Elieshi Lema (Chairperson)

Executive Director

E & D Vision Publishing Limited

Elieshi Lema was the first Chairperson of the TMF project’s Steering Committee and served in this capacity between 2008 and 2011. She was closely involved in the thinking that led to the formation of the TMF project and participated in setting it up between June and December 2008. This included playing advisory roles during the hiring of senior programme team members. Lema has a BA (Hons) in Literature in English from the University of Dar es Salaam and an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from San Francisco State University. She also has a diploma in Management for Women Entrepreneurs and a certificate in Library Studies. She has served on the Boards of several African non-profits and led the implementation of projects in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, including on critical areas such as liaison with the donor community and governments.

Gervas Moshiro

Veteran journalist and media trainer

Gervas Moshiro is a seasoned media trainer. He has vast experience in the electronic media, having worked at the then Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam in various capacities. He was the Principal of the Tanzania School of Journalism before it became the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the University of Dar es Salaam. A holder of an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota (US), Moshiro was the Vice Chairperson of the TMF project’s Steering Committee (2008-2010) and a member of the Grant Selection Committee (2012 – 2015).

Robert Mihayo

Quality Assurance Coordinator


Robert Mihayo has worked closely with the TMF project since its inception in 2008, initially serving as Vice–Chairperson and subsequently Chairperson of its Grant Selection Committee. Mihayo’s academic background includes qualifications in information science, public administration, international relations and law while his professional background is in media and development. He has previously served as Chief Editor of the Business Times, a business and economic weekly newspaper, and Manager Information Access at HakiElimu, where he also oversaw the production of many of the organisation’s media products. Robert Mihayo

Vicky Ntetema

Regulation and Standards Manager, MCT

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