Africa Lead II (AL II), through its East and Southern Africa (ESA) and West Africa (WA) regional offices, successfully designs and delivers leadership and technical training and institutional capacity strengthening programs that support the implementation of USAID missions programs in agricultural production, food security and nutrition. These capacity building efforts are designed to improve implementation of Africa’s CAADP and Malabo Declaration commitments at the country, regional and continental levels. Nearly all of the AL II training is delivered by AL II-trained facilitators.
To date, Africa Lead trainers have conducted training in over 27 different content areas for approximately 312 different organizations, institutions and agencies. Examples of the different types of content that facilitators are able to deliver include:
- Policy Formulation
- Leading and Managing Change to Results Framework Analysis
- Conducting Needs Assessments
- Community Mobilization, Team Building and Transformational Leadership
A number of the Africa Lead trainers have worked closely with IFPRI/ReSAKSS to facilitate Joint Sector Review Assessments and Validation workshops and New Alliance/Grow Africa Validation workshops.
To facilitate these efforts, Africa Lead has invested in building the capacity of experienced trainers/facilitators that are able to understand and facilitate discussions relating to agricultural transformation and have a proven track record in delivering capacity building training programs for multiple stakeholders within the agricultural sector.
Fred Alfred | Tanzania
Fred Alfred Rwechungura is currently the Acting Director of the Directorate of Research Publications and Postgraduate Studies at Mzumbe University. He has a Phd in Development Economics from Bradford University, UK. He has been a facilitator with Africa Lead, Institute of Rural Development (IRDP), The College of African Wildlife Management and the Government of Malawi.
Grace Aloyce | Tanzania
Grace Aloyce is currently the Program Officer for Rural Development at the Ministry of Finance and Planning. She has a Phd in Agricultural Economics from Sokoine University of Agriculture. She has facilitated for Africa Lead and Ukiriguru Training Institute at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives.
Kenneth Bengesi | Tanzania
Kenneth Bengesi is currently the Deputy Principal at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Phd. in Strategic Entrepreneurship from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has facilitated for the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), JICA, and Action AID Tanzania.
Djax Sanga Biria | Tanzania
Djax Sanga Biria is currently the Executive Director of Training and Consultancy Centre (TRACE). He has a MSc in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, USA. He has facilitated for SMECAO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), East and Southern Africa Farmers Forum (ESAFF), and RUDI/World Food Program.
Magreth Henjewele | Tanzania
Magreth Henjewele is currently the Training and Research Consultant for The Forum for Tanzania Capacity Building (FTCB). She has a BA in Education, Political Science and Public Administration from University of Dar es Salaam. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, WYG International Limited, BEST-AC, The Jane Goodall Institute, and WWF Tanzania.
Eugene Kavishe | Tanzania
Eugene Kavishe is currently the Managing Director for Vonkavy Agro Company Limited. He has a BSc. In Economics from Mzumbe University and is one of the Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 2014. He has facilitated for the Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center (TECC). He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Offoro Kimambo | Tanzania
Offoro Kimambo is currently a Lecturer with Sokoine University for Agriculture. He has a Msc. in Environmental Sciences from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.
He has facilitated for Africa Lead, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and Dodoma Municipality.
Aichi Kitalyi | Tanzania
Aichi Kitalyi is currently a member of the PICO Team East Africa-an international training agency. She has a Phd in Agriculture from University of Reading, UK. She has been a facilitator for several organizations including Africa Lead, COMESA, FAO, World Bank, ILRI and Heifer International.
Mary Liwa | Tanzania
Mary Liwa is currently the Program Director of Policy and Youth Coordinator for the Tanzania Association of Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment. She has an MSc. in Agricultural Extensions and Education from University of Reading, UK. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, Winrock International and Land O Lakes.
Patricia Lyatuu | Tanzania
Patricia Lyatuu is currently a Lecturer with Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. She has a PhD in Development Studies from Sokoine University of Agriculture. She has facilitated for Africa Lead and consulted with Economic Social Research Foundation (ESRF), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and National Authority for Technical Education (NACTE).
Moses Kusiluka | Tanzania
Moses Kusiluka is currently the Tanzania Country Representative of the Climate Smart Agriculture Program at Adam Smith International. He has a Phd. in Business Management from Open University of Tanzania. He has facilitated for Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, MVIWATA, SUMASESU and Marie Stopes.
Agnes Mariro |Tanzania
Agnes Mariro currently works as an agricultural tutor for the Livestock Training Agency. She has a MA in Rural Development from Sokoine University, Tanzania and has been a facilitator for Africa Lead and Land O’ Lakes.
Herry Mahimbo | Tanzania
Herry Mahimbo is currently a Field Officer for MVIWATA. He has MA in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has worked for the Teacher Secondary School. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Victor Mgoo | Tanzania
Victor Mgoo is currently a freelance consultant. He has a Masters in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is new to Africa Lead and has attended our Training of Trainers Program. He has experience in facilitating agro dealers, farmer association leaders, and village based agricultural advisors.
Nandera Mhando | Tanzania
Nandera Mhando is currently a Lecturer with the University of Dar es Salaam. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of London, UK. She has facilitated several Africa Lead trainings in addition to facilitating trainings for government and Non State Actors.
Ernest Madawa Mhanga | Tanzania
Ernest Madawa Mhanga is currently the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for Techno Holistics Limited. He has a BSc in Animal Science from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has facilitated for Africa Lead, SOS Children’s Village, Dorcas Relief and Development, and Terre des Homes and Liliane Foundation Netherlands.
Susuma Msikula | Tanzania
Susuma Msikula is currently a Radio and Training Officer with Farm Radio International. He has a BA in Mass Communication from St. Augustine University of Tanzania. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Johnson Mtama | Tanzania
Johnson Mtama is currently an Agricultural Research Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. He has a MSc. in Soil Science from Iowa State University of Science Technology. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Francis Mwaijande | Tanzania
Francis Mwaijande is currently a Senior Lecturer at Mzumbe University. He has a PhD in Public Policy from University of Arkansas, USA. He has facilitated for Africa Lead, AGRA, and UNDP/NEX Program.
Veronica Mwamunyange | Tanzania
Veronica Mwamunyange is currently a Business Consultant for Tanzania Association of Professional Business Development Service Providers (TAPBDS). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations from Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations. She has facilitated for Ministry of Defence and National Services, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), SNV, and Action Aid Tanzania.
Anthony Zozimus Sangeda | Tanzania
Anthony Zozimus Sangeda currently works as a senior lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Phd in Forest Management and Governance from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has been a facilitator for Africa Lead, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, and Environmental Journalists of Tanzania.
Hamza Shaban | Tanzania
Hamza Shaban is currently a Tutor at Korogwe Teachers College. He has a MA in Education from Northeast Normal University, China. He has consulted for Tabasam Youth Networks, and Korogwe Youth Club. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Godgift Swai | Tanzania
Godgift Swai is currently a Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Msc. In Biodiversity Conservation from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has facilitated several trainings for Africa Lead.
Tertula Swai | Tanzania
Tertula Swai is currently a Program Analyst for Women’s Economic Empowerment Program with UN Women. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of New England, Australia. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, Graca Machel Trust, Farmer Groups, and Women Entrepreneurs.
Grace Thomas | Tanzania
Grace Thomas is currently a freelance consultant. She has a Masters Degree in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. She has consulted for World Vision International, House of Peace Organization, and Legal and Human Rights Centre. She is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Justin Urassa | Tanzania
Justin Urassa is currently an Associate Professor at Sokoine University. He has a Phd. in Development from the University of Sussex, UK. He has facilitated several trainings for Africa Lead since 2014 and consulted for Safina Women’s Association and Hellen Keller International.