Programs Director, TrustAfrica
Briggs Bomba serves as the Programs Director for TrustAfrica, a pan-African foundation that works across Africa to promote democratic governance and equitable development.
As part of the senior management team for TrustAfrica, Briggs provides strategic leadership to the programs team and oversees a diverse portfolio of programs and initiatives spanning several African countries that deal with a wide array of themes encompassing – Natural Resource Governance and Economic Transformation; Taxation and Illicit Financial Flows; Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty; Citizenship, Rights and Civic Engagement; Gender and Women’s Rights; Youth, Education and the Future of Work; as well as African Philanthropy.
In this role, Briggs oversees the implementation of TrustAfrica’s strategies that include Grantmaking; Convenings; Knowledge generation and management; Capacity building; as well as Advocacy engagement with policymakers at national, RECs and AU levels.
Previously, Briggs served as Project Director of TrustAfrica’s Initiative to Curb Illicit Financial Flows from Africa; Director for Zimbabwe Alliance – a donor collaborative founded by TrustAfrica, Wallace Global Fund and Schooner Foundation to strengthen civil society in Zimbabwe; and Director of Campaigns for a Washington, D.C based Africa policy advocacy organization.
Briggs holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Applied and Social Economics from Wright State University (Ohio, USA).
His analysis and commentary has appeared on CNN, BBC, WorldFocus, AllAfrica, Alliance Magazine, Foreign Policy in Focus, Pambazuka News, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Al-Jazeera as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Keeping Hope Alive show among other platforms.
Briggs is married to Dr. Mutheu Bomba a lawyer and African arts, culture and heritage enthusiast and they have three sons – Tafara, Cheukai and Maita.