Who we are

Who we are

We work as a bridge between the potential users of technologies and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure technology is deployed and appropriate for use by communities in the majority world


Our name references both the biological phenomena and the concept of the rhizome, which we’ve worked to translate into a set of principles that inform our work and what we strive to achieve. We attempt to strike a balance between the benefits of interconnectedness and autonomy – two ideas that are seemingly at odds. We take inspiration from the rhizome in that if one is separated into pieces, each piece can give rise to a new plant.

Our team

Peter Bloom
Founder and General Coordinator
Erick Huerta
Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Keith Whyte
Technology Coordinator
Rafael Diniz
HERMES lead developer and project manager
Adriana Labardini Inzunza
Latin America Policy & Regulatory Advocacy Coordinator (LocNet)
Nils Brock
Co-Coordinator Innovation, Technology and Sustainability
Steve Song
Trusted Advisor & Board of Directors
Karla Prudencio Ruiz
Board of Directors
Bruna Zanolli
Co-Coordinator Innovation, Technology and Sustainability
Carlos Baca
Capacity-building and Training programs

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Our Supporters

Many thanks to those who have supported us over the years!