Speakers Overview

Meet our incredible line-up of speakers from all over the world!

2018 Speakers

Ibrahim Al Husseini

Managing Partner, FullyCycle Energy Fund

Ahmad Alhendawi

Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement

Hend Alhinnawi

Founder/CEO, Humanitarian Tracker

Sharif Banna

CEO, Awakening Worldwide Records
Partnerships For Change: Leveraging Entertainment and Influence To Create Impact

Leena Barakat

Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Tides Foundation

Manisha Basnet

Outreach Associate, Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR) - Powering Transformative Access to Justice

Scott Beale

Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

Alison Bellwood

Director, Project Everyone

Lisa Biermann

Piers Bradford

Managing Director, Project Everyone

Bryan Breckenridge

Executive Director, Box.org

David Christian

Co-Founder, Evoware

Dr. Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer, New York University

Mo Dhaliwal

Director of Strategy at Skyrocket Digital

Yasmine El Baggari

Founder & CEO, Voyaj

Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

President of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly, United Nations

Boriša Falatar

Presidential Candidate, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mariam Farag

Head of CSR, MBC Group

Melissa Fleming

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner and Head of Communications, UNHCR

Nancy Giordano

Founder and Strategic Futurist, Play Big Inc.

Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou

Minister Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger & CEO of National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)

Mazen Hayek

Group Director of Commercial, MBC Group

Lynn Hayek

Winner, The Voice Kids

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources in Iceland

Danny Labin

Vice President of International Programs. Sesame Workshop

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Under Secretary General, Partnerships Division

Julian Michel

Iraqi-American Rapper


Grammy-award winning Swedish-Congolese singer-songwriter and activist

Dr. Alaa Murabit

Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth, United Nations

Sana Mustafa

Founder & Manager of Sana Mustafa Consulting LLC Founding Member, The Network For Refugee Voices

Maher Nasser

Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information

Victor Ochen

Founder and Executive Director, African Yotuh Initiative Netowrk (AYINEY)

Enrica Porcari

Chief Information Officer (CIO) of WFP and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)

Melissa Jun Rowley

Global People’s Summit Co-Host

Yasmine Sherif

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) | A Fund for Education in Emergencies

Robert Skinner

Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships

Andrew Sullivan

CEO, Internet Society

Bill Tai

Founder and Chairman, ACTAI Global

Brocker Warner

Director of Community Giving and Innovation, War Child Canada

Kanni Wignaraja

Director, United Nations Development Operations Coordination

Corinne Woods

Director of Communications, World Food Programme

Maher Zain

R&B Singer, Songwriter, and Music Producer
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