Today, PELUM Zambia applies a proactive operational approach that seeks to take on board more pertinent development and livelihood agenda for the purpose of promoting information sharing and networking. Through linkages, members share experiences and learn from each other a wide range of skills and base knowledge which they make use of in their projects.
PELUM Zambia works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, by fostering ecological land use management. The organisation was established in 1998 and has today over 30 member organisations ranging from international to local NGOs.
Over the past 12 years, PELUM Zambia has worked with its members to train and promote participatory ecological land use management methodologies, which embrace the areas of sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and food security.
The indigenous organisations run their programmes autonomously, but are still governed by certain common PELUM principles guiding the activities. The aim is to link member´s experiences and facilitate shared learning to improve the capabilities of each member organisation and to empower the network as a whole.
PELUM Association has over 200 CBOs in 10 African countries. Currently PELUM Association is formed by 217 Civil Society Organisations. In Addition to Zambia PELUM Association works in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Meet the Team
One of PELUM Zambia´s strategic objectives includes its human resources. A functional Secretariat made up of suitability qualified and well motivated staff is essential ‘engine’ of the organisation and PELUM Zambia continuously strengthens the capacities of the personnel to offer quality service for its members. Below you find the descriptions of our present Secretariat members.
Country Secretariat Co-ordinator
Mr. M. Wamunyima has over 10 years from the public sector, having worked at middle and senior management levels, designing and implementing policies in the Land and agriculture sector, youth and child development, as well as in the water sector. He joined PELUM Association as a Projects Manager before taking up the role of Country Coordinator.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, having majored in Sociology and a minor in Development Studies, and a Master of Business Administration. He has experience in research methodologies, policy analysis, strategic planning and organisational development skills.
Assistant Programs Officer
Ms Tembo has over 12 years work experience in NGO work. She has worked at Community level as Community Development Facilitator in primary health care and sanitation; food security and income generation; sponsorship and capacity building; early childhood care and development; and community mobilization.
Ms Tembo has been trained in research ethics, project planning and management, presentation skills, peer education, AIDS competence and gender awareness..
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