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Name: Nicole Cornu

Working languages: English, German, French

Nationality: Swiss

Country of residence: Switzerland

Short profile:

I’m an experienced adult educator and project manager designing and facilitating trainings shaped to the wishes and needs of participants and/or organisations. Valuing diverse backgrounds and present wisdom in the group I create learning opportunities that are visionary as well as action-oriented.

Fields of expertise: Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship Education, Education for Democratic Citizenship, Human Rights Education, Peace Education, Women’s Empowerment, strategy development, project management

Experience with SCI: Involved in the creation of the SCI Peace-Learning tool-kit for youth associations (www.peace-learning.scich.org) I co-facilitated training sessions on Peace Education within No More War workcamps. After having participated in several SCI workcamps I was for two years board member in SCI Switzerland.

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CV: www.linkedin.com/in/nicolecornu/

Year of birth: 1982

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Name: Clara Giberga Fernández de Villarán

Working languages: Catalan. Spanish. English. Italian.

Nationality: Spanish.

Country of residence: Spain.

Short profile:

I am a youth activist in the fields of peace and feminism strongly convinced that education is the most reachable and powerful tool to non-violently transform our societies. For this reason, I chose to be a freelance trainer and facilitator at a local and international level.

Fields of expertise:

I have a curious nature and I like to explore and experience different topics and methods but the ones

Areas I feel more confident in are:

  • peace education and conflict transformation
  • gender and feminism
  • human rights
  • participation and volunteering
  • learning processes
  • organisational development
  • group processes facilitation from process work perspective
  • theatre of the oppressed
  • I am also a continuous learner on anti-racism and global justice.

Experience with SCI:

I started as an activist in SCI back in 2010, coordinating a workcamp in Catalunya after having

participated in a camp in 2008 with another organisation. Then I took part in a No More War Seminar in Albania and the combination of volunteering and pacifism stole my heart; so SCI Catalunya didn’t have to try too hard to kidnap me and this is how it all started.

At first, I was in charge of external representation in the National Youth Council of Catalunya; few months later I joined the board (and I am still part of it, being the president nowadays) and then together with some other activists we put energies to make SCI Catalunya grassroots grow bigger. When that happened we created the Education group which years after transformed into our local Pool of Trainers, which I am still part of; we also created a feminist group called “Akelarre Violeta”.

I was part of the No More War team for two years and especially in the last years I started joining ICMs and to follow more the international dimension of SCI. And when I manage I love continue doing workcamps!

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Year of birth: 1987

Web-site/blog: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claragiberga/

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Name: Simon Jakob

Working languages: German, English, French

Nationality: German

Country of residence: Germany

Short profile:

I studied geography with the minor subjects African Studies, International Politics & Sociology at the University of Leipzig and the Université Lille 1 (France). Before my studies I did a Long term voluntary service in Togo (West Africa). Afterwards I became very active in the preparation & support of new volunteers within the SCI Germany. Since 2014 I’m working as a freelance trainer for anti-discrimination work and climate justice. Beside SCI I’m also part of the Trainerpool of the Transition Town Network. At the moment I am also doing my Master's degree in International Area Studies (M. Sc. ) at the Universities of Halle (Saale) and Leipzig, in which I take an interdisciplinary approach to social-ecological issues.

Fields of expertise:

  • Antiracism and (Post)Colonialism;
  • Climate Change and Climate Justice;
  • Critical Cartography and geopolitics
  • Developpment cooperation;
  • Economic Growth, Degrowth and Sustainability,
  • Group dynamics and Workcamp Coordination
  • Sustainable urban development and mobility;
  • Sexism, Gender and critical masculinity

Experience with SCI: Teamer, Trainer and Campleader since 2012; Preperation and mentoring of LTVs; Local action in local group of Leipzig; Working Group Coordination

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Year of birth: 1991

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Name: Dragana Jovanovska

Working languages: English, Macedonian, Serbo/Croatian

Nationality: Macedonian

Country of residence: Macedonia

Short profile:

I got into the NGO sector about 8 years ago with joining a student organization and focusing on fundraising and corporate relations. At one point I moved back to my home town and joined Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID), that turned out to be a great move leading to life-changing experience.

I am now working as the executive director of CID, and I am an experienced educator working with non-formal education. As an educator and trainer, I have been working mainly with young people and young adults on local and national level, but for the past few years I am also active on the international level.

Besides the Trainer’s pool of SCI, I am part of the Pool of trainers of Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU International), and I was involved with the Pool of trainers of the National Youth Council of Macedonia. I am currently also working as an accreditor for volunteering projects with SALTO South East Europe.

As an educator, I am always trying to find new challanges and inspiration, therefore I am always eager to learn and develop. My newest challange is finding new ways to combine my formal education background in information technologies with non-formal education and youth work.

Fields of expertise: Human rights and human rights education, youth participation, youth policy,  inclusion, intercultural dialogue, radicalization, social entrepreneurship, fundraising and financial management, organizational development, project management, lobbying and networking, education for sustainable development and use of ICT in non-formal education

Experience with SCI:

I have been mostly involved with SCI by working with the SAVA working group, and since 2016 I have been part of the SAVA coordination team.

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Year of birth: 1991

offset your carbon 3

 

SCI offers you the possibility to compensate your carbon emissions when traveling by donating to the Fund of the SCI GAIA MicroGrants Programme which supports activities on sustainable living and climate justice. To do so,

  1. Calculate your emissions and offset on atmosfair.de
  2. Transfer your donation to:

The Association of Service Civil International IVZW

Please indicate 'GAIA MicroGrants Programme' in your bank transfer.

Address: Triodos Bank, Hoogstraat 139/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
IBAN: BE37 5230 8019 4928
BIC (swift): TRIOBEBB

      3. Follow the GAIA MicroGrants Group on Facebook.

 

Why to donate?

climate change and WWI

While focusing on promoting peace, we cannot leave out climate refugees and environmental migrants, people forced to move from their homes due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment which compromise their lives and well-being.

SCI acknowledges that mobility is the hallmark of the 21st century. Yet, as a movement promoting international volunteering for peace, we take responsibility and try to limit carbon production as a side effect of traveling around the globe.

Being committed to both Climate for Peace and Building Bridges campaigns, SCI introduced in 2018 this kind of travel policy, that applies to all participants of our international activities.

In that sense, SCI encourages you all to follow it in all your traveling adventures.

 

What is the SCI GAIA MICROGRANT FUND?

Through this fund, SCI provides financial support for volunteer projects promoting climate justice and sustainable living. Activists from SCI branches and groups can apply for grants of up to 500 Euros and implement projects that combine action and education, and provide practical benefits to the local community.

By increasing the financial capacity of this fund, we can support more projects and have a bigger impact, thus making yet another step closer to climate justice.

 

For more information visit:

Climate for Peace Campaign https://www.sci.ngo/what-we-do/climate-justice-campaign/about-climate-for-peace

SCI GAIA MicroGrants https://www.sci.ngo/what-we-do/climate-justice-campaign/new-gaia-microgrants-programme

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