Julius Kapwepwe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is a Development Aid Policy Specialist and a Pan-African, with over 14 years of hands-on experience in managing Economic Governance and Social Justice programming, strategy design as a Donor; and also civil society actor and implementor, especially in respect to i) Public Finance Management- sector policies and Budget analyses ii) Development Aid policy analysis and Advocacy iii) Managing Partnerships in complex/ multi-racial/ multi-country/ multi-layer (global, continental, regional and national) context. Kapwepwe is not only a Deputy Executive Director at UDN www.udn.or.ug) and Board Chairperson of Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (www.csbag.or.ug) but also a co-founder and co-facilitator of East African Budget Network (EABN). EABN draws fiscal and macro-economic policy advocacy linkages plus Public Investment Management towards Economic integration, through synchronised Africa’s regional Economic Blocs like CEMAC, Maghreb, SADC and EAC. Kapwepwe has been an author, Panelist and advocate that, inter alia, any economic development financing must be people-centred; and a paradigm shift that balances current free-market economic development with social protection is urgent; also where Africa must revisit policies around financial markets and competition, with a balance between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Domestic Direct Investment (DDI), plus where African Governments ought to directly own a level of share in strategic enterprises rather than full economic liberalisation and citizens must not be spectators but directly own an extent of  economic functions in their mother countries.