Wisborn Malaya

Executive Member



I am the Secretary General of Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA). I have been a member since 2002 and was elected into my current position in 2005. I became a full time official in 2015. I am an achievement-oriented person who works with or without supervision, highly self-motivated, and an open-minded, independent and positive thinker. I am a highly interactive and visionary facilitator, a team player who easily cultivates team cohesion and good rapport to achieve set tasks. I believe in a high standard of work which must transform lives and make history.

In my day to day work, I administer all the work of the organisation. This includes resource mobilisation and management of use, attending to important issues of the organisation, and reporting to the management and congress among other tasks. All the work I do is covered by the organisation’s five pillars approach, which is  organize, educate, empower, advocate and represent. I have participated in a number of international events including representing the informal economy workers at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva under StreetNet International.


Education is one of our key pillars as an organisation reaching out to informal economy workers in Zimbabwe and across the globe. I have seen and understood the concept of IFWEA in its quest to provide education to all the workers in the world through a simple and cheap platform of online education. My desire to be part of the Executive Committee for this important institute is to add value to decisions of the board, in particular on innovative ways to transfer critical workers’ education to vulnerable workers in the informal economy across the globe.

This will include women, youth and People with Disabilities. Rural community strategic planning is equally part of my passion. Above all I believe in making history, and I feel transforming people’s lives educationally is one of the best history-making processes I would ever want to be a part of.