Mulat Haregot is the Director of The Evelyn Oldfield Unit, one of the key second tier voluntary organizations working with Refugee and Migrant Community Organisations in London. In the last 18 years he has been working with a range of voluntary and community organisations in a number of roles, including: serving as chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Racial Equality Council, Voluntary Sector Resource Agency, Renewal SRB6 West London Programme, H&F BME, North Fulham Multi-cultural Forum, Refugee Forum, H&F Community Safety Board. Board member of LBH&F Council Borough Partnership, the New Deal for Communities Programme in Fulham, Home Office National Refugee Integration Forum, Department of Heath Information Accreditation Scheme Reference Group, London Communities Policing Partnership (LCP2), School Governor and Non-Executive Director of Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Care Trust. He is Panel member of Investors in People and CES PQASSO Mentor Licencee.
Sarah is a development officer with the Unit. She runs regular training courses throughout the year and offers consultancy and in-house training on the following topics:
• Engaging with your beneficiaries
• Conducting community research
• Strategic focus
• Strategic fundraising
• Future planning
• Monitoring and evaluating (outcomes and impact, SROI)
More generally, she has strong experience in supporting groups to collect the evidence they need to make informed choices about their future direction and to evidence need of their work. She is also currently developing an environmental project with the Unit. She has worked in community development and adult education for over 11 years. She has a Masters in Community Development and Adult Education from Glasgow University. Her previous role was at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, where she managed a community development project and was a consultant researcher. This project was a link between the university and the community. The organisation specialised in sustainability, managing community assets, participation and engagement, fundraising, business planning and other key issues of community group development. The research arm involved Sarah directly running several evaluations and consultations for government, the public sector (including the NHS) and for community-based projects.
Prior to this, she was involved in a number of innovative research projects and worked with a several charities where she was involved in project delivery, including with refugee and asylum seeker specific projects.
She also volunteers as an IT tutor for a migrants’ literacy project.
Zibiah supports local and national mainstream charities, museums and funders to include and involve refugees and migrants at all levels of their work. She works with refugee/migrant groups to share good practice ideas and deliver in-house training on access and inclusion to staff, volunteers and trustees of mainstream groups.
Zibiah also provides professional support, training and information for refugee and migrant community organisations, with a special interest in oral history and heritage projects.
She has ten years experience working with diverse refugee, minority and social justice organisations in London, both as a front-line grassroots worker and with second–tier organisations (advocacy, community development, cross-cultural creative arts, disability, education and learning, inclusion, oral history, policy, research, volunteer management, women’s rights, youth projects).
Sam Soto Jennings
Sam has now left the project. Please contact Mulat with any enquiries.
Tony has now left the project and Mulat has taken over his project area on Collaboration Development. Please contact Mulat for more details.