The Board

Structure

Fairtrade Africa is run in a way that enables its members to contribute to its decision-making process. The organisation is divided into four regions: Eastern and Central Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa and Middle East and North Africa.

Each region has its own regional Fairtrade Africa Board with representatives from the producer organisations. The Fairtrade Africa Board includes one representative from each regional network and is elected by members at the African Assembly, held every two years. Members of the current Fairtrade Africa Board are:

Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o
Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o
Executive Director of Fairtrade Africa
Mr. Kondwani
Mr. Kondwani
Director of Finance & Administration
Mrs. Wambui
Mrs. Wambui
Senior Advisory Services and International Economics professional
Mr. George
Mr. George
Director of Corporate Affairs & Administration
Mrs. Madele
Mrs. Madele
Corporate Responsibility Manager at Mouton Citrus in South Africa
Mr. Fortin
Mr. Fortin
Chairman for the cocoa network in West Africa
Mr. Mohamed
Mr. Mohamed
Management
Mrs. Mary Kinyua
Mrs. Mary Kinyua
Director of Human Resources & Administration

Fairtrade International

Located in Germany, Fairtrade International sets international Fairtrade standards and the global strategy. Fairtrade International also provides support to producers who want to become certified – www.fairtrade.net

National/Regional Fairtrade Organisation (NFO)

The 21 NFOs promote Fairtrade products in their own countries. Organisations like Fairtrade Foundation, Fairtrade Sweden and Max Havelaar France create market access and communicate about the impact of Fairtrade to consumers in their own country. Fairtrade products can also be found in African supermarkets, notably in South Africa and Kenya. Learn more about the NFOs here.

FLO-CERT

FLO-CERT is the Fairtrade certification body. FLO-CERT inspects producers and traders to ensure they comply with Fairtrade standards. FLO-CERT is a separate company owned by Fairtrade International – www.flo-cert.net

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