Dr. Edward Tlholwe Maganu is currently retired and has held high positions in...
Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio is President and CEO at Rabin Martin, a global health...
Prof. Ric Marlink, MD, is a medical oncologist and a Professor of the Department...
Alinah Kelo Segobye is the Dean of Faculty - Human Sciences at the Namibia...
Uyapo is a lawyer by training and currently a Sole Proprietor at Ndadi Law Firm...
Mothusi is a visionary, business strategist and architect with over 15 years of...
Dr Rangarirai Taruvinga is currently the Director of Mananga Centre an Education...
Uyapo is a lawyer by training and currently a Sole Proprietor at Ndadi Law Firm. He has pushed legal and policy frontiers by challenging the status quo and calling for pragmatic solutions to today’s socio-political challenges. As a result of his achievements in advocacy and lobbying work, he has been honoured as an outstanding Top Ten Young Persons of The World. USA President Obama invited Uyapo to the White House to input on the role of young people in the Africa USA relations.
Uyapo has previously served as the Executive Director for the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA). He is well celebrated for his undying zeal for successfully and ably representing the underprivileged and those living with HIV and AIDS in Botswana, including sexual minorities in legal cases. He has ably challenged laws and policies (in court and through advocacy) dealing with the rights of HIV positive persons. Recently the High Court ordered that all foreign inmates in need of HAART should be given the same at the government of Botswana’s expense. This is the culmination of a 7 year campaign that Ndadi led.
Mrs. Joy Phumaphi is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. She held the position of Vice President & head of Network Human development at the World Bank until the end of 2009. She joined the Bank from the World Health Organization where she served as the Assistant Director-General, Family and Community Health cluster and the Director-General's Representative on Gender Equality at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
She has held cabinet responsibility for Lands and Housing; has been the Minister of Health, Botswana, Vice Chair of the National AIDS Council and the Member of Parliament for Francistown East until July 2003. She has a B.Com and Masters in Financial Accounting and Decision Sciences.
Mrs. Phumaphi is a distinguished African American Institute Fellow and has been Commissioner in the UN Secretary General’s Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa. She is a member of: the Women's Leadership Initiative for Microbicides, and the Gates Foundation Advisory Panel for Global Health. She is a board member of The Global Health Council, Save the Children International, the Africa American Institute, and a trustee of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.
In various positions in her recent past, Mrs. Phumaphi has played a key role in major developments in both her home country of Botswana and in the International arena. In Botswana she designed the first Multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS Response, was responsible for the first National Housing Policy, and the first Medical Professions Act, a revision of the Public Health Act; as well as the restructuring of the Ministry of health. Whilst in WHO, she oversaw the preparation of the World Health Report “Make Every Mother and Child Count”.
She chaired the first the first working group on IFFIM (Innovative Financing for Immunization) was a member of Expert Group for the AMC (Advanced Market Commitment). She was a member of the GAVI Board both whilst at WHO and at the World Bank (Co-Chairing with Mary Robinson, a team overseeing the restructuring of GAVI). From her position at the Bank, she was responsible for the new World Bank strategy on Health Nutrition and Population; and oversaw the development of the AMF for Malaria, before facilitating the transfer of the technical expert responsible for the mechanism from the World Bank to the Global Fund.
She led the World Banks Human Development response to the Food, Fuel, and Global Financial Crises; ensuring that the World Bank supports Nutrition, access to education and health services, and employment opportunities are protected through innovative social safety net programs in the developing partner countries.
Mrs. Phumaphi has served as a member of the UN Reference Group on Economics (URGE) as well as a member of the UNDP Advisory Board for Africa, the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Council; and has been a Patron/Board Member of several Non Governmental ACHAP Board Chairman & Consultant.
Dr. Jerome Mafeni as the Organization’s Chief Executive Officer. He is a Health Professional with specialization in Peadiatric Dentistry and a strong background in Public Health. Prior to Joining ACHAP he held a dual position with RTI International in Nigeria; serving as the Senior Technical Advisor and the Nigeria Country Director for the Global Health Group.
Dr Mafeni brings with him decades of experience in complex project development and project management in developing countries. His background includes program design, monitoring and evaluation strategies, policy analysis, strategic planning, information communication technologies, economic management, and research. His past career portfolio include being Executive Director of the “Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative” - AHNi (the country affiliate of FHI360) while serving simultaneously as the Director of Health Policy and Systems Management in the FHI360 Nigeria Country Office.
In June 2006 he was elected to Chair the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), where under his leadership major grants in excess of US$250 million were restored back to Nigeria. He led Nigeria in developing a US$1.8 billion proposal for the Global Fund Round 8 version for all three diseases, Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS, which resulted in the approval of over $800 million for five years to address Health Systems Strengthening and massive scale-up of malaria programs to reach the entire population. This is the highest amount approved for any country by the GFATM.
Dr. Mafeni also worked as the Country Director for the Futures Group in Nigeria from 2000-2009, where he headed the POLICY and ENHANSE Projects that provided the bulk of USAID funded technical assistance for all policies, plans, and legislations that were developed in Health and related areas during the period. He also had a two-year stint from 1998 with the WHO Inter-Country Centre for Oral Health for Africa (ICOH) as Assistant Director for Research and Administration, a post that was reserved for him in perpetuity for his contributions to the growth of the Centre.
In his role as the CEO of ACHAP he will be responsible for overseeing the Organization’s transition to its next phase of Program implementation and growing the Organization’s footprint in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Dr. Edward Tlholwe Maganu is currently retired and has held high positions in the World Health Organization (WHO) as the WHO Representative in Zambia, Tanzania and Swaziland. He has also served as WHO Medical Officer for Tuberculosis, Inter Country Project in Pretoria, South Africa.
Before joining WHO, Dr. Maganu held the following positions in the Ministry of Health in Botswana; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health in Botswana, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director of Health Services, Assistant Director of Health Services, Principal Medical Officer of Health, Senior Medical Officer, Epidemiologist, Co-Regional Medical Officer, North-West District, Medical Officer, mainly in Princess Marina Hospital and Scottish Livingstone Hospital. Dr. Maganu has wide experience in managing health services and has published papers in different subject areas especially in the health arena.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio is President and CEO at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy consulting firm, and former President and CEO of the Global Health Council. Before joining the Council in 2009, Dr. Sturchio was vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc., president of The Merck Company Foundation and chairman of the U. S. Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), whose 180 member companies represent some 85 percent of total US private sector investment in Africa. While at Merck & Co., Inc., for more than a decade he was a leader of the company’s global HIV/AIDS policy and was centrally involved in the UN/Industry Accelerating Access Initiative established in 2000 to help improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the developing world. He was a member of the board of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Botswana (2005-2009) and a member of the private sector delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (2002-2008).
He is chairman of the BroadReach Institute for Training and Education and a member of the boards of the U. S. Pharmacopeia, the Corporate Council on Africa, and the Museum of AIDS in Africa. Dr. Sturchio is also currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University; Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs; a principal of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and an advisor to amfAR, the Clinton Global Initiative and the NCD Alliance. He received an AB in history from Princeton University and a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include Noncommunicable diseases in the developing world: addressing global gaps in policy and research (edited with L. Galambos, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
Prof. Ric Marlink, MD, is a medical oncologist and a Professor of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also serves as Scientific Director of Care and Treatment of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
In this capacity, he helps direct care and treatment programs and targeted evaluation in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and PMTCT expanded efforts in 19 countries and 600 sites in the developing world. Dr. Marlink helped to create the groundbreaking Botswana –Harvard AIDS Institute Partnerships for HIV Institute Partnership for HIV Research and Education, officially established in 1996. Under his direction, the Partnership has launched the KITSO AIDS Training Program, which helps train Botswana’s health care providers to care for those affected by HIV/AIDS, and is now Botswana’s national AIDS training program.
Dr. Marlink is on the Board of Directors of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships, a public –private partnership between the Government of Botswana, the Merck Company Foundation and the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As a co-investigator in a variety of other clinical studies, Dr. Marlink is involved in examinations related to: the genomic and immuniology analysis of HIV-1C; the prevention of mother –to-child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding; the cost-effectiveness of health interventions in Africa; and the relationship between African traditional medicine and treatment with antiretroviral medications.
He has authored or co-authored over 75 scientific articles. He has also written a textbook on AIDS, Global AIDS Crisis: a Reference Handbook, and edited another, AIDS in Africa, 2nd edition.
Alinah Kelo Segobye is the Dean of Faculty - Human Sciences at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She holds an honorary research professorship at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
She is an affiliated Research Scholar at the African Futures Institute (AFI) and the Institute of Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa.
She was a Visiting Scholar at the Rotary Peace Centre, Division of Peace Studies University of Bradford in 2016 and before that taught at TMALI-UNISA. She previously served as Deputy Executive Director at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. Her main research and teaching experience has been at the University of Botswana where she was Associate Professor of Archaeology.
Segobye has teaching, research and consultancy experience in the areas of African studies, culture; HIV/AIDS; gender and development. Segobye has authored and co-authored several essays and book chapters on Africa’s development. She is a published writer of prose and poetry and has been an ardent cultural activist and champion of the arts in Africa.
Mothusi is a visionary, business strategist and architect with over 15 years of professional experience. He is the Founder, President and CEO of Strategic Projects Inc., a US based firm with focus on real estate program management, architecture and integrated project delivery for industrial and commercial projects. Strategic Projects is headquartered in Atlanta Georgia and provides services on a national scale throughout US states and territories.
Prior to founding Strategic Projects, Mothusi held positions with two Internationally renowned US-based firms where his work covered medical facility planning for hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgical centers. He has also been involved with planning and design of airport, corporate office, recreation, and retail facility projects.
Mothusi is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Institute of Real Estate Management and has been honored with lifetime memberships by the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and the Golden Key International honor society for his stellar academic background. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration with Graduate Honors from Kennesaw State University.
Mr Tsheole joined the BSE in February 2007 as Product Development Manager. Prior to joining the BSE he worked for Bank of Botswana on different units of the Financial Market Department as a Dealer and Settlement Supervisor. He graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Botswana, and holds a Master of Commerce (MCOmm) in Financial Markets from Rhodes University (RSA).He also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (RSA).
He is a Registered Person (RPE) under the South African Institute of Financial Markets and Agricultural Product Dealer with Financial Derivatives Division (SAFEX). He is a Member of Institute of South Africa Financial Markets. He attended The Bond School (EuroMoney- Hong Kong). He attended the Leadership Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (RSA). He is Board Member of Advisory Committee of University of Botswana Graduate School of Business.
Dr Rangarirai Taruvinga is currently the Director of Mananga Centre, an Education and Training provider in Swaziland. His current focus is on steering and managing the Mananga Centre which provides a range of services to the public. Mananga Centre provides executive management courses and education programs in Business, IT and Development studies.
Dr Taruvinga completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Geography, 1981. He has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agriculture and Rural Development Authority in Zimbabwe. He got involved with the establishment of several successful projects such as; smallholder agricultural development, small scale dairy, coffee, cotton production, and rural development in general. In 1988 he joined Mananga Management Centre in Swaziland as a lecturer in management and development studies. He has carried out several assignments in human resources development in the SADC region. He is a board member of the African Capacity Alliance and the Swaziland Federation of Employers.