Meet our Permanent Team

Heri Bitamala, Founder CEO

Heri Bitamala is Founder CEO of the CERC. His background has included roles across several fields including anti-corruption, equity and social inclusion, technology, health, and education. For over 8 years, he led programs and projects in South-Kivu, North-Kivu and Kinshasa and conducted research on issues of corruption and governance, youth participation, equity, and social inclusion, among others.

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Byalukiza Kanana, Program Manager

Before joining CERC, Mr Kanana spent 15 years working with international NGOs in South-Kivu including Action Against Hunger, Tearfund UK ,Doctors Without Borders and ACTED, where he held positions from Program Officer to Mission Program Manager. He joined CERC in 2017 to aid developing and promoting innovative approaches which model accountability, highlight youth innovation and prototype community monitoring in community with young people. He believes that youth can be part of solutions to the most pressing accountability challenges of the DRC. 

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Muzigirwa Muyongane Idée, Administration and Corporates Services Manager

Mr Muzigirwa is a young and experienced graduate of International Relations at the Université Pédagogique Nationale and of Business Management at Institut Supérieur de Gestion des Affaires. Mr Muzigirwa’s motivations lie in his desire to build change and transparent governance in DRC. Before joining CERC in December 2019, he spends 4 years working with Fondation Chirezi in Kinshasa in relief and development programs–acquiring knowledge of various forms of program and administrative management.

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Ms Wivine Byamungu, Finance and Resources Officer

Wivine is a Chartered Accountant with over 5 years of experience managing finances of companies and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the Université Protestante du Congo. He soon got more involved with CERC and learned about building integrity within organizations and the government institutions.

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Ms Maganga Masembe Eden, Advocacy, Communication and Policy Engagement Officer (Trainee)

Eden joined CERC in 2021 as an intern in the program department where she leads advocacy and communication to attract broad support from government authorities and other non-state actors. Ms Eden is passionate about building a responsible, transparent and corruption-free Congo.

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Musa Nzamu Jonathan, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

Jonathan is a vibrant, resourceful, and goal-oriented individual. He is a graduate of Public and Private Law from Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ILPGL GOMA). With over 4 years of experience in implementing justice and rule of law programmes, Jonathan joined CERC in October 2020 to support the implementation of transparency and accountability policies in the DRC’s education, health and justice sectors. He is enthusiastic about building a new generation of active, responsible, accountable citizens.

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