Governance

Governance

YouBelong is registered as a charity in England and Wales with the Registered Charity Number 1169229.

The Board of Trustees of YouBelong, chaired by Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, a life sciences thought leader with over 25 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience, is responsible for fundraising and for considering grant requests from programmes in East Africa which support the objectives of YouBelong. At this stage, YouBelong predominantly supports funding for the YouBelong HOME programme to be implemented by YouBelong – Uganda.

The Trustees are also responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of such programmes, including transparent financial oversight and accountability.

The Board of Trustees is advised by Monsignor David Cappo, the Chief Executive of YouBelong. Monsignor David Cappo attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees and is accountable for building and leading the team that designs and implements the strategy and plan of the organisation.

In addition to the above, a Board of Scientific Advisors to YouBelong (that is accountable to the Board of Trustees) provides expert professional advice in a range of fields pertinent to programme development and implementation, as well as placing the work of YouBelong in a wider social and cultural context.