Our Team

Our Board of Directors
CARDO board of directors is the organization’s highest governing body, elected by the members at an annual general meeting. All members are responsible for gaining a basic understanding and initiating action in support of CARDO’s mission, goals, and programs. This includes assisting in expanding CARDO’s outreach and increasing its visibility and donor support. All board members are volunteers and serve without compensation.

Our Executive Team
The board of directors appoints/recommends CARDO’s Executive Director (General Secretary), who is the most key position that heads the Executive committee responsible for executing the implementation of all projects and programs. The Executive Director in liaison with the Director of Programmes recruits the rest of the team including the Country Programme Manager and other senior managers in charge of finance, and administration, human resources, Programmes, and Public/external relations.

Profiles of Key Staff Members

Dr. Benjamin Gabriel Apai
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
He is a South Sudanese with a Ph.D. in Environmental Science-University of Khartoum and a holder of two master’s degrees in “Environmental Science and Human Genetics at the University of Leeds-UK and University of Khartoum respectively. Dr. Benjamin is also a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Bahr el Ghazal with specialization in Biology and Chemistry as well Diploma in “Education”, University of Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, College of Education.
Dr. Benjamin has ample experience which includes among others; teaching in the University as well as working in management capacities in Higher Education Institutions. In addition, has the ability to achieve results within the required time frame and work under pressure and stress. Besides, have the experience to work with minimum or no supervision with excellent team spirit. He has also a good background in training and motivation of staff members, considerable research and supervision experience, and management of a large team of staff. He became the first CARDO’s Board of Director’s chair in the year 2017 right away from the establishment of the organization.

Orasio Opiyo Buolo
Founding Executive Director
Is a South Sudanese holding an Advance Certificate in Agri-business and Agronomy from the college of Crop Training Center-Yei. Orasio is an expert in Project Management, under his management CARDO has progressively developed experience in Peace Building and Good Governance, Food Security, Livelihood and Nutrition, Education, Gender and Protection, Emergency and Relief Assistance. As a result, CARDO is well known to Humanitarian Organizations both UN Agencies, International Local NGOs as well as the community and government. Orasio Opiyo over the period of 3years as the Executive Director for CARDO, had gained considerable experiences as a managerial specialist he has considerable skills in developing project proposals, he is a technical person in the organization who develop project proposals and at the same time run the day to day organization activities with the team members. Orasio Opiyo has been working with different International and National Organizations for the last 7years and has gained ample experience for Organizational