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.

Paul Maliwa

Finance & Administration Manager

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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.

Chisomo Kamchacha

Programs Manager

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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.

Luwayo Biswick

Trainings, Consultancies & Demo Manager

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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

Assistant Trainer

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Tiwonge has 6 years experience of working in the Civil Society with focus in Agriculture, finance and administration with a portfolio that includes project planning and reporting. In the past years she has coordinated capacity building of project staff and farmer groups in agribusiness management and facilitated linkage of farmer groups with sustainable markets. She posses vast experience in handling soya and maize. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management.

Annette Kasulo

Public Relations & Marketing Officer

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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.

Young James Chigumula

Finance & Administration Officer

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Young comes with 5 years experience in Finance and Administration. He holds an ICAM Accounting Technician Diploma and currently pursuing a professional qualification with Chattered Accountants Malawi with ICAM.Young works in our Finance and Administration department. He is responsible for supporting both Kusamala and the Multisectoral food and nutrition security project administratively.
Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security for Young Smallholders in Malawi

Dorothy Limbanga

Project Officer

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Dorothy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry and a Diploma in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management.She joins Kusamala with a lot of experience implementing different projects in rural communities with various administrative responsibilities both in public as well as the private sector. In the past years, She has been involved in capacity building for farmers, project and extension staff, mobilization and group formation, Planning, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, budgeting, development of annual work plans for livelihood interventions, coordination with government officials in project implementation, identification of new project sites, problem solving and reporting writing.

Ester Kalumba

Extension Officer

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She has over 10 years hands-on experience in Facilitation and implementation of Community Development, establishing and managing tree nurseries, community mobilization and collaborating with stakeholders at local level and national level. She also comes with experience in assessing business proposals and monitoring and/ supervising farmers in Agriculture, Irrigation and Forestry activities. She holds a Diploma in community development.

Davie Phiri

Extension Officer

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Davie has 7 years working experience in the field of agriculture, agroforestry techniques, extension work, plantation management, monitoring and evaluation. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Forestry.

Evelyn Mkandawire

Extension Officer

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Evelyn has 5 years experience in food security, nutrition, climate change adaptation, livelihood, humanitarian and neonatal health projects. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Sciences.
Mwana Alirenji Organic Farming

Arthur Kondowe

Project Officer

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Arthur has over 20 years working experience in the area of forestry. He facilitated enforcement of Forestry Act and Policy through trainings, meetings and patrols. In the past years, he has been involved in preparing annual work plans of activities and monthly work plans, Facilitating community mobilization in forestry activities, Facilitating nursery management and out planting as well as woodlot management. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Community Development.

STAFF

Osward Zulu – Security and Maintenance Manager
Enock Chikale – Head Driver
Grace Kadzinje – Cleaner
Jimmy Mapira -Security Guard
Mathews Kanyama- Security Guard
Rhoda Godfrey – Office Assistant
Sinoya Banda – Garden Permaculturalist
Isaac Kamphinda-Banda – Garden Permaculturalist
Lucy Bito – Office Assistant