Introducing the speaker lineup for the 2022 World Volunteer Conference

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Karen is the Deputy Director of Program Management at Democracy International (DI). DI works globally to support active citizens, responsive governments, and engaged civil society and political organizations to achieve a more peaceful, democratic world. By developing and using new knowledge, tools, and approaches, DI changes people’s lives and improves development assistance in fundamental ways. Karen will be speaking at Forum 3: Supporting a More Peaceful & Secure World.
Ben is the Director of Community Program at Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia aims to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally. Ben leads the Community Programs team, which seeks to foster deeper collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and professional knowledge domains. Ben will be speaking at Forum 2: Tackling the Issue of Climate Change.
Adjmal is the Global Volunteering Coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). IFRC is the world’s largest humanitarian network, supporting local Red Cross and Red Crescent action in 192+ countries, bringing together 15 million volunteers. They enable healthy and safe communities, reduce vulnerabilities, improve people’s resilience and promote peace worldwide. Adjmal will be speaking at Forum 3: Supporting a More Peaceful and Secure World.
Emma is the Chief of Volunteer Advisory Services at United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV). UNV is a United Nations organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. They work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. Emma will be speaking at Forum 1: Building More Tolerant and Inclusive Communities.


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