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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Muzigirwa Muyongane Idée, Executive Assistant

Mr Muzigirwa is a young and experienced graduate of International Relations at the Université Pedagogique Nationale from Kinshasa and of Business Management at Institut Supérieur de Gestion des Affaires from Bukavu. Mr Muzigirwa’s motivations lie in his desire to build change and transparent governance in DRC. Before joining CERC in december 2019, he worked with Fondation Chirezi in South-Kivu and Kinshasa for several years in relief and development programs–acquiring knowledge of various forms of program and administrative management. He is passionate about building a new generation of active, responsible, accountable citizens.

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Byalukiza Kanana, Head of Program Development and Operations

Before joining CERC, Mr Kanana spent 15 years working with several 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 believes that youth can be part of solutions to the most pressing accountability challenges of the DRC. He also reckons that lasting solutions can manifest when youth are empowered to meet these challenges. He joined CERC in 2017 to aid developing and promoting innovative approaches which model accountability, showcase youth innovation and prototype community monitoring in community with young people.

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