AFIDEP’s Professor Nyovani Madise appointed on the special civil service comprehensive review taskforce by Vice President of Malawi
22 February 2021
Author: Tamandani Msyamboza

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP’s) Director of Development Policy and Head of Malawi office, Prof. Nyovani Madise has been appointed by the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi Rt. Hon. Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima to be a part of a 14-member task force to comprehensively review the three Government systems Allowances, Procurement and Employment Contracts. The special task force was formed following the directive by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi.

The task force will be chaired by the Vice President who is also the Minister responsible for Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms. The task force will be supported by a team of technocrats within the civil service from the Office of the President and the Cabinet, the Public Sector Reforms, the Ministry of Justice and the Minister of Finance. All recommendations generated by the task force will be submitted to His Excellency the President.

Prof. Nyovani Madise, a woman of many firsts, makes history again. She will join forces with other appointed leaders and experts, six (6) women and seven (7) men, who will carry out their duties over a period of 90 days in restructuring the civil service.

Prior to this appointment in Malawi by the Vice President, Prof. Nyovani Madise was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as one of 15 eminent global scientists to draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).

The AFIDEP family is proud to work with a trailblazer and an inspirational woman who is at the forefront of championing change at a national and global level. Her work on scientific advisory committees as well as advising many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Europe through evidence use is transforming lives.

AFIDEP is a pan-African research and policy institute established to institutionalise a culture of consistent use of evidence and provides evidence and technical assistance to African governments to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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