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

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.


Karen Price
Vice Chairperson

Karen Price is the Coordinator of the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET) and an expert in the field of grant and project management in the environment and natural resource management sector. Karen is a Chevening scholar from the University of Edinburgh, with a Master of Science Degree in Environment and Development. Karen is also the Vice-President of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ), an alliance championing sustainable environmental finance in Africa; Chairperson of BASEflow Malawi and a Board Member of the Coordination Union for the Rehabilitation of the Environment (CURE).


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.


Salome Chavula
Board Member

Salome Chavula is an ACCA qualified Certified Public Accountant working as the Head of Finance and Administration for the Hunger Project Malawi. She has significant experience in Financial Accounting, Financial Management, External auditing, Project Management, and Governance reviews in both Non-Governmental Organizations and Audit firms. She has worked as assistant Auditing Manager at AMG Global Certified Audit Firm and KPMG Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Finance and Audit Sub-committee for the Corporative for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA) Board


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