About us

RanasMosler and Ranas Ltd.

RanasMosler and Ranas Ltd. are a spin-off collaboration of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. Together, we comprise more than 50 years of experience in advising national and international organizations on human behavior change.

Hans Mosler Ranas

Silvie Kraemer Palacios

Silvie did her PhD in the behavior change group of Prof. Mosler at Eawag in 2009. Since then she has gathered extensive experience in projects with Eawag, the environmental ministry in Ecuador and various consultancies. Silvie cares about environmental behaviors as much as health behaviors and lives in Ecuador. Silvie coordinates all management tasks and is a partner at Ranas Ltd.

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Miriam Harter Ranas

Elisa Mosler

Elisa holds a Masters Degree from the University of Zurich in Social Anthropology, Environmental Sciences and Social Psychology. She has worked in the environmental domain in Switzerland and with RanasMosler in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, and Palestine. Elisa is our specialist in qualitative data collection and analysis at Ranas Ltd.

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Andrea Tamas Ranas

Max Friedrich

Max is Geo-Ecologist by training and holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He has been working with the behavior change group of Prof. Mosler at Eawag since 2011,  since 2018 also for RanasMosler. He has applied the Ranas approach to a wide range of behaviors in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and India. Max manages knowledge and information and is a partnerat Ranas Ltd.

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Anna Gamma Ranas

Jurgita Slekiene

Jurgita holds her PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich. She worked with Prof. Mosler and the Environmental and Health Psychology Group at Eawag from 2013 to 2019 in Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Malawi and Lao PDR. She is specialized in quantitative research, WASH and Mental Health in children and adults. She is working as an individual consultant for Ranas Ltd.

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Innocent K. Tumwebaze

Innocent holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich. He worked with Prof. Mosler and the Environmental and Health Psychology Group at Eawag from 2009 to 2014. His passion is in advancing evidence-based and population-tailored behaviour change formative research and interventions especially in developing countries to achieve sustained SDG targets in WASH and health living.

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Anaïs Robatel

Anais is a Master student of Applied and Social Psychology at the University of Geneva. She wants to use the knowledge of behavioural sciences acquired during her studies and helps us as an intern in projects, communications and guideline development from March-July 2021. She is passionate to work on projects that are in line with her values and contribute to a more egalitarian world. She worked with us from March-July 2021.

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Hans Mosler

Hans Mosler is the founder of RanasMosler and a Senior Advisor for Ranas Ltd. He has headed the Environmental and Health Psychology Group at Eawag for more than 15 years. His experience in implementing behavior change projects ranges from drinking water treatment and storage, hygiene and sanitation behaviors to environmental behaviors and many more. He has published the Ranas approach to behavior change in 2012.

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Silvie Kraemer Palacios Ranas

Miriam Harter

Miriam recently finalized her PhD in the behavior change group of Prof. Mosler at Eawag. She has worked in behavior change projects in Mozambique, Cambodia, Ghana, and Bangladesh. Miriam has a strong expertise in sanitation behaviors, especially in the Community Led Total Sanitation approach and assures the scientific background in our consultancy projects. Miriam oversees all projects and operations and is a partner at Ranas Ltd.

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Elisa Mosler Ranas

Andrea Tamas

Andrea did her PhD together with Silvie in the behavior change group of Prof. Mosler at Eawag in 2009. After her PhD, she has gathered extensive experience in project management, leadership, and communication in Switzerland and internationally. Andrea has worked in behavior change projects in Cuba, Bolivia and Nepal on waste management and WASH. She is the communication and marketing specialist and partner at Ranas Ltd.

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Anna Gamma

Anna finished her PhD in the behavior change group of Prof. Mosler at Eawag in 2017. Since 2011, she has worked in behavior change projects in Ethiopia, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso and Myanmar in the sectors of WASH, waste management, disease prevention and public health emergencies. She is working as an individual consultant for Ranas Ltd.

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Jurgita Slekiene Ranas

Mojahidul Hossain

Mojahidul holds Master degrees in Global Health and Sociology and is a PhD candidate in emergency medical services. He started with Prof. Mosler’s behavior change group at Eawag in 2008 in Bangladesh. His experience lies in implementing large-scale public health behavior change interventions using the principles of the RANAS approach in Bangladesh. He is working as an individual consultant for Ranas Ltd.

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Shafiur Rahaman

Shafiur holds a Master’s degree in Public Health with major in Epidemiology. While coordinating hygiene promotion activities at the WASH Sector Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya refugees, Shafiur worked closely with Professor Mosler and his team on RANAS behavior change mega project in Bangladesh. His expertise lies in project management and implementation research. He is working as a project management consultant for Ranas Ltd.

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