Sute C Mwakasungula
Executive Director

A full-time employee, Mr. Mwakasungula serves as Executive Director (ED), reporting to the Board of Directors, is responsible for working closely with the Board Chair and the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance function. The ED is ultimately responsible for the operation of all programs, the management of fiscal and material resources, the supervision of all staff, and for overseeing the delivery of SSLLP products and services to the intended beneficiaries. His main role includes providing strategic direction in implementation of the organization’s activities as well as to act as the secretary to the board of directors.

Currently, Mr. Sute Charles Mwakasungula is the Executive Director of Small Scale Livestock Promotion Program. He has worked for the institution in this position for the past seventeen years. Mr. Mwakasungula has a Master of Science in Animal Husbandry obtained in 1984 in Moscow, Russia. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Strategic Management from the University of Derby. Apart from this he also has an Advanced Diploma in Tropical Agriculture Extension from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Mr. S Mwakasungula has vast experience of over 30 years in project management, livestock husbandry, extension and rural development. He previously worked as Extension Advisor for Swiss supported Dairy Project in Southern Tanzania. His other areas of expertise include: cooperative/association development and natural resources management.

Kalimalwayo Sunday
Head of Programmes

Kalimalwayo is the current Head of Development Programs for SSLLP as well as the M and E lead for the EU-Funded CLIM project and has been with SSLLP for almost 8 years in various capacities. He is an experienced and qualified graduate with a demonstrated history of working in the agriculture and rural development industry. Kalima is skilled in Innovation Platforms, Value Chain Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluations, Sustainable Rural Development, Proposal Writing, and Program Management. Kalima is a strong research and development professional with a Master of Science (MSC) degree in Rural Development and Extension from the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi.

Kalima joined SSLLP in 2008 initially as an intern and worked from 2009 to 2012 as volunteer assistant monitoring and evaluation officer. He was formally employed as planning, monitoring, and evaluation officer in 2013 before being appointed as Project Manager (Enterprise Development) in 2014. Kalima’s main skills include social impact assessment, development planning, and farmer organizations. Kalima holds significant experience in development of viable women farmer organizations in the agriculture sector. He has an exceptional ability to apply relevant and proven research in helping rural women form vibrant and sustainable self-help groups. He will assist our innovation in formation of women groups as well as lead the extension team to support the input programme.

Claire Mwamwadi
Programme Officer - Livestock Production

The program officer coordinates, implements, monitors and evaluates activities in crop-livestock value chains. The program officer is also responsible for developmental and research problem identification, providing critiques of available data, research methodology and developmental interventions to inform practice. Claire Mwamadi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science obtained from Bunda College of Agriculture.

Vanessa Kuwali
Programme Communications Assistant


Her main duties include helping to implement communication projects and strategies, providing administrative support to programs and internal teams. Ms. Kuwali is also involved in creating and publishing content, brainstorming ideas and putting together newsletters and other publications. Ms. Kuwali corresponds with the monitoring and evaluation assistant to visit various project sites and gather data for reports. Ms. Kuwali holds a bachelors of arts in Media for development {communication for development} from Chancellor College. Vanessa has worked with Petronex Limited and Centre for Children’s affairs as a programs assistant (communications) and was also involved in data Collection for the CLIM ² project.

Tiyana Phiri
Programme M&E Assistant

Her duties include corresponding with SSLLP’s communications assistant to develop a bank of case studies and good practices to support overall activities. Ms. Tiyana Phiri also builds M&E reports based on requested data and assist with reports production and submission. Ms. Phiri holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Development Studies from the University of Livingstonia. She’s also a holder of a trained certificate in Monitoring and evaluation of Programs at Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), she also holds a higher Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management. Ms. Phiri has worked as an intern with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare at Karonga District Council office in 2015 were she was working as a Field assistant officer. She was also involved in data collection for the CLIM² project.

Temwa Mvula
District Field Coordinator

Holder of a diploma in food, nutrition and livelihood security from Natural resources college, he also has a bachelor’s of Arts in humanities degree from the university of Malawi; Chancellor College. His main duties include coordinating all SSLLP activities at district and EPA levels, he also assists farmers in various farming aspects {Livestock/crop production and Marketing}

Ken Gunsalu
District Field Coordinator

The district field coordinator’s main duties include coordinating all SSLLP activities at district and EPA levels, he also assists farmers in various farming aspects. Mr.Gunsalu is also responsible for nutrition coordinates the department’s work in human nutrition, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender programming and nutrition research and outreach. Ken has a BSc in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Bunda College of Agriculture. He has worked as a research assistant with Centre for Agriculture Research and Development (CARD), has conducted baseline survey and post project evaluation for the ICF and INVC extension Project. He underwent training in quantitative and qualitative research with the CARD Council. He is young, articulate with extensive specialized academic and professional experience in nutrition.

Helpless Mbale
District Field Coordinator

Helpless holds a diploma in Animal health and livestock production, he also has a diploma in business management/ administration and also a certificate in veterinary science. His main duties include coordinating all SSLLP activities at district and EPA levels, he also assists farmers in various farming aspects {Livestock/crop production and Marketing}

Maxwell Mwalubunju
Finance and Administartion Officer - CLIM 2 Project

The Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) is also a management position that reports directly to the ED. He or she is responsible for managing and controlling all finances in the organization and is responsible for human resources management. He reports to the Executive Director. The Manager ensures that all financial control systems are in place and the organization is accountable for all program and project funds.