Class of 2017

Mays Abdel Aziz, Jordan

Khaled Abo Shady, Egypt

Elorm Esi Abusah, Ghana

Chukwuemelie Precious Akanonu, Nigeria currently works as a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) in Abuja, and serves as a Fellow for the Energy for Growth Hub based in Washington D.C. She previously worked in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria, as an analyst at the consultancy Time Economics, and as a consultant for a DFID governance program in Nigeria. As a 2019 Breakthrough Generation Fellow and a 2017 Young Global Changer, Precious is striving to use evidence-based research to influence policy-making and programme implementation towards Africa’s sustainable development in Africa.

Giresse Akono Gantsui, Congo

Babatunde Alawode, Nigeria/USA

Sajida Alhaj, Qatar

Khusniddin Alikulov, Uzbekistan is involved in improving energy efficiency in Central Asian countries by applying cutting-edge approaches. In addition, he is an active volunteer on resolving community issues in countryside of Uzbekistan. Khusniddin is also volunteer researcher on developing environmental impact assessment for energy systems.

Aigerim Almazova, Kyrgyzstan

Yousef Alshammari, Saudia Arabia

Maroua Baba, Morocco

Nabil Badjri, Indonesia

Bilge Bingöl Schrijer, Turkey obtained her PhD in public law from Ankara University and is working as an assistant professor at Akdeniz University Faculty of Law in public law department. Her research focuses on state theory, human rights, experimental legal education, education and higher education law. She is working on several projects that are about integrating university research findings in to social development planning. As a young global changer she aims at creating solutions for achieving sustainable development goals by designing university-city-government interrelated programs.

Rim Hayat Chaif, Algeria

Koon Hong Chan, Hong Kong

Necola Charles, St. Kitts / West Indies

Lianhua Chi, China

Anesa Colakovic, Serbia

Francisco Jose Cordoba Otalora, Colombia holds a dual masters degree in Lifelong learning from University College London and Aarhus University. Co-founder of '2038' platform promoting open fintech to increase access to capital. He has been named MIT innovator under 35 for his contributions on blockchain. Fellow of the Westerwelle foundation and DO school in Germany. Co-founder of Wesend, Seed software and Red Diaspora Colombia. Presents the podcast #VisaAlFuturo and the Youtube channel Pachoman. AIESEC and Global Shaper alumni from The World Economic Forum.

Eduardo Cordova, El Salvador

Silvia Da Rosa, Uruguay is a Member of the Civil Society Organization Open Data, Transparency and Access to Information (DATA), OAS fellow for Open Government 2016, and Young Global Changer 2017. She is also an advisor at Laboratory of Public Innovation of AGESIC, which previously directed for two years since its foundation. Specialized in Open Government and Innovation, managed several project related to government and companies at national and international level. Silvia began her career as a web programmer, specializing in web standards, accessibility for people with disabilities and user experience. At the moment, she works as a teacher at the Catholic University of Uruguay where she works on interdisciplinary projects in her areas of expertise.

Meron Eresso, Ethiopia

Ken Fullerton, South Africa currently works as a management consultant for ARTD Consultants – one of Australia’s leading public policy consulting firms – where he helps government agencies and non-profit organisations make evidence-informed decisions and track and evaluate outcomes in order to continuously improve their performance. Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Otago, New Zealand, a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Master of Public Management degree in Global Public Policy from the University of Potsdam, Germany.

Carla Ximena Giraldo Malca, Peru is an expert in sustainable cities and communities with experience in the design and implementation of policies, plans, strategies and socio-environmental projects. She holds a MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, MPP in Political Science and Government and a degree in Communication for Development from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She is currently on charge of the Public Services and Environmental Management Department at the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Peru.

Juan Gowland, Argentina is a Senior consultant in the digital advisory area. Juan earned a master’s Public Policy from Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, a bachelor’s in Political Science from Universidad de San Andres, and he is an EMPA candidate at the Maxwell’s school. He has experience in leading digital transformation management in public, private and academic sectors. He was selected as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at Maxwell School in Syracuse University.

Gustavo Guimaraes, Brazil is a blockchain engineer. As a joie-de-vivre practitioner and lifelong learner, Gustavo enjoys finding solutions for real-world problems through the use of technology. He has solved problems in an array of industries such as education, publishing, entertainment and the arts. He has received the German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation where is researching online education’s impact on student’s learning. When he is not coding, he is either creating new dance moves or spending quality time with his family and friends.

Shobari Guterres Nunes, Timor-Leste

Austin Halbert, USA is Founder of ImpactEd, a startup that is upskilling the next generation by connecting students with digital assignments to learn the jobs of the future. He is Chair of the U.S. Youth Working Group for UNESCO, Focal Point on Quality Apprenticeships for the UN MGCY, and author of The American Workday. Previously, Austin served as a Fulbright Fellow in Sweden, where he researched the links between economic development and social progress. As a Young Global Shaper, his mission is to create a world where anyone can gain access to the skills to find decent work, no matter where they were born.

Soumaya Harbaoui, Tunisia