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Baldwin Chiyamwaka

Project Manager for Open Society
Biography: Baldwin is Hivos Project Manager for Open Society in the Malawi Office and also serves as Commissioner for Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC).

He is an experienced development practitioner, communication specialist and researcher. He has a number of publications to his credit particularly on Malawi Elections.

 Previously, Baldwin served as UNICEF’s Technical Advisor for Civil Society Engagement and Social Accountability, Deputy Country Director (DCD) for VSO International Malawi Country Office; Executive Director (ED) for Media Council of Malawi (MCM); Communications Officer for World Vision Malawi. He also worked as Consulting Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa.

Baldwin holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Arts in Communications Studies, A Bachelor of Arts in Development Administration and Communications Studies among other qualifications.

Baldwin has also substantive experience of providing high – level leadership through chairing and sitting on various corporate and non-profit organisations’ boards. He is currently, chairperson of Farm Radio Trust (FRT), Trustee of Association of Business Journalists, Chairman of LC Pharmacies board of directors, etc.