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Prof. Dunera R. Ilako

Prof. Dunera Rahel Ilako has been a practicing ophthalmologist for over twenty years. She is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Nairobi and is often invited as a guest speaker at many international conferences and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. She has performed thousands of eye surgeries including cataract surgery, Lasik surgery, glaucoma surgery, squint surgery, cornea collagen cross linking and cornea transplant surgery among others.
She is the founder of Eagle Eye Laser Centre, one of the largest state of the art eye hospitals in Kenya offering comprehensive eye health to both Kenyans and beyond.
She has played a key role in strengthening the training of ophthalmologists in Eastern Africa by being the founder president of Eastern Africa College of Ophthalmologists, a position she held until 2009.
She has a keen interest in sports medicine and is an international vision impairment classifier for Paralympics. She is the current CEO of Eagle Eye Laser Centre.
Prof. Diedre L. Badejo

Dr. Badejo holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and a Masters in African Area Studies majoring in West African theatre, oral historiography, and minoring in political science (UCLA). As part of her UCLA masters’ degree, she took year-long courses in literature/theatre, history, and political science at the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies, Legon.

Russell J. Hanks

Innovative leader with over 25 years of global experience resolving conflict, creating consensus, and motivating team members to implement targeted solutions to complex problems. Skilled at analyzing the root causes of confrontation, conceptualizing solutions, and building coalitions necessary to achieve results. He is a retired diplomat with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, Public Administration, International Relations, and National Resource Strategy.

Ambassador Dr. Nureldin Satti

He is an educator and a retired diplomat and senior UN official from Sudan. He got a Doctorate in Literature from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1974 and taught French language and literature at the University of Khartoum

Babafemi Adesina BADEJO, Ph.D

For almost two and a half decades, he served the United Nations in Somalia, Kenya, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan as Chief of Staff of complex UN Peace Operations; Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General...