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Barbara Grazzini, Italy, was born in 1971. Since 2006 she founded and been managing her own company InEuropa srl.
 
In 1996 she graduated in Languages and Foreign Literatures – social urban geography branch – at Pisa University. She firstly approached European issues while she was attending a post graduate master in Economy and Law issues – European Countries in 1996. She has been working at the design and management of European projects since then, delivering training, information and technical assistance for private and public organizations in Italy and in Europe. 
In 2009 InEuropa started a cooperation with the GAP network to run programmes on behavior change in Italy: starting from Environmental champions programme, followed by Environmental champions in schools up the ongoing WaterExplorer, an international school water saving programme and the Food Action project (FAct!) to reduce food foot-print.
In 2014 InEuropa joined the GAP network as a member.
Barbara is a facilitator applying the learning for change process in her job and in her everyday life. She is determined and outgoing person, with very important qualities to assure successful results in the design/projecting, management and coordination of European and international projects.


Carlos Oppe, Spain, has lived and worked in Spain since 1988.  He was born in London, educated at Ampleforth College and after achieving a BA degree at the University of East Anglia in 1976, he worked in several environmental companies, including one of the first re-cycling co-operatives in London.

The environmental sector was not well developed in the late 70’s, so in 1982 he joined an Agency in London specialising in Direct Marketing. After 5 years experience in this field and with over 70 clients, he joined a leading international advertising agency in Madrid, DMB&B.

In 1991 he left the communication sector and joined a small Madrid based environmental consultancy called Iniciativas Ambientales. To date this consultancy has undertaken over 100 projects, mostly in the public sector. In 1996, IA took on the representation of the NGO Global Action Plan in Spain and after running many successful projects, he joined the Board of GAP International, of which he was eleted Chair in 2013.


Ellen van den Adel. My passion is people and sustainability. Empowering people to take effective sustainable actions in their workplace and communities have been my area of expertise and development since 1999 when I started my sustainability carreer at Global Action Plan Netherlands and later as partner of Work on Progress. In these years I have supported companies to create a sustainable internal culture or develop products and services from a sustainable innovation perspective, mainly focusing on Cradle-to-Cradle/Circular Economy. I've worked for companies like Philips Consumer Lifestyle, C&A Europe, Stayokay Netherlands/Hostelling International, Sankara Hotel Nairobi, United States International University Nairobi, Triodos Bank Europe.

Presently I am active in the field of sustainable fashion and facilitate a group of designers and brandmanagers of 12 international childrens’ fashion brands to develop a more sustainable supply chain and innovate in the field of circular textiles. Also I support the Dutch government and branch organizations on this topic.  

Personally I am interested in developing more knowledge in the field of sustainable and healthy food. In my role as board member of GAP Netherlands, I am one of the initiators of the program ‘Fair Foodclub’.

I hold a bachelor degree in Marketing and a master degree in Organizational Science (Organizational Culture and Management) and I am educated as trainer and personal coach. Next to this I am a certified health educator (Hippocrates Health Institute). I live in ‘the Green Heart of Holland’ with my husband and love nature photography in my private time.



Frans Lenglet, who received his PhD in International Development Education from Stanford University, recently retired from the directorship of the Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD) at Uppsala University, Visby, Sweden. Most of his professional career since 1974 is situated in the domains of ‘education and learning’, ‘development and transformation’, ‘educational reform’ and ‘internationalizing higher education’, and associated ‘capacity development’ in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South and South-East Asia, the USA and Western Europe. 

He is engaged in appropriate approaches and methods of “learning for sustainable change” in formal, non-formal and informal educational settings. Such learning aims at empowering individuals, communities and organizations to reach and act on sustainable choices affecting their own livelihoods and well-being as well as those of other people and future generations, within planetary boundaries.



Dang Huong Giang founded Action for the City in 2006 to promote sustainable urban development.  Action for the City, a registered local non-governmental organization in Vietnam, encourages citizens to minimize consumption of resources, carries out communication campaigns on reduction of transport emissions, and promotes green spaces and organic urban farms. Giang has been an active advocate for civil society in Vietnam for the past decade as a senior trainer and consultant for the Center for Community Empowerment and as Education Program Manager for Catholic Relief Services. Giang holds a MA in sociology from Catholic University of America, Washington DC. In 2008 Giang was selected by Asia Society as Young Asian Leader.


Gioko Maina, Kenya, is the Vice Principal –PD and outreach at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa Kenya (Microsoft Mentor School). Gìokó is a Head of Professional Development Center and Project Manager in Professional Learning for Educators series. Gìokó is a global core-skills facilitator, examiner, workshop leader, and moderator.
 
He is married with two sons, loves cycling, hiking and innovations. He is versed in a range of curriculum based topics like Leadership and Management, Technology Integration and Education for Sustainable Development, and a reviewer with the IB Journal of Teaching Practice and Education and information Technologies.
 
Gíokò is a is a member of International Academic Partnership (IAP), International Education and Resource network (IEARN), a Partner in Learning (PiL) Microsoft, Global Virtual Classroom (GVC), Global action Plan (GAP) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Learning Teachers (LT), Teacher media (TM) and International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). A recipient of Second Most Innovative Teacher on Content in Africa (2010) and  a finalist Africa representative at World Wide Innovative Education Forum (WWIEF). Most innovative teacher In East and southern African 2011 and Middle East and African Finalist at WWIEF.
 


Sonja Graham, UK, is Managing Partner, Global Action Plan UK (GAP). Sonja's aim in life is to show that the sustainable choice is the better choice, rather than the “right” one. With a background in psychology, she specialises in the design of behaviour change programmes that reduce environmental impact.

Recent programmes include an international school water saving programme: WaterExplorer, a supermarket energy saving plan for Sainsbury’s: “UK’s Greenest Grocer” and a randomised control trial for DECC on household energy saving behaviour.
Sonja joined GAP five years ago and is focused on building the charity’s profile and impact. Intent on closing the gap between research and practice, she founded a Behaviour Change working group with four universities and has authored papers on employee environmental behaviour.

Prior to joining GAP Sonja set up and ran a behaviour change unit for a carbon consultancy and held a number of roles at Shell delivering global HSE training, communications, change management and GHG reduction projects.



Vanessa Moore, Ireland, is the CEO with Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland for three years and previously Assistant Manager with the organization for three years. Current responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and responsible for implementing the company's strategic plan. Vanessa has been a member of the GAP International board since April 2013.

Vanessa is qualified in Environmental Resources Management and European Conservation Management and holds a masters degree in World Heritage Management from University College Dublin. She is currently studying for a master degree in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise) in Dublin City University.

Previous to her current position with GAP Ireland, Vanessa worked as a research and development officer with a local government body developing local social inclusion strategies.  The early part of her career was spent working with national environmental not-for-profit bodies both in Ireland and Australia. She has extensive project management experience in delivering various community based environmental/conservation projects both in Ireland and abroad in conjunction with various stakeholders from local community groups to state agencies and government bodies. 


Victor Branagan, Ireland, (M.Sc. M.B.S.) is the owner/manager of SustainEd and has extensive experience in business with particular emphasis on social and environmental sectors. Victor is a Coach and Training Partner with the European Climate-KIC programme which is focused on preparing businesses for a low carbon future. He is also a Board member of Global Action Plan International.
 
Previously, he worked as the Director of the Green Business School in Dublin, Ireland, a government funded programme that delivered courses on sustainability to those looking to upskill to meet the emerging green economy.
 
He has years of experience in both education and training and combines this with his interests in entrepreneurship and sustainability to develop new programmes for a sustainable future. He has developed educational programmes in conjunction with a variety of partners including Blekinge Tekniska Högskola and The Natural Step, Sweden; the European Green Building Council Network; and Climate KIC the largest European public private partnership focused on the low carbon economy.
 
Victor holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from Blekinge Tekniska högskola, Sweden and a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship Management from the University of Limerick. His earlier career was as a craftsman specialising in roof thatching and stonework in Ireland, UK, Germany and France. 
 

 

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