Strategic Evolution of Trans4m, Moving Forward with two parallel initiatives: Trans4m “Co-Creating a World that’s a Home for Humanity” and Trans4m Communiversity Associates “Re-GENE-rating Societies through Social Innovation”
21 June 2019: Trans4m’s co-founders Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem have decided to move Trans4m forward in two parallel and complementary initiatives, one that is more impact-driven with a focus on Integral Development of Self, Organisation, Society, and World, and one that is more research-driven with a focus on Communiversities.
13 is an auspicious number for “transition”, and indeed, today marks the official transition of the original Trans4m into two distinct and complementary initiatives. That constitutes a major evolutionary step for us and will enable us to take our work and the shared Integral Worlds approach to a larger scale.
Trans4m’s co-founder Alexander Schieffer is evolving Trans4m into an impact-driven integral enterprise focused on the “co-creation of a world that’s a home for humanity”. The current Trans4m website will follow and represent this evolution, while also maintaining the knowledge base and initiatives of Trans4m developed so far.
Ronnie Lessem, in complementarity, is setting up Trans4m Communiversity Associates, as a research-driven initiative with a focus on developing communiversities. A new website is in the process of being created to feature their forthcoming research and activities. This website will equally feature the unique knowledge base of Trans4m over these past 13 years.
In their respective foci, both organisations honour, build on and integrate the legacy of the past 13 years of Trans4m, in particular, the shared development of the Integral Worlds approach in all its multiple applications. Both organisations will work in a mutually supportive manner.
The Intellectual Property for the Integral Worlds approach remains equally with both, Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer.
Trans4m Communiversity Associates (TCA), and its constituent research academies, altogether involved in social innovation, are comprised of the following associates:
- Prof. Ronnie Lessem, co-founder of Trans4m and the ZNRA – Zimbabwean Nhakanomics Research Academy -, also with Daud Taranhike, and Dr. Munya Mawere, Co-founder of African Talent Research Group and Publishing in Zimbabwe.
- Dr Anselm Adodo, Director of the Transformation Studies Masters, in association with Ibadan University Institution for African Studies, in Nigeria, and founder of Communitalism in Africa.
- Aneeqa Malik, Founder iSRA – integral Soulidarity Research Academy in the UK also in association with Akhuwat in Pakistan.