Ledia Andrawes

Designer, Co-Founder

Areas of specialization
Strategy, design research, facilitation
service and systems design
co-design, design training/coaching


Contexts of work
Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, DRC,
Papua New Guinea, Lebanon,
Switzerland, UK, USA, Australia

Health systems strengthening
Community health care, health insurance,
HIV prevention, financial services, public sector services,
Humanitarian assistance
Aid accountability   



Design Lead
Design Strategist
Project Lead

'The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking' (Albert Einstein)

Born in Egypt, raised in Australia, based in London, and having worked as a change-maker for the last 12 years -- every day, my privilege humbles me, my dreams energise me, and my choices outwit me. My expertise is in co-designing alternative futures with communities and partners in global health and humanitarian contexts. People tell me that I am a “doer”! I like to practice the art of listening. I love humanising complexity through ethnographic techniques. I zoom into individual stories and zoom out to design action for systemic change. I surface patterns which help people see old problems in new ways. As co-founder and director at Sonder, I am responsible for developing methodology, service offering and strategic partnerships. Previously, I set up ThinkPlace’s Kenya design studio and developed their portfolio of work in Africa. Prior to that, I led a range of public and private sector design and organisational change projects in Australia. With a bachelors in design and a masters in management, I am now completing a doctorate in design anthropology at UCL's Institute for Global Prosperity, while occasionally teaching to students.