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Welcome Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga to the Go Africa LLC / GOAE Trading Limited (East)Team!

Nov , 25
Welcome Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga  to the Go Africa LLC / GOAE Trading Limited (East)Team!

Welcome Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga as CEO of Go Africa LLC / GOAE Trading Limited (East)!

Residing in Nairobi Kenya, Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga is leading  our expansion and growth in East Africa.

More about Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga

  • Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga is a lawyer by training and a women’s champion at heart. With over 10 years experience in asset management and financial education in the US,
  • Was part of the team that drew up the International Fair Trade Charter 2018.
  • Currently an advisory board member of Peperuka Foundation and founder of Kijani Agribusiness Advisors.
  • Over 18 years of experience in the areas of Coffee & Tea agriculture.

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Ms. Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga is a lawyer by training and a women’s champion at heart. With over 10 years experience in asset management and financial education in the US, she has focused her energy over the last 8 years on rural livelihoods and improvement through certification and trade across Africa as part of the senior leadership of Fairtrade in Africa. Growing up in a coffee farming community has rooted Wangeci’s interest in agriculture as well as experience in the vulnerability of farmers. This disadvantaged position of farmers is the narrative that she is working very hard to change and is partnering with different organisations to do so.

 

Having raised funding for the programmes implemented across Fairtrade certified organisations in Africa, she is a firm believer in the progress that people

can collectively make when pulling together. A former representative on the Fair Trade Advocacy Office board, she was part of the team that drew up the International Fair Trade Charter 2018. The collaboration of the cooperative movement and the use of markets as a force for good when underpinned by social justice continues to motivate her work.

 

Inspired by the late Nobel Laureate, Prof Wangari Maathai, who believed that like the humming bird, we can all play our part, no matter how small, Wangeci is currently an advisory board member of Peperuka Foundation and founder of Kijani Agribusiness Advisors, where she is leveraging her experience in agricultural trade to contribute to the progress of agri-based households and businesses, the Kenya Big Four Agenda and the SDGs.

 

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