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.
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.
East Africa Philanthropy Network
Evans is the CEO of the East Africa Philanthropy Network.
He is a highly experienced and passionate Executive with over 7 years of progressive experience in Organizational Management, Policy Formulation & Implementation, Stakeholders & Partnerships Management, and Budgeting & Financial Management.
He holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Nairobi and BSc degree in Agri-Economics from Egerton University.
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.
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.