Sophia Robele is a Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As a Foresight Specialist with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, she supports the design and development of efforts to embed anticipation, long-term thinking and imagination into UNDP’s decision-making processes and offers to governments. She is concurrently a consultant with the UNDP SDG Integration unit (HQ) supporting capability building and learning infrastructure for “awareness-based” collective action, to help development practitioners engage with the inner and relational dimensions of systems transformation for the SDGs.
Her previous work with the UN has spanned numerous development areas, from food security to health systems, with a cross-cutting emphasis on advancing structural change. She is interested in the nexus between social innovation and equity, particularly through systemic design.