Welcome to the Part 2 of IVCO 2023 Speaker Spotlight!
In this series, we aim to give you an opportunity to meet exceptional speakers who will inspire change at our conference in the dynamic city of Kuala Lumpur this October.
This week, we introduce the second group of our conference speakers, so get ready to be inspired!
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Dr. Amjad Saleem, Manager of Volunteer, Youth, and Education Development Unit, IFRC
Amjad is the orchestrator a.k.a Manager of the Volunteer, Youth, and Education Development Unit at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies based in Geneva, a global team focused on volunteering management, youth innovation and engagement, and education programming. He has worked in different perspectives of humanitarian work, interfaith engagement and peacebuilding. He applies his extensive knowledge of peacebuilding, humanitarian affairs, and development work and interfaith engagement in many domains, including as a board member of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, People Beyond Borders and Eduspots. His publications include journal articles, several book chapters and a book on ‘Lessons from Acheh’. Amjad is an alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Programme and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and has an M.Eng from Imperial College, London, an MBA from U21 Global Singapore/Manipal Global Nxt Malaysia and a PhD from Exeter University. Nomos.
MEET THE SPEAKER:
DAY 2 PLENARY: DECOLONISING POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN YOUTH VOLUNTEERING; AND
DAY 3 WORKSHOP 7: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING MODELS FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEERING IN DEVELOPMENT
Nichole Cirillo, Executive Director, International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
Nichole joined IAVE as Executive Director in October 2019. Nichole has significant executive experience across environmental and social justice sectors and has led the engagement of a large network of global volunteers. Her roles have included Mission Director / Head of PR at Stonyfield Organics, International Director of Learning at Earthwatch, Senior Manager, Outreach and Mobilisations at Unitarian Universalists Service Committee (UUSC) and Executive Director at Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common. Nichole has extensive leadership, management, fundraising and communications experience, gained working with teams of staff and volunteers in different parts of the world. Nichole holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Rutgers University and a Master of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.
MEET THE SPEAKER: DAY 2 BREAKOUT PANEL SESSION 3: YOUTH VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMMES AS A ROUTE TO EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Lucie Morillon, Director for Communications, Recognition and Civic Engagement, France Volontaires
Lucie Morillon has been France Volontaires’ Director of Communication, Recognition and Civic Engagement since January 2017. The department she manages is dedicated to promoting the qualitative and quantitative development and recognition of international exchange and solidarity volunteering around the world. Prior to joining France Volontaires, she had devoted her career to freedom of expression as the programme manager at Reporters Without Borders (RSF). She founded RSF’s Washington DC office, directing the development of its US activities from 2004 to 2009. Having earned her degree in Contemporary History and in Public and Political Communication, she is a dedicated advocate for international solidarity and youth participation.
MEET THE SPEAKER: DAY 3 WORKSHOP 6: VOLUNTEER -INVOLVING ORGANISATIONS’ ROLE IN POLICY AND ADVOCACY