It is all about skills for life! Elin brings practical and policy experience from being a youth worker in the South Wales valleys, to working on entrepreneurship and education with Welsh Government and the European Commission. A great believer in the power of networks, enthusiastic and passionate, with predictably strong views on social inclusion and learner engagement! Elin is active in global networks for entrepreneurship education, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and is an expert for the European Commission, European Training Foundation and UNESCO-UNEVOC.
With a background in communication and experience in training and education in the realm of sustainability, Rebecca brings practical capacity building and facilitation expertise to Bantani. In addition, she looks after Bantani’s operations and business development. She is a former fellow of the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative led by the US German Marshall Foundation, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper active in the Brussels Hub and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
With a background in the private sector as well as European policy, Juliet was involved in developing the Knowledge Alliances for the EU’s Erasmus+ programme as well as the HEInnovate self-assessment tool for higher education institutions. She is a firm believer in the need to encourage and support more creative and enterprising attitudes and a visiting lecturer at the Erasmus Hogeschool in Brussels on the topic of current innovations across a range of sectors. Juliet has an abiding interest is social entrepreneurship and the need for adaptive and flexible solutions to meet current societal needs.
Jyoti is a qualified Chartered Accountant with international experience spanning several continents. She joined Bantani in 2020 and is excited to constantly learn at work.
Efka is an international pioneer in entrepreneurial learning, leading innovative policy and practice collaboration across eight countries through SEECEL. Prior to this, Efka held posts within the European Training Foundation as Educational and Entrepreneurial Learning International Expert and Policy Analyst (working with IPA, MEDA and EU countries), and worked in the Croatian National Institute of Education as an Assistant Director. Efka’s main interests, with more than twenty years of professional experience, are within the sphere of human capital development, with a particular focus on entrepreneurial learning and knowledge management.
Russell has significant experience as a teacher, as a school inspector and as an academic in teacher education and research. He has written many books and teaching materials including the best-selling Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher (Routledge), as well as publications on behalf of the Welsh Government for the educational workforce on reflective practice and making the most effective use of data. He has a passion for excellence in teaching at all levels.
Originally a teacher, Tatenda is an experienced workforce trainer and researcher with specialisms in the areas of education, migration and development.
Gwydion Lyn is a former journalist and experienced communicator. Gwydion has been a supporter of Bantani since its inception and looks after Bantani’s communications.
Sander is a researcher and lecturer at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. He has expertise in design thinking (human-centered design) and business modelling of media and ICT.