Ndawona DENNIS Mwafulirwa, besides being the Founder of Governance Link Initiative, brings over 16 years of local and global community work and engagement experience to the leadership role as a Program Advisor for the initiative.
Dennis is also a Co-founder of the Centre for Community Empowerment and Development (CECAD). He is an experienced and passionate leader, a strategic thinker who is passionate about social and political justice, human rights and democratic governance, besides being an entrepreneur.
Dennis has a background working in a wide range of development sectors including, child rights; climate change and environment; youth and community development/services including health and education. He has had the opportunity to travel to over 15 countries learning and experiencing. Dennis also celebrates an early career in electrical engineering inspired by his late father, but decided to switch and go on to social sciences/humanities instead later on in his 20s.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies and Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University, Canada and several other credentials. He is currently enrolled in a Post-Degree Social Work with focus on Social Policy and Mental Health.
Dennis is currently working as a Residential Counselor with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), an organization working in the area of program planning and implementation, care and support of people with special needs. He is also member of and volunteers with the Antigonish Lions Club and Lions Club International.