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Meet the Secretariat!

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Million Belay, AFSA Coordinator

Million Belay, AFSA Coordinator

Million has been working for over two decades on intergenerational learning of bio-cultural diversity, sustainable agriculture, the rights of local communities to seed and food sovereignty and forest issues. Million is a founder and former director of MELCA – Ethiopia, an indigenous NGO working on issues of agroecology, intergenerational learning, advocacy and livelihood improvement of indigenous peoples. His main interest is now advocacy on food sovereignty, learning among generations, knowledge dialogues and the use of participatory mapping for social learning, identity building and mobilization of memory for resilience. He has a PhD in environmental learning, an MSc in tourism and conservation, and a BSc in Biology, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).

Email: million.belay@afsafrica.org

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Juliet Masika, Finance and Administration Officer

Juliet Masika, Finance and Administration Officer

Juliet is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting Option). She works as AFSA’s Finance and Administration Officer.  She has 10 years working experience with NGOs and the private sector.

Email: juliet.masika@afsafrica.org

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Michael Farrelly, Program Officer

Michael Farrelly, Program Officer

Michael’s first career was in water supply, including six years drilling boreholes in rural villages across West and Central Africa, then two years running a local authority water department in the Kalahari, Botswana. Returning to UK, he became a community activist in London, gained a master’s degree in rural development, then worked in community regeneration in deprived post-industrial areas of Northern England. Now back in Africa, he worked for seven years promoting ecological organic agriculture in Tanzania, managing farmer training, advocacy and climate change adaptation projects before joining AFSA working on communications, research and project management.

Email: michael.farrelly@afsafrica.org

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Bridget Mugambe, Program Coordinator

Bridget Mugambe, Program Coordinator

Bridget is a social scientist with over 15 years work experience with NGOs in management, strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, and gender mainstreaming. Her competencies are mainly in policy analysis, campaigns and advocacy, capacity building, generation and dissemination of information on food sovereignty.  As AFSA’s Program Coordinator, Bridget oversees policy advocacy on seed sovereignty, community land rights, climate justice, and consumer action, supporting AFSA working groups to implement agreed strategies and work plans, and spearheading fundraising initiatives within the organization. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Social Sciences (Public Administration), Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Email: bridget.mugambe@afsafrica.org

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Famara Diédhiou, Program Officer - West Africa

Famara Diédhiou, Program Officer - West Africa

Famara Diédhiou holds an MBA from the African Center for Higher Studies in Management, Dakar, Senegal and a master’s degree in regional planning, environment and urban management. Famara has 12 years’ professional experience working mostly in rural development, particularly in the establishment of community seed and cereal banks, and organizing women’s groups for urban-rural partnership and advocacy. Active in organic and agroecology movements, he also developed strong international experience both in Africa and outside the continent. Currently Famara is active in various networks in West Africa to advance the food sovereignty struggle and African driven solutions.

Email: famara.diedhiou@afsafrica.org

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Joshua Mwesigwa, Program Officer

Joshua Mwesigwa, Program Officer

Joshua is a monitoring and evaluation professional with 10 years’ experience providing technical support to development programs. Joshua’s academic background is in economic policy and statistics. He is passionate about using data for strategy development and learning. Joshua’s professional life has been spent working with and building networks to tackle issues of health, peace, democracy, education and livelihoods. Joshua work involves project management and strengthening AFSA’s M&E systems, helping to ensure we track and learn from our progress in amplifying agroecology and promoting food sovereignty.

Email: joshua.mwesigwa@afsafrica.org

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