Dora Susan Salamba-Makwinja

Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA), Lilongwe

Dora Susan Salamba-Makwinja is a graduate of the University of Malawi. She is also a holder of Master of Intellectual Property Law, Commerce and Technology specialized in Copyright Law from Franklin Pierce Law Centre obtained in 2003 in the United States of America.

She has been working for the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA), the Copyright Office for Malawi as well as its Collective Management Organization for the past 12 years. Ms. Salamba-Makwinja is currently the Acting Copyright Administrator and Executive Director for COSOMA. Besides, she has also undertaken various assignments for WIPO on Copyright and Related Rights, including Collective Management mainly in the Region for a number of years. In addition, she is also a tutor of the WIPO Worldwide Academy for the Advanced Course on Copyright and Related Rights and a part-time lecturer of Copyright and Related Rights at the Africa University, which offers a Master’s Degree course in Intellectual Property in conjunction with WIPO and the African Region Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).

 Ms. Salamba-Makwinja is the Vice Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the local office of the Canadian Physicians Aid and Relief (CPAR).