Ready to be a part of a community bigger than yourself?

We are a committed global group of Change Designers who are dedicated to make a fervent change.

Our consortium are ‘in action’ change designers, and also our mentors, facilitators and friends. Each one is special in the way they make change happen!

If you think your mentorship and leadership can guide us in mobilizing the world around, join our consortium!
To join our consortium, write to us at thechangedesigners@gmail.com

Arvind Singhal, Ph.D.

Dr. ArvindSinghal is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication and Director of the Social Justice Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is also appointed, since 2010, as the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, and since 2015, Distinguished Professor 2, Faculty of Business Administration, HedmarkUniversity of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Singhal teaches and conducts research on the diffusion of innovations, the positive deviance approach, organizing for social change, the entertainment-education strategy, and liberating interactional structures. His outreach spans public health, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, sustainable development, civic participation, democracy and governance, and corporate citizenship.

To know more: http://utminers.utep.edu/asinghal/
Contact: asinghal@utep.edu

Dr. Anjali Capila

What change means to me: “Creating spaces for inclusive and sustainable change”.

Dr. Anjali Capila was an Associate Professor in the Department of Development Communication and Extension at the Lady Irwin College, New Delhi and has a Ph.D from the Department of Home Science, University of Delhi. Her first book, “Images of Women in the Folk Songs of Garhwal Himalayas – A Participatory Research”, is a treatise on how songs can be a powerful source for social communication. She also authored a book on, “Traditional Health Practices of Kumaoni Women – Continuity and Change”, which reflects on how modernity and tradition can coexist with one another without losing their essence. She has been instrumental in starting the study-abroad program with Michigan State University, USA in the Department.

Dr. Capila was on sabbatical to The International Planned Parenthood Federation, South Asia Regional office for three years and worked as the Programme Officer for Adolescents in the Region. She set up several innovative projects for young people in the region and developed a manual on male involvement in SRHR entitled, “Men as Partners in SRHR”.

Anjali Capila is Vice President of Mountain India Peoples Forum, Executive and Governing board member of Institute of Himalayan Environment Research and Empowerment-INHERE, in the Ramganga Valley, Kumaon and Trustee of HIMCON in Tehri, Garhwal. Dr. Capila recently spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health on Traditional Health Practices of Women in Himalayan Communities: A qualitative perspective.

Contact: capila.anjali@gmail.com

Sarita Sanchez

What change means to me: How is change achieved? By positively contributing to people’s improvement – which eventually leads to your own improvement. Or the other way around! As Gandhi said.”

I have been connected to this family of international change makers since 2009, and was lucky enough to collaborate with them once more on this exciting project! About me: I try hard to have a positive impact on the well-being of the environment and communities through my consumer decisions and my professional efforts. I eat organic whenever possible, and I am an active supporter of the responsible management of forests and agricultural lands. Interests: environmental challenges, social change, & visual communication.

Contact: sayayi@gmail.com

 

Dr. Lucía Durá

Dr. Lucía Durá is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the English Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Her work on positive deviance, intercultural communication, and participatory methodologies focuses on understanding and leveraging the assets of vulnerable populations to solve complex problems. To do this work she collaborates with local and global organizations including the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Creative Kids, the YWCA, Project Vida, Save the Children, and Minga Perú. Dr. Durá has received over $150,000 in grants, was a UTEP nominee for the UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016 and is the author of numerous publications. For a complete CV, visit https://luciadura.wordpress.com/

Contact: ldura@utep.edu