Join us on June 30th for an exciting discussion with Resolution Fellows Guillaume Dabre, Xiao-Yue Gong, and Gerard Ndayishimiye about the future of climate action. This panel will be moderated by James Mwangi, Executive Director of the Dalberg Group. You can find their complete bios below. We look forward to you joining us on Facebook Live!
James Irungu Mwangi is the Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, an advisory firm that focuses on inclusive and sustainable growth. James leads integration and innovation across Dalberg’s five core businesses, which together employ over 600 staff in 27 locations across the globe, including 13 countries in Africa.
James founded Dalberg’s presence in Africa in 2007, and previously served as Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Advisors from 2010 to 2014. He currently serves on the boards of the Skoll Foundation, One Acre Fund, the Global Centre for Pluralism, Old Mutual Limited and the Nairobi International Financial Centre Authority. He is a 2009 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow of the African Leadership Institute, a 2013 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and holds a degree in economics from Harvard University.
Guillaume Dabre is a Resolution Fellow who created GreenFaso, a waste management and environmental protection social venture in Burkina Faso. As a first-generation college student, he completed a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international relations with the equivalent of summa cum laude from Tamkang University in Taiwan. Guillaume has recently accepted an offer to become a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in China. The Schwarzman Scholars Program aims to train the next generation of world leaders who will foster a mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world. By participating in such a Program, he hopes to explore China-Africa relations while focusing on environmental protection and sustainable growth. Guillaume is from Burkina Faso.
Xiao-Yue Gong is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the founder and CEO of Aeo, a social venture that protects people from severe indoor air pollution in cities through smart IoT design. Her current research is in algorithms and machine learning for supply chain optimization.
Gerard Ndayishimiye is a Rwandan Resolution Fellow and the co-Founder of Rwanda Youth Initiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). In December 2017, he graduated from EARTH University in Costa Rica, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Management. Since, he has completed a one-year professional internship at the Alexandre Eco-Dairy Farms in Crescent City, CA through The Ohio State University Exchange program. The skills and practices acquired for sustainable organic animal husbandry will contribute to the agricultural improvement of small-scale farmers through RYIAT and the trainings they deliver.
Between 2019 and 2021, Gerard was running his own agricultural business buying and selling the harvest from rural communities for the Kigali market. He also prototyped one of RYIAT’s projects, an urban farm, where small land and limited resources are optimized to increase sustainable agricultural production. Since March, Gerard is interning for One Acre Fund to improve the lives of farmers in Africa and to continue solving the challenges of the agricultural sector, while learning how to run and manage a nonprofit organization.