Auma Obama is the initiator of the Sauti Kuu Act Now Awards, which were launched in Berlin in 2015. The awards recognise children and young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who dedicate themselves to social, humanitarian and environmental projects. Dr. Auma Obama is also a widely read author. She is a member of the World Future Council.
CEO of the SEKEM Initiative, Councillor of the World Future Council, and President of Demeter International
Helmy Abouleish is CEO of the SEKEM Initiative in Egypt. SEKEM promotes sustainable development in ecology, economy, societal and cultural life. SEKEM is regarded as the Egyptian pioneer in organic farming and was awarded the Right Livelihood Award. He was for a long-time campaigning in national and international politics to promote responsible competitiveness, social entrepreneurship and tackling the greatest challenges of the 21st century, such as climate change and food security. He is a member of the World Future Council.
Co-founder of WiC (Economy is Care)
Ina Praetorius studied theology and German studies. She works as an independent author and speaker. Among other things, she has had teaching assignments and held guest lectures on theological ethics at the universities of Zurich, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin. She advocates the integration of the unpaid care-sector into the field of economics and dedicates herself to the unconditional basic income. Since September 2020, she has been the author of a column for the German “Handelsblatt”.
Permaculture designer, teacher and advisor
Marcus Pan is an internationally active permaculture designer, teacher and advisor. Currently, he cultivates the Permaculture Auenhof near Feldbach in Switzerland with dedication – it is a farm for classes of the Academy for Permaculture Design. His deep connection to nature and to life, and also his experience with and knowledge on interconnections facilitate his designs of fertile and nutritious permaculture gardens, landscapes and cities.
Global change maker and speaker for ambitious climate action
Marie-Claire Graf is a global change maker and speaker on climate change mitigation. She was part of the Climate Change Movement Switzerland from the very beginning and gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Change summit in New York. She heads up several associations and movements in the fields of climate action, sustainable development, youth and women’s empowerment and education, such as the Sustainability Week International.
Writer and lecturer
Minna Salami is a feminist theorist and founder of the multiple award-winning blog Ms Afropolitan. She is the author of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, a critical book exploring universal ideas from an Africa-centred, decolonial and feminist perspective. She is co-director of the feminist movement, Activate, and a Senior Research Associate at Perspectiva. She sits on the advisory board of the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University and the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel.
Executive coach and management consultant
With a doctorate in law and economics, he spent half his life working as a consultant on reorganization and restructuring projects. Today, Ralf Nacke is committed to an economy based on the common good and is a member of the board of directors of the Economy for the Common Good Movement in Switzerland.
Co-Initiator Urban Agriculture Basel
Tilla Künzli cares deeply about nature. As an observer of clouds and a shuffler of ideas, she renders her appreciation of nature visible through aesthetics and humour. She invites the public to contribute. In this manner, the common responsibility for our Earth is shared through active participation and education as well as networks which are built playfully. Through benign provocation, she creates attractive alternatives to conventional consumption. She is a co-initiator of Urban Agriculture Basel.