Emeka assists the YouLead project in Cross River State, Nigeria; with the YEBSP grant activities, credit linkages, loan monitoring and capacity building training for youth, cooperatives and partner financial institutions. The YouLead project commenced in 2014 with the ultimate goal of enhancing sustainable economic growth and prosperity for women, men and children, in the natural resource sector in Cross River State.
Yasmin is the Gender and Youth Specialist on the Jordan Valley Links project. She has a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management. She is passionate about working with women and youth. She started her volunteering journey in 2003 with one of the national organizations for women and youth, until she became head of the organization in 2012. She has also served UNFPA for about four years as a Youth Program Officer. Yasmin believes that National and International organizations should play a complementary role for the good of Jordanian women, men, girls and boys.
Dennis Tessier serves as Senior Program Manager, Environment and Climate Change at MEDA. Dennis has been working in the field of poverty and resource management for 15 years. Prior to MEDA his work has focused on developing green energy businesses in East Africa, introducing innovative value chains for PICO solar, micro-grids, biogas, biomass and clean cookstoves. His work in the sector includes advocacy towards improving the regulatory environment for green technology and creating opportunities for women and youth to become green entrepreneurs.
Nazim Aliyev, International Microfinance Consultant, has been a microfinance activist since 1996. He was the first Chairman of the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) between 2001 and 2002. He established and managed microfinance institutions for Oxfam, Mercy Corps and FINCA in various countries. He is an ongoing consultant on the GROW project, providing valuable technical support on financial services for women farmers.