I am very pleased to be able to announce that Dr Ian Goldman has agreed to join the ColaLife Virtual Advisory. He is the second member and joins Prof Don Nutbeam in support of ColaLife.
About ColaLife Ian says:
Having worked in many countries in Africa it is extraordinary how Coca-Cola reaches into the remotest areas. How wonderful if this distribution system could work for life-saving items. What ColaLife is trying to do is admirable, using the power of the multinationals not just for profit but for good. And the dedication of people like Simon to make this happen is inspiring. Viva ColaLife viva!
Here’s Ian’s brief biography:
Ian specialises in strategic and development planning and the facilitation of short and long term change processes. His main areas of work have been rural development, decentralisation and community-driven development, local economic development and promotion of sustainable livelihoods approaches. He has worked in 18 countries, particularly in South Africa, the UK, Zambia and Mexico, working with all levels of government, civil society and the private sector.
Ian qualified as a soils/agronomist. He worked in Zambia from 1982-7 strengthening the capacity of Serenje District Council to plan and implement a decentralised rural development programme. From 1988-1995 Ian was at the National Rural Enterprise Centre, a UK NGO, working in rural economic development. Ian returned to South Africa in 1995 as a Management Adviser with the Free State Dept of Agriculture in South Africa, assisting the Minister with reforming the rural sector. He wrote this up for his doctorate, awarded in 2001. From 1998-2009 Ian founded and became CEO of Khanya-African Institute for Community-Driven Development (khanya-aicdd). Khanya works with action-learning partnerships in Southern and Eastern Africa to transform development systems to promote sustainable livelihoods and community-driven development. In October 2009, Ian became Team Leader of an EU-funded Monitoring and Learning Facility on Pro-Poor Policy with South Africa’s Presidency, with a particular focus on rural development. He is also a trustee of the Mvula Trust, South Africa’s leading water and sanitation NGO.
Ian is married to Judy, has two adult daughters, and loves gardening, South African jazz, and is about to qualify as a facilitator of Biodanza, a system of music and movement.
Thanks for your support Ian.