Who we are
We are governed by a Board of Directors, and our team consists of an overall Executive Director, Programme Coordinators, a Finance and Administration team, Field Officers and Field Facilitators. Our Board meets regularly to support UCRT and ensure transparency and accountability of the organization. We also have a management group made up of staff members drawn from all our regional zones, ensuring that each locale is represented. The management group meets quarterly. UCRT staff are scattered across northern Tanzania, either working at one of our three offices - Loliondo, Hanang or Arusha - or working on-the-ground in one of the 83 villages we currently partner with. As an organization, all of our staff members come from the communities in which we work.
The Management Team
Executive Director and Programme Coordinator - Hanang'
Partala Dismas Meitaya
Governance - The Board
Mr Edward Thomas Porokwa
Executive Director, Pastoralist Indigenous NGO’s Forum
Mr Eric Kinsey
Mr Kiaro Orminis Ole Kubany
Chairperson, Arash Village, Ngorongoro district
Mr Daudi Dean Peterson
Director, Dorobo Tours Ltd
Ms Nengarivo Tevali
World Vision International
Edward Porokwa became chair of our Board of Directors in 2015, after years of active involvement with the organization, including as a board member. He was born in Simanjiro District, and has over 15 years experience working in project management in Tanzania.
As the Executive Director of PINGO’s Forum, a human rights and development network dedicated to supporting the development of sustainable livelihoods of pastoralist and hunter-gatherer communities in Tanzania, Mr. Porokwa brings to UCRT a wealth of knowledge and expertise in indigenous peoples rights.
Mr Porokwa is a lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He has extensive knowledge on a wide range of government policies and laws as well as international policies and processes. He is a member of different institutions such as Tanganyika Law society and the East Africa Law society. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LLB Hon) from the University of Dar-es Salaam and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ESAMI/Maastricht School of Management.
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