Organizational Learning Team
In 2012-2013, Gioel had the opportunity to join the Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program as a Fellow. Since then she went on to do a PhD at the Institute of Development Studies, studying Colombian youth organizations and how they relate to different funding models and organizational culture. Currently Gioel acts as the Director of Research at Recrear. Her latest work has her collaborating with CIVICUS to research how grassroots youth organizations and movements around the world are resourced. ” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”She can and will likely melt you with her hugs” ult_param_heading=””]
Khuyen is (still) a bachelor from Tufts University, USA in Computer Science and Philosophy. He has been serving on the board of South East Asia Service Leadership Network (SEALNet), a nonprofit with a mission to cultivate young service leaders in SEA region. SEALNet broke open his heart and made it more whole, so talk with him about it.
For the last quarter of century, he has left hopefully memorable footprints in Hanoi, Singapore, Boston and the web (try searching). He likes to be put in boxes and make new boxes for others. A trickster by gene, Khuyen loves surprises and marvels in serendipity.” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”Khuyen knows all the latest platforms to connect and all the coolest communities to get inspired.”]
Research and Community Engagement Team
In her research work, she’s explored topics from youth participation among Afro-Ecuadorians, to socio-economic inclusion of young people in Bolivia, to the program evaluation practices of INGOs in London. Her research around civil society building and nonprofit management has also led to the design of Recrear’s short courses for organizations and universities. Currently she’s working with the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund to research the impact their participatory grant making model has had over grantee partners across the world.” block_desc_back=”Complete salsa queen and ocasional witch”]
Kirsten is a nomadic soul who enjoys culturally enriching experiences and out-of-the-box living. At Recrear she’s the resident community care-taker, looking after members as if they were her very own 47 cats.
As one of Recrear’s co-founders she’s been at the heart of Recrear’s journey: piloting projects, co-creating our research model and taking names. She’s also got a healthy appetite for research, having explored topics from youth participation to NGO collaboration and program evaluation. Currently she’s got her eyes set on the stars as she sets up partnerships around Recrear’s short course.” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”She’s got some magic ability to pick up just about any kind of dance. Her latest obsession is salsa.”]
Fia has practiced with PAR in a number of projects and loves to bring creative techniques such as theatre, storytelling and movement into her work. She is also a dancer and has a deep fascination and endless energy when it comes to literally any style of dance.” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”A dancer of life”]
Board of Directors
As Director of Digital Youth Engagement Programmes with TakingITGlobal, Liam designs and implements initiatives to inspire, inform and involve young people in making a difference in their communities. With a background in sustainable development, communications and theatrical improvisation, he has extensive experience advancing youth rights, gender equality and climate change initiatives through a range of contexts, from grassroots mobilizations to international policy processes. In 2015 he was recognized as a 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader by Corporate Knights and as a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations intercultural Fellow. He has led several international youth delegations to the United Nations conferences, from COP15 to COP21 and is currently advising the UNFPA on youth engagement strategies for the Post2015 Sustainable development agenda.” block_title_back=”Superpower” block_desc_back=”When he isn’t bridging movements for accelerated social change, you can find him riding his bicycle, swimming or drinking copious volumes of tea.”]
At Recrear, he is responsible for seeking out opportunities to partner on or bid for projects, assist with grant proposals, sharing Recrear’s work with relevant networks and organizations around the world, especially those sharing an interest in youth work, civil society building and research.” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”When he’s not making waves in the youth sector, he’s penning mystique poetry, singing and writing.”]
Venezuelan and very proud of it. She’s passionate about helping others reach their greatest potential. As a trained psychologist, facilitator and coach, she has worked with several consultancy groups in Venezuela and as a professor at Universidad de Carabobo. She’s all about experiential learning, psychodrama and groups dynamics. Right now she is building her own organization, CreaPsique, aimed at supporting and expanding other consultancy groups’ coaching and facilitation services.” block_title_back=”Superpowers” block_desc_back=”She always finds the good in every situation. That also means she has the mystique ability to build good relationships with even the hardest-to-handle personalities.”]