Class 11 (2012-2014)
Negaya Chorley, Australia
Duke University – Master in International Development Policy
Negaya comes to the Rotary World Peace Fellowship program with over ten years experience in the global justice field. She is passionate about creating spaces for people at the margins to inform policy-making at the local, national and global level. Negaya has worked with communities in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands towards this aim; bringing together policymakers and representatives from often marginalized groups (women, children, refugees, people living with HIV and Aboriginal leaders) to collectively shape solutions. She creates environments and processes that keep the larger vision front and center – supporting people to engage in the art of the possible.
Negaya has previously held a number of executive positions with international development agencies in the United Kingdom and Vanuatu, most recently working as the Advocacy Manager for UNICEF Australia. As a passionate believer in people-centered leadership, she works hard to carve out and create environments within which staff and colleagues can thrive.
Negaya holds a BA Hons in International Development from the University of East Anglia, UK and is finalizing a Masters in International Development Policy at Duke University in the USA. In addition to Graduate Certificates in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Non-Profit Leadership from the University of North Carolina, USA.