Meet our Team (2023 -24)

At the helm of 2023-24 SAFAD charity is a committed team of Cranfield University students from various MSc and PhD programmes including Advanced Water Management, Future Food Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Environmental Engineering, Water and Sanitation for Development, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Geological Information Systems, Applied Bioinformatics and more. Our passionate team is committed to creating a pivotal link in supporting developing countries to achieve sustainable development.

Dick NiwaherezaPresident
Sirisha VenkateshSecretary
Sheilla Constance ApioTreasurer
Jenny ShepherdVice President – Projects
Billy ThurstonFund Raising Officer
Christopher AngiroProjects Officer
Chidera Henrietta AbgimOutreach and publicity
Francis SankahEvents Officer
Mazen SalamaAmbassador – MSc Renewable energy 
Khalid Adam Yusuf Ambassador – MSc Applied Bioinformatics
Ahmad IdrisAmbassador – MSc Environmental Engineering
Romoke Ojo Ambassador – MSc Geographical Information Management
Ahmad Ismail Ambassador – MSc Water and Sanitation for Development
Anthony Reuben Ambassador – MSc Water and Wastewater Engineering
Regis Umugiraneza Ambassador – Future Food Sustainability MSc

The team is accompanied and advised by our trustee, Dr Andrea MOMBLANCH, a lecturer at Cranfield University.

2022/23 Team

Coming from England, France, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia, SAFAD committee members have in common that they are all Masters students in the Water Department at Cranfield University.

With their diverse backgrounds (civil engineering, environmental science, agronomy, sanitation…), they form a cosmopolitan team and are motivated by the idea of making a positive impact at whatever scale they may reach.

The team was accompanied and advised by Dr Andrea MOMBLANCH, a lecturer at Cranfield University and former secretary of the charity.