Governance & Staffing

The Governance structures of the Foundation consist of three distinct bodies, namely – the Members, the Board and the Secretariat.


The Members of the Foundation are the highest authority in all matters related to the running of the Foundation. They exercise their authority mainly through the Annual General Meeting or extraordinary meetings. The current Membership of the Foundation is as follows: Dr. Stigmata Tenga (President); Prof. Samuel Wangwe (Member); Mr. Rakesh Rajani (Member), Ms. Mary Rusimbi and Mr. Salum Shamte (Member).


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the second principle organ of the Foundation. It is a Governing Board providing regular oversight of the activities of the Foundation. The Board’s roles include: approving any changes to the structure of the Foundation, approving higher level policy and changes or additions to high level rules, regulations and procedures of the Foundation, providing final approval of annual plans and budgets for endorsement at the AGM, review of annual reports for approval by the AGM, review and discussion of the financial report with the auditors and presenting audited financial statements for approval by the AGM; and, the recruitment and performance management of the Executive Director. Current Board of Directors are: Prof. Prosper Ngowi (Chairperson); Mr. Stephen Shayo (Director); Ms. Modesta Mahiga (Director); Dr. Ayoub Rioba(Director); and Ms. Margaret Chacha (Director).


The Secretariat

The implementation of the functions of the Foundation is vested in its Secretariat – which is comprised of the management and staff - led by the Executive Director, Mr. Francis Kiwanga. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors in governance matters and is also a secretary to the Members. Additionally, the Executive Director maintains a relationship with the Development Partners in relation to funding issues. The number of staff and structure of the Foundation in executing its functions and realizing the organisation’s objectives and activities, is from time to time, determined by the Board of Directors. 




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