Chairman of the Diplomacy Forum of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator, Senior Adviser to Macro Advisory Partners, Member of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board.
Mr. Møller spent 40 years as an international civil servant in the United Nations. He began his career in 1979 with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked for the United Nations in different capacities in New York, Mexico, Iran, Haiti, Cyprus and Geneva.
Mr. Møller served as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva as well as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference of Disarmament from September 2013 to July 2019.
In 1995-1997, he served as Senior Political Adviser to the Director-General of UNOG. Between 1997 and 2001, he was Head of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at United Nations headquarters; between 2001 and 2006 he was Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary-General, while serving concurrently as Deputy Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General for the last two years of that period.
Mr. Møller also served as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus from 2006 to 2008 and was the Executive Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation from 2008 to 2011.
In recognition of his efforts to deepen public understanding of the vital role of the United Nations and its partners in Geneva, Mr. Møller received a series of prizes from the City of Geneva, the Union Suisse des Attachés de Presse and, most recently, the Fondation pour Genève. He was also awarded the Bourgeoisie d’Honneur de Geneve by the Republic and Canton of Geneva in 2020.
Born in 1952 in Copenhagen, Mr. Møller earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, United States, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.”
Project Manager-Social Innovation in Health Initiative Malawi
Barwani Msiska has over seven years’ experience in coordinating development programs, health systems strengthening for adolescent and reproductive health/ family planning programs in the public sector and academia settings in Malawi and USA. She has led efforts in repositioning adolescent reproductive health as a key pathway to managing the development of the costed multi-sectoral five-year National Youth Friendly Health Services Strategy 2015-2020. She has experience in project start-up and localization of initiatives such as the Malawi’s family planning 2020 commitments that aim to increase contraceptive prevalence rate to 60% by 2020 which resulted in a higher family planning budget line within the national health budget and increased local solutions for expanded access to long-acting reversible contraceptives during the 2013-2015 budget periods. She has conducted health systems and implementation science research on youth-friendly health services, long-acting reversible contraception in Malawi and Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs in Georgia, USA facilitating adapting of best practices by other states and hospitals across the USA.
Research Assistant, Institute for Circumpolar Health research
Charlotte Evans graduated from Dartmouth College in 2019 with a major in Human Geography and a certificate in Global Health. Her interests concern health systems development and the pursuit of health equity, particularly in the field of global mental health. Related experience includes a 3 month internship with FONASA (the Chilean National Health Insurance Organization), designing and implementing a study evaluating their public health care system for depression, and a semester working on a mental health care implementation study in Colombia led by Dartmouth College and Javeriana University. Charlotte completed her high honors thesis on the public health care system for depression in Chile. She employed advanced geospatial analysis to explore remaining gaps and inequities that exist in Chile’s mental health care system that have yet to be addressed. Charlotte is currently working as a Research Associate at Hotii Ts’eeda, a Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She coordinates and assists projects on evaluating the NWT’s Primary Health Care Renewal and its promise of cultural safety and the decolonization and indigenization of a Family Support Program.
Vedant is a young professional passionate about the intersection of social impact and finance. His experience includes working with the UNAIDS’s Health innovation Exchange (HIEx) as a fellow and with Gray Matters Capital in Atlanta, where he was involved in investment screening and capacity building for the coLABS fund, which is focused on investing in startups that help improve the lives of women globally. He also has experience interning with The Abraaj Group’s Clean Energy Fund based out of Dubai, and with EY and The Center for Civil Society based out of Delhi. He looks forward to helping leverage the power of technology and novel funding models to make it easier for healthcare innovators to access capital. He graduated from The McCombs School of Business – The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics.