Global Change Leaders

Class of 2015

The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.  Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas.  Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support. For more information about this program, click here.


Lydia Aballa
Program manager
, Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE) Uganda & Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), 
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Kabuga Akekodaga
Assembly woman, Kasena-Nankana West District Assembly
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Marwa Altamimi
, R3 project
, Palestine
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Clotilda Andiensa
Founder and coordinator, Center for Advocacy in Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD)
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Vweta Chadwick
Global programmes director, ASHA Empowerment and Development Initiative (Project ASHA), Nigeria
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Rosario del Pilar Diaz Garavito
Founder, The Millennials Movement, Peru
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Sinkinesh Beyene Jimma
Team leader, Climate Resilient Green Growth Unit
, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
, Ethiopia
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Swastika Kasaju
Assistant project manager, 
Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN), Nepal
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Grace Kumwenda
Programme manager, 
Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication (PIHDC), 
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Maureen Luba
Program manager, Community of Sant Egidio, Dream program, Malawi
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Estellina Namutebi
 Experto, Community Based Organisation (ECBO), 
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Maria Omare
Founder and executive director, The Action Foundation, Kenya
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Tanya Pace-Crosschild
Executive director
, Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society
, Canada
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Kesaobaka Pharatlhatlhe
Policy officer (African Union Youth Volunteer Corps) – Economic Department, African Union Commission, The Duke of Africa Foundation, Botswana
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Oksana Potapova
Co-founder, Theatre for Dialogue, Ukraine
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Dawn Marie Roper
Chairperson, Mensana Jamaica, Jamaica
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Dilbar Shermurodova
National project manager, German Agro Action (Welthungerhilfe), Tajikistan
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Raquel Helen Santos Silva
Shaper, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Belo Horizonte Hub, Brazil
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Thipphavanh Thammachith
Vice chairman and project coordinator
Population Education and Development Association (PEDA)
, Laos
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Nurshaim Tilenbaeva
Health program officer, Aga Khan Foundation in the Kyrgyz Republic
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Desnawaty Uten
Program manager conservation, Yayasan Planet Indonesia, Indonesia
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Lwin Lwin Wai
Founder, iGREEN – Environmental Research and Education Centre, Myanmar
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Purity Wanjohi
Founder and project manager, Mazingira Safi Initiative, Kenya
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