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 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 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.
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.
Livestock Land Manager
Annette is responsible for designing and managing our holistic livestock land management demonstration. Working closely with herders from Nature’s Gift dairy, Annette is responsible for ecological monitoring and data collection for the Savory Institute’s online platform. Prior to joining Kusamala, Annette worked as a livestock extension expert in Dowa district with dairy famers and has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.
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.
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
Tiwonge Nkosi – Training and Communication Assistant