*Ayoo Africa 2020 Top Ten Judge
Josephine Garnem is the Program Manager for the Gilchrist Immigrant Resources Center for the East County region. She is responsible for developing and managing the basic computer literacy program, and acts as the subject matter expert in the field of workforce development for the center.
Humanitarian. Community Advocate. Community Mobilizer
Fun facts about Josephine are that she was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She has previously lived on two Continents; Africa, and the Middle East, and has added a third, North America. Did we mention that she also speaks five languages? Some of those languages include Mende, Arabic and English.
As an experienced community mobilizer and humanitarian professional with over 20 years of global experience that spans three Continents, she is deeply passionate about strengthening bonds between communities through partnerships. The goal being to improve their health and wellbeing.
Josephine’s history is one that is deeply rooted in representing those without voices. She has been active in serving disenfranchised communities like child-soldiers, ex-combatants and victims advocating for peace and wholesomeness.
Other passions include being an active participant in diaspora-led international medical missions focused on training and exchange of skills between local doctors, other health professionals and their diaspora counterparts.
- Over two decades of Community Advocacy
- Community mobilizer over three Continents
- Previous Chair or Co-Chair of The African Affairs Advisory Group