Advisory Board 

Luana Christine Kiandoli

Senior Adviser 

Currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Maryland –Sister States Program; Educational Chair and Medical Co-Chair Committees and Senior Advisor to The International Institute of Family Development Inc.

After spending forty-seven years serving in several capacities for the Federal Government, Luana began as a medical technologist serving in Europe as a generalist, tropical disease specialist/researcher and culminated as Chief medical technologist/instructor in the Nephrology GME program at Walter Reed Navy Medical Center in addition to being the Technical advisor for the dialysis lab and quality control/accreditation manager.

Luana, initiated, developed and installed a DOD worldwide, Nephrology web-based modular training and competency program. Her broad medical career had her serve in leadership positions domestically and abroad in the US Army, US Dept.of State, the World Bank, the US National Red Cross, the VA Hospital system, private hospitals, and labs.

Mouna Ahmed Barry

Senior Adviser

Mouna represents ECOWAS Women, an United Nations ECOSOC status holding organization.

Mouna is an accomplished leader focused on increasing the participation of women in peace

and political processes by developing mechanisms aimed at increasing female leadership

and engagement within  African inter-regional institutions for the prevention and management of conflict in West Africa.

 

Mouna chairs the work of ECOWAS Women Liberia to empower women business owners to overcome gender-related barriers such as lower levels of education and business training. Mouna has produced results to reduce weak property rights that deprive women of collateral and tangible. In America, Mouna is focused on creating a dynamic networking platform for Liberian women entrepreneurs.

Dimah Mahmoud

Senior Adviser 

Dimah Mahmoud is a humanist, activist, and passionate change-maker. Her extensive interdisciplinary expertise in research, cross-cultural communication, political analysis and project management are reflected in the diverse conferences she organizes as well as the initiatives and collaborations she spearheads through her strategic research consultancy established in 2014. 

 

Her work contributes to advancing sustainable socio-economic and political development in Africa and the Middle East. She consulted for the League of Arab States, UN Women Arabia, El Karama, Arab America Foundation, Massimedia, FUTOUR and more recently for EURAXESS North America and The Antiquities Coalition. In addition to her consulting, she has co-founded The Nubia Initiative (TNI), a transboundary organization aimed at leveraging art, academia, and technology to protect, preserve and promote Nubia’s endangered heritage and languages. Her latest personal passion project is the Joint European Mentoring Initiative (JEMI) of which she is a cofounding director leveraging her extensive program and content management expertise to develop a more comprehensive support platform for mobile researchers. In 2019, she moved from Washington DC to her father’s village, Kabaaga. the Northern State in Sudan. She is working with her family and national, regional and international networks on designing and executing entirely community-lead human-centered initiatives aimed at socio-economic self-sustainability. Dr. Mahmoud completed her MA and Ph.D. at the University of Exeter, the UK on Middle East Policy Studies and Sudanese Foreign Policy and International Legitimacy respectively. She obtained her BA in Political Science from Towson University in the USA

Leslie Koroma

Senior Adviser 

Leslie Koroma is a Sierra Leonean-American businessman and Sports Industry Expert.

He is the Founder and CEO of African Sports Monthly Magazine, which is Africa’s first-ever and only comprehensive Sports Magazine that covers all sports, disciplines about Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. He is also the founder snd CEO of Songhai Technologies Inc, a tech service provider, and product development company.

In March of 2019, Mr. Koroma also co-founded Africa Sports Ventures Group, Africa's first-ever Sports Solutions and Services Company. Leslie Koroma Sr has over 24 years of experience in the technology sector with multiple certifications and is also a certified educator, who on his spare time coaches a variety of sports disciplines.

Born in Sierra Leone, Leslie Koroma Sr graduated from Fourah Bay College  (University of Sierra Leone) and Sam Houston State University  (Texas USA). He represented Sierra Leone in two World University Games in Athletics and is an avid Martial Arts Practitioner and weight training enthusiast.

An advocate for capacity building in the African Sports and Tech space he serves on the Board of Directors for the Sierra Leone Rugby Union and Grassroots Action for National Development and is the International Rep for the Sierra Leone Athletics Association and member of a US-based Non-Governmental Organization, Love of Sports.

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