Vitalice Meja is a seasoned development professional with over 20 years' experience in development work. His expertise is on policy analysis and research on development economics and capacity building, advocacy, institutional strengthening and program management with focus on Civil Society Organizations. Vitalice has been engaging on Aid effectiveness work since 2005 and has engaged in regional and global discussions on Aid effectiveness. He was among the members of better aid that was formed to have discussions around aid. He has been instrumental in contributing to Research and policy analysis around aid, has written several publications on Aid and its impacts in Africa and has played advisory role in CSOs on Aid effectiveness. As the discussions moved from Aid to development effectiveness, Vitalice has been on the forefront of capacity building, CSO mobilization around development effectiveness through Research and policy analysis. He has also played a key role as the Co-Chair of CSO partnership on effective development cooperation (CPDE) during the second-High level meeting in Nairobi and currently serves as the Non-executive co-chair in Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation(GPDEC).
Vitalice has also been instrumental in debt campaign and South- South Co-operation work in Africa and has provided all rounded leadership and advice on positioning of CSOs in Africa on their contribution to development.
Vitalice currently serves as the Executive director of Reality of Aid Africa Network.