Founder & Executive Officer
Jonathan Nkungu has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector, managing both field and managerial level community based development works. Jonathan earned a Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering from Ardhi University in Tanzania. He is a humble, passionate and consistent person whose dedication and commitment to improving the Environment, WaSH and Community Livelihoods remain his top priority. He has a strong academic background in Environmental Engineering with a concrete knowledge in the field of water, sanitation and health engineering.
Jonathan has great experience in organization management working with several community development organizations. Previously Jonathan worked as Country Director for the student organization Cambridge Development Initiative based in Tanzania. Together with students from UK universities and Tanzanian universities, he led 60 students to deliver four year-round programs in Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Health. Highlights include the design and installation of the world's first biogas-producing simplified sewerage system and the successful creation of 7 fully funded social enterprise start-ups.
Jonathan is alumni of the 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative after successfully completing the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa program as a young leader committed to transforming Africa. He was nominated as a Young Water Fellow for the 2018 Global edition of the Young Water Fellowship program organized by Cewas (the International Centre for Water Management in collaboration with Young Water Solution) due to his proven commitment and innovative ideas to improve community issues in water, sanitation and hygiene.
This diverse set of charity-sector experiences has greatly broadened Jonathan's horizons and has deeply strengthened his skills in multi-cultural working, collaboration, and social change leadership. He truly believes in the goals and aims of EEDS and is committed to ensuring the organizations’ success.
Community Outreach and Engagement Officer
Stella Abel has been passionate and devoted to helping communities with development challenges without compromising on environmental sustainability. She received a Diploma in Development planning from the Institute of Rural Development Planning in Tanzania. Stella is a highly committed and motivated young professional with 2 years of field experience in development projects. These projects allowed her to develop skills in project planning, management, agricultural development planning, rural finance planning, admistration, business planning, and natural resource management. Stella will contribute in many aspects within the organization to make EEDS thrive and have a great impact to a many communities in Tanzania.
Gerald Philemon has been working with communities to help them use their potential and the opportunities around them to facilitate development that is environmentally sustainable. He believes in solving the problems and challenges facing society by evolving community members and those solutions should be environment friendly. He received his Bachelors degree in environmental engineering from Ardhi University, Tanzania. His area of focus has been recycling & reuse of waste products, reforestation and innovation for environmental sustainability.
Gerald has great experience in organization management. He is dedicated and committed and aims to serve EEDS organization to continue delivering successful results in the social development sector.