Malawian female scientist Nyovani Madise appointed by UN to draft Global Sustainable Development Report

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday announced appointment Malawi female scientist, Professor Nyovani Madise and 14 other eminent scientists to draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report.

Prof Nyovani Madise

Professor Madise—who is the Director of Research and Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office of the African Institute for Development Policy—is a sister to Dr Sunduzwayo Madise, Dean of Law at Chancellor College

According to UN press statement released on Monday, this independent group of scientists and their Report will inform the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

“The Report aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and to serve as a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development,” reads the statement.

The next Global Sustainable Development Report will be published in 2023, feeding into the high-level global review of the 2030 Agenda at the United Nations in September of that year.

The statement adds that following an extensive consultation process, the UN Secretary-General has appointed a diverse group, representing a wide range of disciplines, expertise and backgrounds.

The 15 scientists are: John Agard (Trinidad and Tobago), Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim (Qatar), Sergey N. Bobylev (Russian Federation), Opha Pauline Dube, (Botswana), Ibrahima Hathie (Senegal), Norichika Kanie (Japan), Nyovani Janet Madise (Malawi), Shirin Malekpour (Australia), J. Jaime Miranda (Peru), Jaime C Montoya (Philippines), Jiahua Pan (China), Åsa Persson (Sweden), Ambuj D Sagar (India), Imme Scholz (Germany), Nancy Shackell (Canada).

The Report will provide guidance on the state of global sustainable development from a scientific perspective, address new and emerging issues and challenges, and offer recommendations for action by governments and other actors.

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Mzwanya
Mzwanya
6 months ago

Banja la a Madise lidadalitsika ndi school eti. Kuli Suduzwayo ndi twin brother wake Dingiswayo Madise okha okha anyamata ovaya.

Congrats madam for international recognition.

Kwacha
Kwacha
6 months ago

Congratulations Prof! so very proud of you! what a great representation for Malawi, Fly that flag really high girl…….. You are a true woman of substance

Peloma
Peloma
6 months ago

Well done Madam, Prof. This is very remarkable and we’re so so so proud of you! Continue shinning at this global stage. May God guide in this challenging yet very rewarding assignment.

ChikadzaKuwani
ChikadzaKuwani
6 months ago

I was privileged to have been in the same first year mathematics class with Prof Madise at Chanco in 1978. My Gosh! What a crack mathematician!

Congratulations, Nyovani. Umatiimilira, dona.

mwinifilimu
mwinifilimu
6 months ago
Reply to  ChikadzaKuwani

Massive to learn from you bro, Malawi seems to have distinguished academics honestly, i have googled her CV and her CV is impressive to the core

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