Revathi Sharma Kollegala - Executive Director, Regen Foundation; Dr. Camilla Alay Llamas - Project Manager, Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC) Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care; Dr. Caroline Kisia - Chief Operating Officer, SHOFCO; Dr. Wanda Krause - Associate Professor, Program head, Global Leadership, Royal Roads University; Erin Dixon, Gizhagate - Director of Knowledge and Indigenous Leadership, Reconciliation Canada. Moderator: Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro - Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and Global Hub Director for Future Earth Canada.
How can we weave together collective wisdom, Two-Eyed Seeing, and digital age transformations for planetary health?
This webinar builds on discussions during a panel session entitled “We Are All River People: Wisdom in the Tidal Wake of Planetary Health” held at the International Leadership Association Global Conference in October, 2022. Following on from this session, the webinar will feature exchanges between global experts around ensuring that the planetary health movement is founded in step with collective wisdom and Two-Eyed Seeing. Discussions will revolve around three interwoven themes:
1. Speakers will explore the role of Indigenous Knowledge and Science and collective intelligence in weaving new narratives that uplift reconciliation, rights, and responsibilities in the context of planetary health.
2. Speakers will discuss deepening global leadership and employing integral frameworks that strive to connect between consciousness, behaviour, culture, and systems.
3. Speakers will relate these threads to the Digital Age transformations underway, exploring among other things the role of education and participatory action research in leveraging the power of digital technologies for a flourishing planet and thriving communities.
Join us for what promises to be a meaningful and fruitful discussion ahead of COP15!
Revathi Sharma Kollegala
Executive Director, Regen Foundation
Revathi is an ethical technologist and global strategist passionate about making tech solutions accessible and impactful. As a technology advisor at SEWA Federation, she is passionate about non-traditional economic models and emerging technologies that can truly benefit the SEWA members. She leads the effort at the Regen Foundation to co-design and implement community-owned governance frameworks in decentralized networks. She has been a governing member of the research network at the P2P Foundation and a collective design researcher as part of the CoLab Cooperative and Anticipate Network. In these roles, she has extensive experience implementing ethical technology-enabled grassroots distributed governance systems with a focus on digital and social inclusion.
Dr. Camilla Alay Llamas
Project Manager, Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC) Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care
Alay is a general physician from the Philippines where she worked on providing medical and surgical assistance to underserved communities, in partnership with an NGO called BayanihanMD. She acquired her Master’s in Public Health/ International course for Health Development, from KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in 2018. A year later, Alay worked as a course tutor for the Netherlands tropical course and Master of International Health course at the same institute. Presently, she is working at UMC Utrecht Julius Global Health Team as project manager for CATAPULT (capacity strengthening in epidemiology and public health), in partnership with Elevate Health and the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh, and teaching coordinator. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health rights, health systems strengthening, and increasingly, planetary health.
Dr. Caroline Kisia
Chief Operating Officer, SHOFCO
Dr. Caroline Kisia joined SHOFCO as a Chief Operating Officer in July 2021. Caroline is responsible for ensuring that SHOFCO delivers on her ambitious plan to achieve grassroots-led slum transformation at a national scale. She leads SHOFCO towards this long-term goal, with a focus on guiding SHOFCO’s approach to government relations, partner-led service delivery, and resource mobilization. Caroline oversees day-to-day organizational performance in programs, development, and operations, and provides overall support to the CEO in the area of forward-work planning, execution, and evaluation. Prior to SHOFCO, she led a regional non-profit organization working with disadvantaged communities including refugee populations. Before that, she set up and grew a consortium of health non-profits working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health.
Dr. Wanda Krause
Associate Professor, Program head, Global Leadership, Royal Roads University
Wanda Krause, PhD, is Program Head of the MA in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University, Canada, and Associate Professor in the School of Leadership Studies Program. She has more than 20 years of experience as a scholar-practitioner investigating how courageous individuals collaborate to lead and mobilize change. Wanda has founded, co-founded and led centers and programs in the Middle East and Yukon, Canada. Drawing on many years of immersion in diverse local and global communities and born into a multi-racial household, Krause is highly appreciative of decolonization and DEI initiatives. Wanda is currently researching, lecturing and publishing on planetary health.
Erin Dixon, Gizhagate
Director of Knowledge and Indigenous Leadership, Reconciliation Canada
Erin, Gizhagate, is Cree-Michif and belongs to the waters of Skeleton Lake in the traditional lands of the Anishinabek, in Ontario, Turtle Island. She is woven through Reconciliation Canada as the Director of Knowledge and Indigenous Leadership and fields of collective transformation. Bridging worlds and reweaving pathways towards what is possible and the essence of what is being called to life. Erin is lead faculty for Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre, assistant professor in the Global Leadership MA at Royal Roads University and is a firekeeper for the World Ethic Forum. Erin is involved with many efforts of planetary health from Skeleton Lake, to the movement of life promotion and suicide prevention through Feather Carriers Leadership for Life Promotion and the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention.
Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro
Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and Global Hub Director for Future Earth Canada
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development. Éliane is a member of the Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet.