Casey Foundation Africa

Directors & advisors

Meet our Board of directors and advisors who are responsible for the administrative and financial governance of the Casey Foundation and are based in Africa and outside of Africa.

Samuel Lungu
Board president

Samuel has a proven record of helping children progress from Kindergarten to Secondary private education institutions. He is adept at researching, influencing, and adapting 21st-century expectations to create outstanding learning experiences for students across diverse cultures. Samuel enjoys sharing knowledge, inspiring both children and educators to be lifelong learners while exploring how schools can be inclusive for marginalized and vulnerable students and their varying needs. He is experienced in leading teacher recruitment, training, strategic planning, technology integration, and instructional design. Samuel holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education from the University of Zambia. Currently, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer of Rhodes Park Schools Group, a leading private education provider in Zambia for the last 50 years. He is also a founding partner of Mfundisi Educational Consultancy Group, an impact-driven private firm driving change in educational practice through teacher training and research.

Catherine Namara
Vice president

Driven by a passion for exploring what insights from data can do to transform projects into sustainable solutions, Catherine steers the organization to make informed decisions in all matters related to network service delivery and customer satisfaction within the enterprise portfolio management office of MTN Uganda Limited as a business intelligence project manager. Energized by innovations that foster digitization, she previously worked ten years in the operations division of the telecommunications sector, driving the implementation of 2G to 4G data technologies. Because of her passion for leaving no one behind and her mission to reduce the attrition rate of women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries, Catherine joined Project Girls for Girls as a mentor and became leader of the STEM cohort. Premised on the power of inspiration, over 70 girls in STEM have taken on more challenging roles in their careers and communities within two years of graduating from the mentorship program. To grow this impact, she volunteered to lead the global team for strategy and fundraising. The effect of her work has been rewarded with a nomination by Strategic African Women in Leadership (SAWIL) as the most influential woman in Africa. Catherine has certification in Sustainable Development Goals and Cornell University’s Women entrepreneurship program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Project Planning and Management.

Spencer Kahari
Board secretary

Spencer is an entrepreneur, Pastor who grew up in Zimbabwe. In 2004, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and founded Boanerges International Group, including eForex Brokers and Country’s Chicken. In 2011, he relocated to Cape Town, South Africa. As a chairperson and executive director, his visionary and leadership perspective has earned him opportunities to work on prominent campaigns with NGOs, the School of Empowerment: AFRICA. He also chairs the Kahari family trust board and volunteers for Glory ministries NPO as administrator and advisor. For the past eight years, he has been engaged with a fintech company as a Senior Support Consultant. Spencer is an analytical, relator & futuristic with 19 years of experience and skills set in organizations, administration, CRM & business development, and customer support.

Musinguzi Peter Kabaseke
Vice secretary

Peter is a Human Resource Professional registered with the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda (HRMAU), an Associate Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya (IHRM), and a member of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda. He is currently working as Human Resource Director with Microhaem Scientifics and Medical supplies heading the Human Resource department for Uganda and Rwanda. Peter holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Management from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkonzi. In addition, he has a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute, Kampala. Peter has also acquired a training certificate in the Employees Assistance Program (EAP Program), a certificate in Life Skills Trainer for the Youth and community worldwide, a certificate in Corporate Governance for Senior managers and Director from the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda, and other training certificates in Human Resource management.

Babirye Josephine Tamale
Board treasurer

Josephine is an accountant professional with over ten years of experience working in media companies; She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in information technology from Kenya School of Professional Studies. She has worked for Ssuubi FM Namirembe and Digida Fm, Bukoto as an accountant. Presently, Josephine works with St. Thomas Aquinas Kawempe as a school bursar. She loves to see girls live to their full potential and believes that we can eliminate child marriage and teenage pregnancy when we act. 

Kibathi Peter
Head of fundraising

Kibathi is an emergency management and humanitarian expert with over 15 years of experience in emergency response, refugee management, and humanitarian assistance sectors in Uganda and the greater East African region. He has implemented several emergency and relief interventions for refugees in different settings of East Africa. He is currently the Uganda Country Representative with Ubongo Learning, Africa’s leading producer of children’s edutainment and educational children’s television series. Kibathi is an accomplished publisher in the issues related to humanitarianism and emergency response, belonging to several professional bodies; Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPM) Network, International Association of the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) Network, On Frontiers Market Experts, Centre for International Refugee Law’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN), Education in Emergencies Consortium in Uganda, Forum for Education NGOs Uganda (FENU), Uganda Evaluation Association, Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) and has served in various capacities as Programme Manager with Xavier Project, an international humanitarian, development, and education NGO, as Programme Officer – Monitoring, Evaluation and Research with the Pan Africa Development Education and Advocacy Programme (PADEAP). Kibathi holds a Master of Science Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethics and Development Studies. 

Forest Hall
Chief of strategy and partnerships

Forest is an experienced entrepreneur, program manager, and volunteer with the United Nations. He has a degree from the University of Minnesota in Social Justice, Business, and Leadership and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in international development from the University of York. Forest has served as a Senior Program Manager with B2B Real Estate Video Marketing Company, as a Project Manager with B2B Advertising SAAS Company, as Project Manager with B2B Commercial Construction Company. Strong with developing relationships, Forest has experience connecting organizations to large institutions to secure funding and operational support. Passionate about finding ways to help the world fulfil the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, he is deeply motivated by the Casey Foundation Africa’s mission to empower girls to achieve their potential.

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