Building partnership

Working Group 1: Developing AfrIPEN’s organisational capacity and structure

The AfrIPEN Executive for the period 2017-2019 with keynote speakers at the First AfrIPEN Symposium, Jill Thistlethwaite and John Gilbert, the Dean at the School of Medicine at the University of Namibia, Peter Nyarango, and the representative of AFREHealth, Judy Khanyola. From left to right: Gerda Reitsma (Treasurer), Yvonne botma (vice-chair), Stefanus Snyman (Chair), jill Thistlethwaite, Peter Nyarango, John Gilbdert, norbert Boruett (Vice-Chair), Judy Khanyola and Gérard Filies (Secretariat).

Working Group 1 collaborators with keynote speakers at the First AfrIPEN Symposium (Jill Thistlethwaite and John Gilbert), the Dean at the School of Medicine at the University of Namibia (Peter Nyarango), and the representative of AFREHealth (Judy Khanyola). From left to right: Gerda Reitsma (Treasurer), Yvonne Botma (Vice-chair), Stefanus Snyman (Chair), jill Thistlethwaite, Peter Nyarango, John Gilbert, Norbert Boruett (Vice-Chair), Judy Khanyola and Gérard Filies (Secretariat).

The tasks of this Working Group are to:

  1. Promote and maintaining relations with members of the Network.
  2. Coordinate Work Plan activities and recruit additional Work Team collaborators
  3. Organise, conduct and record meetings of the Facilitation and Working Groups, including research
  4. Promote institutional membership and managing finances
  5. Maintain the website and actively manage social media portals
  6. Collect and distribute timely relevant information and regular reports among subscribers, collaborators, members and other stakeholders of the Network (e.g. minutes of meetings, publications)
  7. Execute decisions made by the Executive Committee/Chairperson/s in consultation with the Network.
  8. Maintain records, database, membership, online work space and website
  9. Ensure the safe-keeping of archives and collections of the Network.
  10. Organise the annual general meeting
  11. Liaise with the organisers of the annual symposium
  12. Liaise with All Together Better Health World Coordinating Committee (ATBH-WCC) and other IPE networks

We are inviting representatives from each country in Sub-Saharan Africa to join our Working Group.

For more information contact:

  • Secretariat: Gérard Filies (gfilies@uwc.ac.za; Mobile: +27 83 692 5923)
  • East and Central Africa: Norbert Boruett (nboruett@gmail.com)
  • Southern Africa: Firdouza Waggie (fwaggie@uwc.ac.za)
  • West Africa: vacant

Collaborators to this Working Group (* Executive)

  • Amalba, Anthony (Ghana)
  • Barr, Hugh (United Kingdom)
  • *Boruett, Norbert (Kenya) [Vice-chair]
  • *Botma, Yvonne (South Africa) [Vice-chair & working Group 3]]
  • Cooke, Richard (South Africa)
  • *Filies, Gérard (South Africa) [Secretariat]
  • Gilbert, John (Canada)
  • Helme, Marion (United Kingdom)
  • *Khanyola, Judy (Kenya) [AFREhelath representative]
  • Matiti, Milika (United Kingdom) [Africa diaspora]
  • *Mothoagae, Gaolatlhe (South Africa) [Working Group 2]
  • Nyathi, Nhlanganiso (United Kingdom)
  • Pitt, Richard (United Kingdom)
  • *Reitsma, Gerda (South Africa) [Treasurer]
  • *Sibanda, Bongi (United Kingdom) [Working Group 4]
  • *Snyman, Stefanus (South Africa) [Chair]
  • Uys, Kitty (South Africa)
  • *Waggie, Firdouza (South Africa) [Working Group 5]