Who we are

Trans4m Communiversity Associates (TCA) is an innovative and associative  new global venture that combines the best of co-creative consultancy, with an analytical edge that assists in transforming your local society. Developed over forty years, through the work of Trans4m, TCA offers tools and techniques for releasing what we call a Communiversity GENE-alogy. That is a local learning space for liberating the DNA of your culture, so that people generate new ways of releasing their potential, economically, socially, culturally and communally.

We are a local-global association of integral enterprise and societies from around the world having a shared common cause of transformative and regenerative practices to emancipate individuals and organisations from mono-cultural or what we term as ‘pragmatic western’ thinking. In doing so, our aim is to further integrated forms of education, knowledge creation and societal regeneration.

We draw substantively upon Ecological and Anthropological, Economic and Business Studies each set within a Southern, Eastern, Northern or Western context, in theory and also in practice.

Our Board Members

Prof (Dr) Samanyanga Ronnie Lessem

Chief Integral Research Coordinator & Co-founder

Co-founder Trans4m Centre for Integral Development 

Dr Aneeqa Malik

Islamic Research Coordinator & Co-founder TCA

Visionary Integral Soulidarity Research Academy

Our Processes


Social Research and Innovation

Whilst technological innovation forever gathers pace, most visibly today in the ICT field, so called social innovation remains left out in the cold, or at most paid lip service to. There is not newly substantive economic or enterprise foundation, emerging, and indeed there is no ontological (theory of reality) emancipation from the old economic and enterprise forms. There is then a virtually complete absence of any fundamental transformation, of structure and process, in economy and enterprise. 


Sustainability to Integrality From SDGs to MDI’s

Many of us, academics and practitioners alike, are under the illusions that there is such a thing as scientific method, in the singular, and a corresponding form of measurement to go with it. Whereas that may be the case in the natural science, it is patently not the case in the social sciences, including therefore the fields of economics and management. In our text on Integral Research and Innovation, we reveal that there are at least some sixteen such recognized, social scientific methods or methodologies, each of which has endured for almost a century, if not more.


Four Economic Path & A Moral Economic Core

We believe, there are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us, by prevailing academic establishments – in economics departments and business schools alike.


Managing in FOUR Worlds

The GENE is set in motion by an inner spark, an initiation of an individual or a community, who either experience an internal impulse for growth, change or transformation which is calling for internal integration, or an outer impulse for such, which is caused by addressing an outer issue.

Our Communiversity Process & Structure

Trans4m Communiversity Associates (TCA), with its four-fold approach (community, sanctuary, academy and laboratory) is a catalyst and driver to sustainable and integral approach to social, economic, technological and cultural innovation in every society, through collaboration with individuals and institutions in every continent towards the regeneration of societies.

Our Communiversity has a fourfold structure of:
  • Grounding in Community, defined by particular social and economic boundaries
  • Emerging Local Core Values and Spirituality (what we term the ‘Pilgrimium’)
  • Navigating through a Research Academy, using culturally appropriate Research Methodologies, Systems and Processes
  • Effecting a series of Co-Laboratories, with the purpose of generating enterprises, in business, arts, science, culture and the social economy, that meet local needs.

We believe that every person, every society, every culture is unique and has specific contributions to make to societal growth in association with other cultures and societies. And that challenges we face in the present century can also be overcome when we all join hands locally and globally, collectively and institutionally to confront the challenges.

The Idea of the Communiversity

What kind of knowledge do we need to survive in the present century and next?

Do the current modes of knowledge creation and application address the challenges of the 21st century? How do we bridge the dichotomy between being and knowing, research and innovation, theory and practice? Perhaps for the first time, a group of scholars—a veteran Afro-European political philosopher, a Catholic cleric and social scientist, and an Anglican priest/political economist—have taken a step further and asked: is it possible to re-imagine and re-invent the global university system?


Our Research Academies

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