Leadership, good governance and the role of civic society

Leadership, good governance and the role of civic society:a Malawi-Scotland think-tank discussion with Sir Andrew Cubie and Dr Henry Chingaipe

As part of the continuing friendship between our two nations, the Malawi Scotland Partnership cordially invites you to attend an evening of reflection and discussion with Sir Andrew Cubie and Dr Henry Chingaipe.

The evening will be Chaired by H.E. Michael Nevin, the British High Commissioner to Malawi.

  • Date: Tuesday 5th April 2016
  • Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm
  • Venue: Kamuzu College of Nursing Lecture Theatre, Lilongwe

To book a place, please email hmakala(at)malawiscotlandpartnership.org

Sir Andrew Cubie CBE, FRSE

Sir Andrew is a key figure in Scottish public life, with a wealth of expertise and fascinating experience across a broad range of areas in Scotland. He qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1969 and was in private practice over 25 years becoming senior partner of the largest law firm in Scotland. He was elected the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), becoming the principal spokesman for the private sector in Scotland. In 1999 Sir Andrew was invited to form the "Cubie Committee" reviewing student finance in Scotland, this resulted in the abolition of tuition fees in Scotland. He has been an active contributor to public policy debate both for Scotland and the UK and has served as the Chair of all the Chairs of UK universities, as well as having chaired the British Council in Scotland and VSO UK and Deputy Chair worldwide. He continues to chair a number of private companies, public bodies and third sector organisations, including Quality Scotland. He was knighted in 2009 for public service.

Dr Henry Chingaipe PhD

Dr Chingaipe is a well-respected independent political analyst in Malawi, currently serving as Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Social Empowerment, providing consultancy services in politics, governance and development. He was a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in the Politics of Development and International Relations at the University of York (UK), and a former lecturer in Political Science at Chancellor College, the University of Malawi. His PhD at the University of York (2010) was in 'Business and the State in Malawi: the Politics of Institutional Formation, Maintenance and Change' from 1891 to 1993. Dr Chingaipe was the first successful nominee to the Commonwealth Scholarship Association by the IPPG (Research Programme Consortium for Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth). He was Lead Researcher for the National Integrity System Assessment for Malawi (2013), financed by DFID Malawi, and is currently Country Researcher for Malawi in a multi-country study on the Politics of Public Sector Reforms funded by DFID UK through the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre at the University of Manchester. Dr Chingaipe is also a member of the Technical Panel of Experts developing a governance framework for Africa's minerals sector commissioned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) at the request of the African Union. And he is the Political Economy Advisor to the Tilitonse Programme in Malawi – a grant-making governance programme supported by a consortium of donors, including DFID, Norwegian Embassy and Irish Aid.

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