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:

Japhet Makongo| Board Chairperson

Japhet Makongo is the board chairperson of Policy Forum. He is currently the Chief Policy and Planning Advisor at SNV Tanzania. Makongo aims at building a strong network, a network whose voice helps the needs of the citizens and is a catalyst to positive change in performance of various institutions, individuals and the government. Makongo believes for a network to thrive, it needs meaningful and solid participation from its members.

Sophia C. Masuka | Vice Chairperson

Ms. Sophia C. Masuka works with Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) as the head of communications and advocacy department with special focus for coordinating partner organizations' advocacy and communication in relation to policy issues and practices on natural resource governance. TNRF is a membership based organization that works to improve governance and accountability in Tanzania’s natural resource sector to achieve more sustainable rural livelihoods and better conservation outcomes.

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.

Amani Mustapha| Board Member

Amani Mustapha is the Executive Director of HakiMadini. HakiMadini is the rights based organisation in the mining sector which advocates for a more equitable distributions of Tanzanians abundant natural wealth. It focus on strengthening voices, connecting various stakeholders for collective engagement, and working together to protect the rights of small scale mining communities, ensuring transparency and accountability and that Tanzanian’s benefit from a pro poor mining sector. 

Kidani Magwilla| Board Member

Kidani Magwilla is a program officer of Tanzania Network of Community Health Fund (TNCHF). The vision of the TNCHF is to become a highly competent network that facilitates access to quality health care for majority. The mission is to facilitate capacity development for strong and efficiently working Community Health Funds and Health Micro Insurance Schemes.

Makumba Mwemezi| Board Member

Mwemezi is the Manager of the Research and Policy Analysis Depart at HakiElimu . He joined  the organisation in 2012 as a Programme Manager in the same department. Before joining HakiElimu, Mwemezi worked with Business Times Limited as a Senior Business Journalist and Legal Officer for three years. Mwemezi holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from The Law School of Tanzania. He also has a Bachelor Degree of Laws (Hons) from Tumaini University, Dar es Salaam.

Dr. Peter Bujari | Board Member

Dr. Peter Bujari is the Executive Director of Health Promotion Tanzania. He has ten years of experience in management position and acquired expert in policy analysis and advocacy, project design, monitoring and evaluation. He also has outstanding skills in organizational management and change management. Graduated from University of Dar ES Salaam as Medical doctor, he also has Masters in Business Administration of Blekinge Institute of Technology. 




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