We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of all the lands in which we work and pay respect to all Elders past, present and future, and their people, culture, and history.  In Australia, we honour that this is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and thank them for the care they have given this land for thousands of years.  

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Anna-Selina Kager

Supporter
Brisbane, Australia

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Driven by my passion for community development and purposeful leadership my career has taken me across the globe. I am a community builder and continuously aim to contribute to a more sustainable and healthy life of individuals and community groups around the world.

 

Just before graduating in Media and Communication Science in Vienna I discovered my interest in working in the public and non-profit sector. Seeking to utilise this interest I left a promising career in the commercial sector behind and was determined to recreate my path.

 

I applied for an exchange semester in The Hague, home to the UN’s International Court of Justice and in close proximity of the European Parliament located in Brussels. There I was provided with an extraordinary opportunity with SNV, a Dutch non profit organisation. After an initial two months long internship, my supervisor arranged for me to be transferred to Southeast Asia. Once I arrived in Vietnam I joined a multinational REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Program as the sole Communications Officer responsible for projects in 12 countries.

 

Besides my academic and professional background in environmental protection and community development I am also a determined athlete. To combine all these things that define me I found the perfect tool to make a positive impact on our society. I started longboarding and discovered how this sport can transform individuals and whole communities, solely by giving them freedom, acceptance and a way to express themselves. Driven by a strong sense of positive change I founded Viet Shred, a charity to support and provide opportunities for skateboarders in Vietnam. A similar project followed in Australia, with a focus on creating a safe space and raise awareness for mental health through The Brisbane Longboard Family.

 

I strongly believe transformational leadership practices can help communities, teams and corporations to achieve best possible results. Trust in each other’s capabilities, decision-making skills and minimal interference leads to unimaginable collaborative success.