ABOUT US

RISE formed in December 2014 during an International Summit Gathering of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), held in the old fishing village of Yoff, Dakar, Senegal under a sacred baobab tree.

 

We have since merged with the UBUNTU project giving birth to a new vision of Rise Ubuntu Network (RUN). We are a grassroots movement made up of organizations, communities, activists, and leaders dedicated to creating lasting change for the planet, ecosystems, and social justice for all.

MISSION

To remind people of the power of community, that together we are change makers.  Through our actions intentions and purpose a new world is possible. 

VISION

Empowered change makers, thriving eco communities and organisations practising and living  the spirit of Ubuntu and implementing regenerative solutions.

OUR GOAL

To create lasting solutions to current social and climate emergencies, through empowerment and education of individuals, organisations and communities. 

THE TEAM

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NONTY SABIC

Co-Founding Director

  • Environmental and Socila Justice Activist, Facilitator and Bridge Builder.

  • Teacher of Indigenous Knowledge Systems of South Africa

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MARIAN ZEITLIN, PhD

Co-Founder | Council Member

  • Former professor of social science research and founder of the Global Ecovillage Network, Senegal

  • Supporting the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge System in Senegal

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MARIE NAZON, PhD

Co-Founder | Council Member

  • Assistant Professor at NYCC and Ecovillage Design Education Trainer and Author.

  •  Teacher of Indigenous Knowledge Systems of Haiti.

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LARS VAN DORSSELAER

Accounts Manager

  • Volunteer Activist

  • Facilitator

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THERESE HALLGREN

Training Coordinator

  • Volunteer Activist

  • Facilitator