January MakambaJanuary Makamba


Tanzania

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Public servant

Occupational Position: Minister of State in the Vice President's Office for Union Affairs and the Environment

Professional History


January Makamba is the Minister of State in the Vice President's Office for Union Affairs and the Environment. He is also a member of the ruling party's influential National Executive Committee (NEC). He is a Member of Parliament for the Bumbuli constituency.

Prior to joining the government, January worked with the Carter Center, an initiative led by President Jimmy Carter.  His prior experience includes work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where he secured an International Human Rights Fellowship. After his time with the Carter Center and UNHCR, he moved back to Tanzania and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Foreign Service Officer. After the then Foreign Minister of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete won the presidential elections in 2005, January joined the administration as President Kikwete's senior aide. In 2014, he became the youngest person to run in the primary for Prime Minister in his party.  He beat CCM party veterans, including former Prime Ministers, and a Vice President.

Recently, January launched the Bumbuli Development Corporation which is seen as an innovative model to foster economic development in his constituency.

Qualifications


Bachelors degree in Peace Studies at St John's University, Minnesota
MSc in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Virginia

Programs


2013 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Charles Sidambe
28 January 2020

2011 Fellow and Chief Advisor at Rio Tinto, Jaqueline Musiitwa, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC responds to the world's most severe humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

Norman Smit
03 January 2020

The detention of 2016 Tutu Fellow, Peter Biar Ajak, has ended.  His wife Nyathon Hoth Mai confirmed in a Facebook post that he had been released. His release came several days after his pardon was first announced by South Sudan's President, Salva Kiir. 

The peace advocate was detained without trial by the South Sudan National Security Service on 28 July and held for almost a year.  When he was finally brought to trial on unsubstantiated charges, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment.  President Kiir issued a decree of pardon on 01 January to 30 people, most for minor offenses.  Kiir's list also included two critics of his regime - Peter, and Keribino Agok Wol.  Both were detained in 2018. 

Norman Smit
11 December 2019

2010 Tutu Fellow Edwin Macharia has been elected by Dalberg's equity partners to serve a three-year term beginning on 1 January 2020 as their Global Managing Partner.  He will be the fourth Global Managing Partner since Dalberg’s founding in 2001.  Dalberg Advisors is a leading global consulting firm and social impact group specializing in inclusive and sustainable business, policy, and investment strategy. Edwin succeeds Yana Kakar who was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2016, serving the maximum of two terms.

Edwin has been with Dalberg for a little more than a decade, during which time he has served in a range of leadership roles.

Charles Sidambe
09 December 2019

2008 Fellow and policy expert, Eunice Ajambo, has been appointed by the United Nations as the Development Coordination Officer/Economist(Namibia) effective January 2020.

Since March 2015, Eunice has been the Economic Affairs Officer with the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she coordinated cooperation and analysis on public-private partnerships.

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