My particular interest is to explore the role social media can play in initiating and sustaining collective action to foster social change and overcome problems such as climate change and poverty.
On SustainableTeams, I write about social and environmental impact or organizations, the role of networks and partnerships, and social technology dedicated to sustainable change.
With 4 colleagues from Germany, Finland, Belgium and the US, I co-founded Radical Inclusion in 2009. Specializing in virtual collaboration, we blend face-to-face tools and processes to support groups and organizations improve teamwork and strengthen their networks.
Before Radical Inclusion, I coordinated and helped shape several organizational networks and communities of practice, including the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights, the Livelihood Support Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Land Coalition, and the International Association for the Study of the Commons.
2010 was the beginning of a new more personal journey: Suficiente – enough in English – is the search for a new way of living in tune with nature and other people instead of extracting value for us only. As a first step my wife and I traveled through the Brazilian Northeast and documented the trip and all we learned at
View a list of the publications I wrote or contributed to.