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Oct 30 & Nov 2 | Virtual

Thursday, November 2, 2023
5 - 6:30 pm (CET)

On November 2nd, day 2 of the 2023 ICRRA Conference, ARC's Asia Regional Representative Manojna Yeluri will participate in a case studies and panel discussion, "The role of cultural relations: case studies from around the world." The panel will feature a 15-minute presentation of case studies of ICR programs and projects to consider how local or regional development practices might be sustained and evolve beyond 2030. This session will moderate Anita Budziszewska.

The 2023 ICRRA Conference will focus on the role that cultural relations can play in supporting multilateral and regional organizations to deliver – and think beyond – the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Luis-Javier Capote-Pérez

Luis-Javier Capote-Pérez holds a PhD in Law and is Civil Law Lecturer at the University of La Laguna, Teneriffa/Spain. He was visiting professor at the Universitiy of Sassari (Italy) and Opole (Poland) where he is Member of the UNESCO Cultural Chair "Cultural Property Law". Furthermore, he is a member of the "Francisco Tomás y Valiente" Cultural Cathedra of the University of La Laguna and alternate judge at the Provincial Court of Appeal of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Magda Janiszewska

Magda Janiszewska, originally from Poland, has a background in Psychology from the University of East London and a master’s degree in Migration, Mobility, and Development from SOAS, University of London. Previously she worked with the British Refugee Council as an Integration Adviser, and at the University of the Arts, London as a Student Adviser. She also worked with organizations such as British Red Cross, Age UK and Old Alleynians Rugby club. Currently, she serves as a youth project and MEAL analyst with UNDP's regional youth team, focusing on monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and project coordination.

Nikki Locke

Nikki Locke is Senior Relationship Manager on Culture Responds at the British Council and has over 15 years' experience in developing and delivering cultural programmes in the UK and internationally. She led the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth project which explored the integration of cultural heritage into local communities. Nikki is also co-author of the Heritage for Inclusive Growth report in collaboration with RSA and the British Council. She previously was managing programmes and festivals and strategies in the North East of England aiming to increase local engagement and ownership in the arts and heritages. This included East Durham Creates, a project funded by Arts Council England as part of the 'Creative People and Places' programme.

Kimani Njogu

Kimani Njogu is Excutive Director of Twaweza Communications Limited in Nairobi. Twaweza Communications works in the areas of public policy, media and culture for sustainable development. Kimani Njogu holds a PhD in Linguistics from Yale University and has taught at Kenyatta University in Nairobi. He has published widely on art, culture and politics.

Anita Budziszewska

Anita Budziszewska is a lecturer and member of the Department of Diplomacy and International Institution at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland. She is currently a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Holder at the University of Geneva, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (2023/2024) and a Swiss based Annelise and Mieczysław Koćwin Foundation Scholarship Holder (2023/2024).

Manojna Yeluri

Manojna Yeluri is the Asia Regional Representative for PEN America's Artists at Risk Connection program. She is also the founder of ' Artistik License ' and co-founder of the initiative 'Contracts for Creators'. Manojna holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Rights Law from the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, USA.

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