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WWF Zambia appoints Nachilala Nkombo as new Country Director

Lusaka Times

Jan 2018

The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia has named Nachilala Nkombo as its new Country Director. Ms. Nkombo joins the conservation giant from the One Campaign in Johannesburg, South Africa where she was serving as Deputy Director for Africa.

Her role with WWF Zambia commenced on 11th January 2018.

This is according to a statement released by WWF Zambia Head of Communications and Marketing Eneya Phiri.

Frederick Kumah, Director of WWF Africa said “Ms. Nkombo comes to WWF with a wealth of leadership experience in international development. She was an exceptional candidate out of a pool of remarkable aspirants.”

“Ms. Nkombo is someone with demonstrated leadership credentials, a proven fundraiser and campaigner and a natural communicator who has great enthusiasm and passion for conservation and development. We are confident that she will spearhead the delivery of game changing conservation-driven development on behalf of the people of Zambia. From the entire WWF network, I wish to welcome Ms. Nkombo to WWF.”

Nachilala Nkombo has over 10 years management proficiency across various organizations where she successfully led a number of national and international policy reform initiatives.

Her leadership expertise covers a range of sustainable development policy areas.

Most recently she successfully led partnerships with the Africa Union, the African Development Bank, civil society and governments of Benin, Nigeria, Niger, South Africa, Mali, Senegal and Zambia focused on agriculture, nutrition health and land reform and investments.

Ms. Nkombo said, “I am excited to return to Zambia and honoured to lead WWF Zambia at such an important time when the country has geared itself to achieve its 2030 development goals. As a nation, we are facing several threats to the sustainability of our precious natural resources, I therefore look forward to working with our partners on initiatives that promote the sustainable use and protection of our country’s resources for the benefit of people and nature.”

Ms. Nkombo will lead the WWF Zambia team in implementing the new country conservation strategy that focuses on supporting the Zambian government deliver its 2030 growth and development goals as articulated in the 7th National Development Plan.

As a global thought leader, Ms. Nkombo is a member of the Malabo-Montpellier panel as well the Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2018 global food security report.

She is a Zambian national with a degree in Economics from the University of Zambia and a Master’s degree in public policy from Germany.

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