Alan Msosa
Advancing the human rights of marginalised people
University of Essex
Law/ Human Rights
  • Alan is a Malawian activist with over 10 years' experience advocating for human rights protection of marginalised people.
  • He has previously headed programme implementation for a national human rights institution in Malawi and coordinated monitoring and evaluation of inter-country programmes involving over 40 civil society organisations advancing the rights-based approach to  HIV/AIDS policies in southern and eastern Africa.
  • Alan has also been involved in coordinating the strategic planning and implementation of an Africa Programme for an inter-governmental agency with presence in all continents of the world.
  • His PhD research investigated the implementation of human rights protection of marginalised communities in Malawi, focusing on the rights of persons based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Listen to our conversation with Alan about his work as an advocate of LGBTQ rights in Malawi.
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Greatest achievement: 

Facilitating a cooperation agreement between a national human rights institution in Malawi and its counterpart in the United Kingdom.

Professional interests: 

In relation to human rights or development programmes, Alan is interested in facilitating research, programme planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, governance and accountability, and advocacy.

Current occupation: 
Research Consultant