Dr. Okan Geray has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting in various industries and countries. He has worked in A.T. Kearney global management consulting firm before he joined Dubai Government in 2002. He has worked in Dubai eGovernment, Dubai Smart Government, and more recently in Smart Dubai Office as the Strategic Planning Advisor after its establishment. His responsibilities include Strategic Planning, Strategic Performance Management, Policy Making and Global Thought Leadership. He was the Co-Chair of Enhancing Innovation and Participation Working Group in United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) joint global initiative by ITU and UNECE. This working group addressed Smart Governance, Smart Economy and Smart People aspects in smart cities. He has led two deliverables globally in U4SSC; namely “Guidelines on Strategies for Circular Cities” and “City Science Application Framework”. Currently, he is leading “Guiding Principles for Artificial Intelligence in Cities” thematic group. He was the Co-Chair of “Data Economy Impact, Commercialization and Monetization” Working Group in ITU Focus Group on Data Processing and Management. He is also the Co-Rapporteur of ITU Study Group 20 Question 7 on “Evaluation and assessment of Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities”. He is a member of SDG11 Global Council. He holds double major B. S. degrees in Industrial and Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul Turkey, an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Systems and Control Engineering from University of Massachusetts in USA. He has published journal and conference papers, book chapters and has been an adjunct lecturer in management for 15 years.
IT Leader with more than 20 years of experience in telecom industry, innovation, R&D and international business development in challenging environments. Working on new startup projects including blockchain hub as advisor and connector to ICT relevant business plans and projects. Proven excellence in delivering increased revenues and profitability on projects using new and emerging technologies like BigData, AI and Blockchain. Specialties: General management, strong technical knowledge in IT and telco areas, corporate finance, project management, advisor to emerging technology startups and developing tech strategy on country level.
Tadej Slapnik is director at HashNET, Co-Chair of High Level Group Blockchain for SDG, expert at UN/CEFACT and technical expert at European Blockchain Partnership. He is a former State Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, initiator and signatory of Feel the future declaration: Initiative Blockchain Europe. He is actively involved in promotion, development and smart regulation of blockchain and distributed ledger technology for achieving Sustainable Development Goals at national, European and global level.
Sue Lendrum is currently the Managing Director of Karooz Global a South African registered Marketing Agency established to manage her other international brands. Her Executive MBA with the Financial Times (Pearson PLC) was focused on start-ups, people management and financial training for non-financial managers. She has acquired expertise in people management, analyzing markets and opportunities, developing innovative business strategies and driving business goals; relationship building plus extensive marketing and sales experience in South Africa, USA, UK and Australia. She has also worked for FTSE100 companies and been a key member of several successful start-ups.
Roy Zetisky is an expert in photography and film and has worked on various projects where he has hosted several one-man photographic exhibitions, directed and filmed numerous TV commercials, short films, music videos and so on. Additionally he also has photographically illustrated books, magazine covers and fashion spreads as well. Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards, including Best Cinematography, among others. He is recognized as a key player in the development of the film industry in South Africa. He is a master class lecturer at the SAE Institute, the ORMS Film School and the American Documentary School in Cape Town.
Mia Gibson was born in Cape Town and spent 2 years in the USA and 3 years in the UK during the course of her childhood before returning to South Africa where she completed her schooling and tertiary education. She was awarded a Bachelor of Business Science and an LLB at UCT. She has practiced as an attorney, notary public and conveyance for 20 years in Cape Town and has acted for major banks and financial institutions, property developers and real estate funds in South Africa and other African jurisdictions. In addition she has worked in the energy sector, advising on public private partnerships for energy storage and oil to gas pipelines as well as private energy solutions. She has also acted ad hoc as a High Court judge.
Melissa is a communications specialist whose career has spanned traditional advertising, digital marketing and book and magazine publishing. She has worked with global NGO’s, local government and major brands alike during her career, was the editor of Green Home magazine, The Green Economy Journal and is the founding publisher and editor for Life in Balance. She is a published poet, experienced editor of business books, academic papers, opinion pieces and an expert in crafting sustainability strategies and narratives relating to social, environmental and economic regeneration.
Audrey d’Hotman de Villiers - Desjardins has a master’s in clinical social work from Boston College, USA. She is specialized in social policy development and has managed several NGO projects and institutions in the fields of HIV/AIDS, Drug Addiction, Education, Psychology & others. In the last decade, she ran the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability program of the Rogers Group of Companies. She has a wide range of interests in Social and Environmental fields and is currently serving on several boards of organizations namely the National Social Foundation, Lovebridge Ltd and the Business Mauritius CSR Foundation.
Paramasiva Chengan was the chairman of MACOSS( Umbrella Organisation for NGOs) in Mauritius and has been involved in many Social projects at National and International level, Project Management, strategic planning, policy formulation, communication and building ties with all the stakeholders (NGOs, Government, Private sector, International Organisations and Funding agencies). In the Social sector his relative fields of interest were: Capacity building, Youth Empowerment, Poverty alleviation, Eco friendly Environment, Health Conscious and a Sustainable development advocator. During his mandate as chairman of MACOSS, He has greatly contributed to develop a participatory process leading the NGOs in Mauritius towards better participation in an integrated effort to eradicate poverty and to contribute towards sustainable development. Amongst his achievements, he has organized numerous training workshops for the youth, women, NGOs and “Forces Vives” leaders.
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anAngel is an interactive, socially engaging and gamified tool for simplifying and amplifying positive impact. It is a central repository of information of social and environmental initiatives that unites givers, doers, volunteers, social enterprises and NGOs. It is a powerful campaign management tool. It aims to encourage the community to co-create a better world through contribution to the sustainable development goals.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, set 17 goals to be achieved by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Any organisation may use anAngel; from corporates, to NGOs, social enterprises, suppliers or service providers.
In the first phase of the project, the platform will be accessible only in Mauritius. But keep in tune for further developments!
Yes, the platform is open for anyone who is residing in Mauritius- whether they are from.
Profile verification is a crucial step for us to ensure we attend to our duties of due diligence before on-boarding users.
For our reference in the verification of your profile, we will need the assurance of someone who can vouch for you. You just need to provide us with details of this person—kind of how you include referees to a CV!
Yes, you may use and explore the platform but the functionalities will be severely limited. You will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the platform only after your profile is verified—so make sure you fill in your details conscientiously!
A task left uncompleted or unattended may result in loss of points and demotion on the leaderboard.
As many as you want, as long as the timing for your tasks do not clash with one another.
Yes you may do so, but you will lose task points as a result.
Yes you may. There is a share button available on any particular campaign page. You can share to Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Yes, upon request, you may be issued a certification of participation.
Any user which has registered on anAngel as an “Organisation” can start a campaign. Users registered as “individuals” cannot start a campaign.
The campaigner survey form has been designed for those campaigners who wish to benefit from our impact assessment and reporting services. The form follows the Theory of Change framework used by impact assessment experts worldwide.
No. The campaigner will be offered an option to “Skip” the form if they do not wish to partake in impact assessment; or if they will need our assistance in filling in the form at a later stage.
Foreseeable effects mean any effects- measurable or not- which you can expect to happen, as a result of your campaign. These will guide us to understand the general goals that you are expecting campaign to achieve.
Short term measurable effects refer to specific quantifiable metrics which you should be able to observe in the immediate term, as a result of your campaign. For example: the number of beneficiaries who are directly impacted.
Medium term measurable effects refer to specific quantifiable metrics which you should be able to observe within the span of a couple months after of your campaign. For example: the indirect effects of a campaign, which have trickled down to society as a whole within the medium term.
Long term measurable effects refer to specific quantifiable metrics which you would observe after a year or a couple years, as a result of your campaign. These effects are structural in nature and would signify a change in the system. For example: changing mindsets and habit patterns.
You will receive a notification saying evidence has been approved and you will receive the reward points.
If your evidence has not been approved, you will not be able to submit further evidence as this will add a layer of complexity for our validators. It is thus crucial that you fill in your evidence submission form very carefully!
You can earn anAs upon successful completion of tasks in campaigns that are giving out such points.
Yes you may buy anAs from the platform to use in the Shop.
Yes, there is a payment processing fee upon the purchase of anAs. The service fee stands at 5% and covers Payment gateways charges as well as a small administrative costs.
You can earn kmAs by:
No, you cannot buy kmAs. They can only be earned through good actions.
No kmAs or anAs cannot be converted to money. They can be redeemed for products, services, vouchers and discounts from our partners.
You may check your balance for kmAs and anAs in the “Wallet” section on the dashboard.
As a user you can make donations on the anAngel platform. You can donate your anAs to your friends, to organisations, to campaigns, or to specific SDG causes.
No, you cannot donate kmAs.
No. There is no service fee on the transfer of anAs between the different types of users.
Yes, you can track all your donations through our wallet.
All transactions are accounted for. And all our accounts are audited. Furthermore, all transactions can be checked in respective wallets.
Users and organisations that register as Supplier in their profile can offer products, services or vouchers on the Shop.
Yes. Users who have accumulated kmAs or anAs can redeem products or services from the Shop. Those who do not have anAs may purchase them before redeeming the goods and services of their choice from the Shop.
Yes, there are service charges/ handling fees on the redemption of anAs of items from the shop. These handling fees stand at 3%.