The Inspiration Movement
for Arts Leadership and Social Change

Gila Amitay

A senior lecturer at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College and the head of the Center for Action Research and Social Justice. She received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. She teaches at the department of criminology and a is member of several human rights and children’s’ rights organizations. Her main research […]

Cerinah Nalwoga – Inspiration Connect

Cerinah Nalwoga is the former chief finance officer of Milima Technologies Uganda, a growing cyber-security firm focused on building cyber smart communities and organizations. With a Textile and Ginning Engineering background, Cerinah’s passion for finance and management led her to pursue ACCA. She worked as a Business development lead in the same organization and demonstrated […]

Edward Waddimba

Inspiration Connect Waddimba Edward is a self-taught artist apprenticed under the mentorship of the late Fabian Mpagi Kamulu who was a director of Nommo Gallery. His versatile practice has attracted a number of commissions and employment to a number of local art collectives in a bid to discover opportunities out of what seems to be […]

Abigail Agwang

Abigail Agwang graduated with a BA in Industrial Art and Design from Makerere University. She is a motivational speaker who inspires young people like her to be purpose driven. Abigail has been participating in academic researches including collecting data for organizations and presenting findings from the studies. Abigail is an accomplished visual artist with vast […]

Mugisha Happy Innocent

Mugisha Happy Innocent holds a BA of Development Studies and Master of Public Health. He is a practicing artist, dealing in ceramics majorly. Currently Happy manages a Youth Initiative for Prosperity Africa (YIPA). YIPA is an NGO that promotes empowerment through skills development, community capacity building, environmental management and conservation, OVC support, and many more […]

Tamar Zirinski-Mozel

Tamar is a social entrepreneur and the executive director of Inspiration- Arts for Humanity. She leads the organizational processes, combines humanitarian and artistic perspectives, and promotes entrepreneurship, sustainability, female (and human) solidarity, empowerment and innovation in strategic projects of the organization. Her long-standing partnership with Brit Olam-Topaz began in 2007 when she was employed as […]

Kitto Derrick Wintergreen – IIA mentor

Kitto (Kampala) is a graduate of the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He is currently the Acting Head of Fine Art Department at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD) in Namulanda, Uganda, where he also teaches visual communication design and weaving. In 2017 Kitto Joined the Kampala Working Group of the Another […]

Anna-Lisa Klages

Anna-Lisa joined Inspiration in December 2015 and has since been responsible for the global projects management. Art, psycho-social trauma responses and international development have long been the focus of her academic interest. She holds a B.A. in Art Therapy from Stenden Hogeschool, Netherlands and will complete her M.A. in Social Work with Specialization in Crisis […]

Nakato Mary Gorrette – Project manager, Mirembe

Nakato Mary Gorrette graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Industrial Art and Design at Nkumba University. She also got a master’s degree majoring in multimedia crafts at Kyambogo University. She participated in a number of trainings and conferences related to arts and social entrepreneurship. After Bachelor’s degree Mary owned and operated a small shop […]

Sailas Okwairwoth – Country Director

Sailas Okwairwoth is the country director at Topaz-inspiration. Sailas comes from Pakwach, Uganda. Holds a BA in Development Studies (first-class honors) and a Master of Public Health from Uganda Christian University (UCU). He volunteered at UCU as a teaching assistant (tutor) and participated in several academic research projects, including a study of Gender-Based Violence and […]

Bruno Sserunkuma

Bruno Sserunkuma graduated with a B.A (F.A), and M.A (F.A) and PGDE from Makerere University. He is currently lecturing ceramics in the Department of the Industrial Art and Applied Design at Makerere University. He has been involved in a number of research and projects promoting crafts, including, gender and development (GAD) small project, Artists in […]

John Kyewalyanga – IIA Mentor

John graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bugema University in Uganda. He also attended Makerere University Business School where he graduated with Diploma in Accounting. John has 12-years’ experience in finance and administration. He served at credit and banking institutions and at education institutions in Uganda. At the banking sector, John worked as […]

Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule

Kizito Maria Kasule is the founding director of NIAAD (2009), a private art institution which offers diplomas and certificates in Art and Design, and currently the Dean of the Margret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University. A graduate of Makerere University, Kizito holds a PhD in Art History and MAFA in sculpture […]

Sharon Gill

Sharon has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in design from Bezalel Academy and a master’s degree in Historical studies from Tel Aviv University. She has a lot of interest in the academy world. She had the pleasure of serving as the Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC (2008-2010).  I collaborated with both […]

Or Greenwald

After his return to Israel following his service at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, FL as the Director of Jewish Life he decided to maintain his civic involvement and joined Topaz Board with the mission to promote social activism in Israel and across the globe.  As a board member, he is trusted to […]

Brit Golnal Change Makers

The development of an international network of Capacity Building, Community and Volunteer Centers in Under-Industrialized Countries, is founded on the core values of of brotherhood, solidarity and joint actualization of the universal values of the Jewish culture; love of mankind, recognition of the social and civil rights of all of humanity, and a commitment towards solidarity […]

Inspiration Center at Bikaat Kinorot

In 2014, Inspiration Arts launched The Israeli Center for Art, Community and Environment at Bikaat Kinrot in the Jordan Valley. The center guides and leads activities and enterprises of communal, environmental and activist art, aiming to empower communities in the northern region of Israel. The center has four main branches: a public regional art center; a networking […]

Muse International

International Refugee Center for Art and Social Entrepreneurship, Uganda Muse-int. is an International Art and Leadership Educational Program offering refugee youth a unique chance to acquire a wide range of artistic and leadership skills. The four-year program is a joint venture of Inspiration, Brit Olam, a non-profit international development organization, and the Naggenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD). It […]

Tamar Alkobi – Mirembe

Tamar Alkobi is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and creator who leads global organizational processes, combines humanitarian perspectives with high-end business solutions. She promotes entrepreneurship, sustainability, female empowerment and innovation in strategic projects of organizations and entities. Tamar is studying BA Studies in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration at the IDC Herzliya. She has worked in Uganda, Australia […]