Principal Architect, Adjaye Associates
David Adjaye is a Visiting Professor at Princeton University School of Architecture. He was the first Louis Kahn visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and was the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard University. He is a RIBA Chartered Member, an AIA Honorary Fellow, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. In 2010 Adjaye produced a catalogue titled "Urban Africa: David Adjaye's Photographic Survey".
Principal, Charles Correa & Associates
Charles Correa is an internationally recognized planner, architect, activist and theoretician. Over four decades as a thought and practice leader has earned him several industry honors including the Praemium Imperiale of Japan, the Aga Khan Award and Gold Medal awards from the UIA and RIBA. India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appointed him Chairman of the National Commission on Urbanization. Mr. Correa is also known for the wide range of work on architecture, urbanization and low-cost shelter in developing countries.
International President, Médecins Sans Frontières
Unni Krishnan Karunakara first joined MSF in 1995, when he set up a tuberculosis control programme in Ethiopia. Dr. Karunakara received his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in India, and has been awarded degrees in public health from Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities. Dr. Karunakara has worked at Columbia University, as Deputy Director of Health for the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health.
Coordinator, CIAH Cameroon (Collectif Inter Africain des Habitants)
Franck Olivier Kouamé holds a degree in Law and in International Environmental Law. He has expertise in sustainable development and biodiversity in Cameroon. Mr. Kouamé is part of the Experts on Forced Evictions of the International Habitat Coalition, a network of NGOs and associations for the right to housing and social justice.
Professor, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Rose Gana Fomban Leke is Professor and Head of Immunology and Parasitology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé, and Director of the Biotechnology Centre of the same University. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the National Medical Research Institute, IMPM. Her research interest is in parasitic infections, particularly Malaria. Prof. Leke is the current Chair of the African Regional Certification Commission and was a 2011 recipient of the Kwame Nkrumah Science Award.
Chairman, Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Ken Yeang is the chairman Llewelyn Davies Yeang. The Guradian named him one of 50 individuals who could save the planet, while CNN named him the world’s leading architect in ecological design. Yeang uses vegetation to create habitats in his buildings as total living systems, renewable energies such as photovoltaics, scallop-shaped sunshades for rainwater harvesting, advanced ventilation and light-pipe systems to make buildings perform as complete ecosystems. He has a PhD in ecological design from Cambridge University.