Eben Le Roux
Network Coordinator, Namibia and Botswana, Global University for Lifelong Learning
Dr Eben Le Roux is Network Coordinator, Namibia and Botswana, Global University for Lifelong Learning.
Eben currently works with local churches and communities in the Caprivi, Namibia, and the north-west of Botswana, focusing on identity awareness work, linked with leadership development on an individual and community level. At the community level, Eben is involved in a process of enabling indigenous communities to be more aware of the uniqueness of their identity, as part of an effort to help ensure responsible community-driven development.
Eben earned a PhD from the University of Manchester UK, where he focused on appraising the ability of action learning to empower local government practitioners in South Africa to address complex issues in their organization. This experience has led Eben to believe strongly in the ability of action learning (a pedagogical foundation of GULL's approach) to empower individuals and communities, forcing them to review their own identities and abilities. 'Know thyself' is what was written on the door of the oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece. This is still an important part of leadership development. A second important aspect of GULL's approach is that it is helpful to people and their communities as relevant and often complex problems are utilized as the vehicles for learning and leadership development.