Who we are

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Advisory board

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Nandita Bajaj

Nandita is the Executive Director of Population Balance, a non-profit that educates about—and offers solutions to address—the impacts of human overpopulation and over-consumption on the planet, people, and animals. A humane educator and a passionate advocate for planetary health...

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Elizabeth Essien

Dr Lizzy Andrew-Essien is a professor of systems ecology at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She works on ecosystem resilience and how social and industrial processes facilitate economic growth and urbanization, which can improve quality of life, but also increase ecological ...

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Amanda Janoo

Amanda Janoo is the Wellbeing Economy Alliance’s (WEAll’s) knowledge and policy lead. She is an economic policy expert with rich experience with governments and global development institutions. She aims to build just, sustainable economies...

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Cécile Ndjebet

Dr Cécile Ndjebet is an agronomist, forester, gender specialist and women’s leadership trainer and adviser. She holds a MSc in social forestry from Wageningen Agricultural University and a PhD on women’s access to land in coastal Cameroon from Central Africa Catholic University....

Advisor & counsel

Carter Dillard

Carter's ethics, legal and policy career started with the US Dept of Justice, and his thesis and 2021 book "Justice as a Fair Start in Life" reframed the right to have children in inter-generational and child-centric terms. He is Policy Director of the Fair Start Movement, where future children are a specially...

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Laura Aghwana

Laura is a goal-driven lawyer and barrister in Nigeria with the zeal to build a better world with her practice of law and her policy research. She is passionate about legal and practical solutions using corporate and commercial law, litigation, and public policy...

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Karen Hardee

Dr Karen Hardee is president and CEO of the What Works Association. She has a PhD in social demography from Cornell University, and >25 years of international technical and leadership experience working with bi- and multilateral organizations, nongovernmental organizations...

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Elise Buckle

Elise Buckle is President and CEO of Climate & Sustainability, based near Geneva, Switzerland. Co-founder of SHE Changes Climate, facilitator of the Planetary Emergency Partnership and other initiatives, Elise is highly committed to making this world a better place for people and nature.

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Susan Allen

Susan Allen, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, and the founder of the Rwanda-Zambia Health Research Group. Since 1986, Dr Allen and colleagues have researched and implemented programs...

Advisor & co-founder

Chris Tucker

Dr Chris Tucker is a co-founder of Stable Planet Alliance, author of A Planet of Three Billion, and Chair of the American Geographical Society. Chris’s work with Stable Planet Alliance emphasizes a geographically-grounded understanding of the demographic stress on our planet, leading to...

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Abidemi Raji

Dr Abi Raji is a young community ecologist and educator passionate about biodiversity conservation, people and their relationship with the environment. She works on ecosystem services, land-use impacts on biodiversity, behavioral ecology and community development...

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Chidera Benoit

Chidera Benoit is the Founder and Executive Director of Population Explosion Awareness Initiative (PEA Initiative), an indigenous Nigerian non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the exponential rate at which that country's population is growing,...