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
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.