The International Charter Facilitation Committee

Pinky CASTELO CUPINO by Pinky CASTELO CUPINO, 7 January 2005

I am Pinky Castelo-Cupino from the Philippines. I have been a social development worker the whole of my professional life, that is, for the past 25 years or so. My formal studies has been in social work and now I am taking up a masteral course on women and development. My college and graduate course are both taken in the University of the Philippines. I am the Executive Director of the (...)

Diego ESCOBAR DIAZ by Diego ESCOBAR, 7 January 2005

Coordinator of the Regional Facilitation Committee of the Charter of Human Responsibilities for Latin America, Colombia. Researcher at the CINEP (Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular), has experience in topics related with peace, social movements, Civil Resistance and systematizing methodologies. He works in Human rights and human responsibilities, citizenship. Labor experience: (...)

Sidiki Abdoul DAFF by Sidiki Abdoul DAFF, 7 January 2005

What makes me tick: voicing the voiceless I am Senegalese, a history teacher by profession, married and father of 2 children. I got involved in social activities very early on, from the age of 15 (I’m now 49). I started by teaching people to read and write in French in my native village, Kanel (Northern Senegal) and then within other organisations in different areas of Senegal (in Casamance, (...)

Carlos LIBERONA by Carlos LIBERONA, 7 January 2005

I’m from the countryside and have been involved in farmer organisation since I was 15. Like most Chileans, I have mixed origins, which in my case, is Chilean Mapuche. I studied for several years, but my main occupation was supporting the social and grassroots edifice. I worked in helping the grassroots sectors to get organised up until 1973. From 1973 to 1977, I took part in the resistance (...)

Ziad MAJED by Ziad MAJED, 7 January 2005

My name is Ziad Majed. I am from south Lebanon and I live in Beirut. I completed a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in Arabic literature at the American University of Beirut, a DEUG (two-year university diploma) in sociology at the Lebanese University, and a DEA (Master 2) completed with a doctoral studies in political sciences at Sciences Po Paris. After working in a Political Research Center (...)

Betsan MARTIN by Betsan MARTIN, 7 January 2005

My name is Betsan Martin, an English name, although my ancestors are from Scotland and they immigrated to Aotearoa-New Zealand in the 1860’s, so after 150 years my European traditions are acquiring a sense of belonging to the South Pacific, or more broadly the Liquid Continent, or even more largely, the Pacific Rim of Fire. Participation in the Charter for Human Responsibility has opened a (...)

Isis de PALMA by Isis de PALMA, 7 January 2005

My name is Isis de Palma. I am an educator, I work on socio-environmental education, communication, culture and citizenship. I have been a member of the Alliance since 1996, when we created the São Paulo Group. In 1997 I participated in the organization of the World Alliance meeting in Bertioga - Brazil. I am 52 years old, I live in São Paulo, Brazil, and I have a daughter 22 years old. I (...)

Cécile SABOURIN , 7 January 2005

A member of the International Steering Committee for the Charter of Human Responsibilities, she is a professor at the University of Quebec at Abitibi-Témiscaminque. She has a degree in economics, with tourism as her specialty, and is particularly interested in the political and social issues that flow from the dominant economic model. She headed the program on "women and the economy" sponsored (...)

Edith SIZOO by Edith SIZOO, 7 January 2005

In 1939 I was born in the Netherlands, in a family of nine children. My early youth was marked by what happened in Amsterdam during World War II and the years after the Liberation with the never ending accumulation of stories -mostly horrible, but many also showing how the worst also brings out the greatest courage and humanness. During the years of "coming of age" I was driven by the (...)

Sudha SREENIVASA REDDY by Sudha REDDY, 7 January 2005

My name is Sudha. I live in Bangalore, South India. Motivated by an attitude of service to humanity my higher studies began with an attempt in medical school for 2 years, but then turned to social service. I eventually stepped out of university with Masters in Sociology. At the university History and Public Administration were my other subjects. In addition, I studied Development (...)

John STEWART by John STEWART, 7 January 2005

Southern African living in Zimbabwe, but a world citizen. I grew up in Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, and England; and worked in Congo ( a job for the Central Africa region) before coming to Zimbabwe. I live here with my wife, who is a writer and development worker, and my complex household which has processed six teenagers, only two of whom are biologically mine (though another is the son of my (...)

Zhao YIFENG by Zhao YIFENG, 7 January 2005

My name is Zhao Yifeng. I am currently a Professor of History at the South China Normal University. I received my Ph.D. in history at the University of Alberta, Canada. I have Published 5 books and about 50 articles in the fields of Chinese history, world history, and historiography. I taught in Brandon University, the University of Alberta and the Northeast Normal University in my earlier (...)

Yolanda ZIAKA by Yolanda ZIAKA, 7 January 2005

My name is Yolanda Ziaka. I am Greek, economist by training, specialized in Environmental Education. I live in the island of Syros in Greece, where I work in the public administration, as coordinator of European projects and international relations of the Region of the Aegean of the South. Between 1994 and 2001, I facilitated the Workshop on Environmental Education of the Alliance. The main (...)

Nina GREGG by Nina GREGG, 27 March 2006

I am an independent consultant, working with non-profit social justice and community based organizations to strengthen their capacity to organize for social change. Since 1993 I have worked with women’s groups, environmental advocates, literacy educators, trade unions, mediators, community organizers, popular educators, universities, professors, philanthropists and social service providers. (...)

Tsisso CHIPASHVILI , 23 August 2007

Coordinator of the regional Charter Committee for Georgia and the Caucasian Countries. French teacher.

Behrouz SAFDARI , 30 June 2009

From Iranian descent, with Persian and Kurdish speaking languages, having both the French and Iranian nationality, I live in France since 1977. I have studied sociology at the Human Sciences University of Strasbourg and obtained a Master’s degree (1991) and a Postgraduate Certificate (D.E.A) in Sociology (1993). My Master’s dissertation was on The mechanisms of perpetuation of horror and my (...)

Gustavo MARIN by Gustavo MARIN, 7 January 2005

Mediating Member among the Charter Committee, the Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World and the FPH

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