IVCO 2022 Spotlight Series – Join Our Inspiring IVCO 2022 Speakers in Senegal this October!

As we are approaching the IVCO 2022 conference, we are continuing a Spotlight Series profiling our speakers. We are pleased to introduce the next speakers that will be joining us for this year’s IVCO Conference:

  • Yann Delaunay – France Volontaires
  • Meshack Odede – VIO Society Kenya
  • Christina Munzer – Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Damilola Fasoranti  – Prikkle Group

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Yann Delaunay – France Volontaires

“After several difficult years for international volunteering due to the Covid pandemic, we need to come together again, and project ourselves together, towards the relaunch of volunteering, a new era marked by renewed ambitions to match the opportunities that volunteering creates for solidarity development and the fight against global inequalities.”

Yann Delaunay is a General Delegate of France Volontaires, operator of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of the promotion and development of international volunteering for exchange and solidarity.

A diplomat, he began his career in 2002 in the Financial Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After having been posted in Copenhagen and Berlin between 2006 and 2013, he held several positions in the ministerial cabinet from 2013 to 2017, as Deputy Head then Head of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for European Affairs, then Deputy Head then Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Before joining France Volontaires in March 2021, he was Secretary General of Atout France, France’s national tourism development Agency.

He holds a master’s degree in public law and a post-graduate degree in the history of institutions and political ideas from the Faculty of Law of Aix-Marseille.

Yann Delaunay will speak at ‘Re-imagining the Future of Volunteering in Development’ session on October 17th, 11:15AM-12:30 PM.

 

Meshack Odede

Meshack Odede – VIO Society Kenya

“I’m looking forward to learning from countries who have the volunteerism policies and the emerging trends globally so that we may use that to enrich our national volunteerism policy since we are in the process of reviewing ours in Kenya.”

Meshack Odede is the Community development practitioner and public policy expert as well as the chairperson of the VIO society Kenya, an umbrella body of more than 40 organizations ( i.e. UNV Kenya, Kenya Red cross society, VSO Kenya, President’s award Kenya, Africa for SDGs etc. ) working with volunteers in Kenya.

His work also involves providing leadership to the network and being the link person between the government of Kenya and the volunteer sector as they work together to develop policy and legal infrastructures for the sector.

Meshack Odede will speak at ‘The role of institutions in creating an enabling environment for volunteering’ session on October 18th, 2:45-3:45 PM.

Christina Munzer

Christina Munzer – Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Christina Munzer has been with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) since 2012, and is currently the Director of the Humanitarian and Development Deployments Section. In 2019, she completed a three-year posting in Fiji as Counsellor, Development Cooperation for Fiji and Tuvalu. Before that she was Director of DFAT’s global Australian NGO Cooperation Program. Christina came to DFAT from the NGO sector, working at CARE Australia as Coordinator of Asia and Pacific programs and before that at the International Rescue Committee in several humanitarian and post-conflict postings in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Christina served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and has also worked in the US health sector. Christina has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Christina Munzer will speak at ‘Engaging the public in support of volunteering in development’ session on October 18th, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Dmilola Fasoranti

Damilola Fasoranti – Prikkle Group

“This IVCO, I am personally looking forward to different practitioners will share their rich knowledge, ideas, and practical solutions in the volunteering space. Super excited to see innovations that can be scaled, meet new development friends, and co-create more opportunities in volunteering worldwide.”

Damilola Fasoranti is a catalyst coach and a social entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the Public, Private and NGO sectors, helping young people and professionals turn their education, gifts and skills into solutions — jobs and enterprises — in order to overcome any barriers to development. He is the Chief Listener at Prikkle Academy — a volunteer-run for-impact organization in Nigeria that uses open-source and personalized education to turn ideas and knowledge into action. They encourage participants, especially at the grassroots level, to collaborate through their learning, identify the social challenges within their community, freely choose their own tools, and create solutions through virtual and peer-to-peer learning. They work within-country and international volunteers (either creating solutions in their community or working virtually to support the Nigerian office). Over the past few years, M. Fassoranti has worked with changemakers in multiple industries on 6 continents. He is a 2015 Kanthari Fellow, India; 2017 Dalai Lama Fellow, USA; 2017 SIP Fellow-LEAP Africa, Nigeria; 2018 Global People’s Fellow, USA; 2019 African Presidential Leadership Program Alumni, Egypt and many others.

Damilola Fasoranti will speak at ‘The impact of technology on volunteerism’ on October 18th, 4:00-5:00PM.

 

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