The secretariat was appointed to run the day-to-day operations of the African Union Foundation.

Dumisani Mngadi

Chief operations officer

Dumisani Mngadi boasts a rich history in the academic and development sectors across the African continent and beyond its borders. A conscientious pan-Africanist, he strongly believes in Africa's ability to find its own solutions and implement these to resolve continental challenges. Mngadi was an integral part of the establishment of the African Union Foundation and continues to leverage his knowledge and experience to provide oversight of its operations, including programming and management of its projects.

​Margaret Canca

Chief fundraising officer

Margaret Canca brings an extraordinary ability to communicate with and engage people from all sectors. With experience gained from the private, public and social sectors, she adapts easily in all spheres and is able to identify linkage, strategic funding and philanthropic opportunities that add value to all parties. At the African Union Foundation, she directs fundraising and sponsorship efforts and also mentors youth volunteers.

The secretariat is based in Midrand, South Africa.


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