Zali Bryson Chikuba

Zali Bryson Chikuba

  • Interim Executive Director
  • Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research



Zali Bryson Chikuba is the Interim Executive Director of the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), where he previously led the Research Department as a Senior Research Fellow. With 19 years of experience, he specializes in transportation and infrastructure, particularly urban mobility, railways, and aviation. He has also contributed to developing public sector policies and implementation plans and serves on several boards and technical committees.

Before joining ZIPAR, Mr. Chikuba was a Lecturer and Vice Principal at Palabana Dairy Training Institute and Mochipapa Training Centre. He also lectured in Corporate Finance at the Australian Institute for Business and Technology in Zambia.

Academic Background

Mr. Chikuba holds:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Development Studies from UNZA
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Copperbelt University
  • International Diploma in Agriculture from PTC+ and Van Hall Larenstein University, Netherlands
  • Certificates in Transport Planning and Development from Leeds University, UK, and Galilee College of Management, Israel

Recent Research Accomplishments

  • Review of Zambia’s Eight National Development Plan (2023)
  • Zambia PPP Diagnostic Study (2022)
  • Situation Analysis of Zambia’s Aviation Sector (2021)
  • Feasibility Study for the Decongestion of Lusaka (2020)