Abi Nokes

Abi joined the SOIF team in March 2022 as the Director of Networks to support the seeding and strengthening of networks across SOIF’s work and ecosystem including our NGFP network, our alumni community and practice-based learning networks, among others.

Prior to joining SOIF, Abi led an advisory and field-building organisation around networks called inHive, where she worked with foundations, civil society organisations and youth networks to design networks that create more equitable opportunities for young people. Projects included scoping and developing a networks strategy for the Mastercard Foundation’s scholarship programme, designing FCDO-funded projects in Uganda and Rwanda to develop school-based networks to support girls’ education, and running a Networks Learning Journey for funders, network leaders and academics across the education and youth empowerment sectors. She also co-founded NEXUS in 2021, one of the largest and most diverse networks of network leaders. Abi has had articles published on alumni networks and spoken at conferences such as Blackbaud’s social good conference, the HundrED Education Summit and The Futures Project.

Abi serves as a board member for Wandsworth Care Alliance, a voluntary health charity in her local community in London, and as an advisor to Tāwai Takapiri Connect Futures, an education start-up she co-founded in New Zealand.

Director of Networks and NGFP Practice Lead

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