PEOPLE

 
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CECILIE KJELDSBERG:CO-FOUNDER AND PROJECT COORDINATOR.

Cecilie holds an M.Sc. in Nutrition for Global Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For her dissertation she worked on women’s empowerment and agriculture with Helen Keller International (HKI) in Nepal, where she fell in love with the culture. After graduating, she moved back to Nepal to get more work experience. Her driving force in life is the promotion of well-being for women across all social spectrums. She is also a gymnastics medalists, which proves that she has the ability to accomplish anything she sets her mind to.

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BEATE GODAGER: DESIGN AND PRODUCTION MANAGER.

Beate graduated from Institute of Fashion Design (Designskolen) at Kolding, Denmark in June 2010. Originally from Norway, she has lived in Denmark educating herself as both a tailor and pattern cutter, before becoming a fashion designer. She is socially conscientious person with a clear determination to help strengthen women’s rights to earn their own income.

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Rune-André Tveit:Co-Founder and Company Ambassador

Rune holds an MA in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex, and Bachelors degree in Peace and Conflict studies from Bjorknes University College, Oslo. He has also been an intern for the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Nordic Office, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rune is a very outgoing, and conscientious person. He is also a vivid runner, who ran his first Marathon in May 2017.

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PUJA KUMARI: HEAD OF TRAINING AND CO-DIRECTOR.

Has a Masters of Arts in Ancient History from the Department of Ancient History at the Bodh Gaya University. Started her own textile shop in 2014. She was the head of training in a local women's empowerment programme conducted by PWT, where 90 women was given basic textile training between 2010-2014. Possesses considerable knowledge in textile production, and team building. She dreams of becoming a designer herself one day. She has a strong desire to empower women to become independent and decide over their own economy.

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PANKAJ KUMAR: COMMUNITY MOBILISER.

Pankaj holds an MA in Ancient History from the Department of Ancient History at the Bodh Gaya University. He established a Community Based Organization in 2004, and has been integral in developing women's empowerment and education projects in Sujata. Pankaj holds solid knowledge in Hindi (mother tongue), English (fluent) as well as basic Spanish and Japanese. Having grown up in the Sujata village he holds significant knowledge about the culture, needs and capacities of the local population.

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GUNELIE Winum:Advisor and Company Ambassador

Gunelie is an economist by profession who has worked with development issues, sustainability and ethical trade for nearly three decades. She has trained numerous brands and retailers and +2000 suppliers across sectors and countries on decent work and social dialogue. Some of her expert fields includes: Responsible Buying, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) strategy and Cost of Compliance Calculations.


OUR ADVISORY BOARD

We are very proud to be able to collaborate with people with broad experience and cutting-edge expertise in the subject area where we want to work.

Gunelie Winum

Anne Slaaen

Palla Masdottir

Roar Smelhus