The team preparing for the 2014 Africa Goal project is made up of many of the same people who coordinated the 2006 and 2010 campaigns, as well as some new faces. All members are keen football fans, hardy travelers and are committed to reducing HIV prevalence in the region. Each of the team members brings to the project a specific skill set, individual experience and expertise. Similar to a football team, selection has been carefully considered and every Africa Goal member has key roles and responsibilities – together, they make the perfect team! As in previous campaigns, the 2014 team comprises media professionals, technicians, logistics experts, as well as health and development practitioners who have experience in HIV and AIDS initiatives across Africa.
Member of both the 2006 and 2010 teams. Currently based in Uganda, Mary works as a grants officer for Mildmay Uganda, an HIV materials author for SAfAIDS, as well as a development consultant for a number of other NGOs. A Kenyan citizen, Mary speaks fluent Kiswahili and has worked extensively within contemporary HIV, health and development issues.
Member of the 2006 and 2010 teams. With a background in graphic design, film and computer science, Maciej is currently teaching Media and Design at the International School of Uganda in Kampala. Maciej will bring his experience to the operation of all technological aspects of the project, including designing and updating the Africa Goal website.
A member of the 2006 and 2010 teams, Dominic speaks fluent Kiswahili and has extensive experience establishing both private and community partnerships in East Africa. He currently works as a designer and logistics officer for byDesign, one of Kenya’s leading safari lodge design companies.
Logistics & Vehicle Maintenance
A member of both the 2006 and 2010 teams. Ben has worked within the active travel industry for 10 years conducting tours and expeditions to almost every corner of Australia as well as overseas. He currently works for AllTrails Bicycle tours as a Tour Manager and has extensive experience in tour management, logistics, group safety, bush skills and vehicle maintenance.
Currently based in Brussels and working for the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Lilana specialises in policy and capacity building work to improve access to health care and other human rights. Lilana has previously worked in a clinic in rural Kenya and has a background in community development.
A keen footballer who is comfortable anywhere on the field, Alasdair is currently based in Brussels. He has been working with young people and in the education sector across Europe for the last eight years and is presently completing research on higher education.
Social Media & Marketing
Anna is an art teacher and professional illustrator who is currently working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Anna, who grew up in Kenya, was a member of the 2006 Africa Goal Project where she was involved in documentation, social media and marketing.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Matan is currently living in Haifa, Israel and is completing his studies in civil engineering with a focus on water resource and environmental engineering. Matan grew up in Kenya and has traveled and volunteered extensively in East Africa.
Community Partnerships and Logistics
A Kenyan citizen who speaks fluent Kiswahili, Tanya is currently working as a Quality and Process Improvement Engineer for KK Security. She has extensive experience in partnership management, logistics and supported Africa Goal with planning and coordination during both previous campaigns.
Health & Research
Member of the 2006 Africa Goal Team. Hannah was born and brought up in Africa and has a background in international economic development research. She has worked on HIV projects, including research, awareness and rapid testing in Africa, France and the United States. She is currently a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Media & Journalism - Based in Nairobi
A member of the 2010 Africa Goal team, Cynara is a multimedia journalist, with a focus on the developing world, specifically Africa. As well as working for The Guardian newspaper and Al Jazeera, she has worked on television and radio programmes that promote HIV and AIDS awareness. Cynara will be helping to coordinate media coverage.
Contact Africa Goal
Please feel free to contact any member of the Africa Goal team – first initial followed by last name @africagoal.com. For general enquiries about the project as well as further contact information please visit the website’s contact page.