Ms. Alisa Clarke | President and Founder
Ms. Clarke holds an M.Phil in International Relations and and began her career at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. She has served as a UN staff member, working with UNITAR, UNRISD, UNCTAD, UNDP and OHCHR, with global experience including as Human Rights Officer in Switzerland, as OIC of the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa in South Africa and as Acting Coordinator of the Action 2 Global Programme on human rights mainstreaming in the UN system in New York, as well as consultant in Swaziland and Sierre Leone.
Ms. Clarke has developed the organization Global Vision Institute (GVI) and its predecessor initiatives since 2003. These have supported the fulfillment of UN universal values through individual and organizational awareness and change in and around the UN system. She is an author on human rights, development, international relations and the UN, as well as a certified trainer, life coach and yoga teacher.
Mr. Syed Razik
Mr. Razik is Vice President of Marketing at the PMI Chennai Chapter with over 15 years of cross-functional experience and working with multi-disciplinary teams. He is a strategic planner and tactical leader with proven Project Management, Software Product Development, Quality Assurance, Product Support, Technical Marketing and Business Development experience.
Mr. Razik holds 12 years of experience in information technology, working with high level management and executive leadership. He has also spent five years in Multinational Marketing, Product promotion, Brand building, Media relations and Publicity Management Experience and a further four years in supporting Product Development, across Asia and Middle East.
He is the recipient of the 2011 Award for Best EGov initiative on Social Media for 2011 by EIndia
Ms. Kitty Arambulo
Dr. Kitty Arambulo is an expert in international human rights and development, having worked at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in various positions, including Assistant Secretary of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Secretary of the UN Working Group on the Right to Development. Dr. Arambulo has also lectured and trained extensively on international human rights law. Since 2009, Dr. Arambulo has been working on anti-corruption and governance issues in the Asia-Pacific region for the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Arambulo obtained her PhD in international law at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her PhD thesis was published by Intersentia/Hart in 1999 (Strengthening the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Theoretical and Procedural Aspects). She also obtained a Masters in Development Management (MDM) from the Asian Institute of Management in 2008.
Ms. Merlyn Ooms
Ms. Merlyn Ooms holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in Security and Diplomacy. She has lectured in the field of World History and International Relations at Webster University in Leiden, the Netherlands. Since 2013, she has been working at The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in London, United Kingdom within the field of fundraising, child nutrition and health.