The third Digital Workshop focused on the relationship between resources––food, water and energy––and migration in the Mediterranean region. It aims at addressing the nexus which links forced migration movements to host communities and the ensuing strain on common resources, such as land, food, water and energy. the objective of addressing the nexus which links forced migration movements to host communities and the ensuing strain on common resources, such as land, food, water and energy.
Thanks to everyone for their contribution: here you can find the short biographies of the speakers.
Giulia Capuani is a master student of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po University (Paris).
She obtained her BA in International Development from the University of Essex, UK. She has been project assistant for organizations such as the Jesuit Refugee Service France and the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights, focusing her activities on migration. Recently, she has collaborated with FOCSIV as policy assistant, specializing in the situation of migrants in the Middle East.
Teresio (Terry) Dutto (FOCSIV) graduated at Lumsa University in Management of no-profit organizations. Volunteer for years in Africa with LVIA, he has been consultant for Caritas Italiana since 1992, working on several missions in foreign countries, with particular reference to international emergencies - in Albania, Rwanda, Bosnia Herzegovina, Armenia, Moldova, South Ossetia, North Ossetia, Iran, India and Indonesia. In 2012 he was appointed by the Spagnolli-Bazzoni association as responsible of a project for building a school at the orphanage of St. Marcellins Village, Harare, (Zimbabwe). Since 2014, he has collaborated with Focsiv in a project in Iraq in favour of some local minorities (Christians, Yazidis, Turkmens) in Kurdistan, based in Erbil.
Gaby Daw (Caritas, Jordan) is grants officer at CARITAS Jordan, where he is responsible for compiling impact reports also on other services stakeholders. He worked for ten years at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). In 2002, he started working at Caritas Jordan as a caseworker, looking after refugees and extremely vulnerable individuals vital needs; he then became project officer in 2006, monitoring and overseeing projects implementation.
Fr. Cedric Prakash, is a human rights activist and is based in Lebanon where he works as Regional Advocacy and Communications Officer at the Jesuit Refugee Service (Middle East and North Africa Region). He graduated from the Bombay University; after his graduation he worked first at the All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) and then in Taize (France), helping to prepare the World Council of Youth. In July 1974, he joined the Jesuits in Gujarat. In 1987, he was appointed the Director of St. Xavier’s Social Service Society (SXSSS). In 2001 he founded PRASHANT, the Ahmedabad-based Jesuit Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace, of which he has been the Director until January 2016. Fr. Prakash is a visiting faculty in some colleges, universities and seminaries - among these: Marquette University in Wisconsin (USA), Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia (USA), and the Development Education Summer School of the European Union in Slovakia) His work in advocacy and human rights has been recognized by several national and international awards.