IC-Hub Spotlight: Leo Williams, Director of Conscious Consultants Worldwide
Introducing standout IC-Hubber, Leo Williams!
We're delighted to showcase Leo as part of our ongoing IC-Hub member spotlight series. He is the co-founder and director of Conscious Consultants Worldwide, which offers a wide range of programming and organisational services and expertise for regional, international and civil society organisations in the areas of sustainable development, migration, and participation.
About Leo Williams, Co-Founder and Director of Conscious Consultants Worldwide
Leo graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 with an MA in Arabic and Philosophy. He has since worked extensively on sustainable development issues, focusing on peace and justice in the Middle East, participation, environmental sustainability, and the fight against poverty and inequality. He was the co-founder and director of Beyond 2015, a global civil society campaign of 1500 organisations across more than 100 countries, focusing on ensuring that the voices of those most affected by poverty and inequality were meaningfully included in the processes to develop the SDGs.
Leo is also the co-founder of Transform Together, a multi-stakeholder partnership driving progress on SDG12, Sustainable Consumption and Production. He was the director of the European Anti-Poverty Network for five years. He currently focuses on supporting international and regional organisations to meaningfully engage stakeholders in sustainable development processes and civil society organisations to make their most impactful contribution to sustainable development.
His recent projects include working with CEPEI, a Colombian think tank, and United Nations Development Coordination Office (UN-DCO) to provide recommendations on strengthening stakeholder engagement in their regional structures. He also helped develop the 7th Progress Report for the United Nation's Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).
A fun fact about Leo:
Leo is currently living in French Polynesia. He's a keen surfer, spearfisher and guitarist!
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