Based in London, Kyra is a writer and producer, focusing on creative disruption, social enterprise and the environment. She is passionate about promoting the sustainable development agenda, and has a particularly strong interest in social innovation, design and biodiversity.
Kyra has worked as a journalist and analyst for the Guardian newspaper, covering a wide range of environmental and social issues. She has also worked for Business in the Community, a business-led charity that promotes corporate social responsibility. In 2009, she founded Symphony for Harmony, a Rwandan youth orchestra which seeks to employ art in the service of truth and reconciliation, by enriching individuals while nurturing social cohesion.
Kyra co-founded the Gopher Illustrated, a culture and design magazine; she is the Social Enterprise Ambassador for Sandbox, a global network for Gen Y leaders; she is a trustee of Mothers for All, a charity supporting AIDS orphans in Southern Africa; and she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
She loves simplicity, design and strong tea.
I'm passionate about people, their stories and helping catalyze their creative spirit. I like to think about the intersections of creativity, technology and philanthropy.
Symphony for Harmony - Rwanda. A youth orchestra dedicated to developing civil society through artistic achievement. The project brings together Rwandans of diverse ethnicities, drawing on the ability of art to transcend identity, and of music to relate the extremes of human experience. This creative collaboration employs art in the service of truth and reconciliation,
by enriching individuals while nurturing social cohesion. is based on the premise that participation in an orchestra offers a child both a formal aesthetic education – one that elevates the spirit, providing emotional and intellectual nourishment – and informal ethical instruction, in which the student develops a bond of trust with his fellow pupils.
Rapping, games (it's freaky!), being bad at standardized testing, photography, and drawing.