INTERNATIONAL GENEVA
Centre of global governance
+ 3,300 meetings annually
+ 221,000 delegates from around the world
+ 400 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
179 States represented by a Permanent Mission
37 International Organizations (IOs)

ABOUT US

The Geneva Action Platform for Engaging, Learning, and Information (Gapeli) or simply the Geneva Action Platform, 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

Geneva Action Platform 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 through sustainable development goals (SDGs), 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 promote 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 beyond that standard and building a sustainable future for everyone.

Our five focus areas include: Health, Technology & Innovation, Environment, Agriculture and Economics.


OUR INITIATIVES

UChop

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

Uchop was co-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

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.

AfriContent

AfriContent aims to enhance sustainable development and strengthen Africa’s inclusiveness in international debates, by sharing knowledge on global challenges with focus on Africa.

AfriContent gives open access to reliable, accurate, and timely information and analysis that serves as indispensable tools for academics, policy makers and influencers among others.

For more information visit: africontent.org

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:

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.
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 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.
For more information: LinkedIn
Howard Kitto:
Howard is a highly experience senior executive who has lead ground breaking technical teams since 1998. 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 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 innovationIan 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 holds a BSc in French Literature from Fribourg University and Masters in Development studies from The Graduate Institute in Geneva.
For more information: LinkedIn
Maria Rosa (Rosy) Mondardini
Rosy is Co-Director at the Citizen Cyberlab, a partnership between CERN, UNITAR, and University of Geneva.
She is also the Managing Director of the Citizen Science Center Zurich, a joint effort of the University of Zurich and ETH to supports participative research projects.
From 2008 to 2015 Rosy was Associate Director at the World Economic Forum, where she established and managed the Young Global Leaders Alumni community.
Rosy has a background in physics, and she started her scientific career at CERN, where she did almost 10 years of scientific research before refocusing her energy and passion on science communication.
For more information: LinkedIn
Michael John William
Michael Williams specializes in strategic communications in the fields of climate and the environment.
He led the UN Environment Programme’s Information Unit for Conventions, which provided press and outreach services to the leading environmental conventions; built the Geneva Environment Network; and served as chief of communications for the World Meteorological Organization, where he created an innovative campaign engaging weather presenters as climate communicators.
After 26 years as a UN official, he now works as a consultant, including for UN Climate Change.
For more information: LinkedIn
Mouhamadou Diagne
Mouhamadou Diagne currently serves as Inspector General at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria.
He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience managing teams of auditors and financial analysts. Prior his current position, he was the Director of Strategy and Operations in the World Bank Group’s Internal Audit. Mr. Diagne also has a strong background in international public accounting firms Deloitte, Andersen and Ernst & Young.
In a fundamental shift, Mr. Diagne has led implementation of a strategic, risk-based approach to auditing in order to maximize strategic impact.
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 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 a 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.
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 Moodle.
Patrick holds an IT Bachelor degree from Henam in Belgium.

Solange supports the Gapeli team with Operations, Business Development and partnerships.
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

supports the Gapeli team with Business Development and digital media strategy
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. 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 sport 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.