Co-founder & CEO Omnis Institute
SDG Global Advocate
UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth
Dr Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocatesappointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. An MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and International Deliver For Good Influencer, Alaa serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert and Keeping Children Safe. Alaa’s TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times.
Her efficacy in security, health policy and sustainable development was most recently recognized by both Forbes, Aspen Ideas and Bay Street Bull who named her a Forbes 30 Under 30, Spotlight Scholar, and Canada’s 30×30 respectively. Her leadership in engaging youth, particularly young and minority women, in global decision making and elevating the role of young women on global platforms was recognized by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change. In 2016 she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders.
Alaa completed her medical degree at the University of Zawia and went on to complete her Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy with Distinction at the London School of Economics.
Co-founder & Managing Director Omnis Institute
PhD Candidate on Education, New technologies and Gender Equality
Advisor to Dr. Alaa Murabit and Scholas
Christina Myers is a special advisor to Dr. Alaa Murabit. She is also an advisor to Scholas, the Pope Francis’ initiative in education. Her work focuses on managing projects that would promote inclusive education with the use of new technologies. She is also a PhD student at The Open University, UK, researching the applicability of video games to promote inclusive education and raise awareness on gender inequality. Previously, Christina founded a biometrical startup company based on a technology that modelled the physiology of speech production. She then worked for the Swiss government for an initiative called swissnex, in China and Brazil, focusing on developing Private-Public partnerships and local initiatives in the areas of education and entrepreneurship.
Christina graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) where she received her Masters with Merit in International Strategies and Diplomacy, whilst also working for a UK corporate company whose mission was to shape Open Education for career development.
Christina was born in Switzerland and grew up between Geneva and a town called Sincelejo in Colombia, where her mother is from.
Co-founder & Executive Director Omnis Institute
PhD Candidate in Biochemistry and Neuroscience
A final year PhD student at UCL’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in London, Aziza Khabbush is passionate about health and its intersection with peace, security and economic growth. Working alongside nutritional company Vitaflo International, and doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, she is currently developing a novel treatment against drug-resistant epilepsy in children and adults.
Keen to bridge the gap between industry, academia and the public, Aziza frequently utilises visual design and media to present her research at local events, international conferences, and industry showcases, winning a number of awards in and out of UCL for her creativity. She is currently developing a social media platform that converges these concepts to tackle the unique public health issues that affect post-conflict societies in inaccessible regions.
Aziza completed her Masters with Merit in Biological Sciences Research at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is currently based in the UK.