Mr. Lamin Daffeh is the Founder of The AIDER Group LTD and has over 15 years’ experience in International non-governmental organisations, working in Africa and in the United Kingdom, supporting vulnerable children through access to uninterrupted education and welfare support. He has implemented numerous successful community development projects.

He is well known within the international development domain because of his work in supporting vulnerable children and communities. He appears on television, radio and high-level donor conferences on developing partnerships, policy advice, organisational development and assessment skills, human resource management and resource mobilisation. He was a nominee for bearing the Olympic torch in the UK in 2012, and in 2015 he became an honorable member of the British Foreign School Society. He also is the CEO of the Fresh Start Foundation and Executive Director of Heeno International .

Mr. Daffeh is also an experienced Social Reintegration Officer, having previously worked within the Criminal Justice System in the UK, supporting individuals with criminal records and long term unemployment barriers. He taught individuals new skills and facilitated their enrolment onto higher educational courses that enhanced their future employment opportunities, access to education and training prospects, with the aim of preventing their re-offending.

Mr. Daffeh has a passion for education, international development and legal research. He has worked extensively within education and poverty alleviation remits, providing strong leadership skills and strategic guidance in programme implementation. He implements self-reliant and sustainable projects that enhance livelihoods and advance further opportunities for children, young people and communities. Mr. Daffeh is a lecturer of law teaching Masters’ students (LL.M) in International Business and Human Rights Law. He also lecture LL.B. students in Children’s Rights Law.

Following his Master of Laws (LL.M), with Commendation in International Human Rights Law from the Birmingham City University (BCU), he is now a Ph.D Candidate in International Law at BCU. His specializations are in the International Bill of Human Rights (with a particular interest in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), Public International Law, International Criminal Law and Cultural Relativism.

He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice from BCU; BSc in Crime and Criminology from the University of Portsmouth; an advanced Diploma in Criminology from Worcester College of Technology; and Levels 1-3 qualifications in UK Immigration, Nationality, EEA and Asylum Laws. He is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy of the UK. Lamin is a qualified mediator having completed training in trust, diplomacy and conflict transformation at the University of Birmingham, this further enhances his knowledge and experience in practising alternative dispute resolution.