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Geoff Gaskell

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fws Tanzania vice-president

working with fws because

I became involved in fws in 2012 as a part-time Project Adviser to the then Kesho Leo Manager Mudi, but I withdrew from the organisation when a full-time volunteer manager was appointed. However, when that manager resigned, and the then fws Australia President needed some continuity in the management of Kesho Leo, I agreed to assist. I've been involved with fws over all these years because I wanted to apply my project management experience to a humanitarian project and as I retired to live in Tanzania in 2009, I had some time to do this.


My responsibilities cover a range of activities including: acting as project manager, staff recruitment, supporting fws management through the local Tanzanian board, managing the process of designing and building houses for vulnerable women, providing farm management advice and delivering farm projects (including purchase of cows and building of a new cow stable). 

favourite thing about fws

My favourite things about fws are the farm operation (as I am an agriculturist by training) and the children in the kindergarten, plus working with our local staff.


My wife and I run a bed and breakfast and a herb-growing business, but beyond that, I enjoy reading and keeping up with environmental issues. Also, with five children and seven grandchildren, I love keeping up with what's happening in their lives and visiting them, whenever possible, in Australia and the UK.


Last update: 1 Nov 2016