EACSOF Governing Council Members

EACSOF Governing Council is composed of CLARION/National Civil Society Congress (NCSC) represented by the President of EACSOF, Legal Resource Foundation, the Forum for Strengthening Civil Society (FORSC), Association of Girls Guide Burundi (AGB), Rwanda Civil Society Platform (RCSP), Strive Foundation Rwanda, Tanzania Association of NGOs(TANGO), Association of NGOs ZANIBAR (ANGOZA), Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) and Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI).

EACSOF President Morris
EACSOF President

Morris Odhiambo is the President of EACSOF  a member of  CLARION/National Civil Society Congress (NCSC).

He is also the Chairman of the Kenyan Chapter of EACSOF (EACSOF-Kenya). Odhiambo provided leadership to civil society in Kenya through the National Civil Society Congress (NCSC) as President from November 2008 to early 2015. Over the years, he has served in the governance structures of various CSOs and democratic governance initiatives including the Citizens’ Coalition for Constitutional Culture (4Cs), where he served as a Co-Chair for more than three years; the Constitution Reform and Education Consortium (CRECO) where he served as Chair for three years; and the Special Reference Group of Amkeni Wakenya UNDP Civil Society Democratic Facility. Between 2011 and 2013, he chaired the Non-State Actors Committee of the Kenya National Integrated Civic Education (KNICE) Programme. He was a member of the Committee of Advisors of the USAID-funded FANIKISHA Civil Society Institutional Strengthening Programme from 2011—2012. In August (2013), he was gazetted as a member of the National Steering Committee on the review of Kenya through the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). During his work at CLARION, Odhiambo conceptualized and handled many research projects. He contributed chapters to several of the organization’s publications, apart from editing a number of them. Twitter: @odhis0072

Secretary General Zaa
Secretary General

Zaa Twalangeti is EACSOF Secretary General. Zaa Twalanget is  the Programme Manager of Tanzania Association of Non-governmental Organisations. He has vast experience in Organisation Development and NGO Management.

RichardTreasurer

Richard Ssewakiryanga is EACSOF Treasurer . Richard Ssewakiryanga isa prominent civil society figure in Africa and beyond. He currently serves as executive director of Uganda National NGO Platform, a “sharing and reflection platform for NGOs to influence governance and development processes in Uganda, and enhance their operating environment. Twitter:@r_ssewa

Vice President

Vice President

NSHIMIRIMANA Vital is Vice President of EACSOF . He is a prominet Human rights defender, civil and political rights activist, lawyer, writer, leader of Civil society in Burundi – Forum for Strengthening Civil Society in Burundi (FORSC). Twitter:@VitalRuyaga

Edouard MunyamalizaDeputy Secretary General

Edouard Munyamaliza is EACSOF Deputy Secretary General. Edouard Munyamaliza is  also Executive Secretary of the Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC), a CARE partner organisation that has been promoting positive forms of masculinities in Rwanda and engaging men in ending gender-based violence since 2006. He is also a commissioner in the National Unity and Reconciliation Committee promoting peacebuilding in Rwanda, and is chair of the Rwanda Civil Society Platform. Twitter: @EMunyamaliza1

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EACSOF Council Member Kenya

Janet Munyoki  is a member of the Governing Council of the EACSOF, she served as the . Janet also deputizes the Chairperson of Kenya’s Chapter of EACSOF. Janet is the Executive Director of the Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) the current bearer of the Civil Society Of the Year Award- Kenya). Janet, holds a Masters of Arts in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and Bachelors of Laws; Legal and Social Sciences. She is a trained and certified mediator with the Mediation Training Institute International. She has over 12 years experience in human rights and policy advocacy in the civil society sector.  Her years of experience have enabled her participate in development and policy reforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Zambia, Ethiopia and Rwanda.  She has been a member of various gazette taskforces and currently, is the Vice-Chairperson of the Sentencing Taskforce, which will deliver a National Policy framework for Sentencing in Kenya.Janet is a member of various legal organs such as the National Council on Administration of Justice, the highest policy making organ of institutional heads of justice agencies in Kenya. Janet, also serves in various boards across Africa.

 

janeEACSOF Council Member Uganda

Jane  Nalunga is the Country Director of the SEATINI office in Kampala. Jane has experience in trade and development in general, multilateral, bilateral and regional trade negotiations in particular. She has followed closely the WTO, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Negotiations and the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement; and their implications on Africa and the East African Community. She has attended various high-level meetings related to trade and development; and she has been a member of the Uganda official delegation to the WTO Ministerial Conferences and EPA negotiations. She has also undertaken research on trade-related issues and presented papers at various meetings. Jane represents SEATINI on a number of national and regional trade-related bodies and advises governments and the national and regional parliaments on trade matters.

 

ashaEACSOF Council Member Tanzania

Ms. Asha Aboud Mzee  is the chair ofAssociation of Non-Governmental Organisations. Zanzibar[ANGOZA].  ANGOZA  is an umbrellah organisations that involves member organisations in various events and activities and building a sounder civil based community advocating with private and public sectors at enhancing developmental efforts.

DianeEACSOF Council Member Burundi

Diane Muhimpundu is a member of Association of Girls Guide Burundi (AGB). AGB is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide girls and young women with non-formal quality education, enabling them to develop their potential as good citizens, aware of their responsibilities.AGB’s goal focuses on educating young people in general and in particular eradicating prejudices and social stereotypes in order to consolidate peace, unity and social cohesion within society.With its peace education strategy, AGB adopted the Amahoro-Amani method that has proved so successful that it has been adopted as the reference method in peace education for youth organisations by all scout and guide organisations.

 

BenardEACSOF Council Member Rwanda

Bernard Muramira is the Executive Secretary of Strive Foundation Rwanda [SFR] an organisation that aims to Promote and Advocate for Social justice and economic empowerment opportunities for Vulnerable Groups. The Strive Foundation’s education program is designed to promote Early Childhood and Development (ECD); support and educate Orphan and other vulnerable children (OVC); provide vocational training to youth, provide school fees, school materials and health insurance to vulnerable children.