Profile of Team of Experts
EDC has developed a team of BDSPs countrywide. The profiles of core team at head office include the following:
- Theodor Kaijanante: Managing Director and Chief TrainerIs a professional SMEs and entrepreneurship (rural and urban) development specialist for the past 18 years and training business subjects in institutions of higher learning in Tanzania for more than 38 years. During this period Kaijanante has accumulated considerable experience in Training (capacity building in How to start and manage a business, Marketing, Customer Service, Managing productive resources, working with financial institutions, how to do farming as a business, managing cash, how to prepare financial statements and interpretation of the financial statements, preparation of cash flows, preparation of business plans, strategic planning, organization and development, fund raising, leadership, business formalization, TOTs, etc plus preparation and designing of training manuals after identifying the training needs of the target group). Also he is well conversant with economic development group formation, value chain, clusters, establishment of SACCOs, business counseling and mentoring. He has attended several short-term professional courses in Business Development Services, Business Management Skills, TOTs, TOTs refresher, Enterprise Competitiveness and innovations, IT and more others.
- Charles Kaliwa Bupamba: Business Development Advisor Has Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development, a Postgraduate Diploma in General Management, a Professional Certificate in SACCOS Management, a CPA (T), and a Diploma in Materials Management. He has been a senior consultant with EDC from 2005 to date, rendering Business Development Services including coordinating and conducting workshops and training in Business Management Skills, promoting business formalization including promoting the establishment of formal groups, cooperative ventures and grassroots economic groups as well as SACCOS. Mr. Bupamba also acts as Part-time Trainer for SACCOS Management classes conducted by Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies (MUCCOBS). In Aprul/May 2008, he led a team of EDC consultants which successfully facilitated the establishment of formal groups of livestock keepers in Zoissa ward, in Kongwa Disrict under a contract funded by Rural Livelihood Development Company (RLDC). From June 2008 – January 2010 he undertook an assignment as a Business Analyst Consultant with the Matching Grants Program under the Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) a Project funded by World Bank.
- Summa Nelson Mwansasu: TrainerHas a Master Degree in Business administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management with a specialization in Production Management. She has attended ToT conducted by difference institutions. Ms. Mwansasu has been certified as EDC trainer involved in training small entrepreneurs in Entrepreneurship and Business Management Skills. With EDC, she has been involved in implementing donor-funded projects e.g. Private Enterprise Support Activities (PESA) – a Project funded by USAID and Business Development Gateway Program under Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, (funded by World Bank). She is also a lecturer with College of Business Education (CBE), lecturing in Production Management, Marketing Management, International Marketing, Business Administration, Office Management, Consumer Behaviour and Sales Management.