Get hold of me at:dexterfindley.com
aka Dexter Findley
Thanks for visiting my portfolio page. Here I showcase a bit of everything of what I do, from my day job in the aid and development sector, where I focus my time on supporting community agency and wrestling the sector towards its long-overdue goal of Localisation -- all the way to the things I do entirely for fun, like writing stories and making music.
Other things showcased are my slowly developing web development skills -- including Reframe, a platform of refugee-led organisations to showcase their work (actually quite proud of that one), and some short films I've made over the years.
Since 2022 I've been working for Action on Poverty, a UK-based INGO that supports and builds the capabilities of local orgs to deliver rights-based projects in their own countries.
Since 2014 I have worked with Cohere, previously called Xavier Project, a charity based in East Africa that supports refugee-led organisations.
I have led the development of Cohere's overall operational model which enfranchises refugee orgs to lead the international aid and development process in their own communities. So far this model has helped 20 RLOs reach more funding from international actors and deliver better quality projects to over 12,000 children and adults.
I enjoy writing of all kinds, from fiction to copywriting:
I built a profile site called Reframe that showcases the work of refugee-led organisations and helps them connect with donors. It's built using the LAMP stack and hosted on an AWS EC2 instance.
Back-end Tech Used: PHP, MariaDB, Apache, virtual Debian instance on Amazon EC2.
I built a visually snazzy static website for Cohere. It was built from the ground up with no framework, due to the unique visual design requirements.
Back-end Tech Used: The site is hosted on Netlify and is effectively "back-end-less", although it uses Netlify CMS and deploys from GitHub for the news/blog functionality.
I make synth pop under the name Baba Baraka (father of Baraka), available on Spotify and other platforms.
Hand-in-hand with my interest in photography comes filmmaking. Below is some of my best stuff. Also, at university (UCL), I was lucky enough to be President of the Film and TV Society 2011-2012.