THE TEAM BEHIND AKTION REGEN

The imple­men­ta­ti­on of our pro­jects, the accom­p­animent of the Rain Workers in the Afri­can pro­ject coun­tries and the fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment of the Akti­on Regen — Edu­ca­ti­on Pro­grams is only pos­si­ble thanks to the gre­at com­mit­ment of our vol­un­te­ers! Thank you for dedi­ca­ting a lar­ge part of your heart to Akti­on Regen
for so long and con­ti­nuous­ly and for beeing invol­ved in all aspects of Akti­on Regen!
Thank you to the staff at our head­quar­ters in Vien­na — you not only work — you ful­fill your tasks with pas­si­on and dedi­ca­ti­on!

BOARD

maria neu
Prof. Dr. med. Maria Hengstberger
Pre­si­dent

Doc­tor of Gyne­co­lo­gy and Obstetrics, with 40 years of expe­ri­ence prac­ti­cing medi­ci­ne. Trai­ned blind women to per­form bre­ast can­cer exami­na­ti­ons. Foun­der and chair­wo­man of Akti­on Regen, and deve­lo­p­ment worker. Under­took lec­tures throughout Aus­tria offe­ring know­ledge in exchan­ge for dona­ti­ons to build up Akti­on Regen.

MAJutta Reisinger
Dr. med. Jutta Reisinger
Rain Worker Trai­ner

GP in pri­va­te prac­ti­ce in Lienz, Tyrol. Medi­cal con­sul­tant for various deve­lo­p­ment pro­jects, and Rain Worker Trai­ner with Akti­on Regen. Worked on pro­jects in India, Ban­gla­desh and the Phil­ip­pi­nes and mana­ges pro­jects for Akti­on Regen in Kenya, Sudan and Sene­gal.

Dagmar Ransmayr neu heller
Mag. Dagmar Ransmayr
Rain Worker Trai­ner

Psy­cho­lo­gist, Social worker, and orga­niz­a­tio­nal con­sul­tant. Con­duc­ted nume­rous pro­jects abroad and worked as an edu­ca­tio­nal con­sul­tant in India and South Afri­ca. Foun­ded and directs the mul­ti­cul­tu­ral thea­ter group “Die Frem­den”. Mana­ges Akti­on Regen’s pro­jects in Ethio­pia.

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Sita Weinrich
HIV/AIDS Expert

For­mer libra­ry clerk at the secre­ta­ri­at of the United Nati­ons Depart­ment of Inter­na­tio­nal Tra­de Law (UNCITRAL). Spe­cia­list in HIV/AIDS. Under­took the U.N. HIV / AIDS Faci­li­ta­ti­on Trai­ning in Vien­na in 2005 and the Encha­da HIV / AIDS trai­ner cour­se in 2008. Sin­ce 2008 con­sul­tant for HIV / AIDS pre­ven­ti­on for employees at the United Nati­ons in Vien­na. Has been vol­un­tee­ring to teach HIV / AIDS pre­ven­ti­on and sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health edu­ca­ti­on in Eri­trea year­ly sin­ce 2001.

 

 

Christa Ölsböck neu heller
Christa Ölsböck
Depu­ty Cashier

Tax advi­sor until reti­re­ment in 2012, sin­ce then vol­un­teer with Akti­on Regen. Respon­si­ble for pay­roll accoun­ting for the NGO.

Wolfgang Hitschmann neu heller
DI Wolfgang Hitschmann
Cashier

Indus­tri­al and mecha­ni­cal engi­neer. Mana­ged the Aus­tri­an branch of an inter­na­tio­nal elec­tro­nics com­pa­ny until 1999, reti­red in 2000 and has been vol­un­tee­ring with Akti­on Regen sin­ce 2012.

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Mag. Joachim Frank
Desi­gna­ted Cashier

Full-time finan­cial, dona­ti­on and pro­ject mana­ger for the NGO Ami­na (Akti­on for Men­schen in Not, Vien­na).

HEAD OFFICE

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Mag. Nina Gruy-Jany
PR, Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, Fund­rai­sing

Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on spe­cia­list, life and social coun­selor, fami­ly and health coach, his­to­ri­an. Expe­ri­en­ced in mar­ke­ting acti­vi­ties at Aus­tria. Red Cross; Psy­cho­log. Con­sul­ting and coa­ching prac­ti­ce for fami­lies, women, child­ren. Estab­lish­ment and manage­ment of the fami­ly cen­ter “Men­schen­gar­ten” .

MA_Ines Kohl
Dr. Ines Kohl
Pro­gram Direc­tor

Social anthro­po­lo­gist, from 2005 to 2015 employ­ed as a rese­ar­cher at the Aus­tri­an Aca­de­my of Sci­en­ces and guest lec­tu­rer at natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal uni­ver­si­ties. Rese­arch in Libya and Niger and aut­hor of several books and nume­rous arti­cles. Chair­wo­man of AMINA, co-foun­­­der of IMARAN, Aoo­cia­ti­on Autri­che-Niger. Employ­ed as Pro­ject Coör­di­na­tor at Akti­on Regen sin­ce 2018 and Pro­gram­me Mana­ger sin­ce 2019.

 

Mamdou
Mamadou Koné, MES
Rain Worker Trai­ner, net­wor­ker of the dia­spo­ra in Aus­tria

Hono­ra­ry Con­sul of Mali, Akti­on Regen Trai­ner and Pro­ject Mana­ger for Mali. Respon­si­ble for net­wor­king among the Afri­can Dia­spo­ra Com­mu­nities in Vien­na. Mas­ter of Euro­pean Stu­dies and PhD stu­dent at the Insti­tu­te for Poli­ti­cal Sci­ence and Inter­na­tio­nal Rela­ti­ons at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na.

 

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Angelika Lackner
Secreta­ry and Accoun­tancy

Has mana­ged the day-to-day office ope­ra­ti­ons sin­ce 2000; in addi­ti­on to admi­nis­tra­ti­ve, accoun­ting and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on tasks, she sup­ports Dr. Hengst­ber­ger with making her ide­as rea­li­ty.

As a long-time employee, I have seen the steady pro­gress under­ta­ken by Akti­on Regen. For me it is nice to see what Akti­on Regen has done over the years and to wit­ness how big ide­as can ulti­mate­ly be tur­ned into small pro­jects that posi­tively influ­ence and impro­ve the lives of thousands of women in Afri­ca. It makes me proud to be able to make a con­tri­bu­ti­on to this cau­se.”

RAIN DOCTORS AND TRAINERS

francis mukoya
Francis Mukoya
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Kenya

Expe­ri­en­ced Com­mu­ni­ty health and medi­cal labo­ra­to­ry tech­no­lo­gist with over 20 years’ expe­ri­ence in medi­cal labo­ra­to­ry tech­no­lo­gy and over 5 years over­all expe­ri­ence in lec­tu­ring, trai­ning, faci­li­ta­ting in both public and pri­va­te uni­ver­si­ties in Kenya. Con­sul­tant on sexu­al repro­duc­ti­ve health among  young peop­le, and for pri­va­te and Non-Gover­n­­men­­tal Orga­niz­a­ti­ons.

Rhodah Katasi, Hebamme MMC
Rhodah Katasi
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Ugan­da

Heb­am­me und Lei­te­rin des Mirem­be Medi­cal Cen­ters in Ssumbwe, Ugan­da. / Mid­wi­fe and head­mas­ter of the Mirem­be Medi­cal Cen­ter in Ssumbwe, Ugan­da / Sage-femme et directri­ce du cent­re médi­cal Mirem­be à Ssumbwe, Ougan­da.

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Samuel Douglas Bbosa
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Ugan­da

Stu­dent der Medi­zin, Akti­on Regen Rain Worker Trai­ner seit 2019 in Ugan­da / Stu­dent of Medi­cal Stu­dies, sin­ce 2019 Akti­on Regen Rain Worker Trai­ner in Ugan­da /  Étu­di­ant en méde­ci­ne, Akti­on Regen Rain Worker Trai­ner en Ougan­da depuis 2019.

Admasu M
Admasu Mentire
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Ethio­pia

Expe­ri­en­ced pro­gram spe­cia­list, and moni­to­ring and eva­lua­ti­on focal per­son in KMG ETHIOPIA (www.kmgselfhelp.org) with skills in pro­gram­mes deve­lo­p­ment and manage­ment, com­mu­ni­ty and social ser­vices. Cur­r­ent­ly mana­ging pro­jects focu­sing on gen­der, child­ren, youth and other mar­gi­na­li­zed socie­ties in Ethio­pia. Sin­ce 2015 working as lead trai­ner of Rain Workers and pro­ject focal Per­son for Akti­on Regen pro­ject in KMG Ethio­pia.

Joan Khamala
Joan Khamala
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Kenya

Reti­red ban­ker and with a spe­cia­li­ty in mar­ke­ting. Foun­der mem­ber of  “Tog­e­ther in Action” (CBO) focu­sing on Girl child-women and Gen­der Based Rights issu­es. Civic Educator/trainer with 20 years expe­ri­ence. Worked with FEMNET and UN women on advo­cacy, civic edu­ca­ti­on plat­forms. Sin­ce 2020 trai­ner for Akti­on Regen in Kenya.

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Edith Kaslatter
Rain Worker Trai­ner in Sudan

Aca­de­mic Psy­cho­lo­gist, Edu­ca­tor, Phi­lo­so­pher; several trai­nings in psy­cho­so­cial and psy­cho­the­ra­peu­ti­cal com­pe­ten­ces; Trai­ner of Akti­on Regen; Self-employ­ed work sin­ce 1980 in her Psy­cho­the­ra­peu­tic office; sin­ce 2007 huma­ni­ta­ri­an work in Sudan, 2014 foun­da­ti­on of EMoti­on — asso­cia­ti­on for social deve­lo­p­ment, pro­jects for edu­ca­ti­on and health in Sudan EMoti­on is pro­ject part­ner of Akti­on Regen in Sudan sin­ce 2017

Mamdou
Mamadou Koné, MES
Rain Worker Trai­ner, net­wor­ker of the dia­spo­ra in Aus­tria

Hono­ra­ry Con­sul of Mali, Akti­on Regen Trai­ner and Pro­ject Mana­ger for Mali. Respon­si­ble for net­wor­king among the Afri­can Dia­spo­ra Com­mu­nities in Vien­na. Mas­ter of Euro­pean Stu­dies and PhD stu­dent at the Insti­tu­te for Poli­ti­cal Sci­ence and Inter­na­tio­nal Rela­ti­ons at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na.

 

MAJutta Reisinger
Dr. med. Jutta Reisinger
Rain Worker Trai­ner

GP in pri­va­te prac­ti­ce in Lienz, Tyrol. Medi­cal con­sul­tant for various deve­lo­p­ment pro­jects, and Rain Worker Trai­ner with Akti­on Regen. Worked on pro­jects in India, Ban­gla­desh and the Phil­ip­pi­nes and mana­ges pro­jects for Akti­on Regen in Kenya, Sudan and Sene­gal.

Dagmar Ransmayr neu heller
Mag. Dagmar Ransmayr
Rain Worker Trai­ner

Psy­cho­lo­gist, Social worker, and orga­niz­a­tio­nal con­sul­tant. Con­duc­ted nume­rous pro­jects abroad and worked as an edu­ca­tio­nal con­sul­tant in India and South Afri­ca. Foun­ded and directs the mul­ti­cul­tu­ral thea­ter group “Die Frem­den”. Mana­ges Akti­on Regen’s pro­jects in Ethio­pia.

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Dr. med. Regina Steiner
Rain Worker Trai­ner

Doc­tor of Gyne­co­lo­gy and Obstetrics in Mis­tel­bach. Vol­un­teer at Akti­on Regen sin­ce 2012. Rain Worker Trai­ner, advi­sor and edu­ca­tio­nal con­sul­tant on fami­ly plan­ning and con­tracep­ti­ves in various area, mana­ger of Akti­on Regen’s pro­jects in Ugan­da.

Margaret Bachlechner neu heller
Margaret Bachlechner
Rain Worker Trai­ner

Social worker. Work with various NGOs in Kenya, whe­re she was born, sin­ce 1980. E.g. the “Green Belt Move­ment” and “The Nest” a pro­ject for homeless youth in Limu­ru. Co-foun­­­der and board mem­ber of the NGO TUKUTANE. Deve­lo­ped a pro­ject for the pro­tec­tion of Maa­sai Girl’s from FGM and ear­ly mar­ria­ge in 2000, in Kajia­do, Kenya. Pro­ject manage­ment for Kenya and Rain Worker trai­nings in Kenya (in Akam­ba, Kikuyu, Kis­wa­hi­li, Eng­lish, Ger­man) sin­ce 2011.

operational staff

Horst Haslacher
Horst Haslacher
Lay­out, Cor­po­ra­te Design

Horst Has­la­cher Iden­ti­ty Design, Expert in Visu­al iden­ti­ty deve­lo­p­ment and gra­phic design, as well as sys­temic design. Mem­ber of Design Aus­tria, clim­bing trai­ner

karin Stockinger
Karin Stockinger
Pro­ject Assi­s­tance

Tax con­sul­tant, respon­si­ble for fun­ding state­ments, cash flow and raw balan­ce at EPO Film­pro­duk­ti­ons GmhH from 2011 to 2018. Sin­ce 2018 vol­un­teer with Akti­on Regen on East Afri­ca, and initia­ted pro­jects in Ugan­da.

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Sita Weinrich
HIV/AIDS Expert

For­mer libra­ry clerk at the secre­ta­ri­at of the United Nati­ons Depart­ment of Inter­na­tio­nal Tra­de Law (UNCITRAL). Spe­cia­list in HIV/AIDS. Under­took the U.N. HIV / AIDS Faci­li­ta­ti­on Trai­ning in Vien­na in 2005 and the Encha­da HIV / AIDS trai­ner cour­se in 2008. Sin­ce 2008 con­sul­tant for HIV / AIDS pre­ven­ti­on for employees at the United Nati­ons in Vien­na. Has been vol­un­tee­ring to teach HIV / AIDS pre­ven­ti­on and sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health edu­ca­ti­on in Eri­trea year­ly sin­ce 2001.

 

 

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Otto Hofmannsrichter
Web Design

Cer­ti­fied web desi­gner, self-employ­ed in the are­as of adver­ti­sing gra­phic design and office ser­vice, among other for Loun­geFM and Tonio.

expertise / advice

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Dr. Elena Jirovsky
FC / FGM Expert

Medi­cal anthro­po­lo­gist and FGM Expert at the Cen­ter for Public Health at the Medi­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na. Aca­de­mic rese­arch topics inclu­de sexu­al and repro­duc­ti­ve health, fema­le geni­tal muti­la­ti­on (FGM / C), migrant health, com­mu­ni­ty enga­ge­ment health initia­ti­ves, and the lives of health workers. Lead rese­arch in the EU Hori­zon 2020 pro­ject SoNAR-Glo­­bal: A Glo­bal Social Sci­en­ces Net­work for Infec­tious Thre­ats and Anti­mi­cro­bi­al, and pre­vious­ly worked for MSF and WHO (Ebo­la Respon­se). Coope­ra­ted in EU pro­jects at the Medi­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na, such as HURAPRIM — Human Resour­ces for Afri­can Pri­ma­ry Health Care, and EUR-HUMAN: Euro­pean Refu­gees — Human Move­ment and Advi­so­ry Net­work.

Georg
DI Georg Matuschkowitz
Orga­niz­a­tio­nal Deve­lo­p­ment

Aca­de­mi­cal­ly cer­ti­fied orga­niz­a­tio­nal con­sul­tant, coach and super­vi­sor. Pre­vious­ly head of the inter­na­tio­nal pro­grams (deve­lo­p­ment coö­pe­ra­ti­on and reha­bi­li­ta­ti­on) depart­ment at the Aus­tri­an Cari­tas Head­quar­ters. Self-employ­ed sin­ce 2018, working in inter­na­tio­nal pro­ject con­sul­ta­ti­on, inter­na­tio­nal deve­lo­p­ment, mode­ra­ti­on, and coa­ching. E‑mail: coaching@matu.at

Suad
Suad Mohamed
FC / FGM Expert

Phar­macist, Trans­la­tor and Inter­pre­ter (Ara­­bic-Soma­­li-Urdu-Hin­­di-Eng­­lish-Ger­­man) working with refu­gees, and respon­si­ble for the fami­ly reuni­fi­ca­ti­on pro­gram­me at the Aus­tri­an Red Cross.

 

Umyma El Jelede quadratisch neu heller
Umyma el Jelede, Bakk.a
FC / FGM Expert

Paediatri­ci­an and health con­sul­tant. Medi­cal trai­ning at Alfa­tih Uni­ver­si­ty in Tri­po­li and the Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal in Sebha, Libya. Health trai­ner at the women’s health cen­ter FEM Süd sin­ce 2007 and deve­lo­per of the pro­ject “Health pro­mo­ti­on for Afri­can and Arab women with a focus on fema­le geni­tal muti­la­ti­on (FGM)”.