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Charles Nkhoma- National Director 

MSc. Degree in conservation and utilisation of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) from the University of Birmingham in the Uk with nearly 40years work experience in agriculture and has worked on various plant genetic resources and biodiversity programmes in the Zambian government, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and World Wide Fund (WWF). He has widespread knowledge of Southern Africa and has been involved in the development of the Global Plan of Action for the conservation of PGR and the Global Crop Diversity Trust Strategy for this region as well as the strategy plan for the conservation of crop wild relatives. In 2009, He initiated the establishment of Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT) in Zambia to contribute to fulfilling his lifelong desire to showcase the contribution of farmers to conservation and utilisation of PGR.

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Harrison Mbindika- Finance and Administration Officer

Professional Accountant and member of Zambia Institute of  Chartered Accountants (ZICA) with over 15 years  work experience in finance..

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Juliet Nangamba – Programmes Manager

 

BSc “Agronomist” from the University of Zambia with 8 years work experience in project management, particularly in seed and food systems projects. Juliet has worked with rural communities to improve people's livelihoods with special focus on food, seed and nutrition security

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Diana Mapulanga- Communications Officer

 

Bachelor of Mass Communication from the University of Zambia with over one-year work experience. She has worked as a reporter under the Zambia News and Information Services ( ZANIS) ,Public relations intern under the Lusaka City council  and Media Campaign Specialist for Ding Consult Services on a USAID funded project.

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Pocress M. Kanyemba- Finance and Administration Assistant

Accounting Technician Diploma II (ATD II) from National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) and Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Management with Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce (EHC) with over five-years work experience in Finance and Procurement in NGO sector including USAID funded projects.

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Joseph Mwitumwa, Seed Production and Marketing Officer

Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Zambia and a certificate in maize breeding from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center with 6 years’ experience in seed production and marketing. 

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Euckeria Samba- Chirundu District Field Officer

 

Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from Rusangu University with 3 years of  work experience. She has worked with ministry of Agriculture under the department of marketing, she has also worked with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under Scrala project.  

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Kenji Stegger Mpande - Chikankata District Field Officer

 

Diploma in Agriculture , Certificate in permaculture, TAVETA certificate in computer studies , Audit Control expertise (ACE)  , Advanced international training program on intellectual property and  PGR in Sweden with 4 years work experience.

Mike Ngulube- Rufunsa District Field Officer

Bachelors degree in Development Studies from Zambia Open University, Diploma in Project management from Zambia Institute Of Management Trust-Zambia, Certificate in  Intellectual property rights in support of innovation-PRV Sweden, Certificate in Agricultural production techniques -Jilin Agricultural University with over 10 years work experience . 

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Mulife Likemeno- Shibuyunji District Field  Officer

General certificate of Agriculture from Zambia College of Agriculture in Mpika. He has 30 years work experience in the Ministry of Agriculture doing extension work.

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Timothy Phiri- Community Seed  Bank Officer

7years work experience with Lonhro cotton in Agriculture. 

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Edwin .N. Abwino- Programme Assistant 

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Development Studies from Zambia Open University (ZAOU), University of Zambia (UNZA) Diploma in Agriculture Business Management from Natural Resources Development College (NRDC), Certificate in Organic Agriculture Development from Sweden and Kenya. Certificate in Marketing of organic products from Africa obtained from the Netherlands. More than 10 years of experience in fostering agroecological practices, management and implementation of food security and livelihood projects. 

 

Meet the Team

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