BUILDING BRIDGES OFPEACETOLERANCEDIVERSITYINCLUSIONHOPEUBUNTU
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Nelson Mandela's birthday (July 18th) was recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009, as Nelson Mandela International Day.
The Mandela Bridges World E-Summit is an Ubuntu Global Network´s tribute to Mandela the humanist, the defender of Human Rights, the promoter of reconciliation between peoples, the builder of bridges.
"MANDELA BRIDGES WORLD E-SUMMIT" PROGRAM (UTC/GMT+1)
- Rui Marques (President and Founder of IPAV / Ubuntu Leaders Academy)
- José Ramos-Horta (Former President of East Timor and co-Chair MBWS)
- John Volmink (President of the Ubuntu Global Network and co-Chair MBWS)
- José Ramos-Horta (Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1996 – East Timor): "The Pandemic world – a chance to be better"
- Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2006 – Bangladesh): "Appeal to Declare Covid-19 Vaccine A Global Common Good Now"
- Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2014 – India): "A 100 Million campaign and Justice for Every Child"
- Kerry Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights - USA)
- HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan
- Carlos Moedas (former EU Commissioner; Board member of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Portugal)
- Danilo Turk (President of WLA Club de Madrid, former President of Slovenia, 2007-2012)
- Helen Clark* (former Prime Minister of New Zeland, 1999-2008)
- Joyce Banda (former President of Malawi, 2012-2014)
- Mladen Ivanic (former chairman of the presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina)
- Tarja Halonen (former President of Finland, 2000-2012)
- Zlatko Lagumdzija (former Prime Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2012-2015)
- Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (former President of Mauritius, 2015-2018)
- Ismail Serageldin (co-Chair of the NGIC and Vice President of the World Bank 1992-2000)
- John Carlin (Writer and journalist / Author “Playing the enemy”/ Invictus)
- Piyushi Kotecha (CEO of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation)
- Amr Moussa (former Secretary General of the Arab League 2001-2011 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt 1991-2001)
- Noeleen Heyzer (United Nations Under- Secretary-General 2007-2015)
- Jonathan Jansen (Distinguished Professor of Education Stellenbosh University, South Africa)
- Thandi Chaane (CEO MIET Africa – South Africa)
- Reverend Harold Good (World Methodist Peace Award)
- Funmi Olonisakin (founding Director of the African Leadership Centre)
- Ruy Santos (founder of Plataforma MAKOBO - Mozambique)
Opening remarks by Diana Prata (Marie Curie Fellow/ group leader at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Lisbon)Video clips of the symbolic renaming of bridges located around the world to celebrate Mandela’s bridge building legacy. This is an initiative of the Ubuntu Leaders Academies/UGN.
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Manan Ansari - Ex child laborer; Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation
Professor John Volmink - President of MIET Africa and President of the Ubuntu Global Network
The Mandela Bridges World E-Summit will take place on the ZOOM platform, accessible for registered participants.
There will be simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
World E-Summit co-Chairs
John Volmink was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He started his academic career at the University of the Western Cape and completed a PhD in Mathematics Education at Cornell University, Ithaca NY, United States of America in 1988. John started his career as a high school teacher and later became the Head of Mathematics at the then Peninsula Technikon. He also held various other teaching positions at other institutions including the University of Western Cape, University of Cape Town and Cornell University. After 25 years in the States and a brief stay at the University of Botswana, Gabarone, he returned to South Africa in 1991. He immediately got involved in development initiatives as the Director of the Centre for Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Durban. John later served as Campus Vice-Principal at the then University of Natal and thereafter, Pro-Vice Chancellor: Partnerships at the University of KwaZulu-Natal until 2004. During his term at the University of KwaZulu-Natal he was responsible for partnership programmes with business, government and the community and served as the Executive Director of the Development Foundation of the University. John has also been centrally involved in curriculum reform in post-apartheid South Africa and has been asked by all four Ministers of Education to play a leading role in the transformation of education in the new South Africa. He served as the Chairperson of the Umalusi Council for four years. More recently, he served as the CEO of the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (NEEDU). John is currently the Chairperson of MIET Africa. John continues to provide leadership on the boards of several other South African non-governmental development organisations involved in education, health and community upliftment. He has also been involved in a Leadership Development Programme for members of parliament and holds the position of Extraordinary Professor at North West University, Mafikeng Campus.
He is currently the President of MIET Africa and continues to lead the boards of several non-governmental organizations for the development of areas of education, health and development.
Before being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, José Ramos Horta was internationally known as an ardent defender of the people of Timor-Leste. In exile from his country for most of three decades, he was the international voice of the Timorese people as they struggled to survive as a nation against the 24-year Indonesian occupation regime in which one third of the Timorese population perished. In exile throughout the occupation, Ramos Horta worked to build a human rights network to defend the rights of the Timorese, addressing the UN Security Council, and working tirelessly to ensure that his people were not forgotten. In 1996, José Ramos Horta and Timorese Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor”. In September 1999, with the arrival of a UN peacekeeping force, the UN established an interim government to administer the country and prepare it for the transition to democracy. José Ramos-Horta took up the post of Senior Minister in the new government, beginning to work to help build a new democratic government in his country. In 2006, he was invited to fill the post of Prime Minister that became vacant following internal conflicts. In May 2007 he was elected President of Timor-Leste. His leadership and expertise have taken Timor-Leste into a new era of peace, reconciliation and economic growth. After ending his mandate as President in 2012, Ramos-Horta was called by the UN Secretary General to intercede on his behalf in Guinea-Bissau. In 2014, at the request of the UN Secretary-General, he chaired the UN High Level Panel on Peace Operations, a global review of UN peacekeeping and mediation efforts with the aim of making the UN "peace and security architecture" more effective in preventing and evolving conflicts. He is a frequent speaker at Peacejam conferences. He has been Chairman of the Advisory Board of TheCommunity.com, a website for peace and human rights, since 2000. In 2001 he brought together the post-9/11 statements of the 28 Nobel Peace Prize winners on the website, and has led other peace initiatives with his fellow Nobel laureates. He is a member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organization that works to support democratic leadership, prevent and resolve conflicts through mediation, and promote good governance comprised of former heads of government, senior government officials and international organizations. He is a member of the Club of Madrid, an association of former presidents and prime ministers working to build democracy at the international level. He is Currently President of the World Democracy Movement (Washington) and Special Envoy of the g7+ (group of more than 20 fragile countries). Today, as one of the world's true peace-builders, he continues to make high-level peace-keeping and peace-building efforts at the global level, while continuing to care for the young democracy he helped build.
In December 1996, José Ramos-Horta shared the Nobel Peace Prize with fellow Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo.
Mandela´s Legacy and contemporary challenges
Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine.
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine
Mr. Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” Mr. Satyarthi and the grassroots movement founded by him, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), have liberated more than 87,000 children from exploitation and developed a successful model for their education and rehabilitation. He has been at the forefront of driving child related agendas into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has also highlighted the need of governments to prioritize the child related SDGs and put children first. As a global campaigner for children’s rights, Mr. Satyarthi founded the Global March Against Child Labour, the largest civil society network for the most exploited children. The march, conducted in 1998, traversed 80,000 kms across 103 countries, galvanized support which culminated in the unanimous adoption of the ILO Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. He is also the founding president of the Global Campaign for Education, an exemplar civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, and GoodWeave International, which raises consumer awareness and positive action in the carpet industry. To fulfil his vision of a world free of violence against children where all children are free, safe, healthy, educated, and have the opportunity to realize their potential, Mr. Satyarthi established the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advocate for the creation and implementation of child-friendly policies through research, advocacy and campaigning to ensure the holistic development and empowerment of children. Currently, Mr Satyarthi is spearheading the “100 Million” campaign which aims to inspire and mobilize young people to stand up and act for their own rights and the rights of their peers, and to achieve the world’s biggest youth mobilization to end violence against children, eradicate child labour and ensure education.
Kailash Satyarthi is the Founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation - Ending violence against children globally.
Mr. Satyarthi has been a tireless advocate of children’s rights for over three decades. In 2014, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
He has been at the forefront of driving child related agendas into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Currently, Mr Satyarthi is spearheading the “100 Million” campaign which aims to inspire and mobilize young people to stand up and act for their own rights and the rights of their peers, and to achieve the world’s biggest youth mobilization to end violence against children, eradicate child labour and ensure education.
Mandela’s Legacy and building bridges
Her royal Highness, Princess Rym Ali of Jordan, founded in 2007 the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), a non-profit institution whose objetive is to establish an Arab center of excellence for jounalistic education with a master's program at its core and modules of parallel training (www.jmi.edu.jo/en). She is also been a member of the Comissioner Council of the Royal Cinema Commission - Jordan since july 2005 (www.film.jo/en). She is the president of Amman International Film Festival "AIFF" Awal Film since 2017 .
Before marrying Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Princess Rym worked extensively for international broadcasters including CNN, where she started producing in 1998 and later worked as a Baghdad correspondent from 2001 to 2004. She developed her portfolio by working for BBC, Dubai TV, Bloomberg TV, Radio Monte-Carlo MoyenOrient e United Press International-UPI.
Graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism, Princess Rym Ali also holds a "Diploma of Advanced Studies" in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and a Masters in English Literature from the Sorbonne University.
Princess Rym Ali received a prestigious Student Award from Columbia University School of Journalism in Aprill 2011. In July 2011, she also received the "Best International Journalist" award at the 23nd Ischia International Journalism Awards Ceremony, one of the most recognized journalism awards in Italy.
In September 2011 Princess Rym Ali received the knight of the Legion of Honor from the French government.
In October 2012, the Global Thinkers Forum condecorated Princess Rym Ali with the Media Excellence Award.
In November 2013 Princess Rym Ali received a doctorate in law from the University of Coventry - England, for her contribution in the field of Journalism and Media and as a founder of the Jordanian Media Institute.
In November 2017, America Abroad Media awarded its annual award to Princess Rym Ali, for her significant role in the media, at the 5th annual "Power of Film" in Washington DC. The award honors leaders whose work exemplifies the power of the media to inform, educate and train.
In April 2018, the portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, presented Princess Rym Ali with an award, an order from Infante D. Henrique, the Navigator, for her efforts in the field of culture and intercultural exchange.
Born in 1970, he graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. The last year of his university career was at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées de Paris. In 1998 he went to the U.S.A. where he entered Harvard University and obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration. He began his career at the Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux group in France where he lived for 5 years. He worked for several years in the City, namely in the investment bank Goldman Sachs. In 2004 he returned to Portugal to head the company Aguirre Newman where he was also a member of the Group Executive Committee in Spain. In 2008 he created his own investment management company. He joined the PSD team that negotiated the 2011 State Budget and was one of the party's representatives at meetings with the European Union delegation and the International Monetary Fund as part of the economic and financial adjustment programme. In 2011 he was elected Member of Parliament and became Deputy Secretary of State of the Prime Minister with responsibility for coordinating the Adjustment Program. In 2014 he was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of the European Commission. He was the Commissioner responsible for Research, Innovation and Science managing one of the largest science and innovation programmes in the world. He was the architect of the proposal for a future Horizon Europe programme. He co-authored several publications in the field of Innovation and Science, including the article "Open Innovation: Research, Practices and Policies" in the prestigious California Management Review co-signed with the creator of the Open Innovation concept Henry Chesbrough. In 2019 he received the Gold Medal of the Order of Engineers. In 2016 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Cork in Ireland and in 2018 the Honorary Doctorate from ESCP Europe (École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris). He is currently a member of the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Carlos Moedas is a Portuguese civil engineer, economist and politician. He was Assistant Secretary of State between 2011 and 2014.
He was the Portuguese commissioner responsible for the largest ever EU research and innovation framework program, Horizon 2020. He is currently Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been, the Managing Director (CIDP) Research and Innovation; Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Mauritius where she served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004- 2010) and worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).
She earned a BSc in Chemistry (University of Surrey in 1983) and a PhD (University of Exeter in 1987). She was elected and served as: Chairperson of the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa (2011-2013), and an Independent Director on the Board of Barclays Bank of Mauritius Ltd (2012-2015).
She has authored and co-authored 30 books, book chapters and scientific articles in the field of biodiversity and sustainable development. Elevated to the Order of the Commander of the Star and Key by the Government of Mauritius in 2008, she has been admitted to the Order of the Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France in 2009 and is the recipient of 4 DSc (s). She is the recipient of international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science, 2009.
On 05 June 2015, she was sworn in as the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and served in that capacity until March 2018.
She was elevated to the Order of GCSK by the Government of Mauritius, and received the Legion d’Honneur from the Government of France in 2016. In 2017, she received both the lifelong achievement award of the United States Pharmacopoeia-CePat Award and the American Botanical Council Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award. In 2018, she received the Order of St George at the Semperopernball, Dresden, Germany.
In June 2016, she was in the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’ and 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017. She is honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s 2015 Global Thinkers.
She was the first woman elected president of the country and the third woman to serve as Head of State after Queen Elizabeth II and Monique Ohsan Bellepeau.
Mladen Ivanić graduated the Economic Faculty of the University of Banja Luka in 1981, obtained his Magister diploma at the Economic Faculty of the Belgrade University in 1984, where he finished his PhD in 1988. Since 1985, he started lecturing the Basics of Economics at the University of Banja Luka. In January 2001, he was named the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, and remained in function until 2003. He also served as a Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2003 and 2007. In 1999, he founded the Party of Democratic Progress of Republika Srpska and is the president of the party. He is the author of a number of books and text books, as well as a large number of scientific and expert articles. After the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, he was named a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska and he served in this position until 2018.
Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska.
He is the President of the Party of Democratic Progress of Republika Srpska.
After the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, he was named a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska and he served in this position until 2018.
Danilo Türk is former President of Slovenia. He was elected by popular vote as the third President of Slovenia for the term 2007-2012. He is currently President of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid, an organisation of one hundred and twelve former, democratically elected Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Prior to his term as President, Danilo Türk was professor of international law, an expert on human rights, a diplomat and United Nations’ Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. He served on the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (1984-1992) and, in that framework, prepared several reports on the realization of economic, social and cultural rights as well as on the freedom of opinion and expression. In addition, he worked as member of the UN Working Group on the Right to Development and drafted the 1986 UN Declaration on the subject. In 1988 he co-founded an independent Human Rights Council in Slovenia and was the Council’s Vice-Chairman. In that capacity he drafted the human rights provisions in the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia (1991). Later he also served as member of the UN Human Rights Committee (1995-96).
Following the independence of Slovenia, Danilo Türk became his country’s first Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. In 1997 he led his country’s campaign for election to the non- permanent seat at the UN Security Council and, following election, represented Slovenia on that principal body of the UN (1998-2000). After the successful conclusion of his term he was invited by the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to join his team as Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. He served in that capacity from 2000 to 2005 and, among other tasks, assisted in the early years of work of the Club de Madrid. After his return to Slovenia in 2005 he taught international law at the Faculty of Law, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and developed extensive contacts with colleagues around the world. In 2007 he became a candidate for the post of the President of the Republic of Slovenia. He won the election – without being a member of any political party, but nominated by a list of citizens, supported by several political parties.
Following the conclusion of his term as President at the end of 2012 Danilo Türk devoted his time to humanitarian work, teaching and international cooperation. He is the founder of the Foundation “Let the Dream” (established in 2010) assisting children – victims of violence. He is Emeritus Professor of International Law of the University in Ljubljana. He serves as chairman or member of a number of international advisory boards and has chaired the Global High Level panel on Water and Peace (2015-2017).
Much of his current work is devoted to projects of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid.
Helen Clark is a New Zealander politician and was Prime Minister of her country from 1999 until 2008.
Graduated in Politics from the University of Auckland, she took power in New Zealand in 1999 as the 37th person to govern the country, being the second woman.
Joyce Banda became the third woman to lead an African country after Carmen Pereira, president of Guinea-Bissau, and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia.
Tarja Halonen served two terms as President of Finland from 2000 to 2012. During her presidency, she was Co-Chair of the United Nations Millennium Summit, Co-Chair of the Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, Co-Chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders.
Prior to her election, she served as Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Minister of Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs. Over her political career, which began in 1974, President Halonen has paid close attention to promotion of democracy, human rights, and the role of civil society. Strengthening social justice and gender equality have been central themes.
President Halonen has been actively engaged with non-governmental organizations and trade unions. She is also Chair of the Board of the University of Helsinki. After her exit from the office, the TH Global Sustainability Foundation was established in 2012 to promote President Halonen’s work in the field of sustainable development.
She continues to work closely with the UN and is currently Alternate Co-Chair of the Every Woman Every Child Movement’s Steering Group, and a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation. Among other duties, she is also UN Global Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction, UN Drylands Ambassador, and a member of the Group of Eminent Persons (CTBT).
Tarja Halonen served two terms as President of Finland from 2000 to 2012. During his presidency, she held several positions as co-chair of the UN High Level Panel on global sustainability and chairman of the Council of Women World Leaders.
She continues to work closely with the UN and is currently a member of the Secretary-General's High Level Advisory Council on Mediation.
Born in 1955 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Graduated High school in Detroit, Michigan and from 1988 to 1989 was on Fulbright professorial research and teaching position at University Arizona. Since 1989 holds Ph.D. in field of computer science and electrical engineering. Professor of Management and Information Technology at University of Sarajevo.
Served in the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Prime Minister and Acting Prime Minister, two times as Deputy Prime Minister and two times as Minister of Foreign Affairs in various periods between 1992 and 2015.President of the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDP) from 1997 until 2014 and member of Presidency of PES (Party of European Socialists) since 2010.Elected as a Member of Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina six times from 1996 to 2010.Member of Club de Madrid, an association of more than 90 former Heads of State and Government since 2005. Founder of Shared Society and Values Foundation Sarajevo since 2014. Member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2006 and a President of the Governing Board of Bosniak Institute since 2005. Member of numerous International Boards and Missions in different parts of the World.
Founder and Director of the Center for Management and Information Technology in Sarajevo since 1995, and Head of the Business IT Department at the Sarajevo School of Economics since 1994. Teaching and research university areas are Decision Support Systems; Competitiveness and Information Technologies; Managing transition and Leading change in which he has numerous books and over hundred papers and publications on international scene. He is married and has three children.
Mandela and I
Carlin iniciou a sua carreira jornalística no Buenos Aires Herald em 1981, escrevendo sobre cinema, futebol e política. Em 1982, iniciou uma carreira de seis anos no México e na América Central, trabalhando para, entre outros, The Times e Sunday Times, Toronto Star, BBC, CBC, e ABC (EUA) antes de se juntar ao pessoal de The Independent no lançamento do jornal, em 1986.
Carlin foi chefe de gabinete do The Independent na África do Sul de 1989-1995. Em 1993, Carlin escreveu e apresentou um documentário da BBC sobre a South African Third Force, o seu primeiro trabalho para a televisão.
De 1995 a 1998, foi o chefe de gabinete dos Estados Unidos do The Independent no domingo.
Em 1997, Carlin escreveu um artigo intitulado "A Farewell to Arms" para a revista Wired sobre a guerra cibernética. Este artigo foi originalmente destinado a formar a base de um filme de 1999, WW3.com. Quando este projecto estagnou, o seu guião foi reescrito no filme de 2007, Live Free ou Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0).
Em 1998, Carlin juntou-se ao El País, o jornal líder mundial em língua espanhola, onde trabalhou como escritor internacional sénior até ser demitido em Outubro de 2017, após um artigo altamente crítico do governo espanhol e do rei relativamente ao referendo sobre a independência da Catalunha. Desde então, tem escrito regularmente para La Vanguardia. Também escreve regularmente para o Clarín (Argentina).
Carlin foi escritor e entrevistador para o episódio de 1999 "The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela" da série americana Frontline da PBS. Foi também transmitido como "The First Accuse" na África do Sul pela SABC.
Carlin ganhou o prémio Ortega y Gasset espanhol 2000 de jornalismo, por um artigo no jornal espanhol El País. Em 2004 ganhou o prémio "Food and Drink Writer of the Year" dos prémios da imprensa britânica. Ganhou inúmeros outros prémios pela sua escrita em Espanha e Itália.
Grande parte da carreira de Carlin tem lidado com a política da África do Sul.
Numa entrevista de 1998, Mandela disse sobre o jornalismo de Carlin: "O que escreveu e a forma como desempenhou a sua tarefa neste país foi absolutamente magnífica...foi absolutamente inspirador. Tem sido muito corajoso, dizendo coisas que muitos jornalistas nunca diriam Mandela escreveu o prefácio do livro de língua espanhola de Carlin de 2004, Heroica Tierra Cruel, sobre África.
Em Agosto de 2008, Carlin publicou o livro Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation, sobre como Mandela utilizou o Campeonato do Mundo de Rugby de 1995 para reconciliar uma nação dilacerada por séculos de animosidade racial O livro tornou-se a base do filme de Clint Eastwood de 2009, Invictus, estrelado por Morgan Freeman como Mandela
Carlin escreveu para, entre outros, The Times, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Wired e New Republic.
His book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation, about former South African president Nelson Mandela, is the basis for the film Invictus 2009.
Currently a member of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Advisory Council for Mediation. She was UN Under-Secretary General between 2007 and 2015 and the first female Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
She was the Special Adviser to the UN SG for Timor-Leste.
She received numerous international awards for leadership.
Thandi Chaane é oriunda de uma família de professores e foi também ela professora durante 10 anos, antes de se mudar para o Conselho Sul-Africano de Igrejas, em 1976, focada na transformação social. Foi a co-fundadora de um programa de alfabetização da READ (Read Education and Development) e a primeira na África do Sul a introduzir bibliotecas nas escolas de todo o país.
O seu vasto conhecimento do ensino da leitura e da gestão de bibliotecas, fez dela a accionista ideal da Juta Publishing
Thandi, graças ao seu vasto conhecimento do ensino da leitura e da gestão de bibliotecas, tornou-se a accionista ideal da Juta Publishing.
Como ex-Directora do Centro de Informação da Educação, foi pioneira da orientação profissional nas escolas e foi aqui que despertou a sua paixão pelos Recursos Humanos.
Thandi foi a primeira mulher Directora Geral Adjunta da Educação, no governo de Gauteng, que em 1995-2000 a envolveu na transformação das políticas de educação do apartheid para a nova ordem política.
Foi contratada pela Fundação Multi-escolha como Directora Executiva onde co-fundou o primeiro modelo de formação de professors através da televisão, utilizando tecnologia de ponta. Isto levou a uma reviravolta na sua carreira e Thandi sentiu que precisava de começar a trabalhar por conta própria, tornando-se até hoje proprietária da Human Capital Engine, uma empresa destinada à transformação, gestão da diversidade e formação de capital humano.
Actualmente Thandi ajuda mulheres de zonas rurais a integrarem-se a indústria imobiliária e agrícola, sendo a sua "voz".
Thandi ensinou durante 12 anos em liceus no Soweto, tendo feito parte da demissão em massa em 1976.
O seu amor pelo país tornou-a sócia do Prof. Jackie Naude na criação do The Human Capital Engine, especializado na gestão da diversidade. Trabalhou a gestão da diversidade em escolas independentes como a St Mary's Girls, Uplands, St Peter's e The Ridge. Também desenvolve este trabalho como consultora, em empresas reconhecidas.
Thandi Chaane foi nomeada presidente do Comité de Transformação da Primovie. A Primovie criou este comité em Maio de 2004, como parte do compromisso da empresa de criar oportunidades para promover e recrutar previamente indivíduos desfavorecidos e criar oportunidades dentro da empresa que promovam a capacitação económica dos negros através da transferência de competências e de oportunidades para grupos anteriormente desfavorecidos. O envolvimento da Thandi com a Primovie começou há 3 anos quando ela dirigiu um programa de Gestão da diversidade com a Ster-Kinekor Pictures. Posteriormente foi eleita para a Direcção da Primovie como Directora Não Executiva e mais recentemente como Presidente da Comissão de Transformação
Actualmente é também Presidente do Conselho de Administração de MCSaatchi e Abel e Gestora de Transformação da AAM Geometrics. Acaba ainda de concluir um acordo com a WE Communication em que a sua participação irá beneficiar raparigas da St Marys School que procuram obter um diploma de ensino. Este ano está a trabalhar com 47 escolas do Grupo Curro.
Thandi Chaane é Membro da Direcção da Africa Ignite, Chefe do Gabinete Executivo do Investimento das Mulheres Tsarona, membro não executiva do Conselho de Administração da Waggener e Edstrom SA e Governador independente das Escolas Independentes da África do Sul.
Recebeu vários prémios como o de Mulheres com Finalidade, em 2007, Fórum de Líderes Empresariais do Príncipe de Gales, em 2008 e o Prémio Minister's Award for Excellent Service to Public Sector Training, em 2011.
Thandi Chaane é casada e tem 3 filhas e 2 filhos, é também avó, o que a faz sentir-se mais jovem. É Ministra Paroquial da Igreja Anglicana de St Michaels e Cónego da Catedral de St Marys de Joanesburgo.
A teacher for 10 years, always focused on social transformation, she founded a literacy program and introduced libraries to schools across the country.
She was the first female Deputy Director-General for Education, where she was involved (1995-2000) in transforming apartheid education policies into those of the new political order.
Ismail Serageldin, é actualmente, Bibliotecário emeritus, e co-presidente do Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) e membro do Conselho de Administração da Biblioteca de Alexandria. É Presidente e membro de vários comités consultivos de instituições académicas, de investigação, científicas e internacionais, incluindo o Patrono do Conselho Científico Internacional (ISC).
Ocupou muitos cargos internacionais, incluindo como Vice-Presidente do Banco Mundial (1993-2000). Também co-presidiu ao painel de alto nível da União Africana para a Biotecnologia (2006) e novamente para a Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (CTI) em 2012-2013, e foi membro do painel da ICANN para a revisão do futuro da Internet (2013).
O Dr. Serageldin recebeu muitos prémios, incluindo: Primeiro galardoado com o Prémio Grameen Foundation (EUA) por um compromisso vitalício no combate à pobreza, (1999); Medalha de Honra Pablo Neruda, atribuída pelo Governo do Chile (2004); Prémio Bajaj pela promoção dos valores Ghandhian fora da Índia (2006); Ordem do Sol Nascente - Estrela de Ouro e Prata atribuída pelo Imperador do Japão (2008); Prémio Campeão da Juventude pelo Congresso Mundial da Juventude, Quebec (2008); Cavaleiro da Legião de Honra Francesa atribuído pelo Presidente de França (2008); Prémio de Excelência do Milénio de África para o Prémio Lifetime Achievement, Gana (2010); Medalha do Bem-Estar Público, pela Academia Nacional das Ciências, Washington DC (2011); Comandante da Ordem das Artes & Cartas atribuído pelo Governo de França (2011); e as medalhas presidenciais das repúblicas do Azerbaijão (2015), Montenegro (2016); Albânia (2017) e Macedónia (2019).
Deu amplas conferências em todo o mundo, incluindo a Palestra Mandela (Joanesburgo, 2011), a Palestra Nexus (Holanda, 2011), o Discurso de Abertura da Primeira Cimeira Internacional do Livro (Washington DC, 2012). Foi professor distinto na Universidade de Wageningen e no College de France.
Publicou mais de 100 livros e monografias e mais de 500 artigos sobre uma variedade de tópicos, incluindo biotecnologia, desenvolvimento rural, sustentabilidade, e o valor da ciência para a sociedade. É licenciado em engenharia pela Universidade do Cairo e tem um mestrado e um doutoramento pela Universidade de Harvard e recebeu 40 doutoramentos honorários.
Emeritus librarian, co-president of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) and member of the Board of Directors of the Library of Alexandria. Chairman and member of several advisory committees of academic, research, scientific and international institutions.
He gave extensive conferences around the world, including the Mandela Lecture (Johannesburg, 2011).
Ruy M. Santos, moçambicano, Arquiteto, Designer de Interiores e Mobiliário, Ativista Social e Empresário.
Trabalhou como Gestor de Programas para Projetos de Criação de Rendimento para a Fundação para o Desenvolvimento Comunitário - FDC, estabelecendo centros de formação profissional de base comunitária, promovendo o empreendedorismo, oportunidades de emprego e evitando o êxodo de jovens nas zonas rurais (Projeto MACIENE).
No Sector das Indústrias Criativas em Moçambique, elaborou uma Análise do Sector do Artesanato em Moçambique - um Ensaio sobre a criação de plataformas colaborativas (IPEX / UNIDO, março 2010).
Como Administrador e Gestor de Marketing, estabeleceu o primeiro artesanato formal e permanente, Flowers and Gastronomy Fairin Mozambique -FEIMA.
Empreendedor Social, com a visão de reduzir o fosso entre os extremos sociais em Moçambique, fundou a MAKOBO –The Solidarity Platform (2009). Uma abordagem holística de integração social e económica para indivíduos de grupos desfavorecidos, em contexto de exclusão social, baseada num conceito de "Pirâmide de necessidades" a cinco níveis: (1) Nutrição; (2) Educação; (3) Formação Profissional e Profissionalizante; (4) Emprego e Auto-emprego; (5) Auto-suficiência, (6) Solidariedade e Voluntariado. Apoiado por várias iniciativas incluindo "SOPASOLIDÁRIA" (Sopa Solidária) - O Banco Moçambicano de Formação Alimentar e Vocacional, MAKOBOPlatform serve atualmente 1.000 sopas diariamente, beneficiando um universo de 20.000 pessoas por mês. Em 2013, a iniciativa "LANCHEIRA SOLIDÁRIA" (Lancheira Solidária) foi criada com o objetivo de proporcionar hoje alfabetização (escrita e leitura) e apoio nutricional a mais de 440 crianças semanalmente, em Maputo, com o objetivo de reduzir as elevadas taxas de desnutrição, nutrição crónica, abandono escolar e analfabetismo que afetam 80% da população (* 29 milhões). Quando o IDAI atingiu Moçambique em 2019, Ruy implementou o CORAÇÃO SOLIDÁRIO BEIRA, onde, juntamente com a COZINHA CENTRAL MUNDIAL, foram servidas diariamente 13.000 refeições nutricionais em campos de base múltipla. A iniciativa CORAÇÃO SOLIDÁRIO BEIRA foi mais tarde estabelecida permanentemente, com a primeira cozinha satélite situada em Mezimbite, 55 km, a norte da cidade da Beira, fornecendo refeições diárias a 4.100 crianças das comunidades de Dondo, Mafambisse, Mezimbite e Nhamatanda, e fornecendo apoio técnico e financeiro a 500 produtores locais de alimentos que fornecem vegetais para a iniciativa de refeições escolares.
Atualmente, para minimizar o impacto negativo nas comunidades e garantir a segurança alimentar durante a situação pandémica da COVID-19, a plataforma MAKOBO implementou a iniciativa CORAÇÃO SOLIDÁRIO - INTERVENÇÃO COVID-19, produzindo máscaras de proteção contra a COVID-19 em resposta à procura de máscaras no mercado, ao mesmo tempo que promove oportunidades de negócio para costureiras da comunidade. As receitas das vendas irão garantir a sustentabilidade da LANCHEIRA SOLIDÁRIA e garantir a segurança alimentar e educação sobre prevenção contra a COVID-19 às comunidades vulneráveis, principalmente crianças, mulheres, idosos e deficientes. Paralelamente, mulheres treinadas na comunidade irão integrar a iniciativa ARTESANATO SOLIDÁRIO (Loja Online de Produtos 100% Moçambicanos), uma iniciativa que promove o património cultural e o conhecimento tradicional para capacitar as comunidades desprivilegiadas em todo o país.
Funmi Olonisakin is Vice President and Vice-Principal International and Professor of Security, Leadership and Development at King's College London. She founded the Centre for African Leadership (ALC), which aims to build the next generation of African scholars and analysts by generating cutting-edge knowledge for peace, security and development in Africa. She was Director of the Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King's College London from 2003 to 2013. Prior to that, she worked in the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.
Olonisakin positioned his work to serve as a bridge between academia and the world of politics and practice. His most recent research focused on "Reframing narratives of Peace and State Building in Africa" and "Future Peace, Society and the State in Africa". In January 2015, Professor Olonisakin was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon as one of the seven members of the Expert Advisory Group (AGE) on the Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture. She was also appointed in 2016 as a member of the United Nations Expert Advisory Group for the UN Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. She is a member of the board of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and chairs the Open Society Foundation's African Regional Advisory Committee.
The University of Pretoria has appointed "Funmi Olonisakin as an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Political Science in 2016. In 2018, she was appointed to the Council of the United Nations University.
He ran for President of Egypt in the first democratic elections following the 25th of January Revolution as an independent candidate with a vision for democracy and a firm call for reforming Egypt's bureaucratic and economic infrastructure.
He lost the elections but continued his political career and was elected member of the Constitutional Assembly of 2012. He led the Liberal members' efforts to produce a liberal constitution, and then led a collective withdrawal protesting attempts to monopolize the drafting of the constitution.
Moussa founded the Congress party of Egypt and was the convener of the meeting of the Egyptian opposition that launched the National Salvation Front on the same day the dictatorial Constitutional decree of November 2012 was issued by ex-President Morsi. Moussa called all political forces to immediately organize the opposition to the decree. He played a principal role in the popular move that caused it to be retracted.
Amre Moussa was one of the leaders who supported the June 30th revolution that brought in plans for reform that started with amending the 2012 constitution and holding parliamentary and presidential elections. Moussa was elected chairman of the 50 member Constituent Committee to amend the constitution. The assembly produced the new constitution which was approved on 18th January 2014.
Amre Moussa continues to work with several Arab and International political think tanks. He is Chairman and member of the Panel of the wise of the African Union.
In Egypt, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nile University, member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian British University as well as, the Library of Alexandria. Moussa also founded the association to protect the Constitution, a civil society organization. He serves as a member pf the Board of The Sulaimania A.U. in Kurdistan, Iraq. He also sits on the board of Nizami Ganjavi international center, in Azerbaijan.
He was awarded the Order of the Nile from Egypt, the Order of the Two Niles from the Sudanese Republic, the Supreme Order of the Renaissance from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a high order from the State of Qatar, the rank of Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star of Sweden , in addition to orders and decorations from Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Mandela bridges around the world
Diana Prata is a Marie Curie Fellow and group leader at the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Lisbon (after 12 years at King's College London, KCL, UK) where she created the research laboratory in Biomedical Neuroscience.
She is also a visiting professor at KCL and ISCTE.
Diana has won several prestigious awards, such as the 3rd Marie Curie Actions Award as the most promising scientist in "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"; she was distinguished by King's College London as a top researcher at the beginning of her career in the evaluation of the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014. She has also won several fellowships which have allowed her to carry out various research during her career.
After 12 years in the UK, she founded her own research laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (iMM Lisbon) which is now the Laboratory for Biomedical Neurosciences of the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
His new research course is on the biological basis of social cognition and its commitment. She wants to better understand how we develop our social capacities, questioning, for example, through which biological mechanisms we cooperate, foresee each other's intentions and perceive each other's feelings - and find clues to help treat social cognitive symptoms such as autism or psychosis.
Diana has disseminated this work through more than 40 articles and book chapters, and more than 30 conferences and media appearances.
In short, the interest of the Laboratory of Biomedical Neurosciences is the understanding of the biology behind human behavior, and its translation into improving the etiological and therapeutic models of neuropsychiatric disorders.
"One human family"
This Ubuntu Declaration "One human family" will be presented and adopted on July 18th, Mandela Day, during the "Mandela Bridges World E-Summit" initiative, being signed by all those who identify with it.
"One human family"
We are branches of the same tree
In his book The Legacy of Mandela, Richard Stengel, says "Mandela had fun with the literal meaning of western family trees. In his vision, we are all branches of the same big tree. That's Ubuntu.
1. We believe in the fundamental principle of affirming the equal dignity of each Person and of all People. This equality is absolute and unconditional, as is the value of life. Under no circumstances can it be taken away from anyone, and whenever it is under attack it must be rejected without hesitation. But above all, attacking life or wounding the dignity of any person concerns me, touches me. Therefore, we are called to action to defend life and to promote and restore human dignity. We are branches of the same tree.
2. We recognize human diversity as a gift. We believe that the wealth created by ethnic, cultural, political or religious diversity is a force that should unite us. But at the same time, we must not forget that we share one same nature transcending our diferences. We believe in unity in diversity. We are branches of the same tree.
Don't talk to me about Portuguese or Americans. Tell me about João and Teresa, Susan and Mary
""There are poor Portuguese and rich Portuguese; illiterate Portuguese and cultured Portuguese; Portuguese explorers and Portuguese who are exploited; Portuguese whose life in America is a misery and Portuguese who can only find dignity in America. There are obtuse Americans and there are understanding Americans, Americans who exploit the Portuguese and Americans who help them, Americans who hate the Portuguese and Americans who admire them, stupid Americans and intelligent Americans. So do not generalize about what the Portuguese are and what the Americans are. Tell me about João and Teresa, Susan and Mary..."
Pedro D'Orey da Cunha, Between two worlds
3. We are aware of the danger of creating lines that separate us, categories that label us or stereotypes that inhabit us. We avoid categorizing people into a "single story", based on the grouping we´ve placed them in. We want to be always open to the richness in each human temple. Don't talk to me about Portuguese or Americans. Tell me about João and Teresa, Susan and Mary.
4. We reject any expression of Manichaeism in the labeling of large human groups, classifying some as "good" and others as "bad". Any generalization of a quality or defect and associating it with a collective identity, is wrong. Don't talk to me about Portuguese or Americans. Tell me about João and Teresa, Susan and Mary.
5. We believe that each person can simultaneously belong and have autonomy. We are of multiple belongings and we have our autonomy under construction. It is from these interconnections that our individuality develops, albeit within a community. Don't talk to me about Portuguese or Americans. Tell me about João and Teresa, Susan and Mary.
The line that separates good from evil is drawn in the heart of each one of us.
"Gradually it became clear to me that the line between good and evil is not drawn between states, between classes, not even between political parties - but drawn in every human heart. And in all human heart. That line changes. Within us, it oscillates over the years. And even in hearts oppressed by evil, there will always be a glimmer of good. And even in the best of all hearts, there will always remain an evil corner."
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN, in Arkhipelag Gulag
6. We maintain that all visions that crystallize the definition of a person's character, even from something wrong the person has done, can be deceiving. We are beings in permanent evolution empowered to make the good within us flourish. And none of us can eliminate the risk of making mistakes. The line that separates good from evil is drawn in the heart of each one of us.
7. We recognize complexity and we doubt. We know that very often what seems to be is not and that rarely there is only just one truth. Therefore, we must delay in judging and even more in condemning. We seek understanding as fully as possible and can never forget that we are all made of light and shadow. The line that separates good from evil is drawn in the heart of each one of us.
We do not want to be judged by our skin color, but by our character.
"I have a dream that one day my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by their character."
Martin Luther King
8. We maintain that no one can be judged, nor can their rights and duties be minimized or abolished, by virtue of belonging to any ethnic, political, religious or cultural group. No difference can diminish us. We do not want to be judged by our skin colour, but by our character.
9. We believe in the principle of equity. We recognise that there are structural and individual inequalities which must be taken into account and eradicated, creating all the necessary conditions for true and complete equality of opportunity for all. We do not want to be judged by our skin colour, but by our character.
10. We believe that the freedom of each person is sacred. We maintain that no adversity should take away one´s conviction of being "master of one´s destiny / captain of one´s soul". But with that freedom comes responsibility of what we do and what we decide to ignore. We don't want to be judged by our skin colour, but by our character.
We need to learn to love
No one is born hating people because of the color of their skin, or their past, or their religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can also learn to love - for loving is a feeling that comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
11. We reject any expression of hatred and violence as the driving force of social transformation. Hate dehumanizes us and makes us look at the "other" in the category of the "enemy", and therefore, less human. We do not believe that any lasting good is born out of violence. Only active non-violence, motivated by love and respect even towards our adversaries, can bring about a just and sustainable change. We need to learn to love.
12. We do not ignore the world´s inherited wounds from offenses to human dignity. From slavery to anti-semitism, from persecution for political, religious or ideological reasons to racism, from gender violence to discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, among others. We have a heavy inheritance and in some cases,it is still present among us. We need to be aware that there is still a long way to go. Only when we discover in each person a brother, equal in dignity and a partner in building a common future can we grow in humanity. We need to learn to love.
1. Mobilize the Ubuntu network near you
2. Choose the bridge to name and send that information to the IPAV team (email@example.com)
3. Inform the local authorities about the event, also inviting them to join and be present at the “baptism” of the bridge, as well as other local institutions that you consider important and relevant in the community. We will provide an invitation template, with the description of the event, to help you.
4. Create the posters and/or banners with the label “Mandela Bridges 18.07.2020”. The posters must have a dimension that allows them to be readable from a medium distance. You can do it under the Invictus soundtrack to get inspired!!
5. Delegate responsibilities for 18.7.2020. There are a lot of tasks to accomplish: who will places the poster? Who welcomes guests? Who will deliver the speech? Who does the photo report? Who will send the photos and video to the E-Summit team? etc.
6. Before the E-Summit (in the morning), go to the bridge and place the posters in a visible way, without damaging the structure. The Poster must be kept on the 18th and must then be removed.
7. Record a video (under one minute) with the entire Ubuntu team on the bridge. The spokesperson must say the name, the bridge name and location (including city and country) and his vision to build bridges in the world. Send the video and some photos to the E-Summit technical team (firstname.lastname@example.org) right away (before the E-Summit starts [2 pm GMT]).
8. Next to the poster, with all the guests present, make a tribute speech to Nelson Mandela and his ability to build a “rainbow nation” as a human bridge.
9. Give the floor to the invited guests challanging them to be also witnesses of Mandela's legacy.
10. Make a photo report (and video if possible) of the entire event and share it on your social networks with #Mandelabridges.
Make sure you observe all precautions as pedestrians
Do not put your life in danger or take unnecessary risks.
The ceremony must not cause any disruption to traffic.
Do not cause any damage to the bridge structure in any way.
Make sure that the signs are not obstructing traffic signs or hidding the visibility of pedestrians and/or drivers.
The posters must be removed at the end of the day, and the place left spotlessly clean.
Although the event is held outdoors, we advise the use of a mask at all times, as well as the physical distance recommended by public health authorities.