Executive Committee

Executive Committee



Saths Cooper

President Saths Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) is IUPsyS President and Vice-President of the International Social Science Council. A Fellow of the Psychological Society of South Africa and the National Academy of Psychology – India, and Honorary Fellow of the British and Irish Psychological Societies, he has played leadership roles in academic, anti-apartheid, community, corporate, cultural, professional and scientific entities in/outside SA



Bame Nsamenang

Bame Nsamenang (Bamenda, Cameroon) is Professor of Psychology and Learning Science and Director of the Teachers College, University of Bamenda. Founding director of the Human Development Resource Centre, a private research and service facility committed to Africa’s children and youth, his research interest is to conceptualise, generate and position Africentric psychological knowledge and educational theories into global knowledge systems.



Charles Mate-Kole

Charles Mate-Kole (Accra, Ghana) is Professor of Psychology at the University of Ghana, Legon, President of the Ghana Psychological Association, and Professor Emeritus, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. His research interests include rehabilitation, neuropsychology of sickle cell disease, chronic kidney disease, traumatic brain injury, peripheral vascular disease, dementia, and African cultural values and health.



Ann Watts

Ann Watts (Durban, South Africa), a clinical neuropsychologist, is Secretary-General of IUPsyS and President of the International Neuropsychological Society. IUPsyS’ Co-Main Representative to WHO, she serves on WHO’s International Advisory Group for the Revision of the International Classification of Diseases – Tenth Revision (ICD-10) and their Consultation Group on the Classification of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Neurocognitive Disorders for ICD-11.



Lusajo Kajula

Lusajo Kajula (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) lectures at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. A member of the Tanzanian Psychological Association, her research interests include community psychology, high-risk substance use and sexual behaviours among men who have sex with men, youth, gender-based violence, HIV-related stigma, parenting and family interactions, and stress reduction.



Monde Kote

Monde Kote (Gaborone, Botswana) lectures in educational, developmental and organizational psychology at the University of Botswana. President of the Botswana Association of Psychologists, he chairs Autism Botswana, and is Managing Trustee of the nonprofit Haven Trust which offers psychosocial support for victims of abuse, male mentoring and other services to local communities.



Debra Machando

Debra Machando (Harare, Zimbabwe) is Chair of Psychology at Women’s University in Africa (WUA) and serves on the Executive Council of the Zimbabwe Psychological Association. A recipient of the WUA ViceChancellor’s award for ‘Best Lecturer – University and Community Service’, her research interests are in neurocognitive assessments following traumatic brain injury and depression.



Asefach Haileselassie Reda

Asefach Haileselassie Reda (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is Vice President of the Ethiopian Psychologists’ Association and a member of the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). She runs BEZNA Counseling and Training Center, is a member of Soroptimist International, and is involved in psychosocial issues affecting women and children, migration and human trafficking.



Andrew Ezadueyan Zamani

Andrew Ezadueyan Zamani (Keffi, Nigeria) is President of the Nigerian Psychological Association and Associate Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He serves on national, regional and international boards and specialist task forces. Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Applied Psychology, his research interests cover mental health, psycho-epidemiology, substance abuse, stress, and psychometrics and health-systems development.