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Secretariat

The Secretariat oversees the day to day implementation of programme activities with assistance from additional staff with a wide range of skills and expertise.

KENNEDY MASIME
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - CGD

Kennedy Masime is a self-driven development professional with vast experience in running governance and development projects and an excellent track record in delivering high quality research and consultancy work.

He has worked at the Centre for Governance and Development (CGD), a Nairobi-based policy research and advocacy NGO, since September 2000, as an Intern, Consultant, Programme Officer, Programmes Co-ordinator, and now Chief Executive Officer.

JACKSON KIHUMBA
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Jackson Kihumba is an experienced Finance Administration Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Skilled in NGO accounting and reporting, Administration, Financial Audits, and Cash flow management.

Mr. Kihumba is a strong finance professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Accounting from the University of Nairobi.

HELLEN NYAMERA
PROJECT OFFICER

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors formulate policies and provide oversight to the Secretariat.

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Chairperson
An architect and the Executive Director of Mazingira Institute, an environmental and human rights organization. He is a member of the National Convention Executive Council (NCEC) and is deeply involved in the constitutional reform debate in Kenya.
Davider Lamba

Chairperson

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Member
A prominent human rights lawyer and the founding Executive Director of National Council of NGO's and Kituo Cha Sheria (Legal Advice Centre). He is currently serving as a Judge in Arusha.
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Treasurer
Was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, former Vice-Chairperson of the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA- Kenya), and the Kenya National Human Rights Commission and is currently working as a consultant.
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Member and Finance Committee Chair
A former member of the East African Legislative Assembly, the Executive Director of the Democratic Foundation and a trustee of Friends of Esther and Deborah (FREDA) is a top official of the Democratic Party of Kenya. She is a former nominated Member of the Kenyan Parliament.
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Member
A leading human rights activist, a scholar and a Presbyterian Church clergy. He is a recipient of the prestigious E.H. Johnson Award and also the John Humphrey Award, among others, in recognition of his selfless crusade for human rights and democracy in Kenya. Is now running MEW organization.
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Member
A former chairman of the International Commission of Jurists Kenya Section (ICJ-K) and prominent lawyer in private practice. He is also a former council member of the Law Society of Kenya and a former board member of the Institute of Education in Democracy (IED). He is a former Chairman of Constitutional Implementation Commission.
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Member
An expert in community works. He is the vice-chairman of the board of Kenya Human Rights Commission.
OUR ORGANOGRAM
CGD has established and will consistently strengthen management systems and structures in order to effectively implement its Strategic Plan.