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Bright Sibale


MSc in Farming Systems, University of Malawi, 1996 (Malawi); Diploma in Project Management, Malawi Institute of Management / University of Cambridge, 2002

Bright is has more than 20 years experience in forestry, rural and agricultural development and specializes in project planning and management. He is currently Managing Director for the Centre for Development Management, a private consulting firm that provides policy advice, participatory development, capacity building and strategic development management services in various sectors especially in rural development, gender and HIV/AIDS, natural resources and agriculture. Bright has more than 15 years of professional work experience in the fields of pro-poor project planning and management, gender analysis and mainstreaming, poverty and food security analysis, project planning, monitoring and evaluation. He has 10 years of work in HIV and AIDS programming. Throughout his career in public services (in the Department of Forestry) and more recently as a consultant, his main responsibilities have been to design, implement rural development projects, policy formulation, and consultancy in rural development management, agriculture and the environment. He has worked for both national and international organisations where he has been involved in designing projects and implementing them. These has provided him with vast skills and experience on design and analysis of projects, research studies as well as a better understanding of the pertinent issues relating to poverty, food security, agriculture and environment in Malawi. He has also participated in the development of the National Growth Strategy where he worked hand in hand with the Chair as the Environmental subgroup. Bright has an incredible ability in poverty, social and gender analysis and is current Chairperson of the Malawi Gender Trainers Team. Bright was the national coordinator for the preparation of the Malawi National Forest Programme from 1999-2002.

Service areas:
climate change