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.

Patrick LikongwePatrick Likongwe
LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa

Patrick Likongwe holds an MSc in Research Methods from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and also a BSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science from Bunda College of Agriculture, now LUANAR (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources). He has worked as Cages Manager with MALDECO Aquaculture and also worked as a Research Analyst with WorldFish, one of the institutions under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Currently is working with LEAD SEA as a Program Officer responsible for Research and Training in the ASSETS (Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems through Trade-Off Scenarios) research program.

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.


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