Role at AFFORD: Communications & Project Consultant (ADEPT)
Specialities: Marketing and Communications (internal & external), Event Management, Social Media, Project Management, Public Relations, Fundraising, Coaching and Mentoring, Training of Trainers, Editing, E-communications, MS Office, Prezi, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks, Web platforms, Mailchimp, Salesforce.
Experience: A qualified strategic marketing and communications professional that is innovative, creative, strategic and analytic. With experience in public speaking, people management, building brands and event management, at both strategic and operational levels; he has a strategic and hands-on approach within the education, charity, not for profit and consulting industries. Desmond has a keen interest include championing efforts that support entrepreneurs, and hosting events which fundraise and advocate for the less fortunate internationally.
Education: PRINCE2 (Foundation); MA Marketing and Communications; and BA (Hons) Fashion
Why AFFORD: AFFORD helped me to realise that inner calling I had previously and didn’t know how to dispense it effectively. I was able to be a Resource Person (Volunteer) and went on several missions which re-enforced that inner calling to ‘give back’
I am passionate about Africa because: I would like to give back to the continent that made me who I am today. Being fortunate gives one a chance to ‘payback’ and also help those who are less fortunate but with huge ambitions for a better future.