Curators

Curators are leaders and professionals from around the world invited by Cecilia Milesi to collaborate in the exploration and selection of transformative projects to be developed by Global Change and its partners

Curators share our vision and principles. Considering their experience supporting global change processes, they give us their feedback so that we can constantly improve, enhancing the transformative power of the experiences we offer.

CURATORS

Leaders and professionals from around the world

Ayan is founder of Kayd Somali Arts, organising the Somali Week Festival in London. She is co-founder of the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, and co-organiser of the Hargeysa International Book Festival (HIBF), the biggest arts festival in East Africa. In 2015, Ayan was listed by the Financial Times as one of 25 Africans to watch. and was awarded an MBE (Order of the British Empire). In 2016 Ayan was appointed as the head of Somaliland mission to the UK.

Social Leader | Founder Arts Festivals
Africa | United Kingdom

Ayan Mahamoud

Rachid is a recognised artistic events director and producer working in Morocco and North Africa. He is the Production Director of Timitar Festival, one of the premiere African music festivals promoting Amazigh culture. Rachid is Co-founder of Festival Issni N Ourgh International du Film Amazigh, a film festival dedicated to emerging Amazigh artists from Morocco and all over the world. He is a business entrepreneur committed to social change.

Artistic director | Empresario
Morocco | North África

Rachid Moutchou

Yoshikazu Kato specializes Chinese politics and international relations in the Asia Pacific region. He has taught, conducted research in Japan, China mainland, Hong Kong, and the United States. His upcoming books in 2021 are “Why China Will Not Democratize: Reality and Prospects of Political Development in the New Era of Xi Jinping” and “Beijingnization: The Destiny of Hong Kong and National Strategies of the Chinese Communist Party”.

Author | China expert
Japan | Asia Pacific

Yoshikazu Kato

Rosa Emilia Salamanca is one of the founders of CIASE, a Colombian feminist organization. She actively participated in the peace negotiation process involving the Colombian Government and FARC. She is a member of the Collective for Women, Peace and Security, promoting a feminist approach to security. She is the winner of the Wilton Park award (UK) and finalist of the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) award. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Latindadd Network, a Latin American network working for social and economic justice.

Social Leader | Feminist Peacebuilder
Colombia | Latin America

Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay is a Full Professor at the University of South Africa. He obtained a Doctorate in International Relations from Wits University. He served for four years as South
Africa’s Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. Prof Iqbal serves on the African National Congress (ANC) Sub-Committee of International Relations as a Resource Person. He chaired it’s Sudan Task Team. He also serves as Director on the Board of the Institute of Global Dialogue and the EU Migration Research Evidence Facility Reference Group on the Horn of Africa. His first book on Somaliand’s state building was hailed by Prof Ali Mazrui as “a major scholarly success”.

Ambassador | Author
South Africa | Horn of Africa

Ambassador Prof Iqbal Jhazbhay