Organisational structure

UONGOZI Institute's Board of Directors

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

Amb. Kari Alanko


Former Chief Secretary
United Republic of Tanzania

Mr. Phillip Luhanjo

Deputy Chairperson

High Commission
of the United Republic
of Tanzania, Kenya

Amb. John Haule


Professor of Professional Practice,
School of International
and Public Affairs
Columbia University, U.S.A.

Professor Glenn Denning


Senior Director, Head of Africa,
World Economic Forum,

Ms. Elsie Kanza


Vice Chancellor,
University of Dodoma, Tanzania

Professor Idris Kikula


Senior Vice-President,
African Development Bank

Dr. Frannie Léautier


Managing Director,
HAUS - Finnish Institute
of Public Management, Finland

Ms. Anneli Temmes

Chief Executive Officer


Professor Joseph Semboja

Prof. Joseph Semboja is anacknowledged 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. Our Chief Executive Officer is Professor Joseph Semboja. To provide the highest quality of leadership services and products, the Institute engages a network of local and international experts on a consultancy basis.