The Global Panel Members (2011 to 2014)

Anara Alymkulova has over 10 years of experience working in non-governmental sector of Kyrgyzstan.

Education: Master of Social Work from Michigan State University, USA (2011); Master of Business Administration from Academy of Management, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (1997);  Bachelor in Economics from Kyrgyz State University.

Awards: Fulbright Fellowship (2009-2011): Contemporary Issues Fellowship funded by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State (2000).

Membership: Chair of Board of Directors (2006-2009); member of Counterpart Sheriktesh (2004 to present).

Working experience:

worked as a program officer for Danish Church Aid/Central Asia.
2006-2007 worked as a Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic and civil society organizations Liaison Officer within “Public Finance Reform” (DFID) to make permanent changes to the state approach to dealing with civil society groups to meet the demand from citizens for more efficient and transparent management of public finance
2006 worked as a coordinator for “Counterpart Sheriktesh” Public Association
2000-2006 Counterpart International Kyrgyzstan from 2000-2005, as a project manager and later as a Technical Advisor for NGO Financial Sustainability Program Component of Civil Society Support Initiative Program (USAID).
1998-2000 - worked as a Loan Officer of a joint micro-credit program of Mercy Corps International and Central Asian American Enterprise Support Fund.


Akwasi Aidoo is the founding Executive Director of TrustAfrica, a foundation dedicated to advancing democratic governance and equitable development throughout Africa. Akwasi has extensive experience in philanthropy. His previous positions include head of the health and equity program for West and Central Africa at IDRC, head of the Ford Foundation’s regional office for West Africa, and director of the Ford Foundation’s Special Initiative for Africa.  He is the Chair of the boards of Resource Alliance and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). He also serves on the boards of several other nonprofit organizations, including the Fund for Global Human Rights, Global Greengrants Fund, International Beliefs and Values Institute, International Committee of the Council on Foundations, African Grantmakers' Network; and previously served as a trustee of OXFAM America. Akwasi has taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania, and the United States. He was educated in Ghana and the United States and received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Connecticut in 1985. He writes poetry and short stories in his spare time.


Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano Soliman is the Secretary of Philippines’ the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

  • Previously Executive Vice-President of Community Organizers Multiversity and Executive Director of CO-TRAIN;
  • Pioneer, trainer and coordinator in developing a rural organizing programme under the province’s Social Action Center in Bukidnon, Philippines (1976);
  • MA 1998 in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), B. Sc. (1973) in Social Work (University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman), University Scholar and Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardee; 
  • Recipient of numerous awards and citations in the field of social work and community development, including the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service Award (1992) and the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award (University of the Philippines); 
  • Helped local farmers save native rice strains from extinction through a pioneering grassroots program of chemical-free cross-fertilization (1973); 
  • While very pregnant, successfully campaigned (1987) for the passage of the agrarian reform law, uniting for a time the entire Philippine agrarian community; 
  • Dedicated her life to organizing communities, fighting for the rights of the disadvantaged; 
  • Crossed over from NGO to government, where she is currently revolutionizing the department, steering it towards more people-empowering and holistic development programs; 
  • Recognised negotiator and facilitator who has won a very large following and managed to translate the language of the historically oppressed into working relations with the rest of Philippine society.


Prof. Mohamed El-Azzazi, Ph.D. is Vice of College of Management, Economics and Management Information Systems Misr University for Sciences and Technology (MUST). He has over 35 years of experience as Professor of Public Administration and Senior Consultant in institutional and organizational development and managerial training including assessing training needs, designing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring training programs. Beside his academic profession as Professor of public and local administration, he is involved as Senior International Consultant in several technical assistance projects for the World Bank, German Agency for Technical Cooperation "GTZ", EFAD, USAID, the German Bank for Reconstruction (Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau - KfW)", the Commission of the European Communities, Danish Technical Assistance (DANIDA), and the Netherlands Technical Assistance. He also participated in planning and formulating, monitoring and evaluating several Technical Assistance projects.


Samuel Paul (India) is Chairman of the Public Affairs Centre in Bangalore, India. He is a former Director and Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. From 1985-91, he was Advisor to the World Bank on Public Sector Management in Washington. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton Universities. He has also been a Senior Advisor to the United Nations and ILO, and a consultant to many other international organizations). In 1992 he served as a member of the External Programme and Management Review (EPMR) of ICLARM. In 1995-96, he chaired the EPMR of ISNAR



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