Takawira (Taka) as he is commonly known, brings to the organization 15 years of experience combining policy analysis, technical advice, advocacy, programme management in parliamentary development, security sector governance, elections and political participation, human rights, constitution-making, and civil society development. He is joining Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) from UNDP Tanzania as a Technical Specialist (Legislature Support Project) based on the Zanzibar archipelago. Before that, he was the Human Rights and Democracy Building Programme Manager at OSISA. In that capacity he was responsible for inter alia, leadership in the foundation’s overall strategy in promoting long-term systemic change in law, policy and practice to promote and protect human rights and build democracy and democratic governance in 10 southern African countries. Taka holds a Masters Degree in Public and Development Management (Governance and Public Policy).