Bishop Dr Simon Chiwanga

LEAD Foundation

Retired Bishop Dr. Simon E. Chiwanga is the Founder and Chairman of LEAD Foundation – a local NGO based in Dodoma, Tanzania. He is a development champion with experience of more than 50 years of service and leadership in public, private, political, and religious sectors. He served as the Minister for Education during Mwalimu Nyerere’s regime and he has served as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mpwapwa for 17 years before he retired and founded LEAD Foundation in 2011. LEAD Foundation is deeply committed to an integrated approach that treats leadership formation, environmental conservation, and action for community development as one package for the transformation of communities and their environment. In Tanzania, LEAD Foundation has been leading the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) movement in restoring degraded landscapes particularly in the semi-arid central Tanzania.