We are very happy to welcome the new UK Chair of the Board of Trustees.


Kijana Kwanza is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Banfield as the new UK Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Jessica has over 20 years’ experience in international development with a focus on conflict and peacebuilding. She has previously worked as Uganda Country Manager and Africa Regional Manager at International Alert, a leading peacebuilding NGO, and as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), most recently on assignment in Nigeria.

We are most grateful to Mohammed Abdul-Latif for serving tremendously as UK Chair since the charity’s inception 5 years ago. He will remain as a Trustee on the UK Board of Kijana Kwanza to support our mission.