THE TEAM BEHIND AKTION REGEN

The imple­men­ta­ti­on of our pro­jec­ts is only pos­si­ble thanks to the con­ti­nuous work of our vol­un­te­ers, who are invol­ved in all aspec­ts of Akti­on Regen.

BOARD

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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.

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Wolfgang Weninger
desi­gna­ted Vice­pre­si­dent

Enter­pre­neur with expe­ri­ence in Finan­ce and Mar­ke­ting, Reti­red Ban­ker, MD of GISI Con­sult GmbH, Hono­ra­ry Con­sul of the People’s Repu­blic of Ban­gla­desh.

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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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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).

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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.

 

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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

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.

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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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Umyma el Jelede, Bakk.a
FC / FGM Expert, Rain Worker trai­ner

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)”.

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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.

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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. Has been advi­sing Akti­on Regen on mat­ters regar­ding Kenya and con­duc­ting trai­ning in Kenya (in Akam­ba, Kiku­yu, Kis­wa­hi­li, Eng­lish, Ger­man) sin­ce 2011.

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Dr. Edith Kaslatter
Rain Worker Trai­ner

Psy­cho­the­ra­pist, coach and orga­ni­za­tio­nal con­sul­tant. Foun­der of Emoti­on, Insti­tu­te for per­so­na­li­ty and orga­ni­za­tio­nal deve­lop­ment, psy­cho­the­ra­py, body psy­cho­the­ra­py and body work, and chair­wo­man of the part­ner asso­cia­ti­on EMo­ti­on, asso­cia­ti­on for soci­al deve­lop­ment. Rain Worker and Pro­ject Mana­ger of Akti­on Regen’s pro­jec­ts in Sudan.

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

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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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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.

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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

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Mag. Nadja Ségur-Cabanac
Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and PR con­sul­tant

PR expert and poli­ti­cal sci­en­tist with over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons. After over­see­ing cor­­po­ra­­te-NGO part­nerships at Cari­tas Aus­tria for many years, she foun­ded her own agen­cy, Kom­mu­ni­co. Kom­mu­ni­co offers PR and Mar­ke­ting ser­vices for small and medi­um-sized com­pa­nies and NGOs.

 

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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.

 

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Umyma el Jelede, Bakk.a
FC / FGM Expert, Rain Worker trai­ner

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)”.