2016 marks the third time that TJN-A has organised the International Tax Justice Academy. Each year has brought together a different set of participants as well as trainers.

This year the team of facilitators is drawn from a great blend of academicians, community organisers, labour unionists, researchers and officials of international policy bodies. This ensures that participants get exposed to both the theory and on-ground experience, with a regional and international perspective.

Anatole Nahayo

Nahayo is a Partner at Rubeya &Co-Advocates and leads the Tax practice of the law firm as a Tax Director.

He has experience in advising clients on legal issues relating to partnership tax and tax planning for international / executive staff, amendment of tax legislation or tax exemptions, corporate set up, employee compensation structures, banking and finance, insurance, corporate and EAC integration.

Anatole has advised on numerous tax due diligence investigations, tax compliance reviews and transfer- pricing matters.

Aldo Caliari

Caliari has been the Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project at the Washington DC-based Center of Concern since 2002. His work has focused mainly on global economic governance, debt, international financial architecture, human rights in international economic policy and linkages between trade and finance. He is also a co-founder and coordinator of RightingFinance Initiative, a collective of human rights organizations advocating a human rights-based approach to financial regulation (he is also an editor and frequent contributor to the initiative’s blog, at www.rightingfinance.org). He is also Adjunct Faculty at the Washington College of Law, American University.

He has edited four books on linkages between trade and finance and one on regional and global liquidity arrangements and his writings have been published in books, academic and specialized journals, and the media. He has been a consultant to several intergovernmental organizations — such as UNCTAD, UNDP, UN DESA, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights— in addition to governments, civil society networks and foundations.

Claude Kabemba

Kabemba is the Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), a project of Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Before joining SARW, he worked at the Human Sciences Research Council and the Electoral institute of Southern Africa as a Chief Research Manager and Research Manager respectively. He has also worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Centre for Policy Studies as Policy Analyst.  Dr. Kabemba’s research focuses on the Political economy of Southern and Central Africa looking specifically on issues of African politics and democratization, foreign policy and natural resources governance. His publication record spans from Book chapters, Journal Articles, monographs, Research reports, and newspaper articles.

Carol Kiangura

Carol joined the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) International Secretariat as the East & Southern Africa Regional Coordinator in July 2014. Previously hosted by the TJN-A office in Nairobi and recently relocated to Zimbabwe, where she works from the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA).

Carol holds an MSc. in Organizational Development from the United States International University-Africa and a BSc. in International Business Administration from the same institution. She is an alumnus of the Australians Mining for Development (M4D) 2015 Emerging Leaders in African Mining (ELAM) programme.

Dereje Alemayehu

Alemayehu is the current chairperson of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and the Senior Economic Policy Advisor to TJN-A. He has served in various capacities in the NGO sector in Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Kenya. He also lectured at the Free University in Berlin, Germany between 1987 and 1988.

He has written two books on Africa’s development challenges, several articles and book chapters as well as regular blog contributions on development policy , the role of the state in development, governance, accountability, tax and development as well as illicit financial flows.

Florence Shako

Shako is a Lecturer of Law at Riara University, Kenya. She has previously lectured Company law, UK and Kenyan Taxation Law and the Law of Contracts at the Strathmore Law School, Strathmore School of Management and Commerce and the Strathmore School of Accountancy.

Her areas of scholastic interest include Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law of Contracts, the Law of Business Associations, Labour law, Accounting for Lawyers, Tort Law, Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law. Her ongoing research relates to the different Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and their impact on the justice system in Kenya.

She is a recipient of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Trustee Fund prize, the Margaret Bennet Scholarship and the New Futures Fund Scholarship.

Jane Seruwagi Nalunga

Nalunga is currently the Country Director of the SEATINI office in Kampala. She sits on a number of national policy making bodies and advises government and Parliament on trade matters. Before joining the NGO sector, she was a lecturer at Makerere University and also worked in the Central Bank of Uganda.

Her major areas of interest and expertise are trade, finance and agriculture-related issues   in general and the multilateral, bilateral and regional trade Agreements in particular. She has followed closely the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the investment-related negotiations and their implications on Third World countries, on Africa and on Uganda. She has been a member of the Uganda official delegation to WTO Ministerial Conferences, the EPA and East Africa Community (EAC) regional integration negotiations. She has also actively engaged on issues of financing for development and tax justice at local, national and global levels.

Lovisa Möller

Möller is a Tax Justice International Policy & Campaign Advisor at ActionAid, where she has co-authored the recent report ‘Mistreated: The tax treaties that are depriving the world’s poorest countries of vital revenue’. She advises on ActionAid’s major international research products, international and national campaign strategy and delivers training sessions and workshops. Her research is focused on international tax agreements and corporate tax behaviour.

She has previously worked for political economy projects at the London School of Economics and the Quality of Government Institute, before which she worked as a financial accountant.

Michael Otieno

Otieno holds a Masters and BA (Hons) in Political Science and Public Administration. His current engagement is as Governance Advisor with the National Taxpayers Association-Kenya and the chairman of the Tax Justice Network-Africa board.

In addition, he is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Nairobi, specializing in Public Administration and Comparative Politics.

He is also a governance, public accountability, anti-corruption and reforms specialist with more than seven years of experience in governance and development work in civil society in Kenya.

Patrick Bond

Professor Bond is a specialist in political economy, political ecology and social mobilisation. He is a professor of political economy at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance, and honorary professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Built Environment and Development Studies. He has served as a member of faculty at the Wits School of Governance (1997-2004) and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (1994-95). and He also held visiting professorships at York University (Toronto, 2003-04) and the University of California/Berkeley (2010-11).

From 2004-16 he served as the Director of the Centre for Civil Society in South Africa. Prof. Bond has drafted over a dozen government policy documents and twelve books on economic policy and development.

Wole Olaleye

Olaleye has extensive policy research experience and programme expertise within Africa and internationally. Prior to joining Secure Africa Consulting, he was the Campaign Manager at Fair Play for Africa. He has held numerous research positions at various organisations including  Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Network (FANRPAN), and ActionAid International. He was also a research fellow at University of Cape Town, Democracy in Africa Research Unit. He also has extensive work experience in civil society organisations. He served as the Head of Policy and Campaigns for ActionAid South Africa and he has consulted for a number of organisations in Africa including Southern Africa Trust, Centre for Violence and Reconciliation, Trust Africa, Amnesty International, Benchmarks Foundation, Southern Africa Resources Watch and MASC Foundation.

He is a visiting research associate at University of Witwatersrand School of Governance (in the Centre for Learning, Evaluation & Results Anglophone Africa) where he is completing a Ph.D on performance measurement in South Africa local municipalities. His research interest includes democratisation, natural resource governance, poverty eradication, research methodology, performance management, and performance measurement

Alex Cobham

Cobham is a development economist and Director of Research at the international Tax Justice Network, and a visiting fellow at King’s College, London. Previously he was a research fellow at the Center for Global Development, and before that held posts at Christian Aid, Save the Children, and at Oxford (St Anne’s College and Queen Elizabeth House). Recent research includes analysis of the scale of global profit-shifting by US multinationals, and an assessment of the potential for the Sustainable Development Goals to challenge the relationships between power, inequality and what goes uncounted.

His work has mainly focused on issues of taxation, horizontal and vertical inequality, and illicit financial flows. He is a co-creator of both the Financial Secrecy Index (the global ‘tax haven’ ranking), and the Palma ratio of inequality. He played a central role in the establishment of the first major development INGO campaign on tax justice at Christian Aid; and created the original proposal for what is now the leading international tax revenue database, the ICTD-WIDER GRD.

Cobham is a trustee at ActionAid UK, and a member of the advisory groups of the International Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), the Pan-African Inequalities conference, the Fair Tax Mark, and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE, Oxford).

Ridha Hamzaoui
Hamzaoui is the Regional Tax Manager for Africa and Middle East regions under the IBFD Africa, Middle East and Latin America Knowledge Group. He is an expert on tax law and tax treaties for the United Nations Development Programme in the Middle East and North African regions. Mr Hamzaoui has a specialized master’s degree in tax law from the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia, an LLM in International Tax Law from the International Tax Center, Leiden University, the Netherlands, a certificate in comparative tax policy and administration from Harvard University and is a graduate of the National School of Public Treasury in Paris, France.
Before joining IBFD, he worked for four years as a senior tax advisor within the Tax Legislation General Directorate of the Tunisian Ministry of Finance. Mr Hamzaoui is a regular speaker in the Africa-Middle East region on international tax issues, an instructor for the IBFD open and in-house courses and has also lectured at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Dauphine University in Paris and Strathmore University in Kenya.

Bernadette Wanjala

Wanjala is an economist with 13 years of experience in research and public policy analysis. She is currently working as a policy analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis in Macroeconomics division. She holds a PhD in Economics from Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University (The Netherlands), a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate diploma in Modeling and Accounting for Sustainable Development from the Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands).

She has published extensively in macroeconomics, with specific focus on fiscal policy (especially tax policy), development economics, impact evaluation, econometric modeling, input output models and social accounting matrices. She also has expertise and experience in gender-aware macroeconomics, including gender responsive budgeting, gender & fiscal policy and gender mainstreaming in public policy.

Catherine Mutava

Mutava is the Associate Director of the Strathmore Tax Research Centre. She holds a Masters in Laws in International Taxation (LLM) from New York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi.  She has worked as a tax researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) an organization that specializes in tax research and cross-border taxation. As part of her work, she was involved in the in depth tax research on tax systems of nine African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia. Her tasks included the authorship of an in-depth tax analysis of the Kenyan income tax system as well as that of South Sudan as well as the editing of the tax surveys on the other countries.  She has worked with KPMG, one of the leading tax firms in the country and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country.

Mutava brings to the centre an unrivalled depth of knowledge and understanding of tax laws, policy and tax administration. Her vast experience in international tax gives her an understanding of best practices in tax administration and policy.

She is as an author and editor for the IBFD in charge of research and publications covering various countries in Africa.

Moran Harari

Harari is a certified lawyer who works as a researcher for the Tax Justice Network (TJN), and is also the founder and director of TJN Israel (TJN IL). Her work focuses on the issues of financial secrecy, automatic information exchange and the implications of tax havens on inequality and human rights.

She completed her LL.B at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her LL.M in international human rights law at University College London (UCL). She worked for several years as a tax lawyer in Tel Aviv, and has worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility field both in London and Israel.

Memory Zonde- Kachambwa

Zonde-Kachambwa is a dynamic development Professional and Women’s Rights advocate, with 15 years’ experience in establishing new initiatives, cross regional leadership, movement building, training and consultancy. She is a Gender and Governance specialist by training with expertise in the areas of Programme and Organisational Management, Community mobilisation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Policy Analysis, Peace, conflict management and transformation, Advocacy, Humanitarian, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Results Based Management, Capacity Building and Human Rights. She also writes on women and extractives, politics, transitional justice, gender and social dynamics and culture.

Zonde-Kachambwa holds an MSc in Water Resource Management and is currently studying for a Masters in Peace, Human Rights and Development. She is currently the Programme Manager for FEMNET and leads on the economic gender justice  programme which includes work on engendering Illicit Financial Flows.