Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
Based in Zambia. Vincent has been active for over a decade on issues related to community- based natural resources management. He has studied crop science, organic food certification, business administration, forest governance, and tropical forest sciences. Through his leadership of the Zambia Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Forum, he was been twice voted Best Environmental Activist in Zambia (in 2013 and 2014). He was the main litigant in a campaign against an Australian company to stop mining in the Lower Zambezi National Park: the high court granted a “stay” against the company. Vincent has worked in senior managerial positions for the Zambian office of Oxfam UK, the Southern Alliance For Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE), WWF, and FAO Forest and Farm Facility. He is a founding member of the Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN), a board member of the Natural Resources Consultative Forum (NRCF), and Secretary of the Board of the Southern Africa Community Based Natural Resources Management Forum (SACF). He brings to the Consortium rich and much-needed experience in networking and policy analysis.