Part 2: Creating an Inclusive Future: A Dialogue on Shifting Paradigms from the Ground Up

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Our society’s methods of distributing resources and solving collective problems are shaped by our thinking and assumptions about the world. How do we, as leaders, break through old assumptions and patterns to help make new paradigms possible? How do we work against stagnation and desensitization to inequitable and pervasive structures? How do we leave future generations with robust and inclusive systems—what does that look like at the local, national, and global level?

Join us for a two-part series featuring rapid-fire conversations between leaders—all awardees of the 2024 McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund and Fellows of the Aspen Institute—working to advance solutions uplifting their communities. From improving access to health and education in rural Rwanda, to transitioning US public schools to zero emissions, to fueling a global pro-democracy movement and more, all of these leaders are building solutions to deeply entrenched challenges alongside their communities, and shifting mindsets and paradigms to foster an inclusive future.

In part two, you’ll hear from:

  • Anatole Manzi, Founder, Move Up Global (New Voices Fellow – Aspen Global Innovators Group)
  • Yordanos Eyoel, Founder, Kaseb (Civil Society Fellow – Aspen Global Leadership Network)
  • Jonathan Klein, Founder, UndauntedK12 (Pahara Fellow – Aspen Global Leadership Network)
  • Kacey Eichelberger, Founder, Magdalene Clinic (Liberty Fellowship – Aspen Global Leadership Network)
  • Moderated by Lola Adedokun, Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

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Move Up Global | Founded by Anatole Manzi (New Voices Fellowship) | Rwanda

As a child, Anatole Manzi (New Voices Fellow) often dealt with inescapable abdominal pain from malnutrition, an experience shared with 40% of children in Rwanda’s most mountainous region. Spurred to action, he launched Move Up Global, equipping schools and health facilities to drive community transformation. Move Up plans to scale in Rwanda through learning collaboratives that train teachers and parents as community health champions.

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Keseb | Founded by Yordanos Eyoel (Civil Society Fellowship) | Global

In response to rising authoritarianism, Yordanos Eyoel (Civil Society Fellow) founded Keseb for pro-democracy champions around the world to collaborate in building resilient, inclusive democracies. Keseb is fueling the global democracy movement through capacity building and capital to innovative organizations, convenings, and actionable insights. Reaching democracy entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, journalists, and policymakers, Keseb is building momentum to defend current institutions and build the democracy of the future.

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UndauntedK12 | Founded by Jonathan Klein (Pahara Fellow) | United States

Schools are increasingly impacted by heat and fires, which can thwart student health and learning. Jonathan Klein (Pahara Fellow) founded UndauntedK12 to support America’s public schools to make an equitable transition to zero emissions while preparing young people to build a sustainable future in a rapidly changing climate. In addition to operating state-wide campaigns in California and Massachusetts, Undaunted is working nationally to build awareness of the opportunity for schools to shift to climate-resilient infrastructure by leveraging the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Magdalene Clinic | Founded by Dr. Kacey Eichelberger (Liberty Fellowship) | United States

Women with substance use disorders experience deep-rooted stigma when accessing healthcare, especially when pregnant. Dr. Kacey Eichelberger (Liberty Fellow) founded Magdalene Clinic in South Carolina to provide a safe, loving space for women who use or have used during pregnancy. Their model has led to increased prenatal visits and feelings of belonging, and has helped to combat relapse; they are poised to bring this long-term intervention to more women.

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About the Moderator: Lola Adedokun

Lola Adedokun is the Executive Director of the Aspen Global Innovators Group at the Aspen Institute and co-Chair of the Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls. She joined the Aspen Institute in December 2021, where she leads a dynamic team advancing a portfolio of programs that expand opportunities for and access to health and prosperity for people living at the world’s margins globally and domestically.

Fostering a collaborative culture and positively reinforcing ecosystem among implementers, policymakers, researchers and local leaders, Lola seeks to nurture and empower local leaders to reduce inequality, strengthen communities and enable individuals and families to lead healthy, vibrant and self-determined lives.

Lola joined the Aspen Institute after 14 years with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, where she administered over $150 million in grant-making as both Director of the African Health Initiative and Director of the Child Well-being Program.  The African Health Initiative strengthened health systems in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting partnerships and large-scale models of care that link implementation research and workforce training directly to the delivery of integrated primary healthcare. Leading the Child Well-being Program, she supported intergenerational work that bolstered culturally-, geographically- and locally-relevant programs that promote children’s healthy development, prevent maltreatment, and create improved and more equitable outcomes for economically disadvantaged children and families.

Earlier in her career, Lola served as an Analyst with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and an Analyst and consultant at  Abt Associates Inc. She also co-founded Boys Speak Out, a nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for disadvantaged youth with a unique emphasis on emotional literacy for middle and high school boys.

Lola currently serves on the boards of Foster America, Community Solutions, the National Employment Law Project, and the Brooklyn-based Explore Schools network. She earned dual B.A. degrees with Honors in Health Policy & Society and Sociology from Dartmouth College and an M.P.H. from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.