Christopher Kizza

Trustee

Christopher was co-opted onto the C3SC Board in December 2020.

My name is Christopher Kizza. After graduating with a Chemistry degree from Makerere University, Kampala, in 2004, I taught Chemistry and served as the Assistant Director of Studies at Ntinda View College, Kampala, until 2007. I then joined the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) as Research Officer. I was working on projects like the Implementation of a Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP), Lake Victoria Environment Management Program (LVEMP) and the Equatorial Africa Atmospheric Deposition Network (EADN). I engaged with the business and fisher communities to raise awareness around water quality and the decline in fishery resources. I also represented NaFIRRI and Uganda to the EADN, where I worked with the quality assurance and quality control team to develop standard operating procedures implemented across the continent.

I left NaFIRRI to enrol at Cardiff University for a master’s in Hydro-environmental engineering and a subsequent doctorate in Hydro-informatics from Cardiff School of Engineering. While in Cardiff, I was involved in community work in Cathays Parish, including a parochial church council (PCC) member. At the same time, I joined Innovate Trust, a Cardiff University founded Trust supporting adults with learning disabilities. I explored the prospect to share my learning and development experiences working with vulnerable adults. I have actively facilitated individuals progress towards independent living and to access community spaces to pursue their interests.

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I am a founding member of the Ugandans in Wales community group and supported the Ugandan Community in Manchester inaugural activities. These groups have provided avenues for enriching cultural diversity and impactful integration in local communities. It is through this charitable work that I learned about Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC). I was impressed by C3SC’s work in the community where I live, and I felt motivated to join the Board of Trustees of Cardiff Third Sector Council.

It was a rigorous process that involved application, interview, and confirmation by the C3SC board, and I am delighted to have been appointed to the Trustee and Director role. I look forward to using my varied professional experiences to enable my local community to achieve causes I care about – making a difference in society through supporting community-led initiatives.

I am keen to contribute my skills and expertise gained from my policy work encompassing public sector compliance, Science, business and innovation (research and development) to continue the existing excellent work and impact created by the team at C3SC and the Board of Trustees. I envisage gaining new skills and a better understanding of the third sector and subsequently influencing how local community groups and organisations could become sustainable by developing business models and a value framework to attract funding to deliver various community needs.

I am a founding member of the Ugandans in Wales community group. It is through this charitable work that I learned about Cardiff Third Sector Council. I was impressed by C3SC’s work in the community where I live, and I felt motivated to join the Board of Trustees.

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