenced and responsive policies and interventions through dialogue, research and capacity building. Previously Tessa held the positions of lecturer and researcher at three South African Universities. Tessa has worked as a youth development practitioner and researcher for over 10 years, developing strategies for youth empowerment. She has published on youth in local and international publications. Tessa works as a consultant and trainer for the African Union Commission, the Emory School of Public Health (Atlanta, USA) and the Boston University Health and Faith coalition and other international development organisations on youth policy, programming and lived experiences. With a focus on training and research, Tessa has developed a wide network of young people, youth organisations and policy makers across Africa she mentors and advises on topics including development, entrepreneurship, employment, health and leadership. Tessa is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow with a focus on public management and community development. Tessa holds a Master of Arts degree with distinction in Sociology from Wits University.
Meta Zahro Aurelia is interested in all kinds of behavioural approach of corruption detection, prevention, and education. She is currently doing a PhD on corrupt behaviour from a cross-cultural and psychological perspective. In her PhD project at the VU University Amsterdam, funded by Nuffic, under the supervision of Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen and Prof. Dr. Paul Van Lange, they aim to understand the psychological and cultural factors that predict corruption. We specifically examine moral, social, and cultural dynamics that influence the occurrence of corruption, and how it influences people’s moral emotions. In addition, she was co-organising an international short course on moral psychology and corruption in Indonesia supported by national and international partners. She is also part of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network and now incubating a corruption researcher network in Indonesia. On 2013, she joined an ASEAN Anti-Corruption Youth Camp held by Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission which eventually led me to begin my current research domain on corruption.
Tina Urso is an anti-corruption campaigners and human rights defender from Malta, based in London. In July 2017 she started an anti-corruption group called Il-Kenniesa (translated in English to The Sweepers), where they started campaigning against corruption and for more transparency in Malta.
Following Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, an anti-corruption journalist from Malta, they focused all our efforts as a group on calling for justice for Daphne and for the stories she exposed. Their group is currently not an established organisation, and funded only by Kenniesa members. However, they are looking to become an official group over the next year.
As an anti-corruption campaigner, Tina’s focus is on educating the youth of Malta more about what political corruption stands for, it’s consequences and the importance of standing united against it. Kenniesa focuses a lot on changing cultural behaviour of the younger generation of Malta.
Mr. Munkhjargal is the Programme manager of Transparency International Mongolia, specializing in public sector integrity. He has over six years of professional experience in public and private sectors. Before going to the Graduate school, he was a manager at Electronic Banking Department, XacBank. He also previously worked at the Government Agency for Information, Communication and Technology Mongolia.
Mr. Munkhjargal holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Computer Science and Management School of Mongolia as well as a Master in Public Administration from the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Canada. During his studies he conducted research in government mining policy in developing countries.
Ms. Urantsetseg is the Business Integrity Programme Manager at Transparency International Mongolia. She joined TI-Mongolia in 2016 as a project officer, but quickly progressed her role to the Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Honors degree in Management & Business Administration from City University of Istanbul. Furthermore, she completed courses at the Universities of Exeter and Sussex in 2013 and 2015.
Ms. Urantsetseg was the first Mongolian to become a Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional – International (CCEP-I), by Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She has intensive experience in training both multinational and medium & small sized companies in Mongolia. As a young professional in the anti-corruption field, she has been previously been selected to present at the 11th Asia-Europe High-level (ASEM) meeting in 2016 representing voices of young people around ASEM countries.
Political scientist, analyst in Laboratory for anticorruption policy HSE, Sextortion Project Manager in TI-Russia. He investigates extortion on the grounds of sexuality (sextortion, LGBTI rights violations), and also leads student projects on these topics.
Henda Fellah is the Citizen Engagement and Outreach officer in I Watch Organization in Tunisia. She was former manager of the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center, project coordinator of the Anti-corruption MENA Youth Network and an activist within I Watch for 5 years. She has experience with implementing procedures for reporting about corruption, assisting whistleblowers with their cases and advocating for the anticorruption legal framework in Tunisia.
Mory was born in a rice farming family in Prey Chhor district, Kampong Cham province, a rural area in the eastern province of Cambodia. He held a bachelor degree in law at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). In 2015, he was awarded a scholarship from Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) for his master degree in International Human Rights Law in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
He has been working for CYN more than 8 years, with a focus on youth capacity development and empowerment, youth participation and youth’s campaign relevant to human rights and environmental issues. He also is a human rights educator, provides various training on human rights and environmental rights, community organizing and advocacy skills, and legal awareness to university student, rural and indigenous youth and community who are affected from the unsustainable development projects such as hydropower dam development and economics land concession and deforestation. He also has volunteered with civil society organization and human rights groups in Cambodia to organize several collective advocacy campaigns to promote freedom of association and expression, and for democracy development in the country.
Mory is passionate about human rights, democracy and about working with young people and grassroots community because he believes that the empowering youth and grassroots community can make a different and positive change in the country in the future. Mory wishes to dedicate his times work with young people for contribution in building and encouraging Cambodian youth to be an active citizen and become a productive citizen for the country development.
Asoka Obeyesekere is a barrister and political scientist. Prior to joining Transparency International Sri Lanka, Asoka was a Governance Consultant at Verité Research, where he founded and led the Manthri.lk team that runs Sri Lanka’s only parliamentary performance monitoring platform.
His work has covered diverse areas such as ground breaking electoral reform research, championing revised MP asset disclosure standards and securing reformed parliamentary committee reporting practices. Asoka has previously worked as a research consultant at TISL and has also worked at a number of Westminster-based political think-tanks. He has private sector experience from his time as a graduate trainee at Ernst & Young, London.
Asoka holds a L.L.B. from Queen Mary College and a M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple.
Sankhitha Gunaratne was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo in 2011 and was called to the bar as an Attorney-at-Law in 2012. She has several years of experience as a practicing lawyer in corporate law, and has also consecutively continued her work with human rights and governance advocacy with civil society.
She has a particular interest in anti corruption work including the UN Convention Against Corruption, Right to Information and campaign finance.
Her personal areas of interest include gender equality, women’s empowerment and awareness raising with respect to mental health in Sri Lanka.
Sindy Leiva has five years of professional experience that includes work and knowledge on transparency and anti-corruption, additional training in seminars on The Right of Access to Public Information, Social Audit, Gender, Social Inclusion and Women rights.
She is currently gender advisor of Acción Ciudadana, Guatemalan chapter of Transparency International -TI-, were she plays an important role in strengthening the political participation of women in Guatemala she, of course, is committed with the fight for women’s rights.
Enaam Ahmed Ali is the EMEA Director of Mark Labs and the Co-Founder of Fashion Label Nesci.nl.
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Mariyam Shiuna is the Executive Director of Transparency Maldives.
Nicole Verillo Campello works with Transparency International Brazil.
Maheshi Herat, Attorney – at- Law, obtained her LLB from the University of Colombo, and LL.M from Washington College of Law, American University, USA, specializing in human rights and gender studies. She is currently heading the Research and Policy unit of Transparency International Sri Lanka. Her areas of interests include international frameworks combating safe havens for corrupt funds, and correlations between human rights and corruption, particularly utilizing returned stolen funds for the benefit of the people.
She developed the pledge tracker for TISL, measuring compliance levels of commitments made by Sri Lankan government at the UK Summit, which involved detailed analysis of compliance of all mandatory provisions of UNCAC. She has represented TISL in the drafting committee, appointed by the Stolen Assets Recovery Taskforce (START) that drafted the legislative framework on Proceeds of Crime Act. She persistently advocated for a transparent mechanism that allocates a percentage of recovered assets towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.