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Dr Ngubane is a highly respected and influential African statesman and a senior member of the delegation which negotiated the end of Apartheid. He has a continued interest in humanitarian and environmental issues.South African Government National Minister of Science and Technology [emeritus] Premier Province of Kwa Zulu Natal [emeritus] South African Ambassador to Japan [emeritus]Currently the CEO of SABC (South African Broadcasting Company)
Andrew is a veteran of the property industry in Europe. A founder of Kingspark in the early 90's, one of the largest developers of commercial premises in the UK. The company was sold in 1998 for $250m, and changed its name to Prologis, which is now the largest developer of industrial and warehousing property in Europe. Later that year, Andrew joined forces with his brother, Gabriel, who had spent several years in the technology sector, and formed Global Switch, the world's largest carrier-neutral colocation company. Again, after a period of successful and rapid expansion, 66% of the company was sold for $200m in March 2000. The following year Andrew was the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the year award. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Bridgehouse Capital Limited.
Appointed as Head of Pretoria Liaison Office of the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) since 2008, Mujahid Alam has extensive and varied experience of over 40 years at the international and national level in United Nations, diplomatic, government and military jobs. He retired as a Brigadier-General from the Pakistan Army before joining the UN on full time basis. He served as Military Attach for Pakistan in London, United Kingdom with concurrent accreditation to Sweden. He was a member of the UN International Commission of Inquiry for Rwanda to investigate sale and supply of illegal arms and covert military training. In September 1996, he was specially invited and participated in the Regional Workshop on Small Arms Proliferation held in Pretoria, South Africa, sponsored by the United Nations and Governments of Japan and South Africa. In 1998, Alam worked as Military Consultant and Analyst with the UN Secretary-General's Investigative Team to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2001, Mr. Alam served as a Member of the UN Panel of Experts for D.R. Congo, established by the UN to investigate illegal exploitation of natural resources. Alam has also worked as Senior Civil Affairs Officer with the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo in 2003, with the objective of the rehabilitation, reconstruction and reintegration in post-conflict transition in Kosovo. He joined MONUC 2003 and was appointed Head of the Liaison Office in Kigali, Rwanda. He was Head of the Liaison Office in Pretoria, RSA between 2005 and 2006. Alam was the Principal Advisor from 2006 to 2008.Mr. Alam has a Masters (MSc) degree in Defence Studies. He is married and has four children.
Julian completed his Law degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He now practices as a commercial attorney in private practice for corporate clients both within South Africa and Internationally. He has extensive experience in commercial matters and specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He assists The Earth Organization with strategic planning and the implementation of special projects. Julian has travelled extensively in Africa and abroad. He is also an avid climber and has climbed some of the worlds highest mountains.
Samantha trained for a career in Fine Arts and Journalism which she followed by studying Hospitality Management Training and Tourism.In 1999 Samantha joined Conservation Corporation Africa/CCAfrica, (now known as And Beyond) and was the Operations Manager for their corporate social investment division which is today the independent Africa Foundation. During this time Samantha developed and implemented a number of conservation-based community development projects in association with various national and international corporate, individual and private sector donors and NGO partners. Samantha was responsible for the fundraising and project management for over 65 projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar. While at CCAfrica she was invited by the United Nations and the World Bank to attend a three month course on poverty alleviation for rural women with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.Following her passion for conservation, Samantha joined the Wildlands Conservation Trust in KwaZulu Natal, where she worked on multiple projects including the establishment of The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park Rare, Threatened and Endemic Species Programme, various key species research programmes and the eMkahosini Opathe Heritage Park. She was also the Executive Director of C.R.O.W (Centre for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) in Durban, KZN for a few years. Samantha continues to work in a consulting capacity as a fundraiser and project manager for various causes close to her heart, including the Isandlwana Community Development Project for the WILD Foundation USA and for EARTH Organization. She has a specific interest in conservation-based community development and elephants.
An expert in American politics, national security and international affairs, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Joseph K. Grieboski is one of the worlds leading voices on international diplomacy and policymaking. Joe currently serves as the Founder and Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom and the Founder and Chairman of the International Consortium on Religion, Culture and Dialogue. He will be inducted into the International Hall of Honor in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in 2010, which commemorates those who have made significant contributions to the civil and human rights nonviolence movement.Joe Grieboski possesses a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and a Masters in National Security Studies, both from Georgetown University. He received an honorary doctorate from Marywood University in 2008. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and business partner Sarah Channing Grieboski.
The Earth Organization is an independent, non-profit group which seeks to reverse the dwindling spiral of the plant and animal kingdoms and our environment through education and action.
"Earth is in trouble! With polluted water and air, unprecedented numbers of animal and plant species going extinct, none of us can just stand by and hope that someone else will solve it. Each one of...
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