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afrodad logoThe African Forum and Network on Debt and Development was created over 20 years ago as a pan African platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa.

Today AFRODAD is concerned with ensuring that the African continent does not slide back into being heavily indebted and is focused on influencing African governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty through development and implementation of sustainable debt policies; transparent, accountable and efficient mechanisms for mobilization and utilization of domestic resources; and effective use of international public finance.

eurodad logoEurodad (the European Network on Debt and Development) is a network of 46 civil society organisations (CSOs) from 19 European countries, which works for transformative yet specific changes to global and European policies, institutions, rules and structures to ensure a democratically controlled, environmentally sustainable financial and economic system that works to eradicate poverty and ensure human rights for all.

Eurodad's vision is a world with:

  • Economic justice for all – an end to relative poverty and to the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few.
  • Fair, democratic, accountable and transparent governance – at local, national, regional and global level where all countries have a say, and all people can exercise their right to participate.
  • Finance that serves the people – and helps ensure human rights for all, and an environmentally sustainable planet. This means it is publicly regulated to meet social ends and recognise environmental limits, and enhances systems of redistribution to ensure economic justice.

For more about EURODAD please visit http://www.eurodad.org/


jubilee logoWe address the structural causes of poverty and inequality in our communities and countries around the world. We focus on the following structural issues:

  • Debt‎ and Lending
  • Tax, Transparency, Accountability and Corruption
  • Consumer Financial Protections
  • Trade Policies
  • Preventing Financial Crisis and Austerity

Congressional Quarterly cites our work as one of the last bipartisan efforts left in Washington. We are Christians, Jews, Muslims and other faith traditions working to build an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerabl

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Mr. Opa Kapijimpanga

opa kapijimpanga webMr. Kapijimpanga is the Founder and Chairman of AFRODAD’s Board of Directors. As a development practitioner with many years of experience in development work Mr. Opa has served in Government, Development Banking, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Support, NGOs and donor organizations. His practice includes vast knowledge in project and program evaluations and impact analysis. As a semi-academician he has contributed to several high level discussions through publications and presentations.

His work experience include contributions to the Zambian Government in the Ministry of Economic and Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Finance (Budget section), National Commission for Development Planning, Development Bank of Zambia, Small Scale Enterprises Promotion Limited, Canadian Universities...Read More


Mrs. Barbara Kalima-Phiri

Barbra Kalima Phiri

Mrs. Kalima has several years of experience working in the local, regional and international policy analysis and advocacy field. She also worked as the Special Advisor to the President of the African Monitor, Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane. She has worked for various organizations including African Monitor and Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN) as a Policy analyst.

Currently Mrs. Kalima is the Senior Regional Advisor - Advocacy & Justice for Children at World Vision International, South Africa.

She holds a Master of Arts in Economics, University of Botswana and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Development studies from the University of Zambia....Read More

Prof. Edward Oyugi

Edward Oyugi

Edward Oyugi is a University Professor as well as the Coordinator of the Social Development Network (SODNET) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is deeply involved in a number of civil society initiatives including the World and African Social Forum. Prof. Oyugi holds a PhD in Psychology and Pedagogy from the University of Cologne, Germany and post-doctoral training from University of Cologne, Germany and University of Bayreuth, Germany.

He has held senior academic and research positions in several universities such as Kenyatta University, Bayreuth University (Germany), University of Heidelberg, (Germany), United States International University, Kenya and Tangaza College, Kenya....Read More

Dr. Fred Muhumuza
Fred Muhumuza

Dr. Muhumuza is a Ugandan national with a PhD from the University of Manchester. He has been involved in development policy research, analysis, formulation and review for over twenty years, with a parallel teaching career at Makerere University, Nkumba University, and African Bible University. He has undertaken assignments in public policy as a researcher and practitioner, as well as capacity building for Parliament, Civil Society and Private Sector.

From 2006 to 2014, he worked as Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda. Prior to that, Muhumuza worked as a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre. He has also worked as Senior Manager at KPMG Uganda and with the Financial Sector Deepening Uganda....Read More


Dr. Richard Kamidza

Richard KamidzaDr. Richard Kamidza is a Zimbabwean national based in Durban, South Africa. He holds a PhD in development studies from the University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa, adding to an MA in Policy Studies from Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SAPES).

He has more than 20 years familiarity and working experience of Regional Economic Integration processes in Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions and Southern African Customs Union. He also has more than 14 years of experience in the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) negotiations between the European Union (EU), and the East and Southern Africa (ESA), EAC and SADC configurations: researching, building stakeholders’ technical capacity, and convening and/or participating in policy dialogue...Read More

Dr. Tinenenji Banda

Tinenenji BandaDr. Tinenenji Banda is a Zambian national who holds a Doctor of Science in Laws degree from the University of Cornell Law School. She is a legal research scholar and dual-qualified legal practitioner with expertise in mining law, community based natural resource management, international investment law and access to justice; solid experience in designing and executing qualitative research protocols. She is a Lecturer, School of Law University of Zambia, Lusaka, in Legal Process, Legal writing, Commercial Law I & II, International Investment Law, Refugee Law. She is also a Research Fellow and Associate Director – Legal, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) where she manages SAIPAR’s law programs and supervises legal research projects.

She has played a key role in various research and contributed knowledge in the following areas: Value Works: ...Read More

Mr. João José Uthui

MozambiqueMr. João José Uthui is a Mozambican national who holds a Master degree in Philosophy from St.Thomas University, Mozambique.  As a civil society development worker and activist he has contributed to knowledge in the following areas: Mozambican experiences on land law reforms, experiences on the management & legal assistance for land access, experiences in land law dissemination processes and land conflicts resolving processes in Mozambique. 



our partners


BREAD FOR THE WORLD - Berlin, Germany

Protestant Development Service is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In more than 90 countries all across the globe it empowers the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions. Key issues of its work include food security, promotion of health and education, access to water, strengthening of democracy, respecting human rights, keeping peace and the integrity of creation.

coswedCHURCH OF SWEDEN - Uppsala, Sweden

is an Evangelical Lutheran church with 6,1 million members. There are 3500 churches in Sweden, and 13 dioceses. Collaborating and cooperating with other churches and organisations is at the core of the Church of Sweden´s international mission. As a church, we are part of the worldwide community of churches. By working with local organisations and churches, we are better able to contribute to long-term sustainable development in the contexts in which our partner organisations operate.


DIAKONIA - Bromma, Sweden

is an international development organization with Christian values that works together with local partner organizations for sustainable change for the most vulnerable people in the world. Diakonia does not implement or carry out projects on its own. Instead, it supports and cooperates with local partner organizations who are about 400 in 30 countries or so. It often gives institutional support, based on its strategy for change and a rights-based approach. Noteworthy is that Diakonia is committed to uphold the highest level of standards throughout its long-term development and humanitarian work.For more information go to www.diakonia.se/en



is an ecumenical diaconal organisation for global justice.

It works to help the poorest and those in need, regardless of their creed, race,

political or religious affiliation. The following quote is true to NCA’s work “Poverty is injustice. There is enough water, food and work for all, but global structures help keep the rich rich and the poor poor. Together we can advocate for change where decisions are made.To read more go to http://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en 


NORAD - Oslo, Norway

NORAD provides expert advice about development and aid to foreign services and works together with a range of other players in development assistance. It grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and industry that work with partners in poor countries. Most of the Norwegian development aid is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian embassies abroad.

To know more about NORAD kindly visit www.norad.no 


The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa - Rosebank, South Africa

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. OSISA's vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.

OSISA works in 10 southern Africa countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. OSISA works differently in each of these 10 countries, according to local conditions.

For more information go to http://www.osisa.org/ 


Dr. Fanwell Kenala

dr fanwell BOKOSIDr. Fanwell Kenala Bokosi is the Executive Director at AFRODAD since November 2014; he is responsible for the overall development and delivery of the organisation’s policies and programmes. He also served as the Policy Advisor (Economic Governance and Development) for AFRODAD between December 2009 and January 2013. Dr BOKOSI holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Kent (UK) as well as a BSc and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Malawi.
As the Executive Director of AFRODAD, a Pan-African organisation that operates in 23 countries in the continent, he is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the Board of Trustees as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, programme and administrative management of the organisation. ...Read More



Adrian Chikowore

Adrian profileAdrian is the Policy and Research Consultant in the International Public Finance (IPF) Thematic Area portfolio. His role include providing policy intelligence and to coordinate the IPF portfolio policy inputs, research, campaigning and advocacy. He is committed to ensuring that AFRODAD policy products are usable at national, regional and international levels. Adrian has served the organisation as Programmes intern on Economic Justice and Domestic Debt in 2013 and 2014.

He has worked for a number of organisations including the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), New Generation Trust (NGT), Young Diplomats Zimbabwe (YDZ) and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He holds a Certificate in Civic Leadership from the University of South Africa, a B.A Honours Degree in History and International Studies from Midlands State University (MSU) and a Master’s of Science in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh (UoE).   

Annah Mushunje

Annah Mushunje brings in vast experience in the finance and administration area. She is currently AFRODAD's Finance and Administration Manager. Annah previously worked for AFRODAD in the Finance Department as the Finance Officer from October 2014 to  September 2016. She has worked in both private and Non-Governmental Organisations. She worked for organisations like Paper Co-Holdings and Women and AIDS Support Network where she was the Finance and Administration Officer.

She holds a Bsc Honours Science degree in Applied Mathematics from NUST and a Diploma in Chartered Secretaries and Administrators with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe (ICSAZ). She is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification.


Dennis Mutadzakupa 

dennis mutadzakupa bio picDennis is the Communications Assistant at AFRODAD. His role involves raising AFRODAD’s profile and agenda, providing communications service in support of AFRODAD’s programme objectives and assisting in the production and information dissemination of both print and electronic communications. He is a highly skilled communications specialist with vast experience in assisting organisations in different sectors to effectively communicate both internally and externally. He previously worked for the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) from January 2010 to December 2017 as a Communications and Publications Assistant.

He has done communications consulting for various faiths based organisations: Caritas Zimbabwe in developing its communication strategy for disaster and emergencies programmes in Zimbabwe and Caritas Denmark livelihoods Programmes in Zimbabwe during its 5 year livelihoods programme (2013-2017) assisting the In-country director in planning, designing, implementing and carrying out mission’s advocacy and communication activities. He also developed a communication strategy and offered documentation services for the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) during the commission’s role as an election observer for the Zimbabwe 2013 harmonised elections. He possesses advanced skills in print and photo journalism, desktop publishing, video editing, graphic designing and social media management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Media and Society Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Development Studies.

Fadzai Bhila

Fadzi photoFadzai Bhila is an Assistant Accountant at Afrodad. She joined the organisation in April 2017.  She previously worked for Youth Alive Zimbabwe and City of Mutare in their finance departments. She holds a Bachelors degree of Accounting from Africa University and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification.





Fidélité Nshimiyimana

niceFidélité Nshimiyimana is a seasoned innate communicator who holds a Master’s Degree in Communication for Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Daystar University.
She has worked for a number of development organizations such as the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN); Christian Blind Mission (CBM); African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) among others.

Fidélité is multilingual (English, French, Swahili and other local languages) and she likes exploring new and better ways of working. She says “I am very convinced that AFRODAD is one of the best and professional organizations in Africa and I am proudly associated with it”...Read More  

Ivy Gurure

IvyIvy Gurure is the Monitoring & Evaluation and Fundraising Technical Assistant. She is responsible for Programme Monitoring and Evaluation and Fundraising Coordination for AFRODAD 

Prior to joining AFRODAD, Ivy worked as a Research Assistant with Zimbabwe Economic Policy and Research Unit (ZEPARU). She holds a Master of Science Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe . She also has an Executive certificate in Programme and Project Monitoring and Evaluation from the same institution.

Kingstone Tatenda

tatendaTatenda is an intern attached to the Domestic Resource Management (DRM) Unit. He supports the Senior Policy Analyst in different assignments as a contribution to curbing Illicit Financial flows, promoting domestic resource mobilization, etc. Prior to joining AFRODAD, Tatenda, worked with Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU) as a Research Intern and he has been engaged in various consultancies and research studies. He also worked as a Graduate Teaching 





Rangarirai Chikova

Ranga profileRangarirai Chikova is a Project Consultant in the Domestic Resources Mobilisation portfolio. His main responsibilities are to assist the Senior Policy Analyst in the implementation of activities within the portfolio through policy research and advocacy in line with the AFRODAD Strategic Plan. He holds a Bsc Hons in Public Administration from University of Zimbabwe and an Executive Certificate in Practical Monitoring and Evaluation from the same institution. He also holds a Masters Degree in Governance and Public Policy from Passau University, Germany. Mr Chikova is also a member of the German based African Good Governance Network which is a group of highly educated African academics who are dedicated to Good Governance principles. Prior to joining AFRODAD, Rangarirai worked as a Programmes Assistant at ZIMCODD and he has produced several publications on illicit financial flows, mineral resources governance and taxation.



Yungong Theophilus Jong

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Theo is a development professional with extensive consulting experience in programme development and management, monitoring and evaluation, information and knowledge management for development and humanitarian work. He has been involved in higher education research and teaching activities at Euclid University, (Pôle Universitaire Euclide) - an international intergovernmental university with founding member states in Africa, Caribbean and Asia Pacific regions, and with a global faculty base. He also lectured at the Siantou University Institute, Cameroon.
Theo holds a Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in Development from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa and a Bachelor in Geography from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He also trained at the Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys - RECTAS (now AFROGIST) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Nigeria where he earned a Post-graduate diploma in Geo-Information Production and Management (GIS specialism).



Tirivangani Mutazu

Tiri webTirivangani Mutazu (known by many as "Tiri") is the Senior Policy Analyst responsible for the Debt Management Thematic Area. The key objective of this portfolio is to contribute to finding sustainable solutions to the African debt crisis and the aversion of future debts. Under this portfolio Tiri takes the lead on issues around responsible borrowing, fair and transparent arbitration debt mechanism and publicly supported private finance.

Tiri has vast experience on debt issues having joined AFRODAD as Programme Assistant in 2000. Since then, he has been working in research and advocacy teams campaigning for debt arbitration, inclusive loan contraction processes, unconditional cancellation of illegitimate and odious debts, development debt swaps, impact of HIPC debt relief initiatives, PRSPs, and prudent debt management by...Read More


Vanessa Jaravaza

vaneVanessa Jaravaza is AFRODAD's Administrative Assistant. She joined the organisation in September 2016. In this role Vanessa will contribute to the achievement of AFRODAD mission and goals by providing strategic management and technical support in the development and implementation of human resources systems, policies and procedures; overseeing and coordinating the provision of efficient administrative.

Prior to joining AFRODAD, Vanessa worked for companies in the advertising and media industry as well as Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries. She has a marketing background and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM).