President, CEO, Donum Animus
Sintija Bernava is Founder, President, CEO of Non Governmental Organisation ” Donum Animus”.
Sintija is an inspiring mentor, international social inclusion and cooperation development project developer, educator and distinguished lecturer on sustainable economic development and leadership issues with extensive collaboration with numerous reputable involved stakeholders around the globe. Sintija Bernava holds Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master Degree in Public Administration and Management. She has a long-standing professional experience holding high-profile positions in the Government and Parliament in Latvia. Sintija Bernava was the only European Union scholar of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India ITEC program ”Entrepreneurship Education to Strengthen Emerging Economies” in India. Based on Sintija’s professional experience, Ministry of External Affairs of India invited her as one of the three European Union speakers to share her recommendations on strategic investments in emerging economies towards sustainable development and leadership.
Sintija Bernava has published numerous international publications emphasizing broad spectrum of issues related with sustainable development and community empowerment. Sintija has been in charge of numerous international empowerment projects and organized numerous Art Exhibitions promoting people telents and innovative approaches promoting art as tool towards community empowerment. Sintija Bernava is Manager and Project Developer of social project ”Creative Workshops” promoting children and young people and their family members mental health and supporting activities during their recovery process at the Children’s Central University Hospital of Latvia (the main and only children’s hospital in the country). Sintija received the highest recognition for her support provided to children and their parents of the Children’s Central University Hospital of Latvia.
Professional expertise of Non Governmental Organisation ”DONUM ANIMUS” has been recognized at the international level and organization was the official Partner of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. ‘’Donum Animus’’ is the only entity from Latvia holding Special Consultative Status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. ”DONUM ANIMUS” is a Member Organization of the Anna Lindh Foundation Latvian National Network and Member of Anna Lindh Foundation’s International network promoting social entrepreneurship.
Sintija Bernava for her high performance and professional work has been awarded with Certificate of Merit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia; Certificate of Grattitude of the Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Central Hospital of Latvia; Certificate of Merit of the Director of the State Chancellery and Certificate of Merit of the Minister for Defence of the Republic of Latvia.
Additionally, Sintija is fluent in Latvian, Russian and English. Her hobbies include: pilates, arts and skiing.