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RSA Connectors

RSA Connectors are a growing network of international Fellows who help local Fellows to organise events and collaborate on projects in their respective countries.

If you are interested in becoming an RSA Connector for your area, please read the RSA Connector guide (PDF), and contact Adanna Shallowe.

Africa

Audrey Dralega

Audrey Dralega

Uganda

 

Audrey is interested in the exploration of new. She sees the RSA as a support network to develop ideas, and a platform for spreading information on socially positive initiatives.

John Minto

John Minto

Nigeria

 

John is the Managing Director of the Gede Foundation based in Nigeria. He also works with leading academics and other NGOs to ensure that mental health screening/treatment tools are ‘culturally validated’ for use in specific communities in Nigeria.

Americas

Lin Grist

Lin Grist

Canada

 

Lin has been a Fellow since 2002 and has lived on both sides of the pond. Her key interests include civic engagement, 21st century democracy and social entrepreneurship.

Joao Fonseca da Silva

Joao Fonseca da Silva

Uruguay

 

Joao was born in Portugal and is currently residing in Uruguay. He has a range of interests from creativity and serendipity to social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Eidi Cruz-Valdivieso

Mexico

 

Eidi has worked on community involvement, co-creativity and mentorship with some of the poorest communities in Mexico. She is leading a programme promoting creativity and innovation among global social entrepreneurs.

Sebastián Espinosa

Sebastián Espinosa

Chile

 

Sebastián is an entrepreneur and social innovator who has founded IKUNA, Puentek and other startups. He is also Director of Entrepreneurship at San Sebastian University and consultant, and Singularity University alumni

Kay Hill

Kay Hill

Orlando, United States

 

Kay is a filmmaker, writer and educator. Her passion is education and the arts. Kay's extensive experience includes advising a National Geographic project which supports under-represented film makers globally.

Susannah Tantemsapya

Susannah Tantemsapya

Los Angeles, United States

 

Susannah is the founder Creative Migration, an NGO that produces and collaborates on initiatives to advance cultural diplomacy through art, social engagement and sustainable futures.

Maria O'Brien

Maria O'Brien

San Francisco, United States

 

Maria is a textile specialist with twenty years experience of working for both manufacturers and retail companies worldwide. Her interests include artisan/craft traditions and new developments in industrial production.

Darrell Bouldin

Darrell Bouldin

Murfreesboro

 

Darrell is passionate about innovative transformational leadership. He is the Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Young Democrats and has a broad range of interests including LGBTQ rights and international relations.

Enrique Mendizabal

Enrique Mendizabal

Peru

Lima  

Enrique is an independent policy entrepreneur. Previously based at the ODI, Enrique founded On Think Tanks a global platform to study and support policy research institutes. He is keen to meet and engage with Fellows in the Americas particularly in Peru. ...

Asia

Sujit S. Nair

Sujit S. Nair

Bangalore, India

 

Sujit is co-founder and vice chair of the British South India Chamber of Commerce. He is an entrepreneur who is passionate about education and enterprise promotion in India.

Pramod Emjay

Pramod Emjay

Delhi, India

 

Pramod's interests lie in the intersection of technology, society and business: a confluence that he believes is poised for the transformational work of the RSA.

M Niaz Asadullah

M Niaz Asadullah

Bangladesh

 

Niaz works in international development, helping policymakers understand the causes of under-performance in education within low and middle income areas, and on social policies concerning youth issues and female education.

Konstantinos Papangelis

Konstantinos Papangelis

Shanghai, China

 

Konstantinos is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool and an Honorary Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool (UK).He is interested in how can we use emerging technologies smartly and sustainably, and ...

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Vietnam

 

Paul sees the role of Connector as being responsive to other Fellows within SE Asia, looking out for opportunities to connect the work of the RSA internationally and promote their values.

Matthew Barnard

Matthew Barnard

Singapore

 

Matthew has been a Fellow since 2014 and works in education. He sees the role of the Connector as to bring RSA Fellows and others in both Singapore and the region together and to promote RSA values and initiatives.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mauritius

 

Mark sees his role as Connector as an opportunity to promote the RSA’s philosophy, knowledge and programmes and to support local projects, ideas and individuals in Mauritius.

Tania Coke

Tania Coke

Tokyo, Japan

 

I began my career as a management consultant in London and Paris and use my business background to help Japanese business-people communicate in the international environment. I am interested in how we communicate through all dimensions of our being.

Chris Oestereich

Chris Oestereich

Thailand

 

Chris is an author and a sustainability consultant with experience of running Zero Waste programs. He is interested in helping businesses, and society at-large, find ways to meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Germen Tung Hiu Hon

Hong Kong

 

Germen is a University Senator and tutor of The Open University of Hong Kong and is interested in issues related to launching NGO or private enterprises in Hong Kong or China (especially in the areas of education and textile).

Australasia

Phillipa Duthie

Phillipa Duthie

Australia

 

Philipa is Executive Officer for the Board for the RSA in Australian and New Zealand.

Europe

Alain Ruche

Alain Ruche

Belgium

 

Alain's key interest is promoting and contributing to community networks of practice for meaningful social change, to improve general wellbeing. He’s inspired by mutual understanding, empathy, experience, improvisation and silence.

Michael Tyrimos

Michael Tyrimos

Cyprus

 

Michael completed his studies and advisory duties in the UK’s most dedicated enterprise-driven organizations including NACUE and EntrepreneurFirst, and has returned home to create the first Cypriot integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Mika Aaltonen

Mika Aaltonen

Finland

 

Mika is motivated by the idea that the Western materialist dream is fulfilled, and that we are looking for a second renaissance driven by individualism and the 'flat society'.

Ulf Brandes

Ulf Brandes

Germany

 

After many years in international technology and business management Ulf started helping organisations transform for innovation, sustainability, and human values. Ulf's key responsibilities include balance consulting, research and family.

Jurjen Söhne

Jurjen Söhne

The Netherlands

 

Jurjen is a catalyst for innovation active on the cutting-edge of digital media, entertainment and technologies. He supports the community with playful and purpose-based programs to solve organisational and societal challenges.

Geof Cox

Geof Cox

Brittany, France

 

Geof works internationally on social enterprise development, especially on creating sustainable livelihoods in poor, disadvantaged communities. His interests include environmentalism and sustainability; culture, heritage and conservation music, literature, ...

Alexandra Krawiec

Alexandra Krawiec

Poland

 

Alexandra has worked as a documentary film maker, Philharmonic Hall Managing Director and US television station representative in Europe. She holds university diplomas in International Business Negotiations and in English Philology.

Isilda Almeida-Harvey

Isilda Almeida-Harvey

Portugal

 

Isilda works in the Culture and Heritage sector and throughout her career has focussed on the development and creation of new learning and community engagement services in Museums and Archives.

Geoff Gibas

Geoff Gibas

Switzerland

 

Geoff’s is a management consultant, academic, personal mentor and football coach. His current projects include: promoting sustainable development for the world’s rain forests and school  IT training in Uganda.

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Konstantinos M Pitychoutis

Greece

 

Konstantinos is a lecturer in English, the professional development coordinator of the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center at Al Yamamah University and a teacher trainer at PROFILE Teacher Education Centre.

Biba Rebolj

Biba Rebolj

Slovenia

 

Biba is the first person in Slovenia to bring Solution Focused Approach to the country and also the first RSA fellow. Since 2014 she has been engaged in international work and eager to connect to other global minds.

Francisco Winterhalder

Francisco Winterhalder

Barcelona, Spain

Barbera Del Valles  

Francisco is a professional speaker, professor and consultant in environment and sustainability issues and is looking forward to connecting with Fellows based in Spain.

Middle East

Julian Williams

Julian Williams

United Arab Emirates

 

Julian Williams has been an international teacher, school leader and consultant for over 30 years. His keen interest is in school leadership and improvement and education for social responsibility.

Doreen Toutikian

Doreen Toutikian

Lebanon

 

She is the co-founder & director of MENA Design Research Center & Beirut Design Week. She is also educator on design research methods in various Lebanese universities, serving regularly as a mentor or jury member for student projects and start-ups. Doreen ...

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Dr Sajed Al Mutairi

Kuwait  

Expert and consultant in professional development and management of life and work stress. Dr. Sajed is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in occupational health from Birmingham University -UK