The Centers

The Team

Professor Sosten Chiotha
ASSETS Country coordination Malawi

Regional Programme Director for Leadership for Environment and Development for Southern and Eastern Africa (Lead SEA). Sosten Chiotha has a bachelor of Education from the University of Malawi, a Masters degree in Medical parasitology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland (USA).

Dalitso Kafumbata

Dr Dalitso Kafumbata
University of Malawi, Chancellor College
ASSETS Postdoctoral researcher

Dalitso holds a faculty position in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is keen on applying systems thinking to natural resource management. Over the years, he has acquired field experience in participatory research methods and development communication to facilitate community development.

f-weltonWelton Phalira
LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa

Welton has an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Malawi and over 10 years work experience in development fields including environment and natural resources management, food security, and governance. Since March 2010 he has been Programme Manager for the Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme coordinated by LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa and implemented in collaboration with WorldFish and Malawi’s Department of Forestry.

JosephDr Joseph Nagoli
Senior Reserach Analyst
WorldFish Center, Malawi



Prof Charlie Shakleton
Full Professor & Head of Department
Rhodes University

Charlie Shackleton is Professor and Head of Department of Environmental Science at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Having trained as a plant ecologist, Charlie has many years of experience working in and leading interdisciplinary research teams investigating the links between use of natural resources and human wellbeing and poverty, and how unsustainable use impacts ecological and socio-economics dimensions of socio-ecological systems. Most of his work has been in rural areas of southern Africa, but more lately has included urban areas too.

Upcoming Events

all-day ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day
Modellers and social scientist of the ASSETS team meet to discuss latest data collections, visits the field sites and start working on joint publications.
all-day XIV World Forestry Congress
XIV World Forestry Congress
Sep 7 – Sep 11 all-day
XIV World Forestry Congress @ Durban | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa
Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future Preliminary Website

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