Nsuku is a hydrogeology graduate from South Africa. She is passionate about the development of sustainable water strategies and the improvement of water management at local to international levels. She is particularly passionate about transboundary water management and the implementation of water reuse and recycling projects. She holds a BSc degree in Environmental and Engineering Geology and a BSc honours degree in Hydrogeology, both from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She is also a member of the Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA). Before coming to Oxford, Nsuku served as an environmental officer at Zibulo Colliery, an Anglo-American coal mine in South Africa. Nsuku intends to advance her understanding of policy-making and the social issues that surround water management. Upon her return home, she plans to establish her non-profit company, Boundless Water, which seeks to conduct water community projects to meet the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) and improve the sharing of ideas on water issues through creating a water professionals’ network. Nsuku is also a poet and an aspiring writer and hopes to use her creative skills to better communicate on the issues she is passionate about.
Usuta trained as an economist with a strong interest in the political economy of development. After completing an undergraduate degree in Economics, he worked as a risk analyst for 3 years before joining a portfolio management company as an Investment Strategist in 2015. After a brief sojourn in late 2016 volunteering in Lebanon on social innovation projects tailored for Syrian and Palestinian refugees, he returned to Namibia in 2017 and joined the public service as Special Assistant to Minister at the National Planning Commission. He formed part of the core-working group that drafted Namibia’s National Development Plan and served as adviser to the Namibian delegation to the 72nd UN General Assembly. He is a former Chair of the Economic Association of Namibia, a policy advocacy think tank based in Windhoek. In 2018 he completed a postgraduate degree in sustainable development at the Sustainability Institute at Stellenbosch University, where he lectures and consults on social change for sustainability.
Su Mon is an Assistant Director of the Economic Division, in the International Organizations and Economic Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Myanmar. She started her diplomatic career in 2012 and served as Third Secretary in Training, Research and Foreign Languages Department (2012-2015) and then was posted to the Myanmar Embassy in Moscow as Second Secretary from 2015 to 2018. Before joining MFA, she spent over five years in community development projects in Myanmar. Su Mon has a master’s degree in political Analysis and Public Policy from the Higher School of Economics National Research University in Moscow.
Enthusiastic about the structural problems and interactions between the minority and civil society, Simon has an interdisciplinary background that combines humanities and tech, and he is keen on exploring the boundary of new technology to preserve the minority and boost the development of civil society. He graduated from Nankai University with a first-class honour World History Bachelor. While founding and supporting civil initiatives for identity construction of LGBTQ, sexuality, and minority ethnicity-based communities, he has written actively on social issues in China and been a Digital Communications Intern at Microsoft Research Asia on artificial intelligence.
Kavita grew up in the Indian Himalayan Region, in a community that considered water as an inextricable part of its culture. After her bachelor’s in Engineering, and her Master’s in Journalism, she was awarded a fellowship by Internews Earth Journalism Network which included training in Kathmandu on using data to tell stories on water.
Andrea began her career as a document analyst for the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations, working with immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona. Before coming to Oxford, she worked as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for two of Mexico’s largest companies, and most recently for Accenture, focusing on accessibility for people with disabilities, gender equity, cross-cultural affairs, and LGBT inclusion.
She holds a BA in Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship from Tecnológico de Monterrey, has supported refugees as a volunteer for international humanitarian agencies, and worked on tech and education projects with Apple. At Oxford, Andrea hopes to expand her knowledge on how to improve the reach and effectiveness of public policies through increased collaboration with the private and third sectors.
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