Rehana Moosajee is the founder at The Barefoot Facilitator and a past Member of the Mayoral Committee of the City of Johannesburg. We chat about her background and work at The Barefoot Facilitator, her work with SA Cities Network and National Treasury, NLTA of 2009, having authentic conversations, stakeholder collaboration, Covid-19 and future cities with deeper human connection.
Rehana’s background and the Barefoot Facilitator
Stakeholder collaboration challenges
Did the NLTA 2009 meet its objectives?
Rehana’s work with the SA Cities Network
Rehana’s work with National Treasury, Partnering for Inclusive Growth
Her vision for Future Cities
Challenges for cities to be ‘moveable’
What will cities look like in 2040?
Rehana is passionate about people, places, potential, and the planet. She is committed to creativity, collaboration, and connection. She has been invited to various local and international platforms to share from the heart. Her assignments have included amongst others: wellbeing economies, food systems, eco-mobility, place-making, and staying connected to nature in rapidly urbanising contexts.
Rehana’s style is characterised by bringing the richness of her life experiences authentically into her work – from retreats in Rajasthan, to business principles from Bhutan, to inter-faith/ inter-cultural tour of Turkey. She combines her professional training in education, with her years of community activism and a 13-year stint in local government with the deep learning she has gained from the opportunities that life has brought to her.
About The Barefoot Facilitator
We have a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of challenges that confront our planet, organisations and individuals.
At The Barefoot Facilitator, we understand that the frenetic pace of modern-day living leaves many people disconnected from themselves, the natural environment, and each other.
Our work spans a vast range of issues – including but not limited to: eco-mobility, place-making, well-being economy, wellness, and authenticity in human relationships.
We work closely with our clients to understand the root causes of the challenges an organisation/community is dealing with. We assist them to design a variety of initiatives that are creative and experiential – that help to create clarity on complex issues and encourage people to work from the inside out.
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