Diana has been with DOT Tanzania since 2013, previously serving as the Communications and Partnerships Manager. Before taking on the Country Director role, Diana worked as DOT Tanzania's Senior Program Manager and Gender Lead for three years, incorporating her vast expertise of gender into her work overseeing the implementation, operations, and review of all DOT Tanzania programs. Very passionate about inclusivity, Diana currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for UN Women Tanzania, ONE Campaign's - Africa Gender Equality Community Activist, and a 2019 Acumen Fellow. Besides being nerdy and focussed, she’s passionate with fantastic storytelling contributing to writing gendered development impact stories.
Diana holds a Bachelor of Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
She is a seasoned international development practitioner, with a demonstrated history of working in SME Development, Financial Inclusion, PPP and Value Chain Development Programmes in Tanzania. Skilled in Project Planning, Operations Management, Leadership Negotiation, Budgeting, Policy Analysis, and Business Planning.
Rehema works with DOT Tanzania as the Finance and Administration Officer. She previously worked as an auditor with Techno Auditors for almost six years. At DOT, Rehema aspires to be a creative and innovative strategic lead who is able to apply her accounting and management skills towards achieving the strategic goals of the organization. Rehema holds a Bachelor of Business Management majoring in Accounting from Moi University.
Her career began in the world of music and glamour working for an international network as a Television Producer/ Director of youthful edutainment programs. After creating over 1,000 live shows she freelanced for a year and then joined DOT Tanzania in 2017 as a Communications Specialist. Ndimbumi’s role is to create enough splash to put DOT on the map as the undisputed champion of youth-led development and social innovation in Tanzania. She puts a spotlight on DOT’s work with innovative Youth Leaders to inspire others to join the “create your opportunity” movement. Ndimbumi is also serves as the Events Manager,the woman behind the organization’s conferences and summits.
Thadei has rooted experience in capacity building and professional development. He is a business development enthusiast with a strong academic background in business and information technology having worked in diversified backgrounds from the most suited bankers to the muddy farmer in rural Tanzania. Thadei's role is to bring the best out of the targeted groups in terms of their abilities to excel as entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities and beyond. Through the engaging sessions, Thadei stands as the point of motivation and inspiration for the youth leaders in achieving their full potential.
Rashid holds strong skills and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. He worked with different development organisations on Youth and community serving programs in Education and Economic empowerment which played a great role for him understanding different M&E systems and orientations of different donors. He is a trainer, photographer, coach and data analyst in the making, He leads DOT Tanzania M&E department. Rashid has Bachelor degree in International Relations and attended different M&E courses from various accredited institutions including MS TCDC.
A dedicated and detailed finance professional, Ngaissy has been meeting the financial and procurement needs of international corporate companies and nonprofit organizations for the past years. She has always been able to perform precise procurement tasks and ensuring that all financial transactions are accurately represented, analyzed and observed at best. Ngaissy works with Finance and Procurement department, her experience working with a number of organizations and different stakeholders have allowed her to easily navigate the financial world, giving her clients sound advice for careful planning to fulfill their long-term and short-term goals.
Deogratius Chilolo opens the line of communication between the community as primary actors, different stakeholders, and donors to get projects done. With over eight years in both public and private sectors, Deogratius has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration.
Deogratius managed projects at CCBRT on the Community health program “Making HIV and AIDS services inclusive for People with Disabilities, at Hellen Keller International on Nutrition Program (Tanzania National Food Fortification Program), at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) on Maternal Newborn and Child Health Care (MNHC) and currently on Digital and Financial Inclusion at Digital Opportunity Trust Tanzania.
Deogratius always plans appropriately and oversees project execution to meet objectives and minimize problems, delays in implementation, unforeseen events, and cost overruns. He has been working with teams assigned for the duration of the project, guiding them through the project while paying strict attention to alignment with the project objectives, communications, and reporting.
Deogratius holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the St.Augustin University of Tanzania.
Sekela’s ideal world is one where everyone, especially girls and women understand that gender roles are socially constructed and women’s rights are human rights. Working for DOT Tanzania as the Gender Officer is a dream come true, to her it is an opportunity to create spaces for women to maximize their full potential.
Sekela is a feminist and very passionate about gender equality, she is a strong advocate for sexual reproductive health and rights, economic growth amongst women, and climate change.
Sekela is a talented artist, experienced radio presenter, and a businesswoman who likes working with music in the background.
Sophia Abeid is an Electronics and Telecoms Graduate Engineer, working at Vodacom Tanzania. She is a young innovator who is passionate about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field since the age of 13. She is a Co-Founder of a start-up company in digital solutions called “Blueprint innovations” with an innovation known as “FILE TRACKING SYSTEM”. During her final year in college, she created a system that will help companies to monitor and locate hard copy files inside or outside an Organization in real-time using google maps. She was awarded first place in an exhibition organized by the university out of 300 projects in the whole university. She is also the youngest awardee to receive an award by Next Einstein Forum in the year 2018 for the women emerging in STEM.
Josephine is a self-taught cake artist and a social worker who, alongside her cake business, participates in the facilitation of voluntary capacity building programs for children and youth. Josephine believes in self thriving initiatives especially through the nurture and utilization of passion and talent. Her interest in the cake industry stems from her love in cooking and art since just a little girl. She has been able to facilitate career guidance programs through the Youth Volunteering Group which she had joined while in college. Josephine enjoys manifesting her artistic ideas to create exceptional cake pieces. She adores children, loves reading and is a kitchen savvy.
Felister graduated from Ardhi University with a B.Sc. Environmental Science and Management Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has the potential to influence others as previously shown in her leadership experience for being a senator at Ardhi University 2015-2017. She joined DOT as a young leader for the Entrepreneurship and Development program for Youth with disabilities at Digital Opportunity Trust Tanzania 2019. Currently, she is a Regional volunteer/SDGs champion for United Nations Volunteers East and Southern Africa.. She is a lifelong learner, devotee leader, and enthusiastic environmental scientist who is guided by global goals (SDGs) to make the world a better place as the moment she lives for.
Brian is a bachelor degree holder with more experience in empowering communities, working with young people and making changes. He has served Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT-Tanzania) as a Community Leader in Morogoro where he managed to train more than 160 participants both men and women in Entrepreneurship Skills and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and also coached more than 50 participants in starting their own Business Enterprises. He is a founder and Managing Director of Kilimo Dares an agriculture social enterprise aimed to support youth to be able to interact together and helping each other to solve the challenges facing agriculture including crop protection, technology uses and other factors.
Jeremiah Wandili is the Community Development and Project Management expert, serial social entrepreneur, Facilitator, civil society leader, and African change maker. He is the founder and Executive Director of Wote Initiative for Development Empowerment (WIDE) with Seven (7) years of vast and outstanding experiences in community development projects management, working with the local and international organizations. Jeremiah, is the YALI Alumni (Cohort 12, YRLC 2016) in Civic leadership; A graduate of BA in Community Development (2012) at Tumaini University, Iringa. Currently, he is studying his Masters.
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