Researchers + Writers 

The Diaspora Giving Project is a virtual hub for research, informed insights and collaborations focused on matters related to collective giving in global Black diaspora communities. This work is for bold thinkers, multidisciplinary researchers, and progressive business leaders who, like us, are grappling with how to broaden and sustain giving across the Black diaspora. This work is curated by Rose Essiem and Rumbidzai Mufuka. 


Researcher and Writer

Rose Essiem, MSEd

Rose is a thoughtful convener and community organizer. She finds deep satisfaction in developing engagement strategies for causes that drive positive and transformative social change wherever she may be in the world. She is a Berrett-Koehler Foundation Action-Learning Fellow and an MBA candidate at the GW School of Business.

Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, at the moment, she calls the DC metro area home. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, long hikes, paddle-boarding, and trying out new recipes. 


Researcher and Writer

Rumbidzai Mufuka, PhD

Rumbidzai Mufuka, PhD is an experienced Organizational Change Management Consultant (CCMP) with a demonstrated history of strategy creation and implementation planning for clients, large and small. Her pro bono work includes partnership development in the African Diaspora community in DC. 


Formerly a researcher and writer on the motivations, behaviors, and intentions of African business and political leaders, she incorporates these insights to understand what makes people change, move, and grow towards the success they seek.

The Berrett-Koehler Foundation

This work is supported by the Berrett-Koehler Foundation Action- Learning Fellowship - an experimental, social justice oriented, and learning driven program that brings together eight thoughtful community builders to create a space for deep personal growth and collective learning.