Organizational Structure

The DEEP Network operates through nodes, which are local action groups based in specific cities, countries, or regions affiliated to the global DEEP Network. It currently has nodes in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Kabul (Afghanistan), Kenya,  Korea, Melbourne (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico), Nagoya (Japan), Nepal, Pakistan, San Francisco (USA), Spain, Switzerland, Tangier (Morocco), and Yogyakarta (Indonesia).

Its organizational structure consists of several circles or categories of members, namely the Global Coordinating Circle, the Node Directors, Stem Circle, Regular Members, International Advisory Circle, and Associate and Honorary Members.

DEEP Organisational Structure

Global Coordinating Circle (GCC)
  is responsible for operational matters in relation to the coordination and maintenance of the network and links at the global level. Members of the GCC include the director, deputy director, and between five to eight Stem Circle members (see below). Periodically, members of the Stem Circle are invited to tender expressions of interest to join the GCC.  As far as possible, the membership of the GCC will reflect the diversity within the DEEP Network.


The current members of the GCC are as follows:

  • Dr Alberto Gomes, Global Director (Australia)
  • Dr Gloria Maria Abarca, Global Deputy Director (Mexico)
  • Dr Angeles Duran (Spain)
  • Bikram Timilsina (Nepal)
  • Carla Chianese (Kenya)
  • Carlos Pedrosa (Spain)
  • Dilawar Khan (Pakistan)
  • Ikfina Maufuriyah (Indonesia)
  • Priscyll Avoine (Canada & Colombia)
  • Sanne de Swart (Australia)

Node Directors (ND) are nominated and elected by the regular members of the node and endorsed by the GCC and the Stem Circle. The directors are responsible for the coordination, administration and management of the node and the nurturing and maintenance of links and relations between their respective nodes with the global network. The current node directors are as follows:

  • Aimeerim Tursalieva, Switzerland
  • Dr Alberto Gomes, Melbourne
  • Dr Angeles Duran, Iberia
  • Antoni Martinez, Iberia
  • Carla Chianese, Kenya
  • Celia Demoor, France
  • Dilawar Khan, Pakistan
  • Eunha Koh, Korea
  • Dr Gloria Maria Abarca, Mexico City and Latin America
  • Jawad Zawulistani, Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Jelena Mair, Switzerland
  • Dr Jennifer Murphy,  San Francisco (US)
  • Jima Denbel, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Joám Evans Pim, Iberia
  • Kennedy Kimani, Kenya
  • Dr Kinhide Mushakoji, Nagoya (Japan)
  • Kobra Moradi, Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Lina Westermann, Germany
  • Malik Masroor, Pakistan
  • Marisol Bock, Germany
  • Meaghan Harvey, Canada
  • Mirko Sbeih, Germany
  • Dr Prize McApreko, Ghana
  • Dr Purwo Santoso, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
  • Dr Said Bahajin, Tangier and Arab Nations
  • Wibke Gehringer, Germany
  • Valentina Satvedi, Melbourne

Stem Circle (SC) is comprised of the active and committed members of the DEEP Network, nominated by the Node Directors and endorsed by the Global Coordinating Circle. Members of the Stem Circle assist in the making of decisions related to administration, management and policies of the DEEP Network.

Regular Members are those who belong to respective DEEP Nodes and who adhere to the vision, values, and aims of the DEEP Network. They are required to state in writing that they wish to be members and they would be deemed to be members upon endorsement by the Global Coordinating Circle and the Stem Circle.

International Advisory Circle is comprised of several distinguished and notable persons appointed by the Global Coordinating Circle, in consultation with the Node directors and Stem Circle. Its roles include: advising on policy and strategy to meet the aims of DEEP; advising and assisting in projects, activities, promotion of the network, management of DEEP resources and publications; identifying sources of funding and grants for DEEP; and endorsing the annual report of DEEP.

Associate and Honorary Members are peace workers, researchers, scholars, students, activists, policy makers, and practitioners, who have expressed interest in collaborating with the DEEP Network. The Global Coordinating Circle and Node Directors may, from time to time, invite such persons as they consider would assist the DEEP Network to further its objectives.