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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:
Christina Kamili Ruhinda
Board Chairperson
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Education
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Leadership and Governance, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Ms. Christina Kamili Ruhinda is the Executive Director of the Tanzania Network of Legal Aid Providers (TANLAP). She is also a Chairperson of Songera - Mississippi Organization (SOMI), Tangible Initiative for Local Development (TIFLD), Tanzania Youth Inspiration Organization (TaYIO) and Door of Hope to Women and Youth Tanzania ( DHWYT); A member of A National Bench - Bar Case Management Committee established under Chief Justice’s Circular No. 5 of 2018, Founding member of East Africa Regional Network of Non-State and State Actors, a Member of Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs National Legal Aid Act Implementing Team, a member of African Union’s Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa), a member of Tanzania Girl Guide Association, a Vital Voice Global Alumni (VVLEAD), member of Women Right Defenders Steering Committee and Tanzania Local Researchers Coordinator on Global Access to Justice Project . She has further participated in Various African Union expert’s Meetings organized by the Political Affairs Department as an expert on access to justice.  

Ms. Ruhinda has over 10 years of experience in the Legal Aid sub-sector, Human Rights, Gender, Governance, Justice and Rule of Law, Election Observation, Networking, Programme Management and Capacity Development. She has, inter alia, been engaged in the identification of potential issues that have had an effect on access to Justice in Tanzania; analyzing human rights abuses and proposing possible reforms; conducting assessment of Tanzania’s legislations, practice and capacities in respect to regional, continental and international human rights standards - treaty obligations and compliance.

Fatma Kauga
Board Member & Treasurer
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Education
Bachelor Degree of Science in Taxation, Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania.
Master of Science in Finance and Investment, Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania.

Proficient Finance Director with more than 5 years of experience in financial modeling for e-learning industry. She is involved in business planning, strategy, fundraising, budgeting, and management of both financial and human resources. Fatma is highly skillful with leadership, corporate governance, public speaking, project management, emotional, and social intelligence skills.

Fatma was born and raised in Tanzania; very passionate about education as a tool to eradicate poverty in Africa and a strong believer in youth potential to bring positive change in the world. She has dedicated both her professional career and personal life since was a child to engage and empower children, youth, and women. She is a driven advocate of education for all, as it gave her a platform to test herself, to assert her potential, and to help her realize herself.

Established in her leadership experience she has been selected in different leadership fellowships, training, and forums both within and outside the country. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow class of 2020, Gratitude Network Fellow class of 2020, the Young Emerging Leaders Project class of 2019, Perennial Leadership Fellow class of 2019, and Cordes Fellow class of 2018.

Semkae Kilonzo
Board Secretary
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Education
Masters Degree, Journalism and Media Studies, Cardiff University, U.K
Media training, Dublin, Ireland
Fundamentals of Social Accountability Monitoring, Rhodes University, South Africa

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. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP).

Semkae holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Cardiff University, U.K. and received his earlier media training in Dublin Ireland and the Tanzania School of Journalism. He is also an alumnus of the Public Service Accountability Monitor (Fundamentals of Social Accountability Monitoring Course) of Rhodes University, South Africa. Among his many interests, Semkae is passionate about encouraging public participation in policy making and championing the equitable use of public resources.

He has since assumed the role of Coordinator, heading the Secretariat. Semkae, is in the Policy Forum Board as the Board Secretary.

Peter Matonyi
Board Member
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Education
Fundamentals of Social Accountability Monitoring, Tanzania
Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development and Business Venture Management, Eastern and Southern African Management Institute - Arusha
Advanced Diploma in Materials Management, Nyegezi Social Training Institute- Mwanza

Peter Matonyi is the Director of  Community Active in Development Association (CADA), a nonprofit making organization dealing with improvement of socio-economic condition in vulnerable, marginalized and deprived communities in Tanzania, especially the lake Zone area.

Adv. Dominic Ndunguru
Board Member
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Education
LLM International Human Rights and Corporate Governance, Leeds University, UK

Domimic is the Executive Director of Open Mind Tanzania (OMT).  OMT is mandated to empower young people to improve their skills for livelihoods development. Further, OMT advocates for pro-youth policies for attaining sustainable development.

Badru Juma Rajabu
Board Member
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Education
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
Digital Skills Training, Google Africa, Cape town, South Africa

Badru Juma Rajabu is a Senior Program Coordinator at Restless Development, a leading youth-led development agency that have been working in Tanzania since 1993 and have established an impressive track record in delivering grassroots impact through youth led development programmes aligned to the Government of Tanzania’s Consecutive National Development Plans. Previously Badru worked at the UN Global Compact as a sustainability lead and Program Associate, supporting Tanzania`s Business to align their strategies and operations with universal principles of human rights, labour, and anti-corruption, and take action that address society goals.