Lingalireni Mihowa, Malawian and a highly-motivated development practitioner with over 15 years of experience in development work with a focus in governance, gender equality and women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health, humanitarian work, livelihoods security and youth development has been appointed as Country Director for Oxfam Malawi.

This has been disclosed in a press statement released on Monday made available to faceofmalawi reporter.

“Oxfam congratulates Ms. Mihowa for assuming this challenging but exciting position and is confident that she will use her qualifications and cultivated experience to contribute towards Oxfam’s vision of a just world free from poverty and injustice,” reads in part the statement.

Ms. Mihowa has worked for Oxfam for over 10 years and prior to the appointment she served as Deputy Country Director for Oxfam in Malawi since 2015 and as interim Country Director of Oxfam in Papua New Guinea in 2016. Other positions she has held within Oxfam include Gender and HIV Advisor, Program Coordinator for NGO partners and Program Policy Manager.

Ms. Mihowa has also served as a Senior Technical Advisor to UNFPA/Ministry of Gender and she has worked for the Malawi government for 5 years serving in senior advisory positions in the Office of the President. She has also served in various other leadership positions including serving as Commissioner for Special Law Commission on development of Malawi’s Gender Equality Act, Member of Civil Society Advisory Member for UN Women in Malawi Office, UNICEF Champion for Keeping Girls in School and Co-Founder of Young Women Leaders Network in Malawi.

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