The Organizational Set up of the LSF

Annual General Meeting

The LSF has been established as a Company Limited by Guarantee without Share Capital (Certificate of Incorporation 103328 of 24 October 2013). The Annual General Meeting of the Members is the prime governance body of the LSF. The Members are the subscribers of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and contributors to the basket fund (Basket Fund Partners):

Name Job Tittle Position
Dr. Kennedy Gastorn Senior Lecturer Public Law, University of Dar es Salaam Chair
Mr. Oliver Mhaiki Rtd. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Constitutional and Legal Affairs
Ms. Fauzia Mwita Hajji Director Planning,Policy and Research,
First Vice President’s Office, Zanzibar
DANIDA - Member
DFID - Member

Governing Board

The LSF Members have appointed a Governing Board that is responsible for the general supervision and direction of the LSF. The Governing Board ensures that the LSF is managed properly towards achieving its objectives.
The Governing Board consists of seven members representing stakeholders of both Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland:

Name Job Tittle Board Position
Hon. Joaquine Antoinette De Mello Judge of the High Court Chair
Hon. Omar Othman Makungu Chief Justice, Zanzibar Vice Chair
Mr. Joseph John Ndunguru Director Public Legal Services Department,
Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs
Dr. Benson Bana Head of Department of Political Science and
Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam
Ms. Asha Aboud Mzee Chair ANGOZA, Zanzibar Member
Mr. Fortius Ratubingwa Financial Analyst Member
Mr. Moses Kulaba Executive Director, Agenda Participation 2000 Member


Name Job Tittle
Kees Groenendijk CEO/Fund Manager
Bonney Majila Finance Manager
Scholastica Jullu Programme Manager Legal Empowerment
Herbert Tenson Monitoring and Results Manager
Fortunata Kitokesya Programme Officer Protection of Women’s Rights
Alex Moses Grants and Finance Officer
Kissa Eliakim Accounts and Administration Officer
Veronica Kulanga Administrative Assistant
Andrew Kasagula Driver
Evance Msangambelege Cleaner/Office Attendant

The management of the LSF has been contracted to a joint venture of NIRAS / Particip. The consultants of the LSF Secretariat are contracted by NIRAS.
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