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Judges Announced for Solution Canvas for AI4Resilience Challenge

We’re approaching the choice of our Challenge Winners for the AI4Resilience Challenge. Over the past few months, Challenge Finalists have participated in design thinking tutorials to plan the testing and implementation of their solutions and worked hand-in-hand with coaches.

GKI, with our panel of judges announced below, will review Solution Canvases this upcoming month. Scores from this will be considered with our Challenge Finalists’ participation in the Solution Showcase in early March. You can find a summary of the Challenge process on our program website.

If you are interested in following along with our Challenge, join our LinkedIn Group. If you are interested in contributing to the Challenge and the solutions as a future judge, mentor, partner, or co-sponsor, please reach out to ai4resilience_info@gkinitiative.org.

Finally, a warm thank you to our next panel of judges (listed in alphabetical order by last name) for the next stage of the AI4Resilience Challenge.

Carl Adams

Carl Adams works for the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as a policy advisor for the Rohingya response. He responded to various crises in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Nepal earthquakes, the Sulawesi tsunami (Indonesia), the Pacific Islands, and the Rohingya refugee response. He has held various posts, including Country Director with humanitarian NGO Medair, International Programmes Director with Tearfund New Zealand, and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) advisor. Carl has master’s degrees in International Law and Development Studies. He is interested in south-south collaboration and community-driven initiatives.

Ayeleen Ajanee

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Ayeleen leads Acumen Academy in Bangladesh. Before this, Ayeleen was a Director at Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), where she worked to build connections among youth from diverse backgrounds and equip them with leadership skills. Before BYLC, Ayeleen worked at Friendship, a nonprofit supporting isolated, marginalized communities living in extreme poverty. She started her career working with Unilever. Ayeleen was raised in Karachi and lives in Dhaka with her husband, Amyn, and her children, Amar and Ayza. She loves to travel and enjoys learning and reading about different cultures. She has an avid interest in exploring nature – be it scuba diving, mountaineering, or cycling a rickshaw for 400 km across Bangladesh to raise awareness about tiger conservation. Ayeleen holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indian School of Business, a Master of Science in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Ayeleen is an Acumen Fellow.

Trina Talukdar

Trina is currently the Chief Visioning Officer at Fields of View, a public policy think tank that builds serious games and simulations on public policy issues so that everyone can participate in the policy cycle and make the most effective policies to solve wicked problems. Trina started her career co-founding Kranti, an anti-trafficking NGO working to empower young girls from Mumbai’s Red Light Area. She was the Director of Venture and Fellowship for Ashoka, South Asia, for 6 years, searching, selecting, and supporting the leading social entrepreneurs of our times to grow and scale their work. 

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