Synergos Welcomes 2012 Senior Fellows
Ten outstanding nonprofit leaders have been named Synergos Senior Fellows, joining a network of 133 other Fellows from more than forty countries.
Synergos Senior Fellows are selected based on their vision for change, skills, knowledge, experience, and the impact of their work on the communities and countries they serve. Through the Senior Fellows program, Synergos links these leaders to a worldwide learning, support and action network. The overall goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity and opportunities of these leaders to build partnerships that address the systemic causes of poverty and promote sustainable social change.
New Senior Fellows
Anne-Stella Fomunbod (Cameroon) – Promoting human rights, good governance, health and AIDS prevention and socio-economic empowerment of women, widows and orphans.
Athayde Motta (Brazil) – Leading the Baobá Fund as it promotes racial equity in the Brazilian society.
Brian Whittaker (South Africa) – Created the Vumelana Advisory Fund to structure partnerships between local communities and commercial investors.
Jürgen Griesbeck (Germany) – Using the power of football for positive social change.
Mónica Tapia (Mexico) – Leading Alternativas y Capacidades as it contributes to Mexico’ social development by strengthening civil society.
Meitamei Olol-Dapash (Kenya) – Leading the Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition as it promotes the rights of the Maasai community and while conserving the environment.
Pushkin Phartiyal (India) – Leading the Central Himalayan Environment Association as it works on sustainable development of the mountains and mountain people.
Raul Socrates “Soc” C. Banzuela (Philippines) – Heading a national confederation of small farmers, fishers, and rural women federations committed to agrarian reform and rural development.
Rehmah Kasule (Uganda) – Founder of CEDA International specializing in mentoring, leadership and social entrepreneurship for girls and women.
Sumita Ghose (India) – Founder of Rangsutra, a social enterprise owned by over a thousand artisans, most of whom are women.