A Women\'s Rights Organization - Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Domestic Violence

Yassin Ally - Executive Director

Our Board

Kivulini’s Board of Directors

In addition to ensuring that Kivulini remains committed to its vision of empowering communities to break free of domestic violence, Kivulini’s Board of Directors provide strategic oversight and make decisions regarding all Kivulini policies. Board members assess and approve strategic plans, work plans and audited reports, as well as assisting the organisation in fundraising.

Board members generally serve a term of 2 years, which is then renewable for an additional year.  Our Board members come from a variety of backgrounds.  Members draw upon their experiences working with other NGOs as well as in the fields of health, law, business and finance to inform their work with Kivulini.

Current Members of the Board of Directors:board

Mr. Gastpar Mwanalyela – Advocate for Tanzania High Court
Mr. Mwanalyela is a graduate of the University of Dar e Salaam with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. Since 2008, he has served as an Advocate for the High Courts and Courts Subordinate and is a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths in Tanzania. Mr. Mwanalyela is also currently the Chairman/President of the Tanganyika Law Society’ Mwanza Chapter and Managing Partner of RightsMark Attorneys Law Firm in Mwanza with a branch in Kahama.

Dr. Gerry Mshana (PhD), Principal Research Scientist, NIMR
            For the past 10 years Dr. Mshana has been conducting qualitative research on different research topics in rural and urban areas of Tanzania. As Principal Research Scientist at the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research he has conducted research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, the socio-cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS, male circumcision, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Mashana is a graduate of the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Durham, UK.

Mr. Juma Samuel, Community Development Officer, Mwanza City Council
Mr. Samuel holds a Masters of Art in Sociology and Anthropology and a Bachelors of Sociology and Anthropology, both from the University of Dar es Salaam. As a Community Development Officer with Mwanza City Council in the Department of Community Development and Social Welfare, he has been exposed to a wide range of issues that are affecting the community, such as child abuse. Mr. Samuel is also a member of the Mwanza Lake SACCOS (MWALASA).

Mrs. Agnes Sayi, Advocate with A & J Attorneys
Since 2001 Mrs. Sayi has served as an Advocate in Mwanza with A & J Attorney where she administers daily legal activities and represents clients in court. She holds a Bachelor of Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Dar es Salaam and has experience in conducting research on such topics as the legal effects of child labor, the plight of bartenders and commercial sex workers, and the challenges facing women in entrepreneurship development and empowerment. Mrs. Sayi is a member of the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association, the Tanganyika Law Society and the East Africa Law Society.

Ms. Jalia Iddi Mtani, Principal Social Welfare Officer Mwanza Regional Secretariat
            Mr. Jalia has over 35 year’s experience working in the social sector, starting as a court clerk in Tabora and to-date serving as the Principal Social Welfare Officer at the Mwanza Regional Secretariat. He holds an advanced diploma in Social Work and a Postgraduate diploma in Social Work from the Social Work Institute in Dar es Salaam.

Ms. Joanne Ngagani – Accountant, Twiga Bancorp
           Biography coming soon.

Mrs. Specioza Komba – Entrepreneur
Biography coming soon.

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