Omega is a small core group of people and an extended network of close partners and collaborators who explore, support and launch projects of service in chaotic times. We are designers, thinkers, practitioners , innovators, communicators and funders. We are adaptive and responsive and work across disciplines and the political spectrum. We try to think in new ways because the polycrisis demands that we adjust constantly to new challenges and opportunities.
We started in 2016, when we launched the Resilience Funders Network, six years before the polycrisis came to global public awareness. We launched the Omega Resilience Awards in 2022, funding young Global South leaders exploring their experience of the polycrisis and North-South research organizations focused on the polycrisis as well. We’ve partnered with dozens of thought leaders and practitioners around the world in webinars, gatherings and initiatives designed to help us navigate the polycrisis. We constantly explore new ways to serve.
Meet the Team
President & Co-Founder
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Stanley Wu brings a background in renewable energy systems, community living, and water management. He is a subject-matter expert in solar thermal and hydronic systems and is an ex-wildland firefighter, tango dancer, and father. In 2017, he received his doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the director of The Resilience Project at Commonweal.
Joan Diamond, Executive Director of Stanford University’s Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere and of the Crans Foresight Analysis Consensus.
Joan has executive background in private and non-profit sectors, including Fortunate 500 energy enterprises, and is a senior scenarist who facilitates uncertainty scenario workshops on human security.