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Narinder Kakar

Narinder KakarPermanent Observer of IUCN to the UN, IUCN

Concurrently with IUCN representation, he has also served as the Permanent Observer of the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). Narinder has had extensive experience working for the United Nations. Prior to joining IUCN and UPEACE, he served the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for...
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Nisha Pillai

Nisha PillaiFounder and CEO, Nisha Pillai

She has worked closely with several UN agencies, and with scientific institutes such as CERN, IIASA and the Planet Under Pressure conference which fed into Rio +20. Nisha’s 25 year career at the BBC culminated as one of the main news anchors at BBC World News, where she reported extensively...
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Transportation
Oren Wool

Oren WoolDirector, Sustainable North Bay

Beyond the conference, Oren is a consultant in the natural products industry for organizations looking to improve their economic, environmental, and social sustainability impact. He implements solutions that improve organizational communication and support brand messaging. With his work Oren...
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Peter Meisen

Peter MeisenPresident, Global Energy Network Institute

He founded the Global Energy Network Institute (aka GENI), and is a member of the following professional associations: IEEE Power Engineering Society, World Affairs Council of San Diego, Union of Concerned Scientists, United Nations Association, and is an Honorary member of the Rancho Bernardo...
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Rafał Przybyła

Rafał Przybyłaarchitect, designer, cofounder of Laka

Laka is a organization and an international network focused on positive social impact through responsible design and architecture. The beliefs in the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and in the potential of creative ideas are the core values of the programs and projects that Laka...
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Cities & Mobility
Rajiv Joshi

Rajiv JoshiHead of Community and Partnerships with The B Team, The B Team

Rajiv serves as a Trustee of Oxfam and served as Executive Director and Head of Programs for the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP). Rajiv was the youngest director in the history of CIVICUS. From 2005-2007 Rajiv was Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, a member of the World Youth...
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Reginald Vachon

Reginald VachonChair Vachon Gobal

He is also a Professional Engineer licensed in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin. Dr. Vachon is Principal and COO of Gipco Holdings International, Ltd.. He has over 30 years experience in corporate management, administration, engineering, design, construction,...
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Samantha Fahy

Samantha FahyProfessor / Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technology, Dublin City University

In 2004 Samantha was appointed Centre Manager for the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology. In 2012 Samantha took on the part-time role of Manager of Sustainability at DCU, an initiative to develop and promote Sustainability across all educational functions, and moved to full-time in...
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Food

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