Olu Osunrinde, Online Animator

Olu is a social innovator, ready to discover and initiate effective solutions. He has focused a lot of his energy on community development. Olu’s passion for community development began at the age of 16 when he recognized that some of the displaced people arriving in Abuja, Nigeria where he then lived were being judged and ostracized. The injustice of this bothered him and he decided to use soccer as a medium to integrate the less privileged teens he saw with those who were better off.

Olu has a first degree in Computer Science (Technology) and completed his master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in January 2020. He loves technology and design and finds great satisfaction when they come together to create a great experience.

Olu is excited to join the inspiring communities’ team as an Online Animator. He supports WeavEast with communications and provides tech support to our online learning community.

Olu can be reached at

Miranda Cobb, Research & Evaluation

Miranda supports evaluation and learning for Inspiring Communities as a whole, WeavEast and Between the Bridges. She works closely with the teams to create a culture of reflection and adaptation through developmental evaluation and process facilitation. Miranda brings curiosity and a sense of exploration to her goal of amplifying innovation in complex systems change work. She has 15 years of experience in research, evaluation and community development including a Master’s in Political Economy and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation and Systems Thinking. After journeying to many parts of the world, Miranda feels most at home here in Nova Scotia and is dedicated to collective efforts that help it shine even brighter!.

Miranda can be reached at