Welcome Belvin Tawuya, our new Head of Development and Communications

  • May 29, 2024

We’re very pleased to introduce Wikimedia UK’s new Head of Development and Communications, Belvin Tawuya. Belvin will oversee the development, fundraising and communications functions for the charity, working in close collaboration with the CEO, staff and other stakeholders. He joined us two weeks ago and is already settling in well, getting to know the team and thinking about how to amplify our work and secure additional funds.

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the UK, Belvin is a certified senior Digital, Marketing and Communications practitioner with over a decade of experience in the UK cultural and non-profit sectors.

Belvin’s most recent role was Chief Digital, Communications and Marketing Officer at the Africa Centre, and his career includes strategic communications and digital roles at organisations including the Financial Ombudsman Service as well as serving in the army. Has worked with both external fundraising consultants and internal teams, helping to draft bids and craft compelling cases for support for various non-profit organisations that he has worked with. He is strongly committed to Wikimedia UK’s vision and mission and has personally benefited significantly from open access to knowledge.

Belvin hopes to bring his track record of success in development and communication to Wikimedia UK. Confident that his strategic vision, leadership skills, and experience in driving growth and engagement will add value to the organisation. He is passionate about championing the cause for Africa and its diaspora in the UK and is actively involved in various initiatives that amplify African voices and promote the continent’s rich cultural and intellectual heritage. Outside of work, has interests in contemporary African art, collecting vinyl records and DJing, literature and travel.

Belvin is looking forward to getting to know the volunteer community in the UK, and welcomes input into how we can communicate to the world about our work and the Wikimedia projects more broadly. Looking forward to getting to know everyone well and working collaboratively with others to raise awareness about WMUK’s important work and ensuring its long-term sustainability through effective fundraising strategies.

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