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Hellen Massawe

Senior Program Officer, Tax Equity

Hellen joined IBP in 2024 as the Senior Program Officer for the Tax Equity Project in Tanzania. She supports pushing for equity in tax practices and reforms through civic engagements. Hellen has a profound understanding of Tanzania’s tax structures and systems, community engagement, coalition building and program development. Prior to join IBP, Hellen has worked with Policy Forum coordinating the Tax Justice Working Group that consists of CSOs as well as managing the implementation of tax projects. To mention a few; the Scaling up Tax (SCUT) supported by Tax Justice Network Africa, Strengthening Tanzanian Civil Society’s Role in Tax Justice supported by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) and Breaking Barriers, Tax Justice, and Gender Responsive Public Services (2019) supported by NORAD. Hellen Holds a master’s degree in research and public policy from the University of Dar es Salaam and Fundamentals on Social Accountability from the Rhodes University, South Africa. She is passionate about Citizen’s empowerment and social movements that drive equitable policies.