Safari Mbewe MSC
Mr. Safari Mbewe is an accomplished development management and global health professional with over 21 years’ work experience in development projects.
In his capacity as Executive Director, he provides strategic leadership to the Lighthouse, supervising both program and support operations. Having worked for both local and international institutions at Executive Management level in the Malawi HIV sector, Mr. Mbewe has vast experience in management of HIV programs. Building on what the Lighthouse has already accomplished, under his leadership, the Trust hopes to hone its strategic direction, grow and develop, as well as strengthen partnerships, and build new relationships.
Mr. Mbewe is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Development Management obtained from the Open University in the United Kingdom and is currently studying for a Doctorate Degree in Development Management with Atlantic International University in the United States of America - (Pending February 2021).
Mr Mbewe has participated in high level workshops and conferences such as International AIDS Conferences (IAC), United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions on HIV and AIDS (UNGASS), International Conferences on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan (COP) Reviews, and many other conferences, as a Speaker and Presenter.
Mr Safari Mbewe has held several positions and responsibilities at the level of either Chairperson or Board Member for the following institutions: The National AIDS Commission (NAC), Global Organizing Committee (GOC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC)-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) Interfaith Pre-Conference, National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust, Malawi AIDS Counseling and Resource Organization (MACRO), Malawi Health Equity Network (MEHN), Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi (COWLHA), and Network of African People living with HIV & AIDS for Southern Africa Region (NAPSAR+).