Baobab Health Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of the following:
Dr. Wesley Sangala:
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former Secretary for Health and medical doctor
Mr Baldwin Chiyamwaka
Baldwin is a broad skilled person: Development Practitioner – an experienced NGO leader and Manager, Programmes Manager; Communications Specialist; Educator and Researcher.
NGO Leadership and Management
He has substantive experience in I/NGO leadership and management. He is currently Country Contact Person (CCP) for Hivos International Malawi Office. He also was Deputy Country Director (DCD) for VSO International Malawi Country Office; Executive Director (ED) for Media Council of Malawi (MCM); and Executive Director for Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC).
Programme Management in Social Accountability
Baldwin is social accountability expert with substantive experience in designing, developing and delivering regional and national – social accountability programmes. He is currently, Project Manager for Open Society (Transparency, Accountability and Freedom of Expression) and Country Engagement Developer for Open Contracting for Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos International). Prior to joining Hivos, he worked for UNICEF and the USAID funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) as Technical Coordinator/Technical Advisor for Civil Society Engagement and Social Accountability in Reproductive, Maternal, New born, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).
Baldwin also worked as Senior Researcher at the prestigious South African based think tank, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Headquartered in Pretoria. He worked in the Governance, Crime and Justice and the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Divisions handling the anti-corruption and Malawi Tripartite Elections Projects.
For close to a decade, Baldwin worked for World Vision Malawi as Communications Officer. Prior to joining World Vision International, Baldwin worked for the Malawi Government Ministry of Information and Communication Technology as Information Officer and later Principle Information Officer heading Publications Section.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
He is a PhD Candidate at Chancellor College, University of Malawi and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, Nicosia, Cyprus; Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Development Administration and Communication Studies from the University of South Africa and a Diploma in Education majoring in English and Linguistics among other qualifications.
Mrs Dina D. Migochi
Dina Dembo Migochi is an HR professional and a member of IPMM with vast experience in the HR and Education fields. She has a Master of Science degree from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. Currently, she works at the Law Commission as Head of Human Resources.
Prior to joining the Commission, Dina worked as a Secondary School Teacher and also Head Teacher at a number of government Secondary Schools. During this period, She was a contributing author to a number of teaching and learning materials including ‘A Study Guide to Scarlet Song’ published by Longman. She enjoys writing critical reviews and commentaries on various social aspects that affect human resources and the employment relationship.
In the field of HR, Dina is passionate about a number of HR functions including reward management, performance management, training and development, recruitment and labour relations. She is well versed in these matters from exposure to both national and international labour law practices and standards from the many courses, conferences and seminars she has attended locally, regionally and internationally including attachments to other regional organisations. She has in her career been instrumental in the design of various policies and procedures that currently guide in the proper and efficient management of human resources at the Law Commission so that a symbiotic work relationship co exits between the employer and the employee. A number of these documents are available in the Library which are accessible to the general public.
Dina recognises the importance of balancing work and family. She is married and has two sons and therefore always utilizes optimally, her free time to be with her family.
Dr. Peter Kazembe
Member of the Board, Country Director for Baylor International, and a paediatrician
Mrs. Martha Chizuma-Mwangonde
Member of the Board, and Ombudsma -Malawi
Dr. Chipo Kanjo
Member of the Board, and an Assistant professor in the computer science department at the Chancellor College.
Mcluwen David Kachipanda