Community

We support locally-rooted, globally networked innovative leaders around the globe through our Fellowship programs and government partnerships. Explore our community database below to learn more.

Cedric Habiyaremye

Cedric Habiyaremye

Food Security
Rwanda

Cedric is known as the scientist who brought quinoa to Rwanda and other parts of Africa. Unlike most crops that provide no food before harvest,…

Jacques Sebisaho

Jacques Sebisaho

Health
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)

Jacques Sebisaho, MD,  is from one of the remotest places in Africa:  Idjwi island in Lake Kivu between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda….

Rene Sparks

Rene Sparks

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
South Africa

Rene Sparks is a public health practitioner with a foundation in nursing and Senior Atlantic Fellow at Tekano – Health Equity South Africa. She has…

Serufusa Sekidde

Serufusa Sekidde

Health
Uganda

Serufusa is a Ugandan medical doctor and an award-winning music rapper. He is currently Chief of Staff at ViiV Healthcare, pharmaceutical company GSK’s specialist HIV…

Jensi Sartin

Jensi Sartin

Environment
Indonesia

Jensi says that his experience growing up in the rainforests of Borneo – where deforestation was already under way – prepared him for his professional…

Kusum Thapa

Kusum Thapa

Health
Nepal

Dr. Thapa has over 25 years of experience as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist both in Nepal and UK as an Asia Near East Regional Technical…

Brenda Moore

Brenda Moore

Education
Liberia

Brenda’s road to activism began with a simple realization: there are no public libraries in Liberia. During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Brenda began teaching her…

Nelson Olanipekun

Nelson Olanipekun

Governance
Nigeria

Nelson Olanipekun is founder and executive director of Citizens Gavel, a Nigerian NGO aimed at improving the access to justice and citizen engagement through the…

Renzo Guinto

Renzo Guinto

Environment
Philippines

A 2016 Aspen New Voices Fellow, Renzo R. Guinto, MD DrPH is Associate Professor of Global and Planetary Health at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health…

Renard Siew

Renard Siew

Environment
Malaysia

Renard Siew is an environmental activist and climate leader in ASEAN working with marginalized and displaced communities. He currently acts as climate change adviser to…

Kopano Mabaso

Kopano Mabaso

Food Security, Health
South Africa

Dr. Kopano Mabaso is a South African medical doctor currently undertaking a DPhil (PhD) in Population Health at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes…

Misan Rewane

Misan Rewane

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Nigeria

Born and raised in Nigeria, Misan Rewane is no stranger to the challenges of education and social mobility in West Africa. When her parents, unable…

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