Trustees

Vusi Gumede
Chairperson

Vusi Gumede is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He previously was an associate professor at the University of Johannesburg. He also lectures public policy, since 2009, at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He worked for the South African government, in various capacities, for about 12 years – he was Chief Policy Analyst, among other things, in The Presidency. He has spent research fellowships with universities in Europe and United States, including the Institute for African Development, at Cornell University, as Distinguished Africanist Scholar and by Yale University as Yale World Fellow and more recently with the University of Botswana. He holds postgraduate qualifications in economics and policy studies, including a PhD in economics (2003). He publishes in areas of macroeconomics and political economy, in various journals and through book chapters in co/edited books. His recent academic papers and opinion pieces can be accessed at www.vusigumede.com

Alice Mogwe
Trustee

Ms Mogwe is the Founder Director of Ditshwanelo, the Botswana Centre for Human Rights. With a legal background, she served as a consultant to several international development agencies including UNICEF and has been active in the field of gender and development for many years. Amongst the foremost civil society leaders in Botswana, she is a recipient of several international awards recognising her work as a woman leader and promoter of human rights.


Paula Monjane
Trustee

Ms Monjane is the director of knowledge management at the Foundation for Community Development (FDC) in Mozambique. She was previously the acting executive director of FDC for two years. Paula has extensive experience in poverty reduction strategies, particularly in relation to health, HIV/AIDS and civil society capacity building. She has published numerous reports and publications and holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.
Paula Monjane  

Lucy Muyoyeta
Trustee

Ms Muyoyeta is working as an independent consultant in the social development field. She was appointed to head the APRM process in Zambia designated as chairperson of the National Governing Council. Previously the executive director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), she has over 20 years' experience in social development, particularly in women's rights, capacity building of civil society, and campaigning on issues affecting the poor. Lucy is also the coordinator of international relations for the Zambia Association of University Women, has served as a non-executive director of several influential civil society organisations in the region, and received a Life Membership award from the Law and Development Association of Zambia. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Rural Social Development from the University of Reading in Britain.
Lucy Muyoyeta  

Riah Phiyega
Trustee

Ms Phiyega is the Chair of the Presidential Review Committee for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). She was previously the Group Executive for Public Affairs of ABSA bank in South Africa. She is an established business woman with senior management experience and brings both grassroots and global dialogue experience to the Trust. She has a strong background in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, particularly through her association with the ABSA Foundation.
 

Khabele Matlosa
Trustee

Originally from Lesotho, Khabele Matlosa works as a programme advisor for the United Nations Development (UNDP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He manages UNDP continental governance initiatives undertaken jointly with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
Khabele was previously the programmes director at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA). He holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
 

Stigmata Tenga
Trustee

Stigmata is the president of the Foundation for Civil Society in Tanzania and a board member of the Tanzania Gender Networking Forum. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, she works as a development facilitator and process consultant. With her experience in development concepts, theories and practices, she has worked with the public, private and civil society sectors on strategic and development initiatives. Prior to that, she was managing director for a social economic development consultancy firm based in Tanzania.
Stigmata holds a PhD in Agriculture, specialising in Anthropology. She speaks Swahili, English, Russian, and Norwegian.
 

Rudo Chitiga
Trustee

Originating from Zimbabwe, Rudo was previously the deputy director of the Commonwealth Foundation in London and secretary general of IRED (Development Innovations and Networks) in Geneva.
Rudo has extensive experience in project development and capacity building of social and economic development programmes in developing countries. She has held senior leadership positions in government, intergovernmental and civil society organisations at national, regional and international levels. She has strong commitment towards empowering people at grassroots level as well as ensuring their participation in development processes.
Rudo holds a Master's Degree in Policy Studies specialising in international relations and regional integration.
 
Retired Trustees
Joseph Komakoma
Trustee

Fr Komakoma has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary General of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) with effect from 1 October 2010. He is a Catholic priest, currently serving as the Secretary General of the Zambia Bishops' Conference. Fr Komakoma worked for many years in the popular promotion of economic justice, peace, and development as a civil society leader in Zambia and the southern African region. He is a highly regarded public commentator in Zambia.

Denis Kadima
Trustee

Mr Kadima is the Chief Referendum Officer in the United Nations’ Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). He is also the Executive Director of the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA). Originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo and having worked in the development sphere from South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho, Denis has extensive regional and continental experience in governance issues.
Denis Kadima  

Prakash Ratilal
Trustee

Dr Ratilal has played an active role in facilitating relations between the civil society, government, business, and banking communities and advises governments and civil society organisations on development strategies. He is a former Governor of Mozambique's Reserve Bank and was an acting Minister of Finance in the Mozambique government. He was also a member of the UN Panel of Eminent Persons for Relations with Civil Society.

Perks Ligoya
Trustee

Dr Ligoya is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi. He previously served as economic advisor to the Minister of Finance in Malawi. Dr Ligoya is a macroeconomist who has worked for the Malawian Central Bank, the IMF and the budget and finance committee of the Malawian parliament. He championed the cause of poverty reduction in Malawi through the civil society organisations which he led and advised, and is a Past-President of the Economics Association of Malawi.

Reginald Matchaba-Hove
Trustee

Dr Matchaba-Hove previously chaired the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) and is a medical practitioner and teacher of public health at the University of Zimbabwe. He has been involved in the improvement of many human rights and development initiatives and is a prominent civil society leader in Zimbabwe and the southern African region.

Shirley Moulder
Trustee

Ms Moulder serves as a non-executive director of a number of social development organisations in southern Africa, having been involved in human rights and development work for more than thirty years. Based in South Africa, her professional experience includes engagement with governments, the private sector and international aid agencies as well as serving on a number of commissions for the Anglican Church in Southern African and the global Anglican Communion.

   

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