Secretariat

Dumisani Mngadi

Chief Operations Officer

Mngadi boasts a rich history in the academic and development sectors across the African continent and beyond its borders. A conscientious pan-Africanist, he strongly believes in Africa’s ability to find its own solutions and implement these to resolve continental challenges.

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Mngadi was an integral part of the establishment of the AU Foundation and continues to leverage his knowledge and experience to provide oversight of its operations, including programming and management of its projects. He recently led the AU Foundation to host a successful inaugural African Economic Platform, a platform that brought together African Heads of State, business and academic leaders and youth from the continent to come up with solutions of Africa’s developmental programmes.

Vuyo Solomon

Senior Finance and Administration Officer

Solomon has a wealth of experience from the development sector. An all rounder, she has a great aptitude for numbers and experience in Financial Management for NGO’s.

Aurelia Mbokazi

Head: Communications

Mbokazi is a writer, editor and media specialist with a passion for using communication to draw attention to developmental issues, especially youth and women empowerment in Africa. She leverages on continental and global networks to propagate for the good work of the AU Foundation.

Marly Muudeni Samuel

Web Application Developer

Samuel is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) specialist who is passionate about sharing information for the purpose of developing and empowering youth and impoverished communities on the African continent. She brings a combination of technical and research skills coupled with positive energy and compassion to her role.

Catherine Tusajigwe Sadiki

Programme Officer

Sadiki boasts a rich experience gained from international organisations where she was responsible for co-ordinating scholarship programmes as part of skills development. She also brings programme management skills enhanced in non profit organisations that focused on empowering disabled youth and promote gender equality.