Web Safe & Wise

Web Safe & Wise

Digital connectivity can improve children's lives through access to resources and social and civic engagement. It also represents a grave risk due to threats from sexual predators. Our WEB Safe & Wise initiative seeks to improve protections, while supporting digital citizenship for all children.

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ChildFund Alliance is a global network of
11 child-focused development organizations
working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities.
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Isam Ghanim Headshot Isam Ghanim returned to ChildFund as its ninth president and CEO in March 2022, most recently having served for three years as president of Search for Common Ground, a $60 million organization focused on transforming how the world deals with conflict. His career in international development began at CARE Sudan, just after he completed his master's degree at Sudan's University of Khartoum. In his 21 years with CARE, Ghanim held various roles in Sudan, Somalia, India and at the regional level before eventually becoming its vice president for Global Program Resources and Learning. He held that position from 2003 until 2007, when he joined ChildFund as vice president for the Africa region. Isam would later assume responsibility for the Asia and Americas regions as VP of Global Operations, and then, with his promotion to Executive Vice President for Programs in 2011, for program development, the role he held until his departure to SFCG in 2018.

Dina Taddia weworld ceoDina started out her professional career working as export sales responsible for a company in the engineering industry. In 1997, she decided to commit herself to the international cooperation development field with GVC, one of the most relevant Italian NGOs. Her first experience with the Organisation took her to Palestine, where she initially worked as Project Manager, coordinating emergency interventions in the Gaza Strip, and later became Regional Representative for the Middle East based in Jerusalem. In 2002 she returned to Bologna, the Italian Headquarters of GVC, responsible for operations in Africa, Asia and the Middle Ease, and subsequently assumed the role of International Programmes Director. In June 2014 she was elected President of GVC and in December 2018 she became CEO and General Manager of the WeWorld-GVC Foundation.

pilar orenes educo"Being part of a project of transformation and social change in such complex contexts, which forces us to redouble our efforts to guarantee the rights and well-being of boys and girls, is a great challenge, but also a very exciting project to which I can contribute and from which I can learn. "

With a degree in Geography and History from the University of Granada, Pilar's career stands out for her solid continuous training: Master's Degree in NGO Management and Direction, Executive MP Women for Senior Management, and Executive Management Program, all of them studied at ESADE Business School.

Pilar has more than twenty years of experience in the third sector. Her professional career has been consolidated and developed in the international organization Oxfam Intermón in which she has assumed different responsibilities, mainly in Spain, but also in the Central American region. Together with the Oxfam Intermón team, she has led projects for social transformation, humanitarian response, food security, defense of the rights of women and girls and fair trade with the aim of eradicating poverty in the most vulnerable communities. She has also held the position of vice president of the Coordinator of Organizations for Development in Spain and worked at the Agua de Coco Foundation in monitoring projects, cooperation and awareness in Cambodia and Madagascar.

Martina Hibell

Martina Hibell has worked with international, child focused development, within different organizations since 2017, whereof eight years at Barnfonden. She is motivated by the possibility to support change in contexts where change appears impossible, and to find the key factors that need to be interlinked in order for this to happen.

As a Program Director she has been the head of organizational changes for a stronger and better development work. Martina believes in partnerships and has strengthened Barnfonden’s relations both with country offices and donors.

Her focus now will be to continue finding new and innovative collaborations with different kinds of actors in order to jointly contribute to a safer world for children.

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  3. Je-Hoon Lee, President, ChildFund Korea

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  4. Anna Svärd, Secretary General, Barnfonden

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Toward a Safe World for Children

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working in 70 countries. This video provides an overview of our network, our key priorities and joint initiatives.

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