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Continental Executive Board (CEB) and Committee Members

The continental executive Board is the management organ of the Alliance. And shall be elected at the Continental Governing Council Biannual Meeting and shall serve for a term of two years for a maximum of two terms. Bi-annual continental governing council meetings shall be convened after every two years and during such meetings elections of Continental Executive Committee members shall be held. The CEC is the implementing organ of the decisions and policies of the CGC.

Governance & Structure

John Bonds Bideri- Rwanda

Chair of the Continental Executive Board

John Bonds Bideri is BSC degree holder in Agriculture from the Martyrs’ University in Uganda and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in International Development and Public Administration (MIDA) with the Andrews University (USA) and with various other qualifications and trainings.

Bideri has over 30 years’ experience first as a Secondary School Teacher, an Instructor and Vice Principal of the Limuru Boys Centre, a Training Officer with the Hanns Seidel Foundation attached to Kenya National Farmers Union and Later Kenya Small Scale Farmers Association, an Executive Director of Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI). He has been working in this position for the last 20 years. He has also served in different boards, among them as Chairman of Work Force Development Authority (WDA) a Government of Rwanda institution responsible for the promotion of Technical and Vocational training in the country (2010), Chairman of Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) organization operating in 10 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa with the head office in Lusaka, Zambia (2008).

Augustine B. Njamnshi

Legal Officer

Augustine B. Njamnshi is a Lawyer with 23 years of environmental policy and governance advocacy in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. He has long experience in legislative and policy drafting in the areas of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in decision making. Augustine has also held and continues to hold several elected positions representing African Civil Society of the environment sector at the international level.

He is the Co-Founder and Pioneer Chair of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance 2008-2012 and UNEP Major Groups Representative for Africa 2010-2012, the African Civil Society Representative on the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as the Carbon Fund 2012-2016. Currently he holds the positions of Executive Secretary at the Bioresources Development and Conservation Cameroon, The Francophone African Coordinator of The Access Initiative, The Chair of Political and Technical Affairs of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and the Coordinator of the African Coalition for Renewable Energy and Access (ACSEA).

Ms.Tracy Sonny

Treasurer & Chair, Finance & Administration Committee

Tracy Sonny is an Environment and Social Expert with seven years’ experience in the Energy, Gender and Climate Change sectors. She is currently the National Coordinator of Botswana Climate Change Network and UNEP Regional Representative for Major Groups and Stakeholders. She has regional and international experience in energy and climate change policy review, UNFCCC negotiation processes, natural resource management, energy integration, socio-economic analysis, strategy development, project development and management, capacity building, public campaign and mobilization.

She is an experienced communicator, facilitator, trainer and a team player with a track record in developing, managing and motivating others to achieve targets. She is a proactive and innovative individual with a logical approach to challenges, perform effectively even within a highly pressurized working environment. She is an active member of energy and climate change working groups for SADC, UNECA, UNDP Botswana and a Research Fellow at University of Cape-Town and S. N. D. T. Women's University (SNDTWU) in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Ahmed Diallo

Chair, Recruitment and Credential Committee

Ahmed Sékou Diallo holds a degree in electromechanical engineering from the University Institute of Technology (IUT) in Dakar and has taken several international courses on project management, desertification, climate change, non-violent management of conflicts, the fight against corruption, etc. Diallo is a founding member and Executive Director of the NGO L'Association de Formation et d'Appui au Développement (AFAD). He presides over the PACJA Chapter in Mali (PNASC-CED) and is also a member of the Board of Directors of PACJA, GNDR, Réseau Réussir la Décentralisation. Diallo was once President of the Forum des Organisations de la Société civile du Mali but also held various positions in the largest sectors of civil society in Mali.

He has been involved in advocacy and policy influence for several years and plays a leading role in Malian and African civil society. He has extensive experience of collaboration and partnership with governments, technical and financial partners, elected officials, women's and youth groups, and vulnerable groups.

Diallo has contributed a lot to social intermediation and the implementation of cross-border projects in the SKBo zone (Sikasso in Mali, Korhogo in Côte d'Ivoire and Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso) in a cross-border dynamic. He speaks fluent French and Wolof and Bambara, a little English.

MS Gbemisola Titilope Ngozi Akosa

Chair-Ethics and Arbitration Committee

MS Gbemisola Titilope Ngozi Akosa is the Executive Director of C21st, a Lawyer, researcher, and Woman Climate Justice Advocate with over 15 years’ experience in climate justice advocacy, women’s right, gender equality, environmental sustainability and stakeholder engagement for voice, accountability and inclusive participation from ground up.

Ms. Akosa is an active member of the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC, a platform where she has been providing leadership for African women by bringing local women’s voices into global climate policies and also serving as the focal person for the WGC with respect to the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) through which she ensures that African women have full and equal participation in the AREI.

She monitors Climate Finance on behalf of women and gender as the Gender Monitor for Anglophone Africa under the WEDO and Both ENDS project titled “Women Demand Gender Just climate finance”.

In Nigeria, she is currently working with Frederick Ebert Foundation and other stakeholders to set up a Coalition for Sociology-Ecological Transformation (CoSET) as well as leading the South West Nigeria, Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET), a program of the West African Network for Peace-building (WANEP), Nigeria .Ms. Akosa is a member of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and currently heads its Ethics committee

Samson Malesi Shivaji

Member: Continental Executive Board (CEB)

Samson M. Shivaji is an experienced Kenyan civil society practitioner, with over 13 years’ experience in civil society coordination, advocacy and influencing, as well as capacity building. He is a holder of MA (Project Planning and Management) and BSc (Agriculture). Samson has worked in various sectors, including sectors, including food security, environment and climate change, livelihoods, and water and sanitation. Samson has served and continues to be a leader in civil society engagement institutions and platforms at national, continental and global levels.

He is currently the Executive director of the Kenya water and sanitation civil society network (KEWASNET), board member of the African Civil Society Network on water and sanitation (ANEW), and the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

Mithika J. Mwenda.

Executive Director & Secretary to the Continental Executive Board (CEB)

Mithika Mwenda has extensive experience of working in climate change policy advocacy. Previously he worked as the Climate Change Officer with the All Africa Conference of Churches and Climate Network Africa. Before this, he worked and volunteered in numerous Governance and human rights and Democracy organizations in Kenya that opened democratic space and respect for human rights. His leadership skills were honed at Moi University where he was the Vice-Chairman for the Students Union. He was a Co-Convener of the National Convention Executive Council in 2000s, which premiered and spearheaded the agitation for the new constitution of Kenya, 2010. He has founded several community-based initiatives which have transformed peoples’ lives.

Mithika is a holder of MSC in Public Policy Analysis from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya, BA in Education (English Literature) from Moi University in Kenya and Post-graduate training on Globalisation and Social Transformation from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He is currently a PHD candidate at the prestigious University of Witwatersrand, School of Governance, where he is investigating deeper meaning of climate justice in Africa.

He is widely published and has travelled widely to offer motivational speeches to many countries and institutions in the world. A French Magazine named him one of the 50 most Influential people in Africa in 2015 due to his work on environmental, climate justice and human rights. A Swedish organization, Diakonia, named him one of the Change Makers in its work in 2014 due to the role he played in founding PACJA, which has emerged as the most influential organization in Climate Justice Discourse in the world.

Mithika currently chairs the Institutional Collaboration Partnership (ICP) of the Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D), and also represents civil society in the Steering Committee for Climate and Development for Africa Program (ClimDev). He was also recently elected once again as the Chair of Southern CSOs Observers to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank. He also serves in several other African and global leadership positions representing Africa.


(A) Finance and Administration Committee

  1. Tracy Sonny- Chair, Botswana
  2. Issa Fazal – Tanzania
  3. Dorcas Mamotebang Moeketsi,Lesotho
  4. Dorothy Tembo- Malawi
  5. Monica Chundama, Zambia

(B) Ethics and Arbitration Committee

  1. Titi Akosa – Chair,Nigeria
  2. Chakri Said, Moroco
  3. Euster Kibona,Tanzania
  4. Henry Bayoh, S. leone
  5. Tolbert Jallah, Liberia

(C) Recruitment and Credentials Committee

  1. Ahmed Diallo – Chair, Mali
  2. Yonas Gebru- Ethiopia
  3. Kenneth Nana Amoateng, Ghana
  4. Issa Garba, Niger
  5. Julius Ngoma

(D)Technical and Political Affairs Committee

  1. Augustine Njamnshi – Chair, Cameroon
  2. Robert Bakiika,Uganda – CO-Convener, Climate Finance
  3. Robert Chimambo, Co-Convener, Mitigation
  4. Julius Ngoma, Malawi – Co-Convener, Loss and Damage
  5. Patrick Bond, Wits University, South Africa, Co-Convenor, Climate Justice Framing
  6. David Mwayafu, UCSD, Uganda, Coordinator, Forest and people
  7. Fasal Issa, Forum CC, Tanzania, Co-Convener, Finance
  8. Nisreen Elsaim, Co-Convener, Intergenerational equity
  9. Robert Muthami, Kenya, Co-Convenor,
  10. Titi Akosa, Nigeria, Co-Convenor, Gender Caucus
  11. Isaiah Esipisu – PAMACC, Co-Convenor, Media and outreach
  12. Habtemariam Abate, Co-Convenor, Agriculture
  13. Tracy Sony
  14. Samson Malesi, Kenya
  15. Nicaise Moulombi, Gabon
  16. Benson Ireri, Christian Aid

(E) Advisory Council

  1. Shaddad Mauwia , Chair, Sudan
  2. Robert Chimambo, Zambia
  3. Florence Kasule, Uganda
  4. Lamine Ndiaye, Senegal