New PhDs: Trans4m Fellows Jean Parker, Anselm Adodo and Andrew Nyambayo graduate in Johannesburg

Father Anselm Adodo from Nigeria, Andrew Nyambayo from Zimbabwe and Jean Parker from India/USA, receive their PhD certificates in a moving ceremony at Da Vinci University in South Africa … and are promoted to Trans4m Senior Fellows.

The PhD work of all three candidates has not only been highly rated by external evaluators, it has also led to significant impact on the local communities they dealt with.

In Father Anselm Adodo‘s case, whose focus was on Integral Healing, this is powerfully illustrated in an inspiring video, featuring key milestones of his PhD journey – illustrating powerfully, how he built on Trans4m’s Integral Worlds approach – in particular on Integral Research to Innovation, Integral Development and Integral Dynamics.

Jean Parker‘s PhD focussed on Education for Emergency Preparedness, working with two remote communities in rural Uttarakhand in India. Jean was invited to speak on behalf of the PhD candidates during the Da Vinci President’s dinner on the eve of the graduation. In a moving speech she shared how her own work led to impact on the ground, exemplified the aspiration of a Mode 2 University to create relevant knowledge for burning issues in society, and how the Trans4m process, network and innovation ecology had been key for the success of herself and her two colleagues.

Andrew Nyambayo, senior executive with Zimbabwe’s Econet, had focussed in his research-to-innovation on Integral Marketing towards Technology Inclusion, demonstrating, in co-creation with two Zimbabwean communities, the development potential and impact of mobile telephony for rural Zimbabwe and Africa.

The graduation marked a moment of huge pride for the Trans4m community.

All three candidates are keen to take the integral journey forward, and to serve the movement in their new capacities as Trans4m Senior Fellows.