Mr. Edson K Mphande - Director of Planning

Mr. Edson K Mphande has a Masters Degree majoring in macro economics and energy economics obtained from the University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1986.He also has got a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Agriculture obtained from Bunda College of Agriculture in 1982.He started work in the public service as an economist in November 1982.He has 32 years work experience as a professional economist in the Economic Common Service. During the thirty two years of service, he has worked in the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, irrigation and Water Development, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development.

He has professional experience in implementing of policy and programs in the agriculture sector. During the 32 years, among others he was involved in co-ordinator of two World Bank and EU supported projects in the Agriculture sector, Co-ordinator of M&E component of Global Fund/NAC Child Protection Project, SWG Co-ordinator, Gender and Youth Sector Working Group, Co-ordinator TIPSWAp Sector Working Group. He has also experience in designing projects /programs, policy analysis and formulation, monitoring and evaluation system. Furthermore I have experience in preparation of gender programmes and gender programming.

Lastly, but not least, he has 10 years’ experience at management level obtained as Director of Planning in the Ministry of Industry and Trade; Acting Director of Agricultural Planning Services in Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development; Director of Planning and Research in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development.