POSITION: Programs Manager : Action Research & Verification Department
QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Education from University of Malawi
PHONE: +265 991 875 877
As head of Action Research and Verification Department, Mr. Benister’s core duty is to innovate, implement, monitor and meliorate strategies for influencing the indigent to unlock their inherent capacities and eliminate social injustice and dysfunction. He is countrified by birth and holds appreciable knowhow of rural life and the same is an impetus for his dedication to community development.
He served Ministry of Education as a Primary School Teacher for 7 years before joining CRECCOM, thereby fitting himself out for multifaceted community development endeavours. He has more than 15 years experience working with marginalised rural populations – learning their complexities; supporting them to put words to their thoughts and feelings about their exclusion and social injustice; and actuating their collective action.
His managerial function revolves around linking staff capabilities and the organisation’s core mandate by way of providing team leadership in a wide-range of disciplines [Education, Health, Gender, Disaster Preparedness, Social Gerontology, and Civic Participation]. His professional specialisation and experience in Primary and Secondary School teaching contributes to his success in leading an education-focussed project proposal development team. He holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Degree from The University of Malawi and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership (MED PPL) at the same institution.