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Sunday, May 10 • 16:00 - 17:30
Opening Plenary
After welcome addresses, an interactive discussion will take place to explore current trends affecting civic space and set the context for the Global Forum.


Nilda Bullain

Vice President - Operations, ICNL
Ms. Nilda Bullain is Vice President - Operations for ICNL. Previously, Nilda was Executive Director of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), aiming to promote an enabling legal environment for civil society in Europe. Nilda has expertise in legal and fiscal areas concerning... Read More →

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Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka took up the position as Director-General of Sida in February 2011, working on behalf of the Swedish Government to contribute to enabling poor people to improve their living conditions. Since then, important steps have been taken to focus the agency’s mission... Read More →
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Douglas Rutzen

President and CEO, International Center For Not-For-Profit Law
Doug Rutzen is President and CEO of ICNL, where he has worked for the past 20 years. Doug is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown law school, and he serves on the Community of Democracies’ Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society. Under Doug’s leadership, ICNL... Read More →

Sunday May 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
Banquet Hall Clarion Sign Hotel