Dr Rodgers Lubilo – Chairman
Doc Rodgers Lubilo – Board Chairperson – Ph.D Wageningen University, The Netherlands- Cd Conservation governance and rural development expert
He has 23 years of experience working working for CBNRM programmes in Zambia and the region. He specializes in Institutional management, organization and development, Benefit sharing mechanisms, building rural democracy and accountability. He has over the years worked in Zambia, Namibia’s communal conservancy programme, South Africa working with Somkhanda Community Trust in Kwazulu Natal, Makuleleke CPA, teaching at Southern African wildlife college and setup a Mangalance CBNRM programme in Mozambique.
Dr Stellah Mungaila – Vice Chair
Dr. Stellah Mungaila is the current Vice Chairperson for the Board. She holds a Primary School Teachers’ Certificate, a Secondary School Teachers’ Diploma, B.A in Education (major in Psychology), Master of Arts in Gender studies and a PhD in Gender studies from the University of Zambia.
She joined the forum as a member of the Training Working Group in 2008 and actively participated in the development of a short course in Community Based Natural Resources Management the first of its kind in Zambia. She has vast experience in strategic planning, policy analysis, Curriculum development, Gender assessment, Gender analysis and Gender mainstreaming skills. She is an expert in applied and transformational gender issues and has the ability to apply it in any situation for sustainable development.
She has presented both local and international papers in Education and Gender and has trained and sensitized both individuals and decision makers in Gender issues. She continues to give guidance to the forum on how gender can add value to natural resource management.
Edah Chimya – Board treasurer
Edah Gondwe Chimya is a Feminist, leader of one of the lead Women led Environmental NGOs in Zambia. She is a Financial Expert, An Economist with a background in Accounting and Marketing. Her integrity revolve around ensuring connectivity of the three pillars of Sustainable Development which are Social, Environment and Economic.
Hon. Annie Kapapula Landu
A natural Scientist by profession, Honorable Annie Kapapula-Landu M.B.E is a communications specialist who, in 2013 was anointed by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Most Venerable Order of St John Hospital of Jerusalem in recognition of her outstanding service to the first aid training provider in Zambia. Annie worked tirelessly to provide facilities and equipment to young people across Zambia and spearheaded partnerships to deliver grassroots training in avoiding HIV infection. Annie worked with international partners such as Unicef, Care/Plan international, VSO, Sight Savers, and many more. She’s received multiple awards for her work with young people and her commitment to providing safe screening and testing areas.
She has had in the recent past a rural agriculture project with a threshold of 1$million budget recommended by the European Union as part of an agricultural stimulating Investment analysis driven through ZDA. Annie is currently volunteering as a Technical Adviser to Green Earth Zambia, a local conservation NGO driving the light of Climate Change and its effect on Zambia.
Outside her professional field, Annie is particularly keen on enhancing understanding the world to enable people work together towards peace and justice.
Monica Meya Chundama is an environmental expert. She has many years of experience in the environment sector having held senior positions both as an executive and as a volunteer. She is the current Board Chairperson of the Zambia Climate Change Network and also serves on the board of Environment Africa Trust, apart from her work as an independent consultant.
Monica’s experience in environment and natural resource management, including community based natural resource management, policy analysis, programme and project evaluations and strategic planning uniquely places her in a position to positively contribute to the growth of the Zambia Community Natural Resources Management Forum.
Monica holds a Post Grad. Dip. Natural Resources Management and a MSc in Management of Natural Resources from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway. She also holds a B.A with Ed. Degree from the University of Zambia, Lusaka
Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Muwezwa
Senior Chief Luembe
Based in Zambia, Vincent has been active for over a decade on issues related to community- based natural resources management. He has studied crop sciences, organic food certification, business administration, forest governance and tropical forest sciences.
Through his leadership of the Zambia Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Forum the organization was voted twice as Best Environmental Activist in Zambia (in 2013 and 2014). He was the main litigant on a campaign against mining in the Lower Zambezi National Park by an Australian company and managed put a stay in the high court; has worked in senior managerial positions for the Zambia office of Oxfam UK, the Southern Alliance For Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE) and FAO Forest and Farm Facility. Vincent is a founding member of the Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN), Board Chairperson for Center for Environmental Justice (CEJ), a board member of the Natural Resources Consultative Forum (NRCF) and Board member of the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW).
Mr. Ernest Chingaipe is a founder member of the ZCBNRM Forum stationed at Zambia Forestry College in Kitwe on the Copperbelt where he lectures in CBNRM and Natural Resources Law and Policy. Having served in the capacity of Project Coordinator from the time of inception of the CBNRM component at this college and having lived and worked in many parts of the country under the ADMADE programme, Conservation Lower Zambezi and the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society developing outreach programmes for schools and communities,
Mr. Chingaipe brings to the Board his “hands-on” expertise in participatory natural resources assessment, community project identification, local community enterprise development and the adaptive use of the data management tool called the Management Orientated Monitoring System (MOMS).
Doctor Patricia Mupeta-Muyamwa
She is a natural resource governance specialist, with twenty years of experience in protected area management, community conservation and rural development. She currently works for The Nature Conservancy, Africa program. She is the Africa Integrated Landscapes Strategy Director for Africa. This is a program that helps communities secure rights to land and natural resources, help improve biodiversity conservation and secure sustainable financing options. Her work also supports a network (Africa Conservation Leadership Network) of leaders from conservation organizations in East and Southern Africa. This network trains executive directors in systems leadership. Patricia obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Florida, School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2012. Her research examined factors that lead to improved local democratic governance in community conservation programs in Botswana and Zambia. She has worked for TNC the last seven years.