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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: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain (Zambia, Switzerland, China); Analysis of policy and legal frameworks governing Environmental Natural Resource Management (ENRM) and Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Zambia October 2016 – December 2016Drafting of Juta Pocket Companion Book on Mining Law in Zambia, Court Efficiency in Zambia, 2016-2018  Domestic Violence Response in Tompkins County, New York; the production of Zambia’s first ever handbook on juvenile law, the Zambian Juvenile law Handbook.

She is an Associate Editor, Southern African Journal for Policy and Development (SAJPD) and a Member, Law Association of Zambia

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 sessions on issues not only of EPAs, but also of World Trade Organization (WTO), two generations of Yaounde Convention, four generations of Lomé Convention and the Cotonou Agreement.

He has wide experience in monitoring and evaluating donor-funded regional (COMESA and SADC) trade and economic integration programmes/ projects; and identification and formulation of donor-funded country trade and interim-EPA (i-EPA) implementation projects. Not to be forgotten are two years of technical advisory services through policy briefs to the SADC Deputy Executive Secretary-Regional Integration (DES-RI) and SADC Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI) Director; facilitation during EPA negotiations between the EU and SADC-EPA countries; building capacities of SADC Member States’ trade-focused stakeholders; and managing Commonwealth Secretariat project’s financial and human resources.

Photo Professor 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.

He has been a member of the National Economic and Social Council and the Task Force on Devolution. He was also the executive Director of Social Development Network (SODNET) for several years.

Professor Oyugi has published extensively and written several books, articles, book chapters, and papers on diverse subjects. He has received several awards including Otto Benecke Foundation Award (1980) and Hellmann/Hammett Award of the Fund for Free Expression, New York (1992).

 Mr. João José Uthui

Photo board MozambiqueMr. Joao Jose 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. 

Photo Fred Muhumuza 2Dr. 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.

Muhumuza is a Board Member for World Vision Uganda; Bank of India Uganda, Member of Council at Uganda Christian University, and Member of Council for Scripture Union Uganda.