Fanwell Kenala Bokosi (PhD) is the Executive Director at AFRODAD since November 2014; he is responsible for the overall development and delivery of the organisation’s policies and programmes. He also served as the Policy Advisor (Economic Governance and Development) for AFRODAD between December 2009 and January 2013. Dr BOKOSI holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Kent (UK) as well as a BSc and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Malawi.
As the Executive Director of AFRODAD, a Pan-African organisation that operates in 23 countries in the continent, he is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the Board of Trustees as well as annual goals and objectives, and financial, programme and administrative management of the organisation. He is a thorough researcher, data analyst and a versatile project manager. He taught in many economics courses at the University of Kent, London School of Accountancy and Management, the Collaborative Masters programme in Economics at the University of Zimbabwe in 2011. In 2014 he taught a PhD course in Quantitative Analysis of Development Policy for the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi.
Dr Bokosi is an experienced manager in economic development. He has worked at middle to senior management levels in Malawi, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, and Liberia among others in international development organisations such as Save the Children UK, The Hunger Project, ActionAid International and the Council of NGOs in Malawi. His experience and skills include excellent understanding of economic development; policy and advocacy, economic research, economic governance, project management; budgeting and budgetary control; financial and accounts management; monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures; organisational/institutional capacity building; rights based approach to development and liaison with partners including implementing agencies, donors and government; proposal writing and appraisal, and human resources management among others.
Dr Bokosi is Malawian national born in Chiradzulu district of the Southern Region of Malawi.