Announcing the 2022 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

October 6, 2022

By Amal Muhammad

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society has selected five fellows for this year's program, held from September 26 to November 18, 2022.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the CUNY Graduate Center is pleased to announce the selection of five fellows from Georgia, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda to this year's program, held from September 26 to November 18, 2022.

The 2022 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program will provide professional development through online seminars, meetings with community foundation leaders and other third-sector practitioners, research, and the application of a comparative framework.

Meet and learn about the fellows, their work in the philanthropy field, and their planned research topics below. 

Nino Satashvili 
Tbilisi, Georgia

Taso Foundation — Program Lead
Research focus: Factors that most successfully promote community philanthropy values, and the connections between feminist and community philanthropy concepts as they apply to community activism

Pamela Cruz
Los Cabos, Mexico

Comunalia — Special Projects Coordinator
Research focus: The role of Comunalia in working with community foundations in Mexico on localization and implementation of SDGs

Thandi Makhubele 
Johannesburg, South Africa

Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment, Wits Business School — Programme Manager 
Research focus: A comparative study of how local cultures of giving empower or support women in agriculture and other rural settings with a focus on informing policy development and efforts to create social cohesion

Malcolm Mpamizo 
Kampala, Uganda
CivSource Africa Ltd — Associate Consultant
Research focus: Factors that may support successful implementation of participatory philanthropy

Irene Valotti 
Parma, Italy

Fondazione Caterina Dallara — Secretary General
Research Focus:  Community philanthropy models as agents of transformational change (Lessons for Fondazione Caterina Dallara in Parma region of Italy)