Advisory Board

Nandita Bajaj

Nandita Bajaj

Advisor & Chair

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...

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Co-founder & Advisor

Dr Chris Tucker is a co-founder of Stable Planet Alliance, and author of A Planet of Three Billion, Chair of the American Geographical Society, Chair and CEO of The MapStory Foundation, and President of foreign policy advocacy group, Friends of the Arc. Chris emphasizes women's roles...

Abidemi Raji

Abidemi Raji

Advisor

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...

Susan Allen

Susan Allen

Advisor

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...

Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis

Advisor

Amy is the WILD Foundation's Vice President of Policy & Communications, and has spent the last 15 years researching the building blocks of collective action. She has brought this knowledge to bear in her own work as an award-winning nonprofit leader...

Suzanne York

Suzanne York

Advisor

Suzanne York is the director of Transition Earth. She has reported on international human rights, globalization, and environmental issues for nearly three decades. Her work is focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women’s empowerment...

Terry Spahr

Terry Spahr

Advisor

Terry Spahr directs Earth Overshoot, a nonprofit dedicated to making nature and its resources central to personal and public decisionmaking through targeted education and advocacy. Spahr, a filmmaker, naturalist and activist, is an expert on sustainability and the intersection of...

Cécile Ndjebet

Cécile Ndjebet

Advisor

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....

Elizabeth Essien

Elizabeth Essien

Advisor

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 ...

Amanda Janoo

Amanda Janoo

Advisor

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

John R Bowey

John R Bowey

Advisor

Filmmaker and multimedia director John Bowey works on big-picture issues challenging society today, from conflict resolution, identity and history, to sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, justice, health, science, innovation, consciousness, technology...

Eileen Crist

Eileen Crist

Advisor

Eileen is Associate Professor Emerita of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. She holds a BA and PhD in Sociology. Her work focuses on the ecological crisis and its root causes and pathways toward creating an ecological civilization...

Joe Bish

Joe Bish

Advisor

Joe is the Director of Issue Advocacy at Population Media Center. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing from Antioch University New England. Joe serves as a public-facing expert articulating the nuances, complexities, and interconnectedness...

Wana Udobang

Wana Udobang

Advisor

Wana Udobang is a writer, poet, performer and storyteller in Lagos and London who has performed around the world. Wana has freelanced with The Guardian, Aljazeera, CNN, Observer and produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio4 and BBC World Service. She was a popular radio host for...

Karen Hardee

Karen Hardee

Advisor

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...

Carter Dillard

Carter Dillard

Advisor & counsel

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...

Laura Aghwana

Laura Aghwana

Advisor & counsel

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.

Joseph Merz

Joseph Merz

Advisor

Joseph started his first business at sixteen years old and has founded a number of organisations since. Within these he has developed new concepts like setting commercial limits to growth and profit. His exceptionally ethical approach to business has gained him a...

Oying Rimon

Oying Rimon

Advisor

Jose "Oying" G. Rimon II is the Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and concurrent Principal Investigator of the The Challenge Initiative (TCI). Oying is a senior scientist...

Nikiwe Solomon

Nikiwe Solomon

Advisor

Sociologist Dr Nikiwe Solomon has a PhD in environmental humanities, community development, gender and urban planning, and lectures in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town. She is a research associate at the African Centre for a Green Economy...