InnoVuntu

An ALT Foundation Initiative

InnoVuntu

An ALT Foundation Initiative

Humanity
Climate Change
Do No Harm
Community
Access to Opportunities
Transformation
System Based Solutions
Helping People
Climate Justice
Fostering Networks
Economic Justice

InnoVuntu brings together experts in climate change, innovation, healthy growth, systems thinking, health, education, entrepreneurship, and transformation. They share collective passion and commitment for a future where people, ecosystems, and economies thrive—in Zambia, Africa, and the world.

Our name is a combination of two words: Ubuntu (a Zulu word embodying the concept that a person is a person only through other people and that community is a primary building block of a humane society) and Innovation.

Our Team

InnoVuntu brings together experts in climate change, innovation, healthy growth, systems thinking, health, education, entrepreneurship, and transformation. They share collective passion and commitment for a future where people, ecosystems, and economies thrive—in Zambia, Africa, and the world.

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Dr. Kabwe Mubanga

Zambia

Kabwe Mubanga, a lecturer at the University of Zambia, is a climate change specialist under theNational Technical Committee ...
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Mutukwa Mooya 

Zambia

Mutukwa Mooya works for the Public Service and State-Owned Broadcaster, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation ...
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Daniel Kamanga

South Africa

Daniel Kamanga is the founder and executive director of the ALT Foundation, which conducts leadership training in partnership with...
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Gift Lubele

South Africa

Gift Lubele, a former research engineer at one of the leading telecommunications companies in South Africa, is co-founder and chief ...
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Kapambwe Mwelwa

Zambia 

Kapambwe Mwelwa is an executive member of the Africa Leadership Transformation (ALT) InnoVuntu project in Zambia...
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Tuliswayo Muteba

Zambia

Tuliswayo Holds an MSc in Environment and Natural Resource Management from the University of Zambia...
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Monika Aring

Seattle

Monika Aring helps design and lead future search stakeholder forums throughout the world. From 2015-2018 she advised ...
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Akufuna Muyunda

Zambia

Akufuna is a Pan Africanist with over 10 years’ experience in advocating for youth development, climate justice, and environmental...
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Shafeea Zubair

Maldives

Shafeea Zubair codesigned the recent Zambian Climate Leadership Summit. From the Maldives, she has spearheaded transformative...
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Rachel Barwell

New Zealand 

Rachel Barwell, an adult education and literacy expert, focuses on climate action in New Zealand and climate leadership ...
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Joni Praded

Boston

Joni Praded has been publishing and consulting on the nexus between environment, economy, and politics for more than three decades...
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Larry Hulbert

Seattle

Larry Hulbert is a Senior Advisor with Fab Foundation at MIT, and Aravind Eye Institute in India. He has 50 years of experience in ...

Our Values 


Humanity

An acceptance that humanity is at a dangerous tipping point.

Transformation

A commitment to turn our time of uncertainty and crisis into a time of positive transformation.

Climate Change 

A commitment to alleviate the immense and escalating suffering caused by climate change and inequality.

Climate Justice

A desire for lasting climate justice for people and for nature.

Economic Justice

A desire for lasting economic justice and an acceptance that it will require new economic mindsets and models.

Do No Harm

A moral obligation not to perpetuate systems or practices that harm people or the planet.

System Based Solutions 

A belief that systemic problems can only be solved with system-based solutions.

Community

A faith in the healing power and innovative potential of community and networks, in both human and ecological systems.

Fostering Networks 

A commitment to fostering networks, supporting the strategies they identify, and helping communities achieve their goals (or, in the case of natural systems, repair themselves).

Helping People

A resolve to support economic approaches that can help all people thrive while also solving “wicked” problems.

Access to Opportunities 

A resolve to boost not just access to opportunity but to also ensure education, better livelihoods and lives, and better social outcomes.

Restoration

A belief that communities and ecosystems can be restored.

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