Josephat Kakoma
Executive Director

Josephat is not a stranger to the African Constituencies, having worked for the Bureau for just over two (2) years when he joined as the Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the Bureau, he worked with USAID/Zambia as Capacity Development (Local Solutions) Advisor in the Health Office where he was the mission’s lead for institutional strengthening among local actors, including government and civil society entities.

He brings to the Bureau sixteen (16) years of development management experience public health, spanning program management, institutional strengthening and global health policy mostly around Global Fund and PEPFAR (USAID) programming. He worked with the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), a Principal Recipient under the Global Fund where he managed their HIV portfolio where he served in various portfolios culminating in Program Manager and later on as Planning and Development Manager focused mostly on designing and implementing the organization’s strategy. He later joined USAID/Zambia and pioneered the mission’s institutional strengthening initiatives among local awardees, including through Government to Government (G2G) awards.

Meet Out Team
Other Staff Members
Awel M. Setargew Finance & Admin Manager
Armelle Nyobe Communications Specialist
Paul Nesara Strategic Information Advisor
Aaron Mulaki Head of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement
Fassika Alemayehu Advocacy and Partnerships Lead
Rose Meku Translator
Djesika Amendah, PhD Head- Policy, Research and Country Support
Mulumar Gadissa Finance and Administration Assistant