Mr. David Mulera has worked as an Education Specialist in the Malawi National Commission for UNESCO (MNCU) for a number of years.  His role in MNCU involves working as a policy advisor and a liaison between UNESCO and Government on education programmes and policies. His work also involves project/programme proposal development, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities in the education sector supported by UNESCO and other partners. He has organised and facilitated numerous workshops, seminars, and conferences, both local and international, addressing a wide range of topics in education under the auspices of UNESCO. He has also been involved in: the initiation and development of programmes such as the Regional Training Course on Guidance and Counselling for Africa involving 27 member states; the mobilisation of funding for construction of phase 1 of the Guidance, Counselling and Youth Development Centre for Africa (GCYDCA); coordination of national activities leading to the development of the national Education for All (EFA) plan of action; initiated the mobilisation of national efforts to access funding support from the EFA Fast Track Initiative (Global Partnership for Education) after the 2000 Education For All (EFA) Dakar World Education Forum; Capacity Building for Education for All (CapEFA) support towards Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); South Korean Better Education for Africa Rise (BEAR) TEVT programme; and South Korean Bridge Africa programme.

Mr. David Mulera has also been Deputy National Coordinator of the Southern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality (SACMEQ) III study. He has participated in a number of training courses on survey design, sampling technics, data analysis, report writing and policy briefs under the auspices of the UNESCO International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP). His research interests are in education policy, educational leadership and assessment of learning outcomes. He has authored and co-authored a number of articles in peer reviewed Journals. The following is a link to his latest article published in the International Journal of Education Development:

Mr. David Mulera has a Masters of Education (MEd) in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership (University of Malawi), Bachelor of Education in Sciences (University of Malawi), and a Diploma in Education. He has postgraduate professional certificates in Educational Planning, and in External Quality Assurance for Higher Education obtained from the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (Paris).