INTERNATIONAL GENEVA
Centre of global governance
+ 2,800 meetings annually
+ 219,000 delegates from around the world
37 International Organizations (IOs)
380 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
177 States represented by a Permanent Mission

ABOUT US

The Geneva Action Platform for Engaging, Learning, and Information (Gapeli) is a not-for-profit start-up based in Geneva, Switzerland, the centre of international governance. The team draws on rich and diverse experience in each of our priority topics in areas ranging from education, communications, and computer science to policy analysis.

Mission

Gapeli promotes sustainability related content and does so by focusing a real-time lens on the actual events, in particular, global debates and negotiations. This content delivery aspect is enhanced with supplementary analytical material. Our main goal is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of global challenges, building further on the inclusiveness of those debates and negotiations thereby developing our world on a more sustainable way.

We work with Intergovernmental Organisations and institutions, Civil Society and NGOs, Think Tanks, the media, academia and the private sector committed to promoting sustainability.

Focus areas

As we move forward into the 21st century, we believe that the focus areas below remain crucial not only in meeting basic human needs but also in improving peoples’ lives and building a sustainable future for everyone.

Our five focus areas include: Environment, Health, technology & innovation, Agriculture and Economics.


OUR INITIATIVES

UChop

Getting the right content, to the right person, at the right moment.

Uchop was designed on the basis that we wanted to be a world-class provider of pioneering and cost-effective video sharing innovative solutions. It is a unique platform with novel solutions to curate, publishes and share video content, whilst increasing engagement from the audience. Uchop is a proudly ad-free and subscriber-supported video platform.

UChop enables anyone to easily share the best 1 minute video moments of Live or On Demand content, by a click of the button.

Why we do it:
As part of Gapeli, Uchop aims to increase access to video content, share knowledge and inspiring the audience to be more engaged in the topics that are shaping our world.

For more information visit: uchop.com

AfriContent

Content institute is a knowledge transfer platform for sharing research, analyses, data, and solutions on global challenges facing Africa in order to enhance sustainable development on the continent.

Content institute connects globally and interactively, a wide variety of stakeholders: experts, policymakers, researchers, international organisations, universities, civil society, governments, media, field practitioners, development partners and the public from both developed and African countries.

For more information visit: africontent.org

Content Lab

Content Lab is a project that encourages Content-related innovations.

Content Lab promotes innovations of tools and approaches that facilitate content access, production and sharing to improve existing communication tools making them more user friendly and compatible for locals, especially in developing countries.

We are proud of our first innovative broadcast solution that allows local broadcasters to show remote live events directly on television or radio without paying (satellites) transmission extensive costs and Uchop.

To share innovative ideas or for more information, please contact us at lab@gapeli.org


THE BOARD:

Anne-Rachel Inné
Anne-Rachel is currently an Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)’s primary link to Governments of US, Canada and 26 Caribbean Economies. Immediately prior to working for ARIN, Anne-Rachel was ICANN’s Vice President Government Engagement in Geneva, Switzerland. She also worked as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Africa Regional Registry, AFRINIC, taking care of operations and Governments’ engagement in the Registry’s public policies process. Anne-Rachel worked at the IICD in The Hague, Netherlands (1998-2001) as several countries Programme Manager directing multi sector social development projects that were early adopters of ICT/Internet. She was also the African private sector representative during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2 phase’s summit and a founding member of most African regional Internet related organisations.
For more information: LinkedIn
Cécile Molinier
Cécile headed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva Office from 2007 up to 2012, when she retired. Prior to the this position, Cécile had held several positions at the UN in Conference Services, the Staff Union, the Department of Management, as Special Assistant to the Director General for Development and International Economic Cooperation. And as UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Representative in several countries in Africa. Before joining the United Nations, she lectured in French at Smith College in Massachusetts and taught English in France.
Cecile holds both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from the Sorbonne in Paris and an MBA (Organisational Behaviour) from Pace University in New York.
For more information: LinkedIn
Howard Kitto:
Howard is a highly experience senior executive who has lead ground breaking technical teams since 199. He was part of the founding team at Perform Group, where he lead the technology function, and Perform grew from a small digital agency called PremiumTV into a global sports content powerhouse. He then spent 5 years consulting for a wide range of digital businesses advising on technical strategy and managing project delivery. He is currently CTO at Qredo, which is developing a cryptographic security platform.
For more information: LinkedIn
Ian Warden
Ian has over 25 years market intelligence experience working for large and small corporations as well as governmental and international organizations. He has a long history of integrating innovative high-tech solutions into working practices and delivering value to diverse groups across all levels of an organisation. He is known for his strong leadership and change management skills and inspires people to embrace innovation
Ian holds a BSc in Computer Science from Coventry University and an MBA from the Geneva University.
For more information: LinkedIn
Jean-Marie Ahlin Byll-Cataria
Jean-Marie has over 30-years in development and education areas, working closely with Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UNESCO (chairman of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning 2013-2015), African Development Bank/ADEA (Executive Director of Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) 2008-2013 ).
Jean-Marie has a solid knowledge of Africa as well as Asia, Europe and from Latin America.
Jean-Marie holds a BSc in French Literature from Fribourg University and Masters in Development studies from The Graduate Institute in Geneva.
For more information: LinkedIn


TEAM:

Adil is a specialist in global health and supports the Gapeli team with higher education partnership activities
In addition, he is the Director of Business Development at UrSure, Inc., a diagnostics start-up focused on HIV medication adherence. His prior experience includes strategy and policy development at the Global Fund, consulting for the HIV/AIDS department of the World Health Organization, and scaling up community health services in Liberia.

Adil has a master’s in mechanical engineering and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at Harvard University.
Arthur supports the Gapeli team with business development activities. He has solid experience in sales, marketing, project management and business development for private companies and public sector initiatives.

Arthur holds an MBA from Ecole de Commerce de Lyon.
Brice supports the Gapeli team with web developing activities. He is a creative web developer and a senior programmer with vast experience of creating logical and innovative solutions to complex problems.
Brice has a keen interest in technology, mobile applications and user experience.
Brice holds IT Bachelor degree from the Caen Normandy University in France
Florentin is a founding member of Gapeli and supports the team to develop student’s programs and activities. He is passionate about sustainable development.

Florentin holds an MSc in Global Business Sustainability and an BSc in Business Administration, from the Rotterdam School of Management- Erasmus University.
Ian supports the Gapeli team with market and business intelligence. Ian is also part of the Gapeli board team
Ian has broad market intelligence experience working for large and small corporations as well as governmental and international organizations. He has a long history of integrating innovative high-tech solutions into working practices and delivering value to diverse groups.
Ian holds a BSc in Computer Science from Coventry University and an MBA from the Geneva University.
Jean-Philippe supports the Gapeli team with products and technical activities
He is a highly experienced video director and an audio-visual consultant for many international organisations and companies in Switzerland.

Jean-Philippe is a media productions lecturer at SAE Institute, a creative media institute in Geneva.
Patrick supports the Gapeli team with application developing and programming activities.
He is currently a training Content Developer at Red Hat. Patrick is specialized in learning platform or course management system (CMS) such as Moodle.

Patrick holds an IT Bachelor degree from Henam in Belgium.

Solange cofounded Gapeli

She is a global health specialist with extensive experience health, where she manages projects in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and NGOs specialising in public health.
Solange is passionate about operational and process policy development.
Solange completed her M.Sc. in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science Based Business (SBB) from the Leiden University in The Netherlands. She also holds an Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making from The Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Yves-René cofounded Gapeli

Yves-René is a digital media consultant with various international organizations based in Geneva. In 2010, he cofounded Duniamedia, a Swiss-based media company specialized in full scale media and communication company that specialises in the delivery of high quality campaigns and products.
Prior to that, he was one the first 15 digital broadcast engineers trained and specialized on Akamai- Flash Live streaming betting sport content at Perform Group (A world leader at broadcasting and commercialising sports in digital media) in London.
Yves-René completed has a prestigious degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Arts in France and an M.A. in Communication, majoring in Humanitarianism and Development.