Mr Thomas EGLI


(this text is also available in french)


Thomas EGLI is member of the following organisations :

  • NGO Objectif Sciences International, Founder and Executive Committee member
  • Geneva Forum at United Nations, Founder and CEO
  • The One Day Council, Founder, Host and Chairman
  • Foundation Anne-Marie KEMENESI, President
  • 2% for the Future fund, Founder and CEO
  • Terra Scientifica, International Fair of Participatory Science and Scientific Travel, Founder and CEO
  • The Learning Project Foundation, President
  • #STEAMS for #SDGS, Hackathon training on Participatory Science Project Based Learning for SDGs, Creator, Trainer and Facilitator
  • Donate and Act, President
  • Harmony with Nature Programme of United Nations, Expert
  • Committees of selection for funding projects, Member or President, Vice-President


Thomas EGLI is the founder of a Foundation dedicated to Project Based Learning technology for Schools, and the NGO Objectif Sciences International (Special Consultative Status to United Nations, ECOSOC) which is leading Projects of learning by doing Education to Science and Citizen Sciences since 1992, in all continents.

He invented and created the 1st Participatory Research Camps in 2004.

Thomas is now the CEO of the GENEVA FORUM since 2001, organizing the International Annual Conferences in United Nations on several key factors topics as "Rights of Nature", "Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel", "Inclusive Education by Project Based Learning", "Responsible Finance" or "Citizen Sciences and Participatory Research", in order to allow all the actors and operators in these domains to exchange, meet and share directly and at the largest international level. In this frame he organizes also several annual events at UNESCO (Paris), as the Conference on Participatory Science, governemental Scientifics Policies and achievment of the Sustainable Development Goals. He is also expert for the Harmony with Nature Programme of United Nations on Holistic Science and Complex Systems, Education and Environment.

His first books were published in 2001.

He is also the author of the books "The Ideas of the Living" (Techniques of biomimicry and bioinspired organization applied to the optimization of the organizations / NGO / company) and "The Thought of the World" (Philosophy of Sciences). Specialized in systemic since 2001 and in Management of Technology since 2007, he is a consultant in Management, Bioinspired Organization, Holacracy, Business Management, NGO Development, Techniques of Excellence, and Management of Disruptive Technologies.

    Les Idées du Vivant

Thomas EGLI started to work in 1992, aged 17 years old, as scientific facilitator (astronomy, robotics, aerospace and ecology-biodiversity).

Fields of Specialty

  • Systemics
  • Management of Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Participative Management
  • Shared Governance
  • NGO Governance
  • Project Pedagogy
  • Project-based teaching
  • Science Education
  • Citizen Sciences
  • Participatory Science
  • Participatory Research
  • Application of Participatory Science in Government Policies
  • Economic Viability of Solidarity Projects
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Entrepreneurial Projects
  • Management of disruptive technologies (schematic innovation and business development)
  • International Relations for Sustainable Development
  • Technics of Facilitating for Strong Consensual Decisions


Some media articles
Creation of the Geneva Forum (since 2001)
(in french)

Invention of Scientific Travel of Participatory Research (since 2004)
(in french)


Actions by countries

All actions realized by Mr Thomas EGLI and mesured effects are listed by countries.

Actions by topics

Rights of Nature