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WHO WE ARE

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WHAT WE DO

Applying High-Impact Approaches

Technical Assistance, Coaching & Mentoring

Learning Labs, Research & Assesments

Capacity Building, Training Tools & Curricula

Process-driven technical inquiry, research and tools to accelerate inclusive development. 

Process Facilitation & Performance Support

Framework Development & Strategy Support

Knowledge Management & Sharing

 

WHAT WE DO IT FOR

Catalyzing Durable, Inclusive Systematic Change

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Market Systems, Value Chain & Entrepreneurial EcoSystems

Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition

Climate Adaption &  Natural Resource Management

Health & Social Systems

Market-led Education, Livelihood, Enterprise & Workforce Development 

Youth, Women & Other Vulnerable Groups

VIKĀRA INITIATIVES

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REGIONS

Countries where Vikāra Institute, formerly operating as EcoVentures International, has run projects or activities.

Africa

​Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Madagascar
​Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
​Zambia
​Zimbabwe

Latin America & The Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
Brazil
Costa Rica
Dominica
Ecuador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadine

Middle East

​Afghanistan
Egypt
Jordan
Morocco
Pakistan

Asia Pacific

​Bangladesh
Cambodia
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Mongolia
Nepal
Philippines
​Solomon Islands​
​Thailand

Europe

​Azerbaijan
​Denmark
​Poland​
​Ukraine

North America

Mexico​
​United States

 

LEARNING & RESEARCH LABS

Vikāra designs & manages research initiatives to explore behavior & systems change within diverse contexts globally.

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Research on market systems resilience in communities in Kenya

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Research on market systems resilience in communities in Nepal

 

TOOL LABS

Vikāra is recognized for designing interactive, unconventional and highly impactful training tools.

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Several fun cartoon series demystifying key market facilitation concepts.

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Practical, participative in person and online training courses.

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Sophisticated synthesis of pathways of change in several different systems.

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Interactive, high impact tools to recreate various contexts and changing conditions within a training room.

 

COLLABORATIVES & COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Vikāra convenes spaces for collaboration & dialogue, fostering innovative thinking & action to solve critical challenges. 

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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS

Vikāra has led the design of several influential conceptual frameworks that are guiding practice in programs around the globe.

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REGIONS

 

MEET OUR TEAM

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

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Dumisani Nyoni

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Dr. Ted Thomas

California, USA

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Nancy Fischer

Washington D.C., USA

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Dr. Gwen el Sawi

Maryland, USA

TEAM MEMBERS

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FOUNDER, BOARD MEMBER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cape Town, South Africa

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Mike Field

SENIOR SYSTEMS THINKING SPECIALIST

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Caroline Allen

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Suzanne Brennan

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C., USA

Andy Hunter

Andy Hunter

PROGRAM MANAGER

Melbourne, Australia

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Abigail Martuscello

PROGRAM ASSISTANT​

Atlanta, GA, USA

Bronté McDonald

Bronté McDonald

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Cape Town, South Africa

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Jim Wallace

FINANCIAL ASSOCIATE​

Washington, D.C., USA

ASSOCIATES

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Katende Robert

ASSOCIATE​

Kampala, Uganda

Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn

MONITORING, EVALUATION & LEARNING ASSOCIATE

Gainesville, Florida

 

WHO WE WORK WITH