Capacity Building

CBG Team Members

Br. Sameer Kermalli                   Lead Facilitator

Br. Murtaza Versi                       Facilitator / Member

Sis. Shama Dewji                      Facilitator / Coordinator Lead

Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan         Facilitator / Treasurer

Sis. Mumtaz Ladak                     Facilitator / Hon Secretary

Zahra Sheriff                             Admin Secretariat


CBG Coordinators

The coordinators listed below are now assisting the above team to meet the objectives in the various member Jamaats:


Br. Murtaza Kara
Sis. Zahra Taki


Br. Abbas Lalji
Sis. Mehtab Walji


Br. Amirali Rashid 
Sis. Shabnam Sheriff


Br. Mujtaba Peera
Sis Neelam Jiwa

Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, who is also part of the core team, will be coordinating with the other Jamaats where we do not have coordinators for now.

About CBG


“Unlocking the potential of our people to serve the community and humanity through capacity building and engagement.” - Creating vibrant, happy and confident individuals across our communities


“Capacity building at all levels in Jamaats around Africa, and train facilitators who will be able to continuously build capacity in the future.”


 ü  Integrity: We understand and respect every Individual and their development capacity.

ü  Accountability:  We will Honor our obligation, expectations and requirements

ü  Collaboration:  We will talk with everyone in the community with ease and openness.

ü  Quality: We will offer quality products and Facilitation


  • Fostering universal Islamic values in our people
  • Valuing people at different stages of their development
  • Investing in a range of developmental tools for our people
  • Creating awareness that people have potential for growth and development
  • Using applicable learning methodologies to achieve desired goals.
  • Creating opportunities to unlock our people’s potential


Available Programs In modular distinctions

• Understanding Self
   Knowing yourself better is the starting point of change and Development

• Visioning
   A guiding start to your goals is the key

• Emotional Intelligence
   How to react with and to people

• Leadership Models, Traits and Behaviors
   What the real leaders did that can assist our journey

• Giving and Receiving Feedback
   Criticism however packaged causes pain and hurt

• Power and Politics and FODS
   Where you fit in the circle of politics

• MBTI and Type Dynamics
  Knowing your innate personality and using it effectively

• MBTI and Teamwork
   Knowing others personalities and learning to work better

• MBTI and other several combinations

• Aptitude Testing and Occupational Enhancement

• Epic Tool
   Manage your customers and your staff with flare

• Meeting Facilitation

• Master Classes
Refreshers for LDP Alumni



AFED-CBG Facilitators, Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan and Sis. Shama Dewji conducted a Master Class on ‘Better Understanding of Temperaments’ for the Alumni who attended the 9th Foundational Leadership Development Programme on Sunday 11th June 2017.

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The 9th Capacity Building Group CBG Africa Federation Leadership Development Programme in collaboration with Capacity Building Group of World Federation concludes with positive energy in Dar es Salaam this year.

The workshop was conducted at Seascape Hotel and Conference Center by the following Facilitators:
Dr. Akber Mohammedali, Sr. Mumtaz Ladak, Br. Shabbir Khalfan. Sr. Zinnat Mohammedali, Sr. Maria Pattinson and Sr. Shama Dewji, supported by the following Developmental Facilitators: Sr. Sofia Bharwani, Sr. Zahra Jacksi and Br. Inayat Abbas Firdousi and supported by admin staff Sr. Faseeha Sherally.

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This program aims in creating mentors in the community for the betterment of the community at large.
AFED CBG Facilitators with the support of development facilitators, conducted the workshop based on Egan’s Skilled Helper Model which has been updated and refined over 35 years. The model is positive and systematic and applicable across cultures for a variety of helping situations, emphasizing on change and leading to values outcome.
The goal of Egan’s model is to help clients help problems more effectively and develop under-used or unused resources as opportunities more fully. It also serves to help clients become better and helping themselves and it also helps clients to develop ancient-oriented prevention mentality.
The mentors will practice the skills acquired and will go through a process of evaluation after which they will serve in various jamaats.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/60/17                                                    

The AFED Secretariat is pleased to inform all our Jamaats in Africa and the Territorial Councils of Madagascar and Reunion that a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) will be held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from Saturday 13th to Tuesday 16th May 2017.
A limited number of seats (25) are available for this leadership training programme. The Jamaats and the Territorial Councils are requested to publicize this programme and to nominate participants from both genders, at earliest possible.
This programme is specifically tailored for those who are keen to enhance self-knowledge, confidence and acquire leadership skills, and more so for the younger generation who are eager to develop themselves to take on new challenges in order to be effective and successful in their organizations and their personal lives.

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The Africa Federation (AFED) in collaboration with the World Federation (WF) conducted a Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Nairobi – Kenya hosted by Nairobi Jamaat (SAAJ) from 25th to 28th November 2016. Seven facilitators from AFED and WF CBG were involved in this program, they were; Dr. Akber Mohamedali and Maria Pattinson from London, Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Mumtaz Ladak, Shama Dewji from Tanzania, Neelam Jiwa and Tahera Shivji from Kenya.

The program attracted 25 participants from several Jamaats of Africa Federation, which for the first time included the leadership of the Jamaat.

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Group Photograph of Facilitators, Camp Lead and Mentors

The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) and the admin team of the AFED Girls Youth Camp Lead Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji organised a Mentor Development Programme which was held on the 3
rd & 4th of December 2016, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, at the KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam Ladies’ Imambargah.

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