AFW seeks new trustees

We are seeking new trustees who share our passion for creating a fairer world

AFW is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC014585), with the purpose of educating and enabling people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world.

AFW incorporates the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), which was set up in 1983 to focus on developing and delivering Global Citizenship Education within both the formal and non-formal education sectors.

Please see our website for more details.

The need for new trustees

We have nine trustees currently and, whilst this provides an adequate complement of people with a good range of skills and interests, we wish to strengthen the team with a few more skilled, committed people who share our ethos of working together to create a fairer world.

We are particularly keen to hear from those with expertise in any of these areas:

  • Business planning and strategy
  • Financial management
  • Recruitment and HR procedures
  • Governance and compliance (including Data Protection)
  • Digital systems and technology
  • Communications
  • Chairing and leadership

We are happy to provide more details of the skills we are seeking, our trustee recruitment process and general information about our organisation and its activities – please email us at

If you wish to be considered as a trustee for Aberdeen for a World, please email our Chair, Dr Nigel Dower, at, sending your CV and a covering note explaining your interest in our work.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date: 31 March 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight: 25 February – 10 March 2019

What is Fairtrade Fortnight?

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year Fairtrade Fortnight is focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. The theme is ‘She deserves a living income’. You can find more information and resources for Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 on the Fairtrade Foundation’s website.

The following Fairtrade Fortnight events will take place in Aberdeen, at the University of Aberdeen and across Aberdeenshire:


And if you’re out and about in Aberdeenshire during Fairtrade Fortnight, why not take part in this cafe crawl?