John is a renowned in M&E circles having been part of the developments in the sector for the past 30 years as an author, practitioner, policy maker and mentor. He is a leading global thought leader and advocate on recognising the voices of indigenous evaluators and communities in the global evaluation system. He is a founder member of EvalIndigenous global network, a member of its Task-force (board) and the Coordinator of its Mapping Project covering Africa and Asia. He is also a former Treasurer of the African Evaluation Association, former Chairperson of the Zambia Evaluation Association, former Chairperson of the Governance Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the Government of Zambia. He is an honorary member of the Zambia Monitoring and Evaluation Association (ZAMEA), a lifelong member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and that of the African Community of Practice (AfCoP). He is specialised in business, economics, governance, monitoring and evaluation, social development, and taxation. He is much sought after by governments, civil society members and cooperating partners for advice, especially on new M&E initiatives.
He has become a recognisable poster elder on any debate on decolonising evaluation. He is a panelist on Pan African (96.1 FM) Radio’s weekly programme on issues of the youth and women in Zambia as an Independent Development Consultant. Without his participation, such a debate would be missing a valuable voice.