Heather Maseko-Msyale is a climate justice advocate and project management specialist with experience in climate policy, community engagement, adaptation planning, disaster risk management and cross sectoral coordination. She holds major interest in international platforms and climate negotiations and served and participated in UNFCCC negotiations, African Ministerial platforms, SADC climate change forum, and Community Based Adaptation platforms among others. She is currently working with UNDP Malawi as a Programme Analyst for Resilience and Sustainable Growth and supports the management of the portfolio’s engagements in climate response and resilience building.
She has worked with the Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) as Assistant National Coordinator and Center for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) where she engaged in advocacy, knowledge management and climate change project management and previously supported ecosystems’ related research with Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD). She also co-founded the National Youth Network on Climate Change in Malawi.
Heather is a Salzburg Global Fellow (aimed at fostering engagements for rising leaders in cross-sectoral issues to stimulate ideas and innovative practice) and member of the International Union of Conservation Network (IUCN). She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Rhodes University and currently Studying for a Master of Laws in Environment and International Development with University of London as a Canon Collins Scholar.