We are a network of dynamic development experts with the passion to shape a sustainable and collaborative future for international cooperation.

Our experience is rooted in decades of working as advisers and managers for consulting companies, non-profit organizations and public sector entities. We have repeatedly tackled challenges, achieved successes and learned from mistakes of the global development sector in Africa, Europe, Latin and North America, and South Asia. Now, we apply this drive for action for our clients, benefiting from our proximity to some of the players in global innovation ecosystems as well as the scientific community.

Management Team.

Partner (Co-founder) | Chief Innovation Officer

Lead on Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystems

           on Higher Education Management

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Tobias brings 10+ years of experience in digitalisation, governance, higher education and entrepreneurship projects across Africa, Europe, North America, East Asia, and Latin America. He is Principal at the San Francisco-based consulting think-tank Cambrian Group, advising companies and public institutions becoming Artificial Intelligence (AI)-savvy. As a former adviser to the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Tobias co-designed and co-led projects with combined budgets of $60 million. Those efforts included key finance, advisory and leadership roles in the creation of the African Governance Architecture for the African Union, the establishment of the Pan African University, the global AI for All Lab and tech entrepreneurship initiatives.

Partner (Co-founder) | Chief Operating Officer

Lead on Agricultural Development

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Filippo brings his 10+ years of experience with Inter-governmental Organizations and with the United Nations system in the fields of Agribusiness and Value Chains Development. He is an Agricultural Economist specialised in Agricultural Development, Tropical Agrarian Systems and Development Management. An innovative and open-minded person, with a clear point of view and the passion to advance it. Filippo's work experience in over 15 countries includes technical backstopping and management of multi-million projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as research and technical publications with FAO and with the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and grassroot work with Non-Governmental Organizations for Development Cooperation.

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Partner (Co-founder) | Chief Sales Officer

Lead on Organisational Development

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Parag brings 12+ years of experience in Public Sector Advisory, Governance and Transformation. Operationalising a vision by breaking it down to the minutest of details and seeing this vision taking shape and delivering impact is his idea of professional satisfaction. His past experience includes working with Ministry of IT in Ethiopia for National e-Governance Strategy and developing Unified Billing Systems project, Ministry of Finance in Ethiopia and Kenya for Public Finance Management reforms and Change Management. As an Associate Director at PWC, Parag led Digital Payment Transformation initiatives for Smart Cities and Metro Projects in India. His experience spans across South Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.

Associate Partner | Analysis and Quality Assurance

Lead on Monitoring & Impact Evaluation

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Manuela brings 7+ years of experience as Development Economist on Impact Evaluation, Data Collection and Analysis, Applied Micro-econometrics and Economic Policy Analysis to inform evidence-based policies especially in the field of financial inclusion and agriculture development. Her international work experience spans across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. As a former ODI Fellow, she has been seconded to work with Central Banks and Governments in India, South Africa and Fiji as part of development project with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where she combined research with applied policy work to drive evidence-based policy making. 

Senior Associate | Business Operations

Lead on Gender Equality

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Nora brings 5+ years of experience in developing sustainable value chains across Sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience in fostering gender inclusivity in agricultural value chains and supporting startups and young entrepreneurs in rural areas. Her know-how ranges from gender and youth inclusive development approaches, to developing innovative training methods, designing and implementing projects to cooperating with public and private stakeholders.

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Affiliate | Marketing and Product Development

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Jolien has 10+ years of experience in sales, marketing, and strategy development. In her tenure with Lantmannen, she started her career working with the BE-NL-FR-IT-ES cluster and most recently made an inter-company transfer to the US, to further develop the North American market as a marketing and digital manager. Jolien has relentless hunger to grow, learn, and achieve. She holds master degrees in economics and management from global business schools like Vlerick, Hult, MIT, and Stellenbosch University. These degrees have given her all the tools to be successful in the global business atmosphere. By combining the inputs coming from the experts in their field and then applying it in business society, she understands how connect the dots and make theory a reality.

Experts.

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Emily Addonizio

Emily Addonizio

Agriculture and environmental sciences specialist with 10+ years in complex operating environments.

Louis Bisang

Louis Bisang

Business developer in banking, lawyer and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience.

Anthony Blenman

Anthony Blenman

Business transformation specialist with 20+ years in telecoms and digital innovation.

Alexander von der Borch Nitzling

Alexander von der Borch Nitzling

Circular economy and sustainability expert with 17+ years of experience in business admin & finance.

Ipshita Chaturvedi

Ipshita Chaturvedi

Lawyer with 11+ years in international legal processes and natural resources management.

Davide Chinigò

Davide Chinigò

Social scientist with 10+ years in development, governance, science & technology.

Vikram Cirigiri

Vikram Cirigiri

Software engineer, enterprise architect with 20+ years in the software industry.

Nikoloz Chkheidze

Nikoloz Chkheidze

Financial audit, analysis and reporting specialist with 2+ years of professional experience.

Ludmilla Dadrass

Ludmilla Dadrass

Governance and rule of law advisor, programme development expert with 10+ years of experience.

Mabel Shuma Dalgaard

Mabel Shuma Dalgaard

Organisational transformation expert with 20+ years in management and consulting.

Laila Fathi

Laila Fathi

Researcher on conflict, identity, and legal theory with 4+ years of experience as M&E expert.

Nicolas Friederici

Nicolas Friederici

Digital entrepreneurship and innovation expert with 9+ years of experience.

Michele Galli

Michele Galli

MEAL expert with 10+ years of experience in designing, managing, and evaluating projects.

Luisa Gatteschi

Luisa Gatteschi

Economist with 10+ years in policy formulation and resilience building interventions.

Sina Henke

Sina Henke

Governance and policy expert with 8+ years of experience in international cooperation.

Keni Kariuki

Keni Kariuki

Legal analyst, researcher on agricultural policy and human rights expert with 7+ years of experience.

Elvis Melia

Elvis Melia

Economic growth, governance, and digital transformation adviser with 10+ years of experience.

Georg Meuser

Georg Meuser

Business and financial strategy adviser, start-up expert with 3+ years of experience.

Kwalar Vera Muring

Kwalar Vera Muring

Governance, elections, peace-building, education specialist with 15+ years in development.

Nungari Mwangi

Nungari Mwangi

Strategy advisor, researcher on agriculture policy and value chains with 7+ years of experience.

Emmanuel Agyei-Nomafo

Emmanuel Agyei-Nomafo

Entrepreneurship and SMEs development, youth employment expert with 9+ years of experience.

Krupa Patel

Krupa Patel

Entrepreneur with 11+ years on improving market-driven solutions to low-middle income households.

Matiullah Rahmaty

Matiullah Rahmaty

Entrepreneurship promotion and SME development expert with 7+ years of experience.

Casey Rillahan

Casey Rillahan

Manager with 7+ years in higher education and human resource management.

Zita Ritchie

Zita Ritchie

Food security and climate change expert with 10+ years in agric. extension, policy and research.

Chiara Romano

Chiara Romano

Development expert with 10+ years in social sustainability, gender, youth inclusion.

Andreas Samson

Andreas Samson

Business controller with 10+ years of experience working in the field of higher education.

Tanja Schohmann

Tanja Schohmann

Entrepreneurship, ethics, tech and psychology expert with 8+ years of experience.

Tobias Schulz

Tobias Schulz

Top account manager with 10+ years of experience in sales of corporate solutions.

Leila Shamsaifar

Leila Shamsaifar

Land governance expert with 9+ years of experience, and multi-track peace mediator.

Ann-Christin Solas

Ann-Christin Solas

Development professional with 6+ years in political advisory, strategic partnerships and donor relations.

Stefanie Vaccher

Stefanie Vaccher

Epidemiologist and statistician with 5+ years of professional experience in public health.

Caroline Valois

Caroline Valois

Medical anthropologist with 12+ years as researcher on health and illness, and public health policy.

Muhanad Yousif

Muhanad Yousif

Project Manager and M&E specialist with 8+ years of professional experience.

Paolo N.

Paolo N.

Lead political and security analyst with 10+ years in research and analysis and crisis management.

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Caroline Valois

Medical anthropologist with 12+ years as researcher on health and illness, and public health policy.

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