The ambitious goals set for Generation Unlimited requires a lean and flexible team that can harness and coordinate the expertise of multiple partners from around the world. This team brings together a set of professionals with decades of experience of work in field work in all regions of the world in multilateral development agencies, civil society and private sector, including in senior management positions. The team includes capabilities on education, skills, youth engagement, partnership and communication, as well as work with private sector and in innovation related areas.
We are responsible for the overall coordination of the partnership’s activities, relation with the different governance groups, and the Global Board in particular, as well as the support and coordination of Generation Unlimited’s work in countries with the development of country investment agenda. The Global Team is also responsible to make young people’s engagement and participation a concrete reality, as well as all communications, advocacy and engagement work.
The team is expanding to serve this rapidly growing partnership, and we will soon welcome a series fo secondments from partners, including from UK Government, ING, International Chamber of Commerce, SOS Children Village, African Union, and UNESCO.
This is the line-up of GenU Global Team at present
Roberto Benes, Director
Urmila Sarkar, Senior Adviser, Strategic Programme and Planning
Nadi Albino, Senior Adviser, Partnerships and Resources Mobilization
Djanabou Mahonde, Senior Advisor, Ethiopia, African Union Liaison Office
Jennifer Keane, Partnerships Specialist
Nisha Rizvi, Partnerships Manager
Maria Jose Ravalli, Communications Specialist
Mohamed Kammoun, Operations Specialist
Sena Lee, Programme Specialist
Trevor Gowan, Digital Editor
Isaure De lzaguirre, Programme and Partnerships Officer
Mari-Lisa Njenga, Youth Engagement Officer
Sara Bhinder, Senior Budget & Administrative Associate
Dennis Gayanelo, Administrative Assistant to Front Office & Secretariat
Diane Cordero, Administrative Assistant to Global Board & Secretariat