Core Team and Associate Members of Co-Willing
(registration for new members – see below)
Acuil Malith Banggol – South Sudan
Development of rural areas DOMDA, inclusivity & diversity in democracy, involved in negotiations with national & international stakeholders for building the young state of South Sudan
Allan Boyles – Germany and South Africa
IT senior consultant, expert on NGO/NPOs in Germany and South Africa
Gita Goven – South Africa
City Planner of WesCape – a new city expansion of Cape Town with a pioneer concept, Architect and Development & Sustainability Specialist
Susi Gubler – Switzerland
Coordination and facilitation of connections with Swiss partners
Head Organiser of conferences: ‘Freedom – Our Respnsibility’ FOR conference 2014
and of the ‘Co-Willing Economic Development’ conferences 2017 – 2019
Hans Rudolf Herren USA/Switzerland/Kenya
Head of the Millennium Institute in Washington DC, iSDG T21 systemic Model for strategic planning and monitoring, many global awards,
research in agriculture, ‘Push-Pull-Technique, food security & land questions
Founder of Biovision Switzerland and Biovision Africa Trust in Kenya.
Sheena Rieder – Switzerland
Board member. Multi media and Human Rights specialist.
Rommel Roberts – South Africa
Strategic planning & economic structuring, rural & small town development, conflict resolution.
IT education, vocational skills training, agri-development, renewable energy solutions for rural areas
Niankoro Yeah Samake – Mali
Good governance and accountability in all his positions as former Mayor of Ouelessebougou, Ambassador to India and Asia, Presidential candidate 2018, etc.
As builder of many schools he advocates good education for all, also for girls, and promotes skills education as base for economic empowerment.
Above listed core members are some of those who helped constitute Co-Willing through all stages and who actively contribute as Core Members in the future. Some have contributed a lot and act now as advisors rather.
Yvonne Koch – Switzerland
Empowerment programmes in Nepal
Girma Hailu – Uganda
ICIPE – plant protection research
Lireko Molapo Faku – South Africa & Lesotho
Education, health, environment
Kurt Mosetter – Konstanz, Germany
Founder of the Myoreflex Concept for a pioneer wholesome health development
Rebecca Mqamelo – Mthatha, South Africa
Public speaking, facilitation of conferences, non-profit youth Organisation, student
Kwanda Myeni – Bloemfontein, South Africa
Founding member of ‘Environmental Agents of Change’, student of economy
Elizabeth Ward – East London, South Africa
Media expert, facilitation of events
Friends from all over the world who also have contributed:
Paul Hoffman South Africa
Advocate Paul Hoffman SC, one of Nelson Mandela’s senior counsel, practised law until 2006 when he started work in the NGO sector. Today he is one of the directors of Accountability Now.
Steven Arquitt – Oregon, USA
Millennium Institute – iSDG systemic programme developer
Venancia Wambua – Nairobi, Kenya
Biovision Africa Trust – Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative
John Bond – Oxford, UK
Secretary of ‘Initiatives of Change’
Former Chief Coordinator ‘Caux Forum for Human Security’ with focus on Africa and Head Organiser ‘Just Governance for Human Security’
Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye – London, UK/ Nigeria
Convener of Africa Coordination Group of Initiatives of Change
Grethe Fremming – Denmark
Co-Founder of FOR Conference 2014
Jonathan Jansen – South Africa
former Rector of University UFS, Fellow at Stanford University California, integration, high level education, distinguished professor at Stellenbosch University in the Faculty of Education, research on school governance, management, leadership and policy
Mohammed Hussein – Somaliland
Climate Change action concepts, health
Daya Bhagwandas – Australia
Margo Fargo – South Africa
Founding member of ‘Environmental Agents of Change’, Student
Nombulelo Khanyile – South Africa, support team FOR Conference
Mario Mahongo – South Africa
Leader of the !Xun (San People) of Platfontein – sadly passed away 12 May 2018
Mudini Maivha – South Africa, Agriculture, food security and land
Vilma Maritz – South Africa, support team FOR Conference, IofC South Africa
Sandra & Johnny Peham – Austria
Permaculture, natural water retention systems land regeneration
Hanna Pestalozzi – Switzerland
support team of FOR Conference, health and medical expert
Mountain Phomane – South Africa
Education, health – sadly passed away on 10 January 2021
Phenyo Rakhudu – South Africa,
Founding member of ‘Environmental Agents of Change’, mining industry
Eve Thompson – DR Congo/USA
Women in Africa’s politics
Registration for new members is now open.
Please fill in the Co-Willing Associate Membership application form
or connect with us, if you would like to apply for Membership.
A copy of the constitution is available on request.
Co-Willing – Constitution 1st part – purpose, values, members, code of conduct
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