Board of Directors

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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:

Yaekob Metena-| Board Member

Yaekob Metena is the Country Director of 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.

Bakar Khamis | Board Chairperson

Bakar Khamis, is the Regional Director of Kepa - The Finnish NGOs Platform which has 300 member organizations in Finland. Kepa's Regional Office is located in Tanzania but covers both the Tanzania and Mozambique country offices. There are more than 30 Finnish NGOs that work in Tanzania with almost 60 Finnish NGO projects throughout the country. Kepa doesn't have its own projects or separate programmes in Tanzania but supports its member organizations' local partners. It also strengthens the participation of civil society in development policy work through its own Tanzanian partner organizations. 

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.