The Inspiration Movement
for Arts Leadership and Social Change

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ronen Koehler

Ronen is a skilled inter-disciplinary executive and consultant with both a technology and military background. His experience includes nearly 40 years in the Israeli Navy, including 17 years as an active service member. While active, Ronen served as a commander in the navy, both a missile boat and a submarine captain, and as an internal […]

Lir Alter

Lir Alter is a social media ninja and a Jewish gangster fan.  She graduated in Political science and communications from Tel Aviv Uni, and also got her master’s degree in US-Israel relations and American Jewry from Haifa University in the Reduerman program, where she wrote her thesis on Jewish and Italian gangsters in Prohibition time […]

Shai Pardo

Shai Pardo is a multidisciplinary artist. He studied painting at Kalisher Institute in Tel Aviv. He exhibited in Israel and abroad. Shai lectured and taught art and photography at Avni Institute, the Institute of Art in Bat Yam, and in many other projects. He founded the Gallery of the Institute of Art in Bat Yam, […]

Vered Levy Unger

Vered Levy Unger is a multidisciplinary artist and  author. She uses the arts as a means of connection between people, between cultures and between man and Makom: which can mean God or place, the inner and outer places. Her art focuses on social and environmental issues. Vered   engages  in entrepreneurial community projects combined with the […]

Dj Diana Up

22 yrs on decks, expert dj of dance music, private events, parties, corporate events, night clubs and festivals. Producing and inventing event concepts including dance, art and movement workshops, since 2006. Among other things, co-creator of Midburn project and the first Djane to play in Sinai peninsula parties and festivals. Has performed also in Germany, […]

Eliana Schejter

Eliana Schejter is an Israeli artist and actress, Born in Jerusalem to Argentine parents Eliana holds a master’s degree in theater from Tel Aviv University, teaches acting, theater and storytelling, and is a lecture in theater teaching at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. She has taken part as a creator and actress in a number […]

Gafnit Salvi

Gafnit Salvi learned at the art academy in Jerusalem. In the last 27 years she is the promoter of The Template Of Peace Youth Movement in Israel, and founder member of the GET School in Israel, developing of models of education to the 21st Century. And the  funder  member and the developing international youth activity […]