WorldMatters - "Community Connections & Solutions: From Zimbabwe & East Timor to Alaska" a panel discussion moderated by YWCA Alaska's Hilary Morgan


Wednesday, September 21, 2016    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Cyrano's Theatre Company
411 D St, Anchorage, AK, 99501

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The speakers have shared their PowerPoint presentations from the evening with us for your viewing, they can be found below:


Eugenia Urania Da Costa Correia
Eugenia Urania Da Costa CorreiaEugenia Urania Da Costa Correia is a passionate and well-rounded professional who specializes in grant writing and conflict mediation. As the Small Grant Manager for Belun NGO, Correia is currently collaborating with managers, consultants, and research groups to prepare grant proposals and conduct research on resolution strategies. After her fellowship in the US, Eugenia plans to apply skills she has learned to develop new strategies for conflict resolution to reduce domestic violence in her home of Timor-Leste. One of the most important strategies Correia plans to employ is education, improving local knowledge of domestic violence laws.

Correia has previously gained experience in a variety of fields. As a Peace Building Project Coordinator, she supervised staff and facilitated educational programs for youth; especially those involved in martial arts gangs. As a National Gender Consultant, Correia gained valuable experience in research: she led the survey team, reported the findings, and finally conducted the final evaluation for the Development Agriculture Community Project.

Correia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Sciences: Mathematics from the National University of Timore-Lorosa’e and a Master of Arts in Social and Political Sciences: Peace and Conflict Studies from the Meio University (Japan).

Margaret Mutsamvi
MutsamviMargaretMargaret Mutsamvi, currently a Program Officer at Savanna Trust, focuses on the issue of gender discrimination and actively works to promote gender equality and empower women. A dedicated human rights activist, Mutsamvi is involved in the Community Solutions Program to implement change in the marginalized communities of Zimbabwe. By learning how to mainstream projects, Mutsamvi plans to increase access to information and form opportunities for personal development for women upon her return to Zimbabwe.

Margaret has worked with many different groups to increase her participation and understanding in coalitions working toward change. For example, Margaret has extensive experience in managing projects with the “Do You Care Foundation” and the Savanna Trust. Margaret has also diversified her skills with training volunteers with the African Women’s Initiatives in Developing Economies and representing the interests of local women as a board member with the Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development.

Margaret is highly educated, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Community Development, and a Higher National Diploma in Labour Relations.

Moderator – Hilary A. Morgan
HilaryMorgan Hilary is the CEO of the YWCA Alaska. She is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of homelessness, housing, diversity and women’s issues. No stranger to the for-profit world Morgan spent her younger years on Wall Street and founded Resourceful Results, LLC, a program and systems architecture company specializing in transformational solutions to persistent social justice challenges with clients in New York, Washington, DC and Alaska. Among her numerous awards and achievements are a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship, the Mayor’s Award for Public Service (Anchorage, AK), the Citizen of the Year Award by the National Social Workers Association and the YWCA/BP Alaska Woman of Achievement award. Morgan is also the author of Nuts and Bolts of Effective Task Force Development: An Analysis of a Community Task Force on Homelessness and producer of Homeward Bound, A Way to a Better Life.

IREX-Community-Solutions-Logo-300x116The IREX Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in transparency and accountability, tolerance and conflict resolution, environmental issues, and women and gender issues. Leaders participate in a four month US fellowship with a local nonprofit organization or government agency, structured virtual learning and networking via the Online Community Leadership Institute, and the design and implementation of follow-on projects in their home countries.

The WorldMatters series is made possible thanks to the support of BP.

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WorldMattersLogo-BulbThe WorldMatters program series is made possible thanks to the support of our community partners. Visit the WorldMatters page to learn more about the partner organizations and contact Deputy Director Alyssa Bish to get involved!


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