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Mzuzu, Malawi … One seldom has difficulties listing the achievements of a particular person. This is not the case with Action for Progress board member and Vice Board Chairperson Robert Tauka from Mzuzu. Robert is a who’s who of achievement. In this case, only a portion of his important positions and achievements are listed.


  • 1992    Diploma in Business Studies, Univ of Malawi – Polytechnic
  • 1994    Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration) Univ of Malawi
  • 1998    Master of Science in Development Administration, Univ of Birmingham, England

Career Development

Beginning in 1995 Robert has served in executive management positions, trained personnel in local government positions, dwelt with environmental and climate change issues on the local and regional levels, .and monitored financial and administrative programs on multiple levels.

Employment Record

  • 1995 – 1997     Clerk of Council, Ministry of local government and rural development
  • 1997 – 2004     District Commissioner, Ministry of local government and rural development.
  • 2004                Chief Executive, Zomba City Council.
  • 2004 – 2009     Regional Programmes Director, European Union Micro Projects
  • 2011 – 2012     Capacity Building Coordinator, consortium of Nine NGO’s
  • 2013 – 2014     Regional Programme Coordinator, Evangelical Association of Malawi
  • 2014 – Current            Part Time Lecturer Malawi College of Accountancy

Other Responsibilities

  • 2001    Chairman, Lakeshore Districts Environmental Management Committee.
  • 2003    Member, steering committee Malawi Health Population and Nutrition Program.
  • 2012    President, Rotary Club of Mzuzu

Church Elder, Jomo Church of Christ, Mzuzu

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