Mr Royd KatongoDirector Electoral Operations

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Areas of Expertise
  • Governance
  • Public Policy
Education

University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Master of Governance and Public Policy

(Recipient of two Dean’s Commendations for High Achievement in 2007 and 2008)

University of Zambia
Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A)

Mr. Royd Katongo joined the Commission as Director Electoral Operations on 1st August 2019. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Katongo worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zambia Country Office as Governance Analyst from May 2013 to July 2019.

Mr. Katongo also served as the first Programme Manager and Head of Secretariat at the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC), Zambia Chapter. He started his career in the Public Service with the Anti-Corruption Commission where he served in various positions in Lusaka and Kabwe, up to the position of Senior Prevention Officer.

Mr. Katongo is the first student from Africa to pursue the Master of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Queensland in 2007/2008. In 2011, he got a scholarship under the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship to be on an Employee Attachment Programme with the Queensland Parliament in Brisbane.

Mr. Katongo has attended a number of professional programmes that include programmes under the Commonwealth Secretariat such as Leveraging Corporate Governance and Ethics Strategies in Malaysia; Corruption and Anti-Corruption at the Australian National University; and Better Governance at the Civil Service College in Singapore.

publications

  • Press Release: Local Government By-elections in 3 Wards

    Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Electoral Commission of Zambia has prescribed Tuesday 9th June, 2020 as the date on which to hold the polls for the Local Government By-elections in Nakato and Imalyo Wards of Mongu Town Council in Western province and Bulilo ward of Chilubi Town Council in Northern

    May 12, 2020
  • Commission Reschedules Elections Calendar

    Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, that has affected the day to day life of citizens (health, social and economy), the Commission wishes to announce that it is reviewing the Roadmap for Elections, and will soon advise Stakeholders and the general public the commencement date for all the electoral processes leading up to the 2021 General

    May 12, 2020
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