Meet the Steering Committee

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”232″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”white” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”left-to-right” link=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Judith Kaulem is currently the Executive Director the Poverty Reduction Forum Trust (PRFT) in Zimbabwe, a position that she held since 2008. Judith holds a Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in Adult Education from the University of Zimbabwe, a certificate in Education from the United College of Education, Zimbabwe and several professional certificates.

Judith has more than 10 years’ experience in development work and has researched extensively in the area of poverty, gender and human development-related issues. Judith’s interest in being part of the SADC BIG Campaign is I want to join other like-minded colleagues and amplify the voice on demanding equitable distribution of our national resources.

I am pushed by a passion to see poverty eradicated from our continent and I believe it is possible if continuous advocacy and lobby is undertaken and accountability is demanded from our national leaders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”231″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”right-to-left” link=” “][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Álvaro Zimba holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public development Management, and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Rural Development. Zimba has 22 years’ work experience in public sector and International NGOS in the wider social development world with some focus in Social protection, Public Health, HIV and AIDS. Currently HelpAge International employee in charge of Social Protection and Livelihoods Program with focus on Old Age Social protection at HelpAge Country Office. As part of his achievements, Zimba has successfully managed a community-based cash transfer program and is proactively involved in lobbying and advocacy for Universal Social Pension in Mozambique through HelpAge International network. Zimba is motivated to contribute to the growth and development of the SADC BIG campaign and learn from the process of the campaign for his professional and citizenship growth and development.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”216″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”left-to-right” link=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Mandla Hadebe – Programmes Manager at Economic Justice Network (EJN), is a journalist who, over the last 20 years or so, has worked to set up and expand information and communication tools and capabilities of CSOs to tell the African story.

Mandla has worked in various capacities in organizations and publications in the region as a reporter, sub-editor, and editor in an attempt to communicate the development story from Africa’s perspective and believes.

Africa can overcome adversity if allowed to own its narrative. He believes the SADC BIG is a moral imperative for the region to start to address and reverse the impact of inequality and poverty.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”221″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”right-to-left” link=” “][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Sérgio Falange – is the Executive Director of the Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS), since 2010. He holds a degree in Economic and Education from the Pedagogic University of Mozambique and several professional certificates in Design and implementing Social Protection Programmes in Africa, Community Development, Tools Social Audit (Community Score Card), Social Policy and Social Protection, Development Planning, Governance and Participatory Approaches to Development from EPRI and ITC – ILO (International Training Center from ILO – Italy).

Working in favor of vulnerable layers has made Falange increasingly conscious about how necessary it is to have a fair and inclusive instrument of social protection in Africa and to see social protection as an investment in human capital and a fundamental human right. Falange looks forward to contributing positively to the efforts of the SADC BIG Campaign.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”235″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”right-to-left” link=” “][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”]Dr Chris Nshimbi is Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation (DST-NRF) Research Fellow & Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

He researches regional and sub-regional integration, borders and borderlands, informal cross-border trade, grassroots non-state actors, social cohesion and water resources management.

He teaches Regional Integration; African Politics and Regions; and Political Dynamics in the Department of Political Sciences. Chris has participated and sits on regional and international technical working groups on labour and migration, the integrated water sector, social protection and well-being.

In the SADC BIG Campaign, Chris brings people-driven, evidence-based advocacy for policies that offer solutions for achieving equity and well-being[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”229″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”right-to-left” link=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Lorraine Ndhlovu obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of Zimbabwe. She currently works at ZCIEA is a member driven organization with membership structures throughout Zimbabwe.

That organization’s Mission is “Decent standards of living for all Zimbabweans in a stable economy “.  The Vision is “Alleviating poverty through transforming informal economic activities into mainstream activities.” Being part of the SADC BIG Campaign will afford ZCIEA an opportunity to interact[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”234″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” css_animation=”left-to-right” link=” “][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Kenwilliams Mhango obtained his Bachelors Degree in Education Language from University of Zambia. His 10 years’ of experience in working to improve the socio-economic and political position of the marginalized especially venerable workers has contributed to and advocated for improved and increased human rights freedoms for young women and children in Malawi. In 2011, Kenwilliams received Malawi’s ‘Top[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]Interfaith Standing Committee for Socioeconomic Justice and Integrity of Creation[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right”]Dr. Camillus Kassala obtained a Master’s degree (1994, Warwick University-UK) in sociolinguistics and followed a PhD course (2004-2009, Groningen University-Netherlands). He is currently serving as Dean of Students and Senior Lecturer at the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre, as well as Member of the Editorial Board of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. Dr. Kassala is also currently working with the Interfaith Standing Committee for Socioeconomic Justice and Integrity of Creation in Extractive Industry. His interest in being a part of the SADC BIG Campaign is vested on ensuring that the SADC BIG challenges SADC social protection policies’ rationale and sustainability. For that reason, the campaign rationale should be based on bringing on board local rural/semi-urban communities in the extractive decision-making processes along all the steps of the extractive value chain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]