Philanthropist and model Noella Coursaris Musunka is the founder of Malaika, a nonprofit organisation that works to educate and empower girls and communities in her native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Educated in Switzerland, she studied business management, and worked as a model, including for Vanity Fair and Essence.
Coursaris has appeared alongside Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meetings and given a TED talk. In 2014, Coursaris was named one of the most influential Africans by New African magazine. She continues to model, using her profile to raise awareness for causes she believes in as a mother, a feminist and a believer in the basic human right to education, health and opportunity.
The event will be FREE to IR Soc members, and followed by a drinks reception.