Craig is an independent consultant specialising in Environmental Communications and Equity and Inclusion. He is the Managing Director of CTF Consultancy, a Seychelles-based consulting firm that works with Government, charities and businesses to deliver services in PR and Communications, Workforce Training, Youth Civic Engagement and Social Impact Monitoring and Evaluation. Craig has worked across a range of educational settings, conveying messages to diverse and underrepresented groups on key issues, including: Climate Adaptation, Conservation and Democratic Engagement. He has combined his experience in Project Management, Communications and Human-Centred Design to innovate Leadership and Democratic Engagement programmes for young people. He has also designed and co-ordinated messaging strategies in the media for national charities, both in Europe and Africa. Born to Seychellois parents in the United Kingdom, Craig moved permanently to the Seychelles in 2016 to pursue his ambition of empowering under-served and marginalised communities in his home country. He is the Co-Founder of SeyIT.tv, a free edutainment video platform that provides diverse faces in Seychelles with voices on the issues that matter to them. As a participant of the pioneering Aldabra Clean-Up Project, Craig and 10 other volunteers from Seychelles and the University of Oxford cleared the remote Aldabra Atoll – a UNESCO World Heritage Site once described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the world’s greateView the profile
Degree in History, Trinity College, Cambridge. Formerly: Speechwriter, office of Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary; 1993-94, with Japan Unit, European Commission. With Financial Times: 1994, Corporate Reporter; 1996-99, Correspondent, China, opened Shanghai Bureau; 1999-2002, Media Editor; 2002-04, Bureau Chief, Washington. With The Times: 2006-07, Business and City Editor; 2007-12, Editor. Since August 2013, Director, BBC News and Current Affairs.View the profile
Bachelor's in Biology and Master's in Public Administration, Harvard University; completed course work for a Master's in Ecology. Extensive experience in sustainable development includes posts with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme; consultancies with the Inter-American Development Bank; and senior positions in the Government of Mexico and in various non-profit organizations. Former: Deputy Chef de Cabinet and Chef de Cabinet of Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Undersecretary-General for Management, United Nations Headquarters; Deputy Executive Secretary and Director, Environment and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC. Since July 2008, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).View the profile
Activist who co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement that spread to 82 countries, while Editor of Adbusters magazine. Author of “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution”. Co-Founder of Activist Graduate School, an online school taught by, and for, experienced activists. Twenty-year record of innovative activism, conceiving the debt forgiveness tactic used by the Rolling Jubilee and RIP Medical Debt, popularizing the critique of clicktivism and identifying the emerging trend of “social movement warfare".View the profile
William Felix Browder is an American-born British financier and economist. He is the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund that at one time was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia. After having business in Russia for ten years, Browder was refused entry to Russia in 2005 as a threat to national security; he has said it was because he exposed corruption.After the death in prison in 2009 of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian accountant and auditor who had represented his company through power of attorney and conducted an investigation into massive tax fraud related to it, Browder lobbied for Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, a law to punish Russian human rights violators, which was signed into law in 2012 by President Barack Obama. In 2013, both Magnitzky and Browder were tried in absentia in Russia for tax fraud Both men—Magnitsky had died four years prior—were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment. Interpol rejected Russian requests to arrest Browder, saying the case was political] In 2014, the European Parliament voted for sanctions against 30 Russians believed complicit in the Magnitsky case; this was the first time it had taken such action.In July 2017, Browder testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through use of persons in Washington, D.C.View the profile
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Anti-government protests fuelled by anger about inequality, corruption and political repression are paralysing cities and nations. How can movements transition from protest to political change more effectively?
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Speakers: Speakers: Craig Francourt, James Harding, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Micah White, William F. Browder
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