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Keith Atkinson

Keith is based in Perth and heads up the Australian office. He has been working in developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific for the past 25 years. Keith has broad sectorial experience including Economic Development (regional economic integration, industrial and enterprise development, private sector development, macro-economic), Pro-poor Trade, Education, Strategic Planning, Agribusiness and Capacity Building. He leads the Monitoring and Evaluation thematic area at Imani, and has undertaken numerous programme and project evaluations in Africa and Asia. He is fully versed in Project Cycle Management methodology and EDF procedures. Keith has also worked with a significant number of regional integration organisations including, SAARC, ASEAN, COMESA, SADC, EAC and IOC.

Managing Director, Australia

Keith is based in Perth and heads up the Australian office. He has been working in developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific for the past 25 years. Keith has broad sectorial experience including Economic Development (regional economic integration, industrial and enterprise development, private sector development, macro-economic), Pro-poor Trade, Education, Strategic Planning, Agribusiness and Capacity Building. He leads the Monitoring and Evaluation thematic area at Imani, and has undertaken numerous programme and project evaluations in Africa and Asia. He is fully versed in Project Cycle Management methodology and EDF procedures. Keith has also worked with a significant number of regional integration organisations including, SAARC, ASEAN, COMESA, SADC, EAC and IOC.

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John McGrath

John is responsible for Imani’s office in Malawi. Having joined the group in 1996, John has over twenty years’ experience in trade, private sector development and project management in Africa. He has been involved in a wide range of private and public sector projects across East and Southern Africa. John has been actively involved in public-private dialogue processes; being advisor to the Malawi Trade Policy National Working Group and is part of the secretariat for the National Action Group (NAG) Forum, a senior level group dealing with all the development issues that impact private sector in Malawi. He has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation having worked on the involvement of the private sector in the SADC EPA negotiations, EC’s trade policy support programme in Kenya, and other NSAs in the SADC EPA process. John has been involved, as a Malawi Government Ministerial Advisor, in the preparations of the Seattle, Doha, Cancun and Hong Kong WTO Ministerial meetings. He has also supported the Zambian Government to integrate their trade initiatives, namely, Aid for Trade, the Integrated Framework (IF), Joint Integrated Trade Assistance Programme (JITAP) and their Value Chain analysis into the Private Sector Development programme. This also involved assisting the Zambian Business Forum to engage in the mainstreaming of trade and trade related issues into the Zambian economy through their Trade Expansion Working Group (TEWG). John has undertaken various private sector research projects for the World Bank, Commonwealth, etc. covering the full project management cycle: conceptualisation, design, budgeting, planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring & control, closure as well as evaluation.

Managing Director, Malawi

John is responsible for Imani’s office in Malawi. Having joined the group in 1996, John has over twenty years’ experience in trade, private sector development and project management in Africa. He has been involved in a wide range of private and public sector projects across East and Southern Africa. John has been actively involved in public-private dialogue processes; being advisor to the Malawi Trade Policy National Working Group and is part of the secretariat for the National Action Group (NAG) Forum, a senior level group dealing with all the development issues that impact private sector in Malawi. He has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation having worked on the involvement of the private sector in the SADC EPA negotiations, EC’s trade policy support programme in Kenya, and other NSAs in the SADC EPA process. John has been involved, as a Malawi Government Ministerial Advisor, in the preparations of the Seattle, Doha, Cancun and Hong Kong WTO Ministerial meetings. He has also supported the Zambian Government to integrate their trade initiatives, namely, Aid for Trade, the Integrated Framework (IF), Joint Integrated Trade Assistance Programme (JITAP) and their Value Chain analysis into the Private Sector Development programme. This also involved assisting the Zambian Business Forum to engage in the mainstreaming of trade and trade related issues into the Zambian economy through their Trade Expansion Working Group (TEWG). John has undertaken various private sector research projects for the World Bank, Commonwealth, etc. covering the full project management cycle: conceptualisation, design, budgeting, planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring & control, closure as well as evaluation.

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Donna Mataya

Donna is a Consultant at Imani Development Malawi. Donna leads the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the Business Innovation Facility project. She has experience in project management, project feasibility analysis, and financial analysis.  Prior to joining Imani, Donna worked in Retail & Business Banking at Malawi Savings Bank. Donna graduated with a M.B.A. from the University of Cape Town, and a B.B.A in Process Management and Consulting from The College of William and Mary

Consultant

Donna is a Consultant at Imani Development Malawi. Donna leads the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the Business Innovation Facility project. She has experience in project management, project feasibility analysis, and financial analysis.  Prior to joining Imani, Donna worked in Retail & Business Banking at Malawi Savings Bank. Donna graduated with a M.B.A. from the University of Cape Town, and a B.B.A in Process Management and Consulting from The College of William and Mary

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Navin Kumar

Navin is the MICF Fund Manager bringing over 20 years of experience of working in large corporate agribusiness firms across a number of emerging markets. He has worked in Malawi’s commercial agri-business and manufacturing sectors and has personally supported the development of new inclusive business models to the country. He has a deep understanding of Public-Private Partnerships and has played a lead role in setting up collaborative research on seed systems across a number of value chains.

MICF Fund Manager

Navin is the MICF Fund Manager bringing over 20 years of experience of working in large corporate agribusiness firms across a number of emerging markets. He has worked in Malawi’s commercial agri-business and manufacturing sectors and has personally supported the development of new inclusive business models to the country. He has a deep understanding of Public-Private Partnerships and has played a lead role in setting up collaborative research on seed systems across a number of value chains.

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Tambulani Chunga

Tambulani is a Consultant with the MICF project for Imani Development Malawi. Tambulani is skilled in management, communication, and research and analysis, and has training in finance and investment. He has extensive working experience in both private and public sectors in Malawi and Zambia. Before working at Imani Development Malawi, Tambulani worked for the worked for Press Corporation Limited, Grain & Milling Company Limited, and Dulux Paint, holding senior sales and marketing positions. In the public sector Tambulani has worked for the Office of Director Public Procurement World Food Programme (logistics), (ODPP) and the World Bank in capacity building roles.

MICF Consultant

Tambulani is a Consultant with the MICF project for Imani Development Malawi. Tambulani is skilled in management, communication, and research and analysis, and has training in finance and investment. He has extensive working experience in both private and public sectors in Malawi and Zambia. Before working at Imani Development Malawi, Tambulani worked for the worked for Press Corporation Limited, Grain & Milling Company Limited, and Dulux Paint, holding senior sales and marketing positions. In the public sector Tambulani has worked for the Office of Director Public Procurement World Food Programme (logistics), (ODPP) and the World Bank in capacity building roles.

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Alex Mugova

Alex is currently the Country Manager for the Business Innovation Facility (BIF). He has more than 20 years of working experience across Southern and East Africa. He has been Programme Manager and Team Leader for numerous projects covering sectors which include agriculture, agro processing, small-scale manufacturing, small-scale mining and infrastructure development. Between 2011 and 2015 Alex was the Deputy Team Leader and Market Systems specialist for Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Spending on Roads, a £22 million programme funded by DFID and the EU to support the development and growth of a competitive roads industry in Uganda.

BIF Country Manager

Alex is currently the Country Manager for the Business Innovation Facility (BIF). He has more than 20 years of working experience across Southern and East Africa. He has been Programme Manager and Team Leader for numerous projects covering sectors which include agriculture, agro processing, small-scale manufacturing, small-scale mining and infrastructure development. Between 2011 and 2015 Alex was the Deputy Team Leader and Market Systems specialist for Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Spending on Roads, a £22 million programme funded by DFID and the EU to support the development and growth of a competitive roads industry in Uganda.

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Hope Koka

Hope is currently a Pigeon Pea Market Analyst for the Business Innovation Facility. She has skills in research, monitoring and evaluation, project management and inclusive market system development. Before joining Imani, she worked as a researcher for Catholic Relief Services, Tufts University and Staff Development Institute. Hope has a Bachelor of Science degree in Irrigation Engineering, obtained from the University of Malawi, Bunda College.

BIF Pigeon Peas Market Analyst

Hope is currently a Pigeon Pea Market Analyst for the Business Innovation Facility. She has skills in research, monitoring and evaluation, project management and inclusive market system development. Before joining Imani, she worked as a researcher for Catholic Relief Services, Tufts University and Staff Development Institute. Hope has a Bachelor of Science degree in Irrigation Engineering, obtained from the University of Malawi, Bunda College.

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Pedzisai Mufara

Pedzisai is working for Imani under the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) programme as Rice Marketing Manager. He has senior management experience in export marketing, international trade facilitation, market research and entrepreneurship training, and has over 27 years’ experience in private and economic development sectors in Africa. He is also a Trainer, Facilitator, Experiential Trainer, and Specialist SME promoter having benefited from training in both India and Zimbabwe. Pedzisai holds an MPhil in Business Ethics from Stellenbosch University and MBA as well as a BTech from University of Zimbabwe

BIF Rice Market Manager

Pedzisai is working for Imani under the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) programme as Rice Marketing Manager. He has senior management experience in export marketing, international trade facilitation, market research and entrepreneurship training, and has over 27 years’ experience in private and economic development sectors in Africa. He is also a Trainer, Facilitator, Experiential Trainer, and Specialist SME promoter having benefited from training in both India and Zimbabwe. Pedzisai holds an MPhil in Business Ethics from Stellenbosch University and MBA as well as a BTech from University of Zimbabwe

Richard

Richard Chapweteka

Richard is currently the Pigeon Peas Marketing Manager under the Business Innovation Facility. He brings over 20 years of experience advising private companies, NGOs and African governments on agribusiness, managing credit, agricultural input supplies and rural markets. He has significant management experience having served in the roles of Country Director for Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, and as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Africa Region. Richard holds an MSc in Strategic Management from University of Derby (UK), and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) from  the University of Malawi.

BIF Pigeon Peas Market Manager

Richard is currently the Pigeon Peas Marketing Manager under the Business Innovation Facility. He brings over 20 years of experience advising private companies, NGOs and African governments on agribusiness, managing credit, agricultural input supplies and rural markets. He has significant management experience having served in the roles of Country Director for Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, and as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Africa Region. Richard holds an MSc in Strategic Management from University of Derby (UK), and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) from  the University of Malawi.

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Samuel Martin

Samuel currently serves as the Pico Solar Products (PSP) Market Technical Advisor for the Business Innovation Facility Programme. Samuel brings over 10 years’ of experience working in energy markets with a background in renewable energy and sustainable development. Samuel is well accomplished in his respected line of work; having earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a Specialisation certificate in Technology and Sustainable Development the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

BIF Technical Advisor

Samuel currently serves as the Pico Solar Products (PSP) Market Technical Advisor for the Business Innovation Facility Programme. Samuel brings over 10 years’ of experience working in energy markets with a background in renewable energy and sustainable development. Samuel is well accomplished in his respected line of work; having earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a Specialisation certificate in Technology and Sustainable Development the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

David

David Bargh

David is the Aquaculture Specialist at Imani Development Malawi. In this role David is responsible for all Fisheries and Aquaculture initiatives in the SADC region for Imani Development, while also project managing various Agricultural and Value Chain initiatives, including the IFAW Chikolongo Farm Project. David holds a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture Development from the University of Stirling.

Consultant

David is the Aquaculture Specialist at Imani Development Malawi. In this role David is responsible for all Fisheries and Aquaculture initiatives in the SADC region for Imani Development, while also project managing various Agricultural and Value Chain initiatives, including the IFAW Chikolongo Farm Project. David holds a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture Development from the University of Stirling.

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Jonathan Throneycraft

Jonathan is a Consultant on the Monitoring and Evaluation team at Imani Development Malawi. Jonathan’s efforts at Imani have been directed towards projects with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); implementing field research on human-wildlife conflicts in communities around national parks in both Zambia and Malawi, where his fluency in Chichewa has proven to be an asset. Additionally, he manages and coordinates the use of digital software in data collection for Imani. Jonathan is originally from Malawi, and has a BSc Hons in Natural Sciences from Durham University, UK; combining subjects in Human and Physical Geography and Biological Science.

Consultant

Jonathan is a Consultant on the Monitoring and Evaluation team at Imani Development Malawi. Jonathan’s efforts at Imani have been directed towards projects with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); implementing field research on human-wildlife conflicts in communities around national parks in both Zambia and Malawi, where his fluency in Chichewa has proven to be an asset. Additionally, he manages and coordinates the use of digital software in data collection for Imani. Jonathan is originally from Malawi, and has a BSc Hons in Natural Sciences from Durham University, UK; combining subjects in Human and Physical Geography and Biological Science.

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Keith Bohannon

Keith is the Managing Consultant at Imani Development Malawi. In this role Keith is responsible for business strategy, staff management and development and consulting on Private Sector Development (PSD) projects including: sustainable livelihoods, value chain analysis, ethical and fair trade, monitoring and evaluation and agri-business. Previously, Keith worked with the Scotland Malawi Partnership, heading up their work on Sustainable Economic Development. Keith holds a Masters in Africa and International Development (MSc) from the University of Edinburgh, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Business Management from Lancaster University and a degree in Engineering (BEng) from the University of Limerick.

Managing Consultant

Keith is the Managing Consultant at Imani Development Malawi. In this role Keith is responsible for business strategy, staff management and development and consulting on Private Sector Development (PSD) projects including: sustainable livelihoods, value chain analysis, ethical and fair trade, monitoring and evaluation and agri-business. Previously, Keith worked with the Scotland Malawi Partnership, heading up their work on Sustainable Economic Development. Keith holds a Masters in Africa and International Development (MSc) from the University of Edinburgh, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Business Management from Lancaster University and a degree in Engineering (BEng) from the University of Limerick.

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Oswald Nyirenda

Oswald is the Research Coordinator for Imani Development Malawi. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing data collection activities for a wide range of consultancies in the economic, agricultural, private and public, and social sectors. Prior to joining Imani, Oswald served as a research supervisor for several research projects with the University of Malawi’s Center for Social Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture obtained from the University of Malawi.

Research Coordinator

Oswald is the Research Coordinator for Imani Development Malawi. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing data collection activities for a wide range of consultancies in the economic, agricultural, private and public, and social sectors. Prior to joining Imani, Oswald served as a research supervisor for several research projects with the University of Malawi’s Center for Social Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture obtained from the University of Malawi.

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Victor Mponda

Victor presently consults for Imani Development and the COWI Consortium as a Coordinator for the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition activities in Malawi. He holds an Msc in International Trade Policy from Lund University (Sweden); a B.soc.sc from the University of Malawi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Trade Policy from the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Tanzania). He is a dynamic professional with over 15 years’ experience in international development with inclination to international co-operation and donor project cycle management including application of various modalities including the UN, EU and GIZ disciplines and instruments.

Associate Consultant

Victor presently consults for Imani Development and the COWI Consortium as a Coordinator for the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition activities in Malawi. He holds an Msc in International Trade Policy from Lund University (Sweden); a B.soc.sc from the University of Malawi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Trade Policy from the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Tanzania). He is a dynamic professional with over 15 years’ experience in international development with inclination to international co-operation and donor project cycle management including application of various modalities including the UN, EU and GIZ disciplines and instruments.

Laura

Laura Courbois

Laura first joined Imani Development Malawi in 2014 and is currently serving as a consultant, with a specialised focus on M&E. In this role, she supports and leads the design and implementation of various learning, monitoring, and evaluation activities for programs focused on financial inclusion, private sector development, agriculture/agri-business, and community development. Previously, Laura worked for The SEEP Network, a global learning network dedicated to promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. Laura graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations.

Consultant

Laura first joined Imani Development Malawi in 2014 and is currently serving as a consultant, with a specialised focus on M&E. In this role, she supports and leads the design and implementation of various learning, monitoring, and evaluation activities for programs focused on financial inclusion, private sector development, agriculture/agri-business, and community development. Previously, Laura worked for The SEEP Network, a global learning network dedicated to promoting inclusive markets and financial systems. Laura graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations.

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Geoffrey Singini

Geoffrey is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Geoffrey’s primary responsibilities includes the handling of data management and field management functions; including designing research activities, data collection tools and translating data collection tools from English to Chichewa. Geoffrey is also a contributor to M&E projects having previously worked with Feed The Children as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer managing M&E systems. Before settling at Imani, Geoffrey earned a BSc in Mathematical Sciences Education from the University of Malawi – The Polytechnic and then went on to complete an MSc in Information Technology at Amity University.

BIF Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Geoffrey is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Geoffrey’s primary responsibilities includes the handling of data management and field management functions; including designing research activities, data collection tools and translating data collection tools from English to Chichewa. Geoffrey is also a contributor to M&E projects having previously worked with Feed The Children as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer managing M&E systems. Before settling at Imani, Geoffrey earned a BSc in Mathematical Sciences Education from the University of Malawi – The Polytechnic and then went on to complete an MSc in Information Technology at Amity University.

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Eric Chisali

Eric is the Agricultural Field Supervisor at the IFAW Funded Chikolongo farm project. Eric is responsible for implementing agricultural strategy: agricultural management, grain storage, and afforestation. Eric has a  BSc in Agricultural from LUANAR University.

IFAW Agricultural Field Supervisor

Eric is the Agricultural Field Supervisor at the IFAW Funded Chikolongo farm project. Eric is responsible for implementing agricultural strategy: agricultural management, grain storage, and afforestation. Eric has a  BSc in Agricultural from LUANAR University.

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Patience Chimbira

Patience is the head accountant at Imani Development. Her main responsibilities are financial accounts, preparing salaries, and managing the ICL accounts team. Before she worked at Imani, she was an Export Clerk at Union Transport, and an Administrator at Access Freight. She has a certificate in accounting, and is very close to obtaining her PAEC Diploma. Patience has been working at Imani since 2001, and is known as the Mother of the Office. According to Patience  “Everybody is important to somebody.”

Head Accountant

Patience is the head accountant at Imani Development. Her main responsibilities are financial accounts, preparing salaries, and managing the ICL accounts team. Before she worked at Imani, she was an Export Clerk at Union Transport, and an Administrator at Access Freight. She has a certificate in accounting, and is very close to obtaining her PAEC Diploma. Patience has been working at Imani since 2001, and is known as the Mother of the Office. According to Patience  “Everybody is important to somebody.”

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Frank Haji

Frank is an accountant at Imani Development. Frank helps with the Imani Consultants Limited Accounts and assists with handling taxes. He previously worked with Gold Mountain Media as an assistant accountant. He has a certificate in financial accounting from the Malawi College of Accountants.

Accountant

Frank is an accountant at Imani Development. Frank helps with the Imani Consultants Limited Accounts and assists with handling taxes. He previously worked with Gold Mountain Media as an assistant accountant. He has a certificate in financial accounting from the Malawi College of Accountants.

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Dorothy Kuthedze

Dorothy is a Business Administrator at Imani Development Malawi. In this role, she supports the consulting staff, oversees general office administration and human resources for the Blantyre office. Previously, Dorothy worked at Skyway Primary School as an administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management.

Business Administrator

Dorothy is a Business Administrator at Imani Development Malawi. In this role, she supports the consulting staff, oversees general office administration and human resources for the Blantyre office. Previously, Dorothy worked at Skyway Primary School as an administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management.

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Isaac Msiska

Isaac is an accountant at Imani Development. His main responsibilities include accounting for major projects, including MICF, IFAW, and Foster Lewis Business Services. Prior to working at Imani, Isaac was an assistant accountant at Cotton Ginners Ltd. He is currently doing a degree in accounting.

Accountant

Isaac is an accountant at Imani Development. His main responsibilities include accounting for major projects, including MICF, IFAW, and Foster Lewis Business Services. Prior to working at Imani, Isaac was an assistant accountant at Cotton Ginners Ltd. He is currently doing a degree in accounting.

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Ben Dzonzi

Ben is an office assistant at Imani Development. He is responsible for bank transfers, and  works closely with the accounting team to make sure that banking is handled efficiently. Previously, he worked with the French embassy and cultural centre, as a greeter and host. Ben speaks six languages: Chichewa, French, Shona, Zulu, English, and Boma.

Office Assistant

Ben is an office assistant at Imani Development. He is responsible for bank transfers, and  works closely with the accounting team to make sure that banking is handled efficiently. Previously, he worked with the French embassy and cultural centre, as a greeter and host. Ben speaks six languages: Chichewa, French, Shona, Zulu, English, and Boma.

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Patrick Phiri

Patrick is a Driver at Imani Development. He is a fixer, and has skills with time management, and vehicle maintenance. He previously worked with Silver Line Car Hire. He has a MSCE educational certificate.

Driver

Patrick is a Driver at Imani Development. He is a fixer, and has skills with time management, and vehicle maintenance. He previously worked with Silver Line Car Hire. He has a MSCE educational certificate.

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Madalitso Selenje

Madalitso is a driver at Imani Development Malawi. He is an efficient organized individual, with 10 years of experience working as the head driver at Imani Development Malawi. Mada has an MSCE, a Driving License C1, Category PG, a Moto Vehicle Grade 1, and has undertaken a chauffeur course.

Head Driver

Madalitso is a driver at Imani Development Malawi. He is an efficient organized individual, with 10 years of experience working as the head driver at Imani Development Malawi. Mada has an MSCE, a Driving License C1, Category PG, a Moto Vehicle Grade 1, and has undertaken a chauffeur course.

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Lusekero Kapito

Lusekelo is an accounts clerk at Imani Development Malawi. She manages the reception, receives visitors, helps with administrative accounting, bookings, travel, and generally keeps the office afloat. She is currently studying to become an accounting technician.

Accounts Clerk

Lusekelo is an accounts clerk at Imani Development Malawi. She manages the reception, receives visitors, helps with administrative accounting, bookings, travel, and generally keeps the office afloat. She is currently studying to become an accounting technician.

Catherine

Catherine Chitsulo

Catherine coordinates the needs and demands of Imani staff and clients, and gives administrative support to fellow employees by collaboratively and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply

 

Executive Administrative Assistant

Catherine coordinates the needs and demands of Imani staff and clients, and gives administrative support to fellow employees by collaboratively and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. She holds an Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply

 

William

William Chipapi

William is an office assistant at Imani Development Malawi. He helps to keep the whole office warm with coffee, tea, and water. He also helps to clean the internal premises of the office, and helps with catering for company meetings and events, and taking care of visitors. Previously William has been a personal chef.

Office Assistant

William is an office assistant at Imani Development Malawi. He helps to keep the whole office warm with coffee, tea, and water. He also helps to clean the internal premises of the office, and helps with catering for company meetings and events, and taking care of visitors. Previously William has been a personal chef.

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Montfort Chibambo

Montfort is a building manager at Imani Development. He gardens and helps with maintenance and upkeep around the property. He assists with tasks such as plumbing, electrical maintenance, and painting. He is working towards his MSCE certification.  He hopes to be able to work in rural community development in the future.

Building Manager

Montfort is a building manager at Imani Development. He gardens and helps with maintenance and upkeep around the property. He assists with tasks such as plumbing, electrical maintenance, and painting. He is working towards his MSCE certification.  He hopes to be able to work in rural community development in the future.

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Tobias Dominiko

Tobias works hand in hand with the Executive Administrative Assistant to help keep the Lilongwe Office running smoothly. Tobias helps to keep the Lilongwe office refreshed, providing tea, coffee, and water to employees. He also buys office groceries, and helps to clean the internal premises of the office, and buys office groceries. Tobias holds a M.S.C.E.

Office Assistant

Tobias works hand in hand with the Executive Administrative Assistant to help keep the Lilongwe Office running smoothly. Tobias helps to keep the Lilongwe office refreshed, providing tea, coffee, and water to employees. He also buys office groceries, and helps to clean the internal premises of the office, and buys office groceries. Tobias holds a M.S.C.E.

South Africa

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Andy Simpson

Andrew Simpson as Managing Director of Imani Development International has a proven track record of over 20 years in Senior Management positions with international companies across multi-site and multi-discipline teams. Among a wide array of competencies, he has extensive experience in operational performance management, organisational change, programme design/evaluation and training development across both the public/private sectors as well as on donor-funded programmes. Formerly the MD of Imani Development in South Africa, Andrew is now concurrently also the Managing Director of Imani Development International Ltd based in Cape Town, having led an MBO of the company in 2013.  Imani has operated as a leading economic development consultancy in southern and eastern Africa for more than 30 years.

His day-to-day role at Imani, as well as his previous experience as the Regional Brand Manager for Volkswagen UK for 12 years with oversight of 48 businesses, gives Andrew a wealth of experience and insight into business operations and change, project management and operational effectiveness. At Imani, Andrew has managed large development projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe for clients such as DFID and the European Commission. Mr. Simpson holds a B.Soc.Sc from the University of Birmingham (1988) and completed numerous courses in change management, leadership and coaching/mentorship through Volkswagen Management Training in the UK.

Managing Director, South Africa

Andrew Simpson as Managing Director of Imani Development International has a proven track record of over 20 years in Senior Management positions with international companies across multi-site and multi-discipline teams. Among a wide array of competencies, he has extensive experience in operational performance management, organisational change, programme design/evaluation and training development across both the public/private sectors as well as on donor-funded programmes. Formerly the MD of Imani Development in South Africa, Andrew is now concurrently also the Managing Director of Imani Development International Ltd based in Cape Town, having led an MBO of the company in 2013.  Imani has operated as a leading economic development consultancy in southern and eastern Africa for more than 30 years.

His day-to-day role at Imani, as well as his previous experience as the Regional Brand Manager for Volkswagen UK for 12 years with oversight of 48 businesses, gives Andrew a wealth of experience and insight into business operations and change, project management and operational effectiveness. At Imani, Andrew has managed large development projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe for clients such as DFID and the European Commission. Mr. Simpson holds a B.Soc.Sc from the University of Birmingham (1988) and completed numerous courses in change management, leadership and coaching/mentorship through Volkswagen Management Training in the UK.

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Nicholas Charalambides

Nick is a trade and regional integration specialist working extensively throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Recent projects in Eastern Africa have included support to South Sudan’s accession to the EAC, working with the Ministry of East African Community Affairs to enhance implementation of regional laws and commitments and for over two years he has been working with the Ministry of Trade in Rwanda developing a cross border trade policy, a national export strategy and assisting with trade negotiations. In Southern Africa his recent work has included developing a Trade Policy for Malawi, an Aid for Trade Strategy for Swaziland, assessing the impact of the SADC Trade Protocol, leading a trade negotiations capacity building project in Lesotho and studies on Non-Tariff Barriers. Notable written works include contributions to ‘Cape to Cairo: Exploring the Tripartite FTA Agenda‘ (Tralac, 2014) as well as ‘Non Tariff Measures – A Fresh Look at Trade Policy’s New Frontier‘ (Centre for Economic Policy Research / World Bank, 2012); papers written for the South African Institute for International Affairs including ‘Compliance with Regional Economic Community Law in EAC, ECOWAS and SADC Member States: The Role of Law and of Accountability‘ (2014) and ‘What Shoprite and Woolworths can tell us about Non-tariff Barriers‘ (2013); amongst others. Nick’s past work has also extended to the Caribbean, the Pacific and Eastern Europe. Before becoming a consultant, Nick worked for SADC, the European Commission and the Department for International Development (UK). He gained his Doctorate in Economics from the Centre for Study of African Economies, Oxford University.

Director, South Africa

Nick is a trade and regional integration specialist working extensively throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Recent projects in Eastern Africa have included support to South Sudan’s accession to the EAC, working with the Ministry of East African Community Affairs to enhance implementation of regional laws and commitments and for over two years he has been working with the Ministry of Trade in Rwanda developing a cross border trade policy, a national export strategy and assisting with trade negotiations. In Southern Africa his recent work has included developing a Trade Policy for Malawi, an Aid for Trade Strategy for Swaziland, assessing the impact of the SADC Trade Protocol, leading a trade negotiations capacity building project in Lesotho and studies on Non-Tariff Barriers. Notable written works include contributions to ‘Cape to Cairo: Exploring the Tripartite FTA Agenda‘ (Tralac, 2014) as well as ‘Non Tariff Measures – A Fresh Look at Trade Policy’s New Frontier‘ (Centre for Economic Policy Research / World Bank, 2012); papers written for the South African Institute for International Affairs including ‘Compliance with Regional Economic Community Law in EAC, ECOWAS and SADC Member States: The Role of Law and of Accountability‘ (2014) and ‘What Shoprite and Woolworths can tell us about Non-tariff Barriers‘ (2013); amongst others. Nick’s past work has also extended to the Caribbean, the Pacific and Eastern Europe. Before becoming a consultant, Nick worked for SADC, the European Commission and the Department for International Development (UK). He gained his Doctorate in Economics from the Centre for Study of African Economies, Oxford University.

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Taryn Campbell

Taryn Campbell holds a MA in Development Studies (cum laude) from the University of Warwick in the UK. Currently she manages the project development team in the Imani Cape Town office. Her consulting includes research, evaluation, and programme management in the areas of inclusive business development, social impact analysis, sustainable supply chain development, food security, and social entrepreneurship. She is experienced in project design, project planning, budget formulation, monitoring and evaluation, and proposal preparation. Previously Taryn worked for Fairtrade Label South Africa where she was involved in consumer facing market development.

Consultant

Taryn Campbell holds a MA in Development Studies (cum laude) from the University of Warwick in the UK. Currently she manages the project development team in the Imani Cape Town office. Her consulting includes research, evaluation, and programme management in the areas of inclusive business development, social impact analysis, sustainable supply chain development, food security, and social entrepreneurship. She is experienced in project design, project planning, budget formulation, monitoring and evaluation, and proposal preparation. Previously Taryn worked for Fairtrade Label South Africa where she was involved in consumer facing market development.

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Jaco Slabbert

Jaco has a long history working in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship. Having worked with a portfolio of over 30 social enterprises since 2006 in varying capacities at Heart Capital, he also established the South African offices of ProWorld Volunteers prior to their acquisition by Intrax, and headed up Communications and Marketing for the African Social Entrepreneurs Network.

Additional to his role at Imani Development, Jaco works with the Social Enterprise Academy as a supporting consultant on the UCT/UiO Learning Exchange programme.

Business Development Principal

Jaco has a long history working in inclusive business and social entrepreneurship. Having worked with a portfolio of over 30 social enterprises since 2006 in varying capacities at Heart Capital, he also established the South African offices of ProWorld Volunteers prior to their acquisition by Intrax, and headed up Communications and Marketing for the African Social Entrepreneurs Network.

Additional to his role at Imani Development, Jaco works with the Social Enterprise Academy as a supporting consultant on the UCT/UiO Learning Exchange programme.

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Elena Mancebo

Elena Mancebo is a Senior Consultant at Imani Development, where she focuses on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Over the past nine years she has led evaluations for governments, non-profit and development aid organisations working primarily in the African continent. Some of her present and past clients include the Western Cape provincial government in South Africa; Comic Relief; Development Bank of Southern Africa; or USAID. As a skilled evaluation designer and implementer, nothing has served her so well as her empathy, adaptation capacity and relationship-building skills.

She holds a BA (Honours) of Social Science, and a Masters in Political Science from Madrid, where she is originally from. The future of African cities is her latest passion, and she’s currently pursuing a PgD in Sustainable Development Planning at Stellenbosch University the Western Cape.

Senior Consultant

Elena Mancebo is a Senior Consultant at Imani Development, where she focuses on planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Over the past nine years she has led evaluations for governments, non-profit and development aid organisations working primarily in the African continent. Some of her present and past clients include the Western Cape provincial government in South Africa; Comic Relief; Development Bank of Southern Africa; or USAID. As a skilled evaluation designer and implementer, nothing has served her so well as her empathy, adaptation capacity and relationship-building skills.

She holds a BA (Honours) of Social Science, and a Masters in Political Science from Madrid, where she is originally from. The future of African cities is her latest passion, and she’s currently pursuing a PgD in Sustainable Development Planning at Stellenbosch University the Western Cape.

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Katlego Nkgudi

Katlego is a Consultant whose interests and experience range from agriculture and trade development for economic growth, to rural development and youth entrepreneurship. His sectoral expertise in international development, agriculture, and private sector development are complemented by his skills in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Sociology, as well as an Honours degree in Public Policy and Administration, both from the University of Cape Town (UCT). His thesis entitled “Market-based governance reform in the agricultural sector: Towards achieving economic growth in the small-scale agricultural sector in South Africa” was a survey and analysis of current agricultural policy in South Africa. Katlego has also completed additional training in Non-Profit Organisation Management through UCT’s GetSmarter platform.

Junior Consultant

Katlego is a Consultant whose interests and experience range from agriculture and trade development for economic growth, to rural development and youth entrepreneurship. His sectoral expertise in international development, agriculture, and private sector development are complemented by his skills in programme design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Sociology, as well as an Honours degree in Public Policy and Administration, both from the University of Cape Town (UCT). His thesis entitled “Market-based governance reform in the agricultural sector: Towards achieving economic growth in the small-scale agricultural sector in South Africa” was a survey and analysis of current agricultural policy in South Africa. Katlego has also completed additional training in Non-Profit Organisation Management through UCT’s GetSmarter platform.

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Mirabel Bausinger

Mirabel Bausinger is a Senior Consultant at Imani Development, with over two decades of experience working in trade facilitation, economic analysis and research, regional integration, and trade negotiations, and has worked extensively in East and Southern Africa for the past ten years. She holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Mirabel has successfully completed assignments for clients such as the World Bank, GIZ, various RECs (including SADC and the EAC), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.

Senior Consultant

Mirabel Bausinger is a Senior Consultant at Imani Development, with over two decades of experience working in trade facilitation, economic analysis and research, regional integration, and trade negotiations, and has worked extensively in East and Southern Africa for the past ten years. She holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Mirabel has successfully completed assignments for clients such as the World Bank, GIZ, various RECs (including SADC and the EAC), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.

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Gabriel Mukubvu

Gabriel Mukubvu is a Senior Accountant at Imani Development. He is a specialist management accountant familiar with group reporting, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, payroll processing, and project audits. Gabriel is also a registered tax practitioner. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) in Accounting from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  Prior to joining Imani, Gabriel worked for Teleperformance South Africa.

Senior Accountant

Gabriel Mukubvu is a Senior Accountant at Imani Development. He is a specialist management accountant familiar with group reporting, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, payroll processing, and project audits. Gabriel is also a registered tax practitioner. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) in Accounting from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  Prior to joining Imani, Gabriel worked for Teleperformance South Africa.

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Melanie-Anne Highburg

Melanie-Anne Highburg is an Assistant Bookkeeper at Imani Development. She has more than 20 years bookkeeping experience. Melanie-Anne started her career as an administrator before becoming an assistant accounts clerk. At Imani, she is responsible for processing supplier invoices and payments, processing credit card and bank account payments as well as petty cash management.

Assistant Bookkeeper

Melanie-Anne Highburg is an Assistant Bookkeeper at Imani Development. She has more than 20 years bookkeeping experience. Melanie-Anne started her career as an administrator before becoming an assistant accounts clerk. At Imani, she is responsible for processing supplier invoices and payments, processing credit card and bank account payments as well as petty cash management.

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Daly Bhowon

Daly Bhowon is a Projects Administration Manager at Imani Development. Her key duties involve contract review and management, project consultant management, drafting sub-contracts, deliverables follow-up, invoicing and client relationship management. She holds a Masters in Bio Chemistry from the University of Marseille in France. Before joining Imani, she worked as a Group Quality Assurance Manager for the largest beverage manufacturer in Mauritius.

Projects Administration Manager

Daly Bhowon is a Projects Administration Manager at Imani Development. Her key duties involve contract review and management, project consultant management, drafting sub-contracts, deliverables follow-up, invoicing and client relationship management. She holds a Masters in Bio Chemistry from the University of Marseille in France. Before joining Imani, she worked as a Group Quality Assurance Manager for the largest beverage manufacturer in Mauritius.

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Chloë Hebrard

Chloë Hebrard is a Personal Assistant & Front Office Manager at Imani Development. Her role is very fluid and involves among other things, managing the directors’ schedules and tasks, managing the team’s travel requirements, staff recruitment, coordination of inter and intra-office events, meetings and workshops, office administration, tender process assistance and preparation, and keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Chloë completed her matric and is currently studying towards a NQFL6 Diploma in Personal Assistant and Management. She has been with Imani since July 2015.

Personal Assistant & Front Office Manager

Chloë Hebrard is a Personal Assistant & Front Office Manager at Imani Development. Her role is very fluid and involves among other things, managing the directors’ schedules and tasks, managing the team’s travel requirements, staff recruitment, coordination of inter and intra-office events, meetings and workshops, office administration, tender process assistance and preparation, and keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Chloë completed her matric and is currently studying towards a NQFL6 Diploma in Personal Assistant and Management. She has been with Imani since July 2015.

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Marcus Coetzee

Marcus Coetzee is an Associate at Imani Development. He has over 20 years experience in providing strategic support to organizations that have a social impact primarily social enterprises, non-profit organizations, high-impact businesses and government departments. His speciality is strategy design, coaching social entrepreneurs and facilitation of strategic restructuring processes. Marcus holds a Master’s in Social Development (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape.

Associate

Marcus Coetzee is an Associate at Imani Development. He has over 20 years experience in providing strategic support to organizations that have a social impact primarily social enterprises, non-profit organizations, high-impact businesses and government departments. His speciality is strategy design, coaching social entrepreneurs and facilitation of strategic restructuring processes. Marcus holds a Master’s in Social Development (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape.

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Tembakazi Mhlebi

Tembakazi Mhlebi is the General Office Assistant at Imani Development. Thembi helps keep the Cape Town office running smoothly, including buying office groceries, cleaning, keeping the team refreshed with coffee and tea and attending to visitors. Before joining Imani, Thembi worked at Hotel Verde.

General Office Assistant

Tembakazi Mhlebi is the General Office Assistant at Imani Development. Thembi helps keep the Cape Town office running smoothly, including buying office groceries, cleaning, keeping the team refreshed with coffee and tea and attending to visitors. Before joining Imani, Thembi worked at Hotel Verde.

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Sean Schwager

Sean Schwager is a Junior Consultant at Imani Development. He holds a B.Com Management Studies degree specialising in Economics, at the University of Cape Town. Sean spent part of his studies in Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Mathematics, and worked briefly as a Software Tester. This background in computational sciences feeds into his primary interests in data management and analytics.

Junior Consultant

Sean Schwager is a Junior Consultant at Imani Development. He holds a B.Com Management Studies degree specialising in Economics, at the University of Cape Town. Sean spent part of his studies in Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Mathematics, and worked briefly as a Software Tester. This background in computational sciences feeds into his primary interests in data management and analytics.

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Chido Myambo

Chido Myambo is the Marketing and Communications Officer at Imani Development. Chido is responsible for content creation and management of all corporate communications. Her role also involves developing PR and marketing strategies as well as social media management. Before joining Imani, Chido worked for HiFly Marketing. She holds a Master’s in Development Finance with the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Marketing & Communications Officer

Chido Myambo is the Marketing and Communications Officer at Imani Development. Chido is responsible for content creation and management of all corporate communications. Her role also involves developing PR and marketing strategies as well as social media management. Before joining Imani, Chido worked for HiFly Marketing. She holds a Master’s in Development Finance with the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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Andrew Parker

Andrew is a Private Sector Development economist specialising in inclusive business, export development and industry collaboration. He has worked in investment and supply chain brokering, shipping logistics, education and nutrition across a range of African countries, private sector and export development, strategic review and business innovation. Andrew’s speciality is working with African companies and pro-poor organisations (from INGOs to farmer associations) to find the right business and investment models. Andrew’s work in the UK includes economic value analysis in renewable energy (for The Crown Estate) and for Scottish-African diaspora associations. Andrew has provided advisory support for, and conducted strategic reviews and evaluations of, trade and inclusive business projects for clients such as the Scottish Government, UNDP, WFP, DFID, SIDA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, ILO/SADC, Fairtrade International and Traidcraft. In 2009-2011, Andrew was the Malawi Country Manager for DFID’s Business Innovation Facility, and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). Andrew is the Vice-Chair for organisational development for the Scotland-Malawi Partnership. Based in the UK, Andrew works regularly across Africa alongside the wider Imani team.

Co-Director, UK

Andrew is a Private Sector Development economist specialising in inclusive business, export development and industry collaboration. He has worked in investment and supply chain brokering, shipping logistics, education and nutrition across a range of African countries, private sector and export development, strategic review and business innovation. Andrew’s speciality is working with African companies and pro-poor organisations (from INGOs to farmer associations) to find the right business and investment models. Andrew’s work in the UK includes economic value analysis in renewable energy (for The Crown Estate) and for Scottish-African diaspora associations. Andrew has provided advisory support for, and conducted strategic reviews and evaluations of, trade and inclusive business projects for clients such as the Scottish Government, UNDP, WFP, DFID, SIDA, The Commonwealth Secretariat, ILO/SADC, Fairtrade International and Traidcraft. In 2009-2011, Andrew was the Malawi Country Manager for DFID’s Business Innovation Facility, and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). Andrew is the Vice-Chair for organisational development for the Scotland-Malawi Partnership. Based in the UK, Andrew works regularly across Africa alongside the wider Imani team.

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Richard Hess

Richard is the founder and non-executive Chairman of the Imani Development Group with over 35 years’ experience working in Eastern and Southern Africa in economic development issues; having started Imani Development in 1982 in Zimbabwe. Richard is a recognized leading specialist in regional economic integration issues in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region; and in trade policy. He has consulted extensively for COMESA, EAC, IOC and SADC Secretariats for more than 20 years as well as for many of the main international development agencies and donors, including DFID, the EC, USAID, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and the UN. He is a highly experienced project manager, having previously directed a number of large donor-funded projects in the ACP region, including the DfID-funded Southern Africa Regional Trade Facilitation Programme for six years; and the EC-funded Cross-Border Initiative (CBI) for intra-regional trade, investment and payments in East and Southern Africa which ran for eight years. Under the CBI, Richard was responsible for organising several ministerial meetings and technical conferences. He has twice been engaged by the Global Coalition for Africa as an advisor to the Ministers on the subject of rationalization of regional integration institutions in Africa and was a member of special task force set up by the WTO to review the work of the Integrated Framework for LDCs.

Chairman, UK

Richard is the founder and non-executive Chairman of the Imani Development Group with over 35 years’ experience working in Eastern and Southern Africa in economic development issues; having started Imani Development in 1982 in Zimbabwe. Richard is a recognized leading specialist in regional economic integration issues in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region; and in trade policy. He has consulted extensively for COMESA, EAC, IOC and SADC Secretariats for more than 20 years as well as for many of the main international development agencies and donors, including DFID, the EC, USAID, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and the UN. He is a highly experienced project manager, having previously directed a number of large donor-funded projects in the ACP region, including the DfID-funded Southern Africa Regional Trade Facilitation Programme for six years; and the EC-funded Cross-Border Initiative (CBI) for intra-regional trade, investment and payments in East and Southern Africa which ran for eight years. Under the CBI, Richard was responsible for organising several ministerial meetings and technical conferences. He has twice been engaged by the Global Coalition for Africa as an advisor to the Ministers on the subject of rationalization of regional integration institutions in Africa and was a member of special task force set up by the WTO to review the work of the Integrated Framework for LDCs.

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Iain Gatward

Iain has a BSc in Marine Biology and MSc in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling, Scotland. Since completing his MSc in 2004 he has been working in environmental, aquaculture and development consultancy. Prior to joining Imani Development full-time Iain worked on Environmental Impact Assessments and associated studies for renewable energy systems and was also part of the management team for the Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade project with the Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling University. He currently works as a consultant and project manager for Imani Development in Scotland where he is responsible for managing and assisting with projects and proposals relating to trade, aquaculture and environment in the UK and Africa.

Co-Director, UK

Iain has a BSc in Marine Biology and MSc in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling, Scotland. Since completing his MSc in 2004 he has been working in environmental, aquaculture and development consultancy. Prior to joining Imani Development full-time Iain worked on Environmental Impact Assessments and associated studies for renewable energy systems and was also part of the management team for the Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade project with the Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling University. He currently works as a consultant and project manager for Imani Development in Scotland where he is responsible for managing and assisting with projects and proposals relating to trade, aquaculture and environment in the UK and Africa.

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Martin Eichhorn

Martin is a Development Economist with experience in industrial economics, trade, public transport and the economics of globalisation. He recently completed a 6 month Masters 2 Research (M2R) exchange at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, focussing on globalisation, trade and econometrics, and is a Masters of Commerce (MCom) candidate in Development Economics at the University of Cape Town. His MCom thesis focussed on the distributional incidence of road transport subsidies and subsidy instruments in Cape Town, and was entitled: “The Impact of Transport Subsidies, Pricing and Market Structure on Poverty and Inequality: The Case of the City of Cape Town”.

Economic Consultant

Martin is a Development Economist with experience in industrial economics, trade, public transport and the economics of globalisation. He recently completed a 6 month Masters 2 Research (M2R) exchange at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, focussing on globalisation, trade and econometrics, and is a Masters of Commerce (MCom) candidate in Development Economics at the University of Cape Town. His MCom thesis focussed on the distributional incidence of road transport subsidies and subsidy instruments in Cape Town, and was entitled: “The Impact of Transport Subsidies, Pricing and Market Structure on Poverty and Inequality: The Case of the City of Cape Town”.

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David Bargh

David is the Aquaculture Specialist at Imani Development Malawi. In this role David is responsible for all Fisheries and Aquaculture initiatives in the SADC region for Imani Development, while also project managing various Agricultural and Value Chain initiatives, including the IFAW Chikolongo Farm Project. David holds a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture Development from the University of Stirling.

Consultant

David is the Aquaculture Specialist at Imani Development Malawi. In this role David is responsible for all Fisheries and Aquaculture initiatives in the SADC region for Imani Development, while also project managing various Agricultural and Value Chain initiatives, including the IFAW Chikolongo Farm Project. David holds a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture Development from the University of Stirling.

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Shannon Anderson

Shannon joined the team in January 2017. She works predominantly on fisheries and aquaculture-related assignments, but also provides support to project work throughout Africa and undertakes local evaluations in Scotland and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Imani, Shannon worked as an environmental economist for 4 years, specialising in natural capital analysis for local nature partnerships and ecosystem services. She holds an MSc in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University and a BSc in Geography.

Consultant

Shannon joined the team in January 2017. She works predominantly on fisheries and aquaculture-related assignments, but also provides support to project work throughout Africa and undertakes local evaluations in Scotland and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Imani, Shannon worked as an environmental economist for 4 years, specialising in natural capital analysis for local nature partnerships and ecosystem services. She holds an MSc in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management from Cranfield University and a BSc in Geography.