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Are you active in the field of lifelong learning, transformative education and SDG Target 4.7? Then join our Bridge 47 Network of inspiring and inspired people from all over the world! 

  

The Bridge 47 Network brings interesting people together from all over the world and opens opportunities for them to exchange ideas, experiences and best practices. It is made up of representatives from civil society organisations, researchers, policy makers, activists, business people and educators. Through the network, people from these different areas can find common ground, exchange knowledge and even find opportunities collaborate. We facilitate networking for our members; helping you to get in touch with the right colleagues around the world.

 

We strive to form a vibrant coalition across continents. The aim is to create a space for members to collaborate on transforming our societies through education and to help them spot inspiring, out of the box opportunities for cooperation. 

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Network members

Bridge 47 facilitates networking on request. This list contains some of our network members and their professional expertise and know-how.

If you are interested in reaching out to one of our network members, please contact Mariam Osman, our Communications and Events Trainee at mariam.osman@bridge47.org.

Name Organisation Location Expertise
Rosemine Abdallah France
Iro Alampei MEdIES network Greece
MEdIES (www.medies.net) is an e-network of educators across the Mediterranean -both formal and non-formal- practitioners in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), a holistic type of education that equally addresses the economic, ecological and social dimensions of any given topic. We aim to contribute to shaping the responsible, environmentally literate, democratic and ethical global citizen, who makes informed choices and engages in committed actions, based on the values of sustainability.
Watson Ali Third Generation Project Scotland
Our current program experience (see www.thirdgenerationproject.org), and our collaborative methodlogy.
Abdenour Allouche Youths organization Algeria
Our volunteering and the experience in Algeria.
Khalaf Al’Abri Sultan Qaboos University Oman
I do have a funded project on promoting global citizenship in Omani schools.
Daniel Amewuda emdaG Consulting Limited Ghana
Sandra Ameyaw Amankwaa Lifeline Ghana Ghana
Advocacy, partnerships,capacity building and project management e.g health education
Corinne Angier University of Stirling United Kingdom
Laurent Arnoult Par Le Monde France
Design of digital intercultural correspondance programs for kids.  
Carole Avande Houndjo Pamoja West Africa Bénin
David Ayodele Allfordevelopment Nigeria
Shermaine Barrett University of Technology, Jamaica/Jamaican Council fot Adult Education Jamaica
Designing training programs. Transformational learning methods. Adult Education skills and competencies. Conducting qualitative research around the issue of sustainable development.
Stasa Benko Slovenia
Sue Bentley Eco-Active Learning United Kingdom
Wide-ranging experience engaging with community groups, schools, other children's groups (scouts, churches) around issues of social justice and in particular Fairtrade
Rachel Binnie Glasgow City Council Scotland
Incorporating sustainable and citizenship education in to daily school work across curriculum areas. Close partnership working with others to support teachers deliver young people's entitlements through guidance, resources and professional training.
Kristina Birk-Vellemaa Estonian Sexual Health Association Estonia
Sexuality education, gender mainstreaming, diversification.
Manuel Blendin Welthaus Bielefeld e.V Germany
Global citizenship education: Working with younger people / topics: Coffee, Banana, Fair Trade facilitating workshops and processes
Ingrid Borárosová Bratislava Policy Institute Slovakia
Knowledge based on various methods of informal education especially focusing on the younger generation as our fortress. Also the information and data concerning hate speech, hate crime in its various forms.
Laure Boukabza ECPM France
ECPM have developed an educational kit over the years (link to our field of expertise, the abolition of the death penalty), along with debate trainings and interactive activities.
Herbriance Briones Our Lady of Peace School Philippines
Since I am under the Social Science area and a teacher by profession, I am much more willing to be of part in brainstorming and coming up with active pedagogies in delivering the sdg 4.7 to our students nowadays.
Alan Britton Education Scotland Scotland/UK
Kyrstie Brown Bridge 47 Scotland
Gemma Burnside Scotland Malawi Partnership United Kingdom
Working with a broad range of schools and young with international partnerships.
Ronald Cameron Institut de coopération pour l'éducation des adultes Canada
Experiences and global analysis of the current crisis, challenges and alternatives.
Francesco Cendron Conlan School + start up Centre for Global Citizenship Education Italy
Professor Idahosa Charles Ballsbridge University Worldwide Dominica
Advice and knowledge
Burke Ciara Individual and lecturing UCC Ireland
Information about working with groups, share learning, experiences etc
La Salete Coelho CEAUP - Centre for African Studies of the University of Porto; ESE-IPVC - Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo Portugal
Susana Constante Pereira Freelance working with several organisations Portugal
Carole Coupez Solidarité Laïque France
GCE, expertise on education, formal and non formal 
Floriane Crolas ADESAF France
Senzitization of all publics to international solidarity, sustainable development, gender inequalities, world inequalities.
Support for local authorities in France in countries of ADESAF intervention in Africa.
Krissie Davis Freelance Scotland
Secondary Science teacher for 28 years, so fully conversant with the Scottish Science curriculum.
Development of resources for other teachers and young people
Laura De Witte Mandacaru - cooperative of social and cultural intervention Portugal
From 2003, I'm part of the pool of trainers of DG Youth and Sports of the Council of Europe : training for trainers in non formal education, in Human Rights education, in Youth Participation, Roma empowerment. I was also part of the editorial team of the manual Compass - Human Rights Education with young people and Composite - Human Rights education with children . Beside, I work also with the Anna Lindh Foundation in trainings fo trainers in Intercultural Citizenship in Euro Med region.
Patricia Digon University of La Coruna (Spain) Spain
Eilish Dillon Department of International Development, Maynooth University Ireland
Over 30 years experience in development and global education in a variety of contexts, including 20 years working in higher education. I have extensive facilitation, teaching and lecturing experience in a range of areas of relevance to the SDGs and global development theory, research and practice. I have undertaken Doctoral research of discourses of development and global education in Ireland and on the power relations shaping practice and have published on the connections important for transformative global education, i.e., between the past, present and future; the local and the global and the personal and the political. I have a particular interest in discourses of development as well as in NGO representations of global development and have been active in promoting ethical communication practice in this area over many years.  
Karangeli Dimitra Vox_Populi-S.R.c.Thessaly Greece
Our organization is well aware of how to organize local government simulation sessions, such as the operation of a regional or municipal council.
Renate Dohmen Open University United Kingdom
I am an educator and researcher and am developing skills in participatory leadership and global social witnessing.
Carmen Duce University of Valladolid Spain
Monika Duelge Eine Welt Netz NRW e.V. (One World Network NRW e.V.) Germany
* Developing campaigns and projects
* Building networks
* Advocacy
Valerie Duffy National Youth Council of Ireland Ireland
Dunkley Dunkley University of Glasgow United Kingdom
Charlotte Dwyer Scotdec United Kingdom
I am an experienced GCE trainer with nearly 15 years of experience. I have a post graduate qualification as a Global Trainer from the University of London. Most of my work has been focussed on delivery in formal education settings.
Mats Ehn Färnebo folkhögskola Sweden
Diana Ellis West of Scotland Development Education Centre United Kingdom
Marja Eronen International Romani Union - IRU Finland
Ispecialize in health and disability sociology. I've worked as a researcher in the central administration and the National Board of Education as a special education planner and a producter of learning materials. I have long experience in lobby work in NGOs. 
Graham Esson Perth& Kinross Council Scotland
Oluseyi Fasoranti Local Youth Assembly International Canada
Pass it on project - a platform that was formed for trainers to train more people to become trainers.
Harm-Jan Fricke self-employed United Kingdom
Elisa Gambardella SOLIDAR Foundation Belgium
We are currently developing a policy paper on our members' work for achieving SDG Target 4.7 and, in general, SOLIDAR's advocacy sound and long-standing expertise
Laurence Gardiner Centraal Opvang Asielzoekers COA (Dutch Asylum Service) Netherlands
Current work consists of assisting and supporting refugees through the resettlement process and helping with citizenship in the Netherlands. I work with local, regional national and international partners across countries and cultures. Previous work has included: Trustee with Getting Heard; Director with Oxfordshire Advocacy; Lay Observer with Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUH) at John Radcliffe Hospital; Lay Member with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) at UK Parliament; Director with CODA International at South African NGO Network (SANGONET); Director with CODA International at South African National Civics Organisation (SANCO); Country Manager with Romanian Orphanages Trust (Oradea); Director and Trustee with Parent Advocates Together.
Anna Gevorgyan EduCare Educational Foundation Armenia
We support trainers in designing courses for formal, informal and non-formal adult education settings;
We work with NGOs to design toolkits to monitor the situation with the right to education in the country.
Naomi Gichuru National Cohesion and Integration Commission Kenya
Dzebam Godlove ISTP Cameroon/Draufsicht Bamenda Cameroon
Júlio Gonçalves Santos Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Porto University Portugal
Jofre Güell Bosch Fundació Autònoma Solidària (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Spain
Jose Roberto 'Robbie' Guevara International Council of Adult Education (ICAE) Australia
Our strength in capacity-building in particular for adult learning and education trainers and facilitators; advocacy training and network building
Karen Hagelskaer Mundu Denmark
Johanna Harjunpää Finnish Development NGOs Fingo Finland
Md. Mahamud Hasan BRAC Bangladesh
I can share my experience in the implementation of projects on the ground
Tom Hauber Freelance Germany
I have knowledge and know how about: interdisciplinary project management (fields: culture, music, and arts; acting; urban planning and participation) volunteer management leadership and co creational learning structures strategic management and planning (stakeholder management) programm (curriculum / activity) development and project development psychological counseling (social work)  
Maiju Hirviniemi Lahti city Finland
Timo Holthoff VENRO Germany
Henri Holtsmeier Friends of the Earth Estonia Estonia
I can lecture on why growth based economic system and environmental sustainability can't go hand in hand. Insights into oil shale production and development in Estonia. Using zoom for webinars, marketing online events. As I'm climate activist, I'm part of Fridays For Future and help to build the movement. I can share insights on what the activists think and believe.  
Nicolai Houe Committe for Solidarity With Central America // Nordic Praxis // Denmark
Knowledge of and experience with development processes in organisations, leaders and people. Knowledge of and experience with transforming digital learning that will facilitate changes in behaviour and praxis.
Marjan Huc SLOGA Slovenia
Saša Hudnik Azum Institute Slovenia
In Azum Institute we enhance creative and innovative approaches to advocate, teach and educate youth about peace, non-violence, human rights, gender equality ... using integrative methods of expressive arts therapy, drama and movement therapy, music therapy and drama in education.
Mary Ioannidou YEU Cyprus Cyprus
Our extensive experience in non-formal education and experiential learning in youth projects and advocating on the rights of young people with regards to having voice in the Cypriot society and beyond.
Nakakande Irene Somero Uganda Uganda
Yoko Ito Development Education Association and Resource center Japan
Sinkkonen Jussi Maaseutuyhdistys Sydänlanka ry Finland
We organize activities according to the natural cycle, listening to people's strengths and valuing their resources. Everyone can suggest an event or create a circle about an exciting subject or activity. One of the most powerful resources is the dreams of people. We encourage people to dream, visualize, be creative, play, and strengthen the connection with yourself and the area that surrounds you. An important part of activity is the gathering and preservation of natural resources; wild food, berries, herbs etc. Also community workshops related to gardening, for example. Not forgetting culture, music, singing and crafts.. and sauna of course!
Emmanuel Kamwi Danish Minorities Center for Human Rights and Development (DMC-HRD) Denmark

I possess experience of having been a teacher at a Danish Folk High School, the courses I have taught have primarily been aimed at promoting global active citizenship. I also possess experience in programme management.



Helene Kannegaard CISU - Civil Society in Development Denmark
Carrie Karsgaard University of Alberta Canada
academic research on global citizenship education, including literary studies and global citizenship education as well as climate change education; experience with international collaborative online education projects around global issues
Saale Kaubi Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ) Estonia
Alzbeta Kerekes Habitat for Humanity International Slovakia
Our organization is focusing mainly on SDG 11 and housing issues, so we are focused on this field and can share this point of view on education.
Su Ming Khoo NUI Galway Ireland
Elżbieta Kielak Ms Polska
Raffaela Kihrer European Association for the Education of Adults Belgium
European perspective of adult learning and education: experience of our members at the national and regional levels
Ji Hyun Kim The Irish Development Education Association Ireland
Betsy King Learning for Sustainability Scotland Scotland
Education for Sustainable Development
Pankaj Kishor Art of Community Enhancement Foundation India
As a well trained professional with a rich and varied background in rural development and governance, has 8 years of work experience in the areas of rural and urban development, livelihoods, entitlement of marginalized communities for education.
Kaloyan Konstantinov Bulgarian Platform for International Development Bulgaria
Mārīte Kravale-Pauliņa Daugavpils University Latvia
Teacher education, training, career education
Elżbieta Krawczyk Centre for Citizenship Education Polska
Liepina Kristine Center for Education Initiatives Latvia
Anuradha Kumar InWithFlux India
Having worked in the advertising and P.R. industry , my expertise lies in ideation and promotion strategies  which I can bring to the table towards achieving goals and bringing about mindset perceptions specially in the space of education, empowerment and the environment. 
Zuzana Labašová CEEV Živica Slovakia
Mark Langdon The SANE Collective Scotland
Knowledge and experience of social movement building and community development.
Rilli Lappalainen Bridge 47 Finland
Una Lappin ULtd - developing currently Northern Ireland
Dietzel Lars The Melton Foundation Chile
Our programs focus on furthering Global Citizenship practice. (link: https://meltonfoundation.org/)
Saleh Lazam Almuthanna university Iraq
Interest on iraq
Stephen Lee Kadesh International South Africa
Several pedagogies for learning.  
Laura Leeson Projet Jeune Leader Madagascar
Primary Constituent Accountability - What it is and how to go about improving it Best practices in Comprehensive Sexuality Education Working with very young adolescents (ages 10-14)
Kate Lesenger Bridge 47 Scotland, UK
Valerie Lewis Education and Training Boards Ireland Ireland
Mapping content to the learning outcomes and teaching and learning in the post primary curriculum.
Susanne Loher Südwind Austria (Südwind - Verein für Entwicklungspolitik und globale Gerechtigkeit) Austria
experience in GCE in formal and non-formal education, teachers' training etc.
d'Arcy Lunn Teaspoons of Change Australia
Carminda Mac Lorin Katalizo Canada
Carolina Magdalene Maier Danish Adult Education Association Denmark
We stand on a platform of "folkbildung" in Denmark which is quite unique. Our history of cooperatives and cooperative ways of organising youth and adult learing that lies besides the formal education is long and traditional.
Golaleh Makrooni Tampere University Finland
Education and migrant family students.
Jennifer Manabat Philippine Red Cross Philippines
Good Laboratory Practices Document Control Biosafety and Biosecurity
Paolo Mascia ISCOS Piemonte Italy
Tran Max Fingo Finland
Graeme McMeekin Tearfund United Kingdom
Goran Mitrovic Association "People's Parliament" Serbia
Sandra Morrison International Council of Adult Education (ICAE) New Zealand
As per above. I am very much embedded in my indigneous community in NZ and have extensive experience of also working in the South Pacific which has its own unique experiences
Joan Mowat University of Strathclyde Scotland
Willie Ngambela Monze Community Development College Zambia
Gender related issues in Education.
Peterson Njagi Comenius University in Bratislava - FSES Slovak Republic
Sarah Nuedling Fachstelle Globales Lernen, Kirchenkreis Hamburg Ost Germany
Design and facilitate trainings on GCE and transformative education, facilitate and organise group learning processes and multi-stakeholder dialogues, working with concept of systemic change.  
Mariam Osman Bridge 47 / Fingo Finland
Karoliina Paakkinen Bridge 47 / Fingo Finland
Alita Pan MeiSha Bilingual School 中国
ICT
Joanna Pankowska Polska Akcja Humanitarna Poland
Critical global education, lifelong learning, creating materials for all levels of education, from interactive games to substantive publications, focus on autoreflexion
Xose Luis Pastoriza-Rozas University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
Gil Pereira Associação Famalicão em Transição / YUPI - Youth Union of People with Initiative Portugal
Mostly around the methodologies and practices of non formal education and environmental education, mainly focus with youth, but not strictly, and the approaches of making it complement with the formal education (schools and other similar educational systems).
Daniel Perell Baha'i International Community United States
Eleftheria Photiou NGO Support Centre Cyprus
Eleftheria Photiou NGO Support Centre Cyprus
Tiina Piipponen Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Finland
My educational background is in international and global politics as well as in intercultural encounters, I also have teacher qualifications and I have experience in teaching HEI students intercultural learning including global citizenship aspects
Oona Piipponen University of Eastern Finland Finland
Intercultural learning and encountering,
Using stories and storytelling to form reciprocal relationships,
Storycrafting method,
Developing global citizenship education with primary school aged children,
Children's perspectives and participation,
Nathalie Porte Union des associations e-graine France
We will be able to share the results of the action-research at work on our migration education programme "One world Citizen". This action-research studies cooperative multi-actor governance (State, ministries, experts, financial donors, NGOs) designed to deploy the societal impact of this educational programme. The aim is to share the methodology at work within the movement and with our partners in order to initiate this cooperative process. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Svitlana Poznyak Institute of Social and Political Psychology Ukraine
Tomáš Profant Comenius University Slovakia
Silvia Puente Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) Spain
AHM Bazlur Rahman Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication Bangladesh
Role of Community Broadcasting in SDG: 4.7
Antti Rajala University of Helsinki Suomi
Krista Regennitter Stanley Center for Peace and Security United States
NiNa Reichert bridge-it! e.V. Germany
Keri Reid Muthill Primary School/University of Stirling Scotland
Sanna Rekola Fingo Finland
Finnish experiences on critical GCED in practice, the use of values and systemic thinking in GCED and transformative learning, future thinking and foresight practices.
Nepal Rijal Sakcham Rural Nepal Nepal
José João Rodrigues Casa da Esquina Portugal
Maria Rodrigues Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Bragança Portugal
Sally Romilly One World Centre Scotland
Experience of leading GCE workshops for teachers
Katarina Roncevic The Turquoise Change Germany
Sonja Salminen MUNDU - center for global education Denmark
Marie Sandvad Kalundborg High School Denmark
Using the Global Goals for teaching (www.verdensmaalene.dk)
Nicolai Seest &LEARNING Denmark
Knowledge in combining creativity and innovation with the SDGs in education. See https://aktionverdensmaal.net/english/
Agim Selami ZIP Institute Republic of North Macedonia
A key feature of the work of ZIP Institute are detailed, encompassing analyses, initiatives and actions on local, national and regional levels, as well as connecting the processes of research and analysis with tangible solutions to the most pressing problems and contributing to policy-making processes. Our organization has conducted many workshops, desktop and field research projects, round table discussions, seminars and projects against corruption and violent extremism, as well as campaigns for promotion and protection of natural resources. 
Holly Shaw Long Island University United States
Education for Global Citizenship
Mbunkur Shey Vitalis Better Future for All Association Cameroon
I am an SDG advocate and the Founder of Better Future for All Association and has been a volunteer African coordinator with Youth Human Rights and Citizenship Development Initiative and Youth for Human Rights International for promoting entrepreneurship, and SDGs in Cameroon. I am currently a UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Local Pathways Fellow. Leadership experiences I had gained working with young people and as a community leader will be shared with other members to make our world a better place for all. 
Bolanle Clara Simeon-Fayomi Dept of Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Nigeria
My research area is Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, I specializes in indigenous Education. In this context, I use the tools of storytelling to convey messages & knowledge in global citizenship education with stories from all nations.
Christos Simis Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Germany
Critical and analytic skills for philosophical reflection. Making scientific research accessible to non-experts.
Sara Smith Royal Highland Education Trust UK
EufemiA Solinas Global Action Plan Ireland Ireland
We can share our knowledge of utilising DevEd/GCE, ESD and the SDGs as an education tool to enact local change. In addition we can share our learnings from utilizing key community members to help enable community action through a multiplier effect.
Benjamin Stewart Deutsches Insitut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (DIE) Germany
Dr Dalene Swanson University of Stirling Scotland / UK
Colleen Tait Scottish Fair Trade Forum United Kingdom
Knowledge about Fair Trade education and campaigning.
Hanna Tamminen Teachers' Mission Association of Finland Finland
Lorraine Tansey NUI Galway Ireland
The civic role of universities and third level civic engagement policies and practices. 
Tina Trdin Lojtra Slovenia
- knowledge of the development of GE/GCED in the last 7 years (I have been active in the DARE forum and then in the HUB 4 working group at Concord), I was also coordinating the GE working group in Slovenia - Learning approaches to GE, combining GE and awareness raising on the streets (association Lojtra won the APCEIU- UNESCO world award in 2019 for the project GEAgora, would be happy to share the methodology), I am active as a trainer in Global education - permaculture, outdoor approaches to learning- my wish is to bring the learning outside, physically remove the structures which limit us- I am involved in projects which experiment with this.
Alan Tuckett University of Wolverhampton UK
skills in advocacy
Andreea-Loredana Tudorache A.R.T. Fusion Association Romania Romania
Jenni Tuominen Bridge 47 / Fingo Finland
Sebastian Van Hoeck University Center for Development Cooperation Belgium
Judi Varga-Toth Colleges and Institutes Canada Canada
Gillion Vaughn Bridge 47 Finland
María José Vázquez Fundación ETEA - Universidad Loyola Andalucía Spain
We can share our expertise in working with the impoverished South.
Talia Vela-Eiden EADI Germany
Ira Vihreälehto Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland Finland
Patricija Virtič SLOGA - Slovene NGO platform for development, global education and humanitarian aid Slovenia
Global education, communication, campaigning, social media, fake news.
Jacqueline Wallder Vocational Training Development Institute Jamaica
Possibly sharing information on how we advance Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) towards facilitating access and prompting life long learning.
Shirley Walters PIMA South Africa
I have been a professor of adult and continuing education for 35 years and have spent my professional life as an activist scholar in the interests of socio-economic-ecological justice.
Gabriel Weibl Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Institute of European Studies and IR Slovakia
SEEKEP within FSEV Comenius University in Bratislava with AMPRELA
Jan Wenzel VENRO Germany
Deborah Williams The Global Citizens English Project Spain
Marie Wilpers v# Germany
Global Education/ political education
Burcu Yeşiladalı Independent Turkey
Tsvetina Zaharlieva "Youth and Civil Initiatives in the Rose Valley" Bulgaria
Daiga Zaķe Center for Education Initiatives Latvija
Jakub Žaludko Ambrela - Platform for Development Organizations Slovakia
Past experience for Bridge 47
Natinal level advocacy strategies
Experience with regional GCE networks (NSC of CoE, GENE? Bridge 47, CONCORD HUB4)
Stefania Zourka Simulation of the Youth Municipal Council of Kozani, Greece Greece
We have achieved good organizational techniques and teamwork management. We have also, experience in making graphics (infographics, leaflets, presentations) and have increased soft skills, as far as youth work and workshops are concerned.
Johan Stubbe Østergaard Klimasamtalen Denmark

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