The jurors

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    Barry van Driel

    President of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE)

    Barry van Driel is the President of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and since 2000 has been the Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal Intercultural Education. As a consultant for the European Commission, Mr. van Driel has authored several thematic papers on issues related to equality. He also co-coordinates the education work of the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a Board member of the SIRIUS Policy Network on Migrant Education. For 27 years he was responsible for international teacher education at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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    Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

    Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, the Organization of American States

    Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, a Venezuelan-American, is the Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity at the Organization of American States (OAS). She was granted the Outstanding Performance Award by the OAS Secretary General in 2008, 2016, 2019 and 2020 in recognition of her extraordinary work and contributions to the organization. Dr. Muñoz-Pogossian is a founding member and coordinator of the Network of Latin American Female Political Scientists, known as “#NoSinMujeres”, that seeks to promote, make visible and empower the work of women dedicated to Latin American Political Science. She has edited, published and co-authored several articles on Latin American issues and is a regular columnist for El Nacional and Caracas Chronicles. She is a 2021 Fellow of the Fisher Family Fellowship on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University and a Senior Associate (non-resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Dr. Muñoz-Pogossian has a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of South Florida and a PhD in Political Science from Florida International University.

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    Elsa Marie D’Silva

    Founder of Red Dot Foundation, India and President of Red Dot Foundation Global

    Elsa Marie D’Silva is the founder of Red Dot Foundation, based in India, and President of Red Dot Foundation Global, based in the United States of America. She created the technology platform, Safecity, which crowdsources personal experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in public across the globe and private spaces in India. Since its launch in 2012, Safecity has become the largest crowd map of its kind in India. She also co-founded The Gender Alliance, a cross-network initiative that brings together feminists to advance gender equality and equity goals. Ms. D'Silva has participated in numerous networking, professional development and leadership activities that have strengthened the impact of her sexual violence prevention and advocacy efforts. She is a Women 7 Advisor under the Italian G7 Presidency as well as a Yale World Fellow, Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow and BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Ms. D'Silva is an alumnus of the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, the US State Department's Fortune Mentoring Partnership programme, Oxford Chevening Gurukul, and a Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth leadership programme. Red Dot Foundation was a recipient of the UNAOC Intercultural Innovation Hub in 2016.

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    Dr. Iman Bibars

    Founder and Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World

    A visionary for social entrepreneurship and a pioneer of women-led and gender-focused development initiatives for over 30 years, Iman Bibars is the Vice President of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and the Founder and Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World. Dr. Bibars is also the Co-founder and current Chairperson of Egypt’s very first microfinance organization, the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW): a citizen sector organization that provides credit and legal aid for impoverished female heads of household. She is currently leading Ashoka in launching its revolutionary Women’s Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE) - a movement aiming to redefine success and elevate women social innovators around the world. Dr. Bibars holds a PhD in Development Studies from Sussex University and a BA and MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.