Senior Management

Dr Caroline Varin

CEO and Co-founder

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Caroline holds a PhD in International Relations and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, an LLM in International Law from the Universita di Bologna, Italy, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Caroline has led Professors Without Borders since 2016, overseeing its expansion, the creation of the Think Tank and Prowibo Online. In addition, she has published six books on international security and more recently on the use of games in higher education. Caroline has lectured at Regent’s University London, Richmond University, and the London School of Economics.

Rachel Warnick

Director of Programmes

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Rachel is a specialist educator, learning designer, and a teaching and learning strategist who has taught in 23 countries on four continents. She holds an MSc in International Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She believes that education must be exciting and relevant; this principle is the bedrock of her curriculum design and facilitation style.

She has worked with many institutions, as well as private and corporate clients, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She was honoured with the 2022 NGO Whisperer Social Impact Fellow of the Year Award. She strives to make a global impact by leveraging visionary pedagogical approaches to make education systems more equitable and accessible.

Rachel also spent fifteen years in the finance, energy, and non-profit sectors, most notably with Goldman Sachs and the UNHCR, and has an extensive track record of volunteer work in the UK, Africa, and Asia. She is a National Geographic Certified Educator, a Teach SDGs Ambassador, the president and founder of a Mauritian NGO that empowers young people to be active change makers, and works with the African Union and UN organisations on a regional environmental initiative.

Sven Botha

Think Tank Director

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Sven is an Assistant lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the University of Johannesburg. He holds a BSc in Political and International Studies from Monash University, a BA Hons in Politics and International Relations and MA in Politics, both awarded with Distinction from the University of Johannesburg.

His areas of academic interest include foreign policy, terrorism, counter-terrorism and early-career development. He has published a wide range of work on international relations and early career development topics. Sven is also a member of the South African Association for Political Studies and the South African Institute of International Affairs.


Eliza Sims

Programmes Manager

Eliza began her time with Professors Without Borders as an intern in 2020 and has grown into her role to become the Programmes Manager as of 2023. During her time with the Programmes Team, Eliza has worked on dozens of projects all over the world and was on the ground team in Nepal. Eliza manages Prowibo Online, she has also hosted panel discussions and contributed to our Think Tank.

Eliza graduated from Richmond, the American International University with a BA (Hons) in International Relations and a double minor in Environmental and Development Studies. She is currently working on her MA in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. Eliza is a dual citizen of the UK and the US and currently resides in London.

Ed Davies

Social Media Manager

Ed Davies is an experienced marketer, copywriter, and social media manager based in Zurich, Switzerland. Ed was awarded a Bachelor in History at the University of Leeds in 2018. Ed moved to Switzerland in early 2019 to pursue a career in marketing. Starting at EF Education First, Ed quickly found himself becoming a marketing jack-of-all trades and quickly gained a working knowledge of a range of marketing processes. 

In his duties for Prowibo, Ed works with our interns to guide our social media strategy and ensures that our online presence is in line with our values and beliefs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed took left EF Education First to intern with Seervision, a Zurich-based tech startup.

In this role he would work his way up to content manager within a few months. After departing Seervision in early 2022, Ed now works for LiveWell, a health and wellbeing app owned by Zurich Insurance Group, as a Marketing Copywriter.  

Tenzin Bowe

Operations Manager

Tenzin is a lifelong learner with a keen interest in process improvement. While he is a self-described generalist, he works primarily in the communications and business development fields. In practice, this involves a mix of project management, digital marketing, and market research.

Tenzin started as an intern at Professors Without Borders in 2021, in his current capacity as Operations Manager he works with all departments to increase organisational efficiency and harmonise messaging. Tenzin also works as a business analyst at epi[x], an epidemiological software startup. He graduated from Richmond, The American International University with a BA (Hons) in International Relations and a minor in Philosophy.

Hannah Neuser

Change Consultant

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Hannah supports Prowibo as a People & Change Consultant, working on organisational development and other HR-related topics. She has previously worked in People Operations at Google. She enjoys working on process improvements, employee experience, as well as learning & development. Through her background in Academia and Applied Linguistics, she has developed a passion for equal opportunity in education, as well as learning & development in professional settings and how these enable intercultural exchange across nations. Hannah holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Stockholm University, as well as an MA in English Linguistics from UCL. 

George Richards

Project Lead

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George E. Richards is in his 17th year of service to the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies. He has been teaching at the university level for 26 years. Prior to his tenure at Edinboro University, he taught at the University of Akron, in the Indiana University system, and at the University of Louisville.

Dr Richards’ maintains an active research agenda that focuses on the criminal victimization of refugees and mental illness among first responders. He has regularly published in peer-reviewed and popular publications and frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences on criminal justice-related topics. 

He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the Department of Criminology at Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India during the Spring 2019 semester. During the Summer 2019 term, Dr Richards served with Prowibo as a lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 2017, Richards was named the “Advisor of the Year” by Edinboro University. He won a similar honour in 2010 when he was selected as Edinboro University’s “Educator of the Year.” Dr Richards is also a Distinguished Lecturer of Social Equity at Edinboro University. He earned board certification in security management with the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the American Society for Industrial Security. Richards was the President of the Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education for two terms and was a member of the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is currently a member of the President’s Diversity Council at Edinboro University. He, his wife, and son reside in Cleveland, Ohio USA. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, golf, and camping.

Programme Coordinators

Titus Ayodele

Regional Coordinator – Nigeria

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Titus Ayodele practices accountancy in London. He is an administrator of human and capital assets. He seats as director in some companies and as non-executive director in others. Holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance; a Master’s degree in  Corporate Governance and Leadership.

Titus is a community interest individual. He is the secretary general, of Efon Alaaye UK and Europe Association, when he was a member of the non-profit Junior Chamber International he displayed his accounting prowess to service to humanity; In Rotary International he brings his knowledge in business and his leadership skills to supporting humanitarian services. Titus strives to completion in any task he is assigned. Titus coordinated Prowibo’s first programme in Nigeria at University of Lagos in 2022.

Yanoh Jalloh

Regional Coordinator – Sierra Leone

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Yanoh was our Professor on Community Health and Model United Nations in Sierra Leone in the summer of 2017. She lives in New York City where she teaches at the New York Institute of Technology on community health. She has connections to Sierra Leone having worked for Helen Keller International in Freetown, Sustainable Development in Koinadugu, and research on Ebola in the region. She holds an MA in Public Health from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She is working with us on further developing our Sierra Leone program and creating opportunities for students.

Dr Noor Khan

Regional Coordinator - India

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Dr Noor Khan has a Masters in English from Lucknow University, Lucknow. She started her career as a lecturer in the English Department of Karamat Husain Muslim Girls’ Post-Graduate College. During her initial years of teaching, she completed her PhD in English from the same University. She was promoted to Associate Professor and later to the Head of the Department of English. In 2016 she became a Professor and Principal of the College, eventually retiring in 2018.

Noor Khan has been on the examination/selection/interview panels of various academic institutions & universities, Banking services recruitment boards, and the Ford Foundation Scholarship Programmes. 

She has also served in an honorary capacity on the advisory boards of government bodies such as the Indian Railways & Indian Telecom Department. She has also been involved extensively in social work for underprivileged girls’ education and empowerment. For the past decade, she has been a core team member of Sanatkada, a weaves and crafts outlet in Lucknow which promotes craftwork from women’s groups and works for gender justice, social equality and the upliftment of girls and women from marginalized communities.

Nadine Minampala

Regional Coordinator - Francophone Africa

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Entrepreneurship consultant, trainer and facilitator, Nadine has a diverse background in social development and education. For 12 years, she has been coordinating a support service for diversity entrepreneurs in Brussels. For this committed woman, (social) entrepreneurship is one of the ways to respond to social inequalities and divisions: an effective lever that allows us to rethink the economic models of society.

Nadine has led programmes in Senegal and Guinea-Conakry since 2019 for Prowibo and is excited to take on the new challenge of Manager for Francophone Africa.

Sipim Sornbanlang

Regional Coordinator - Asia

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Sipim Sornbanlang received her PhD and MPS. in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University, while earlier obtaining a BA in English from Chiang Mai University. She has extensive experience working in the public and private sector, with companies and government agencies, and more recently has entered academia as a lecturer at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok.

Over the past couple of years, Sipim has served as a guest lecturer and moderator at many workshops and seminars dealing with migration, security issues for migrant workers, human trafficking, and globalization and its effects on countries and people living in Thailand and other southeast Asian countries. 

Sipim grew up in a rural community in northern Thailand and this experience has helped foster a deep commitment to improving human rights and human security issues; by promoting the political rights of women and migrant workers.  One of Sipim’s goals is to help reduce or hopefully eliminate poverty in Thailand and in other parts of the world. Much of Sipim’s work revolves around finding practical ways to improve the standard of life for people, especially for underrepresented minorities. Currently, Sipim is working to expand Prowibo’s presence in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to bring quality educational experiences to students in rural areas.

Prof. Andrew Ssemwanga

Regional Coordinator - Uganda

Professor Andrew Ssemwanga (PhD, Doc. Mngt, MBA, B.Com, FFA FIPA, MCIEA, CFC, FFC) is based in Uganda and served as Vice Chancellor and; Deputy Vice Chancellor cum Vice Chancellor for St. Lawrence University and Cavendish University Uganda respectively. He has served as consultant for governments, various international bodies, such as, World Bank, USAID, Association of African Universities and others.

He is a co-founding member at Stepchange Africa, a consulting firm that links entrepreneurs in Africa with investors from Europe and vice versa. He is the Regional Academic Consultant for the London Institute of Skills Development (LISD) East Africa. 


He has skills, experience and knowledge in various aspects of Higher Education, such as, Business Ethics, Academic External Examining, Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development, Assessment, Institutional Evaluation and is an expert in Corporate Governance; Finance, investment, Entrepreneurship and Accounting.


He is very passionate about collaboration with other professionals in consultancy, research, investment, higher education and rural development.