Foundation for Civil Society (Interim Board Chair)
Francis Kiwanga works for Foundation for Civil Society as the Executive Director. He has vast experience in the area of civil society management, grants management, resource mobilization, philanthropy, advocacy and governance. He is currently serving as the Board Chairman of the East Africa Philanthropy Network, and as a Board Member of the African Philanthropy Network, African Philanthropy Forum and International Grant Makers Network – WINGS.
Phone:+255 22 2664890
Trust Africa (Board Treasurer)
Jeanne Elone is a senior manager with over 10 years’ experience in research, project management, and strategic leadership in support of human rights and development programming in Africa. Jeanne currently serves as Director of TrustAfrica’s fund to advance International Criminal Justice, a multi-donor collaboration, which aims to combat impunity and build African capacity to address atrocity crimes. Previously, Jeanne coordinated research on North African civil society, examining the role of civil society in the political transformations that shook the region in 2011 as well as analysing the legal and regulatory environment in which these groups operate. Jeanne studied at Columbia University in New York, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and is working on completing her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University – School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Jeanne is Cameroonian, French, and American.
Global Fund for Community Foundation (Board Secretary)
Jenny Hodgson has been the executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) since it was established in 2006 and has overseen the emergence of the GFCF as the leading global voice on community philanthropy as a core strategy for people-led development and shifting power closer to the ground.
Phone:+27 11 447 4396
Kenya Community Development Foundation
Janet Naumi Mawiyoo
Janet NaumiMawiyoo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), the only public foundation in Kenya, which seeks to explore creative ways of sustaining development achievements by mobilizing resources from various sources.Previously, she worked with the Kenyan government in both the Ministry of Culture and Social Services and the Ministry of Technical Training and Applied Technology. She also worked in the technical assistance programme of the Norwegian Agency for Development and with Action Aid International, where she rose from a Programme Officer in Kenya to become the Country Director of Action Aid International Tanzania.Ms. Mawiyoo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Nairobi University, a Masters of Arts degree in development administration and management (MA-Econ) from the University of Manchester (UK), and a post-graduate diploma in organization development consultancy.
European Foundation Centre (EFC)
Dr GerardSalole is Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) in Brussels. Dr. Salole has experience and knowledge of foundations and NGOs, having held senior positions in the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office (Johannesburg) and the Bernard van Leer Foundation (The Hague). He has also worked for Save the Children Federation (Ethiopia, USAand Zimbabwe) and Redd Barna – Norwegian Save the Children, OXFAM UK and UNHCR (Ethiopia).He is the founding chair of TrustAfrica, and sits on the General Education Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundation and on the jury of the King Baudouin African Development Prize.He holds an M.A. (Econ.) and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, and he studied Social Anthropology and African History at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Phone:+32 2 512 8938
NdanatseiBofu-Tawamba, an African citizen and Zimbabwean national, is the CEO & Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), in Kenya. UAF-Africa is a feminist and pan-African rapid response grant making organization that invests in African women’s power to change the status quo. Ndana is a seasoned feminist and women’s rightsadvocate, a social entrepreneur with philanthropy expertise spanning 20 years. Prior to joining UAF-Africa, Ndana was in charge of the UN Women Office in Zimbabwe- leadingthe execution of the multi-million-dollar funded EC, DFID & DANIDA Gender Support Programme. Ndana has leveraged over USD100 million directed towards strengthening African women’s rights movements and achieving women and girls’ rights.
Philanthropy Leadership Network
Beulah Denise Fredericks is the Executive Director of the Community Development Foundation Western Cape (CDF WCape), a position I hold since 2003. She is a former chairperson of the Philanthropy leadership Network and current board Member of the Africa Philanthropy Network. Beulah is an activist with special my interest in women, youth and children. She has a passionate about working towards changing attitudes, embracing hope and striving for a ‘poverty free’ society.
Phone:+27 21 783 5953
African Women’s Development Fund
Theo Sowa is an independent advisor and consultant, and She is currently the CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund. Born in Ghana, she has lived and worked in many countries in Africa, as well as the UK, Europe, and the USA. Her work includes advisory roles to African and other international women and children’s rights activists and leaders, plus policy development and advocacy with a variety of international agencies and organisations. Theo is a board member of various national and international civil society organisations and grant making foundations. Theo was awarded a CBE in June 2010.
East Africa Philanthropy Network
Evans OtienoOkinyi is the CEO of East Africa Philanthropy Network. He holds a Bsc degree in Agri-Economics from Egerton University and a Master’s degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Nairobi. Having joined EAPN in 2009 as an Intern, he has served as an Assistant Programs Officer, Administration Assistant and the Administration and Finance Officer.He is a highly experienced and passionate Executive with over 5 years’ progressive experience in Administrative, Operations, Financial Management and Program functions with vast focus on Organizational Administration/Management, Policy Formulation & Implementation, Stakeholders & Partnerships Management and Budgeting & Financial Management.
WanjaMuguongo is a queer African feminist, social justice activist and movement builder. She is founding Executive Director of UHAI EASHRI, Africa’s first indigenous activist led fund supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex and sex worker activism in Eastern Africa with funding, capacity support, research and convening. Wanja is passionate about work that supports social justice, equality, non-discrimination and a respect for human rights. Wanja has worked within East Africa’s civil society, and in India and Pakistan, has edited and collaborated on various publications and papers, and is a Yale World Fellow 2012 and Synergos Senior Fellow 2014.
Phone:+254 20 2330050
Southern Africa Trust
Lydia Moyo works for the Southern Africa Trust as the Grants and Capability Manager, responsible for the management of its grants portfolio; capacity building of civil society organizations and identification of new partnerships. She has worked in various roles in the development sector where she acquired vast experience in grants management; project management; capacity building of CSOs; partnerships development and management and contract management.
African Youth in Philanthropy Network
Auma Deborah is a young social entrepreneur, a founding member of the African Youth in Philanthropy Network (AYPN), and cofounder of Self-help Foundation Uganda, community based and youth philanthropy organization that Aims at expanding social and economic opportunities for women, girls and young People. She has 8 years working experience both in non-Governmental Organizations and in Government. Deborah has technical skills in community mobilization, advocacy, and training Specifically in Gender Economics and policy development and Analysis, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and mentoring of young people.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
Sinikiwe is currently the Finance and Sustainability Director for Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, (CA (SA)). Sinikiwe holds a Master of Business Leadership Degree (MBL) from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Honours Degree from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. Sinikiwe has more than 22 years of working experience in a diverse range of areas, including financial management and reporting, financial planning, strategy formulation and implementation, investment and working capital management, risk management, taxation, corporate governance, supply chain management and external auditing.