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2023 Keynote Speakers


Winner of the 2022 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. For over 25 years, Jamila has been championing women and girls’ rights against discrimination, the rights of persons with disabilities and non-violent conflict resolution.

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Moky Makura has been a TV presenter, producer, author, publisher and a successful entrepreneur in her own right. She is currently the Executive Director of Africa No Filter.


Shaheen Kassim-Lakha leads the development and implementation of external engagements that enable the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to multiply its impact.

2023 Speakers & Workshop Leaders


Armine serves as the Executive Director of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.


Somali 2019 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and winner of the 2020 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

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Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG) from January 2007 to December 2016. Before becoming UNSG, 


Jhannel Tomlinson is a

scholar-activist committed to climate change adaptation, youth empowerment, gender equality, and community engagement.

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Nasra A. Ismail brings over 15 years of international development experience with specialized support to grassroots movements, proximate leaders, and equitable partnerships.

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