LEAD – Staff

 Sosten Chiotha, Regional Director

Recent projects I have been involved in include ecosystem management, food security and resilience to climate change for both urban and rural areas. I have accumulated 25 years of research, collaboration and networking experience, from grass roots to policy makers. I am involved in the Adaptability, Food Security, Risk, and the Right to the City in Sub-Saharan Africa (Africity) along with  6 partners (Funders Germany DAAD and BMBF.) and Transformative, Transgressive learning in times of climate change (T-Learning) involving 9 partners in 9 countries on 4 continents.

Patrick Likongwe, Programme Officer – Research and Training

Patrick is currently working with LEAD as a research and training programme officer, providing support in research related projects and training others in climate change mitigation and adaptation, environment and natural resource management.

He is currently researching on Adaptability, Food Security and Risk and the Right to City in sub-Saharan Africa: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Infrastructure (AFRICITY). He is focusing on the urban ecosystem services through understanding the status of this GI within the city and how best it can be enhanced to support in resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

In relation to the BRECcIA project, with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, his contribution is to support the achievement of the small research project in the comprehensive assessment of small scale irrigation cropland using Remotely Piloted Aircrafts in the Lake Chilwa basin.

Sphiwe ‘Phiwe’ Nyalugwe, Project Officer

Sphiwe graduated from the University of Malawi with a Bachelor of science in Environmental Science in 2014. Since then she has worked with different organisations and in different positions. For instance, for over three years she worked as a lecturer in environmental management and organic farming in different higher learning institutions, including Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ShareWord University from 2015 to 2018. She has also worked as an Environmental Officer and later as a District Coordinator at Emmanuel International from 2018 to 2019.