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Susan Silika

Operations Director, CAMFED Malawi

Susan’s career has been dedicated to supporting young women in Malawi to achieve economic independence and grow their leadership potential. She first joined CAMFED Malawi in January 2017 as Finance Manager, later becoming Head of Finance. Having gained a deep understanding of CAMFED’s programs, Susan then moved into Operations and was promoted to the position of Operations Director in April 2021. In this role she oversees CAMFED’s holistic interventions in service to educating the most marginalized girls and young women. Susan works in close partnership with the Ministry of Education (including on academic catch-up programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic) and works with the CAMFED Association of women leaders on its governance structures, supporting the network’s activities and creating the eco-system for young women to thrive and become independent and influential

Susan holds a Chartered Management Accounting Qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Malawi, Polytechnic, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Institute of Management (ESAMI). Susan has served as a Board Member of the Student Christian Organisation of Malawi (SCOM), whose mission to guide students complements her professional work.

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