New Chair for Twaweza Advisory Board

Smita Singh has been appointed the new chair of the Twaweza Advisory Board, filling the post previously held by Prof. Sam Wangwe of REPOA. The Advisory Board, comprised of leading regional and international academics and practitioners, plays a key role in shaping our strategy, programs and learning. Board members connect Twaweza to new developments around the world, ask sharp questions and help strengthen rigor and innovation.

Singh was most recently Special Advisor for Global Affairs and Director, Global Development Program for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. As the founding director, Singh developed the Foundation’s philanthropic program that works to addresses major global development challenges. Singh studied at Stanford University and at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Her interests focus on the comparative political economy of developing countries, and she has consulted on projects for the World Bank and various UN agencies. She has also worked at ABC News Nightline and has done action research with community-based women’s organizations in India. Singh brings to the Board her extensive experience with non-profits, government agencies and universities.

The Advisory Board meets twice a year.

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