Merlin Mfondo, Ph.D.

Dr Merlin Mfondo

Merlin Mfondo, Ph.D.

Nkafu - Director

Executive Director
Nkafu Policy Institute

Dr. Merlin Mfondo is the Executive Director of the Nkafu Policy Institute, underscoring his expertise and commitment to advancing impactful research and sustainable policies. Prior to that, he served as the Regional Director at the Pan-African Institute for Development Eastern and Southern Africa region (PAID-ESA) in Kabwe, Zambia. He also served as the Regional Director of the Pan African Institute for Development in Central Africa, based in Cameroon. In this capacity, he oversaw operations in 13 countries. Dr.   Mfondo holds a doctorate degree in Economics and Organizational Management.  

His extensive leadership background, particularly in strategic management, applied research, project life cycle and regulatory compliance, positions him very well to lead the Nkafu Policy Institute into its next phase. In his role as Executive Director, Dr. Mfondo spearheads comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategies to promote Nkafu’s mission and elevate its impact at both national and regional levels across the African continent.

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