Kasungu National Park
Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Head of Wildlife Research & Development for Kasungu National Park
I'm a proud Wildlife Research Scientist. Upon graduating with Bachelors Degree in Natural Resources Management from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in 2016, I joined various NGOs (United Purpose & Plan International Malawi) the same year I graduated. I served as Project Monitor for community resilient building under ECHO-MVAC WFP Protracted Relief Project in Dedza, Malawi from Oct 2016 to Dec 2016. Later I joined Plan International Malawi initially as a Community Development Facilitator Dec, 2016 and later as the Project Facilitator for Plan International Malawi-UNHCR Dzaleka Refugee Camp Project responsible for relief provision to refugees from April 2017 to Dec 2018. In a nutshell, i would say i started my carrier as a humanitarian worker from 2016 to 2018. This kept me reflecting that I needed to grow in real conservation lane where my total passion rests. This prompted me to resign. In no time i joined Department of National Parks and Wildlife as Parks and Wildlife Officer responsible for Wildlife Research and Development matters from Dec 2018 to date. My roles include but not limited to collection, analysis and compilation of biodiversity and ecological information, law enforcement and patrol effort analysis, leading wildlife population censuses and translocations, developing & compiling workplans, conducting human-wildlife conflict assessments and a focal point person for all other wildlife/community related research activities. Being with DNPW Malawi this far, I have attended various conservation trainings both within & beyond Malawi borders which have deepened my wildlife understanding and experience. I am very confident and optimistic this is my appropriate chosen carrier for me. I therefore have a potential to continuously grow in knowledge, skills and expertise in the chosen carrier path.