We are a motivated team that is still growing. Looking forward to meet you!
Wekesa is a designer in everything he does. He sees potential all around him. His strength lies in his broad knowledge on the circular economy, his never-ending perseverance and his enthusiasm which is contagious. Wekesa has a clear view on how his ideal society would look like, and he doesn’t hesitate to act on it. With his enthusiasm he involves all kinds of people to realize the promises that lie unexploited. Wekesa is driven by a heart full of love for his country and all the living creatures that it holds.
Melody is fascinated about protecting the environment through design. This young woman has an unseen willingness to learn and enjoys interacting with communities. She loves designing the change she wants to see in the world, that’s mainly the reason why she gets up in the morning. Being part of African Circular Economy Network makes it able for her to share her drive and motivation with the world and others.
Leanne is an strategic rethinker, fuelled by an empathic love for people and planet. Infusing eco-centred design in all aspects of their lives. Nothing is off the table: from streetscapes and living/working spaces, to transport, and the food industry her eye for detail catches all the potential improvements that would make the world better. When she's not writing about these and other subjects, she teams up with colleagues at CDN to churn design gems, all in efforts to restore human dignity in spaces, and improve livelihoods.
Emily has a great passion for embedding circular economy in communities. With a background in sustainable and innovative natural resources management, she is keen on helping organisations transition from linear become circular by utilizing waste streams to produce innovative products. She has experience running technical operations and explores ways of integrating circularity into operational designs to improve environmental performance. She believes in empowering others to unlock the immense circular opportunities that are present in Africa.
Chloe was struck by climate change ever since Al Gore released his movie: An inconvenient truth. There’s much to say about this movie, but it surely was a catalyst for Chloe to actively step up for a more just world. Schooled as a graphic designer, she translates visions and ideas into tangible messages. However, philosophizing the issue and thinking about how to deliver the message is - next to the very practical side of design - essential to her. Working with a group of motivated people is what brings her joy. She’s curious and likes to learn new things such as fermenting, writing poetry and designing rituals.