Paul Adepoju

Journalist in science, health, tech, development

Paul Adepoju is a Nigerian-scientist-turned-journalist with vast and robust reporting experience in science, health, tech, development and their intersections. Over the years, he has built a successful career by telling previously ignored or underreported Africa-relevant stories for various major outlets including leading science publications. He also works with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) as the Community Manager for the ICFJ Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting through which…

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Member-elect to the expert committee
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis is member-elect to the expert committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2023-2026. She is faculty at University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is also the Hillary Rodham Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She recieved her S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Medical student

Reine-Marcelle Ibala is a rising 4th year medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), currently in the MPH-45 global health program at Harvard TH Chan. Originally from Congo (Brazzaville), Reine immigrated to the US with her family through political asylum. This inspired her work with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, helping physicians help victims of violence and torture apply for asylum. Reine has also worked under Dr. Lindsay Stark…

Tony Kayembe-Kitenge

Physician Toxicologist
University of Lubumbashi

Kayembe-Kitenge Tony is a Physician Toxicologist at the Toxicology Unit, University of Lubumbashi and Academic Secretary of the Higher Institute of Medical Techniques, the doctoral school of Lubumbashi, DCR Congo. His research interest are in clinical and environmental toxicology, teratology: in particular reproductive health, congenital malformations in children, and spirometry in African children. He is the medical director of the Service National hospitals in Katanga. He is also a founder…