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Our Board

Prof. Ruth Meena

Accumulated experience in evaluation skills, clear conceptual understanding of the political, cultural, social and policy context within which development support is taking place. Extensive knowledge and experience in evaluation skills generally and specifically in areas of gender and women’s rights.

Ms. Christina Warioba

She has vast experience in gender and women rights issues from the regional level having worked with the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) as well as at the SADC secretariat. She specializes in gender mainstreaming and budgeting.

Jones Mmbuji

has a long standing relationship with the local private sector and a good understanding of local barriers to investment, and opportunities and vast experience in long term, is Mbuji’s added value to the organization

Maimuna Kanyamala

She brings 10 years worth of experience in governing boards of Civil Society Organizations and Secondary Schools. A strong team player and a founder of the highly respected community based organization “Kivulini Women’s Rights”, 11 years in defending for women’s human rights, 7 years in children’s rights advocacy in Tanzania, 8 years in capacity strengthening of women and young people in social entrepreneurship projects. 4 years in projects assessment and fundraising

Mary Rusimbi
Ex-Officio Member/Convener

Brings a rich experience of training and adult learning in gender and development analysis and implementation, NGO management and governance leadership having worked for over more than 30 years as a Trainer, NGO. As well as being in several Boards as a member and a Chair within the country and beyond. The Boards she participates in include: AMREF; TPHS; Tanzania Gender Networking Programme; REPOA and Partnership African–Canada (PAC). She brings skills and hands on experience in the areas of resource mobilization and institutional development processes,including Organizational Development (OD).

Our Grant Selection Committee

Dr. Dinah Mbaga

Tanzanian educationalist and Gender specialist

Ms.Mary Kabatange

Has vast experience in funding management and donor funding experiences

Ms. Nosim Losai

Grant making experience and is currently working at Foundation for Civil Society

Ms. Zuki Mihyo

Gender Specialist and experience in grant making

Mr. Derek Murusuri

Media Specialist and has vast experience in grant making. Once worked with Media Fund Tanzania

Our Staff

Mary Rusimbi

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Julius K. Rubagumisa

Finance & Operations

Stella Kihiyo

Head of Finance & Administration

Carol Mango

Head of Programs

Bernadetha Kafuko

LM&E and Coalition Building

Nicholas Begisen


Brian Mshana

Head of Grant Making &
Capacity Building

Wanzera Magambo

Finance officer

Frank Kisare

Grant Making &
Capacity Building

Lulu Nyapili

Resource Center

Rosency Kabyemera

Programs Assistant

Hillary Mbaga