Our Board Members

The Board is the policy-making organ of the CCPAU. It is composed of regional and thematic representatives. The current Board was elected in February 2011 at the first CCPAU General Assembly. The current members are:

Mr Donald Deya

CCPAU Chairperson of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
Representing: AU & Regional Integration Theme


Dr Chantal Midzié Abessolo

CCPAU Deputy Chairperson of the Board
Director of Programmes
Central African Observatory for Rights & Democracy (ODDAC)
Representing: Central Africa Region


Shuvai-Busuman-Nyoni2Ms Shuvai Busman Nyoni

Regional Advocacy Specialist
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Representing: Peace and Security Theme


Ambassador Nathan Irumba

Executive Director
Southern and East African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institution (SEATINI)
Representing: Economic Justice Theme


RADDHO LogoAboubacry Mbodji

Secretary General of Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO)
Representing: Democracy, Good Governance & Human Rights Theme


Ms Dinah Musindarwezo

Executive Director
The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
Representing: Gender and Women’s Rights Theme


Dr. Emmanuel O. Akwetey

Executive Director
Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG)
Representing: Western Africa Region



Mr. Boichoko Abraham Ditlhake

Secretary-General/Executive Director,
SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO)
Representing: Southern Africa Region




East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF)
Representing: Eastern Africa Region