Join us to chat, have a drink, and hear from global development leaders across the world about how to ethically and responsibly interact with the developing world.

Do you want to connect with other Jews in their 20s-30s who are passionate about making an impact in the world? Join us to chat, have a drink, and hear from global development leaders across the world about how to ethically and responsibly interact with the developing world.

We will be joined by Hannah Gaventa (Portfolio Manager at Palladium), Jean-Claude (JC) Nkulikiyimfura (Executive Director of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village) and Mireille Flores (Humanitarian Programmes Manager at World Jewish Relief).

We will address questions to discuss some of the following questions. How can we create more balanced partnerships between headquarters and the field? What can we do to mitigate implicit biases and enhance cultural fluency among foreign volunteers and visitors? How and where does this fit into the modern anti-racism movement?

Join our panel of experts for an evening of discussion and learning. 

Our Panelists

Hannah Gaventa

Hannah has 10 years of experience working with international NGOs in emergency contexts, specialising in post disaster resiliency and climate adaptation, with a particular interest in gender and social inclusion.

Currently, Hannah works for Palladium on the UK Government Skills for Prosperity Programme, an £80m fund targeting education and skills development to reduce poverty and increase economic growth in nine middle income countries.

Hannah was previously country director for IsraAID in Latin America and the Eastern Caribbean region, leading on education, economic development and child protection programmes after the devastation of Hurricane Maria and the eruption of Volcano Fuego.

Jean-Claude (JC) Nkulikiyimfura

Jean-Claude (JC) Nkulikiyimfura has over 17 years of experience in education, marketing, government and corporate communication. Currently serving as Executive Director of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), JC manages a diverse team of educators and care providers while building successful local and international partnerships. 

Through healing, education, and love, ASYV empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan teens to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world. JC’s passion lies in his country’s development and he believes that Rwanda and Africa’s success will be achieved through an educated, empowered and resilient youth.

Initially pursuing a career in journalism, he received a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Central Arkansas before returning to Rwanda to work as a media and protocol officer in the Office of the President in 2001, where he would serve until 2006. He then moved to South Africa for two years to undertake a Master’s program in International Relations and founded XLcom, a communications agency which provided communication services to various organizations, including the African Development Bank. 

JC later worked as General Manager for Saatchi & Saatchi Rwanda until 2011, when he joined ASYV as Village Director. Managing the Village with skill, dedication, and compassion, he was promoted to the position of Executive Director in 2015. 

Mireille Flores

Mireille counts with over ten years of experience working in the International Development and Humanitarian sector. Mireille has experiences of working across Latin-American and the Caribbean, as well as Asia, Africa and Europe. Mireille holds an MA in International Development and has specialised in Emergency response management and gender in emergencies. Mireille has worked for CARE International UK, VSO, Oxford Policy Management and she currently leads the Humanitarian portfolio at World Jewish Relief. 

Please note

A Zoom link to join this event will be included in the confirmation email upon booking.

Date - Wed 19 August 2020 7:30pm


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