Board Members

Hon. Justice Frank Kapanda

Hon Justice Frank Kapanda is the Judge of High Court of Malawi


Kassam Okhai

Kassam Okhai is the director of Access Communications Limited.



Prof. Ephraim Chirwa
Interim Chairman

Prof. Chirwa is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Malawi. He has researched and written extensively on land and agriculture economics issues in Malawi. He has vast experience working with various local and international organizations on economic issues for whom he has conducted surveys, studies and other assignments on local social and economic issues.


Dr. Wapulumuka Mulwafu
Board Member

Dr. Mulwafu is Associate Professor of History at the University of Malawi. In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Mulwafu has worked on a number of assignments on water and other environmental issues. His thesis dealt with Malawi's conservation history and provides unique insights into current conservation problems.


Chikosa Banda
Board Member

Chikosa Banda is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Malawi and has conducted research and written on a variety of issues such as access to justice, administrative justice, intellectual property rights and biotechnology regulation. Chikosa is now undertaking doctoral studies on biomedical ethics and intellectual property rights at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.


Gracian Banda
Board Member

Gracian Zibelu Banda is a practicing Lawyer who has since 1994 been involved in environmental policy and law making in Malawi and southern Africa. He has served as Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, University of Malawi and Regional Environmental Lawyer for IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. Gracian is a founding member of CEPA.


Robert Kawiya
Board Member

Robert Kawiya is Director of Leisure, Culture and Environmental Services at the Blantyre City Assembly. He has extensive experience in various city development projects. In addition to his work at the Assembly, Robert is involved in research, financial markets and project investment appraisals and capacity building. He is a corporate member of the International Institute of Horticulture(UK) and an Environmental Impact Assessment consultant.


Dr (Mrs) Felistus Chipungu
Board Member


Karen Price
Board Member

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