The CIT Team
Onyango (Timothy) Otuoma
Justice, reducing bias, inspire cooperation and change are Anja’s passion. She loves to share the potential of CIT. Her own CIT-journey started in 2016 when she met the two CIT designers Dr. Michael Karlin and Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva and joined their working group of practitioners and researchers.
Since the official launch in 2018, she kept being involved, translated the programme into German and facilitates it internationally through the Center for Compassion Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University, as free-lancer and the German Association for Positive Psychology.
She is also involved as Level 2 facilitator, training CIT facilitators to be certified. Anja holds a law degree, specialized in International Law and Human Rights Law, a MA in Humanitarian Assistance and a MSc in Positive Psychology. After twenty years of working in research management, she is now working in the field of conflict prevention as CIT facilitator, mediator and lawyer.
Shane leads the CIT Education Initiative and Coordinates the Global Education Network, which aims to connect educators, those passionate about education, formal and non-formal education centers and institutions across the globe and to offer, support, integrate and share CIT.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Shane lives with his family in Madrid, Spain. He has studied Journalism, and post-graduates in Development Education, Mediation and Restorative Practice. Shane is also a qualified Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, Natural Movement Specialist and Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, all passions which he endeavors to incorporate into his work.
Shane has worked internationally as a facilitator, trainer and educator in a wide range of areas from Peace and Global Education, Youth Work for professionals to teacher training workshops. He has over two decades of experience working for local peace and human rights organizations, as well as larger International NGOs and educational institutions in the Global North and South.
CIT/CCISE - Education Sector Lead, The Centre for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics, Shane@compassionateintegrity.org
Humanitarian, PhD Student, Yogini, Contemplative Practitioner and Teacher, Promoter of the Science Resilience, Well-being, Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE)
Maria has a keen interest in Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, and Compassion (Peace) studies and loves to exchange on views and science with people around these topics. She is a PHd student in Compassion Ethics with Åbo Academy University. She has twenty years of experience in international aid, particularly humanitarian aid.
Prior to her current position with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), she worked with the United Nations.
Maria is a meditation teacher and a Certified Compassion-Based Resilience Training (CBRT) Teacher with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.
She is based in Stockholm, Sweden where she is active as a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher within the Hatha Tradition, offering yoga and meditation weekly within a national health network.