Daniel Del Valle

Seminar 1:
Global Frameworks for Social Change

Mr. Daniel del Valle Blanco currently serves as Attaché for Political and Youth Affairs at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations, New York. His professional interests include diplomacy, international relations, law, human rights and economics. Prior to his appointment to the Order of Malta Mission, he was Youth Advisor at the Slovak Republic Mission to the UN in New York.

In addition, Mr. del Valle currently serves as the official High Representative for Youth of the International Human Rights Foundation. In that capacity, he has focused primarily on youth policies, Latin America, and Africa. Daniel has worked passionately to support the implementation of the UN Youth 2030 Strategy, and the work of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. His other commitments include serving as Secretary-General of the International University Circle of Spain (CIU), as Ambassador of the “We Are All Migrants” Campaign of the Organization of American States (OAS) for Spain, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), as well as serving as Coordinator of the “Medicine for Venezuela” Initiative in Spain. He has led the Spanish arm of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Campaign “Faith for Earth” (as a senior member of the Youth Council) and has worked closely with the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on their “For Safe Worship” Campaign.
Daniel has taken courses in Economics at the University of Münster in Germany, and has followed a program in International Law and Climate Change, by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He is currently completing a Law degree, with a concentration in international law, at the El Escorial – María Cristina Royal University Centre associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.

Seminar 1:
Global Frameworks for Social Change

She is currently the Partnerships Manager at Ashoka Africa where she builds relationships and ensures the successful implementation of strategic projects for Ashoka Africa and Southern Africa. In addition, she has worked for the African Union and other organizations regarding youth participation and social entrepreneurship.

She graduated with BTech from the University of Johannesburg and holds an MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in International Management.

Seminar 2:
How to define and visualize change

I am passionate about design, business and technology. My ambitions revolve around fostering ideas and building products that enhance our interaction with both the physical and digital worlds through computer user interfaces and electronic hardware.

I am the founder of Fundi Bots, a robotics non-profit that uses robotics training inside and outside African schools to create and inspire a new generation of students and innovators.

I am a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow and a 2014 Ashoka Fellow. Our work with Fundi Bots has received recognition by Google through a Google RISE grant in 2012, the BBC, Voice of America and Wired Magazine UK.

I am the Founder & Creative Director of Elemental Edge, a leading Ugandan visual effects production house that produces immersive, interactive experiences across physical digital media. Elemental Edge is currently at the bleeding edge of digital advertising in Uganda.

I founded Node Six in 2006, a web solutions firm offering domain, email and hosting services. Our focus on creating local content for Uganda has led to the creation of Node Six brands like, Uganda’s leading entertainment and events portal.

When I’m not designing user interfaces, pushing 3D pixels, or tinkering with robots, I enjoy traveling, photography and creative fiction writing.