Happy Kayuni is Associate Professor and Head in University of Malawi’s Political and Administrative Studies Department. He holds a PhD (Political Science) from University of the Western Cape. His PhD focused on areas of informal inter-state relations, perception of sovereignty and trans-border ethnic identity amongst the Chewa of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Dr Kayuni joined the University of Malawi, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, in 2002 as Staff Associate after working for some time as Research Assistant in various research projects under Center for Social Research, Center for Language Studies, Gender Policy Unit and Save the Children (US) - in collaboration with University of North Carolina. He attained his Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) Cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch in 2004. During his studies, he won several awards such as the South African Embassy Study Bursary Award (during the second year of his studies in the University of Malawi), Stellenbosch’s Postgraduate Merit Bursary Award (at the completion of his honours degree), School of Public Planning and Management’s Student of the Year Award (DUK-Student 2005) and the prestigious Pricewaterhousecooper Award for being the best MPA student.
Apart from University of Malawi where he is currently employed, Dr Happy Kayuni has also been teaching undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes (Political Science and Public Management) in the University of the Western Cape as well as Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. Taking into consideration the multidisciplinary nature of Public Administration, Kayuni has to date co-edited a book and authored (or co-authored) over thirty-five peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as over seventy research/ consultancy reports or conference papers in the areas of public sector reform and management, public & development policy formulation, gender relations in politics, ethnicity, trans-border state and informal relations and party politics.. Together with his colleague in the department, Dr Happy Kayuni facilitated and drafted the ‘Malawi Community Development Policy’. He also assisted in the drafting of the ‘Malawi Refugee Policy’ and National NGO policy.
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