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Heart to Heart: Women, Leadership and Global Peace Building
December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am$15
Women are on the front-lines, leading the charge in so many aspects of life – as first responders of the pandemic and in keeping their households, families, communities, economies, and societies running. Women are caregivers, doctors, nurses, educators, farmers, drivers, spiritual leaders. Women are peace builders in their communities around the world, and so much more.
$15 for Dec. 15th presentation
$25 for BOTH Dec. 8th and Dec. 15th presentations
Time zones: 8:00 AM EST | 5:00 AM PST | 14.00 WAT | 14.00 CET | 22.00 JST
Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi MBBS EMA FAAC is a medical doctor and international health, women peace and security, gender and human rights expert. She is the holder of the European Union masters in Human rights and Democratisation (EMA) from Venice, Italy. She is also the International President of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and founding Co-Chair of the Every Woman Treaty, coalition advocation for a global Treaty to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the immediate past Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Chair of the United Nations NGO/DPI Executive Committee. Her rare combination of medicine and human rights are reinforced by experience in peace building. Additionally, her work as an expert on Women, peace and security, operating within the framework of the United Nations Security council resolution 1325 and related resolutions, has resulted in a strong and responsive agenda in Nigeria. She is currently the Nigeria Co-country Representative for the Working Group on Women Youth Peace and Security for West Africa and Sahel (WYPS- WAS). Dr. Nwadinobi has authored several publications and received numerous awards of merit. Her personal profile is featured in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s publication, “The Hands That Build Nigeria: Nigerian Women Role Models”.
Dr. Karolina Olofsson has over a decade of experience in international assistance in Asia, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. She has collaborated with the European Commission, INTERPOL, the United States Congress, Parliament of the United Kingdom and global donors on international agendas. She holds a PhD in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response from the University of Manchester, and two Masters in Conflict Management and Post-War Reconstruction from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy and the University of York in the UK. Additionally, she has a Bachelor (Honours) in Economics and Sociology from the University of York.
Dr. Mariko Gakiya is an Advisory Board Member to GW4W. Her research and teaching aims to advance the understanding of human capital development in the context of organizational systems to enrich personal and professional wellbeing. She takes an innovative approach to learning sciences and complex change management, with a focus on inclusive governance practices. Dr. Gakiya is particularly interested in how physical and psychosocial environments shape human resiliency and wellbeing in organizational settings. Dr. Gakiya serves on the executive boards of several leading organizations and advises leaders of international development organizations, foundations, think-tanks, higher ed institutions, and corporations. She was the founding faculty director of the Global Leadership Program for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. She earned a doctorate degree in administration, planning and social policy in education at Harvard University, following postgraduate work at the University of Oxford.