We are delighted to announce that our former BBC colleague and a veteran Africa watcher, Mike Wooldridge, has agreed to join WOMA as a trustee. Mike brings a wealth of experience, given his work in other areas of development across Africa and he and his wife Ruth have been committed friends and supporters of WOMA since it’s launch in 2005. Indeed, Mike has a particular interest and expertise in Uganda having initially served as a volunteer in 1968 with VSO then returned in 1982 to become the BBC’s East Africa Correspondent. He subsequently held a number of other correspondent posts, before leaving the staff of the BBC in 2015 to continue a lifelong interest in development. Mike joins the board of trustees following the untimely death of our friend and co-founder Debbie Dickinson and is committed to ensuring WOMA remains true to its vision.