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Our Board


Prof. Ruth Meena
Chairperson


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
Member


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
Member


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
Member


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
Chairperson


Tanzanian educationalist and Gender specialist


Ms.Mary Kabatange
Member


Has vast experience in funding management and donor funding experiences


Ms. Nosim Losai
Member


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


Ms. Zuki Mihyo
Member


Gender Specialist and experience in grant making


Mr. Derek Murusuri
Member


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

Our Staff

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Mary Rusimbi
Executive Director/Co-Founder


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Julius K. Rubagumisa
Finance & Operations



Brian mshana
Grant Making &
Capacity Building



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Queen Mrema
Finance



Nicholas Begisen
Communications


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Rose K. Julius
LM&E and Coalition Building




Lulu Nyapili
Administrative Assistant


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Hillary Mbaga
Logistics