Vanessa is a consultant at MzN working on fundraising, strategy and innovation. She brings 10 years experience designing programmes and raising funds for civil society organisations, social enterprises and INGOs. Her passion for social change has led her to work closely with civil servants at the EU and United Nations, grassroots leaders in East Africa and social entrepreneurs in South America, using human-centred design and business intelligence to help organisations build strong foundations, deliver on their missions and become more financially resilient. Vanessa’s academic background is in Political Science as well as a post-grad in Social Innovation Management. She has a keen interest in innovative finance and has designed and set up Innovation Funds and social business models for various organisations. She has lived in Uganda, Brazil, and the UK and is currently based in Brussels where she is from.