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John Ulanga is executive director of the Foundation for Civil Society, whose mandate is to build capacity of civil society organizations in Tanzania. John joined the Foundation in November 2005 as its third executive director, and he has led the Foundation to becoming one of the largest and most respected grants making organization in Tanzania and in the region. Before joining the Foundation, John was the coordinator of commissioned studies at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), one of the leading Tanzanian research institutions whose role is to build the capacity for policy analysis and development management in Tanzania, targeting government policy analysts, private sector and non-governmental organizations. Prior to that, John briefly worked for the Ministry of Finance of Tanzania, in the Accountant General's Department, where he was part of the team that introduced the now famous Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) using a software then called Platinum and now called Epicor. John is professionally an accountant with a BCom in accounting and a Certified Public Accountant in Tanzania. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.