01 March 2024

Alumnus Eddy Maloka Promotes Good Governance and Inclusive Development in Africa

A world-renowned scholar, university professor, special adviser, and alumnus of the Geneva Graduate Institute (MDEV'92), Eddy Maloka  has been fighting to help African countries join the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), in order to benefit from a self-assessment of governance policy and adequate recommendations for better management, since 2003.

Globally celebrated for his in-depth research, Professor Eddy Maloka has published many pieces on politics, history and development challenges facing Africa. For him, leading the APRM as CEO means driving the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, economic growth and sustainable development.

Maloka was the Chairperson of the African Governance Architecture (AGA), a platform for dialogue among AU institutions with the mandate to promote good governance and strengthen democracy in Africa, and formerly the President of the Convocation of the University of Cape Town. 

Maloka has often been called upon by the South African government as a special adviser. Previously he has served as Special Advisor to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in the Republic of South Africa; South Africa’s Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region; Special Advisor to the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa; and Advisor on Governance, Public Administration and Post-Conflict Reconstruction to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). 

Previously, Maloka acted as African Legacy Delegate at 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee and Chief Executive Officer of the African Institute of South Africa (AISA) where he has served for four years. In the 1990s, Maloka was Political Advisor to the Premier of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Between 1992 and 1995 he worked as a Mellon Research Fellow at Cape Town University. He researched extensively on political and developmental issues in Africa including on the history of the liberation struggle in South Africa, and wrote a weekly column for the Sowetan. 



Africa : Eddy Maloka, Face of the Promotion of Good Governance