Mr. Simson Mwale has been appointed as the new Programme Officer for SECAM-JPDC. He will be responsible for the implementation of the programmes of the 4th Phase of the Good Governance Project of the Justice, Peace and Development Commission of SECAM.
The project seeks to contribute to an overall goal of enabling the Catholic Church in Africa to effectively reflect the concerns and interests of the poor and marginalized in political and development processes at various levels towards the establishment of more just, transparent and peaceful societies living in harmony with nature.
Prior to joining SECAM, Mr. Mwale worked as a Human Rights Research Officer and Programme Manager for the Faith and Justice Programme of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Lusaka, Zambia, from 2004 to 2007. He then joined the team to set up SECAM’s 1st Phase of the Good Governance Project in 2008.
He left SECAM in 2010 to pursue further studies and later joined the Zambia Catholic University, where he worked as a lecturer, Head of Department for Development Studies, and also served as Coordinator for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.
He is currently finishing up his PhD project in Population Studies with the University of Zambia.
Mr. Mwale, among others, holds a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the Copperbelt University, Zambia; Master of Population Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa; Master in Communication for Development from the University of Zambia; and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights law from the University of Zambia.
Mr. Mwale is a Zambian and is married with one daughter.