Growing a GMF Educators' Community
"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching,
and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Freedom
Creating Opportunities for Leaningful Encounters 

(Please Note: All educators here have been
kind enough to share their rich experience, knowledge/expertise, and lessons on a voluntary basis.)
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Community Elders. Public Intellectuals. Peers. Teachers. Sufis. Zen Masters. Activists. Mystics. Shamans. Ecologists. Parliamentarians. Alternative Healers. Innovators. Gandhians. Religious Leaders. Scientists. Marxists. Film Makers. Feminists. Agroecologists. Social Entrepreneurs. Minimalists. Asylum Seekers. Indigenous Activists. Community/Knowledge Integrators. Spiritual Guides. Artists/Painters. Graphic Artists. Writers/Novelists. 'Off the Grid-ers'. Media Professionals. Researchers. Young Seekers. 

Somboon Chungprampree (Moo)
General Secretary,
International Network of Engaged Buddhist (INEB)
Bangkok, Thailand
(Engaged Buddhism)

Dr. Paul Martens
Associate Professor of Ethics
Department of Religion, Baylor University
Texas, USA
(Ethics and Related Areas)

Prof. Danial Bin Mohd. Yusof
Associate Professor
International Institute of Islamic Civilisation
IIUM Kuala Lumpur Campus
Malaysia
(Peace and Conflict Studies/Islam)

Preeti Singh
Ayurveda Counsellor
Birth Village, Kochi, India
Hale Pule Ayuveda and Yoga
New Zealand/India
(Food and Ayurveda) 

Prof. Dr. Felix Wilfred
Retired Professor, Madras University.
Founder-Director
Asian Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies
Tamil Nadu, India
(Inter-Faith/Cultural Studies/Catholicism)

Uday Khedkar
Co-Founder and Director
LifeLearning Solutions
Mumbai, India
(Personal Transformation and Mindfulness Concerns) 

 
Adrian Anthony Pereira
Social Justice Advocate
Co-Founder & Executive Director of North-South Initiative
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(Human Rights/Dignity/Integrity/Migrants/Regional Activism)

Dr. Anwar Fazal
Pioneering Malaysian advocate for Environmental and Consumers’ rights
Right Livelihood Laurette (1982: Alternative Nobel Prize)
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
(Social Innovator/Global Activist/Alternative Nobel Prize Awardee/Community Elder)

Dr. Kiranmayi Bhushi
Associate Professor
Indira Gandhi Open University
New Delhi, India
(Sociologist/Sociology of Food)

 
Louis Mathews
Freelance
Film/Visual Media Teacher, 
Film Festival Organiser, Cineaste
Trivandrum, India
(Film Aesthetics/Film Festival Organiser)

Dr. Dicky Sofjan

Core Doctoral Faculty

Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Graduate School, Universitas Gadja Mada (UGM),

Jogjakarta, Indonesia
(Human Dignity and Compassion/Foundations for Human Rights)

 

Dr. David Haley

Former Director of the Ecology In Practice Research Group, 
MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University. UK
Presently Visiting Professor of Futures Thinking in Art and Design 
Zhongyuan University of Technology, China

(Artist, Researcher and Eco-pedagogue)


Santhosh George
Director and Musician
Resonance School of Music
Thiruvananthapuram, India
(Musician/Music Teacher/Music Composer for Change)

 
Dilip Patel 
Learning Facilitator
Certified Zentangle Teacher/Happiness
Mindset Coach 
Bangalore, India
(Structured Doodling for Meditation)
Fr. Alwyn Rodrigues SJ
Communications Scholar
Bhubaneswar, India
(Media and Communication Stiudies/Social Media)

Prof. Amitesh Mukhopadhyay
Department of Sociology
Jadavpur University
Kolkata, India
(Sociologist/Environmental Sociologist)
Jinan KB
Existential Knowledge Foundation,
Kerala
Adjunct Faculty, IDC, IIT,
Mumbai, India
(Cognitive Rights/Cognitive Activist)
Dr. Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj
Michael Jeyakumar Devarai
Chairperson, Socialist Party of Malaysia
Former Member, Malaysian Parliament  (2008 - 2018)
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
(Socialist Theory and Practice/Parliamentarianism/ Political Economy/Author)
Dr. Nadira Khatun
Assistant Professor
School of Communication
XIM University, Bhubaneswar,
India
(Post-Colonial Theory/Media and Communication/ Feminism/Islam and the Media)
Dr. Nimesh Lamsal
Principal, Bhagwati School
Sindhuli, Nepal
(Yoga Philosophy/Medical  Humanities/English Literature/Storytelling)
Tom Thomas 
CEO, 
PRAXIS - Institute of Participatory Practices 
Chennai, India
(Development Issues/Participatory Research)
Dr. Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana
Formerly with United Nations University (UNU) - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
(IAS), Tokyo 
Presently Adjunct Professor, The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU). Bangalore, India
(Alternative Health and Healing Practices/Traditional Approaches) 
Dr. Disha Nawani
Professor,
Centre for Education, School of Education,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Mumbai, India
(Critical Approach to Social Research) 
Dr. Swagatha Sinha Roy
Assistant Professor,
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), 
Selangor, Malaysia
(English Literature, Book/Film Club)
Dr. Jyothi Krishnan
Head. Department of Disaster Management, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, India
(Disaster Studies, Livelihood Vulnerability, Local Governance)
Prof. Siby K. Joseph
Sri Jamnalal Bajaj Memorial Library and Research Centre
Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan
Wardha, India
(Gandhian Scholar/Author)

Milind Madhukar Wani
Project Coordinator
Kalpavriksh
Pune, India
(Social/Cultural Activist)

Cavin Odera
Skills Development Trainer
Founder-Director, WA-WA
Home Bay County, Kenya
(Project Conception/Development/Execution)
Dr. Fr. Jojo Fung SJ
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines
(Theology/Shamanism/Catholicism)

 
Sashi Kumar
Founder, Asianet Satellite Network
Trustee. Media Development Foundation
Chairman, Asian College of Journalism
Chennai, India
(Senior Journalist/Media Educator/Media-Prenuer/Political Economy and Media/Author/Film Director)

Dr. Ikhlas Budiman
Assistant Professor
STFI Sadra, 
Jakarta, Indonesia
(Islam and Sufism)

Khoo Salma
Cultural, Heritage and Environmental Activist
Author and Publisher,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
(Cultural and Heritage Activist/Environmentalist/Community Elder)

Prof. Sundar Sarukkai
Former Dean of the School of Humanities
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Founder, Barefoot Philosophers Initiative,
Bangalore, India
(Philosopher)


Xavier Carbonell
President, SIGNIS Cuba 
Cuba
(Writer/Novelist/Storyteller)

Lhundup Dukpa
My Gakidh Village School Project
Bhutan Youth Development Fund
Thimphu, Bhutan

(Educationist/Gross National Happiness/Youth Development)

Dr. Satyendra Nath Mishra
Assistant Professor
School of Rural Management
XIM University, India
(Rural Issues/Management/Policy Issues/Civic Engagement)

Dr. Marcus Bussey
Senior Lecturer in History and Futures
University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
(Historian and Futurist, Educator, Writer/Ananda Marga Educator) 

Dr. Arlene Natocyad
Professor at Interdisciplinary Studies,
Asian Social Institute (ASI)
Manila, Philippines
(Interdisciplinary Studies, Indigenous Studies, Sociologist)
Ashish Kothari

Founder-member, Indian Environmental Group, Kalpavriksh. Taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration. Co-ordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan process. Served on Greenpeace International and India Boards. Helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium.  Integral part of Narmada Bachao Andolan, Vikalp Sangam and Global Tapestry of Alternatives Processes and Radical Ecological Democracy Network.

(Environmentalism/Alternative Futures)


Fr. Mathew Cyril SJ
Zen Master
Bodhi Zendo, Kodaikanal
India 

(Zen Practitioner and Master)

 

Prof. Raymond Ooi
FASc/Quantum and Laser Science Groupa 
Departmwent of Physics
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(Quantum Physicist/Quantum Reality/Fuzzy Logic)
Dr. Arpita Saha
Assistant Professor
School of Communication, XIM University
Bhubaneswar, India
(Interrogating Story Telling/Narratives in News)

Prof. Henry D'Souza
Interim Director and Professor

Grace Abbott School of Social Work
University of Nebraska, Omaha
USA

(Social Work Concerns/Civic Engagement/Development Issues)
Dr. Dev Pathak
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
South Asian University
(Reflexive Sociology, Everyday Life)
Prof. Francis Loh Kok-Wah
Retired Professor of Politics
Science University Malaysia, 
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
(Global and Regional Politics/Students Movement)
Radha Paudel
Author/Activist/Founder for Global South Coalition
for Dignified Menstruation
Kathmandu, Nepal
(Dignified Menstruation, Gender Equality, Peace)
C. Jayakumar
Trustee & Executive Director (Projects), Thanal Trust
Director, Pesticide Action Network-India
Trivandrum, India
(Pesticide Issues, Agroecology, Climate Change)
Dr. Jose Palakeel
Dean of Studies, Ruhalaya College of Theology
Ujjain, India
(Culture & Communication, Theology of Communication, Interdisciplinarity and Communication)
Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed
Professor of International Relations;
Director, Office of the International Affairs; and
Director, Centre for Genocide Studies
University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
(Extreme Violence, Genocides)
Dr Ana Cristina Suzina
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Institute for Media and Creative Industries
Loughborough University London
UK/Belgium
(Freireian Ideas, Pedagogyand Methodology)
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A critical learning journey to understand Self and Self-and-the Other...to make sense of where one is heading...to find ways to contribute to inclusive, compassionate, regenerative  futures.

A journey to get off the highway, the mindless mainstream, reboot and seek a better version of one's Self.