Board of Directors

Policy Forum has a Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of its members. Board of Directors are drawn from the PF membership. PF Board of Directors meet quarterly to review and provide guidance to PF's Secretariat. The Board of Directors are as follows:

Josephat Mshigati | Board Member

Josephat Mshigati is the head of policy and programmes at ActionAid-Tanzania. Action Aid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. His organisation was elected to be in the board in 2016.

Hebron Mwakagenda | Vice Chairperson

Hebron Mwakagenda is the Executive Director of The Leadership Forum, an organization that strives to see individuals; men and women release their leadership potentials in creating opportunities for the well being of all humanity in society. His organisation was elected to be in the board in 2016.

Nemence Iriya| Board Member

Nemence Iriya, is the Director of Manyara Region Civil Society Organizations Network (MACSNET). MACSNET is a coalition of CSO's that operates in Manyara Region with a focus on poverty eradication and sustainable human development through lobbying and advocacy. His organisation was elected to be in the board in 2016.

Donati Senzia| Board Member

Donati Senzia is the country coordinator of PELUM-Tanzania, an organization that seeks to promote sustainable ecological land use through capacity building, documentation, networking and advocacy. PELUM-Tanzania was elected in the board in 2015.
Masud Hossain | Board Chairperson
Masud Hossain,is the Country Director of KEPA, an organization with more than 30 Finnish NGOs that work in Tanzania, there are almost 60 Finnish NGO projects throughout the country. Kepa doesn't have its own projects or programmes in Tanzania but supports its member organisations' local partners. It also strengthens the participation of civil society in development policy work through its own Tanzanian partner organisations. Kepa's Tanzania office has nine staff led by the Country Director.His organisation was elected in the board in 2016.
Charles Meshack | Board Member

Charles Meshack, is the Executive Director of Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) an organization working on Conserving and restoring the biodiversity of the globally important forests in Tanzania for the benefits of the present and future generations.TFCG was elected in Policy Forum's board in April 2015.

Dr. Aichi Joseph Kitalyi| Board Member
Dr. Aichi Joseph Kitalyi is a Doctor of Philosophy Agriculture. Dr. Aichi is the Vice Chairperson, Tanzania Association of Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment.
She works at Chama cha Wanawake Viongozi katika Kilimo, Mazingira na Maliasili (TAWLAE), an organization that empowers women in leadership, agriculture sector, and environmental activities.TAWLAE was elected to the board in April 2015.
Semkae Kilonzo| Board Secretary

Semkae Kilonzo began work at Policy Forum in 2007 as the lead responsible for media, communication and advocacy at the network’s secretariat office as part of the organisation’s desire to see policy analysis information widely disseminated to policy makers, civil society and the general public. He has since assumed the role of Coordinator, heading the Secretariat. Semkae, is in the Policy Forum Board as the Board Secretary.