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Ben Taylor
Executive Director
Originally from the United Kingdom, Ben started work in Tanzania in 1999 as a village based volunteer for Student's Partnership Worldwide (SPW). He worked for various rural development and governance programmes, including WaterAid. In 2004 Ben moved to Njombe and in 2009, established Daraja Development Limited in Tanzania. 

Stella Mlowe
Lonjino Mgalama

Lonjino Mgalama studied accounting at St. Augustine Univeristy in Mwanza, Tanzania. After receiving his degree he worked with Student Partnership’s Worldwide (SPW) as an accountant, and since October 2009 has maintained Daraja’s financial records.



Richard Lucas
Maji Matone Programme Manager 

Robert Zephania
Twende Pamoja Senior Editor

Robert studied mass communication at Kampala International University in Uganda leading him to work with ThisDay national newspaper, and, most recently, with Femina HIP as an editor for FEMA magazine. Robert comes to the Twende Pamoja programme with ample experience in his field of work and study, as well as contagious enthusiasm for working with local people.


Likati Thomas    
Twende Pamoja Page Designer

Before joining the Twende Pamoja programme, Likati Thomas spent two years working with East Africa Television (EATV) as a programme researcher. A passion for design within his field of study, mass communication, led him to join the Daraja team in July 2010.


Casana Ndimbo
Twende Pamoja Staff Writer

Alex Mtweve