Renalda LemaRenalda a consultant trainer, entrepreneur and community adept, has vast experience regarding financial inclusion sub sector. Project designing and management both programmatically and financial management. She has managed number of donors funded projects. “Financial Inclusion Project” this was awarded and funded by UKAID through KPMG. It aimed at raising awareness on New enacted Microfinance Policy, Laws and Regulation in Tanzania to VSLA (Village Savings and Lending Associations) and VICOBA (Village Community Banks). Experienced in working with private PSOs and CSOs. The Consultant being employees at CARE International in Tanzania were involved in resource mobilization—proposal writing and conducting Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) for potential organizations those that would work with communities directly. All the functional areas were assessed gaps and strengths identified and capacity building plan were developed and implemented at earlier stages of project design and implementation.Renalda/Consultant has an extensive working knowledge of digital application—CHOMOKA. This is an application through smartphones which connect savings groups with opportunities within financial inclusion industry and other service providers. It makes easier for savings groups to track their finances, increase record keeping transparency, and build a credit history and transition from informal to formal financial sector. Promoting collective investment, Building KYC—Know Your Customer. It is also a market place where users can view products and services tailored to Savings Groups and its members. Renalda as Policy Analyst, collaborated with other Microfinance stakeholders to conduct analysis on microfinance Policy, Act and Regulations generating evidence to advocate for change on those regulations which were hindering women participation in financial sub sector—Tie 4. Recently, she worked as Analyst to develop financial sector development master plan 2030 at the Ministry of Finance.Being a Director of Economic Empowerment for Care Tanzania, she championed, developed, supervised and monitor Women Economic Empowerment and gender transformation initiatives—for them to realize their social, political and economic rights and making sure natural resources are sustainably managed in the context of climate change, by providing strategic, technical and thought leadership to ensure that GEWE-WEE approaches/strategies are integrated throughout CARE’s portfolio. She led development and implementation of at least 8 gender related projects. Financial inclusion / Economic Empowerment, Value chain and Market systems, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Land access, use, ownership, Climate Smart Agriculture and Natural Resource Management and Women’s entrepreneurship. Additionally, she took much interest in the Voluntary National Review of Implementation of the SDGS by the government. Therefore, she is aware of the issues around women, youth and people with disabilities.Experienced in incubators, during her time with Innovations for Gender Equality (IGE) a USAID funded project implemented by Land-O-Lakes, she managed an incubator that was supporting commercialization of rural technologies designed to reduce drudgery for women releasing their energy and time to handle other needs, including nutrition for their children to reduce stunting among children less than five yearsAs a researcher, she supervised research in Lake Zone—working at National Bureau of Statistics as principal statisticianSkilled in textiles, she operated an income generating organization in textiles sub sector, organizing artisans to work together to produce woven fabrics, house furnishings and apparels.Renalda is an energetic, enthusiastic motivated Tanzanian national passionate on inclusive policies, laws, regulations and programs for development, graduated in Sustainable Development at the School for International Training (SIT), Vermont—USA after completing Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam, Gender and Environmental Mainstreaming course at NIRAS-Copenhagen in Denmark, among other trainings. Has also operated a number of small businesses and attended training on entrepreneurship in different countries.
Geoffrey serves a consultant at IMED in different capacity including developing the Corporate Training Portfolio with the supporting role in consultancy for various projects. Some of the projects of involvement includes:
- Capacity building for Tanzania Association of Seed Traders.
- Assessment of the implementation of 30% affirmative action in public procurement through Tanzania women chambers of commerce.
- Mapping Zanzibar ‘s private sector advocacy issues and capacity building to PSOs on advocacy and dialogue management , under Zanzibar Chamber of Commerce
- Assessment of the implementation of sustainable development goals for local industries under Confederation of Tanzania Industries.
Through these engagements he has gained skills and exposure to various sectors of the economy that has enhanced his technical skills to a greater extent.
In addition to this, Geoffrey has extensive experience in the corporate and financial industry, he worked in the industry for more than 10 years holding various managerial position leading a team of more than 150 people in delivering sales, service and operational excellence. He has experience in both local and International trainings covering various business aspects including business goal management, risk analysis and management, business development, performance management,
Train the Trainers, etc. He possess skills in leadership, coaching, counselling and mentoring of people, the application of which resulted into record achievement earning several awards.
The incumbent had an opportunity to engage in entrepreneurial activities by formulating and managing partnership businesses in a space of ten years. This has provided a solid experience in the local business environment, pro and con in the partnership businesses, and an insight as to why business is likely to fail in the first five years of establishment. The experience gained is practical enough to guide anyone aspiring to become an entrepreneur and for those already in business and wants to scale up.
Geoffrey holds a Bachelor degree of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Dar es Salaam. He further attended several trainings that made him update and cop with the changing context.
Mr. Savior Mbele is an Independent Business Development Consultant working with both public and private sectors. He has been holding various roles as Project Coordinator, Marketing Expert, Consultant, Researcher, Trainers, Coach, and Mentor in various development projects. He has been part of different projects’ development and implementation. He has played a major role in market systems, business planning, business formalization and compliance, and development of business enterprises, agricultural value chains, and farmer organizations.
Through his work, Mr. Mbele has established strong connections with different partners; government and non-government organizations, including business sector in Tanzania. He has extensive expertise in training, coaching, consulting and research, and has over 15 years of experience in working with the Government entities, NGOs, MSMEs and farmer organizations in various areas including research, feasibility studies, business plans, farmers’ organization establishment and strengthening, market linkages, agro-business development, and business formalization and development.
Mr. Mbele holds PGDA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration) from the College of Business Education, Dar es Salaam and ABDBA (Advanced Diploma in Business Administration) from the College of Business Education, Dar es Salaam. He attended a number of short courses including ToT on Financial Education Program (Arusha), Geographical Information Systems in Agricultural Development using QGIS Software (Arusha), capitalization of experiences for greater Impact in Rural Development of the 4ps Mechanism in Value Chain Development Projects ( Kigali, Rwanda), Rural Invest – Preparing Effective Rural Invest Proposals (Tanga), ToT on Formalization and Capacity Building of MSMEs Project (Dar es Salaam), Small Scale Postharvest Handling Technologies (Arusha), Incubation for Business Development Service Provision training (Dar es Salaam), ToT on Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training(Dar es Salaam), Rules of Origin (RoO) and Common External Tariffs (CET) for East African Community (Dar es Salaam), U.S FDA Import and Labelling Requirements (Dar es Salaam), and Risk Based Quality Management on Organic Agriculture (Dar es Salaam).
Through his work, Eng. Douglas has established a strong network with many solar start-ups in Tanzania. He has extensive expertise in research and consulting in solar energy space, and has over ten years of experience training MSME’s, Research and Development in Solar energy, project manager in Solar products development, supply and numerous solar PV installations and influencing Net metering regulatory framework at national levels. He teaches and consults in Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and investing at DOBEA Consult. He is also founder of upcoming FREEDOM APP, which is one stop platform for business practical skills, stakeholders, opportunities and interactions targeting graduates, start-ups and SME’s.
Eng. Douglas holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Dar-es-salaam. He participated in three years intensive training and industry practice in Business Development Services Incubation at University of Dar-es-salaam Business School and is also CEO of DOBEA GROUP LTD for the past 11years to date. He has attended a number of short courses at Tanzania Renewable Energy Incubator (Tanzania), Solar farms and Grid tie technology (Denmark), Early stage businesses, Anza readiness accelerator(Tanzania) and Project Funds Management, AECF (Kenya).
Yoffi Kiwera is an entrepreneur who worked as administration and finance director in a family business (Bulwark security company) for over 10 years, where by among other duties she was responsible in supervising and managing finance and administrative operations of the company, managing clients enquiries and complaints, managing clients accounts and ensuring that all clients had their needs promptly met, managing payroll and personnel database, assisting in sales and marketing department.
Ms Kiwera has also worked as a research assistant in various projects Through work as an enterprenuer Ms Kiwera improved her management and leadership skills,communication skills,and marketing skills and also developed skills in working as a team with people of different academic background sand experience. Ms. Kiwera holds an M.A in (DevelopmentStudies) from the University of Dar es Salaam and is also a holder of B.Sc. In Urban and Regional planning from the (UCLAS),a constituent of college of University of Dar es Salaam studies. She has attended a number of short courses at disaster management, center UCLAS.
Anamringi O. Maro
Mr.Anamringi Oforo Maro is well experienced in Vocational Teachers Training as well acquainted with Entrepreneurship training methodologies, coaching and counseling in VET for more than 10 years’. Mr Maro has worked with Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) at Morogoro Vocational Teachers Training College (MVTTC) and has acquired experiences in project writing; training of Vocational and Technical facilitators (teachers), training of trainers (ToTs) for different VET and technical institutions and independent trainers
A Vocational Teacher Trainer an expert in Development of Vocational Teaching and Learning Materials and Trainer in Entrepreneurship.
Mr Maro rose from the teaching practitioner to the position of Head of Training the second position from the Principal at MVTTC. Mr Maro also lead development and execution of a four year (2005 – 2008) project on Entrepreneurship Education and Training. This was taken as a pilot project which was executed in seven centres including capacity building of MVTTC staff. Success of the pilot phase lead to write-up of a second proposal to roll out the project to all VET centres in Tanzania. The project was executed in collaboration with various stakeholders and IMED was lead in all players. The project was also a four year project and was executed from 2010 -2014. Both projects were financed by The Government of Netherlands with total cost of more than 4.5 billion shillings.
Mr Maro has also been involved in collaborative projects that includes Skills Development for Agricultural Sector (SDAS) under support from Swiss Government with focus on Youth in Morogoro Region where by MVTTC was involved in Training of Trainers (ToTs) facilitation skills and entrepreneurial and business development skills to agricultural extension officers; and another current project also financed by Swis Government with focus on Skills for Employment in Tanzania for Youth and Women.
Mr. Maro has also played a key role in Development and execution of VIA (Jiandale Ajira) programme funded by MasterCard foundation from USA and executed by IYF. The programmes aimed at shaping both VET and self-employed youth (life skills) improve their attitude and entrepreneurial skills for self-employment; job creators as well as improving their employment in the government and private sector. The programme was excuted by VETA and Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitive Center (TECC)
Participating in all these activities has developed Mr. Maro not only personal skills but wider link with a number of trainers, Government and Private sector team and project developers within and outside Tanzania
Currently I am one of the Directors in Kidia One Investment Ltd leading in Transport and construction Industry, Also involved in consultancy work related to Training of Trainers in facilitation skills, entrepreneurial attitude and skills, couching, counseling and life skills.
Mr. Maro holds a Masters’ degree in Applied Materials Science ; First degree in Bachelor of Science with Education both from University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania and also Diploma in Education from Dar es Salaam College of Education now Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE).
My name is Lackius Robert a bachelor degree holder in Labour Relation and Public Management of Institute of Social Work. I saved as a volunteer with Social Action Trust Fund (SATF) in conducting monitoring and evaluation at PACESH, FPTC, PARALEGAL at Geita and Kahama to get implementing partner. Through this work, I established strong connections with many IPs in Tanzania.
For period of four years, I extensive expertise in reading book, research, writing and consulting on personal development issues. Translate numbers of books by using English and Swahili language. Conducting a training on personal value to youth collaboration with Young Life Tanzania and St. Augustine TagasteTanzania also interviewed by various media including Clouds FM, Kiss FM, Radio One Stereo, Global Radio and TV among others.
Teach and consults in department of Human Resources Management at the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy Kivukoni Campus. I also attended various seminars and workshop prepared by IMED Foundation, UNESCO, Institute of Social Work and SATF to get more knowledge and skills mostly on conducting training and presentation.
John is currently self-employed after 30 years of employment at NBC Limited, where he worked in different capacities and at different business units. He left the bank in August 2021.
John is an experienced Trainer after working as a Trainer for 9 years and as the Head of Learning, Leadership and Talent for more than 10 years. He has an extensive expertise in managing training process including Training Analysis, Design, Development, Delivery and Training Impact Assessment.
He developed several internal training programmes for NBC including Selling Skills, Customer Care and Performance Management. As the Head of Learning, Leadership and Talent John Managed several impactful programmes for NBC Staff including Mentorship, Graduate, Women Development, Talent Management and Succession Planning Programmes
Mr John holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (IFM), Higher National Diploma in Computer Science (IDPM – UK) and is a Certified Professional Banker from the Tanzanian Institute of Bankers and a Certified Retail Banker by Retail Banking Academy (RBA – UK).
John attended a number of Short Courses of 3 to 6 months including HRM by IMED (TZ), Training Programme Design and Development by G&K Training (South Africa), Investment In Excellence by the Pacific Institute (South Africa). He also attended numerous internal and external trainings programmes in different disciplines of Skills and Knowledge.
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Halima Issa Nassoro
Halima I Nassoro work with Solar Sister as a Business development associate, she recruits, training and monitoring women’s entrepreneurs. she is a trainer and entrepreneur dealing with solar.
Through her work Ms Halima has more than fifty women’s entrepreneurs who have increased their knowledge in businesses, expand their business and meets different person’s goals. She has six years experience in training and monitoring entrepreneurs.
Ms Halima hold a diploma in microfinance management from Moshi University (muccobs). Also Ms Halima has a certificate of Business administration from Eckford University. She has attended different training session.