Jury 2011

The SEED Initiative is extremely grateful to the SEED International Jury – an independent panel of experts in various fields of sustainable development, who have kindly given their time to help identify the most promising partnerships from the many applications received each year. To ensure consistency of approach, the Jury always contains several Jurors from previous years.
Walter Baets

Walter Baets

Professor of Business Administration, Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa. Walter R. J. Baets is Director of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town, and Unesco Chair in Education for Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Euromed Management, Marseille.  Before joining Euromed Management, he...

Laure Bitetera Kananura

Laure Bitetera Kananura

National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme, Rwanda Laure Bitetera Kananura is the National Coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Programme at UNDP Rwanda since 2008. The programme supports local communities in their efforts to achieve more sustainable livelihoods and contribute to local and global environmental benefits.  She previously worked as lecturer at...

Nancy Chege

Nancy Chege

National Coordinator - GEF Small Grants Programme, Kenya Ms. Nancy Chege is currently the National Coordinator of the Kenya GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) of UNDP; a position she has held since 2006. Prior to joining the team at the GEF SGP, Nancy worked for a range of environmental organizations in the US and in Kenya; these include the Worldwatch Institute -...

Sascha Gabizon

Sascha Gabizon

Executive Director, Women in Europe for a Common Future, based in the Netherlands Sascha Gabizon, with an international business masters from ESCP/EAP France, developed the organisation WECF to become the major international network of women and environment organisations working for sustainable development and poverty reduction, feeding results into EU and United...

Neville Gabriel

Neville Gabriel

Executive Director, Southern Africa Trust, Midrand, South Africa Neville Gabriel is the founding executive director of the Southern Africa Trust, an independent regional agency that supports deeper and wider policy engagement between governments and non-state actors to overcome poverty in Southern Africa. He is also a trustee of the Open Society Initiative for Southern...

Leticia Greyling

Leticia Greyling

Senior Lecturer Rhodes University: Grahamstown, South Africa (responsible for sustainability integration) Having graduated with two M.Sc. degrees before completing her MBA, her professional experience has been in the corporate environment.  Until 2010, she was based in Johannesburg with South Africa’s ports authority head office, heading up the national...

Ellen Houston

Ellen Houston

Instructor of International Studies and Economics, Marymount College, New York City, USA Ellen Houston is an adjunct professor in the International Studies Department at Manhattanville College.  She has previously taught in the departments of Economics and International Studies at Marymount College/Manhattan, New York University and Rutgers State University. Her...

Paul Laird

Paul Laird

Corporate Partnerships Manager, Earthwatch, Oxford, UK Paul Laird joined Earthwatch Institute (Europe) in November 2005 and works with Earthwatch’s corporate partners in the agriculture and forestry sectors, managing programmes with British American Tobacco and Syngenta in particular. As part of Earthwatch’s increasing focus on supporting organisational change in...

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London, UK Richard is a partner in the London office of the law firm Hogan Lovells and is a member of their corporate finance group. Richard has practised law for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in corporate finance, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, demergers, joint ventures and...

Andrea Margit

Andrea Margit

Head, Environment Unit, Roberto Marinho Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Andrea Margit is the Environment Unit Head at Roberto Marinho Foundation (www.frm.org.br) where she leads a portfolio of educational projects, including: water and forest management, natural heritage, and sustainable cities. She has worked in conservation since 2002 in the fields of learning and...

Godwell Nhamo

Godwell Nhamo

Programme Manager, Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change, Institute for Corporate Citizenship, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa Dr Godwell Nhamo is a Programme Manager for the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change. The Chair is hosted by the Institute for Corporate Citizenship that falls within the College of Economic and Management...

Bert van Nieuwenhuizen

Bert van Nieuwenhuizen

Chief Technical Advisor - African Biogas Partnership Development Programme, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Nairobi, Kenya. Bert has worked in finance and enterprise development for more than 30 years in both advisory and management positions in East and Southern Africa, the Balkans, and the Netherlands. He has been involved in a wide range of capacity...

Tamzin Ractliffe

Tamzin Ractliffe

Chief Executive Officer, Nexii, Cape Town, South Africa Tamzin is widely regarded as creating the first social investment exchange in the world and has been a visionary leader for GreaterGood South Africa – an African online social development networking platform – and its related impact investment advisory business Greater Capital over the past 12 years. Qualified...

Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuniga

Luisa Emilia Reyes Zuniga

Coordinator, Area of Gender Policies and Budgets, Equidad de Género, Mexico Master and Bachelor’s Degree in Studies on International Relations, at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico; UNAM, according to its initials in Spanish). She is also a Bachelor of Arts in Modern English Language and Literature, at the Faculty of...

Ana Victoria Rogas

Ana Victoria Rogas

Consultant, ENERGIA/ETC Foundation, Leusden, The Netherlands Ms. Ana V Rogas has more than twelve years of experience working on environment and development issues, with a strong climate change background -with emphasis on international negotiations, national policies, their impacts on small-scale projects and community based mitigation and adaptation strategies. She...

Sarah Timpson

Sarah Timpson

Senior Adviser on Community-based Initiatives, UNDP, New York City, USA. Sarah Timpson currently serves as Senior Adviser to UNDP on Community-based Initiatives, working with several UNDP programmes which support community action, including the Community Water Initiative and the Equator Initiative, where she chairs the Technical Advisory Committee. Prior to this,...

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