Organisational structure

UONGOZI Institute's Board of Directors

Deputy Director General, Department for Africa and the Middle East, Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
Finland

Dr. Kristiina Kuvaja

Chairperson

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Dodoma,
Tanzania

Prof. Idris Kikula

Vice Chairperson

Executive Secretary, Southern African Development Community (SADC),
Botswana

Dr. Stergomena Tax

Member

Professor, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM),
Tanzania

Prof. Penina Mlama

Member

Former Director of the European School of Administration,
United Kingdom

Mr. David Walker  

Member

Former Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Administration,
Cape Verde

Dr. Cristina Duarte

Member

Director of the Nordic Africa Institute,
Sweden

Ms. Iina Soiri

Member

Permanent Secretary, President's Office, Public Service Management and Good Governance,
Tanzania

Dr. Laurean Ndumbaro

Member

Chief Executive Officer

CEO

Professor Joseph Semboja

Prof. Joseph Semboja is an acknowledged leader in the field of development economics, with extensive research experience in the areas of growth and poverty reduction. He is widely known for his contribution in institutional development and for promoting research and capacity for policy development and implementation. Prior to being appointed as CEO of UONGOZI Institute, he taught economics at the University of Dar es Salaam, and headed a highly regarded think tank, Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA).

Our staff

The institute is managed by a lean, highly-skilled secretariat focusing on coordination and quality control. To provide the highest quality of leadership services and products, the Institute engages a network of local and international experts on a consultancy basis.