Bea Varnai is passionate about facilitating peer learning, participatory urban development and the organizational processes underlying community-led housing initiatives. In her capacity as project manager UrbaMonde, she supports people-led housing initiatives across Europe, Africa and Latin America. Part of her work focuses on the design of financial mechanisms (regional and local revolving funds; community savings) that are sustainable and self-managed, with the aim to enable the access to affordable finance for community-led housing initiatives. Bea Varnai holds a MA degree in International development of the Graduate Institute (Geneva) and has worked and studied in France, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Mexico and Senegal. She is an active member of the participatory grant-making platform “FundAction” and the “Center for Community Land Trust Innovation”.