Doctor of Philosophy (2000 – 2003): (Public Management) (University of the Western Cape): The doctorate was a specialization in regional security studies and the thesis was on the development of a security community in Southern Africa. My thesis was entitled “An Analysis of a Security Community in Southern Africa”
Masters in Public Administration (1998 – 2000): This was a Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in security studies (University of the Western Cape). The thesis was on the Southern African Development Community’s Inter-state Defence and Security Committee.
Bachelor of Arts (1985 – 1989): (Economics) (University of Zambia). I had minors in political science and public administration.
MOST RECENT POSITION:
Vice Chancellor, Copperbelt University providing strategic leadership to the Copperbelt University.
Director, Dag Hammarskjold Institute for Peace Studies, Copperbelt University undertaking teaching, research at a high institution level and community service in peace, human rights, conflict management and sustainable development; enhancing the process of regional integration; and contributing to regional and international peace, stability and cooperation; providing strategic leadership and fund-raising for the Institute, Kitwe, ongoing.
Lead Consultant, Peacebuilding Assessment in Rwanda for the Rwanda Peace Academy (Ministry of Defence – Rwandan Peace Academy Project), 11 – 14 October 2011
Facilitator, Managing Defence and Security in a Wider Security Context” in conjunction with the UK Defence Academy and Cranfield University: September, 2010 - 2012, Malawi Armed Forces College, Salima, Malawi. Lectured on “The concept of Management and its role in defence and security; Defence spending and the national interest: how much is enough?; Defence budgeting; Human resource management; Change management; and Project management”.
Head of Delegation of Copperbelt University Deans and Directors to Addis Ababa University for the development of a Memorandum of Understanding August, 2011
Consultant for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to undertake the development of Zambia’s National Centre of Excellence for Peace Support Training and Education, Lusaka, 24 – 28 March 2001
Consultant for the SADC Regional Peace Keeping Training Centre to undertake role as the Chief Facilitator for the SADC Civilian Foundation Course, Harare, 21 February to 4 March 2011
Consultant for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to undertake training for the the Zambia Ministry of Defence’s Defence and Staff College on “Defence Strategic Management course”, Defence and Staff College, Lusaka, 24 – 28 January 2011.
Consultant for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to undertake training for the the Zambia Ministry of Defence and the broader Zambian security sector on “Defence Strategic Management course”, Chamba Valley Zambia Airforce HQ Mess, Lusaka, 17 – 21 January 2011.
Consultant for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to brief a Maritime Safety, Port Security and Environment Committee Meeting on 22 – 23 September 2010 at Mombasa Continental Resort, Kenya on “Combating Piracy Initiatives: By COMESA”
Consultant for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA);East and Southern African Countries (ESA); Indian Ocean Community (IOC) and European Union (EU) on Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean formulation of the Regional Action Plan – June – July 2010.
Senior Facilitator, Civilian Missions Management Course, Harare Zimbabwe: 16 May – 4 June 2010, Southern African Development Community Regional Peace Keeping Training Centre.
Facilitator, Defence and Security in a Wider Context” in conjunction with Cranfield University: 1 – 11 March, 2010, Malawi Armed Forces College, Salima, Malawi.
Facilitator, Malawi’s Security Sector Seminar, 13 September 2012, Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi
Consultant for the South African Government on the development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Defence Force’s Military Strategy as a part of the South African National Defence Force Team in the bilateral assistance to the DRC – February 2010
Head, Security Sector Governance Program, Institute for Security Studies: Responsibilities: • Supervision of senior researcher and researchers; • Project management; • Financial and personnel management; • Undertake research (including own desk and field research), workshops and seminars; • Undertake publication; and • Fund raising.
Project areas and Responsibilities: I provided intellectual and management leadership in ten projects within the Security Sector Governance Program whose general grouping is given below:
• African Security Sector Governance: This projects overall focused on interrogating structures, processes, values and attitudes pertaining to the security sector. In this regard covering issues of defence and security management, is premised on the need for an accountable, affordable, adequate and appropriate defence and security institution; enhancing collaborative regional security, nonprovocative defence and confidence security building measures. This dimension supports the development of regional and sub-regional organizations. The project also deals with issues of civil-security relations whose bases is accountability to civil authority, transparency, oversight, civil society capacity to monitor the security sector and public awareness of the security sector. I personally led on research on a security sector reform comparative study involving five countries in the Central African sub-region: Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad and Central African Republic. The other research is on security sector governance in fragile states: the Mano River region; Mauritania and the Western Sahara; Oil Producing countries of Nigeria; Cameroun; Chad; Congo Brazzaville; and Gabon. Other countries and regions in the study include Zimbabwe; The Great Lakes Region; the Horn of Africa with a specific focus on Somalia; Lusophone and Island Africa; and Kenya. The studies will be concluded in book form. • Southern African human security: focusing primarily on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) n the general area of human security with a deliberate slant towards gender dimension.
• Private military/security companies project: undertakes critical investigation of the role of the Private Security Sector in African conflicts, peacekeeping missions and humanitarian assistance operations in terms of the application of appropriate norms and standards, including the revision of the 1977 OAU Convention on Mercenarism.
• HIV/AIDS in the military project: seeks to engage in the debate designed to develop and support policies on Hiv/AIDS with the military intended to respond to the wellbeing of the soldiers and their families; effectiveness of the military in peacekeeping operations; contributing to the search of sustainable medical interventions and treatment; and deployment and employment of affected soldiers.
• Post-conflict reconstruction and development: The work on post-conflict reconstruction is among the most comprehensive; covering as does the challenges being faced by countries emerging from conflict. In this regard the component is dedicated to the operationalisation of the African Union’s Post
conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) policy. Therefore the focus is the component is the PCRD’s indicative elements of security; humanitarian/emergency; political governance and transition; economic and social reconstruction; women and gender; and human rights, justice and reconciliation.
• Consultancy project is designed to serve as a supporting mechanism to the work being carried out by the program staff through research output. I have in the past supervised consultancy on the SADC Organ for Politics, Defence and Security on behalf of the Southern African Development Community.
4. Expert, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peace - building, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Terms of Reference: • Dealing with all issues relating to the draft framework for conflict reconstruction and development; • The coordination with the Focal Point/Desk Officers of issues relating to post conflict reconstruction and development in specific regions and countries and the design of relevant projects; • Preparation of work plans/proposals and budget for post-conflict reconstruction and peace building efforts by the AU Commission; • Preparation of briefs and policy documents for the AU Commission, Peace and Security Council (PSC), AU Ministerial and Heads of State and Government; • Briefing of the PSC, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Civil Society Organisations (SCOs) and donor community; • (6) Presentation of papers to RECs, CSOs and international fora; •