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This event occurred on
September 20, 2010
7:00am - 7:00am SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
South Africa

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South Africa
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Osten Chulu

Osten Chulu is the United Nations Development Programme Regional MDG Policy Advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa. Prior to this, he worked as economic advisor in UNDP Country Ofices in Lesotho, Malawi and the Gambia. He also has worked academia, having taught economics at the University of Malawi and the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, as well as serving as visiting lecturer at the university of Copenhagen. His area of specialization is econometric and macroeconomic modeling, and mathematical economics.

Siobhan Crowley

Siobhan has 24 years experience in health and development, working for national governments, the UN system, bilateral donors, private sector and nongovernmental organizations. Until 2010, she was coordinator at WHO Headquarters in Geneva responsible for developing WHO guidelines for ART, PMTCT, paediatric ART and diagnosis of HIV infection. She is a current member of WHO Guideline review Committee. Siobhan has experience and expertise in a number of areas ranging from policy and guideline development, through HIV prevention and related services, to the provision of essential services in the community health context. Furthermore, she enjoys extensive experience in innovative training, performance improvement, quality improvement & consumer-focused approaches to improve health systems performance. Siobhan has worked in three continents – South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

Abdul Ssewaali

Abdul’s focus is on higher level global and holistic policy performance monitoring, evaluation and audit, policy performance management, organizational focus strategy management, and baseline data management research that informs organizational strategic direction. He also has experience and competencies in nurturing and developing talent within the wider relationships in the organization and between it and its clients to eect desired organizational performances and facilitate the creation and identication of opportunities to manage the nancial viability and sustainability of the organization. Abdul runs his own consultancy, Ssewaali and Associates, and has been doing so since 1997. Over the years, he has made a number of valuable strategic contributions to the way the South African government is structured and run, at all levels.

The Brother Moves on

The Brother Moves On is a multi-discipline, artistic and collaborative concept in the form of a band that evokes the spirit of the artist as a mediator between the real, the surreal and the “keeping-it-real” worlds that make life worthy of its own breath. Formed in 2004 it consists of a trio: of cousins, whose umbilical chords tie them to the East Rand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The music is an eclectic fusion of sounds that could be loosely classied as World Music, is distinctly South African, with its soul etched in the crevice of traditional, shamanic sounds that resurrect and resuscitate the ancestral spirit of the artist, long-gone and yet-to-be-born, while it also steps up to the soundtrack that is today. In Zulu the music can be summed up in one word: UBUNGOMA.

Organizing team


Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ithateng Mokgoro
    Curator | Creative Director
  • Mulumba Lwatua
    Host | Webmaster
  • Molebogeng Mokoena
    Production Manager
  • Vanessa Perulam
  • Sinah Mokgoro
    Delegate Registration
  • Henriel Veldtmann