Watipa is governed by a Board of Trustees, that includes an international group of highly qualified professionals in a variety of fields. We are committed to meaningful participation by young people in the governance of Watipa, and one quarter of the Board of Trustees are under the age of 27 years old.

Meet the Board of Trustees

  • Allen Kyendikuwa, Uganda. Program Manager at the Uganda Youth Coalition on Adolescent SRHR and HIV/AIDS (CYRSA).
  • Amos Zingiri Mwamlamba, Kenya. Watipa scholar 2016.
  • Gemma Salteri, Australia. Chief Executive Office, the CAGES Foundation
  • Karin Alexander, South Africa. Consultant and co-founder of Watipa.
  • Kristen de Graaf, UK. Research Manager, Oxford University.
  • Lucy Clarke, UK. Manager – CB Risk, Data, Systems & Operations, in the Ring Fencing & Resolution Programme, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
  • Lucy Stackpool-Moore (chair), UK. Director and Founder of Watipa, co-founder of Mwatipasa.
  • Maureen Leah Chirwa, Malawi. Managing Director Prime Health and Consulting Services, co-founder of Watipa and founder of Mwatipasa.
  • Peter Taylor, Canada. Associate Director for Think Tank Initiatives at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
  • Sakunthala Mapa, UK. Programme Manager, the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

We thank previous trustees for their contributions to the growth and strong governance of Watipa Charitable Incorporated Organisation – Professor Matthew Weait (UK), Prerana Chaudhary (Nepal), Julia Omondi (Kenya), and Valerie Delpech (UK).

Meet the consultants

Our team is unique. Watipa provides a platform that brings together diverse and passionate professionals. In working together, providing inter-disciplinary solutions to development concerns, we are much more than the sum of our parts.

As a team, we proactively engage a range of perspectives and disciplines to inform the quality of advice we give, so that we are better equipped to respond to the dynamics of sustainable development amid the dynamics of day to day life in different contexts around the world. By using participatory approaches to listen to communities, our work meets people where they are. We work together with communities to co-create processes of effective, inclusive and sustainable social change.

Where possible, we offer opportunities to Watipa scholars, graduates and early career professionals in the Watipa through being involved in our consultancy projects.


Dr Lucy Stackpool-Moore is the Director of Watipa, and is currently based in Australia. She is a gender, human rights, HIV, public health and communications specialist. She founded Watipa in 2016.

Contact us if you are interested in joining the Watipa team.

Watipa is registered in England and Wales as a Charity (1173178) and a Community Interest Company (10226833), and in Australia (Australian Business Number 75480736771).