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Bhekinkosi Moyo is the Executive Director of the Southern Africa Trust. He is a renowned writer, author, researcher and thought-leader with keen interest in questions of African resources, democracy and governance. Bheki as he is fondly called, has championed African discourse on philanthropy, contributed to the growth of African civil society formations and has taken part in most of continental processes of development and governance.

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Jane Serwanga is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Until 2012, she served as the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes – Federation of Women’s Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya. She is presently based at Equality Now, Africa. She has a demonstrated interest in human rights leading to her involvement in numerous interventions towards promoting access to justice and gender justice. She has been involved in provision of legal aid services and various advocacy and legislative reform projects.

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Dr. Chidi Anselm Odinkalu is the Senior Legal Officer for the Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He is a lawyer and advocate from Nigeria and also currently chairs the Governing Council of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission. Dr. Odinkalu received his Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the staff of Open Society Justice Initiative, he was Senior Legal Officer responsible for Africa.

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Sheila Muwanga graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration, specializing in women's rights. She was touched by the situation of poor and vulnerable people when she was a social worker, and decided to engage in work that would provide them with social and legal support as well as help to give them voice. She volunteered with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), a leading human rights advocacy organization in Uganda.

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Brian Kagoro was previously the Regional Programme Advisor for the UNDP’s Africa Governance and Public Administration Programme as well as Officer in Charge (ad interim) of the UNDP Africa Governance Team. A constitutional lawyer by training, he practiced law as partner at Kantor and Immerman, one of the leading law firms in Zimbabwe. 

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