Membership Advisory Group
The Member Advisory Group (MAG) is a dynamic team of leaders who form the decision-making body for the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund. The MAG has the special task of reviewing CSF applications, selecting the grantees and making important decisions about funding and applicant support. In addition, the MAG mentors successful grantees as they develop and execute their projects. This exemplary team is composed of CIVICUS members from around the globe. A big thank you to the MAG for your exceptional work!
As a lawyer by profession and social activist by passion, Nandini Tanya Lallmon is an all-rounder with many strings to her bow. She leads the anti-discriminatory laws campaign of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network under the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is also the Head of Publications of Global Peace Chain, Chairperson of the International Youth Council Mauritius Chapter, Country Director of Mauritius for the International Youth Society and Country Coordinator of Mauritius for Youth Advocacy Council. Her awards include the Mauritius National Youth Excellence Award, Promising Indian African Award, Panache Woman of Wonder Award, The International Alliance for Women World of Difference Award, National Youth Awardees Federation of India International Youth Award, India’s Youth Development Board Shining Star Award, Woman of the Year Award and Noble Citizen Award.
Alan Jarandilla Nuñez
Efrain Castillero Gonzalez
I am the founder and President of the Kalu Ibaky Foundation, a non-profit organization that means: Supreme Council of Wisdom and Indigenous Knowledge of the Ancestral Territory Tule de Daggarguna, Province of Darien, Republic of Panama, to provide indigenous and rural communities with the technical and professional services they require for the development of their activities, and for the solution of specific problems. Trained and educated at the National Indigenous Institute in the Republic of Mexico in planning for programs for sustainable regional development. He is one of the scholars of Guna indigenous thought, culture, worldview and ancestral knowledge and of Latin American thought.
Jonitta is a Namibian Citizen. I carry a background of five years of global human rights activism. My recent portfolio cover responding to human rights conflicts across the African continent, especially those targeting minorities at risk: LGBTI People, Youth, Children and Women of all colours. Being proud out trans women has taught me how to walk in the footsteps of heroes and those who have been the influencers of change. Coming from this vulnerable community has encouraged me to be an agent of change, through developing a network of human rights, media and advocacy that aims to promote peace, justice, equality and strengthen the collaborative movement building of all LGBTI across Africa. With a vast experience in LGBTI human rights space working on multi LGBTI projects has awakened my critical thinking to the level of observing that there have been a lot of activities done that focus on LGBTI rights in Africa with limited LGBTI presence. Drawing from my 5 years experience working on various LGBTI projects it has become the motivating evidence that more doors are open for LGBTI Youth critical thinkers to take action. Living in a country were homosexuality is still criminalized it is a serious concern to the LGBTI rights holder who continuously face daily discrimination and homophobia attacks. Therefore being a human rights activist in Africa being a MAG is an opportunity for more collaborative, networking with other human rights activists across the Globe.
June Parris is from Barbados. Former Nurse in General, Psychiatric and Primary Care. Specialised in Research, Pharmacovigilance Science. She has experience with projects and start-ups and working from home on Research projects and lone working. June has experience working in Germany, UK, Scotland, Barbados. She has a Bsc in Sociology and Msc in Health Services Management and Policy (Economics). She is a Member of Internet Society, DIPLO and is a former MAG UN now acting as an observer. June has experience in MAG groups especially on fundraising, outreach and engagement. Member of Internet Rights and Principles, active on Environmental topics and workshops. Member of Barbados Civil Society, Member of ICANN and ARIN. She is hoping to bring some valuable contributions to the MAG!
Rory Mondshein is a human rights advocate with 10 years of experience in multi-level policy and communications work. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bard College and a Masters of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics & Political Science, Rory has supplemented her international NGO experiences with local-level human rights-based policymaking. In addition to coordinating educational programs in over a dozen countries, Rory has contributed to local politics through her advocacy, community work, and social impact program—Make It Appn—which used technology to help New Yorkers get access to social services and shelters. Rory currently supplements her local-level work by serving as the Director of Civic Engagement and Strategic Diplomacy at the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS), Communications Associate with the Coalition for the UN We Need (formerly: UN2020), and Regional Representative to the National Council at the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). As a U.S. Delegate to the G20 Youth Summit (Y20), Rory focuses on the economics and externalities of disability exclusion in the United States.
Karol Alejandra Arámbula Carrillo is Executive & Founder of MY World Mexico. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico she is a professional in International Affairs with substantial experience and expertise in Sustainable Development; International Human Rights Law; Peace, Governance and Democratic Processes; International Organizations; International Development Cooperation, Public Policy; Non-Profit Management and Youth Advocacy. She has worked in numerous projects and programs with the United Nations and other stakeholders in +12 countries. Represented intergovernmental entities and civil society in +150 United Nations processes. More than +8 years expertise in the design and implementation mechanisms of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also an experienced public speaker for +10 years. Field experience in conflict and post-conflict zones, as well as +15 years of volunteering experience.