Gerald Businge
Makerere University
Gerald Businge is a trained, experienced, and motivated multimedia journalist, multimedia communication specialist, and researcher in Uganda. Gerald is interested in exploring tools for improving journalism, communication, and information access and sharing. He has worked with several media houses in Uganda and the U.S. as a reporter, writer, correspondent, editor, and manager. He's the Managing Director of Ultimate Media Consult Ltd and a lecturer at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda).
Peter Dauvergne
University of British Columbia
Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations at the University of British Columbia. Recent books include Environmentalism of the Rich, Protest Inc., Eco-Business, Paths to a Green World, 2nd ed., Timber , and The Shadows of Consumption. At UBC, he has served as associate dean (2006-08), senior adviser to the president (2008-09), and director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues (2009-14). In 2016, the International Studies Association presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award for Environmental Studies.
Ricardo Khayette
Vancouver Weekly
Ricardo Khayette is an editor-in-chief at Vancouver Weekly and a co-founder of Brand Megaphone, a full-service story creation platform dedicated to creating quality content for influential publishers, agencies, and businesses. He is the VP Business Development for BioCatalytics, a company which focuses on distributing proprietary product compositions that service the agricultural sector, the pulp & paper industry, composting, fish farms, water treatment, and odour control. Khayette is an alumnus of UBC Journalism.
Michael Kovnat
Heleo Media
Michael Kovnat is the VP Production & Development and the co-founder of Heleo Media, a media company based in New York that helps today’s great thinkers spread their ideas and build online audiences. He's served as Executive Producer of National Geographic Channel, Senior Producer at CBS News, Executive Producer of New York Times Television, and as a producer with NBCUniversal. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Philippe Le Billon
University of British Columbia
Dr. Le Billon holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues. His research interests bring together political geography, political ecology, and war studies. He has focused most of his work on the links between natural resources and armed conflicts, but also examines the political economy of war and reconstruction, the resource curse, corruption, natural disasters, and political crises. Currently, Le Billon is focusing on the governance of extractive sectors, food security, as well as violence and space.
Jane Lister
University of British Columbia
Jane Lister is the Research Manager for the Global Reporting Centre's project Hidden Costs of Global Supply Chains. She is a research professor in business and politics at the University of British Columbia. She has over 15 years of applied experience working to improve business environmental practices. She is the author of several books and articles on corporate sustainability governance including Eco-business: A Big-brand Takeover of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and the State, and Timber.
Toby McIntosh
Global Investigative Journalism Network
Toby McIntosh serves as director of GIJN’s Resource Center, which provides online resources to journalists worldwide. He was the editor of FreedomInfo.org (2010-2017), a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C. that covers international transparency laws. He was with Bloomberg BNA for 39 years and has filed numerous US Freedom of Information requests and has written about FOI policies worldwide. He is a steering committee member of FOIANet, an network of FOI advocates.
Kwetey Nartey
ihub Africa
Kwetey Nartey is a co-founder of ihub Africa (a not for profit investigative organisation) and an award-winning investigative journalist from Ghana. He has infiltrated rebel groups, exposed a human trafficking syndicate, and revealed corruption in government, leading to the resignation of top government officials. In his almost decade of practice, he's dedicated himself to fighting injustice, corruption, and the abuse of public office. Currently, Kwetey works as a Senior Broadcast Journalist with Joy News, one of the leading English media networks in Ghana.
Farah Nosh
Farah Nosh is an award-winning photographer who has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, the West Bank, Gaza, and Egypt. Her work has appeared in leading international publications including The New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek. Nosh appeared on CNN’s Inside the Middle East segment entitled “Someone You Should Know,” which features personalities making an impact in the region. Her Iraq work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Dubai.
Daniel Pauly
University of British Columbia
Dr. Daniel Pauly is a professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia. His work has been recognized by numerous awards, among them honorary doctorates from four universities, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science; ‘03); and receiving the Award of Excellence of the American Fisheries Society (‘04); the International Cosmos Prize, Japan (‘05), the Volvo Environmental Prize, Sweden (‘06), the Excellence in Ecology Prize, Germany (‘07), the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology, Spain (‘08), the Albert Ier Grand Medal in the Science category (’16) among others. Daniel was also knighted as Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur (’17) by the French government.
Sree Sreenivasan
Digimentors
Sree Sreenivasan is a leading consultant, speaker and trainer for nonprofits, corporations, startups and executives. In 2018, he and his best friend Andrew Lih launched Digimentors, a new kind of digital consultancy of strategists, trainers and coaches - and doers; check it out here. http://digimentors.group. Their clients include UNHCR, the UN refugee agency; the Pulitzer Prizes; Louvre Abu Dhabi; Pratham-USA, the American arm of an Indian nonprofit; TheWrap entertainment news; and Global Teacher Prize. He has been Chief Digital Officer of major institutions in multiple industries: City of New York (working at City Hall); Columbia University; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.