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If you would like to network with other Wales Africa charities or community groups, join us early at 14:00 for pre-event tea and/0r coffee, or stay on between 17:00 and 19:00 for post-event networking.

For this in-person event, we will welcome Dolen Cymru Lesotho and their partners visiting from Lesotho, to share their experiences of working towards equitable and sustainable partnerships:

  • Amelia Senekane, CEO, Heal Our Land Organisation, Lesotho
  • Joanna Jonas, Chair of Trustees, Dolen Cymru Lesotho, based in Lesotho, 
  • Cath Moulogo, Co-Executive Director, Dolen Cymru Lesotho, based in Wales 
  • Sharon Flint Wood, Co-Executive Director, Dolen Cymru Lesotho, based in Wales. 

The panel will share their experiences of working to ‘shift the power’ towards more equal leadership of Dolen Cymru and increased decision making in Lesotho, and taking steps to make their partnerships sustainable.

Please come along at 14:00 to see your colleagues and make new connections, before the programme begins at 15:00. We will also have refreshments after the event to continue opportunities for socialising until 19:00.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and to share your own experiences of working in partnership.


Biographies

Joanna

Adv. Joanna Jonas has been Chair of Trustees for Dolen Cymru Lesotho since November 2023. She is the Co-founding Director of Nairasha Legal Support, a social enterprise in Lesotho whose work is centred around women empowerment and advancement of women and children’s human rights. She is passionate activist and advocate against sexual and gender-based violence with a track record availing her knowledge and skills to assist victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with access to justice and psychosocial support. As a Legal Practitioner, Adv. Jonas continues to ensure access to justice by everyone regardless of economic status by offering low bono legal services and court representation to particularly small-scale women entrepreneurs and women faced with financial struggles.

Adv. Jonas was introduced to Dolen Cymru Wales-Lesotho link in 2020 and in 2022 she spearheaded a project aimed at women empowerment that was funded by Dolen Cymru.

Amelia Limenako Senekane

Amelia is the Founding director of Heal Our Land Organisation (HOLO) in the Matsieng region in Lesotho since 2019 to date. Through her expertise and hard work, HOLO is collaborating with national and international organisations. Amelia is a community activist advocating for peace, education, mental health in her region. Amelia worked in organisations like The Hub and Karabo Ea Bophelo facilitating, coordinating and reporting. Amelia works with international organisations like Dolen, Help Lesotho and British High Commission. 

Sharon 

Sharon began her journey with Dolen in 2013 when she volunteered as Mentor on the Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme. 

After returning to Lesotho to co-lead the award winning Lesotho Literacy Leap programme in 2014 and work with Lesotho College of Education as part of the International Learning Opportunities programme she decided to change her career direction and join the Global Solidarity sector. She left her Art & Design teaching career behind and has led Dolen’s education programmes for the past 7 years. She has joined Cath as Co-Executive Director in 2023.

Cath Moulogo 

Cath worked for Dolen between 2017 and 2021 on both Education and WASH projects, before re-joining Dolen as Co-Executive Director with Sharon in 2023.

With over fifteen years experience of working and volunteering in the third sector in Wales and internationally, Cath was formerly a Development Support Manager at Hub Cymru Africa  and is passionate about Wales’ role in Global Solidarity. She is also a Trustee for C3SC where she is Co-Chair of the Equalities Committee.

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