Our Team

Rose Bell

Rose Bell

Executive Director

Rose is responsible for the overall design and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture from University of Malawi and a Master’s of Science in Forestry and its Relation to Land Use from the University of Oxford. Rose has twenty-one years of experience in areas of Program Management, Forestry, Irrigation Agriculture, Food Security, and Natural Resource Management. She has worked for the World Agroforestry Center and several European Union funded Rural Development projects.

Chisomo Kamchacha

Chisomo Kamchacha

Programs Manager

Chisomo is Kusamala’s programs manager and supervises our grants, research and policy work. He is responsible for supporting project officer and field staff, overseeing implementation of our Mwana Alirenji, WHH and AMPP projects, and building relationships with relevant stakeholders in government and civil society. Chisomo has worked for 7 years in research and community training in environmental management with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has been leading projects on permaculture and agroecology and has experience in reporting, data collection, analysis and presenting findings. He holds a Master of Art in Development Studies.

Paul Maliwa

Paul Maliwa

Accountant/Administration

Paul is responsible for accounting and administration of the organization funding which involves project and financial management of the grants and Centre finances. He is a qualified accountant currently pursuing professional qualification of ACCA. Paul posses an extensive experience of 7 years from the accounting and banking sector and has also been involved in lecturing on part time basis.

Luwayo Biswick

Luwayo Biswick

Lead Permaculture Trainer

Biswick joins us from Never Ending Food, a leading Permaculture organization focusing on household level implementation. Biswick has experience with permaculture design, implementation, education, and training. He has been a leader in his own community, inspiring neighbors and visitors with his application of permaculture practices. Biswick is Kusamala’s lead permaculture trainer and technical advisor.

Tiwonge Nkosi

Tiwonge Nkosi

Assistant Trainer

Tiwonge has 5 years extensive progressive experience of working in the Civil Society with focus in Agriculture, finance and administration with a portfolio that includes project planning and reporting. She holds a Diploma in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She works in our training department.

Annette Kasulo

Annette Kasulo

Public Relation and Marketing Officer

As Kusamala’s Public Relation and Marketing Officer, Annette is responsible for handling communications with the public and within the organization. She is also responsible for marketing of all of Kusamala’s products and services, managing the website and all  of Kusamala’s online media platforms. Prior to this, Kasulo worked as our livestock land manager under the Savory Institutes’s holistic management program. She is also currently managing the SCOPE (Secondary Schools and Colleges Permaculture) Programme formerly known as the ReSCOPE (Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture) Programme for Kusamala. Kasulo holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science form the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Isaac Banda

Isaac Banda

Khundi Community Liaison and Agroforestry

Isaac is Kusamala’s agroforestry expert and community liason to Khundi community located in Lilongwe (rural). He works closely with different community stakeholders and local groups as well as managing Kusamala’s tree nursery. Isaac comes to us with thirty plus years in tree management within agricultural systems. His experience in agroforestry includes grafting, nursery management and horticultural science.

STAFF

Enock Chikale – Head Driver
Erick Michael – Kusamala South Garden Permaculturalist
Eunice Chande – Kusamala South Garden Permaculturalist
Grace Kadzinje – Cleaner
Jimmy Mapira -Security Guard
Mercy Banda – – Kusamala South Garden Permaculturalist
Nester Enock- Kusamala South Garden Permaculturalist
Osward Zulu – Security and Maintenance Manager
Rhoda Gofrey – Nutrition Assistant
Samuel Baluti – Kusamala South Project Manager
Sinoya Banda – Garden Permaculturalist
Symon Makono-Kaya – Kusamala South Garden Permaculturalist
Lucy Bito – Nutrition Assistant