Koshuma Mtengeti

Executive Director

Koshuma Mtengeti is the Executive Director of the Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF). He is a child rights expert and social science researcher with 17 years’ experience of working with community development and human rights organizations. His areas of technical expertise include designing and managing of the child rights and research programmes, advocacy on policy reform, preparation and administering of the trainings, evaluation and monitoring of programmes. He has managed a number of child rights programmes, researches and trainings on diverse issues; ranging from children rights to education, health, protection and participation to macro-policy issues as well as contemporary issues such as democracy, good governance and poverty in general.

CPA Deogratius Otaru

Head of Finance

CPA Deogratius Otaru is Head of Finance of the Children`s Dignity Forum (CDF). He is an expert in Financial analysis, forecast, budget and internal control with 9 years’ experience. Before joining CDF, CPA Otaru worked as community-based Microfinance institutions initiator, Small and Medium Enterprises compliance facilitator, Audit and Tax advisor. CPA Otaru graduated BBA in Accounting, MBA in Banking and Finance and is a Certified Public Account.

Lennyster Byalugaba

Head of Operations

Lennyster Byalugaba is currently a Head of operations at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration and Masters of Arts in Development Management from University of Dar es Salaam. Apart from being a Head of operations, Lennyster has 6 years’ experience on human resources, program management, leadership and management skills and human rights issues particularly child rights. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work.

Dorothy Ernest

Programs Manager

Dorothea oversees and ensures that CDF programs fit for the purpose and meets both external and internal requirements for Children’s Dignity Forum over four years. She is excellent in conducting research, monitoring and evaluation and partnership. In making sure that the organization accomplishes its goals, Dorothea has been coaching number of staff on monitoring and evaluation, conducting research and writing winning proposals and organization reports. Dorothea has Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Evans Rwamuhuru

Manager of Field Operations

Mr. Evans Anthony Rwamuhuru holds has about 10 years’ experience in child rights sector with extensive knowledge and skills on child protection, child rights governance and mobilizing community actions in ending violence against children. He oversees day-to-day implementation of CDF interventions in Mpwapwa Field Office – Dodoma Region.

Glory Mbuya

Chief Accountant

As the Chief Accountant, Gloria has been supporting the finance department with procurement skills and completing routine clerical accounting tasks for Children’s Dignity Forum for the past Five years. Gloria holds Bachelor Degree in Finance.

Tafawa Baliwena

Program Accountant

Formally, with Tarime field office, I am now the Accountant at Mpwapwa field office. It is close to three years with CDF. Previously, I held the same position at Siriana Holdings and Kiota Women’s Health and Development (KIWOHEDE). I am holder of a BA in Finance.

Samson Robert

Program Accountant

Samson Noah has been working at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) as a Program Accountant based in Mara Region for over a year. Formerly, he worked as a Program Accountant at WWF Tanzania for 6 years and as an External Auditor at Fincare & Co Ltd for 3 years accumulating a great experience in financial management, budgeting, financial reporting and auditing. Samson holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and has excellent work skills in the field.

Jovitha Alphonce

Programs Officer

Jovitha Alphonce is a Program Officer at Children’s Dignity Forum based in Tarime-Mara with 4 years working experience in child rights field. Jovitha has knowledge on planning and implementation of development projects, child protection and engagement of community in development activities. He graduated from Mzumbe University, Morogoro with a Bachelor degree in Science Economics, Project Planning and Management.

Lilian Lyaruu

Procurement Officer

Lilian is an expert procurement officer at CDF. She ensures transparent and full compliance of procurement activities within the organization in collaboration with Management team and overall CDF operations, Lilian enforces organization standing procurement manual, financial rules regulation and policies. Lilian has a Master of Science degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Mzumbe University and Registered by the Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board (PSPTB) as Certified Supplies professional.

Anold Massawe

Program Officer

Anold A. Massawe has been Program Officer at Children’s Dignity Forum for the past 2 years based in Mpwapwa, Dodoma. Anold work with communities in addressing issues pertaining to children’s rights and welfare. Anold has (LLB) Bachelor of Laws.

Euphomia Edward

Empowerment, Advocacy and Partnership Officer

Euphomia Edward has been working to ensure that that girls are empowered socially and economically to achieve their full potential. She oversee all CDF advocacy, partnership and network activities.  Before joining CDF Euphomia has been volunteering in educating girls about their rights in her community for the past 5 years. Euphomia holds a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Celina Baragwiha

Communications Officer

Celina oversee the Communication department at CDF. She supports digital communication and  media relations at CDF. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing. Before joining CDF, Celina worked at Jembe Media Limited as a radio host, produced content on African Podcast (Afripods) and produced content for Simulizi na Sauti YouTube Channel.

Aquinas Alois

Office Assistant

Aquinas Alois is an Office Assistant at CDF. She has been a key in supporting CDF staff to ensure that there is smooth working environment at CDF offices. Moreover, Aquinas’s inner passion on children’s rights has driven her to support different CDF programs. CDF is proud of Aquinas who passionately wrote the first CDF song.

Aminiel Pallangyo


Pallangyo is a Driver, he has over 15 years working experience in the field of driver.  He has worked at the Ministry of Health Community, Development, Gender, Elderly and Children for 8 years, also he worked at TFDA for 2 years. Currently he work at CDF as driver he always support the day to day CDF activities in making sure that things are working smoothly. He support CDF works in advocating for women and children’s rights in Tanzania.

Mohammed Mseja


Mohamed has 18 years’ worth of experience as a driver who has worked in the telecommunication sector and judicial agencies in Tanzania. He is currently working and supporting Children’s Dignity Forum at the headquarters in Dar es Salaam and upcountry activities as a driver.