Tina Maria Thiart
Director, HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions PTY (Ltd)

Tina Thiart is the director of HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions PTY (Ltd) a small Social Enterprise that works with Independent Funds, business start-up and Non-Profit Organisations to achieve sustainability.

Richard Odenda Lumumba
Founder and Co-ordinator, Kenya Land Alliance

Odenda Lumumba is a land rights activist and a founder Co-ordinator of the Kenya Land Alliance, a Policy, Land Laws and Institutional Reforms Advocacy Network.

Dr. Steve Ouma Akoth
Vice Chair, Judiciary’s National Steering Committee On the Implementation of the AJS Policy

Dr. Steve Ouma Akoth is a Kenyan scholar, advisor and activist in the field of human rights and social anthropology with over 18 years working in diverse international, regional and national fora.

Mohammed Awal Alhassan
Country Chairperson, GUSO

A self-motivated, dynamic, affable and inspiring young man and has contributed enormously to the living conditions of most people in the Northern Sector of the Country.

Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum (PhD)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, UGBS

Nana Nimo Appiah-Agyekum (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management.

Josephine Nakakande
Executive Director, Eco-Agric Uganda

Josephine Nakakande is the Executive Director of Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Enhancement Uganda (Eco-Agric Uganda) and one of the four founders.

Abdirahman Zeila
Environmental Specialist (Consultant), World Bank

Abdirahman Zeila, a Kenyan national, is a soil scientist with eighteen years' experience conducting adaptive research on smallholder farming systems in eastern and southern Africa.

Obo Effanga
Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, River State, Nigeria

Obo Effanga is the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State, Nigeria, in which capacity he conducted the last general election in that state.

Tijani Hamza
Oxfam Country Director, Ghana

Ahmed Hamza Tijani, Oxfam Country Director in Ghana since April 2017 has over 20 years’ social development leadership experiences across different themes like natural resource governance, social policy, education, political governance and fiscal policy.

Godfrey Ochieng Okumu
Program Officer, Tostan International

Godfrey is a social change advocate/activist with over 19 years of experience in community-led interventions, movement building, human rights advocacy and management of social change projects in Africa.

Aniley Berhanu Sisay
Dean, School of Pedagogical and Behavioral Sciences, Arba Minch University Ethiopia

Aniley Berhanu Sisay is the Dean of the School of Pedagogical and Behavioral Sciences at Arba Minch University Ethiopia.

Abiy Menkir Gizaw
Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Community Development, Bahir Dar University

Abiy Menkir Gizaw is a faculty member, an Assistant Professor in Adult Education and Community Development (AECD) Department, and a PhD candidate at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

David Barnard
Development and Philanthropy Specialist, @AfricanNGOs

David Barnard has more than 25 years’ executive and senior management experience in initiating and leading development organisations and programmes across Africa, with specific expertise in civil society strengthening, advocacy, governance, ICT4D, and philanthropy, and is well-versed in fundraising, strategic communication, and stakeholder management.

Isaac Minde
Associate Director, MSU-Alliance for African Partnership

Isaac Minde has worked on many aspects of agricultural development in Africa through his long-term assignments in Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Mzuri Issa Ali
Director, Tanzania Media Women’s Association, Zanzibar

After a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), Mzuri completed her Auditing Course, Masters’and PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM).