Seriti Institute strengthens community organisation for social health and local economic development. It uses large scale participatory methods, and in its systemic interventions forges partnerships involving communities, government departments, non-governmental organisations, civil society and business.

Seriti's programmes are all designed to achieve social scale impact, with participation of hundreds of people and collaboration of all actors within an activity system. A coherent theory informs Seriti’s approaches, and is perhaps best expressed in the Organisation Workshop which forges organisational literacy amongst a large group of participants, while creating enterprises and social cohesion.

Seriti is one of the Implementing Agents for the South African government’s Community Work Programme, and was one of the main partners in the Kwanda reality TV show.

Claudia has a PhD (Dr.rer.soc) in Public Policy and Management. She has more than 15 years’ experience of working in the public and NGO sector, overseas and in South Africa. Claudia is working at the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), a government component of National Treasury. Here she is primarily supporting projects in the Public Management & Organisational Development sector but over the past few years she has undertaken various assignment’s located in the Economic Development and the Social Development sector, in Municipal Support & Human Settlements and Public Expenditure and Policy Analysis. She is based in East London/Eastern Cape. Her primary areas of experience include the post-schooling sector and transition to work opportunities, regional (socio-) economic development, Organisational Development, integrated planning and implementation facilitation