Yasmin Boaitey


Specialities: Social media management; Digital Communications; Grants fundraising; Community fundraising

Experience: Yasmin has worked for charities in both the UK and Africa, focusing on grants fundraising, community fundraising and social media management. Yasmin recently completed a Master’s degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy which focused on the various colonial and postcolonial discourses associated with Africa and Africa’s identity today. Yasmin’s dissertation focused on decolonising development and the traditional aid model.

Education: MA in Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy at Goldsmiths College, University of London & BA in International Politics at Middlesex University

Why AFFORD: As a member of the African diaspora, I was initially attracted to AFFORD due to the focus on utilising the skills of the diaspora for development. I find the practical enterprise centred approach to development and emphasis on the diaspora refreshing and particularly important for sustainable development in Africa.

I am passionate about Africa because: I am an African and have always had a passion for all that Africa has to offer culturally, socially and economically despite its many challenges. I believe that Africa has the social, cultural and economic potential to lead in growth and development globally.