Phethani Madzivhandila

Phethani Madzivhandila is a historian and activist based in South Africa

Chimezie Anajama

Chimezie Anajama is a development and policy researcher. Previously, she supported the Bonn-based International Tax Compact in implementing the Addis Tax Initiative and the Network of Tax Organisations in pursuit of a fair and efficient global tax system. She founded the non-profit – Blooming Social Pen (formerly Nwuliareads Initiative) – in response to Africa and Nigeria’s inclusive development and human capital gaps.

Njideka Agbo

Njideka Agbo is the former editor of Nigeria’s leading elite publication, Guardian Life. She currently works as a media consultant for various organizations, where she is committed to adding value to brands through her wealth of experience and a solid media network in Nigeria.

Yaw Mankatah Asare

Yaw Mankatah Asare is a Twi Instructor and a research coordinator with Saman Archive. He also writes news stories for Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President, Ghana. He holds an M.Phil in Afrikan Studies. He lives and works in Ghana

Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza

Me. Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza is a Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda)

Boubacar Boris Diop

Boubacar Boris Diop is an award-winning author and one of today’s most prominent African novelists, short fiction writers, playwrights, and essayists. He is currently a columnist at the Senegalese Seneplus. Diop has been a visiting professor at the American University of Nigeria, Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis, the ETH University Zurich, and Rutgers University, where he has held seminars about Senegalese literature in Wolof, novel-writing and remembrance, translating between languages, and Afro-pessimism.

Freedom C. Onuoha

Dr Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He consults for international organizations, national authorities and civil society organisations on security sector reform and governance.

Poorva Karkare

Poorva Karkare is a policy officer at ECDPM working on the political economy of economic transformation through industrialisation and its interactions with regional integration. She studied development economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Bruce Byiers

Dr. Bruce Byiers is a development economist with a DPhil from the University of Sussex. Originally from Scotland, he leads the ECDPM Programme on African Economic Integration where his work is focused on applying political economy analysis to regional integration in terms of industrialisation, trade corridors and the regional organisations around them.

Francis Mangeni

Dr. Francis Mangeni is Senior Fellow of Nelson Mandela School of Public Administration. He is also the former Director of Trade and Customs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and former Regional Trade Policy Advisor at the Commission of the African Union.

Andrew Mold

Andrew Mold is the Chief, Regional Integration and the AfCFTA Cluster, with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He has a Masters in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Bojana Coulibaly

Dr. Bojana Coulibaly is the African Language Program Manager at Harvard University. Her work focuses on publishing in African languages, African language education, and the promotion of African languages in the African public space. She is the managing editor of EJO Editions, a publishing house founded by Boubacar Boris Diop and specializing in Wolof literature and other Senegalese national languages.

Bakani M. Ncube

Bakani M. Ncube is a Zimbabwean pharmacist with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and policy analysis, particularly in the African context. He is the Assistant Editor of the Pharmaceutical Journal of Zimbabwe, a Trustee at the Centre for Health Equity Zimbabwe.

Michael Rubin

Dr Michael Rubin has a PhD and an MA in history from Yale University. He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring diplomacy, Iranian history, Arab culture, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics.

Christine Nkulikiyinka

Ambassador Christine Nkulikiyinka is the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Cooperation

Shania Arielle Akeza

Shania Arielle Akeza is a member of Peace and Love Proclaimers (PLP)

Eric Murangwa Eugene

Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE is the founder and CEO of the Ishami Foundation

Utumatwishima Abdallah

Dr Uwumatwishima Abdallah is a medical doctor

Yolande Mukagasana

Yolande Mukagasana is a writer and a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi

Yann Gwet

Yann Gwet is a journalist and lecturer at The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Rwanda

Jessica Mwiza

Jessica Mwiza is the Vice President of Ibuka, France

Fredrick Ogenga

Prof. Fredrick Ogenga is an Associate Professor in Media and Security Studies and the Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace, and Security at Rongo University, Kenya.

Mordecai Ogada

Dr. Mordecai Ogada is a Conservation policy consultant. His work includes scholarly examination of the policy problems and prejudices that underlie the challenges of biodiversity conservation in the Global South. He currently serves as Director of Conservation Solutions Afrika, a natural resource management consultancy firm.

Alexander Onukwue

Alexander Onukwue is a Nigerian journalist. He has a Master of Research and Public Policy degree, under the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), from the University of Lagos.

Hannah Borowski

Hannah Borowski is a project manager in the education sector. She is a German national.

Linda Melvern

Stephen Chacha

Mr Stephen Chacha is the Director of East Africa Hub – Development Initiatives.

Philani Mthembu

Dr Philani Mthembu is Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue, an independent foreign policy think tank based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa.

Sasha Alyson

Sasha Alyson, a US citizen, writes about the colonial nature of aid on, and on Twitter as @TrojanAid. He has been doing literacy and education work in Laos for 16 years.

Ogbéni Adémola

Ademola is a Nigerian political analyst. He is a graduate in Accounting, and a Pan Africanist committed to using his artistic skills to sensitize the people of Africa on the factors of their oppression.

Donald Kaberuka

Dr Donald Kaberuka is a Rwandan economist and the former president of the African Development Bank. Since 2020, he is the African Union’s Special Envoy in charge of mobilising international economic support for the continent in the fight against COVID-19.

Eric Mwakibete

Erick Mwakibete is a Tanzanian socio-political commentator and analyst based in Dar es Salaam.

Martin K. Ngoga

Martin K. Ngoga is the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly.

Jean-Luc Galabert

Jean-Luc Galabert is a French anthropologist, writer, and editor who wrote several books and articles about the history and culture of Rwanda. He participated in the founding of Izuba Editions, which publishes Rwandan and African authors. He also contributes to the consultancy firm “Inter-Culturel”.

Jonathan Said

Jonathan Said is an economic development specialist and manager with 18 years of experience. He works with governments and African international organisations to accelerate economic transformation and job creation. He is on the board of Growth Teams, a not for profit organisation that facilitates industrial policy implementation and capacity development.

Niwe Chaste

Niwe Chaste is Director Of Academic Services at Bridge2Rwanda. He is a Rwandan national.

Mikhail Nyamweya

Mushaija Geoffrey

Alice Bayingana

Raissa Giramata

Giramata Raissa is a copywriter, blogger, visual storyteller, and content creator with a forte in Graphic designing. Her work mainly focuses on how to modernize Africa without westernizing it.

Veronique Nyiramongi Mbaye

Veronique Nyiramongi Mbaye is a copywriter and cultural commentator. Her work principally critiques West and East African post-colonial political movements.

Marie Maxime Umubonwa

Serge Kamuhinda

Nathalie Munyampenda

Nshuti Lucy Mbabazi

Lucy Nshuti Mbabazi is the Head of Africa Advocacy and Partnerships of The Better Than Cash Alliance. She is Rwandan

Urujeni Rosine

Acting CEO of Rwanda Cooperation