UNICAF UNIVERSITY MALAWI LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR APPOINTED BY UNITED NATIONS TO CO-AUTHOR THE 2023 GLOBAL SDG REPORT
Unicaf University in Malawi is honoured and proud to report the appointment of the Chairperson of its Local Advisory Board, Professor Nyovani Madise, as a member of the international group of scientists, who will write the United Nations 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed the group of fifteen distinguished scientists on the 19th of October. According to UN sources, the group of experts appointed represents “a variety of backgrounds, scientific disciplines and institutions,” and ensures geographical and gender balance. The scientists come from Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Russia, Botswana, Senegal, Japan, Malawi, Australia, Peru, Philippines, China, Sweden, India, Germany and Canada.
Professor Nyovani Madise is the Director of Research and Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office of the African Institute for Development Policy. Her role involves research leadership and strengthening the capacity of policymakers and researchers for evidence-informed decision-making, to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. She has served as Professor of Demography and Social Statistics at the University of Southampton and as a member of various scientific advisory committees, including for the UK Department for International Development. She has also served on numerous UN and WHO advisory groups and has advised many governments including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK.
Professor Madise symbolises the high calibre of Unicaf University’s board members, officials, academics and staff.
Unicaf University is a pioneer in providing online-based, affordable higher education of international quality through the award of generous scholarships to eligible candidates. It is the first and only University in Malawi to be both nationally accredited by the National Council for Higher Education and internationally accredited by the British Accreditation Council, based in the UK. Thanks to Unicaf’s state-of-the-art online digital platform, all students of Unicaf University have been able to continue their studies without any disruptions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The University’s Local Advisory Board, chaired by Professor Madise, contributes significantly to the institution’s transformative mission to become an internationally recognised, leading university contributing to national, continental and international development.