Jordan Gama is the CEO of TOAM, the Secretary of TOAM’s Board and the President of AfrONet. Jordan, who is from the Ruvuma region in Songea, holds an advanced diploma in Community Development from the Tengeru Institute of Community Development in Arusha.
From the very beginning Jordan took part in the National Agriculture Movement (NAM) whose concept, in combination with the Advanced Organic Training action plan, led to the establishment of TOAM as an organization. “Organic Agriculture is rooted in the four principles Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care. In order to sustain the earth and the people we need visionary pioneers who advocate and take responsibilities to change the current agriculture system to a more sustainable, healthy and supportive one. We should seek a balance between profits and sustainable usage of natural resources.”
As head of TOAM, Jordan oversees the implementation of the organizational strategy and leads the planning process, program development and project implementation. He is responsible for TOAM’s governance and management systems, as well as overlooking financial and human resources and reporting to the Board, members and donors.
John K. Abaho
John is the Project Manager at AfrONet. He is responsible for project planning, implementation and fund raising. John is from central Uganda, Wakiso District. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce majoring in Marketing from Makerere University in Kampala and a Master’s degree in International Trade form the Electronic Business School of Ireland.
Before joining AfrONet he worked as a Program Officer/Business Development Specialist in management of livelihoods and sustainable Agriculture Project funded by EU, USAID and World Bank, and as Project Manager for 4C (Common Codes for Coffee Community) a coffee certification NGO based in Bonn, Germany. Organic for John means “health of soils, plants, animals and as a result of human beings.”
Mwanzo L. Millinga
Mwanzo is the Photography, Media & Communication Specialist at AfrONet. He uses his skills in branding the image of the organization, communicating with members, actor, supporters and stakeholders and coordinating projects. Mwanzo is in charge of developing the organization communication strategy and deliver it to both internal and outside stakeholders.
He has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication. Before joining AfrONet he worked at different media houses in Tanzania, Sweden and in Norway. Prior to joining the organic sector, Mwanzo had, extensively, worked in the field of visual communication and teaching photography and Media Studies. His aspiration to join the sector is to fill the information gap that exists between and among different actors across the organic sector. Organic for Mwanzo means “A farming system that is naturally nurtured.
Program and Administrative Assistant
Zubeda is Program and Administrative Assistant at AfrONet. She performs operational and administrative functions and duties and supports team members in daily projects operations and in information management. Zubeda is from Dodoma region.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Nature Conservation from the Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in Tanga. For Zubeda, organic means: “The Mother of Nature, since the system promotes and enhance the health of agro-ecosystem, health of producers &consumers, and also it emphasizes in eliminating the use of synthetic inputs in food production and processing.”