Chairperson:  Elieshi Lema
Mobile: +255784612556  or 0758997939
Bio:Ms. Elieshi Lema, Researcher, Author, Editor and Publisher. She has written two novels –Parched Earth and In the Belly of Dar es Salaam- and several Children’s Books.  Her published works include those that appeared in Women Writing Africa: The Eastern Region, published by Feminist Press in 2007.

Board Member: Ankiza L. Bhokeye
Mobile: +781 3356190
Bio: Ms. Bhokeye is a professional public administrator with her bachelor’s degree in public Adm. from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in the United States. She also has broad experience in the medical field. She has also worked closely with communities to mobilize community support for development interventions, including gender inequality, discrimination based on disability as well as infringement of rights of children

Board Member: Aziza Fupi Baregu
Mobile: +255754438254
Bio: Aziza F. Baregu, is an entrepreneur, business developer, banking and finance and portfolio valuation specialist. She has IT Adv, MBA-International Business, CIS and is a member of the following professional boards: ISACA- Information Systems Audit and Control Association Ekama Foundation. Asante Wilkus Limited, Ukami and Kashai Farms Limited one of the founders, established in 2011. Qualifications:

Board Member: John Jema Jones
Mobile: +255 684287387 or 0754269010
Bio: Mr. Jones is a lawyer by profession with concentration on child development. He has a Bachelor of Laws with honors from the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania and a Masters of Science in Development Policy and Practice for Civil Society from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Board Member: Woinde Shisael
Mobile: +255 713123431
Bio: Ms. Woinde Shisael is a Corporate Responsibility and programme development expert with more than 9years’ experience working with both private and non-governmental organizations in the areas of corporate responsibility, sponsorship, brand development & strengthening, communication, child protection, child abuse investigation and training facilitation.

Executive Director: Kokuteta Baregu 
Email: or
Mobile:+255 716262932, +255 754959677
Bio: Ms. Baregu is a lawyer and has over 20 years experience in the human rights development field.  She has a master’s degree in Law (human rights and environmental law) and a postgraduate diploma in poverty analysis, policy, and research.  She has over 20 years of experience in managing complex civil society and donor-funded projects mainly focusing on children’s rights and women’s empowerment.

Assistance Director
Neema Malamla
Mob: +255 754 699 000
Bio: Ms. Neema is a Statistician from Mzumbe University in Tanzania with a bachelor’s degree of Science in Applied Statistics (BSc. AS). She worked at Mbeya Medical Research Centre as a researcher and data manager.


Name: Greyson N Kaimukilwa
Position: Legal and Child Rights Officer
Mob: +255766805083
Email address:
Bio: Mr. Greyson is a law graduate from the Tumaini University Makumira (a degree Bachelor of Laws). He has worked as a Legal Officer at IMMMA advocates.  He has worked with local NGOs on issues on Violence Against Children, teenage pregnancy, Sexual reproductive health and child labour.

Name: Ms. Victoria C Massawe
Position: Gender and empowerment officer
Mob: +255715805722 +255622537605
Bio: A successful degree holder in Bachelor of management in social development with good law knowledge and skillful project experience specifically in proposal, concept notes and report writing, data management skills including designing and reviewing data collection tools, data collection using case studies, key informant interview, focus group discussion, questionnaires and community mapping. Also am good in data entry and documentation, I can analyze quantitative data using Microsoft Excel, SPSS and I am also competent and well organized in supervising field data collectors.
Effective Community and Gender officer with good community knowledge, skills in mobilizing the community problem solving, women and youth empowerment and child protection. Furthermore, skills for solving problem by using SFA (solution focused approach), I am good at team work, managing work activities and time management.
Moreover, possessing a proven ability to assist the day-to-day activities at work and report on possible improvements. Also, I have sound experience in Project Planning and Design, leadership and Program Management.
Training: Moderation and facilitation skills, Capacity Building: I have prepared and facilitated in various validation workshops and documentation of good practices, lessons learned and challenges experienced in various community projects.
People and communication Skills: I strongly believe in teamwork. I am able to work effectively with different stakeholders from government, civil societies and private sectors and communities. I am well-organized and detailed orientated, strong interpersonal and communication skills which have been an advantage to my daily activities.  

Name: Wahilina Kejo
Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Mob: +255 655 322193
Bio: Ms. Wahilina Kejo is a Community Development Officer from Tengeru Institute
of Community Development in Tanzania with a bachelor degree in Community
Development. She has worked for Ekama HQ for 2 years as a Gender and
Development Officer for, MFI and Stanbic Bank projects. She is currently working
for EKAMA Sub Branch in Kibondo district at Kigoma region as a monitoring and
evaluation officer, she has extensive experience in community mobilization,
violence against children, teenage pregnancy, sexual reproductive health, parenting
skills, managing projects on political empowerment for young women, data
collection, data entry, data analysis through pivot table, excel and SPSS.


Name: Nickson G Mmary
Position: Information and technology support
Nationality: Tanzanian
Mob: +255 718 356 004

Name: Shaidu Salumu
Position: Community Mobilizer and Grassroots Monitor
Nationality: Tanzanian
Mob: +255 686 947 085