The TEN/MET Board comprises between 10 and 15 including: one from each of the eight TEN/MET zones; one representative for people with disability; and one from the Teachers Trade Union. The Board maintains oversight for: Network activities; annual plans and budget; accountability to the General Assembly. The Secretariat Coordinator acts as the Secretary to the Board and organises quarterly meetings. Terms of reference for the Board can be sourced from the organisation constitution. The Board have made a tremendous input to TEN/MET over the last three years and have been instrumental in leveraging funds. The Board consists of senior individuals from education sector organisations across Tanzania and provide the strength of leadership required to keep the organisation on track. As a body, the Board strives to become even more vibrant and recognise the need to pursue further continuous development in order to better support the members.
Members of TEN/MET Board Of Directors
- Dr. John M.P Kalage, Board Chairperson, is the Executive Director for HakiElimu, a CSO in Tanzania that works to realize equity, quality, human rights and democracy in education by facilitating communities to transform schools and influence policy making; stimulating imaginative public dialogue and organizing for change; conducting critical research; policy analysis and advocacy and collaborating with partners to advance common interests and social justice. John is an Economist with more than 24 years of professional experience in increasingly senior management roles in national and international NGOs having spent his career life in Tanzania, Belgium, South Africa and Zambia. He has extensive experience in strategic management; financial and human resources management.
- Ms. Lydia Wilbard, Deputy Board Chairperson, Her life experience resonates strongly with that of the young women reached by Camfed programs. Completing her secondary education against great personal odds, Lydia ran several successful businesses to fund her high school and university education. As a founding member of CAMA Tanzania in 2005, she became an active business mentor and leader within the network. Awarded a competitive scholarship by the government of the United States, Lydia earned a Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and returned to Tanzania to re-join Camfed. Her role was expanded to Co-Director of Camfed Tanzania in 2012, and National Director in 2017.
- Fatuma H. Tawfiq (MP) is the leader of a women led organization called Women Wake Up (WOWAP) based in Dodoma, Tanzania. She has been working as an Activist for many years since Early 90’s, among the issues which she has been advocating for is ending all Harmful Cultural practices which affect the health of women and children. Fatma also has been working in promoting Women Economic Empowerment, Political participation and promoting Education for girl child.
- Hellen Nkalang’ango is the Executive Director and Founder Member for SAFINA WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (SAWA), a Non-Governmental Organization officially registered in 1998 which works to support Early Childhood Development, Basic Education and Child Protection. Hellen is the Manager for Leena Pre and Primary school since 2001, Board and Founder member of Sega Girls Secondary school in Morogoro from 2012 to date, Board Member of Morogoro Teachers’ College from (2012 – 2017), Board Member of TEN/MET from 2016 to date.
- Yaekob Metena Megaro, is the Country Director of ActionAid Tanzania since June 2014. He holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Human Geography) and has 29 years of demonstrated experience in development fields in government ministries and the civil society sector as a practitioner and in senior leadership positions. His areas of excellence are developing and rolling-out long and medium term social and economic development strategies and plans & mobilizing and networking civil society organizations on policy advocacy. He is passionate on engaging and leading social changes that benefit the poor and excluded people and leading change processes.
- Herman Longo is a Director of Unity in Diversity Foundation(UDF) which is a Non-profit making Organization that Unifies diverse minds of expertise in different trades for the purpose of running their projects effectively so that each person can work according to her talented vocational skill assisted by academic skills for improving human welfare through alleviating poverty, and creating employment/income-generation.
- Augustine John Nyakatoma is the Executive Director at Peace and Hope for Youth Development (PHY) since 2011 to date. PHY carries out its essential program in collaboration with different stakeholders so as to improve quality of learning to the student and pupils. Augustine worked in different aspect of the community development such as research, raising awareness on life skills to youth, Social and accountability monitoring on health and education in Ukerewe District under TCDD.
- Mr Kilungu Harold J. is a Theologian, Researcher, Gender Specialist, Trainer; Project Designer and Business & O.D. Consultant. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Saint Augustine University (2016) and holds Bachelor of Divinity, from Makumira University College of Tumaini University (1999). Mr. Harold is currently the Tema Leader and founder member for Tabora Advocacy Centre for Development (TACEDE) and also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Teofilo Kisanji University.
- Ansila Marandu is a Tanzanian woman working for Elimu Community Light (ECOLI) in Arusha. She has Bachelor of Education and MA Development Management degrees. Ansila has vast experience in ECD, gender, M&E, Project Cycle Management and research.
- Yusuph Mluma
- Tumsifu Mmary
- Ochola Wayoga,Secretary of the board and Current TEN/MET National Coordinator