Lekeleni Mbewe
Research and Policy Associate

Lekereni has over 5 years’ extensive experience in education, youth and gender program management. At AFIDEP, she supports projects related to transformative education and skills development, gender and governance.

Prior to AFIDEP, Lekereni worked with Education Expertise Development Foundation and World Relief as program coordinator. Before that, she was with Chancellor college centre for social research as a social scientist and research assistant for several academic departments at Chancellor College. She has also worked with One-Stop centre offering Psycho-social counselling abused children and women. 

Lekereni has a Master of Arts in Development Studies with a focus on governance and a Bachelor of Arts in Education humanities at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.

Her career interests are in advancing research and evidence use in promoting inclusive governance, gender, youth empowerment, equitable and quality education, and women’s rights and empowerment.

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