Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Makerere University. He recently acquired a master’s degree in project planning and management. Duncan currently works as a research assistant for the President of the Republic of Uganda. He supported the President’s research function and helped to bridge the communication gap between the central government and the local governments by regularly sending district commissioners briefs regarding the national government works. In December 2016, he was deployed in the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance to set up the Government Citizens Interaction Centre. His daily work revolves around engaging citizens on different areas of service delivery; explaining government works, owning up where government has failed, and providing guidance on how various government services can be accessed.
Djaoudath Alidou holds a PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Burgundy (IAE Dijon) and is an Associate Professor at the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of the University of Parakou (Benin). She is a member of the Research Center in Entrepreneurship Growth and Innovation (CRECI) of the University of Parakou and Associate Researcher at CREGO. Her research focuses on the issues of corporate finance and governance but also on employee ownership, women and girls’ issues, and micro-finance. She is also Economic Advisor to the Minister of Planning and Development of the Republic of Benin. Through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Djaoudath looks forward to the opportunity to reinvent oneself through participation in the courses and to discover the richness of the meetings through a melting pot of nationalities.
Wendyam holds a doctorate degree in medicine from the National Institute of Health Science. She has been working for 3 years as a general physician, first in a governmental rural medical center as the head of the maternity department, and now in a medical center where she is the vice responsible for tuberculosis treatment. Within the last year, Wendyam succeeded in raising the rate of prenatal consultation among pregnant women for 3% in the maternity department, through a survey and some management that she initiated. During the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Wendyam hopes to learn from best practices in terms of community organizing in the US and other African countries, to hone her skills in leadership, network with other professionals in her field, learn how to propose policies and implement programs, and stand in governmental and international institutes.
Affissatauo has years of experience in auditing and management control. Currently, she works as the head of her unit at Versus Bank in Cote d’lvoire, and she has a particular talent and enjoyment in mathematics and finance. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Affissatauo plans to continue her work in the banking industry and use her new education to utilize her talents and work closely with her colleagues in solving important financial problems.
Aimee is a tax advisor who has been involved with coming up with new transfer pricing guidelines for Rwanda by providing inputs and comments to the Rwanda Revenue Authority on the draft ministerial order.Through the skills that she will gain during the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Aimee is looking to better understand the most effective way to create awareness among investors even with the most complex of the tax issues. She also aims to understand the best way to present the investors’ tax requests/views to the Rwanda Revenue Authorities and ensure a win/win and contentment for both parties.
Genny is a recent medical graduate of Wenzhou Medical University in China. As a medical student, Genny learned great leadership values and grew stronger in her passion for medicine. Genny was given an opportunity to take part in a mission trip to the Philippines in February 2016, and was granted the privilege to serve as the team leader. Genny conducted health talks, minor surgeries, and challenging youth talks regarding the reality we are faced with and the potential hidden in one to change the world around us.
Christopher graduated from Kenyatta University with a B.Ed. During Christopher’s extended study deferments, he discovered his gift in IT which would transform technology access for the blind. After volunteering in teaching adaptive technology and computer repairs, Christopher landed a job as cyber manager for the first AT cyber at the Kenya Institute for the Blind. In his six months at the role, Christopher’s team has started text-to-speech book conversion, screen-reader training and repository accessibility modification, among other things.
Ahmed Khair’s interests include the migration-development nexus, human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian emergencies. He worked as a consultant with the Africa Foresight Group on a project aimed at identifying companies with the highest profitability potential in Africa to spur foreign direct investment. He served as an intern with Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond in the Rights in Exile Program (an organization that provides legal aid to refugees).He was responsible for building partnerships with NGOs and creating a repository of country of origin information experts to commission country reports used during trials. He is currently working on establishing a Sudanese based think tank which focuses on undertaking authoritative research on issues pertaining to state capacity building in order to find contextual solutions to the challenges.
Muriel is a general physician who has worked as an intern doctor in the general hospital of Kinshasa. More recently, Muriel has worked in Humanitarian Mine Action as head of medical support for TDI (The Development Initiative) which is a contractor of the United Nations Mine Action Service in the Central African Republic. Muriel is also an ETB (emergency trauma bag) and IFAK (individual first aid kit) certified trainer. As part of his responsibilities, Muriel was able to successfully train UNMAS, UN Agencies and Implementing Partners personnel during his assignment.
Anita is the Head of Trade at the High Commission of Canada in Tanzania (covering Seychelles and Comoros). Anita leads a team of three to identify new opportunities for trade and investment for Canadian companies that have potential to create sustainable development in the countries of responsibility. A trained strategy and innovation consultant by profession, Anita’s passion for driving change in the way governments deliver services to their citizens derives from her experience at Deloitte. While at Deloitte, she was able to build a strong foundation of analyzing established processes and recommending change to governments, development stakeholders and the private sector. Her enthusiasm earned her the 2018 Director General’s award for Sub-Saharan Africa which recognizes an employee who has joined Global Affairs Canada within the last three years and has made an excellent contribution to the team. She is passionate about youth development and volunteer for employability initiatives for youth.
Alinafe has been working with the Office of the Ombudsman since April of 2008. He has a passion for effective public management and has always wanted to be in a position to contribute to proper, fair, and reasonable management of public affairs. Alinafe’s job involves tackling maladministration in the public sector through individual complaint resolutions and systemic investigations. In the last year, Alinafe have managed to create platforms for collecting information, holding duty bearers accountable, and clearing misconceptions through public debates and mobile accountability clinics.
Chidzani has four years of experience working as a medical officer in Botswana. In her experience, she observed that Batswana’s citizens were increasingly dying from preventable Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including diabetes and hypertension. Chidzani decided to focus on preventive care and was accepted for postgraduate residency in Public Health Medicine. Currently, Chidzani is involved in capacitating health care workers through NCDs training and the roll-out of the primary care guidelines to standardize NCDs care.
Chartered Accountant (CA) qualified with Botswana Chartered Accountancy Qualification andmember of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, trained with Deloitte and Touche (Botswana). Mosireletsi’s tenure at Deloitte spanned eight years with four years at supervisory and assistant manager level tasked with, among others, leading audit engagements and training audit team members. He currently serves as Manager, Technical and Public Sector Accounting Services at Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants. In the past year, Mosireletsi was identified by Deloitte partnership to be part of a team tasked with strategy implementation on client relations and business etiquette. This required establishment of initiatives to identify the status of the two concepts in the firm and efforts to relay the strategy to the overall firm and continue monitoring.
Anne is an Environment and Natural Resource Officer at Narok County Government, Department of Environment, Energy, Water and Natural Resources. Anne is mainly involved in leading the department project in policy formulation, offering technical advice on ways to mainstream environmental protection in various business operations, designing and implementing projects, mainstreaming sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) initiatives in various sectors, and capacity building. A few of her notable achievements include participation in the Advanced International Training Programme on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Sweden, development of the Narok County Environment ManagementAct, 2017, Development of Narok County Climate Change policy, and promoting and advocating for sustainable WaSH initiatives in Narok County with a gendered lens.
Victor is fervent medical doctor with three years of working experience in healthcare services delivery in a resource-limited setting in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Victor has been working as the adolescent focal group leader in his clinic. Within the last year at the clinic, Victor and his team has managed to create Psycho-social support sessions to adolescents that struggles with poor adherence to AntiRetroViral Therapy (ART), facing stigma and failing to keep up with their appointments.
Amelie is a PhD student and researcher in molecular biology with significant work experience in Public Health and data collection. She has participated in several health and demographic surveys and have conducted a number of sensitization campaigns on use of mosquito nets and rendering unclean water potable. Amelie is currently working with a research team on controlling the malaria vector and understanding the mechanisms through which they evade insecticide action. Through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Amelie hopes to develop further her skills in public management and public health in order to complete her knowledge on the disease pathogen and its interaction with its primary and secondary hosts. She hopes to learn more on community management, as it is the best way to establish contact and create massive impact.
Emmanuel is a research scientist and medical educator who has worked for a national medical school for the past 7 years. He currently serves as an assistant professor, giving lectures and mentoring students. Emmanuel is also a head of a department with over 15 staff members. As a research scientist, his research interests focus on HIV viral drug resistance sequencing and on the mechanisms of development and spread of resistance mycobacterium Tuberculosis strains using new molecular diagnostics tools, such as sequencing technology, to decipher resistance mechanisms in low and high incidence settings such as Namibia.
Njideka is a chartered accountant with over five years experience in participating and leading statutory audits and internal control compliance with particular focus on the Nigerian oil and gas sector. As a KPMG trained professional, she posseses the financial acumen and thorough knowledge of audit procedures and accounting systems. Njideka works to ensure that monies collected in the form of penalties, royalties, license fees, and revenue from sale of crude oil are properly recorded and remitted while proferring informed recommendations to increase the extent to which concepts of integrity, transparency and accountability are being promoted.
Danegaren completed a bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance. He was employed at the Economic Development Board (ex. Board of Investment) in the Occupation Permit Unit. In June 2018, I joined the team mandated to advise the government on bilateral and multilateral agreements on trade and investment matters. A major achievement has been my participation to the Comprehensive Economic and Cooperation Partnership Agreement negotiations between India and Mauritius (CECPA) in August 2018 and my involvement in drafting propositions in the Movement of Natural Persons Chapter.
Filigencio has acquired high-level training and experience in the organizational development of companies. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and OperationsManagement from the Berkeley Universal Business School in Senegal. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from the Higher Institute of Administration in Senegal. He is a consultant for Empresariales Sarl (responsible for study and advice). Filigencio is also a university teacher at Bimantecs, Jean Piaget Catholic University, Higher Institute of Management and Empresarial Academia, where he teaches management, marketing, human resources, quality management, public relations, personal development, business models, and several other topics.
Eduardo is a Planning Analyst at the Ministry of Fisheries in Mozambique. He was appointed to this position in 2012 when he was ranked first place in the National Department of Economics and Fisheries Policies selection process and has held it since. Dueto the successful implementation of these courses in two high quality universities in Mozambique, Eduardo received the Mozambique Ministry Award, which recognized his performance and dedication to this project. Additionally, he also worked as a consultant on a World Bank project, which set out to reform technical and vocational education and training. Currently, Eduardo is on a temporary leave from his responsibilities at the Ministry and am pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics.
Dadley’s professional career began with an internship with Ministry of Public Works of Liberia as a craftsman. He then moved over to Morweh Liberia Limited as a Civil Engineer. Another company, PCC engaged my services to work as a Project Engineer. After PCC, I got an offer with UNOPS Liberia Office as a site engineer. After my contract expired, I moved to Odebrecht as a Project Engineer. In 2012, I went to graduate school in South Africa. Currently, Dadley works for JLN-B360 as the Design and Construction Team Leader and lectures at the University of Liberia.
Raymond is a Global Health and Development Expert who is presently working as an Assistant to the Coordinator of the North West Regional Tuberculosis (TB) Control Technical Group. His duties include the planning of Regional Tuberculosis program activities, supportive supervision and training of personnel in all Health Districts, as well as working with the USAID Deliver Project to improve on the Supply Chain Logistics Information Systems and product management for TB, HIV, Malaria and reproductive health programs in the region to ensure product security.