TEAM

James Gondwe

James Gondwe

Executive Director

James is responsible for overall strategic direction, oversight and management of the Centre for Youth and Development. Previously worked with International and Local NGOs in Malawi and the Government Community Development. He has over 10 years of practical experience managing Community Development programs.

Chifundo Chidumu

Chifundo Chidumu

Finance and Administration Manager

Chifundo has over 7 years of experience in the finance sector. She is a diligent young lady, multi skilled, self-motivated and committed to her work, running passion projects within the organization especially on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights targeting girls and women. Her MOTO is ‘Never give up’.

Vigilant Mtambo Vijimbo

Vigilant Mtambo Vijimbo

Technical Lead (ICT)

Vigilant holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology from mzuzu University. He is a computer hardware, software and Network tech lead at Centre for Youth and Development. I always put the needs of project end-users first to ensure that my work is practical and usable.

Doreen Eddah Norah Luhanga

Doreen Eddah Norah Luhanga

ICT Administration

Doreen Eddah Norah Luhanga is an ICT Project Administrator for Centre for Youth and Development. Graduated from University of Livingstonia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. Previously worked as an assistant Management Information Systems officer at Chitipa District Council.

Peter Mlauzi

Peter Mlauzi

Field Officer

Peter holds a diploma in irrigation technology at LUANAR and he is a field officer at centre for youth and development where he works with young farmers in the rural areas in basic financial literacy through village savings and loan model, entrepreneurship and agribusiness. .

Miriam Sphiwe Mwaphoka

Miriam Sphiwe Mwaphoka

Field Officer

Miriam is a hard working lady, who loves working with farmers in rural communities for so many reasons including imparting them with knowledge and skills of good agricultural practices that they are self reliant in crop production and are able to transform their livelihoods with the proceeds they get after selling their produce.

Yewo Msiska

Yewo Msiska

Project Cordinator (TEGA)
Sylvester Mtumbuka

Sylvester Mtumbuka

Technician (ICT)

Sylvester joined CYD as a volunteer in 2017. He has been working as an IT Technician since 2019. He holds a BSc. in Information and Communication Technology from Mzuzu University. His role includes checking all PCs are in full working condition before being deployed to schools, Setting up computers and networks in schools and ongoing maintenance, Training Teachers and any other IT related work.

Nat Tantakasem

Nat Tantakasem

Project Development Consultant

Nat started working with the CYD as part of her MSc International Development and remains involved from her base in Thailand. An enthusiast of social innovations and sustainable development, she has 5+ years of experience in development practice and has conducted assignments in Fiji, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan.