Friday Njaya is Director of Fisheries in Malawi. His vast experience in fisheries management, governance, project coordination (development and research), policy analysis, and scholarly work blended with professional networking for nearly 30 years puts him in a suitable position to mentor upcoming scientists and professionals in fisheries and aquaculture.
Friday holds a PhD from University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He is a UNU-FTP fellow (2002) and a member of IIFET and IASC since 1998. He has been a research partner for various research projects involving organisations like FAO, World Fish, CMI, North Sea Centre, NEPAD, AU-IBAR, MSU and UWC. He has published his research work in various peer-reviewed journals. He also reviews manuscripts for publication in international journals. Friday has been partly engaged in lecturing and supervising PhD and MSc students at LUANAR and Mzuzu University mainly on fisheries co-management, livelihoods, climate change, value chain and environment.