Dalitso KUBALASA currently works as Executive Director for a leading civil society network championing the promotion of pro-poor and participatory economic governance for economic justice through empowerment and partnerships for strong social accountability systems in Malawi. He is also serving as Commissioner in the National Human Rights Institution, the Malawi Human Rights Commission. At the regional and continental levels, Kubalasa has also been heading a pan-African regional grouping of social movements, the Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN), as its current Secretary General since 2010. He sits on several Boards nationally and internationally; on the Small and Medium Entreprenurs Development Institute (SMEDI) nationally and on the Board for the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJN-A) at the international level.

Kubalasa has a 17 years plus track record experience in the public and private sector capacity building, public economic policy research, analysis and advocacy. He also provides several short-term consultancy services for different institutions (local and international), including the Malawi Parliament, the World Bank Institute (WBI), the International Budget Partnership (IBP), the Southern Africa Parliamentary Service Trust (SAPST), just to mention but a few. He has, in his wake, an ambitious and very interesting trail and mix of wide-ranging experiences. From a humble ‘short’ stint as a part-time print Journalist (Reporter & Sub-Editor) in 1995.

As an experienced and growing multi-stakeholder partnerships champion, actor and professional, Kubalasa has a unique offer as an asset with a mix of extensive knowledge and experience, analytical competence and research interests. His experience in institutional analysis and development; political theory and governance; democracy and democratization; broader State-Society relations, citizen engagement, the economics and politics of international aid and development effectiveness; as well as the political economy of development, all give him the competitive edge to be of a much more valuable service to the open government partnership agenda steering and oversight. Kubalasa brings an air of heightened understanding of theory and practice encapsulating most important notions quite instrumental in establishing, fostering and operationalizing the vibrant multi-stakeholder partnerships for open government around the globe.