National Governing Council
Every three years, MISA Malawi members elect five members to serve on the National Governing Council. Three of the five Council members are elected from among the membership during the annual general meeting. The other two members, a lawyer and a chartered accountant, are co-opted based on their area of expertise.
Chairperson: Teresa Temweka Ndanga
Ndanga is an award winning journalist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the Malawi Polytechnic and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University in the United States. She has worked as a reporter and editor for 10 years. She is the current Director of News and Current Affairs at Zodiak Broadcasting Station.
Vice Chairperson: Clifton Kawanga
Kawanga is a respected journalist with 12 years experience as a reporter and editor. He is the current chairperson of the Malawi Editor’s Forum and editor at Times Group, publishers of Daily Times, Malawi News and Sunday Times. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Education) from Mzuzu University and Master’s in Media and Development from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
Council Member: Mandy Pondani
Pondani is a trained multi-media journalist and communications specialist with a Master’s Degree in International Communication. She currently works as a Senior Journalist at Times Group, publishers of Daily Times, Malawi News and Sunday Times.
MISA Lawyer: Mandala Mambulasa
Mambulasa is a co-opted member of MISA’s Council, having served in this capacity since 2011. Mambulasa, a respected human rights lawyer, is a former Chairperson of the Malawi Law Society. MISA Malawi benefits from his valuable human rights knowledge and corporate governance experience.
MISA Accountant: Wiza Mwenitete Ng’oma
Ng’oma is a chartered accountant, currently working at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation as Compliance Manager. Ng’oma brings to MISA Malawi valuable finance and accounting experience to enable the organisation to effectively manage resources and sustain donor confidence.
The Council provides policy direction in the running of the Secretariat, who are MISA Malawi employees. The Secretariat currently has three full-time members of staff and two interns.
National Director: Aubrey Chikungwa
Aubrey Chikungwa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Communication for Development. He has been with MISA Malawi as National Director since 2009. Chikungwa is in charge of the Chapter’s operations.
Last updated August 2017.