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Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu

Executive Director
African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

eliya.zulu@afidep.org
Country of residence:
Kenya

Nationality: Malawi
Gender: M

Member since: 2013
Membership No: 26517
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Environment, Population and Development, Public Health/ Epidemiology

Specialization: Policy and Ethics, Population and Development, Reproductive Health (Family Planning)

Regional focus: Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1996 , University of Pennsylvania , Demography

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)


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Professional Summary:

Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), which promotes application of research evidence in formulation of public policies in Africa. Zulu has over 20 years experience in conceptualizing, developing and managing research, capacity building, and policy analysis programs on a wide range of issues including population change and sustainable development, reproductive health, urbanization, and maternal health. He has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles, and served on many international development and scientific panels.  Zulu has been an active IUSSP member since 1994, he is a member of the IUSSP Reproductive Health Scientific Panel, and he is the ex-President of the Union for African Population Studies (2007-2011). Zulu earned his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Population and Development from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Applied Statistics from the University of Malawi.  




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