Generation Unlimited Team

Meet the team behind Generation Unlimited

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