We are a team united by purpose. Our experience in humanitarian and development aid, and our diversity and multi-sector expertise make us innovative, efficient and solutions-oriented change makers.
United Nations Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Gaëlle has also worked for UNICEF and various NGOs across five continents, including during emergency situations.
Gaëlle Mogli Sévenier has over 18 years of experience as a journalist and Communication Expert in the humanitarian and development aid sector. She is today amongst the top Sustainable Development Goals infuencers around the world. Since 2018, she is devoting her life to ConnectAID to meet the international cooperation's needs that she has identified in the field. Connect on LinkedIn:
“As associate and Member of the Board of Director, I deeply believe in ConnectAID's potential.”
ConnectAID is the fifth enterprise created by Emmanuel Dannenmuller, who is also the co-founder of E-Perlink and of the smartphones brand Fantôme Ltd. Since 2018, Emmanuel handled the design of the combined humanitarian social network and crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. ConnectAID wouldn't be what it is today without his artistic tallent.
Our Board of Directors is an advisory body comprised of the following Members
"ConnectAID is needed now more than ever to ensure limited support gets to where the need is greatest. Solving the world’s challenges has never been about supply shortages – whether that supply is food, resources or medicine. It is always about coordination and matching supply with demand in a timely manner."
Adam Rogers brings to ConnectAID more than 25 years of experience as a strategic advisor to the United Nations, and 10 years before that as a journalist and entrepreneur. His books include The Earth Summit: a Planetary Reckoning; Taking Action; The Intrepid Traveler; The No Mammal Manifesto; and Taking Action Online for the environment, social justice and sustainable development. When asked what motivates him the most his answer is simple: a world formed and informed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
"ConnectAID is a network of givers"
Rachel Harri Weiser has extensive experience in delivering results by managing philanthropic, corporate, and political campaigns, with track record of building external and internal relationships as a practitioner in the United States. After many years in the political sector including as Federal Campaigns Adviser with Kumala Harris, Rachel is now dedicating her life to sustainable development. She joined ConnectAID's team as a volunteer in 2020 while studying Corporate Sustainability at Harvard. As Chief Fundraising Strategy Officer, she became a pillar for the organization.
"ConnectAID brings the appropriate integrated support solutions to NGOs, for them to focus efficiently on their humanitarian mission and objectives."
Jean-Pierre Cubizolle has over 35 years experience in Management of multi-national organizations, lately in the health sector. He was co-founder of ADEIS and on the board of foundation of RET International, two NGOs involved in children education. Being a serial entrepreneurs, he brings ConnectAID his deep knowledge and expertise in the private sector.
“ConnectAID is the purpose-driven communication tool NGOs need to feature their social and humanitarian impact on local communities.”
Since 2018, Jean Ayoub, who worked as the Director of Disaster Response & Operations Coordination for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, provides ConnectAID with a deep understanding of the world's humanitarian and social affairs. He has contributed a global vision, strategic recommendations, as well as management and partnerships guidelines.
“We have seen how all organisations are struggling to survive as a result of the pandemic. I am certain that the work ConnectAID is doing will have a huge positive impact not only in the survival of the nonprofits organisations but in helping them thrive”
Nominated as one of the top 10 most influential women in Tech 2020, Giovanna has been involved in sustainability, impact and purpose work for over a decade and has been a champion of positive social and environmental causes. Since February 2021, she brings to ConnectAID her experience as co-founder of Wokenup, and her focus in business development with purpose, aligning the right solution with each organisation ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and low risk.
"ConnectAID has an innovative approach in a growing market. A project with great potential led by professionals with real convictions as well as a world vision."
Involved from the conceptualisation of ConnectAID, Pierre Bernier brings a holistic understanding and established skill set in areas of management and human resources to the startup. He also provides pro-bono expertise and strategic advice for the development of the International Solidarity Network.
& Former Director of the UN Study on violence against children
"I still believe that the world is a generous place and it is possible to live life 'on purpose"; but too often we get wrapped up in our own individual effort and forget that we can do so much more when we are "connected". That is what ConnectAID is all about. As the proverb goes: " If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far, go together..."
Head Climate Monitoring & Policy
Word Meteorological Organization
"ConnectAID has indeed innovated the way solidarity can help climate action and sustainable development, with a modern and easilly accessible information and communication platform dedicated to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
“There are many great organizations addressing the climate, environmental, and development challenges. Yet, each of these efforts are often conducted in isolation, and are rarely integrated. The Earth is an integrated system, and we therefore need integrated approaches to solving global problems. ConnectAID facilitates this integration that we so sorely need. It is a a force-multiplier for achieving SDGs.”
E-Perlink is a French company specializing in computer programming, web development and graphic design. The agency is based in Annecy and has been operating since 2002. With Matthieu Billon Lanfrey as web developer, the company is co-managed by Fabien and Nicolas Carminati, as well as Emmanuel Dannenmuller from our Board of Directors.