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Ana Nanovo
Ana Nanovo President, Psychiatric Survivors' Association, Fiji

<p>Ulamila Vitokiaki Nanovo, otherwise known as Ana, comes from Tavuki village in Kadavu, Fiji where she has 9 children. In 2001, Ana was twice admitted to the psychiatric hospital in Suva where she spent 2 weeks on each occasion. During these periods of taking medication, she realised she felt weak due to being allergic to the medication she was given, which inspired her to take a medication free approach to living her life, and considering herself a True Survivor.</p> <p>Ana joined the Psychiatric Survivors Association in 2006, an organisation led by and for people with mental illness which seeks to improve the lives of psychiatric survivors in Fiji. In 2008 Ana was elected the Vice President and in 2009 she became President, a position she has now held for 3 years. Under Ana’s leadership, the Association has been successful in gaining vital funding, support and recognition for the services being provided, a true milestone in ensuring this important initiative and support can continue.</p>

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Cyrille Ndongo-Keller
Cyrille Ndongo-Keller Former International Professional Football Player and Founder and CEO of Sports Globo Consulting

<p>An Australian citizen originally from Cameroon, Cyrille Ndongo-Keller is a 38 year old entrepreneur and former International Professional Football player with wide experience in the field of sports. He is the Founder and CEO of Sports Globo Consulting, a Sports Marketing Company based in Sydney. Sports Globo Consulting has been involved in running the Mongo Football Program, which is one of the biggest private football development programs in Australia with over 300 registered kids aged 5 to 15.</p> <p>Cyrille’s professional football career includes representing the Cameroon team for the 1993 FIFA World Cup, playing in the Australian A-League from 1993 to 1997, playing as a Senior International for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996, and playing for the Yokohama Flügels Soccer Club for the Japanese J-League.</p>

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Joel Negin
Joel Negin Senior Lecturer in International Public Health, University of Sydney

Joel Negin is a Senior Lecturer in International Public Health at the University of Sydney and a Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. Joel has managed health and development projects, worked in a number or countries including Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa for UN agencies, government departments and academic institutions. He has also worked closely with a number of faith based organisations internationally. He maintains an ongoing appointment at the Earth Institute at Columbia University where he previously worked on Jeffrey Sachs' Millenium Villages Project. Joel lectures on health systems, project management and health and development at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on HIV service delivery and health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific.

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Julia Newton-Howes
Julia Newton-Howes CEO of CARE Australia

<p>Dr Julia Newton-Howes has been CEO of CARE Australia since 2007 and has spent the last five years ensuring that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to CARE’s programs. She has emphasised the importance of measuring the impact of CARE’s work, on improving systems to ensure effective use of funds and on increasing understanding amongst Australians of the importance of supporting women to overcome global poverty.</p> <p>Julia is on the board of CARE International and is Vice President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). Prior to joining CARE Australia, she was Assistant Director General at AusAID. She held numerous positions with AusAID, including as Counselor (Development Cooperation) in Vietnam and was an advisor for two years to Australia’s Executive Director to the World Bank, based in Washington DC. Julia was born in India, spent her early life in Zimbabwe, leaving to attend Imperial College at London University, where she obtained a bachelor degree and PhD in science.</p> <p> </p>

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Johnson Ngor
Johnson Ngor Vice President of South Sudan Educates Girls

<p>Johnson Ngor was born in 1978 in Aweil, Southern Sudan.. In the 1980’s civil war broke out and his father strongly opposed the Government. As a result, he fled to Ethiopia for safety. From Ethiopia he sent Johnsons mother a letter telling her to come to Ethiopia. His sister was four and therefore had to stay with his Grandmother when Johnson, his mother and nearly 2000 other women and children, began the walk to Ethiopia. During this journey they had to cross the Nile River, where his mother drowned along with many other women and children.</p> <p>It took three months to reach the refugee camp in Ethiopia, only to discover his father had been killed when Government soldiers attacked the refugee camp. Johnson, at seven, was one of the lost boys of Sudan. 20,000 boys were displaced or orphaned by the civil war.</p> <p>At the age of 20, Johnson was admitted to Australia as a refugee and after 17 years of not knowing, found out his sister was still alive. He went to see her for the first time in 2007 in Khartoum.<br /> <br /> He now has his own family including two young children. He has completed a degree in Economics from the University of Western Sydney, and <span style="line-height: 18px;">is now working as a Community Development worker for CatholicCare Social Services and a Pastoral Care Worker for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. </span></p> <p>Johnson had no access to education as a child and therefore knows its importance, this is why he is so dedicated and passionate about opening up a school for girls in his hometown. Johnson truly believes in the phrase ‘educate a woman, educate a nation’.<br />  </p>

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Paul Nichols
Paul Nichols Assistant Director General, South Asia Branch, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Paul Nichols has had a 25 year career in international development across the public, private and non-government sectors. He worked as a senior manager and executive for World Vision in Australia and overseas prior to leading a commercial contractor (International Development Support Services Pty Ltd) owned by Oxfam Australia, and then working as an independent consultant in program design, monitoring and evaluation.<br /> <br /> Paul has conducted numerous overseas assignments as team leader and member for project design, monitoring and evaluation missions in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and has been responsible for managing large-scale commercial aid projects.<br /> <br /> Prior to the appointment as Assistant Director General of the South Asia Branch, he was a Design Adviser, and then Technical Group Manager for Quality Performance Management in AusAID.<br /> Paul studied Arts/Law at Monash University, Social Work at Melbourne University and completed a Master of Business Administration at the ANU. He is currently completing his PhD in development planning.<br />

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Rachel Nordlinger (Introduction)
Rachel Nordlinger (Introduction) Deputy Director, Research Unit for Indigenous Language, University of Melbourne

Rachel Nordlinger is Associate Professor and Reader in Linguistics and Deputy Director of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language at the University of Melbourne, where she returned after completing her PhD at Stanford University, USA in 1997. <br /> <br /> Rachel’s research centres around the description and documentation of Australia’s indigenous languages, and she has spent the 20+ years working with the Bilinarra, Wambaya, Gudanji, Murrinh-Patha and Marringarr communities of the Northern Territory to record and preserve their traditional languages.  She has also published on syntactic and morphological theory, and in particular the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of Australian Aboriginal languages.  She is the author of numerous academic articles in international journals, and four books, including A Grammar of Wambaya (Pacific Linguistics, 1998) and Constructive Case: Evidence from Australian languages (CSLI Publications, 1998).<br /> <br /> Rachel currently leads a 5-year project funded by the Australian Research Council, which examines the processes by which indigenous children in Wadeye (N.T.) learn the traditional language Murrinh-Patha.

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Gustav Nossal
Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS

<p>Sir Gustav Nossal was born in Austria in 1931 and came to Australia in 1939. In 1965 he was appointed Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, a position he held from 1965-1996.</p> <p>Sir Gustav is currently Professor Emeritus within the Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne; a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and a Principal of Foursight Associates Pty Ltd. He was formerly Chairman of The Global Foundation Advisory Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (1998 to 2000).</p> <p>He was knighted in 1977, made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989 and appointed Australian of the Year 2000.</p>

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