Dr. Chiku Malunga, CV as at September 2010

Areas for Organization Development (OD) consultancy skills

Organizational  assessments, personal mastery/self-development, strategic planning; organizational sustainability planning; developing organizational policies, systems and procedures including learning systems and human resources development; team building, organizational designing, structuring and reengineering; results based management (RBM), mentoring and coaching; leadership development; board training and development; and partnerships and networks development


Director, Capacity Development Consultants (CADECO), P.O Box 1884, Blantyre, Malawi. Tel: 265 1 915 723 Fax:
265 915 723 Cell: 265 8 868624. e-mail: cadeco@sdnp.org.mw Website: www.cadeco.mw



Doctor of Development Studies, UNISA, 2007, Master of  Development Studies, UNISA, 2003, BSc (Agriculture, Rural Development) University of Malawi, 1995, 2 year training in Organization Development (OD)

Doctorate thesis

Improving the Effectiveness of Strategic Planning in Local NGOs in Malawi


15 years development and OD practice/consultancy in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Southern Sudan, South Africa and the Netherlands

Director at CADECO 2001 - , OD Practitioner at Capacity Building Unit for NGOs (CABUNGO) 1999 – 2001, Program Manager at Blantyre Synod Agricultural Development Program (1996 – 1999), Researcher – Estate Land Utilization Study, DFID/Government of Malawi Project 1995 – 1996

Some of my OD client organizations

CIVICUS – South Africa, DFID – South Africa, AED – Mozambique, VSO, PACT/USAID, CIDA - Canada, ICCO - Netherlands, Malawi Network of AIDS Service Organizations (MANASO), SNV - Netherlands, Women in Law in Southern Africa (WLSA), Institute of Development Studies (IDS) - England, Concern World Wide, Christian Children’s’ Fund (CCF) - Uganda, Action Aid, Save the Children (US), HIVOS - Netherlands, University of Malawi, Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF), World Bank, VSO Malawi and PSO – Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Books published

Understanding Organizational Sustainability through African Proverbs: Insights for Leaders and Facilitators, Practical Action Publishing, London

Making Strategic Plans Work: Insights from African Indigenous Wisdom , Adonis & Abbey Publishers, London, January 2009

Understanding Organizational Leadership through Ubuntu, Adonis and Abbey Publisher, London, June 2009

Oblivion and Utopia: Prospects for Africa, University Press of America, January, 2010

NGO Management – The Earthscan Companion (co –edited with Professor Alan Fowler, forthcoming), Earthscan Publishers London

NGO Management and Leadership: Processes and Responsibilities,  Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, May, 2010

Power and Influence: Self Development Lessons from African Proverbs and Folktales, forthcoming

Some published papers







Organizational Challenges Facing CSO Networks in Malawi, Knowledge for Development Journal vol.2 no.2

Learning Leadership Development from  African Cultures, INTRAC, Praxis Notes no. 25 August 2006

Using African Proverbs in Organizational Capacity Building, INTRAC Praxis note no.6

The Beehive Model for Team Building, Footsteps Magazine no. 43

Five Lessons for Managers of Rural Development Projects, Agren Newsletter no 41, ODI

Presentations and Key note speeches

  • AWARD leadership training, 2010, spoke on ‘leadership for a higher calling’.
  • HIVOS training for partners on Governance, September, 2009, spoke on financial sustainability strategies for CSOs
  • INTRAC annual conference, The Netherlands, December 2008, spoke on how to improve the effectiveness of social movements in Africa and developing regions
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference, Kampala, Uganda, November, 2007. Spoke on Improving Leadership Effectiveness in African Organizations.
  • ICCO, Harare, December, 2006. Spoke on Social Accountability Efforts of CSOs in Africa
  • SNV, the Hague, Netherlands, July, 2006. Spoke on Learning Leadership Development from African Cultures
  • Global Development Network conference in Kampala, Uganda in June, 2006. Spoke on Using indigenous wisdom in CSOs capacity building
  • Global Development Network conference in Cairo in February 2005. Spoke on Using African Proverbs as a tool for Organizational Capacity Building
  • USAID, annual conference in Washington D.C, January 2005.  Spoke on What makes a Good NGO in Today’s world
  • Global Development Network Launching Conference in Bonn, Germany, December 1999. Spoke on Challenges Facing African NGOs and the Role of OD in addressing those challenges



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