Boniface holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Political Science from Michigan State University in the United States (2011). Dr. Dulani brings to IPOR a rich experience in conducting survey research in Africa through his involvement as a senior member of the Afrobarometer- a pan- Africanist research network that undertakes a series of public opinion surveys on governance, democracy, markets, livelihoods and other related topics in over 35 African countries. His areas of research interest include governance and democracy, presidential politics, politics of development, rural development, civil society and other related topics. Dr. Dulani is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science of at Chancellor College of the University of Malawi and also serves as the Fieldwork Operations Manager for Southern and Francophone Africa in the Afrobarometer.
Kim is a Political Science professor at the University of California, Riverside and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Kim is also an editor of the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post and the author of Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Response to AIDS in Africa. She collected much of the data for the book in Malawi when she was a Fulbright Fellow between 2008 and 2009. Kim's research focuses on African politics specifically public opinion, political behavior and interventions to improve human conditions. Twitter: @dadakim
Annie is a receptionist and adjunct librarian at IPOR. She holds a Malawi School Certificate of Education. Before joining IPOR, Annie worked as a receptionist at Korean Gardens and as a secretary at JR Private Schools.
Hannah is one of IPOR's Research Associate, she holds bachelor's degree in Education from Mzuzu University. She joined the Institution in the early years of its establishment and serviced as a Field Manager. She is very passionate about research and has wide experience in both qualitative and quantitative research. Hannah's experience derived from working with both local and international researchers in different fields. Prior to joining the Institute of Public Opinion and Research, locally she had worked with Centre for Social Research (CSR) at the University of Malawi in Zomba as a Field Supervisor in Afrobarometer Studies and Corruption Surveys. Apart from working with CSR, she has worked with research academicians from the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College on projects like Money Talks; 50:50 Campaign. Hannah has also gained tremendous experience through working with international researchers on donor funded projects like Governance and Local Development (GLD).
Mwayi joined IPOR in July 2016. Prior to joining IPOR, he worked for a number of research organizations including Chancellor College's Centre for Social Research and Department of Economics. Mwayi's expertise spans proposal writing, obtaining of ethical research clearance, training of field workers, oversight of research projects, data analysis, and report writing. His research areas of interest include development, migration, public opinion polling, citizen attitudes on government, and social welfare. Mwayi holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Malawi and is currently studying for a Master of Arts (Development Studies) at the same institution.
Wyson is IPOR's Controller of Finance and Administration. He holds a Diploma in Financial Accounting by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Malawi (ICAM). He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Accounting: Auditing and Information Systems with the Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA). Wyson has a vast experience in finance and administration acquired through working with both local and international organizations. Between 2013 and 2017, Wyson worked as an assistant accountant at Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences and in 2018, he worked at Strabag International GmbH before joining IPOR in February 2019.
Mphatso holds a bachelor of social science with a major in Economics from the University of Malawi. Mphatso is knowledgeable about social science research areas and study procedures. He is experienced in setting up and carrying out studies. His main areas of interest and expertise include poverty incidence and analysis, development economics, and applied econometrics.
Benison holds the position of Executive Officer. He is a holder of Diploma in Financial Accounting (ICAM) and is currently studying for a Diploma. He joined IPOR in 2016 and has been holding various position in the organization including assistant administrative officer and transport and logistics manager. Before joining IPOR, Benison worked for various research institutions including the Center for Social Research (CSR) and the National Statistics Office (NSO) where he worked as office assistant and data entry clerk respectively.
Public Health and Social Policy Research Associate
Funny is Public Health and Social Policy Research Associate at IPOR and holds Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental Health from University of Malawi-The Polytechnic (currently known as Malawi University of Business and Applied Science.) Before joining IPOR, Funny has worked with several international and local organizations henceforth has over six years experience in the management of public health concerns in following fields: research/epidemiology, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and TB, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), health education and food safety and hygiene. Again, she has vast knowledge in: reproductive health, Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), occupation health and safety, environmental pollution control and environmental impact assessment.
Jacob has an experience in Analytics and Computation and holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Computer Science from The University of Malawi. He works at IPOR as a Data Manager. Mr. Jacob Saikolo has an extensive experience in Research, Data Management and Computer Programming. Previously Jacob has worked with University of Malawi under Part-time teaching as Assistant staff Associate in Statistics, Tutor in Statistics and Computer Science, Research Assistant at Economics Department and as a Data officer at different Institutions and Organizations. His fields of interest are Data Science and Big Data, Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Bioinformatics with the aim of becoming a renowned Data Scientist.
Chimwemwe is a Communications Officer at IPOR and holds Bachelors Degree of Arts in Journalism from University of Malawi-The Polytechnic (currently known as Malawi University of Business and Applied Science.) Prior to joining IPOR, Chimwemwe has worked for both the Government and Non-Governmental Organizations henceforth has over three years’ experience in communications and public relations. Again, she has vast knowledge in marketing, social media management and branding.
Finly Dulani is a Driver at IPOR, he is having MSCE (2014) and having Grade 1 Trade test in General fitting from Ecom vocational training institute (2018). As a Driver he has a defensive driving certificate and a driving license code :B
works at IPOR as a Research Associate: Economics and Livelihood. He
holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in Social Science (With a Distinction)
specializing in Economics from the University of Malawi (previously
Known as Chancellor College). He is a hardworking, goal oriented
young man who has a strong desire to learn and is open to
constructive criticism. He has wide research (both Quantitative and
Qualitative) and data analysis skills and experience. Previously, he
has worked on contractual/sub-contractual basis with/ for high level
research institutions and organizations such as the International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Seva Foundation,
Stellenbosch University and The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (MCCCI). His main areas of interest include;
financial economics and Macro-economics. Going forward, Edson seeks
to pursue post graduate studies in Economics.