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Janet Feldman

About Me: 

Janet Feldman is founder/director of two HIV/AIDS-related nonprofits, one the international branch of a Kenyan HIV/AIDS and development organization, KAIPPG ( , and the other an international arts coalition called ActALIVE (, whose members in 30+ countries use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and the MDGs.

She is an editor of the arts and development e-journal, art'ishake (; Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (; 2004-2006 news director for One World Beat (; co-creator of development projects which focus on arts and media, ICTs/ODL, nutrition and food security, empowerment of women and youth, health and education, and poverty-alleviation.

She has a background in arts, history, and international relations, with special focus on international conflict-resolution; is a trained mediator; collage artist; and a social-change activist.

KAIPPG is an HIV/AIDS and development nonprofit in Kenya, with an international branch in the USA. KAIPPG addresses a full range of HIV/AIDS-related issues and challenges--from the education of orphans to job training for widows, and nutrition for PLWHAS to use of the arts for HIV/AIDS education and prevention--and in addition focuses on poverty alleviation, nutrition and food security, human rights and the special challenges of women and youth, education and healthcare, and environmental sustainability.

ActALIVE is an international arts coalition whose members in 30+ countries use arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and development issues. Members include development nonprofits, artists and educators, social-change activists, youth, women, and members of the media.

My Passions: 
women, art, women in art, making art, animals, Haiti, Africa, Mexico, peace and conflict resolution, human rights, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, working with people worldwide (especially on realization of the MDGs, empowerment of women, young people)
My Challenges: 
time, energy, money (personal and professional), health (longstanding immune-system challenge), integrating a woman-centered approach into development work
My Vision for the Future: 
A world where the Millennium Development Goals become a reality; where women, young people, and all people can thrive; where the planet and all of its wonders will be respected and preserved; where nonviolence and tolerance are the rule, not the exception
My Areas of Expertise: 
Arts and the MDGs, sustainable development, ICTs, issues related to women and youth, fundraising/grants
My Languages: 
English, French, Spanish

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