Member of Parliament, Mwanza West Constituency
Joyce Chitsulo is a Member of Parliament for Malawi’s Mwanza West Constituency. In parliament, she chairs the Public Appointments Committee, the Monitoring Committee on Public Officers Declaration, and serves as the current chairperson for all chairperson committees. Ms. Chitsulo is the first woman to be elected as a member of parliament in her constituency. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development and has very strong skills and knowledge in this field, especially in project management, advocacy, proposal and report writing, HIV/AIDS, gender, and participatory methods.
She has a vast knowledge of Malawi’s governance system, and has worked on various projects related to gender and human rights both in Malawi and internationally. She is skilled in working with diverse communities, including people with special needs and vulnerable populations, particularly refugees. Her teaching background provided the foundation for her to hone her ability to connect with people of different backgrounds, interests, ages, and socioeconomic statuses. These qualities are why the people of Mwanza voted for her as their first woman representative.