OSISA Board members

Board Chairperson

Neville Gabriel is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and a founding non-executive director of the Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN).


Currently working as Senior Programme Specialist for Monitoring and Evaluation at the Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF).

ZGF is an organization that supports civil society working to build social accountability and policy engagement in Zambia through Grant Making and Capacity Development.


Ferdinand Muhigirwa Rusembuka is a  member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) since 1978; a  professor of  social philosophy. He was formerly the Director of CEPAS (Research Centre for Social Action) and editor-in-chief of Congo-Afrique from 2004-2012. Currently, he is a member of the Episcopal Commission on Natural Resources of...


A senior lecturer in occupational health and acting head of the School of Public Health at the University of Botswana. He is recognized as a leading human rights activist in southern Africa.

Matchaba-Hove is a member of the steering committee of the World Movement for  Democracy, an ex-officio member of the management committee of ...


A  human rights and feminist activist with extensive experience in the fields of   HIV/AIDS and Health, education, women's rights and gender, sexual and reproductive rights, advocacy, movement building and campaigning. 

She has worked in social  movements,  in  local  and  international ...


Mrs. Paula Monjane is the Executive Director of Mozambique Civil Society Capacity Building Centre (CESC). She was former director of knowledge management at the Foundation of Community Development (FDC) in Mozambique where she also served as acting executive director for two years.

Dr. Fletcher Tembo is Director for the Making All Voices Count Programme, an international initiative that contributes towards effective governance and accountability by enabling citizen engagement and open, responsive government in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The programme is committed to promoting transparency, fighting corruption,...

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