CADECOM Lilongwe Leadership

Charles Matewere, Diocesan Secretary

Team member since January 2016

Charles Matewere is a dedicated, passionate, focused, enthusiastic and committed Environmental and Natural Resources Management Specialist at CADECOM Lilongwe. He has experience in project management across areas of biodiversity conservation, resilience building, livelihoods improvement, forest conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Malawi. A natural team leader and good communicator, Charles is the current Acting Head of CADECOM Lilongwe with 7 years of post-graduate work experience that includes development project management, monitoring and evaluation and customer service. 

Christopher Titan Momba Chikowi, Project Coordinator

Team member since January 2020

Christopher T.M. Chikowi is a mature, hardworking, consistency, self-motivated, reliable and responsible gentleman with excellent facilitation, communication, numerical and analytical skills that approaches tasks with results in mind. He easily adapts to challenging situations and is able to work well both in a team as well as independently. His desire is to achieve a high standard level of work performance and excellent delivery in his chosen economics career specifically in relation to the following fields; research, programme/project management and rural development.

Leonard Mkusa, Project Coordinator

Team member since January 2019

Leonard Mkusa is a trained Agricultural Economist with more than 5 years experience in the areas of food policy, food security, nutrition, food systems, food governance, rural development Disaster Risk management as well as Monitoring, evaluation and learning. Leonard’s experience emanates from working with National Government, Research institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations. He a MSc and BSc (Agricultural Economics) from the university of Pretoria and University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture respectively. As a Food Security and livelihoods programme Coordinator he is responsible for designing FSL project concepts, proposals, leading in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, coordinating revision of plans and budgets in response to monitoring, reflection and learning with the stakeholders and coordinating with all partners including government and civil society to ensure and support project implementation.

Castina Zimba, Accountant

Team member since February 2021

Castina Zimba is a confident, multiskilled accountant with excellent knowledge in finance and accounting procedures. Castina possesses exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. She is able to provide financial information to all areas of the organization whilst ensuring that all management information is accurate. Castina has a proven ability to drive out inefficiencies through process improvement as well as assist in the maintenance and development of financial systems and accounting procedures. She has over 7 years’ experience in presenting data as well as providing financial reports. She is a member of ICAM and MAB.

Stanley Jason Sokosa, Field Officer

Team member since January 2016

Stanley Jason Sokosa has background of Agriculture and Food Security Management, Skilled and enthusiastic data entry expert with immense knowledge of providing timely, efficiency and quality data, Environmental Management and Natural Resources Management. Stanley has experience in project planning, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation to ensure sustainable project delivery in line with strategic objectives. Specifically, Stanley has over 5 years of experience in managing agriculture and livelihood projects, natural resources management, crop diversification and crop value chain management, community disaster risk reduction management and asset based community development. Stanley has also acquired experience in public-private projects and also collaborated with implementing partners for effective project activities’ implementation.

Sylvester Panyani , Field Officer

Team member since August 2019

Sylvester Panyani is a highly motivated and dedicated forestry professional, demonstrating excellent leadership and communication skills with extensive Knowledge in agriculture, Extension, Natural Resources particularly forestry. Sylvester Panyani possesses a wide range of experience in working with local communities. His field experience has highly contributed to the Organization’s high-performance attributes in various aspects especially extension and natural resources. Sylvester Panyani always maintains a good working relationship with project beneficiaries and his ability to adapt easily to different cultural set up adds value to his already existing friendliness. He is currently working as a Field Officer at Mchinji Field Office.

Aubrey Divala, Field Officer

Team member since November 2016

Aubrey Divala is highly motivated and loyal individual with extensive knowledge and experience in community development, Nutrition and food security. As a professional community Development  and nutrition specialist, he has an excellent background in community mobilisation, Agriculture and natural resources management, gender and development, nutrition assessment, food utilization and diversification, as well child protection.  Aubrey is a result driven leader with proven leadership skills and over the years he has demonstrated success in dynamic environments.

Patrick Tsoka, Field Officer

Team member since August 2019

Patrick has 5 years of experience in agribusiness, value chain analysis, the cooperative development field, market analysis and linkage establishment, business management and entrepreneurship training, community mobilization, project proposal development, monitoring and evaluation, and data collection. Patrick started work as a monitoring and evaluation assistant at World Food Program (WFP) and later joined Comitato Internazionale Per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP) as an Agribusiness Expert, in European Union (EU) funded food security project, who upon the end of the project, he joined Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) as Project Field Officer. He has been involved in many project interventions promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He is also a meticulous and strong writer with a passion for story-telling who has extensive experience in writing literary compositions, articles, success stories, fiction stories, reports, grant proposals, books, and other texts aimed at a specific target audience. He is results-driven, self-motivated, and a team player.

George Nkhoma, Field Officer

Team member since January 2010

George Nkhoma is a dedicated, passionate, focused, enthusiastic and committed individual. He is very passionate about development of the less privileged communities. He has experience in providing extension services, community mobilization and facilitation of different trainings. He also possesses a proven record of efficiency and effectiveness in implementation of  various project activities. George has contributed immensely to improving services by successfully facilitating projects resulting in increased performance and productivity. Mr Nkhoma has an open mind and a drive to complete tasks. 

Chisomo Chibwana, Gender, Social Inclusion and Early Childhood Intern

Team member since February 2021

Chisomo Chibwana is a self-motivated and qualified Gender and Advocacy practitioner with knowledge in Gender and Development to ensure the organization operates at the leading edge of creating a just world where all human beings regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, fully enjoy their entitled human rights. She has been engaged in working with adolescent girls and women in promoting their human rights for them to realize their potential and value to excel in life. Chisomo has a strong passion for strengthening gender consciousness to positively shape and define the Women's Rights agenda moving forward. She has excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys being part of a dynamic team as demonstrated in her flexibility of working with diverse group of people.

Esther Mikuti, Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Team member since January 2020

Esther Mikuti is a motivated and dynamic and enthusiastic person. She holds a of Bachelor of Science degree in Development Economics. With the experience in Research enormously contributes to the team in supporting the overall monitoring and evaluation activities. Esther Mikuti is a very organized and observant person with strong communication skills.

Tionge Felicity Chirambo, Administration and Accounts Intern

Team member since January 2021

Tionge Chirambo  is a business administrator with background in sales, client relations, marketing and financial management. She is highly Skilled in managing operation duties of business and propelling teams towards success. Tionge has got exemplary expertise and superior communication skills in both written and spoken forms.

Christopher Mazengera, Communications Intern

Team member since January 2021

Chris is a dedicated, organized and methodical individual. He maintains his good interpersonal skills; he is an excellent team worker who is keen and very willing to learn and develop new skills. He is reliable and dependable and often seek new responsibilities within a wide range of employment areas. He has an active and dynamic approach to work and getting things done. He is always determined and decisive. He identifies and develop opportunities. chris possesses good listening and communication skills which helps him execute his duties in the communications office effectively. He has a creative mind and is always up for new challenges.

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