He is a holder of Masters’ Degree in International and Public Affairs (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Diploma in Economics (University of Colorado-Economic Institute) and BA General (University of Rhodesia).
Gender Equality Area of Interest/Expertise
Engendering the Fiscal and Public Policy Process. Monitoring the gender gap with regards to political and economic participation of men, women, girls and boys and Governance issues. He wishes to see Zimbabwe conclusively address all issues of gender discrimination and attaining the 50/50 gender parity in the shortest possible time frame.
Commissioner Obert Matshalaga has worked as a High School Teacher and spent two decades as a Senior Civil Servant in the Ministry of Finance. The Commissioner joined politics and became a Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Thereafter, he was the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.
He Chairs the Commission’s Legal and Investigations and Finance and Human Resources Committees. In addition, he also Chairs the Thematic Working Group on Gender, Politics and Decision Making.