Manka has joined the Best-Dialogue team in September 2018 as the Knowledge Management Coordinating Officer. In this position, she keeps oversight and provides strategic leadership in the implementation and sustainability of the Knowledge Management ambitions of the Best-Dialogue project. In this position, she works in close cooperation with the network of private sector membership organizations and the higher learning institutions network, as well as with the Government and its development partners.
Prior to joining Best-Dialogue, Manka worked with the Tanzania Episcopal Conference managing Human Dignity and Integrated Community Development portfolios. She has also worked with the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation and the German Foundation for World Population to deliver programmes that aim to improve pro-poor health policies and budget allocation through advocacy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology. Manka strengthens the team with 15 years of valuable work experience in the development domain.