Gratian R. Bamwenda
Intervention Manager - Business Environment
Gratian's role is to support the accelerated development of Tanzania’s textiles and garments industry through analysis, review/formulation, and adequate implementation of enabling policies, strategies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, and viable approaches that will attract and spur incremental investments in the textiles industry and its competitiveness. His vision is to see an increasing number of Tanzanians wearing clothes made in Tanzania and seeing "Made in Tanzania" clothes in foreign department stores.
Head of Monitoring and Evaluation
Dave is motivated by working in a trusted environment where learning from failure and celebrating the success of positive change are two sides of the same coin, as well as improving opportunities for farmers and workers in East Africa that lead to social mobility for them and their children. His career path has ranged from experiences including academic PhD research in Vietnam to consultant international supply chain development and importer of fairtrade and organic tropical fruits.
Senior Programme Manager
Quiller leads Gatsby’s knowledge management, supporting Gatsby Africa’s programmes through i) Development of Gatsby Africa’s approach to sector transformation and materials to support its practical implementation, ii) Training staff on the approach, followed by on-going coaching and support, and, iii) Analytical support to programme teams on specific issues and intervention – focusing in particular on cotton and textiles.
Quiller is inspired by working towards ambitious positive change, surrounded by other equally motivated individuals across Gatsby’s programmes and partners. He previously worked with PwC and the OECD in Paris, researching the cost-effectiveness of environmental markets. He has a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and an MSc in Environmental and Development Economics from University College London.
Richard J. Mghamba
Intervention Manager - Investment and Promotion
Richard's role is to shape, guide and manage the programme’s interventions in order to achieve the desired impact.
Richard holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Dar es Salaam, College of Engineering and Technology (CoET). Previously Richard worked at Gulf Africa Petroleum (T) Company Ltd (GAPCO) as a Terminal Maintenance Engineer.
Textile Programme Officer
Edith's role is to undertake research and analysis of critical constraints to business growth and performance and develop a spreadsheet of different aspects of the business environment in Tanzania and respond to investors’ queries regarding investment opportunities in Tanzania. She manages the Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) document which provides information investors tend to ask regarding T&A and update it whenever new questions come up. Edith joined Gatsby Africa as an intern, subsequent to her being awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Farida A. Mwinyimkuu
Farida provides office management support to the team. She also manages clients' relationships and the maintenance of the TDU's Website. Farida A. Mwinyimkuu holds a Diploma in Secretarial and Office Management from the Tanzania Public Service College in Dar es Salaam
Senior Textile Specialist
Johnvianney's role is to help the domestic industry - small, medium and large factories - address their constraints and, thereby, increase their production, productivity and profitability. This involves engaging the industry’s association, TEGAMAT, on issues which require lobbying the government.
As Senior Textile Specialist, he advises stakeholders and investors on technical issues related to textiles and garments. Johnvianney also takes part in setting quality standards as the member of the Standards Divisional Committee.
Senior External Advisor
Andy Salm is a senior textile and apparel specialist, provides technical assistance to the staff and management of the TDU and is a member of the TDU’s Steering Committee.
He started his career working in industrial relations before moving into manufacturing. He spent 12 years as the production director of the Lesotho Clothing Group of Companies and Instinct Sportswear which pioneered apparel exports from that country to Europe and the USA. In 2001, he started working in the Development Aid field when he designed and managed ComMark’s apparel project in Lesotho and was instrumental in establishing the award-winning ALAFA project to address the HIV and AIDS crisis in the industry. Andy was the European Director for the Textile Exchange for three years before becoming an independent consultant. Since then he has worked with governments, NGOs, brands and manufacturers in most textile and apparel industries in Africa and South East Asia. Andy is based in the Republic of Ireland.
Naima's mandate is to design and execute a comprehensive communication strategy which aims to position Tanzania as a leading destination for industrial investment, specifically in the textile industry.
She is passionate about socio-economic development through public-private partnerships. Naima believes that clear, consistent and transparent communication between these sectors is the key to achieving developmental and commercial success in Africa.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Frank works to facilitate evidence-based decision making, he makes sure that there is enough quality information to support decision making and in doing so collect evidences of what works and what doesn’t. Frank's role is to ensure that programmes can make quick adjustment to stay on track and hence achieve their objectives.
Frank started his career as an M&E Officer at the Tanzania Horticultural Association and later Joined PELUM Tanzania as a M&E Specialist the positionheI held until fe joined Gatsby Africa. He have a bachelors in Agricultural Economics from Sokoine University of Agriculture and is about to finish his Masters of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation.
Senior Manager - Institutional Functions
Arthur’s role involves engaging with strategic stakeholders to help realise a conducive national policy environment for textile and apparel development in Tanzania. This involves identifying and engaging with strategic decision makers and people who can influence the key decision makers. Arthur is motivated by making change happen and the positive impacts that effective policy has on the day-to-day lives of so many people.
Arthur joined the TDU from the Tanzanian National Business Council where he was the Environment Director.
Theo’s role in the TDU is to help ensure that programme implementation is supported by effective communications. This involves managing the TDU’s online and digital communications as well as collating and sharing industry-specific knowledge to internal and external stakeholders.
Following completion of her MBA in International Business in the UK, Theo started her career as a marketing officer for a Dubai-based technology company. She returned home to Tanzania to set up a computer supplies company in Tanzania that was subsequently acquired in 2018. She is passionate about the economic transformation of Tanzania, and what it means to its people, and the role of the TDU in helping achieve this.