Strategic management and fundraising
APC’s strategic management team, lead by the executive director, works closely with the executive board to make sure that APC achieves its strategic priorities.
Mobilising financial resources takes place at several levels. It includes relationship building. The fundraising management system ensures that we have the necessary funds to implement APC’s strategic action plans and keep the organisation and network healthy, effective and sustainable. Financial resources are mobilsed through:
- Proposal development fundraising in each of the three programmes
- Joint fundraising efforts with APC members and strategic partners
Anriette EsterhuysenExecutive director
Anriette is the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications, an international network established in 1990, of organisations working with ICTs to support social justice and development. Prior to joining APC as a staff member, Anriette was executive director of APC member SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organisations in South Africa from 1993 to 2000. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and human rights organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She is a founder of Women'sNet in South Africa and has served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa's African Information Society Initiative and was a member of the United Nations ICT Task Force from 2002 to 2005. Currently she serves on the boards of GeSCI (Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative) and Ungana-Afrika. Anriette has published extensively on ICTs for development and social equality.
Emilar VusheResource Mobilisation Coordinator and Assistant to the ED
Emilar joined APC in 2009 and is currently working as the Resource Mobilisation Coordinator /Assistant to the Executive Director. Prior to joining APC, she worked as a researcher both in Zimbabwe and South Africa mainly focusing on public information rights and human rights. Emilar holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Library and Information Science from the National University of Science Technology in Zimbabwe. She is currently studying for a Masters in Information and Knowledge Management with Stellenbosch University.
Eunice MwesigwaAdministrator of the APC Executive Director's office
Eunice works as Administrator at the APC office in Johannesburg. Initially worked with the UNHCR (Habitat) in Nairobi Kenya for 10 years and moved to South Africa in 1996. Has been working in the NGO sector since 1999 and has well-grounded skills in overseeing organizational operational functions, including HR, book-keeping, project management, grant administration, travel/conference coordination and logistics; procurement, and other tasks associated with programme management. Eunice has a Diploma in Business Administration and a Diploma in Project Management.