Host and Moderators

Dr. Pinkie Mekgwe
Senior Regional Adviser, International IDEA
Host, AROCSA Conference 2021

Dr. Pinkie Mekgwe is International IDEA’s Senior Regional Adviser for Africa and West Asia and her work focuses on strengthening programmatic and administrative coherence and performance. Before joining International IDEA in 2018, she was Executive Director of Internationalism at the University of Johannesburg for the past six years. She also previously served as Deputy Director at the Office of International Education and Partnerships of the University of Botswana and as Programme Officer for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Previously she was a lecturer at the University of Botswana, visiting researcher at the Witwatersrand Institute of Social and Economic Research, and a visiting lecturer at Malmö University in Sweden.

Titania Fernandez
Director: Synergasia Partnerships and Professional Networks Office, Community Chest of the Western Cape
Moderator, AROCSA Conference 2021

Senior Philanthropy Global Director.

Rinji Kwarkas
M&E Specialist, Search for Common Ground
Moderator, AROCSA Conference 2021

Rinji Kwarkas is a Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning specialist with over 6 years' experience in development work.

Abena Adubea Amoah
Executive Director, PPAG
Moderator, AROCSA Conference 2021

Abena Adubea Amoah is a Ghanaian and currently the Executive Director of the PIanned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) based in Accra.

Martin Muhereza
Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Dignified
Moderator, AROCSA Conference 2021

Martin Muhereza has presented two papers during the conferences organised by AAPAM (Association of African Public Administration and Management) attended by 600 delegates.

Alhaji Osman Abdel-Rahman
Executive Director, GDCA
Moderator, AROCSA Annual Conference 2021

Alhaji Osman Abdel-Rahman is the Executive Director of Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), a Ghanaian Civil Society Organization.

Engwase Banda Mwale (MS)
Executive Director, NGOC
Moderator, AROCSA Annual Conference 2021

Engwase Banda Mwale is a development actor, gender and women’s and girls’ rights activist and a recognized thought leader and social agent in Zambia with over 20 years-experience in both the private and development sectors.

Crystal Chigbu
CEO, IREDE Foundation
Moderator, AROCSA Annual Conference 2021

Crystal Chigbu, is the founder of one of the biggest NGOs in Nigeria in terms of direct and indirect impact.

Imoleayo Adeyeri
Donor Relations Advisor, AdaptAbilities
Moderator, AROCSA Annual Conference 2021

Imoleayo is a non-profit professional with fifteen years of work experience in program management and fund development.

Dr. Janet Nyanduko Mang’era
Faculty Member, Multimedia University of Kenya
Moderator. AROCSA Annual Conference 2021

Dr. Janet Mangera is a social development professional with over 15 years demonstrated history in non-profit organization management.